1956 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

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United States presidential election in Oklahoma, 1956

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All 8 Oklahoma votes to the Electoral College
  Dwight David Eisenhower, photo portrait by Bachrach, 1952.jpg AdlaiEStevenson1900-1965.jpg
Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Pennsylvania[2][3] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 473,769 385,581
Percentage 55.1% 44.9%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

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

Oklahoma was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 55.13 percent of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 44.87 percent of the popular vote.[5][6]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Oklahoma, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower (inc.) 473,769 55.13%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 385,581 44.87%
Total votes 859,350 100%

Results by county[edit]

County Eisenhower# Eisenhower% Stevenson# Stevenson% Total votes cast[7]
Adair 3,152 56.59% 2,418 43.41% 5,570
Alfalfa 3,251 70.34% 1,371 29.66% 4,622
Atoka 1,731 41.66% 2,424 58.34% 4,155
Beaver 2,046 68.38% 946 31.62% 2,992
Beckham 3,194 47.28% 3,561 52.72% 6,755
Blaine 3,855 67.64% 1,844 32.36% 5,699
Bryan 2,939 33.91% 5,729 66.09% 8,668
Caddo 5,331 47.53% 5,884 52.47% 11,215
Canadian 5,702 59.41% 3,896 40.59% 9,598
Carter 5,974 39.01% 9,341 60.99% 15,315
Cherokee 3,277 52.28% 2,991 47.72% 6,268
Choctaw 2,206 38.87% 3,469 61.13% 5,675
Cimarron 1,053 56.46% 812 43.54% 1,865
Cleveland 7,766 56.47% 5,987 43.53% 13,753
Coal 920 36.57% 1,596 63.43% 2,516
Comanche 7,532 46.24% 8,756 53.76% 16,288
Cotton 1,398 42.53% 1,889 57.47% 3,287
Craig 3,543 53.29% 3,106 46.71% 6,649
Creek 8,295 53.87% 7,102 46.13% 15,397
Custer 4,182 58.02% 3,026 41.98% 7,208
Delaware 3,078 53.47% 2,679 46.53% 5,757
Dewey 1,896 56.70% 1,448 43.30% 3,344
Ellis 1,916 67.56% 920 32.44% 2,836
Garfield 15,348 69.39% 6,769 30.61% 22,117
Garvin 3,850 37.38% 6,451 62.62% 10,301
Grady 5,191 43.39% 6,773 56.61% 11,964
Grant 2,788 58.81% 1,953 41.19% 4,741
Greer 1,499 44.01% 1,907 55.99% 3,406
Harmon 837 32.44% 1,743 67.56% 2,580
Harper 1,596 68.44% 736 31.56% 2,332
Haskell 1,758 42.47% 2,381 57.53% 4,139
Hughes 2,783 39.41% 4,278 60.59% 7,061
Jackson 2,343 34.57% 4,435 65.43% 6,778
Jefferson 1,186 31.84% 2,539 68.16% 3,725
Johnston 1,157 34.14% 2,232 65.86% 3,389
Kay 14,837 64.77% 8,071 35.23% 22,908
Kingfisher 3,935 70.23% 1,668 29.77% 5,603
Kiowa 2,713 44.59% 3,371 55.41% 6,084
Latimer 1,387 41.02% 1,994 58.98% 3,381
Le Flore 4,310 44.96% 5,276 55.04% 9,586
Lincoln 4,993 56.09% 3,909 43.91% 8,902
Logan 5,326 64.94% 2,875 35.06% 8,201
Love 731 29.39% 1,756 70.61% 2,487
Major 2,826 74.82% 951 25.18% 3,777
Marshall 1,151 35.40% 2,100 64.60% 3,251
Mayes 4,677 55.43% 3,760 44.57% 8,437
McClain 2,081 41.11% 2,981 58.89% 5,062
McCurtain 2,707 36.25% 4,761 63.75% 7,468
McIntosh 2,149 44.06% 2,728 55.94% 4,877
Murray 1,809 42.16% 2,482 57.84% 4,291
Muskogee 11,057 51.50% 10,413 48.50% 21,470
Noble 3,536 63.68% 2,017 36.32% 5,553
Nowata 3,168 58.28% 2,268 41.72% 5,436
Okfuskee 2,299 49.65% 2,331 50.35% 4,630
Oklahoma 85,395 59.76% 57,512 40.24% 142,907
Okmulgee 6,703 46.78% 7,626 53.22% 14,329
Osage 7,296 55.13% 5,939 44.87% 13,235
Ottawa 6,730 54.05% 5,721 45.95% 12,451
Pawnee 3,390 59.96% 2,264 40.04% 5,654
Payne 9,381 59.75% 6,320 40.25% 15,701
Pittsburg 5,239 38.46% 8,382 61.54% 13,621
Pontotoc 4,814 44.72% 5,950 55.28% 10,764
Pottawatomie 8,496 48.85% 8,895 51.15% 17,391
Pushmataha 1,499 39.74% 2,273 60.26% 3,772
Roger Mills 1,072 43.95% 1,367 56.05% 2,439
Rogers 4,487 58.49% 3,185 41.51% 7,672
Seminole 5,230 47.00% 5,897 53.00% 11,127
Sequoyah 3,330 48.33% 3,560 51.67% 6,890
Stephens 6,324 45.67% 7,524 54.33% 13,848
Texas 3,320 63.77% 1,886 36.23% 5,206
Tillman 1,810 34.97% 3,366 65.03% 5,176
Tulsa 83,219 65.51% 43,805 34.49% 127,024
Wagoner 3,537 58.16% 2,544 41.84% 6,081
Washington 12,488 69.31% 5,529 30.69% 18,017
Washita 2,552 44.44% 3,191 55.56% 5,743
Woods 3,787 64.08% 2,123 35.92% 5,910
Woodward 3,405 67.79% 1,618 32.21% 5,023
Totals 473,769 55.13% 385,581 44.87% 859,350

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "The Presidents". David Leip. Retrieved September 27, 2017. Eisenhower's home state for the 1956 Election was Pennsylvania
  4. ^ "1956 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  5. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results - Oklahoma". Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  6. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1956". Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  7. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; pp. 365-366 ISBN 0405077114