1936 United States presidential election in Maine

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United States presidential election in Maine, 1936

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  LandonPortr.jpg Franklin D. Roosevelt - NARA - 196715.jpg
Nominee Alf Landon Franklin D. Roosevelt
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Kansas New York
Running mate Frank Knox John Nance Garner
Electoral vote 5 0
Popular vote 168,823 126,333
Percentage 55.49% 41.52%

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President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic


The 1936 United States presidential election in Maine was held on November 3, 1936 as part of the 1936 United States presidential election. The state voters chose five electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Maine voted for Republican Party candidate Alf Landon of Kansas, over Democratic Party candidate and incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Landon won Maine by a margin of 13.97 percent, making it his best state in the Union, and with 55.49% of the popular vote, made it his second strongest state after nearby Vermont.[1] This Landon achieved despite losing two counties (Washington and York) that had voted for Herbert Hoover in 1932, as he made gains of up to ten percent in the rock-ribbed Yankee counties of Hancock, Lincoln and Waldo.

Maine had been one of only six states to vote to re-elect Hoover, the embattled incumbent Republican president, over FDR in the latter's 1932 landslide, and in 1936, it was one of only two states in the entire nation (along with nearby Vermont) to vote for Alf Landon over the wildly popular Roosevelt. Maine and Vermont ultimately would be the only states to reject FDR in all four of his presidential campaigns.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Maine, 1936[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Alf Landon of Kansas Frank Knox of Texas 168,823 55.49% 5 100.00%
Democratic Franklin Delano Roosevelt of New York John Nance Garner of Texas 126,333 41.52% 0 0.00%
Union William Lemke of North Dakota Thomas C. O'Brien of Massachusetts 7,581 2.49% 0 0.00%
Socialist Norman Thomas of New York George A. Nelson of Wisconsin 783 0.26% 0 0.00%
Prohibition David Leigh Colvin of New York Claude A. Watson of California 334 0.11% 0 0.00%
Communist Earl Russell Browder of Kansas James W. Ford of New York 257 0.08% 0 0.00%
Socialist Labor John W. Aiken of Connecticut Emil F. Teichert of New York 129 0.18% 0 0.00%
Total 304,240 100.00% 5 100.00%

Results by county[edit]

Alfred Mossman Landon
Republican
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Democratic
William Frederick Lemke[3]
Union
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[4]
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Androscoggin 10,480 38.14% 16,657 60.62% 250 0.91% 90 0.33% -6,177 -22.48% 27,477
Aroostook 14,708 64.69% 7,704 33.88% 218 0.96% 106 0.47% 7,004 30.81% 22,736
Cumberland 30,021 55.56% 22,895 42.37% 904 1.67% 210 0.39% 7,126 13.19% 54,030
Franklin 4,957 62.53% 2,859 36.06% 82 1.03% 30 0.38% 2,098 26.47% 7,928
Hancock 9,151 72.06% 3,315 26.10% 187 1.47% 47 0.37% 5,836 45.96% 12,700
Kennebec 14,987 55.34% 11,268 41.61% 706 2.61% 120 0.44% 3,719 13.73% 27,081
Knox 6,567 60.36% 3,991 36.69% 252 2.32% 69 0.63% 2,576 23.67% 10,879
Lincoln 5,252 72.62% 1,850 25.58% 87 1.20% 43 0.59% 3,402 47.04% 7,232
Oxford 8,778 57.13% 5,836 37.98% 619 4.03% 133 0.87% 2,942 19.15% 15,366
Penobscot 19,077 60.82% 9,732 31.03% 2,318 7.39% 241 0.77% 9,345 29.79% 31,368
Piscataquis 4,057 55.61% 3,051 41.82% 151 2.07% 36 0.49% 1,006 13.79% 7,295
Sagadahoc 3,707 51.99% 3,273 45.90% 125 1.75% 25 0.35% 434 6.09% 7,130
Somerset 7,558 56.91% 5,282 39.77% 334 2.51% 107 0.81% 2,276 17.14% 13,281
Waldo 5,309 64.97% 2,678 32.77% 159 1.95% 26 0.32% 2,631 32.20% 8,172
Washington 6,387 44.06% 7,925 54.67% 129 0.89% 54 0.37% -1,538 -10.61% 14,495
York 17,827 48.09% 18,017 48.60% 1,060 2.86% 166 0.45% -190 -0.51% 37,070
Totals 168,823 55.49% 126,333 41.52% 7,581 2.49% 1,503 0.49% 42,490 13.97% 304,240

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1936 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ "1936 Presidential General Election Results - Maine". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  3. ^ Géoelections; 1936 Presidential Election Popular Vote (.xlsx file for €15 on request)
  4. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; p. 203 ISBN 0405077114