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United States presidential election in Virginia, 1928


United States presidential election in Virginia, 1928

United States presidential election in Virginia, 1928

November 6, 1928

Nominee Herbert Hoover Al Smith
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Iowa New York
Running mate Charles Curtis Joseph T. Robinson
Electoral vote 12 0
Popular vote 164,609 140,146
Percentage 53.91% 45.90%

President before election

Calvin Coolidge

Elected President

Herbert Hoover

The 1928 United States presidential election in Virginia took place on November 6, 1928 throughout the 48 contiguous states. Voters chose 12 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Virginia voted for the Republican nominee, former United States Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover, over the Democratic nominee, New York Governor Al Smith. Hoover ultimately won the national election with 58.21% of the vote. This was only the second election that Virginia had voted for a Republican candidate. The first was in 1872 during the Reconstruction era.


United States presidential election in Virginia, 1928[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Herbert Hoover 164,609 53.91% 12
Democratic Al Smith 140,146 45.90% 0
Socialist Norman Thomas 250 0.08% 0
Socialist Labor Verne L. Reynolds 180 0.06% 0
Workers William Z. Foster 173 0.06% 0
Totals 305,358 100.00% 12


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