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United States presidential election, 1956

← 1952 November 6, 1956 1960 →
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Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson
Party Republican Democrat
Home state New York Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver
Electoral vote 457 73
States carried 41 7
Popular vote 35,579,180 26,028,028
Percentage 57.4% 42.0%

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.

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower

This election was between Incumbent United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower/Vice President Richard Nixon and former Governor of Illinois Adlai Stevenson/Running mate Estes Kefauver.

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.

This was the last election when Alaska and Hawaii were not states. It did not include Washington, D.C. until the 1964 election.

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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