1936 Minnesota gubernatorial election

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Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1936

← 1934 November 3, 1936 1938 →
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Nominee Elmer Austin Benson Martin A. Nelson
Party Farmer–Labor Republican
Popular vote 680,342 431,841
Percentage 60.74% 38.55%

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County Results


Benson:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%
Nelson      40-50%      50-60%



Governor before election

Hjalmar Petersen
Farmer–Labor

Elected Governor

Elmer Austin Benson
Farmer–Labor

The 1936 Minnesota gubernatorial election took place on November 3, 1936. Farmer–Labor Party candidate Elmer Austin Benson defeated Republican Party of Minnesota challenger Martin A. Nelson. The Democrats did not field a candidate.

Results[edit]

1936 Gubernatorial Election, Minnesota
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Farmer–Labor Elmer Austin Benson 680,342 60.74% +16.12%
Republican Martin A. Nelson 431,841 38.55% +0.83%
Industrial Earl Stewart 7,996 0.71% n/a
Majority 248,501 22.18%
Turnout 1,120,179
Farmer–Labor hold Swing

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