1956 United States presidential election in Utah

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United States presidential election in Utah, 1956

← 1952 November 6, 1956[1] 1960 →

All 4 Utah 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[a][2] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 215,631 118,364
Percentage 64.6% 35.4%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

The 1956 United States presidential election in Utah took place on November 6, 1956, as part of the 1956 United States presidential election. Utah voters chose four[3] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Utah was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 64.56 percent of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 35.44 percent of the popular vote.[4][5]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Utah, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower (inc.) 215,631 64.56%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 118,364 35.44%
Total votes 333,995 100%

Results by county[edit]

Dwight David Eisenhower
Republican
Adlai Stevenson II
Democratic
Margin Total votes cast[6]
County # % # % # % #
Beaver 1,190 53.60% 1,030 46.40% 160 7.21% 2,220
Box Elder 5,804 68.34% 2,689 31.66% 3,115 36.68% 8,493
Cache 10,349 73.82% 3,671 26.18% 6,678 47.63% 14,020
Carbon 4,507 50.26% 4,460 49.74% 47 0.52% 8,967
Daggett 102 53.13% 90 46.88% 12 6.25% 192
Davis 12,122 66.71% 6,050 33.29% 6,072 33.41% 18,172
Duchesne 1,856 67.99% 874 32.01% 982 35.97% 2,730
Emery 1,679 64.04% 943 35.96% 736 28.07% 2,622
Garfield 1,115 75.95% 353 24.05% 762 51.91% 1,468
Grand 1,044 76.09% 328 23.91% 716 52.19% 1,372
Iron 3,321 71.70% 1,311 28.30% 2,010 43.39% 4,632
Juab 1,512 59.60% 1,025 40.40% 487 19.20% 2,537
Kane 939 90.20% 102 9.80% 837 80.40% 1,041
Millard 2,667 69.09% 1,193 30.91% 1,474 38.19% 3,860
Morgan 905 67.39% 438 32.61% 467 34.77% 1,343
Piute 548 75.27% 180 24.73% 368 50.55% 728
Rich 561 68.92% 253 31.08% 308 37.84% 814
Salt Lake 95,179 64.22% 53,038 35.78% 42,141 28.43% 148,217
San Juan 1,119 72.47% 425 27.53% 694 44.95% 1,544
Sanpete 3,883 68.59% 1,778 31.41% 2,105 37.18% 5,661
Sevier 3,646 74.74% 1,232 25.26% 2,414 49.49% 4,878
Summit 2,031 69.77% 880 30.23% 1,151 39.54% 2,911
Tooele 3,390 55.82% 2,683 44.18% 707 11.64% 6,073
Uintah 2,840 77.60% 820 22.40% 2,020 55.19% 3,660
Utah 25,371 66.56% 12,747 33.44% 12,624 33.12% 38,118
Wasatch 1,738 66.79% 864 33.21% 874 33.59% 2,602
Washington 3,172 78.34% 877 21.66% 2,295 56.68% 4,049
Wayne 499 63.81% 283 36.19% 216 27.62% 782
Weber 22,542 55.95% 17,747 44.05% 4,795 11.90% 40,289
Totals 215,631 64.56% 118,364 35.44% 97,267 29.12% 333,995

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  2. ^ "The Presidents". David Leip. Retrieved September 27, 2017. Eisenhower’s home state for the 1956 Election was Pennsylvania
  3. ^ "1956 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results - Utah". Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  5. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1956". Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  6. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; p. 461 ISBN 0405077114