1936 United States elections
1934          1935          1936          1937          1938
Presidential election year
Election dayNovember 3
Incumbent presidentFranklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic)
Next Congress75th
Presidential election
Partisan controlDemocratic hold
Popular vote marginDemocratic +24.3%
Electoral vote
Franklin D. Roosevelt (D)523
Alf Landon (R)8
1936 United States presidential election in California1936 United States presidential election in Oregon1936 United States presidential election in Washington (state)1936 United States presidential election in Idaho1936 United States presidential election in Nevada1936 United States presidential election in Utah1936 United States presidential election in Arizona1936 United States presidential election in Montana1936 United States presidential election in Wyoming1936 United States presidential election in Colorado1936 United States presidential election in New Mexico1936 United States presidential election in North Dakota1936 United States presidential election in South Dakota1936 United States presidential election in Nebraska1936 United States presidential election in Kansas1936 United States presidential election in Oklahoma1936 United States presidential election in Texas1936 United States presidential election in Minnesota1936 United States presidential election in Iowa1936 United States presidential election in Missouri1936 United States presidential election in Arkansas1936 United States presidential election in Louisiana1936 United States presidential election in Wisconsin1936 United States presidential election in Illinois1936 United States presidential election in Michigan1936 United States presidential election in Indiana1936 United States presidential election in Ohio1936 United States presidential election in Kentucky1936 United States presidential election in Tennessee1936 United States presidential election in Mississippi1936 United States presidential election in Alabama1936 United States presidential election in Georgia1936 United States presidential election in Florida1936 United States presidential election in South Carolina1936 United States presidential election in North Carolina1936 United States presidential election in Virginia1936 United States presidential election in West Virginia1936 United States presidential election in Maryland1936 United States presidential election in Delaware1936 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania1936 United States presidential election in New Jersey1936 United States presidential election in New York1936 United States presidential election in Connecticut1936 United States presidential election in Rhode Island1936 United States presidential election in Maryland1936 United States presidential election in Vermont1936 United States presidential election in New Hampshire1936 United States presidential election in Maine1936 United States presidential election in Massachusetts1936 United States presidential election in Maryland1936 United States presidential election in Delaware1936 United States presidential election in New Jersey1936 United States presidential election in Connecticut1936 United States presidential election in Rhode Island1936 United States presidential election in Massachusetts1936 United States presidential election in Vermont1936 United States presidential election in New HampshireElectoralCollege1936.svg
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1936 presidential election results. Red denotes states won by Landon, blue denotes states won by Roosevelt. Numbers indicate the electoral votes won by each candidate.
Senate elections
Overall controlDemocratic hold
Seats contested36 of 96 seats
(32 Class 2 seats + 6 special elections)[1]
Net seat changeDemocratic +6[2]
1936 United States Senate special election in Florida (Class 3)1936 United States Senate special election in Florida (Class 1)1936 United States Senate special election in New Mexico1936 United States Senate election in Alabama1936 United States Senate election in Arkansas1936 United States Senate election in Colorado1936 United States Senate election in Delaware1936 United States Senate election in Georgia1936 United States Senate election in Idaho1936 United States Senate election in Illinois1936 United States Senate election in Iowa1936 United States Senate election in Kansas1936 United States Senate election in Kentucky1936 United States Senate election in Louisiana1936 United States Senate election in Maine1936 United States Senate election in Massachusetts1936 United States Senate election in Michigan1936 United States Senate election in Minnesota1936 United States Senate election in Mississippi1936 United States Senate election in Montana1936 United States Senate election in Nebraska1936 United States Senate election in New Hampshire1936 United States Senate election in New Jersey1936 United States Senate election in New Mexico1936 United States Senate election in North Carolina1936 United States Senate election in Oklahoma1936 United States Senate election in Oregon1936 United States Senate election in Rhode Island1936 United States Senate election in South Carolina1936 United States Senate election in South Dakota1936 United States Senate election in Tennessee1936 United States Senate election in Texas1936 United States Senate election in Virginia1936 United States Senate election in West Virginia1936 United States Senate election in Wyoming1936 United States Senate elections results map.svg
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1936 Senate results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold

  Farmer–Labor hold   Independent gain
House elections
Overall controlDemocratic hold
Seats contestedAll 435 voting members
Net seat changeDemocratic +12
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1936 House of Representatives results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold

  Third party gain   Third party hold
Gubernatorial elections
Seats contested36
Net seat changeDemocratic +1
1936 Rhode Island gubernatorial election1936 Illinois gubernatorial election1936 Wisconsin gubernatorial election1936 Iowa gubernatorial election1936 Arkansas gubernatorial election1936 Kansas gubernatorial election1936 Texas gubernatorial election1936 New Mexico gubernatorial election1936 Arizona gubernatorial election1936 Florida gubernatorial election1936 Massachusetts gubernatorial election1936 Michigan gubernatorial election1936 Nebraska gubernatorial election1936 South Dakota gubernatorial election1936 Minnesota gubernatorial election1936 Maine gubernatorial election1936 Colorado gubernatorial election1936 Ohio gubernatorial election1936 Tennessee gubernatorial election1936 Connecticut gubernatorial election1936 Idaho gubernatorial election1936 Georgia gubernatorial election1936 New York gubernatorial election1936 Delaware gubernatorial election1936 Indiana gubernatorial election1936 Missouri gubernatorial election1936 Montana gubernatorial election1936 New Hampshire gubernatorial election1936 North Carolina gubernatorial election1936 North Dakota gubernatorial election1936 Utah gubernatorial election1936 Vermont gubernatorial election1936 Washington gubernatorial election1936 West Virginia gubernatorial election1936 United States gubernatorial elections results map.svg
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1936 gubernatorial election results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold
  Farmer–Labor hold   Progressive hold

  Non-Partisan League gain

The 1936 United States elections was held on November 3. The Democratic Party built on their majorities in both chambers of Congress and maintained control of the presidency.[3][4][5]

In the presidential election, incumbent Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt won re-election, defeating Republican Governor Alf Landon of Kansas. Roosevelt took every state but Vermont and Maine, winning with the fourth largest electoral vote margin in American history. Roosevelt took just under 61 percent of the popular vote, a number that only Lyndon Johnson would surpass (although the popular vote was not officially counted prior to the 1824 election). Landon decisively won his party's nomination over Idaho Senator William Borah.

The Democrats gained twelve seats in the House of Representatives, furthering their supermajority over the Republicans. The Democrats also maintained a supermajority in the Senate, gaining seven seats.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ Two Class 2 seats held both a regularly-scheduled election and a special election in 1936. These two seats are not double-counted for the total number of seats contested.
  2. ^ Democrats picked up five seats in the regularly-scheduled elections and picked up an additional seat in the special elections.
  3. ^ "1936 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 3, 1936" (PDF). U.S. House of Reps, Office of the Clerk. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  5. ^ Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 3, 1936 (Revision). U.S. House of Reps, Office of the Clerk. 1936. Retrieved 1 March 2021.