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United States presidential election, 1932
United States
1928 ←
November 8, 1932
→ 1936

  Coolidge Nophoto
Nominee Calvin Coolidge Hosea Blackford
Party Democratic Socialist
Home state Massachusetts Dakota
Running mate Herbert Hoover Hiram Johnson

President before election

Hosea Blackford
Socialist

Elected President

Calvin Coolidge
Democratic

The U.S. presidential election of 1932 was a smashing defeat for the Socialist Party and a vote of no confidence in the party and its leader's ability to combat the Great Depression. Incumbent President Hosea Blackford was soundly defeated in a rematch with Democratic front runner Calvin Coolidge, who had been defeated by President Blackford four years previously.

The CampaignEdit

Despite the odds stacked against him Blackford stumped across the country. The most notable event during the fall campaign was the Japanese bombing of Los Angeles as part of the Pacific War. The event was more humiliating as Blackford was actually campaigning in Los Angeles.

The ElectionEdit

Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts and his running-mate, Herbert Hoover of Iowa, smashed Blackford and Hiram Johnson of California, taking Ohio and Indiana, which had last gone Democratic in 1908. Coolidge also carried all six New England States, including his home and birth states of Massachusetts and Vermont.

However, Coolidge never actually took office; he died of a heart attack on January 5, less than a month before he could take office as president. That meant that Hoover was inaugurated president on February 1, 1933 (the Constitution having been amended a few years before to move the date up from March 4).

OTL ElectionEdit

In 1932, Republican incumbent Herbert Hoover, who had won the 1928 election in a landslide, lost in a landslide to Franklin D. Roosevelt, the failed Democratic Vice Presidential candidate from 1920, and his running mate John Nance Garner. President Hoover's popularity had rapidly eroded in the face of his administration's ineffective responses to the Great Depression.

See AlsoEdit

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