1936 United States presidential election in New Mexico

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United States presidential election in New Mexico, 1936

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Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Alf Landon
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Kansas
Running mate John N. Garner Frank Knox
Electoral vote 3 0
Popular vote 106,037 61,727
Percentage 62.7% 36.5%

The 1936 United States presidential election in New Mexico took place on November 3, 1936. All contemporary forty-eight states were part of the United States presidential election. New Mexico voters chose three electors to represent them in the Electoral College, which voted for President and Vice President.

New Mexico was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a 26-point sweep-out landslide against Kansas Governor Alf Landon. Roosevelt won every county in the state bar Socorro County:[1] this is the last time a Democrat has ever carried Lincoln County, which is easily the longest run of voting Republican in any New Mexico county.[2]

Union Party candidate William Lemke made a small splash in New Mexico and elsewhere in the United States, winning 924 votes, 0.5 percent of the state’s total, substantially less than he won in many other states like Rhode Island, Oregon and his home state of North Dakota.[3]

Results[edit]

Presidential candidate Party Home state Popular vote Electoral
vote
Running mate
Count Percentage Vice-presidential candidate Home state Electoral vote
Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic New York 106,037 62.69% 3 John Nance Garner Texas 3
Alf Landon Republican Kansas 61,727 36.50% 0 Frank Knox Illinois 0
William Lemke Union North Dakota 924 0.55% 0 Thomas C. O'Brien Massachusetts 0
Norman Thomas Socialist New York 343 0.20% 0 George A. Nelson Wisconsin 0
D. Leigh Colvin Prohibition New York 62 0.04% 0 Claude A. Watson California 0
Earl Browder Communist Kansas 43 0.03% 0 James W. Ford New York 0
Total 169,176 100% 3 3
Needed to win 266 266

Results by county[edit]

Franklin Delano Roosevelt[4]
Democratic
Alfred Mossman Landon[4]
Republican
William Frederick Lemke[5]
Union
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin
County % # % # % # % # % #
Lea 86.95% 3,905 12.22% 549 0.40% 18 0.42% 19 74.73% 3,356
Curry 80.89% 4,689 17.65% 1,023 0.64% 37 0.83% 48 63.24% 3,666
Eddy 80.17% 4,349 18.93% 1,027 0.53% 29 0.37% 20 61.24% 3,322
Quay 79.79% 3,423 19.02% 816 0.89% 38 0.30% 13 60.77% 2,607
Roosevelt 76.55% 2,951 17.56% 677 5.01% 193 0.88% 34 58.99% 2,274
Hidalgo 76.42% 1,115 22.34% 326 0.89% 13 0.34% 5 54.08% 789
De Baca 69.18% 1,010 30.41% 444 0.07% 1 0.34% 5 38.77% 566
Doña Ana 68.43% 5,544 30.78% 2,494 0.51% 41 0.28% 23 37.65% 3,050
Grant 67.88% 3,215 31.02% 1,469 0.80% 38 0.30% 14 36.86% 1,746
Bernalillo 67.78% 15,305 31.47% 7,107 0.47% 106 0.28% 64 36.31% 8,198
Luna 63.37% 1,500 34.05% 806 2.20% 52 0.38% 9 29.32% 694
Catron 64.08% 1,456 35.12% 798 0.40% 9 0.40% 9 28.96% 658
McKinley 64.05% 2,526 35.60% 1,404 0.13% 5 0.23% 9 28.45% 1,122
Chaves 62.62% 4,394 35.70% 2,505 1.20% 84 0.48% 34 26.92% 1,889
Colfax 62.56% 4,661 36.84% 2,745 0.43% 32 0.17% 13 25.72% 1,916
Sierra 61.94% 1,587 37.12% 951 0.62% 16 0.31% 8 24.82% 636
Union 61.05% 2,605 38.08% 1,625 0.68% 29 0.19% 8 22.97% 980
Otero 59.28% 1,989 39.73% 1,333 0.69% 23 0.30% 10 19.55% 656
Harding 58.83% 1,276 40.94% 888 0.00% 0 0.23% 5 17.89% 388
San Miguel 56.84% 6,199 43.07% 4,697 0.05% 5 0.05% 5 13.77% 1,502
Lincoln 55.51% 2,021 43.37% 1,579 0.82% 30 0.30% 11 12.14% 442
Torrance 55.50% 2,346 43.60% 1,843 0.64% 27 0.26% 11 11.90% 503
Santa Fe 55.20% 6,145 44.56% 4,960 0.11% 12 0.13% 15 10.64% 1,185
Guadalupe 55.14% 2,187 44.76% 1,775 0.08% 3 0.03% 1 10.38% 412
Sandoval 53.72% 2,094 46.18% 1,800 0.05% 2 0.05% 2 7.54% 294
Rio Arriba 53.29% 4,691 46.50% 4,093 0.12% 11 0.08% 7 6.79% 598
San Juan 51.97% 1,530 45.69% 1,345 1.63% 48 0.71% 21 6.28% 185
Valencia 53.03% 3,336 46.75% 2,941 0.06% 4 0.16% 10 6.28% 395
Mora 52.06% 2,460 47.81% 2,259 0.08% 4 0.04% 2 4.25% 201
Taos 51.03% 3,051 48.80% 2,918 0.12% 7 0.05% 3 2.23% 133
Socorro 49.31% 2,477 50.37% 2,530 0.14% 7 0.18% 9 -1.06% -53

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: New Mexico counties: plurality winners, 1936
  2. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Presidential Election of 1936". Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2016-12-10.
  4. ^ a b Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; p. 307 ISBN 0405077114
  5. ^ Géoelections; 1936 Presidential Election Popular Vote (.xlsx file for €15 on request)