1936 United States presidential election in South Dakota

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1936 United States presidential election in South Dakota

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  Franklin D. Roosevelt - NARA - 196715.jpg LandonPortr.jpg
Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Alf Landon
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Kansas
Running mate John Nance Garner Frank Knox
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 160,137 125,977
Percentage 54.02% 42.49%

South Dakota presidential election results, 1936.svg
County results

Roosevelt:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%

Landon:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%

The 1936 United States presidential election in South Dakota took place on November 3, 1936, as part of the 1936 United States presidential election. Voters chose four representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

South Dakota voted for the Democratic candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt over Republican candidate Alf Landon. Roosevelt won South Dakota by a margin of 11.53%.

Background[edit]

Primary elections[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, held on May 5, 1936.[1]

1936 South Dakota Democratic Primary - Results
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
Franklin D. Roosevelt 48,262 100.00% 8
Total 48,262 100.00% 8

Republican primary[edit]

U.S. Senator William Borah from Idaho and former South Dakota Governor Warren E. Green (leading a "No Preference" delegate list) faced off in the Republican primary, held on May 5, 1936.[1]

1936 South Dakota Republican Primary - Results
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
Warren E. Green/No Preference 44,518 50.14% 8
William Borah 44,261 49.86% 0
Total 88,779 100.00% 8

General election[edit]

The general election was held on November 3, 1936. Armstrong County did not participate.

1936 United States presidential election in South Dakota - Results[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes % Electoral votes
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt John Nance Garner 160,137 54.02% 4
Republican Alf Landon Frank Knox 125,977 42.49% 0
Union William Lemke Thomas C. O'Brien 10,338 3.49% 0
Total 296,452 100.0% 4


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b South Dakota Department of Finance. South Dakota legislative manual 1937. p. 382-384.
  2. ^ "1936 Presidential General Election Results - South Dakota". Retrieved November 4, 2018.