United States presidential election, 1956 facts for kids
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|United States presidential election, 1956
|November 6, 1956|
|Nominee||Dwight D. Eisenhower||Adlai Stevenson|
|Home state||New York||Illinois|
|Running mate||Richard Nixon||Estes Kefauver|
Presidential election results map. Red denotes those won by Eisenhower/Nixon, Blue denotes states won by Stevenson/Kefauver. Orange denotes won by Walter Burgwyn Jones by an Alabama faithless elector. Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.
Incumbent president Dwight D. Eisenhower won the election by 457 electoral votes. Adlai Stevenson got 73 electoral votes. Walter Burgwyn Jones got one vote by a faithless elector in Alabama.
Eisenhower suffered a heart attack in September 1955 while in Colorado for a vacation. His doctors told him not to run for another election. However, his doctors told him he was feeling better. Eisenhower announced his re-election by an announcement on television in early 1956.
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