1956 United States presidential election in Arkansas

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United States presidential election in Arkansas, 1956

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All 8 Arkansas votes to the Electoral College
  AdlaiEStevenson1900-1965.jpg Dwight David Eisenhower, photo portrait by Bachrach, 1952.jpg
Nominee Adlai Stevenson Dwight D. Eisenhower
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Illinois Pennsylvania[2][3]
Running mate Estes Kefauver Richard Nixon
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 213,777 186,287
Percentage 52.5% 45.8%

Arkansas Presidential Election Results 1956.svg
County Results

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

The 1956 United States presidential election in Arkansas took place on November 6, 1956, as part of the 1956 United States presidential election. Arkansas voters chose eight[4] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Arkansas was won by Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 52.46 percent of the popular vote against incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 45.82 percent of the popular vote.[5][6]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Arkansas, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 213,277 52.46%
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower (inc.) 186,287 45.82%
Constitution T. Coleman Andrews 7,008 1.72%
Total votes 406,572 100%

Results by county[edit]

County Stevenson# Stevenson% Eisenhower# Eisenhower% Andrews# Andrews% Total votes cast[7]
Arkansas 2,736 48.55% 2,826 50.15% 73 1.30% 5,635
Ashley 2,820 66.04% 1,183 27.70% 267 6.25% 4,270
Baxter 1,451 45.46% 1,721 53.92% 20 0.63% 3,192
Benton 3,744 36.33% 6,500 63.08% 61 0.59% 10,305
Boone 2,829 47.10% 3,153 52.50% 24 0.40% 6,006
Bradley 3,010 68.01% 1,361 30.75% 55 1.24% 4,426
Calhoun 1,303 73.95% 445 25.26% 14 0.79% 1,762
Carroll 1,651 41.48% 2,310 58.04% 19 0.48% 3,980
Chicot 2,273 65.79% 1,043 30.19% 139 4.02% 3,455
Clark 2,809 58.04% 1,973 40.76% 58 1.20% 4,840
Clay 2,368 57.57% 1,711 41.60% 34 0.83% 4,113
Cleburne 1,094 53.42% 947 46.24% 7 0.34% 2,048
Cleveland 1,149 72.17% 423 26.57% 20 1.26% 1,592
Columbia 2,845 52.74% 2,342 43.42% 207 3.84% 5,394
Conway 2,618 61.15% 1,636 38.22% 27 0.63% 4,281
Craighead 5,876 58.41% 4,035 40.11% 149 1.48% 10,060
Crawford 2,723 46.60% 3,090 52.88% 30 0.51% 5,843
Crittenden 2,120 43.51% 2,476 50.81% 277 5.68% 4,873
Cross 2,165 63.36% 1,176 34.42% 76 2.22% 3,417
Dallas 1,726 62.49% 984 35.63% 52 1.88% 2,762
Desha 2,935 70.03% 1,204 28.73% 52 1.24% 4,191
Drew 2,234 62.30% 1,265 35.28% 87 2.43% 3,586
Faulkner 3,428 58.50% 2,399 40.94% 33 0.56% 5,860
Franklin 1,614 58.25% 1,137 41.03% 20 0.72% 2,771
Fulton 958 54.09% 799 45.12% 14 0.79% 1,771
Garland 5,437 36.06% 9,427 62.53% 212 1.41% 15,076
Grant 1,272 59.47% 818 38.24% 49 2.29% 2,139
Greene 3,454 64.09% 1,898 35.22% 37 0.69% 5,389
Hempstead 2,694 53.91% 2,227 44.57% 76 1.52% 4,997
Hot Spring 3,525 54.21% 2,923 44.96% 54 0.83% 6,502
Howard 1,428 51.27% 1,329 47.72% 28 1.01% 2,785
Independence 2,316 49.46% 2,333 49.82% 34 0.73% 4,683
Izard 1,200 69.93% 511 29.78% 5 0.29% 1,716
Jackson 3,699 73.09% 1,323 26.14% 39 0.77% 5,061
Jefferson 6,426 51.17% 5,743 45.73% 389 3.10% 12,558
Johnson 1,697 52.30% 1,520 46.84% 28 0.86% 3,245
Lafayette 1,348 59.12% 836 36.67% 96 4.21% 2,280
Lawrence 2,303 58.33% 1,584 40.12% 61 1.55% 3,948
Lee 1,719 61.09% 974 34.61% 121 4.30% 2,814
Lincoln 1,616 67.19% 767 31.89% 22 0.91% 2,405
Little River 1,308 59.51% 828 37.67% 62 2.82% 2,198
Logan 2,307 52.29% 2,081 47.17% 24 0.54% 4,412
Lonoke 3,234 60.61% 1,932 36.21% 170 3.19% 5,336
Madison 2,186 46.35% 2,525 53.54% 5 0.11% 4,716
Marion 1,061 55.20% 857 44.59% 4 0.21% 1,922
Miller 5,402 54.09% 4,307 43.13% 278 2.78% 9,987
Mississippi 6,428 58.68% 4,269 38.97% 258 2.36% 10,955
Monroe 1,460 55.43% 1,099 41.72% 75 2.85% 2,634
Montgomery 846 46.25% 965 52.76% 18 0.98% 1,829
Nevada 1,871 63.57% 1,039 35.30% 33 1.12% 2,943
Newton 832 35.92% 1,481 63.95% 3 0.13% 2,316
Ouachita 5,188 63.82% 2,819 34.68% 122 1.50% 8,129
Perry 719 55.14% 572 43.87% 13 1.00% 1,304
Phillips 3,917 56.44% 2,826 40.72% 197 2.84% 6,940
Pike 985 51.76% 905 47.56% 13 0.68% 1,903
Poinsett 3,817 63.55% 2,117 35.25% 72 1.20% 6,006
Polk 1,287 40.95% 1,832 58.29% 24 0.76% 3,143
Pope 2,753 54.57% 2,267 44.94% 25 0.50% 5,045
Prairie 1,504 61.64% 917 37.58% 19 0.78% 2,440
Pulaski 23,372 46.46% 25,702 51.10% 1,227 2.44% 50,301
Randolph 1,763 60.94% 1,117 38.61% 13 0.45% 2,893
St. Francis 2,114 50.35% 1,884 44.87% 201 4.79% 4,199
Saline 3,705 58.09% 2,603 40.81% 70 1.10% 6,378
Scott 1,248 43.05% 1,637 56.47% 14 0.48% 2,899
Searcy 909 26.94% 2,441 72.35% 24 0.71% 3,374
Sebastian 7,489 41.98% 10,234 57.36% 118 0.66% 17,841
Sevier 1,500 56.01% 1,159 43.28% 19 0.71% 2,678
Sharp 927 57.94% 645 40.31% 28 1.75% 1,600
Stone 756 53.58% 651 46.14% 4 0.28% 1,411
Union 7,055 55.44% 5,059 39.75% 612 4.81% 12,726
Van Buren 1,331 50.38% 1,296 49.05% 15 0.57% 2,642
Washington 4,857 38.48% 7,683 60.87% 83 0.66% 12,623
White 4,895 55.94% 3,813 43.58% 42 0.48% 8,750
Woodruff 1,630 60.93% 992 37.08% 53 1.98% 2,675
Yell 2,008 59.18% 1,381 40.70% 4 0.12% 3,393
Totals 213,277 52.46% 186,287 45.82% 7,008 1.72% 406,572

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "The Presidents". David Leip. Retrieved September 27, 2017. Eisenhower's home state for the 1956 Election was Pennsylvania
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "1956 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  5. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results - Arkansas". Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1956". Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  7. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; pp. 52-53 ISBN 0405077114