1856 United States presidential election in Texas

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  Hon. James Buchanan - NARA - 528318-crop.jpg Millard Fillmore by Brady Studio 1855-65-crop.jpg
Nominee James Buchanan Millard Fillmore
Party Democratic Know Nothing
Home state Pennsylvania New York
Running mate John C. Breckinridge Andrew J. Donelson
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 31,169 15,639
Percentage 66.59% 33.41%

President before election

Franklin Pierce

Elected President

James Buchanan

The 1856 United States presidential election in Texas was held in November 4, 1856. Texas voters chose 4 electors to represent the state in the Electoral College, which chose the president and vice president.

Texas voted for the Democratic nominee James Buchanan, who received 67% of the vote. Texas was Buchanan's second strongest state.

Republican Party nominee John C. Frémont was not on the ballot.


United States presidential election in Texas, 1856[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic James Buchanan 31,169 66.589% 4
American Millard Fillmore 15,639 33.411% 0
Total 46,808 100.0% 4


  1. ^ "David Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections".