U.S. presidential election, 1932
|Presidential Candidate||Electoral Vote||Popular Vote||Pct||Party||Running Mate
|Franklin D. Roosevelt (W)||472||22,821,857||57.7||Democrat||John Nance Garner (472)|
|Herbert Hoover||59||15,761,841||39.8||Republican||Charles Curtis (59)|
|Other elections: 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944|
|Source: U.S. Office of the Federal Register|
Socialist Party candidate Norman Thomas received 884,781 popular votes (2.2%) for President. Communist Party candidate William Z. Foster received 103,253 votes (0.3%).
The Democratic Party Platform included repeal of National Prohibition (devolving the decision of allowing or prohibiting alcohol to the individual states to decide for themselves). How discredited prohibition had become can be seen from the fact that despite this threat, Prohibition Party candidate William D. Upshaw gathered but 81,872 votes. From now on the Prohibitionist movement would exist only as a small fringe with little influence on the mainstream of American politics.