United States presidential election in Minnesota, 1932

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United States presidential election in Minnesota, 1932

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Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Herbert Hoover
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York California
Running mate John Nance Garner Charles Curtis
Electoral vote 11 0
Popular vote 600,806 363,959
Percentage 59.9% 36.3%

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County Results

President before election

Herbert Hoover
Republican

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

The 1932 United States presidential election in Minnesota took place on November 8, 1932, in Minnesota as part of the 1932 United States presidential election.

The Democratic candidate, New York governor Franklin D. Roosevelt won the state over incumbent President Herbert Hoover by a margin of 236,847 votes, or 23.62%. Nationally, Roosevelt won the election, with 472 electoral votes and a landslide 17.76% lead over Hoover in the popular vote.

The election of 1932, the first held since the Wall Street Crash of 1929, was a realigning election which marked the effective end of the Republican-dominated Fourth Party System, and the beginning of the Fifth Party System, which led to the dominance of the New Deal Coalition in presidential politics until 1968. In Minnesota, a state in which Republicans had always previously been dominant, early warning of the Republicans' poor prospects for 1932 was given in the 1930 gubernatorial election, in which Farmer-Labor candidate Floyd B. Olson won the governorship by a landslide margin. Throughout most of the 1930s, Roosevelt would dominate presidential politics in Minnesota, while Olson and the Farmer-Laborites tended to dominate state politics. The eventual cooperation between the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party and the Democratic Party, fostered by Olson and Roosevelt, would lead to the establishment of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party in 1944.

This is also the first time Minnesota voted for the Democrats in a presidential election since it gained statehood in 1858, and only the second time it did not support the Republican candidate, after 1912, and would vote for the Democratic candidates every time after, except the presidential elections of 1952, 1956, and 1972. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Lake County voted for a Republican Presidential candidate (incidentally it was the only county to vote Republican in this election) and the last election in which Carver County and Otter Tail County voted for a Democratic candidate.[1]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Minnesota, 1932[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt 600,806 59.91% 11
Republican Herbert Hoover (incumbent) 363,959 36.29% 0
Socialist Norman Thomas 25,476 2.54% 0
Communist William Z. Foster 6,101 0.61% 0
Farmer-Labor Jacob Coxey 5,731 0.57% 0
Socialist Labor Verne L. Reynolds 770 0.08% 0
Totals 1,002,843 100.00% 11

Results by county[edit]

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Democratic
Herbert Clark Hoover
Republican
Norman Mattoon Thomas[3]
Socialist
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[4]
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Aitkin 2,945 51.28% 2,341 40.76% 184 3.20% 273 4.75% 604 10.52% 5,743
Anoka 4,253 59.47% 2,718 38.00% 134 1.87% 47 0.66% 1,535 21.46% 7,152
Becker 5,547 67.56% 2,299 28.00% 146 1.78% 218 2.66% 3,248 39.56% 8,210
Beltrami 4,386 60.73% 2,318 32.10% 317 4.39% 201 2.78% 2,068 28.63% 7,222
Benton 3,901 72.92% 1,329 24.84% 65 1.21% 55 1.03% 2,572 48.07% 5,350
Big Stone 3,200 77.37% 868 20.99% 47 1.14% 21 0.51% 2,332 56.38% 4,136
Blue Earth 7,925 57.88% 5,550 40.54% 158 1.15% 58 0.42% 2,375 17.35% 13,691
Brown 6,716 75.00% 2,027 22.64% 171 1.91% 41 0.46% 4,689 52.36% 8,955
Carlton 3,586 45.75% 3,336 42.56% 571 7.29% 345 4.40% 250 3.19% 7,838
Carver 4,328 62.71% 2,508 36.34% 50 0.72% 16 0.23% 1,820 26.37% 6,902
Cass 3,494 57.82% 2,302 38.09% 148 2.45% 99 1.64% 1,192 19.73% 6,043
Chippewa 3,888 64.95% 1,940 32.41% 104 1.74% 54 0.90% 1,948 32.54% 5,986
Chisago 3,047 52.95% 2,524 43.86% 105 1.82% 79 1.37% 523 9.09% 5,755
Clay 5,938 67.75% 2,556 29.16% 223 2.54% 47 0.54% 3,382 38.59% 8,764
Clearwater 2,688 72.81% 845 22.89% 91 2.46% 68 1.84% 1,843 49.92% 3,692
Cook 492 50.93% 418 43.27% 31 3.21% 25 2.59% 74 7.66% 966
Cottonwood 2,877 59.00% 1,921 39.40% 47 0.96% 31 0.64% 956 19.61% 4,876
Crow Wing 5,068 52.91% 3,991 41.67% 289 3.02% 230 2.40% 1,077 11.24% 9,578
Dakota 8,958 65.70% 4,439 32.56% 180 1.32% 58 0.43% 4,519 33.14% 13,635
Dodge 2,675 54.69% 2,129 43.53% 36 0.74% 51 1.04% 546 11.16% 4,891
Douglas 5,101 66.63% 2,325 30.37% 145 1.89% 85 1.11% 2,776 36.26% 7,656
Faribault 4,590 51.62% 4,148 46.65% 97 1.09% 57 0.64% 442 4.97% 8,892
Fillmore 5,166 50.03% 4,979 48.22% 93 0.90% 87 0.84% 187 1.81% 10,325
Freeborn 5,838 52.82% 4,931 44.62% 197 1.78% 86 0.78% 907 8.21% 11,052
Goodhue 7,450 55.97% 5,486 41.22% 253 1.90% 121 0.91% 1,964 14.76% 13,310
Grant 2,702 68.67% 1,148 29.17% 60 1.52% 25 0.64% 1,554 39.49% 3,935
Hennepin 119,234 54.80% 91,087 41.87% 5,771 2.65% 1,474 0.68% 28,147 12.94% 217,566
Houston 3,052 55.71% 2,335 42.63% 43 0.78% 48 0.88% 717 13.09% 5,478
Hubbard 2,230 59.45% 1,349 35.96% 90 2.40% 82 2.19% 881 23.49% 3,751
Isanti 3,147 64.53% 1,484 30.43% 132 2.71% 114 2.34% 1,663 34.10% 4,877
Itasca 5,616 54.86% 3,782 36.94% 321 3.14% 518 5.06% 1,834 17.92% 10,237
Jackson 4,129 71.67% 1,524 26.45% 71 1.23% 37 0.64% 2,605 45.22% 5,761
Kanabec 2,106 58.42% 1,268 35.17% 137 3.80% 94 2.61% 838 23.25% 3,605
Kandiyohi 5,813 65.31% 2,674 30.04% 319 3.58% 95 1.07% 3,139 35.27% 8,901
Kittson 2,332 68.27% 950 27.81% 103 3.02% 31 0.91% 1,382 40.46% 3,416
Koochiching 3,148 63.29% 1,427 28.69% 205 4.12% 194 3.90% 1,721 34.60% 4,974
Lac qui Parle 3,992 66.53% 1,911 31.85% 55 0.92% 42 0.70% 2,081 34.68% 6,000
Lake 1,059 35.28% 1,290 42.97% 580 19.32% 73 2.43% -231 -7.69% 3,002
Lake of the Woods 972 62.03% 369 23.55% 175 11.17% 51 3.25% 603 38.48% 1,567
Le Sueur 5,878 72.57% 2,121 26.19% 55 0.68% 46 0.57% 3,757 46.38% 8,100
Lincoln 2,963 72.91% 974 23.97% 87 2.14% 40 0.98% 1,989 48.94% 4,064
Lyon 4,989 67.57% 2,264 30.67% 82 1.11% 48 0.65% 2,725 36.91% 7,383
McLeod 5,187 68.18% 2,293 30.14% 84 1.10% 44 0.58% 2,894 38.04% 7,608
Mahnomen 1,734 83.81% 264 12.76% 51 2.46% 20 0.97% 1,470 71.05% 2,069
Marshall 3,259 59.66% 1,866 34.16% 197 3.61% 141 2.58% 1,393 25.50% 5,463
Martin 4,731 60.26% 3,004 38.26% 90 1.15% 26 0.33% 1,727 22.00% 7,851
Meeker 4,723 66.08% 2,273 31.80% 78 1.09% 73 1.02% 2,450 34.28% 7,147
Mille Lacs 3,538 60.62% 1,986 34.03% 184 3.15% 128 2.19% 1,552 26.59% 5,836
Morrison 6,712 73.57% 2,198 24.09% 134 1.47% 79 0.87% 4,514 49.48% 9,123
Mower 6,421 60.58% 4,005 37.79% 114 1.08% 59 0.56% 2,416 22.79% 10,599
Murray 3,264 70.07% 1,314 28.21% 50 1.07% 30 0.64% 1,950 41.86% 4,658
Nicollet 3,960 62.58% 2,217 35.03% 99 1.56% 52 0.82% 1,743 27.54% 6,328
Nobles 4,343 63.51% 2,417 35.35% 57 0.83% 21 0.31% 1,926 28.17% 6,838
Norman 3,601 68.80% 1,313 25.09% 256 4.89% 64 1.22% 2,288 43.71% 5,234
Olmsted 7,340 57.01% 5,254 40.81% 102 0.79% 178 1.38% 2,086 16.20% 12,874
Otter Tail 8,805 51.90% 7,416 43.72% 326 1.92% 417 2.46% 1,389 8.19% 16,964
Pennington 2,743 63.64% 1,212 28.12% 240 5.57% 115 2.67% 1,531 35.52% 4,310
Pine 4,862 62.33% 2,304 29.53% 468 6.00% 167 2.14% 2,558 32.79% 7,801
Pipestone 2,996 65.44% 1,509 32.96% 44 0.96% 29 0.63% 1,487 32.48% 4,578
Polk 8,751 66.35% 3,604 27.32% 666 5.05% 169 1.28% 5,147 39.02% 13,190
Pope 3,571 66.56% 1,688 31.46% 59 1.10% 47 0.88% 1,883 35.10% 5,365
Ramsey 66,128 61.24% 38,589 35.74% 2,510 2.32% 753 0.70% 27,539 25.50% 107,980
Red Lake 1,893 80.86% 351 14.99% 54 2.31% 43 1.84% 1,542 65.87% 2,341
Redwood 4,727 63.20% 2,634 35.21% 65 0.87% 54 0.72% 2,093 27.98% 7,480
Renville 5,967 68.11% 2,631 30.03% 106 1.21% 57 0.65% 3,336 38.08% 8,761
Rice 6,289 56.08% 4,743 42.29% 144 1.28% 39 0.35% 1,546 13.79% 11,215
Rock 2,695 64.15% 1,452 34.56% 38 0.90% 16 0.38% 1,243 29.59% 4,201
Roseau 2,805 66.41% 1,078 25.52% 223 5.28% 118 2.79% 1,727 40.89% 4,224
Saint Louis 40,181 47.99% 34,883 41.66% 5,485 6.55% 3,180 3.80% 5,298 6.33% 83,729
Scott 4,878 80.64% 1,134 18.75% 26 0.43% 11 0.18% 3,744 61.89% 6,049
Sherburne 1,938 53.46% 1,601 44.17% 56 1.54% 30 0.83% 337 9.30% 3,625
Sibley 4,756 76.27% 1,398 22.42% 40 0.64% 42 0.67% 3,358 53.85% 6,236
Stearns 18,293 79.36% 4,499 19.52% 182 0.79% 76 0.33% 13,794 59.84% 23,050
Steele 4,318 55.43% 3,365 43.20% 74 0.95% 33 0.42% 953 12.23% 7,790
Stevens 2,552 63.96% 1,396 34.99% 26 0.65% 16 0.40% 1,156 28.97% 3,990
Swift 4,339 75.04% 1,308 22.62% 93 1.61% 42 0.73% 3,031 52.42% 5,782
Todd 6,023 64.16% 3,114 33.17% 137 1.46% 113 1.20% 2,909 30.99% 9,387
Traverse 2,633 80.23% 608 18.53% 26 0.79% 15 0.46% 2,025 61.70% 3,282
Wabasha 4,540 65.06% 2,319 33.23% 53 0.76% 66 0.95% 2,221 31.83% 6,978
Wadena 2,300 57.07% 1,585 39.33% 23 0.57% 122 3.03% 715 17.74% 4,030
Waseca 3,805 64.46% 2,012 34.08% 53 0.90% 33 0.56% 1,793 30.37% 5,903
Washington 6,413 60.18% 3,996 37.50% 172 1.61% 75 0.70% 2,417 22.68% 10,656
Watonwan 2,795 57.71% 1,919 39.62% 89 1.84% 40 0.83% 876 18.09% 4,843
Wilkin 2,488 67.94% 1,126 30.75% 28 0.76% 20 0.55% 1,362 37.19% 3,662
Winona 8,305 62.41% 4,751 35.70% 120 0.90% 132 0.99% 3,554 26.71% 13,308
Wright 7,205 66.53% 3,406 31.45% 108 1.00% 111 1.02% 3,799 35.08% 10,830
Yellow Medicine 4,580 71.14% 1,739 27.01% 78 1.21% 41 0.64% 2,841 44.13% 6,438
Totals 600,806 59.91% 363,959 36.29% 25,476 2.54% 12,602 1.26% 236,847 23.62% 1,002,843

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  2. ^ "1932 Presidential Election Results, 1932". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  3. ^ Géoelections; 1932 Presidential Election Popular Vote (.xlsx file for €15 on request)
  4. ^ Robinson, Edgar Eugene; The Presidential Vote 1896-1932, pp. 234-241 ISBN 9780804716963