1856 United States presidential election in Maine

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United States presidential election in Maine, 1856
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Nominee John C. Frémont James Buchanan
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California Pennsylvania
Running mate William L. Dayton John C. Breckinridge
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 67,279 39,140
Percentage 61.34% 35.68%

President before election

Franklin Pierce

Elected President

James Buchanan

The 1856 United States presidential election in Maine took place on November 4, 1856, as part of the 1856 United States presidential election. Voters chose eight representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Maine voted for the Republican candidate, John C. Frémont, over the Democratic candidate, James Buchanan, and the Know Nothing candidate, Millard Fillmore. Frémont won the state by a margin of 25.66%.

With 61.34% of the popular vote, Maine would prove to be Frémont's third strongest state in the 1856 election after Vermont and Massachusetts.[1]


United States presidential election in Maine, 1856[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican John C. Frémont of California William L. Dayton of New Jersey 67,279 61.34% 8 100.00%
Democratic James Buchanan of Pennsylvania John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky 39,140 35.68% 0 0.00%
Know Nothing Millard Fillmore of New York Andrew Jackson Donelson of Tennessee 3,270 2.98% 0 0.00%
Total 109,689 100.00% 8 100.00%


  1. ^ "1856 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ "1856 Presidential General Election Results - Maine". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 17 March 2015.