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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline November 06, 1928 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open January 02, 1929 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close January 02, 1929 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1929 - 12:00am
Term End March 04, 1933 - 12:00am
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedThomas Walker October 06, 2008 05:24pm
Data SourcesPresidential Elections Since 1789, p. 171; New York Times, 2/14/1929.
Description
Recap of the Popular Vote

The popular vote was cast on 11/6/1928. Herbert Hoover defeated Alfred Smith in a race in which turnout increased 30% over the 1924 race.

Electoral Vote

The Presidential Electors met in their respective state capitols on 1/2/1929 to cast the electoral vote. All Presidential Electors voted for the nominees of their particular parties. For the first time in American history, the state gatherings of the Presidential Electors did not appoint messengers to deliver copies of the Certificate of Vote to the Office of the Vice President. Instead, the certificates were sent by certified mail.

Counting the Vote

Congress met in joint session on 2/13/1929 to count the electoral votes. At 1:00, David S. Barry, sergeant-at-arms of the U.S. Senate, entered the House chamber, followed by two 16 year old pages carrying special mahogany boxes containing the certificates of vote from the states. Vice President Dawes and President pro tempore George Moses followed, then floor leaders Reed Smoot and Furnifold Simmons. Most other Senators followed, but Sen. Curtis, the Vice President-elect, took a brisk walk outside the Capitol building.

Four tellers were appointed: two from each chamber. They were Senators Samuel Shortridge (R-CA) and William King (D-UT) and Representatives Charles Gifford (R-MA) and Lamar Jeffers (D-AL). Three Senators who w

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won01/12/1925
NameCalvin Coolidge Votes382 (71.94%)
Term03/04/1925 - 03/04/1929 Margin246 (+46.33%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won01/04/1933
NameFranklin Delano Roosevelt Votes472 (88.89%)
Term03/04/1933 - 01/20/1937 Margin413 (+77.78%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Apr 17, 1928 US President - Soc Convention
Norman M. Thomas
S 1
May 22, 1928 US President - Socialist Labor Party Convention
Verne L. Reynolds
SLP 1
May 26, 1928 US President - Workers Convention
William Z. Foster
WPA 1
Jun 15, 1928 US President - R Convention
Herbert Hoover
R 1,089
Jun 29, 1928 US President - D Convention
Alfred E. Smith
D 1,231
Jul 12, 1928 US President - PRB Convention
William Frederick Varney
PRB 132
Sep 06, 1928 US President - FLP Convention
Frank E. Webb
F-L 1
Oct 01, 1928 US President - Am Home Progressive Party Convention
No Nominee
PRG 1
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Name Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover Gov. Alfred E. Smith Norman M. Thomas General Secretary William Z. Foster  
PartyRepublican Democratic Socialist Communist  
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Certified Votes444 (83.62%) 87 (16.38%) 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -357 (-67.23%) -444 (-83.62%) -444 (-83.62%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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