1936 United States presidential election in South Carolina

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United States presidential election in South Carolina, 1936

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Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Alfred Landon
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Kansas
Running mate John Nance Garner Frank Knox
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 113,791 1,646
Percentage 98.57% 1.43%

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County results
Roosevelt
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President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

The 1936 United States presidential election in South Carolina was held on November 3, 1936. The state voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

South Carolina voted for Democratic Party candidate and incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt, over Republican Party candidate incumbent Governor of Kansas Alf Landon. Roosevelt, who won the state by a landslide margin of 97.14 percent, carried all counties with over ninety percent of the vote, and his 98.57 percent of the popular vote is the highest for any presidential candidate in South Carolina since popular voting was first used in the 1868 election.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in South Carolina, 1936[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic Franklin Delano Roosevelt of New York John Nance Garner of Texas 113,791 98.57% 8 100.00%
Republican Alf Landon of Kansas Frank Knox of Illinois 1,646[a] 1.43% 0 0.00%
Total 115,437 100.00% 8 100.00%

Results by county[edit]

County Roosevelt# Roosevelt% Landon# Landon% Total votes cast[2]
Abbeville 1,265 98.21% 23 1.79% 1,288
Aiken 3,298 98.95% 35 1.05% 3,333
Allendale 1,236 99.76% 3 0.24% 1,239
Anderson 4,025 99.36% 26 0.64% 4,051
Bamberg 1,542 99.68% 5 0.32% 1,547
Barnwell 2,157 99.91% 2 0.09% 2,159
Beaufort 501 92.10% 43 7.90% 544
Berkeley 690 98.85% 8 1.15% 698
Calhoun 821 99.88% 1 0.12% 822
Charleston 8,015 95.05% 417 4.95% 8,432
Cherokee 2,280 99.00% 23 1.00% 2,303
Chester 2,155 99.49% 11 0.51% 2,166
Chesterfield 3,192 99.44% 18 0.56% 3,210
Clarendon 1,260 98.67% 17 1.33% 1,277
Colleton 1,463 99.46% 8 0.54% 1,471
Darlington 1,995 99.40% 12 0.60% 2,007
Dillon 1,104 99.55% 5 0.45% 1,109
Dorchester 889 96.95% 28 3.05% 917
Edgefield 1,304 99.92% 1 0.08% 1,305
Fairfield 1,005 98.72% 13 1.28% 1,018
Florence 4,194 99.41% 25 0.59% 4,219
Georgetown 1,273 95.43% 61 4.57% 1,334
Greenville 8,310 98.91% 92 1.09% 8,402
Greenwood 3,064 99.38% 19 0.62% 3,083
Hampton 1,253 99.37% 8 0.63% 1,261
Horry 2,927 100.00% 0 0.00% 2,927
Jasper 452 99.12% 4 0.88% 456
Kershaw 1,400 98.59% 20 1.41% 1,420
Lancaster 2,631 100.00% 0 0.00% 2,631
Laurens 3,069 99.58% 13 0.42% 3,082
Lee 1,045 99.52% 5 0.48% 1,050
Lexington 2,138 98.53% 32 1.47% 2,170
Marion 656 98.80% 8 1.20% 664
Marlboro 1,219 99.59% 5 0.41% 1,224
McCormick 988 99.30% 7 0.70% 995
Newberry 2,615 99.66% 9 0.34% 2,624
Oconee 2,057 97.49% 53 2.51% 2,110
Orangeburg 2,947 98.04% 59 1.96% 3,006
Pickens 2,678 98.17% 50 1.83% 2,728
Richland 6,728 97.79% 152 2.21% 6,880
Saluda 1,324 99.25% 10 0.75% 1,334
Spartanburg 10,739 98.41% 173 1.59% 10,912
Sumter 2,062 97.26% 58 2.74% 2,120
Union 3,458 99.74% 9 0.26% 3,467
Williamsburg 1,284 99.53% 6 0.47% 1,290
York 3,083 97.81% 69 2.19% 3,152
Totals 113,791 98.57% 1,646 1.43% 115,437

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Landon total is a fusion of 953 "Tolbert" and 693 "Hambright" ticket votes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1936 Presidential General Election Results - South Carolina". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  2. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; p. 395 ISBN 0405077114