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United States presidential election in Virginia, 1956

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Nominee Dwight Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson T. Coleman Andrews
Party Republican Democratic Dixiecrat
Home state Pennsylvania [a] [1] 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. 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 the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election when majority-black Charles City County has voted for a Republican presidential candidate. [2]

Results

United States presidential election in Virginia, 1956 [3]
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

Results by county

Dwight David Eisenhower
Republican
Adlai Stevenson II
Democratic
Thomas Coleman Andrews
States' Rights
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast [4]
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Accomack County 2,823 54.25% 2,213 42.52% 162 3.11% 6 0.12% 610 11.72% 5,204
Albemarle County 2,508 57.18% 1,412 32.19% 466 10.62% 0 0.00% 1,096 24.99% 4,386
Alleghany County 1,135 55.26% 822 40.02% 97 4.72% 0 0.00% 313 15.24% 2,054
Amelia County 745 43.11% 403 23.32% 571 33.04% 9 0.52% 174 [b] 10.07% 1,728
Amherst County 1,529 42.59% 1,933 53.84% 124 3.45% 4 0.11% -404 -11.25% 3,590
Appomattox County 853 40.89% 1,079 51.73% 153 7.33% 1 0.05% -226 -10.83% 2,086
Arlington County 21,868 55.05% 16,674 41.97% 1,151 2.90% 32 0.08% 5,194 13.07% 39,725
Augusta County 3,466 68.07% 1,484 29.14% 139 2.73% 3 0.06% 1,982 38.92% 5,092
Bath County 739 58.47% 479 37.90% 45 3.56% 1 0.08% 260 20.57% 1,264
Bedford County 3,148 52.07% 2,649 43.81% 241 3.99% 8 0.13% 499 8.25% 6,046
Bland County 1,113 57.16% 813 41.76% 20 1.03% 1 0.05% 300 15.41% 1,947
Botetourt County 2,280 60.67% 1,377 36.64% 101 2.69% 0 0.00% 903 24.03% 3,758
Brunswick County 799 25.28% 1,357 42.94% 996 31.52% 8 0.25% 361 [c] 11.42% 3,160
Buchanan County 3,191 46.71% 3,616 52.94% 21 0.31% 3 0.04% -425 -6.22% 6,831
Buckingham County 751 43.64% 648 37.65% 312 18.13% 10 0.58% 103 5.98% 1,721
Campbell County 2,827 47.79% 2,674 45.20% 401 6.78% 14 0.24% 153 2.59% 5,916
Caroline County 907 46.06% 853 43.32% 202 10.26% 7 0.36% 54 2.74% 1,969
Carroll County 4,060 69.66% 1,739 29.84% 24 0.41% 5 0.09% 2,321 39.82% 5,828
Charles City County 661 72.08% 174 18.97% 79 8.62% 3 0.33% 487 53.11% 917
Charlotte County 791 27.86% 1,431 50.41% 605 21.31% 12 0.42% -640 -22.54% 2,839
Chesterfield County 5,787 53.12% 3,306 30.35% 1,791 16.44% 10 0.09% 2,481 22.77% 10,894
Clarke County 785 48.91% 725 45.17% 95 5.92% 0 0.00% 60 3.74% 1,605
Craig County 485 48.84% 501 50.45% 7 0.70% 0 0.00% -16 -1.61% 993
Culpeper County 1,502 56.44% 966 36.30% 188 7.07% 5 0.19% 536 20.14% 2,661
Cumberland County 566 42.91% 331 25.09% 416 31.54% 6 0.45% 150 [b] 11.37% 1,319
Dickenson County 3,444 48.15% 3,695 51.66% 8 0.11% 6 0.08% -251 -3.51% 7,153
Dinwiddie County 807 30.71% 1,282 48.78% 524 19.94% 15 0.57% -475 -18.07% 2,628
Essex County 597 55.48% 328 30.48% 149 13.85% 2 0.19% 269 25.00% 1,076
Fairfax County 20,761 55.71% 15,633 41.95% 862 2.31% 11 0.03% 5,128 13.76% 37,267
Fauquier County 2,112 55.55% 1,567 41.22% 122 3.21% 1 0.03% 545 14.33% 3,802
Floyd County 1,970 70.46% 799 28.58% 25 0.89% 2 0.07% 1,171 41.88% 2,796
Fluvanna County 734 53.85% 417 30.59% 208 15.26% 4 0.29% 317 23.26% 1,363
Franklin County 2,125 48.81% 2,142 49.20% 84 1.93% 3 0.07% -17 -0.39% 4,354
Frederick County 1,882 56.01% 1,405 41.82% 71 2.11% 2 0.06% 477 14.20% 3,360
Giles County 2,270 51.84% 2,016 46.04% 81 1.85% 12 0.27% 254 5.80% 4,379
Gloucester County 1,319 57.95% 723 31.77% 223 9.80% 11 0.48% 596 26.19% 2,276
Goochland County 748 50.10% 508 34.03% 233 15.61% 4 0.27% 240 16.08% 1,493
Grayson County 4,039 62.18% 2,426 37.35% 26 0.40% 5 0.08% 1,613 24.83% 6,496
Greene County 539 63.49% 246 28.98% 63 7.42% 1 0.12% 293 34.51% 849
Greensville County 724 29.08% 994 39.92% 760 30.52% 12 0.48% 234 [c] 9.40% 2,490
Halifax County 1,782 30.73% 2,470 42.59% 1,513 26.09% 34 0.59% -688 -11.86% 5,799
Hanover County 2,272 54.07% 1,109 26.39% 813 19.35% 8 0.19% 1,163 27.68% 4,202
Henrico County 12,702 60.20% 5,032 23.85% 3,354 15.89% 13 0.06% 7,670 36.35% 21,101
Henry County 2,436 47.75% 2,582 50.61% 75 1.47% 9 0.18% -146 -2.86% 5,102
Highland County 633 58.02% 432 39.60% 23 2.11% 3 0.27% 201 18.42% 1,091
Isle of Wight County 1,298 47.08% 1,324 48.02% 131 4.75% 4 0.15% -26 -0.94% 2,757
James City County 728 62.54% 312 26.80% 122 10.48% 2 0.17% 416 35.74% 1,164
King and Queen County 495 54.64% 289 31.90% 116 12.80% 6 0.66% 206 22.74% 906
King George County 655 51.70% 563 44.44% 47 3.71% 2 0.16% 92 7.26% 1,267
King William County 887 62.16% 357 25.02% 180 12.61% 3 0.21% 530 37.14% 1,427
Lancaster County 1,380 70.66% 373 19.10% 192 9.83% 8 0.41% 1,007 51.56% 1,953
Lee County 4,548 54.77% 3,714 44.73% 30 0.36% 12 0.14% 834 10.04% 8,304
Loudoun County 2,489 53.41% 1,960 42.06% 205 4.40% 6 0.13% 529 11.35% 4,660
Louisa County 1,152 47.43% 795 32.73% 472 19.43% 10 0.41% 357 14.70% 2,429
Lunenburg County 580 24.80% 1,111 47.50% 641 27.40% 7 0.30% 470 [c] 20.09% 2,339
Madison County 850 56.86% 533 35.65% 111 7.42% 1 0.07% 317 21.20% 1,495
Mathews County 1,018 65.42% 406 26.09% 132 8.48% 0 0.00% 612 39.33% 1,556
Mecklenburg County 1,498 33.78% 2,004 45.20% 920 20.75% 12 0.27% -506 -11.41% 4,434
Middlesex County 721 58.00% 338 27.19% 180 14.48% 4 0.32% 383 30.81% 1,243
Montgomery County 4,598 70.10% 1,848 28.18% 106 1.62% 7 0.11% 2,750 41.93% 6,559
Nansemond County 1,753 40.21% 2,492 57.16% 98 2.25% 17 0.39% -739 -16.95% 4,360
Nelson County 764 37.20% 1,215 59.15% 73 3.55% 2 0.10% -451 -21.96% 2,054
New Kent County 510 57.95% 178 20.23% 189 21.48% 3 0.34% 321 [b] 36.48% 880
Norfolk County 4,558 41.74% 6,026 55.18% 332 3.04% 4 0.04% -1,468 -13.44% 10,920
Northampton County 1,264 51.03% 1,132 45.70% 78 3.15% 3 0.12% 132 5.33% 2,477
Northumberland County 1,191 62.68% 428 22.53% 277 14.58% 4 0.21% 763 40.16% 1,900
Nottoway County 1,124 33.76% 1,242 37.31% 961 28.87% 2 0.06% -118 -3.54% 3,329
Orange County 1,344 53.55% 794 31.63% 363 14.46% 9 0.36% 550 21.91% 2,510
Page County 2,372 62.73% 1,358 35.92% 49 1.30% 2 0.05% 1,014 26.82% 3,781
Patrick County 1,345 43.93% 1,677 54.77% 38 1.24% 2 0.07% -332 -10.84% 3,062
Pittsylvania County 2,870 36.82% 4,136 53.07% 767 9.84% 21 0.27% -1,266 -16.24% 7,794
Powhatan County 729 54.08% 297 22.03% 314 23.29% 8 0.59% 415 [b] 30.79% 1,348
Prince Edward County 932 31.43% 437 14.74% 1,588 53.56% 8 0.27% -656 [b] -22.12% 2,965
Prince George County 689 46.24% 642 43.09% 149 10.00% 10 0.67% 47 3.15% 1,490
Princess Anne County 4,675 50.52% 4,342 46.93% 227 2.45% 9 0.10% 333 3.60% 9,253
Prince William County 2,023 50.96% 1,851 46.62% 95 2.39% 1 0.03% 172 4.33% 3,970
Pulaski County 3,517 63.05% 1,994 35.75% 65 1.17% 2 0.04% 1,523 27.30% 5,578
Rappahannock County 514 47.81% 523 48.65% 35 3.26% 3 0.28% -9 -0.84% 1,075
Richmond County 761 67.89% 274 24.44% 85 7.58% 1 0.09% 487 43.44% 1,121
Roanoke County 7,509 69.83% 2,899 26.96% 342 3.18% 3 0.03% 4,610 42.87% 10,753
Rockbridge County 2,273 66.50% 1,039 30.40% 106 3.10% 0 0.00% 1,234 36.10% 3,418
Rockingham County 4,324 71.74% 1,605 26.63% 93 1.54% 5 0.08% 2,719 45.11% 6,027
Russell County 3,550 49.14% 3,641 50.40% 25 0.35% 8 0.11% -91 -1.26% 7,224
Scott County 5,116 58.44% 3,595 41.07% 36 0.41% 7 0.08% 1,521 17.37% 8,754
Shenandoah County 4,164 69.18% 1,769 29.39% 84 1.40% 2 0.03% 2,395 39.79% 6,019
Smyth County 4,771 66.23% 2,374 32.95% 56 0.78% 3 0.04% 2,397 33.27% 7,204
Southampton County 1,290 35.29% 2,039 55.79% 317 8.67% 9 0.25% -749 -20.49% 3,655
Spotsylvania County 1,244 51.94% 993 41.46% 154 6.43% 4 0.17% 251 10.48% 2,395
Stafford County 1,563 58.94% 978 36.88% 109 4.11% 2 0.08% 585 22.06% 2,652
Surry County 425 32.52% 616 47.13% 259 19.82% 7 0.54% -191 -14.61% 1,307
Sussex County 785 39.31% 851 42.61% 357 17.88% 4 0.20% -66 -3.30% 1,997
Tazewell County 3,960 52.55% 3,495 46.38% 75 1.00% 5 0.07% 465 6.17% 7,535
Warren County 2,003 58.83% 1,322 38.83% 77 2.26% 3 0.09% 681 20.00% 3,405
Washington County 4,651 56.38% 3,547 42.99% 45 0.55% 7 0.08% 1,104 13.38% 8,250
Westmoreland County 1,033 54.45% 695 36.64% 167 8.80% 2 0.11% 338 17.82% 1,897
Wise County 4,871 46.41% 5,567 53.04% 51 0.49% 6 0.06% -696 -6.63% 10,495
Wythe County 3,484 65.65% 1,766 33.28% 56 1.06% 1 0.02% 1,718 32.37% 5,307
York County 1,759 60.10% 1,064 36.35% 100 3.42% 4 0.14% 695 23.74% 2,927
Alexandria City 8,633 52.48% 7,451 45.30% 357 2.17% 8 0.05% 1,182 7.19% 16,449
Bristol City 1,794 51.89% 1,645 47.58% 17 0.49% 1 0.03% 149 4.31% 3,457
Buena Vista City 545 60.76% 326 36.34% 24 2.68% 2 0.22% 219 24.41% 897
Charlottesville City 3,746 62.19% 1,783 29.60% 490 8.14% 4 0.07% 1,963 32.59% 6,023
Clifton Forge City 1,125 61.48% 633 34.59% 71 3.88% 1 0.05% 492 26.89% 1,830
Colonial Heights City 1,037 47.74% 956 44.01% 177 8.15% 2 0.09% 81 3.73% 2,172
Covington City 1,639 56.34% 1,189 40.87% 79 2.72% 2 0.07% 450 15.47% 2,909
Danville City 4,561 59.03% 2,409 31.18% 740 9.58% 16 0.21% 2,152 27.85% 7,726
Falls Church City 1,462 53.13% 1,233 44.80% 55 2.00% 2 0.07% 229 8.32% 2,752
Fredericksburg City 1,672 60.25% 934 33.66% 168 6.05% 1 0.04% 738 26.59% 2,775
Galax City 761 68.31% 346 31.06% 7 0.63% 0 0.00% 415 37.25% 1,114
Hampton City 7,432 57.24% 5,108 39.34% 421 3.24% 22 0.17% 2,324 17.90% 12,983
Harrisonburg City 2,265 78.29% 571 19.74% 56 1.94% 1 0.03% 1,694 58.56% 2,893
Hopewell City 1,908 53.91% 1,388 39.22% 235 6.64% 8 0.23% 520 14.69% 3,539
Lynchburg City 6,806 64.81% 3,362 32.01% 329 3.13% 5 0.05% 3,444 32.79% 10,502
Martinsville City 2,125 59.67% 1,368 38.42% 65 1.83% 3 0.08% 757 21.26% 3,561
Newport News City 3,779 53.26% 3,069 43.26% 237 3.34% 10 0.14% 710 10.01% 7,095
Norfolk City 18,650 54.02% 14,571 42.20% 1,285 3.72% 19 0.06% 4,079 11.81% 34,525
Norton City 684 55.12% 552 44.48% 4 0.32% 1 0.08% 132 10.64% 1,241
Petersburg City 3,166 58.10% 1,882 34.54% 395 7.25% 6 0.11% 1,284 23.56% 5,449
Portsmouth City 5,390 47.13% 5,683 49.69% 348 3.04% 15 0.13% -293 -2.56% 11,436
Radford City 1,910 62.46% 1,118 36.56% 28 0.92% 2 0.07% 792 25.90% 3,058
Richmond City 27,367 61.79% 10,758 24.29% 6,136 13.85% 30 0.07% 16,609 37.50% 44,291
Roanoke City 16,708 69.38% 6,751 28.03% 611 2.54% 12 0.05% 9,957 41.35% 24,082
South Norfolk City 1,521 42.14% 1,871 51.84% 212 5.87% 5 0.14% -350 -9.70% 3,609
Staunton City 2,908 74.93% 843 21.72% 129 3.32% 1 0.03% 2,065 53.21% 3,881
Suffolk City 1,617 57.50% 1,103 39.22% 88 3.13% 4 0.14% 514 18.28% 2,812
Virginia Beach City 1,355 53.28% 1,111 43.69% 63 2.48% 14 0.55% 244 9.59% 2,543
Warwick City 4,872 56.39% 3,406 39.42% 352 4.07% 10 0.12% 1,466 16.97% 8,640
Waynesboro City 2,049 71.00% 748 25.92% 89 3.08% 0 0.00% 1,301 45.08% 2,886
Williamsburg City 775 62.60% 362 29.24% 99 8.00% 2 0.16% 413 33.36% 1,238
Winchester City 2,375 69.46% 945 27.64% 96 2.81% 3 0.09% 1,430 41.83% 3,419
Totals 386,459 55.37% 267,760 38.36% 42,964 6.16% 795 0.11% 118,699 17.01% 697,978

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.
  2. ^ a b c d e In this county or city where Stevenson ran third behind Andrews, margin given is Eisenhower vote minus Andrews vote and percentage given Eisenhower percentage minus Andrews percentage.
  3. ^ a b c In this county or city where Eisenhower ran third behind Andrews, margin given is Stevenson vote minus Andrews vote and percentage margin Stevenson percentage minus Andrews percentage

References

  1. ^ "The Presidents". David Leip. Retrieved September 27, 2017. Eisenhower's home state for the 1956 Election was Pennsylvania
  2. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  3. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1956election.pdf
  4. ^ Géoelections; presidential election of 1956 Popular Vote (.xlsx file for €15)