1856 United States presidential election in Virginia

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United States presidential election in Virginia, 1856

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  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 15 0
Popular vote 90,083 60,150
Percentage 59.96% 40.04%

President before election

Franklin Pierce

Elected President

James Buchanan

The 1856 United States presidential election in Virginia took place on November 4, 1856, as part of the 1856 United States presidential election. Voters chose fifteen representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Virginia voted for the Democratic candidate, former United States Minister to the United Kingdom James Buchanan over the American candidate, former President Millard Fillmore. Former U.S. Senator John C. Frémont was also the Republican candidate in this election, but he was not on the ballot in Virginia. Buchanan won the state with a margin was 19.92%.


United States presidential election in Virginia, 1856[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic James Buchanan 90,083 59.96% 15
American Millard Fillmore 60,150 40.04% 0
Totals 150,233 100.0% 15


  1. ^ "1856 Presidential General Election Results - Virginia". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 12 April 2013.

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