United States elections, 1932

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The 1932 United States general election was held on November 8. The presidential election coincided with U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and gubernatorial elections in several states.[1][2] Democratic Governor of New York Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to serve as the 32nd President of the United States, defeating Republican incumbent Herbert Hoover in a landslide.

The Republicans suffered massive defeats in both congressional chambers with many seats switching to Democratic control. Democrats gained ninety-seven seats in the House of Representatives, increasing their majority over the Republicans (and achieving a House supermajority). The Democrats also took control of the Senate, gaining twelve seats from the Republicans.[2]

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  1. ^ "1932 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Statistics of the Congressional and Presidential Election of November 8, 1932". U.S. House of Reps, Office of the Clerk. Retrieved 29 December 2011.