As predicted, President Roosevelt was triumphantly re-elected for a further term of four years, but the extent of the landslide in his favour was unsuspected and unprecedented. Governor Landon, the Republican candidate, obtained a majority only in two small eastern states, Maine and Vermont, while the other forty-six states showed a Democratic majority and President Roosevelt obtained some nine million more votes than Governor Landon. The
" propagandist " candidates, Messrs. Lemke, Thomas and Browder, representing respectively the Social Union, Socialists and Communists, all suffered heavily as many of the two latter's supporters voted for President Roosevelt, while many of Mr. Lemlse's backers voted Republican. The Communist candidate suffered somewhat less than the other two " propagandist " candidates in this respect, but the Communist poll was ridiculously small. All over America President Roosevelt improved his 1932 majorities, and in Florida the Republican vote was so small that it risks removal from the register. Governor Landon was defeated even in his own State of Kansas, and may shortly retire from public life.