1936 Iowa gubernatorial election

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1936 Iowa gubernatorial election
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← 1934 November 3, 1936 1938 →
  Nelson G. Kraschel.png George Allison Wilson.jpg
Nominee Nelson G. Kraschel George A. Wilson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 524,178 521,747
Percentage 48.56% 48.33%

Governor before election

Clyde L. Herring
Democratic

Elected Governor

Nelson G. Kraschel
Democratic

The 1936 Iowa gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1936. Democratic nominee Nelson G. Kraschel defeated Republican nominee George A. Wilson with 48.56% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on June 1, 1936.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nelson G. Kraschel 82,791
Democratic Richard F. Mitchell 52,481
Total votes

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George A. Wilson 112,593
Republican John M. Grimes 92,399
Republican George R. Call 41,429
Total votes

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Nelson G. Kraschel, Democratic
  • George A. Wilson, Republican

Other candidates

  • Wallace M. Short, Farmer–Labor
  • Ted Fitch, Prohibition
  • J. P. Russell, Socialist

Results[edit]

1936 Iowa gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Nelson G. Kraschel 524,178 48.56%
Republican George A. Wilson 521,747 48.33%
Farmer–Labor Wallace M. Short 31,438 2.91%
Prohibition Ted Fitch 1,159 0.11%
Socialist J. P. Russell 970 0.09%
Majority 2,431
Turnout
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Summary of Official Canvass of Votes Cast in Iowa Primary Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of Iowa. 1936. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  2. ^ "Summary of Official Canvass of Votes Cast in Iowa General Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of Iowa. 1936. Retrieved April 30, 2020.