1936 Presidential General Election Results - California
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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
Franklin RooseveltJohn GarnerDemocrat 1,766,836 66.95%22
Alfred LandonFrank KnoxRepublican 836,431 31.70%0
D. Leigh ColvinClaude WatsonProhibition 12,917 0.49%0
Norman ThomasGeorge NelsonSocialist 11,331 0.43%0
Earl BrowderJames FordCommunist 10,877 0.41%0
Write-ins-- 490 0.02%0
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Demographic Data

1940 Population:6,907,387Enum.1940 Population Density:17.1persons/km2
1930 Population:5,677,251Enum.1930 Population Density:14.1persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:22
Land Area (2000):403,933km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:2.0%

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Data Sources:
  • Source for Popular Vote data: California Secretary of State, "Electors of President and Vice-President of the United States," Statement of Vote at General Election Held on November 3, 1936 in the State of California (Sacramento, 1936)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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