1936 Presidential Election Statistics
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States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote R L %Margin Margin Roosevelt Landon Other
1 NH4218,11412 1.75% 3,818 49.73% 47.98% 2.30%
2 KS9865,51412 7.72% 66,793 53.67% 45.95% 0.38%
3 MA171,840,35712 9.46% 174,103 51.22% 41.76% 7.01%
4 DE3127,60312 9.77% 12,466 54.62% 44.85% 0.52%
5 SD4296,45212 11.52% 34,160 54.02% 42.49% 3.49%
6 IA111,142,73312 11.71% 133,779 54.41% 42.70% 2.89%
7 RI4311,17812 12.92% 40,207 53.10% 40.18% 6.72%
8 VT3143,68921 13.15% 18,899 43.24% 56.39% 0.38%
9 ME5304,24021 13.97% 42,490 41.52% 55.49% 2.99%
10 IN141,650,89712 14.74% 243,404 56.63% 41.89% 1.48%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote R L %Margin Margin Roosevelt Landon Other
1 SC8115,43712 97.15% 112,145 98.57% 1.43% 0.00%
2 MS9162,14212 94.28% 152,866 97.03% 2.75% 0.21%
3 LA10329,77812 77.66% 256,103 88.82% 11.16% 0.03%
4 TX23849,73612 74.76% 635,291 87.08% 12.32% 0.60%
5 GA12293,17812 74.50% 218,422 87.10% 12.60% 0.30%
6 AL11275,74412 73.56% 202,838 86.38% 12.82% 0.79%
7 AR9179,42312 63.94% 114,726 81.80% 17.86% 0.34%
8 FL7327,43212 52.18% 170,869 76.08% 23.90% 0.02%
9 NC13839,46412 46.80% 392,858 73.40% 26.60% 0.00%
10 NV343,84812 45.62% 20,002 72.81% 27.19% 0.00%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
RooseveltLandonLemke
South Carolina98.57%Vermont56.39%North Dakota13.41%
Mississippi97.03%Maine55.49%Minnesota6.58%
Louisiana88.82%New Hampshire47.98%Massachusetts6.45%
Georgia87.10%Kansas45.95%Rhode Island6.29%
Texas87.08%Delaware44.85%Oregon5.27%
ThomasBrowderColvin
New York1.55%New York0.64%California0.49%
Wisconsin0.84%California0.41%Arizona0.31%
Connecticut0.82%Vermont0.28%Alabama0.26%
Oregon0.52%Washington0.28%Georgia0.23%
Washington0.50%Alabama0.25%Virginia0.18%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
RooseveltLandonLemke
Maine41.52%South Carolina1.43%West Virginia0.00%
Vermont43.24%Mississippi2.75%Vermont0.00%
New Hampshire49.73%Louisiana11.16%South Carolina0.00%
Massachusetts51.22%Texas12.32%Oklahoma0.00%
Rhode Island53.10%Georgia12.60%New York0.00%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Oklahoma72,356Pennsylvania821,379
Nebraska58,191Ohio544,909
South Dakota50,143New York515,556
Iowa49,807California454,150
Missouri47,541New Jersey332,582


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
South Dakota17.70%Utah24.08%
Oklahoma12.45%Pennsylvania21.55%
Nebraska11.30%Montana18.96%
Georgia9.33%New Jersey18.07%
Arkansas9.11%Ohio17.71%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Pennsylvania1,279,249Kentucky-56,857
New York907,784Arkansas-41,139
Illinois548,596Texas-13,690
Ohio402,861
California370,916


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Pennsylvania44.74%Arkansas-18.65%
Louisiana22.68%Kentucky-5.78%
Maryland22.28%Texas-1.59%
Tennessee21.85%
New York19.36%


State Ranks
Rank RooseveltLandon
1462
2246


County Ranks
Rank RooseveltLandon
12,636459
24592,624


Note: county data for 1936 is not yet comprehensive.

Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
RooseveltLandonLemke
Issaquena, MS100.00%Jackson, KY89.05%Burke, ND31.63%
Horry, SC100.00%Johnson, TN84.39%Sheridan, ND28.88%
Lancaster, SC100.00%Owsley, KY83.02%Hettinger, ND28.25%
Greensville, VA100.00%Leslie, KY81.39%Mountrail, ND25.73%
Edgefield, SC99.92%Avery, NC77.98%Steele, ND24.30%
ThomasBrowderColvin
Niagara, NY3.20%Clay, AL4.26%Talladega, AL3.32%
Polk, WI3.18%Dolores, CO3.78%York, VA2.83%
Berks, PA3.02%Elmore, AL3.30%Lincoln, GA2.55%
Rensselaer, NY2.95%Ontonagon, MI2.05%Hancock, GA1.58%
Genesee, NY2.90%Bronx, NY1.73%Graham, AZ1.53%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
RooseveltLandon
Armstrong, SD0.00%Greensville, VA0.00%
Jackson, KY10.87%Armstrong, SD0.00%
Johnson, TN15.61%Lancaster, SC0.00%
Owsley, KY16.95%Horry, SC0.00%
Leslie, KY18.52%Issaquena, MS0.00%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
RooseveltLandonLemke
Cook, IL1,253,164Cook, IL701,206Cook, IL48,995
Los Angeles, CA757,351Los Angeles, CA357,401Cuyahoga, OH33,128
Kings, NY738,306Philadelphia, PA329,881Middlesex, MA28,386
Philadelphia, PA539,757Kings, NY212,852Suffolk, MA27,799
New York, NY517,134Middlesex, MA199,704Wayne, MI24,928
ThomasBrowderColvin
Kings, NY11,647Kings, NY11,496Los Angeles, CA5,827
New York, NY10,529New York, NY9,291San Francisco, CA1,227
Queens, NY8,314Bronx, NY9,150Alameda, CA725
Bronx, NY6,892Los Angeles, CA5,217Cook, IL630
Milwaukee, WI6,311Cuyahoga, OH2,226San Diego, CA579


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
RooseveltLandon
Armstrong, SD0Greensville, VA0
Alpine, CA85Armstrong, SD0
Kenedy, TX96Lancaster, SC0
Loving, TX118Horry, SC0
Daggett, UT128Issaquena, MS0


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Onondaga, NY13,417Cook, IL322,873
Albany, NY8,281Philadelphia, PA280,692
Bexar, TX7,469Los Angeles, CA219,212
Oswego, NY6,727Kings, NY203,818
Suffolk, NY6,444Cuyahoga, OH162,776
Stearns, MN6,296Allegheny, PA152,856
St. Louis, MO5,487New York, NY121,772
Adams, IL5,221Bronx, NY121,731
Rensselaer, NY5,195Wayne, MI115,315
Dubuque, IA4,447Camden, NJ57,457


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Armstrong, SD100.00%Lake, MN69.64%
Assumption, LA81.76%McDowell, WV56.66%
Gillespie, TX75.80%Mahoning, OH52.76%
Kendall, TX73.88%Grant, WA50.32%
McPherson, SD72.32%Carlton, MN49.28%
Forsyth, GA69.08%Camden, NJ47.15%
McIntosh, ND61.87%Keweenaw, MI45.72%
Lafourche, LA60.84%Portsmouth, VA44.66%
Dawson, GA60.47%St. Louis, MN43.97%
Logan, ND60.08%Garfield, UT43.30%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Cook, IL345,225Pulaski, AR-3,610
Philadelphia, PA285,929Logan, KY-3,172
Kings, NY205,293Hidalgo, TX-2,731
Allegheny, PA203,191Hopkins, TX-2,141
Los Angeles, CA160,821Hardin, KY-2,106
New York, NY146,048Grayson, KY-2,020
Bronx, NY128,899Lavaca, TX-1,993
Cuyahoga, OH104,840Madison, AR-1,928
Queens, NY94,868Williamson, TX-1,831
Wayne, MI82,519Fayette, TX-1,813


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Lexington, SC1,376.19%Armstrong, SD-94.12%
Lanier, GA284.79%Dodge, GA-53.01%
Starr, TX233.08%Butts, GA-50.55%
Clinch, GA126.79%Bleckley, GA-47.67%
Grant, WA121.08%Ashley, AR-45.96%
Candler, GA119.39%Worth, GA-45.58%
Appling, GA119.10%Stone, AR-44.46%
Collier, FL114.75%Toombs, GA-44.06%
Benton, MS109.84%Calhoun, AR-43.55%
Burke, GA109.58%Lavaca, TX-43.20%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
RooseveltLandon
Sheridan, ND41.10%Carver, MN42.44%
Hettinger, ND41.69%Seneca, OH44.71%
St. Croix, WI41.71%St. Clair, MI45.93%
Pierce, WI44.06%Montcalm, MI46.05%
Des Moines, IA44.64%Huron, MI46.76%


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
RooseveltLandon
Montgomery, MO49.85%Greenwood, KS49.68%
Montgomery, KS49.79%Marion, KS49.67%
Osage, KS49.78%Garrard, KY49.66%
Taylor, KY49.76%Daviess, MO49.66%
Davie, NC49.74%Perry, PA49.65%




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