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Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1936


Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1936

Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1936

November 3, 1936

Nominee Elmer Austin Benson Martin A. Nelson
Party Farmer-Labor Republican
Popular vote 680,342 431,841
Percentage 60.74% 38.55%

County Results

Governor before election

Hjalmar Petersen

Elected Governor

Elmer Austin Benson

The 1936 Minnesota gubernatorial election took place on November 3, 1936. Farmer-Labor Party candidate Elmer Austin Benson defeated Republican Party of Minnesota challenger Martin A. Nelson. The Democrats did not field a candidate.


1936 Gubernatorial Election, Minnesota
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Farmer-Labor Elmer Austin Benson 680,342 60.74% +16.12%
Republican Martin A. Nelson 431,841 38.55% +0.83%
Industrial Earl Stewart 7,996 0.71% n/a
Majority 248,501 22.18%
Turnout 1,120,179
Farmer-Labor hold Swing

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