United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1956 Article

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United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1956

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  Dwight D. Eisenhower, official photo portrait, May 29, 1959.jpg AdlaiEStevenson1900-1965.jpg
Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Pennsylvania [a] [1] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver
Electoral vote 32 0
Popular vote 2,585,252 1,981,769
Percentage 56.49% 43.30%

Pennsylvania Presidential Election Results by County, 1956.svg
County results

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

The 1956 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on November 6, 1956. Voters chose 32 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Pennsylvania strongly voted for the Republican nominee, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, over the Democratic nominee, former Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson. Pennsylvania was the home state of President Eisenhower, as he moved to the Gettysburg area after World War II. Eisenhower won Pennsylvania by a solid 13.19 percentage point margin, and carried every county except Philadelphia and four heavily unionized coal counties in the southwestern "Black Country".

Results

United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1956 [2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower 2,585,252 56.49% 32
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 1,981,769 43.30% 0
Socialist Labor Eric Hass 7,447 0.16% 0
Militant Workers Farrell Dobbs 2,035 0.04% 0

Results by county

Dwight David Eisenhower
Republican
Adlai Stevenson II
Democratic
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast [3]
County # % # % # % # % #
Adams 12,050 65.74% 6,281 34.26% 0 0.00% 5,769 31.47% 18,331
Allegheny 384,939 54.83% 315,989 45.01% 1,102 0.16% 68,950 9.82% 702,030
Armstrong 20,055 61.22% 12,671 38.68% 34 0.10% 7,384 22.54% 32,760
Beaver 38,263 51.21% 36,373 48.68% 79 0.11% 1,890 2.53% 74,715
Bedford 11,423 65.37% 6,038 34.55% 13 0.07% 5,385 30.82% 17,474
Berks 57,258 57.30% 42,349 42.38% 320 0.32% 14,909 14.92% 99,927
Blair 33,623 65.68% 17,503 34.19% 65 0.13% 16,120 31.49% 51,191
Bradford 15,399 73.57% 5,502 26.29% 30 0.14% 9,897 47.28% 20,931
Bucks 59,862 60.72% 38,541 39.09% 180 0.18% 21,321 21.63% 98,583
Butler 26,238 65.61% 13,672 34.19% 79 0.20% 12,566 31.42% 39,989
Cambria 46,373 52.55% 41,753 47.31% 123 0.14% 4,620 5.24% 88,249
Cameron 2,462 74.52% 841 25.45% 1 0.03% 1,621 49.06% 3,304
Carbon 13,150 57.27% 9,722 42.34% 89 0.39% 3,428 14.93% 22,961
Centre 15,412 67.18% 7,483 32.62% 45 0.20% 7,929 34.56% 22,940
Chester 47,225 70.24% 19,957 29.68% 50 0.07% 27,268 40.56% 67,232
Clarion 10,048 66.94% 4,955 33.01% 8 0.05% 5,093 33.93% 15,011
Clearfield 17,519 57.51% 12,852 42.19% 89 0.29% 4,667 15.32% 30,460
Clinton 8,250 60.32% 5,411 39.56% 17 0.12% 2,839 20.76% 13,678
Columbia 13,382 59.69% 9,024 40.25% 15 0.07% 4,358 19.44% 22,421
Crawford 18,887 66.65% 9,346 32.98% 104 0.37% 9,541 33.67% 28,337
Cumberland 29,468 68.10% 13,651 31.55% 153 0.35% 15,817 36.55% 43,272
Dauphin 61,342 67.45% 29,226 32.14% 375 0.41% 32,116 35.31% 90,943
Delaware 143,663 63.51% 82,024 36.26% 523 0.23% 61,639 27.25% 226,210
Elk 8,947 61.84% 5,498 38.00% 23 0.16% 3,449 23.84% 14,468
Erie 54,430 61.46% 33,802 38.17% 323 0.36% 20,628 23.29% 88,555
Fayette 27,857 41.97% 38,312 57.72% 206 0.31% -10,455 -15.75% 66,375
Forest 1,535 71.13% 622 28.82% 1 0.05% 913 42.31% 2,158
Franklin 19,121 63.33% 11,060 36.63% 12 0.04% 8,061 26.70% 30,193
Fulton 2,370 56.50% 1,819 43.36% 6 0.14% 551 13.13% 4,195
Greene 7,562 43.45% 9,827 56.47% 14 0.08% -2,265 -13.01% 17,403
Huntingdon 9,698 67.66% 4,618 32.22% 17 0.12% 5,080 35.44% 14,333
Indiana 18,593 62.27% 11,268 37.73% 0 0.00% 7,325 24.53% 29,861
Jefferson 13,051 66.26% 6,627 33.64% 19 0.10% 6,424 32.61% 19,697
Juniata 4,258 60.45% 2,779 39.45% 7 0.10% 1,479 21.00% 7,044
Lackawanna 64,386 53.56% 55,741 46.37% 79 0.07% 8,645 7.19% 120,206
Lancaster 69,026 69.86% 29,538 29.90% 237 0.24% 39,488 39.97% 98,801
Lawrence 25,037 55.61% 19,923 44.25% 65 0.14% 5,114 11.36% 45,025
Lebanon 22,556 68.35% 10,406 31.53% 41 0.12% 12,150 36.81% 33,003
Lehigh 50,564 63.30% 29,067 36.39% 251 0.31% 21,497 26.91% 79,882
Luzerne 92,458 58.22% 65,155 41.02% 1,207 0.76% 27,303 17.19% 158,820
Lycoming 27,030 66.67% 13,490 33.28% 20 0.05% 13,540 33.40% 40,540
McKean 14,725 73.81% 5,152 25.82% 73 0.37% 9,573 47.98% 19,950
Mercer 28,785 59.14% 19,769 40.62% 120 0.25% 9,016 18.52% 48,674
Mifflin 8,638 62.94% 5,078 37.00% 9 0.07% 3,560 25.94% 13,725
Monroe 10,081 64.30% 5,506 35.12% 92 0.59% 4,575 29.18% 15,679
Montgomery 133,270 69.20% 59,095 30.69% 218 0.11% 74,175 38.52% 192,583
Montour 3,976 65.71% 2,072 34.24% 3 0.05% 1,904 31.47% 6,051
Northampton 43,375 55.83% 33,749 43.44% 573 0.74% 9,626 12.39% 77,697
Northumberland 28,583 62.46% 17,141 37.45% 41 0.09% 11,442 25.00% 45,765
Perry 7,511 67.59% 3,576 32.18% 25 0.22% 3,935 35.41% 11,112
Philadelphia 383,414 42.97% 507,289 56.85% 1,618 0.18% -123,875 -13.88% 892,321
Pike 4,160 77.28% 1,219 22.65% 4 0.07% 2,941 54.63% 5,383
Potter 5,181 69.45% 2,257 30.25% 22 0.29% 2,924 39.20% 7,460
Schuylkill 51,670 61.95% 31,645 37.94% 91 0.11% 20,025 24.01% 83,406
Snyder 7,102 78.35% 1,959 21.61% 3 0.03% 5,143 56.74% 9,064
Somerset 20,568 60.95% 13,163 39.00% 17 0.05% 7,405 21.94% 33,748
Sullivan 2,007 60.87% 1,286 39.01% 4 0.12% 721 21.87% 3,297
Susquehanna 10,752 71.42% 4,293 28.52% 10 0.07% 6,459 42.90% 15,055
Tioga 10,827 76.72% 3,280 23.24% 6 0.04% 7,547 53.48% 14,113
Union 6,620 78.08% 1,844 21.75% 14 0.17% 4,776 56.33% 8,478
Venango 17,107 75.31% 5,594 24.63% 14 0.06% 11,513 50.68% 22,715
Warren 12,145 72.94% 4,463 26.80% 43 0.26% 7,682 46.14% 16,651
Washington 39,465 45.04% 48,052 54.84% 98 0.11% -8,587 -9.80% 87,615
Wayne 9,658 75.64% 3,092 24.22% 18 0.14% 6,566 51.43% 12,768
Westmoreland 66,580 47.77% 72,616 52.10% 192 0.14% -6,036 -4.33% 139,388
Wyoming 5,906 73.56% 2,120 26.40% 3 0.04% 3,786 47.15% 8,029
York 48,176 55.33% 38,743 44.50% 149 0.17% 9,433 10.83% 87,068
Totals 2,585,052 56.45% 1,984,769 43.34% 9,482 0.21% 600,283 13.11% 4,579,303

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. ^ "The Presidents". David Leip. Retrieved September 27, 2017. Eisenhower's home state for the 1956 Election was Pennsylvania
  2. ^ David Leip. "1956 Presidential General Election Results – Pennsylvania". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  3. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; pp. 385-386 ISBN  0405077114