1956 United States presidential election in Arizona Article

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United States presidential election in Arizona, 1956

←  1952 November 6, 1956 [1] 1960 →

All 4 Arizona votes to the Electoral College
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Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Pennsylvania [2] [3] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 176,990 112,880
Percentage 60.9% 38.9%

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County Results

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

The 1956 United States presidential election in Arizona took place on November 6, 1956, as part of the 1956 United States presidential election. Arizona voters chose four [4] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Arizona was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower ( RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 60.99 percent of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson ( DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 39.90 percent of the popular vote. [5] [6]

Eisenhower was the first Republican presidential candidate to ever carry Graham County, which was to become a Republican stronghold after 1964. [7]


Results

United States presidential election in Arizona, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower ( inc.) 176,990 60.99%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 112,880 38.90%
Independent T. Coleman Andrews 303 0.10%
Total votes 290,173 100%

Results by county

County Eisenhower# Eisenhower% Stevenson# Stevenson% Andrews# Andrews% Total votes cast [8]
Apache 1,685 63.20% 981 36.80% 1 0.04% 2,666
Cochise 6,893 56.40% 5,328 43.60% 9 0.07% 12,221
Coconino 4,044 63.60% 2,314 36.40% 11 0.17% 6,358
Gila 4,234 51.26% 4,026 48.74% 0 0.00% 8,260
Graham 2,384 58.55% 1,688 41.45% 0 0.00% 4,072
Greenlee 1,784 39.69% 2,711 60.31% 0 0.00% 4,495
Maricopa 92,140 63.04% 54,010 36.96% 191 0.13% 146,150
Mohave 1,523 61.14% 968 38.86% 6 0.24% 2,491
Navajo 3,928 65.89% 2,033 34.11% 9 0.15% 5,961
Pima 39,298 62.54% 23,536 37.46% 51 0.08% 62,834
Pinal 5,762 53.23% 5,063 46.77% 17 0.16% 10,825
Santa Cruz 1,646 59.27% 1,131 40.73% 1 0.04% 2,777
Yavapai 6,339 65.66% 3,315 34.34% 0 0.00% 9,654
Yuma 5,330 47.99% 5,776 52.01% 7 0.06% 11,106
Totals 176,990 61.06% 112,880 38.94% 303 0.10% 289,870

References

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "The Presidents". David Leip. Retrieved September 27, 2017. Eisenhower's home state for the 1956 Election was Pennsylvania
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "1956 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  5. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results - Arizona". Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1956". Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  7. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, p. 148 ISBN  0786422173
  8. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; p. 42 ISBN  0405077114