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Republican Ticket
Presidential candidate: HERBERT HOOVER, Secretary of Commerce
VP candidate: CHARLES CURTIS, Kansas Senator
Popular votes: 21,432,823 (58.2%)
Electoral votes: 444
Democratic Ticket
Presidential candidate: Alfred E. Smith, New York Governor
VP candidate: Joseph Robinson, Arkansas Senator
Popular votes: 15,004,336 (40.8%)
Electoral votes: 87
1928 US Electoral Map: How each state voted. Wisconsin's Choice: Hoover.

Election Facts

  • This was the first election to have extensive radio coverage.
  • Smith was the first Catholic presidential candidate of a major party.
  • Smith's urban background and liberal platform alienated many Southerners but attracted the first significant immigrant vote.
  • Smith also shifted allegiance away from the Republicans in some Northern cities.
Herbert Hoover.
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Al Smith and Democratic National Committee Chairman John Raskob, October 28, 1928.
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