Electoral History of Franklin D. Roosevelt

Electoral history of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States (1933–1945); 44th Governor of New York (1929–1932).

New York United States Senate election, 1914 (Democratic primary):

  • James Gerard – 133,815 (62.08%)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt – 63,879 (29.64%)
  • James S. McDonough – 17,862 (8.29%)

1920 Democratic National Convention (Vice Presidential tally):

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt – 1,094 (100.00%)

United States presidential election, 1920

  • Warren G. Harding/Calvin Coolidge (R) – 16,144,093 (60.3%) and 404 electoral votes (37 states carried)
  • James M. Cox/Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) – 9,139,661 (34.1%) and 127 electoral votes (11 states carried)
  • Eugene Debs/Seymour Stedman (Socialist) – 913,693 (3.4%)
  • Parley P. Christensen/Maximillian Sebastian Hayes (Farmer-Labor) – 265,411 (1.0%)
  • Aaron S. Watkins/D. Leigh Colvin (Prohibition) – 188,787 (0.7%)
  • James E. Ferguson/William Jervis Hough (American) – 47,968 (0.2%)
  • William Wesley Cox/August Gillhaus (Socialist Labor) – 31,716 (0.1%)

New York gubernatorial election, 1928:

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt/Herbert H. Lehman (D) – 2,130,193 (48.96%)
  • Albert Ottinger/Charles Clapp Lockwood (R) – 2,104,129 (48.36%)
  • Louis Waldman/Herman J. Hahn (Socialist) – 101,859 (2.34%)
  • William F. Dunne/Franklin P. Brill (Workers) – 10,741 (0.25%)
  • Charles Hunter Corregan/John E. DeLee (Socialist Labor) – 4,213 (0.10%)

New York gubernatorial election, 1930:

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt/Herbert H. Lehman (D) (inc.) – 1,770,342 (56.49%)
  • Charles H. Tuttle/Caleb H. Baumes (R) – 1,045,341 (33.36%)
  • Robert P. Carroll (Law Preservation) – 190,666 (6.08%)
  • Louis Waldman/Elizabeth C. Roth (Socialist) – 100,444 (3.21%)
  • William Z. Foster/J. Louis Engdahl (Communist) – 18,034 (0.58%)
  • Jeremiah D. Crowley/Charles M. Carlson (Socialist Labor) – 9,096 (0.29%)

1932 Democratic presidential primaries:

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt – 1,464,607 (49.44%)
  • James Hamilton Lewis – 590,130 (19.92%)
  • Al Smith – 415,795 (14.04%)
  • John Nance Garner – 249,816 (8.43%)
  • William H. Murray – 226,392 (7.64%)
  • Leo J. Chassee – 7,372 (0.25%)

1932 Democratic National Convention (Presidential tally)

First tally:

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt – 666.5
  • Al Smith – 201
  • John Nance Garner – 90.25
  • George White – 52
  • Melvin A. Taylor – 42.5
  • Harry F. Byrd – 25
  • James A. Reed – 24
  • William H. Murray – 23
  • Albert C. Ritchie – 21
  • Newton Baker – 8.5

Second tally:

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt – 677
  • Al Smith – 194
  • John Nance Garner – 90.25
  • George White – 50.5
  • Melvin A. Taylor – 40
  • Harry F. Byrd – 24
  • Albert C. Ritchie – 23
  • Will Rogers – 22
  • James A. Reed – 18
  • Newton Baker – 8.5

Third tally:

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt – 682
  • Al Smith – 190
  • John Nance Garner – 101.3
  • George White – 52.5
  • Melvin A. Taylor – 40
  • James A. Reed – 27
  • Albert C. Ritchie – 23
  • Newton Baker – 8.5

Fourth tally:

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt – 945
  • Al Smith – 190

United States presidential election, 1932

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt/John Nance Garner (D) – 22,821,277 (57.4%) and 472 electoral votes (42 states carried)
  • Herbert Hoover/Charles Curtis (R) (inc.) – 15,761,254 (39.7%) and 59 electoral votes (6 states carried)
  • Norman Thomas/James H. Maurer (Socialist) – 884,885 (2.2%)
  • William Z. Foster/James H. Ford (Communist) – 103,307 (0.3%)
  • William D. Upshaw/Frank S. Regan (Prohibition) – 81,905 (0.2%)
  • William Hope Harvey/Frank Hemenway (Liberty) – 53,425 (0.1%)
  • Verne L. Reynolds/J.W. Aiken (Socialist Labor) – 33,276 (0.1%)
  • Others – 12,569 (0.1%)

1936 Democratic presidential primaries:

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) – 4,830,730 (93.19%)
  • Henry S. Breckinridge – 136,407 (2.63%)
  • Upton Sinclair – 106,068 (2.05%)
  • John S. McGroarty – 61,391 (1.18%)
  • Joseph A. Coutremarsh – 39,730 (0.77%)
  • Al Smith – 2,974 (0.06%)
  • Charles Coughlin – 2,854 (0.06%)
  • John Nance Garner – 108 (0.00%)
  • William E. Borah – 87 (0.00%)

1936 Democratic National Convention (Presidential tally):

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) – 1,100 (100.00%)

United States presidential election, 1936:

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt/John Nance Garner (D) (inc.) – 27,752,648 (60.8%) and 523 electoral votes (46 states carried)
  • Alf Landon/Frank Knox (R) – 16,681,862 (36.5%) and 8 electoral votes (2 states carried)
  • William Lemke/Thomas C. O'Brien (Union) – 892,378 (2.0%)
  • Norman Thomas/George A. Nelson (Socialist) – 187,910 (0.4%)
  • Earl Browder/James A. Ford (Communist) – 79,315 (0.2%)
  • Others – 53,586 (0.1%)

1940 Democratic presidential primaries:

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) – 3,250,555 (72.16%)
  • John Nance Garner – 426,641 (9.47%)
  • Charles Sawyer – 283,952 (6.30%)
  • William B. Bankhead – 196,508 (4.36%)
  • H. C. Allen – 102,729 (2.28%)
  • Willis Allen – 90,718 (2.01%)
  • Jim Farley – 76,919 (1.71%)
  • Ellis E. Patterson – 48,337 (1.07%)
  • Unpledged delegates – 27,636 (0.61%)
  • Others – 636 (0.01%)

1940 Democratic National Convention (Presidential tally):

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) – 947 (86.33%)
  • Jim Farley – 73 (6.66%)
  • John Nance Garner – 61 (5.56%)
  • Millard Tydings – 10 (0.91%)
  • Cordell Hull – 6 (0.55%)

United States presidential election, 1940:

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.)/Henry A. Wallace (D) – 27,313,945 (54.7%) and 449 electoral votes (38 states carried)
  • Wendell Willkie/Charles L. McNary (R) – 22,347,744 (44.8%) and 82 electoral votes (10 states carried)
  • Norman Thomas/Maynard C. Krueger (Socialist) – 116,599 (0.2%)
  • Roger Babson/Edgar Moorman (Prohibition) – 57,903 (0.1%)
  • Others – 65,922 (0.1%)

1944 Democratic presidential primaries:

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) – 1,566,218 (79.24%)
  • Joseph T. Ferguson – 164,915 (8.34%)
  • Harry F. Byrd – 109,000 (5.51%)
  • Claude R. Linger – 59,282 (3.00%)
  • Unpledged delegates – 57,299 (2.90%)
  • Fred H. Hildebrandt – 7,414 (0.38%)
  • A. W. Powell – 6,727 (0.34%)
  • Others – 5,694 (0.29%)

1944 Democratic National Convention (Presidential tally):

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) – 1,086 (92.35%)
  • Harry F. Byrd – 89 (7.57%)
  • Jim Farley – 1 (0.09%)

United States presidential election, 1944:

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.)/Harry S. Truman (D) – 25,612,916 (53.4%) and 432 electoral votes (36 states carried)
  • Thomas E. Dewey/John W. Bricker (R) – 22,017,929 (45.9%) and 99 electoral votes (12 states carried)
  • Texas Regulars – 135,439 (0.3%)
  • Norman Thomas/Darlington Hoopes (Socialist) – 79,017 (0.2%)
  • Claude Watson/Andrew Johnson (Prohibition) – 74,758 (0.2%)
  • Others – 57,004 (0.1%)

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