United States presidential election in Illinois, 1956

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United States presidential election in Illinois, 1956

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All 27 Illinois votes to the Electoral College
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Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Pennsylvania[2][3] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver
Electoral vote 27 0
Popular vote 2,623,327 1,775,682
Percentage 59.5% 40.3%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

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

Illinois was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 59.52% of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 40.29% of the popular vote.[5][6]

Results

United States presidential election in Illinois, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower (inc.) 2,623,327 59.52%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 1,775,682 40.29%
Write-in 8,398 0.19%
Total votes 4,407,407 100%

References

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved July 9, 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 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results - Illinois". Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1956". Retrieved July 9, 2017.


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