United States presidential election in California, 1856

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In the 1856 United States presidential election, California voted for the Democratic nominee, former Secretary of State James Buchanan, over the American Party nominee, former Whig president Millard Fillmore, and the Republican nominee, the state's former senator John C. Frémont.


United States presidential election in California, 1856[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic James Buchanan 53,342 48.38% 4
American Millard Fillmore 36,195 32.83% 0
Republican John C. Frémont 20,704 18.78% 0
No party Write-ins 14 0.01% 0
Invalid or blank votes
Totals 110,255 100.00% 4
Voter turnout


  1. ^ "1856 Presidential General Election Results - California". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2008-08-25.