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United States presidential election in Virginia, 1936

United States presidential election in Virginia, 1936

November 3, 1936

Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Alf Landon
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Kansas
Running mate John N. Garner Frank Knox
Electoral vote 11 0
Popular vote 234,980 98,336
Percentage 70.23% 29.39%

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The 1936 United States presidential election in Virginia took place on November 3, 1936 throughout the 48 contiguous states. Voters chose 11 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Virginia voted for the Democratic nominee, incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt, over the Republican nominee, Kansas Governor Alf Landon. Roosevelt ultimately won the national election with 60.80% of the vote. Roosevelt carried Virginia with the largest percentage since 1832, and no candidate has been in able to match his performance in the state after this election.


United States presidential election in Virginia, 1936[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 234,980 70.23% 11
Republican Alf Landon 98,336 29.39% 0
Prohibition D. Leigh Colvin 594 0.18% 0
Socialist Norman Thomas 313 0.09% 0
Union William Lemke 233 0.07% 0
Communist Earl Browder 98 0.03% 0
Socialist Labor John W. Aiken 36 0.01% 0
Totals 334,590 100.00% 11


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