United States Presidential Election in Virginia, 1956
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United States Presidential Election in Virginia, 1956
United States presidential election in Virginia, 1956
Virginia
1952 November 6, 1956 1960 ->
  Dwight David Eisenhower, photo portrait by Bachrach, 1952.jpg AdlaiEStevenson1900-1965.jpg
Nominee Dwight Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson T. Coleman Andrews
Party Republican Democratic Dixiecrat
Home state Pennsylvania[a] Illinois Virginia
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver Thomas H. Werdel
Electoral vote 12 0 0
Popular vote 386,459 267,760 42,964
Percentage 55.37% 38.36% 6.16%

President before election

Dwight Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

Dwight Eisenhower
Republican

The 1956 United States presidential election in Virginia took place on November 6, 1956 throughout the 48 contiguous states. Voters chose 12 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Virginia voted for the Republican nominee, incumbent President Dwight Eisenhower, over the Democratic nominee, former Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson and former Commissioner of Internal Revenue T. Coleman Andrews, who received the nomination of the States' Rights Party. Andrews had his strongest showing in his home state of Virginia. Eisenhower ultimately won the national election with 57.37% of the vote.

As of 2017 this is the last election when majority-black Charles City County has voted for a Republican Presidential candidate.[1]

Results

United States presidential election in Virginia, 1956[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Dwight Eisenhower (inc.) 386,459 55.37% 12
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 267,760 38.36% 0
Dixiecrat/States' Rights T. Coleman Andrews 42,964 6.16% 0
Social Democratic Darlington Hoopes 444 0.06% 0
Socialist Labor Eric Hass 351 0.05% 0
Totals 697,978 100.00% 12

Notes

  1. ^ Although he was born in Texas and grew up in Kansas before his military career, at the time of the 1952 election Eisenhower was president of Columbia University and was, officially, a resident of New York. During his first term as president, he moved his private residence to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and officially changed his residency to Pennsylvania.

References

  1. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; 'How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century'; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  2. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1956election.pdf

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