Year the Most Communist Won Elections.

I remember reading some place that 1984 or some year in the 80s was the year the communist presidential candidate got the fewest votes ever, just 8000 nationwide iirc. This got me to thinking: in what year, then, did communists get the most votes (locally and nationwide)? If there is an interesting story that goes with this figure, feel free to include it :slight_smile: .

Thank you in advance to all who reply :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

Well, every new year if you count China, North Korea, Vietnam and Cuba.

Earl Browder, U.S. presidential candidate of the Communist Party U.S.A., got 80,195 votes in 1936, the best a communist has done.

In 1932, William Z. Foster, the Communist candidate, pulled 103,000 votes - 0.3%. Wiki lists the Communist results for Presidential elections in 1924, 1928, 1932 and 1936.

Second best according to the election results from Wiki: