1936 Democratic Party presidential primaries

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Democratic Party presidential primaries, 1936

← 1932 March 10 to May 19, 1936 1940 →
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Candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt Henry Skillman Breckinridge
Home state New York New York
Contests won 37 1
Popular vote 4,814,978 136,407
Percentage 92.9% 2.6%

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Results map by state.

Previous Democratic nominee

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Democratic nominee

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The 1936 Democratic presidential primaries were the selection process by which voters of the Democratic Party chose its nominee for President of the United States in the 1936 U.S. presidential election.[1] Incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt was selected as the nominee through a series of primary elections and caucuses culminating in the 1936 Democratic National Convention held from June 23 to June 27, 1936, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Candidates

Before his assassination, there was a challenge from Louisiana Senator Huey Long. But, due to his untimely death, President Roosevelt faced only one primary opponent other than various favorite sons.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Henry Skillman Breckinridge Upton Sinclair John S. McGroarty
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U.S. President from New York (1933–1945)
Assistant Secretary of War
(1913–1916)
Novelist and Journalist from California
Congressman from California
(1935–1939)
4,830,730 votes
136,407 votes
106,068 votes
61,391 votes

Primaries

Franklin
Roosevelt
Henry
Breckinridge
Upton
Sinclair
John
McGroarty
Joseph
Coutremarsh
Uncommitted Others
March 10 New Hampshire
(Primary)
100.00%
(15,752)
- - - - - -
April 7 Wisconsin
(Primary)
99.96%
(401,773)
- - - - - 0.04%
(154)
April 14 Illinois
(Primary)
99.97%
(1,416,411)
- - - - - 0.03%
(446)
Nebraska
(Primary)
100.00%
(139,743)
- - - - - -
April 28 Massachusetts
(Primary)
85.85%
(W) (51,924)
- - - - - 14.15%
(W) (8,556)
Pennsylvania
(Primary)
95.32%
(720,309)
4.68%
(35,351)
- - - - -
May 4 Maryland
(Primary)
83.45%
(100,269)
15.11%
(18,150)
- - - 1.45%
(1,739)
-
May 5 California
(Primary)
82.51%
(790,235)
- 11.08%
(106,068)
6.41%
(61,391)
- - -
South Dakota
(Primary)
100.00%
(48,262)
- - - - - -
May 12 Ohio
(Primary)
93.98%
(514,366)
6.02%
(32,950)
- - - - -
West Virginia
(Primary)
97.25%
(288,799)
- - - 2.75%
(8,162)
- -
May 15 Oregon
(Primary)
99.77%
(88,305)
- - - - - 0.24%
(208)
May 19 New Jersey
(Primary)
18.94%
(W) (11,676)
81.04%
(49,956)
- - - - 0.02%
(14)
June 6 Florida
(Primary)
89.67%
(242,906)
- - - 10.33%
(27,982)
- -
Legend:   1st place
(popular vote)
2nd place
(popular vote)
3rd place
(popular vote)
Candidate has Withdrawn
or Ceased Campaigning
(W) - Votes are Write-In

See also

References

  1. ^ "Guide to U.S. Elections - Google Books". Books.google.com. 2016-02-19. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
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