1956 United States presidential election in Nevada Information

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1956 United States presidential election in Nevada

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All 3 Nevada votes to the Electoral College
  Dwight David Eisenhower, photo portrait by Bachrach, 1952.jpg AdlaiEStevenson1900-1965.jpg
Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Pennsylvania [a] [2] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver
Electoral vote 3 0
Popular vote 56,049 40,640
Percentage 57.9% 42.0%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

The 1956 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 6, 1956, as part of the 1956 United States presidential election. Nevada voters chose three [3] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Nevada was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower ( RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 57.97% of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson ( DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 42.03% of the popular vote. [4] [5]

Results

1956 United States presidential election in Nevada
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower ( inc.) 56,049 57.97%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 40,640 42.03%
Total votes 96,689 100%

Results by county

County Dwight David Eisenhower
Republican
Adlai Stevenson II
Democratic
Margin Total votes cast [6]
# % # % # %
Churchill 2,013 65.31% 1,069 34.69% 944 30.63% 3,082
Clark 18,584 49.32% 19,095 50.68% -511 -1.36% 37,679
Douglas 1,062 80.58% 256 19.42% 806 61.15% 1,318
Elko 2,981 63.20% 1,736 36.80% 1,245 26.39% 4,717
Esmeralda 164 56.94% 124 43.06% 40 13.89% 288
Eureka 330 64.33% 183 35.67% 147 28.65% 513
Humboldt 1,292 60.60% 840 39.40% 452 21.20% 2,132
Lander 540 65.61% 283 34.39% 257 31.23% 823
Lincoln 885 52.43% 803 47.57% 82 4.86% 1,688
Lyon 1,697 68.48% 781 31.52% 916 36.97% 2,478
Mineral 1,433 50.32% 1,415 49.68% 18 0.63% 2,848
Nye 946 55.81% 749 44.19% 197 11.62% 1,695
Ormsby 1,749 68.03% 822 31.97% 927 36.06% 2,571
Pershing 895 61.43% 562 38.57% 333 22.86% 1,457
Storey 226 60.11% 150 39.89% 76 20.21% 376
Washoe 18,865 66.45% 9,525 33.55% 9,340 32.90% 28,390
White Pine 2,386 51.50% 2,247 48.50% 139 3.00% 4,633
Totals 56,048 57.97% 40,640 42.03% 15,408 15.94% 96,688

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. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "The Presidents". David Leip. Retrieved September 27, 2017. Eisenhower's home state for the 1956 Election was Pennsylvania
  3. ^ "1956 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results – Nevada". Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  5. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1956". Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  6. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; p. 291 ISBN  0405077114