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70 Years Ago

October 31, 1936 to November 6, 1936

Roosevelt victorious in forty-six states
Keeping apace with the Roosevelt landslide from the Atlantic to the Pacific, Tennessee voters Tuesday marched to the polls to break all existing records in Tennessee, first for the total vote and then for the presidential, gubernatorial, senatorial, and utilities commission, majorities for the entire Democratic ticket.

Handicapped by heavy rains over middle and west Tennessee, which undoubtedly reduced the total vote by between 25,000 and 50,000, the Democratic candidates neverless avalanced towards all-time records of victory completely overshadowing even the fondest dreams of party leaders prior to the opening of the polls.

With more than 200 precincts still unreported, the Roosevelt vote gave him a majority over Landon of 163,000 with a probability of a 200,000 majority.

The Roosevelt majority will stand at more than a 2 to 1 when the count is completed.

Browning has accumulated a majority of more than 210,000 which complete returns may increase to 250,000 before the official returns are certified. Browning's majority was better than 4 to 1.

U.S. Senator Nathan L. Bachman piled up more than 167,000 majority over Dwayne Maddox of Huntingdon, with John R. Neal completely lost in the rear.

Leon Jourolmon, who defeated the veteran, General Harvey H. Hannah, in the Democratic primaries, followed his party compatriots with hardly less impressive victory over Gilbert Goodwin. Jourolman was on his way to a 150,000 majority.

Seven Democratic Congressmen were definitely elected with eyes turned towards the Second District and the small possibility of beating J. Will Taylor.

Sam D. McReynolds of Chattanooga, J. Ridley Mitchell of Crossville, Clarence W. Turner of Waverly, Democratic incumbents, were all returned with smashing victories over Republican opposition.

Herron Pearson of Jackson and Walter Chandler of Memphis were unopposed. Richard M. Atkinson, successor to the late House Speaker, Joseph W. Burns, was given a big complementary vote in the Fifth over E.L. Bradbury of Clarksville.

Independents in legislative races apparently suffered in the landslide as did normal Republican districts here and there.

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