Alf Landon Frank Knox Campaign Poster 1936 President Election Franklin Roosevelt For Sale
Up for sale is this great
campaign poster from the 1936 presidential election campaign. Titled “LANDON and KNOX for US – Deeds . . .
Not Deficits”. This poster is in great
condition, with just one small rust mark at upper left in the margin. Measures 14” x 21”.
Republicans Alf Landon, the politically
moderate Governor of Kansas, and Vice-Presidential nominee Frank Knox ran were
soundly defeated by President Franklin Roosevelt and Vice-President John Garner
in 1936. The election took place as the
Great Depression entered its eighth year. Incumbent President and Democratic
candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt was still working to push the provisions of his
New Deal economic policy through Congress and the courts. However, the New Deal
policies he had already enacted, such as Social Security and unemployment
benefits, had proven to be highly popular with most Americans. Although some
political pundits predicted a close race, Roosevelt went on to win the greatest
electoral landslide since the beginning of the current two-party system in the
1850s. Roosevelt carried every state except Maine and Vermont, which together
could only return 8 electoral votes. By winning 523 electoral votes, Roosevelt
received 98.49% of the electoral vote, the highest percentage since the
uncontested election of 1820. Roosevelt also won the largest number of
electoral votes ever recorded at that time, so far only surpassed by Ronald
Reagan in the election of 1984, when there were 7 more electoral votes
available to contest. In addition, Roosevelt won 60.8% of the national popular
vote, the second highest popular-vote percentage won since 1820 (the highest
percentage was won by Lyndon Johnson in 1964).
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Alf Landon Frank Knox Campaign Poster 1936 President Election Franklin Roosevelt: $95