United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1956

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United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1956
1952 ←
November 6, 1956 → 1960

  Dwight D. Eisenhower, official photo portrait, May 29, 1959.jpg AdlaiEStevenson1900-1965.jpg
Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Pennsylvania[1] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver
Electoral vote 32 0
Popular vote 2,585,252 1,981,769
Percentage 56.49% 43.30%

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County results

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The 1956 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on November 6, 1956 throughout the continuous 48 states, but not Alaska or Hawaii which would be admitted to the Union in 1959. Voters chose 32 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Pennsylvania overwhelmingly voted for the Republican nominee, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, over the Democratic nominee, former Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson. Pennsylvania was the home state of President Eisenhower as he moved to the Gettysburg area after World War II. Eisenhower won Pennsylvania by a massive margin of 13.19%.


United States presidential [2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower 2,585,252 56.49% 32
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 1,981,769 43.30% 0
Socialist Labor Eric Hass 7,447 0.16% 0
Militant Workers Farrell Dobbs 2,035 0.04% 0


  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.
  2. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/index.html