United States presidential election in Mississippi, 1856

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United States presidential election in Mississippi, 1856

← 1852 November 2, 1852 1860 →
  Hon. James Buchanan - NARA - 528318-crop.jpg Millard Fillmore by Brady Studio 1855-65-crop.jpg
Nominee James Buchanan Millard Fillmore
Party Democratic Know Nothing
Home state Pennsylvania New York
Running mate John C. Breckinridge Andrew J. Donelson
Electoral vote 7 0
Popular vote 35,456 24,191
Percentage 59.44% 40.56%

President before election

Franklin Pierce

Elected President

James Buchanan

The 1856 United States presidential election in Mississippi was held on November 4, 1856. Mississippi voters chose seven electors to represent the state in the Electoral College, which chose the president and vice president.

Mississippi was won by Senator James Buchanan (DPennsylvania), running with Representative and future presidential candidate in the 1860 presidential election John C. Breckinridge, with 59.44% of the popular vote, against the 13th president of the United States Millard Fillmore (ANew York), running with the 2nd United States Ambassador to Germany Andrew Jackson Donelson, with 40.56% of the popular vote[1].

The Republican Party nominee John C. Frémont was not on the ballot in the state.


United States presidential election in Mississippi, 1856[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Buchanan 35,456 59.44%
Know Nothing Millard Fillmore 24,191 40.56%
Total votes 59,647 100%


  1. ^ "1856 Presidential Election Results Mississippi".
  2. ^ "1860 Presidential Election Results Alabama".
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