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This Day in Georgia History

November 08, 1932

FDR Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in a landslide over incumbent Herbert Hoover. In Georgia, with only a few precincts left uncounted, Roosevelt had won by a record margin of 156,060-11,541. All but three of Georgia’s counties had gone for Roosevelt, and those three - Fannin, Towns, and Gilmer - were among those with returns still incomplete. Further showing the lopsided nature of Roosevelt’s victory were the returns from two Atlanta area counties; Roosevelt won Fulton County 20,137-2063 and DeKalb County 5323-633! Nationwide, Roosevelt won the electoral vote 472-59, carrying all but six states.