The 1936 United States presidential election in Minnesota took place on November 3, 1936, in Minnesota as part of the 1936 United States presidential election.The Democratic candidate, incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt won the state over Kansas governor Alf Landon by a margin of 348,350 votes, or 30.83%—nearly doubling Landon’s overall share of the state’s vote.

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  • The 1936 United States presidential election in Minnesota took place on November 3, 1936 in Minnesota as part of the 1936 United States presidential election.The Democratic candidate, incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt won the state over Kansas governor Alf Landon by a margin of 348,350 votes, or 30.83%—nearly double Landon's overall share of the state's vote. Nationally, Roosevelt was soundly re-elected, with 523 electoral votes and a landslide 24.26% lead over Landon in the popular vote. Landon carried only two states: Maine and Vermont.Roosevelt won the second-highest percentage of the national popular vote in any U.S. presidential election since the uncontested election of 1820, surpassed only by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. He also won by the second-largest margin of victory since 1820, surpassed only by Warren G. Harding's 26.2% margin of victory from 1920. In Minnesota, only five presidential nominees have ever won a greater percentage of the vote than Roosevelt did in 1936: Theodore Roosevelt in 1904 (74%), Warren G. Harding in 1920 (70.6%), Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 (63.8%), Abraham Lincoln in 1860 (63.5%), and James A. Garfield in 1880 (62.3%)—every one of them going on to win the election nationally. (en)
  • The 1936 United States presidential election in Minnesota took place on November 3, 1936, in Minnesota as part of the 1936 United States presidential election.The Democratic candidate, incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt won the state over Kansas governor Alf Landon by a margin of 348,350 votes, or 30.83%—nearly doubling Landon’s overall share of the state’s vote. Nationally, Roosevelt was soundly re-elected, with 523 electoral votes and a landslide 24.26% lead over Landon in the popular vote. Landon carried only two states: Maine and Vermont, whilst in Minnesota Landon won just three counties: Otter Tail in the rural west, Carver in the exurban Twin Cities, and southeastern Fillmore County. Of these, only Fillmore has ever voted Democratic in a presidential election since, doing so initially in Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 landslide, and in every election from 1992 to 2012.Only five presidential nominees have ever won a greater percentage of the vote in Minnesota than Roosevelt did in 1936: Theodore Roosevelt in 1904 (74%), Warren G. Harding in 1920 (70.6%), Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 (63.8%), Abraham Lincoln in 1860 (63.5%), and James A. Garfield in 1880 (62.3%)—every one of them going on to win the election nationally. (en)
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  • The 1936 United States presidential election in Minnesota took place on November 3, 1936, in Minnesota as part of the 1936 United States presidential election.The Democratic candidate, incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt won the state over Kansas governor Alf Landon by a margin of 348,350 votes, or 30.83%—nearly doubling Landon’s overall share of the state’s vote. (en)
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