1956 United States presidential election in Michigan

The 1956 United States presidential election in Michigan was held on November 6, 1956 as part of the 1956 United States presidential election. Voters chose twenty electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1956 United States presidential election in Michigan

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All 20 Michigan votes to the Electoral College
Turnout67.9% Increase [1]
  Dwight David Eisenhower, photo portrait by Bachrach, 1952.jpg AdlaiEStevenson1900-1965.jpg
Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Pennsylvania[2][3] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver
Electoral vote 20 0
Popular vote 1,713,647 1,359,898
Percentage 55.63% 44.15%

Michigan Presidential Election Results 1956.svg
Results by county

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Michigan was won by the Republican Party candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower won the state with 56% of the popular vote, winning the states twenty electoral votes.[4]

ResultsEdit

1956 United States presidential election in Michigan
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower 1,713,647 55.63%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 1,359,898 44.15%
Prohibition Enoch Holtwick 6,923 0.22%
Total votes 3,080,468 100%

Results by countyEdit

County Dwight David Eisenhower
Republican
Adlai Stevenson II
Democratic
Enoch Arden Holtwick
Prohibition
Margin Total votes
# % # % # % # %
Alcona 1,991 71.52% 788 28.30% 5 0.18% 1,203 43.21% 2,784
Alger 2,070 49.37% 2,105 50.20% 18 0.43% -35 -0.83% 4,193
Allegan 16,509 74.44% 5,617 25.33% 51 0.23% 10,892 49.11% 22,177
Alpena 7,142 70.18% 3,033 29.80% 2 0.02% 4,109 40.38% 10,177
Antrim 3,623 72.34% 1,376 27.48% 9 0.18% 2,247 44.87% 5,008
Arenac 2,631 63.32% 1,520 36.58% 4 0.10% 1,111 26.74% 4,155
Baraga 1,968 55.51% 1,574 44.40% 3 0.08% 394 11.11% 3,545
Barry 9,359 70.22% 3,907 29.31% 63 0.47% 5,452 40.90% 13,329
Bay 23,519 60.39% 15,301 39.29% 128 0.33% 8,218 21.10% 38,948
Benzie 2,620 71.18% 1,046 28.42% 15 0.41% 1,574 42.76% 3,681
Berrien 35,397 65.50% 18,454 34.15% 194 0.36% 16,943 31.35% 54,045
Branch 8,856 69.49% 3,827 30.03% 61 0.48% 5,029 39.46% 12,744
Calhoun 32,284 61.33% 20,184 38.34% 175 0.33% 12,100 22.99% 52,643
Cass 8,899 64.54% 4,842 35.12% 47 0.34% 4,057 29.42% 13,788
Charlevoix 3,924 66.80% 1,935 32.94% 15 0.26% 1,989 33.86% 5,874
Cheboygan 4,379 69.55% 1,910 30.34% 7 0.11% 2,469 39.22% 6,296
Chippewa 6,957 62.81% 4,106 37.07% 14 0.13% 2,851 25.74% 11,077
Clare 3,721 75.51% 1,194 24.23% 13 0.26% 2,527 51.28% 4,928
Clinton 10,770 74.41% 3,673 25.38% 31 0.21% 7,097 49.03% 14,474
Crawford 1,380 71.50% 547 28.34% 3 0.16% 833 43.16% 1,930
Delta 7,766 54.31% 6,489 45.38% 45 0.31% 1,277 8.93% 14,300
Dickinson 6,200 54.72% 5,113 45.13% 17 0.15% 1,087 9.59% 11,330
Eaton 13,762 69.33% 6,053 30.49% 35 0.18% 7,709 38.84% 19,850
Emmet 4,764 71.16% 1,903 28.42% 28 0.42% 2,861 42.73% 6,695
Genesee 75,431 54.47% 62,808 45.36% 235 0.17% 12,623 9.12% 138,474
Gladwin 3,121 73.47% 1,117 26.29% 10 0.24% 2,004 47.18% 4,248
Gogebic 6,865 52.68% 6,142 47.13% 25 0.19% 723 5.55% 13,032
Grand Traverse 9,102 73.47% 3,256 26.28% 30 0.24% 5,846 47.19% 12,388
Gratiot 10,319 75.71% 3,267 23.97% 44 0.32% 7,052 51.74% 13,630
Hillsdale 10,311 74.68% 3,428 24.83% 67 0.49% 6,883 49.86% 13,806
Houghton 9,620 58.26% 6,866 41.58% 25 0.15% 2,754 16.68% 16,511
Huron 10,493 76.57% 3,192 23.29% 19 0.14% 7,301 53.28% 13,704
Ingham 55,211 66.80% 27,323 33.06% 120 0.15% 27,888 33.74% 82,654
Ionia 11,001 68.76% 4,952 30.95% 46 0.29% 6,049 37.81% 15,999
Iosco 4,385 72.50% 1,660 27.45% 3 0.05% 2,725 45.06% 6,048
Iron 4,955 52.39% 4,490 47.47% 13 0.14% 465 4.92% 9,458
Isabella 8,415 72.41% 3,183 27.39% 23 0.20% 5,232 45.02% 11,621
Jackson 35,453 69.41% 15,479 30.30% 147 0.29% 19,974 39.10% 51,079
Kalamazoo 43,305 70.49% 17,808 28.99% 320 0.52% 25,497 41.50% 61,433
Kalkaska 1,443 69.11% 636 30.46% 9 0.43% 807 38.65% 2,088
Kent 94,969 65.73% 48,871 33.82% 642 0.44% 46,098 31.91% 144,482
Keweenaw 834 54.76% 689 45.24% 0 0.00% 145 9.52% 1,523
Lake 1,614 59.80% 1,083 40.13% 2 0.07% 531 19.67% 2,699
Lapeer 10,527 72.81% 3,913 27.06% 19 0.13% 6,614 45.74% 14,459
Leelanau 2,987 69.82% 1,287 30.08% 4 0.09% 1,700 39.74% 4,278
Lenawee 21,100 72.68% 7,857 27.06% 74 0.25% 13,243 45.62% 29,031
Livingston 10,315 72.62% 3,845 27.07% 45 0.32% 6,470 45.55% 14,205
Luce 1,734 72.55% 651 27.24% 5 0.21% 1,083 45.31% 2,390
Mackinac 3,279 67.99% 1,540 31.93% 4 0.08% 1,739 36.06% 4,823
Macomb 58,337 48.05% 62,816 51.73% 266 0.22% -4,479 -3.69% 121,419
Manistee 5,313 63.74% 3,014 36.16% 9 0.11% 2,299 27.58% 8,336
Marquette 12,504 56.62% 9,543 43.21% 37 0.17% 2,961 13.41% 22,084
Mason 6,142 65.15% 3,274 34.73% 12 0.13% 2,868 30.42% 9,428
Mecosta 5,492 75.45% 1,768 24.29% 19 0.26% 3,724 51.16% 7,279
Menominee 6,137 57.05% 4,610 42.86% 10 0.09% 1,527 14.20% 10,757
Midland 13,207 74.78% 4,422 25.04% 33 0.19% 8,785 49.74% 17,662
Missaukee 2,433 76.80% 727 22.95% 8 0.25% 1,706 53.85% 3,168
Monroe 18,782 56.39% 14,414 43.28% 109 0.33% 4,368 13.12% 33,305
Montcalm 9,759 69.80% 4,189 29.96% 33 0.24% 5,570 39.84% 13,981
Montmorency 1,385 69.39% 608 30.46% 3 0.15% 777 38.93% 1,996
Muskegon 30,395 54.04% 25,679 45.65% 172 0.31% 4,716 8.38% 56,246
Newaygo 7,088 71.48% 2,808 28.32% 20 0.20% 4,280 43.16% 9,916
Oakland 152,990 60.37% 99,901 39.42% 527 0.21% 53,089 20.95% 253,418
Oceana 4,479 70.29% 1,868 29.32% 25 0.39% 2,611 40.98% 6,372
Ogemaw 2,931 69.18% 1,300 30.68% 6 0.14% 1,631 38.49% 4,237
Ontonagon 2,976 57.73% 2,175 42.19% 4 0.08% 801 15.54% 5,155
Osceola 4,549 78.28% 1,236 21.27% 26 0.45% 3,313 57.01% 5,811
Oscoda 1,044 78.03% 294 21.97% 0 0.00% 750 56.05% 1,338
Otsego 1,930 63.74% 1,095 36.16% 3 0.10% 835 27.58% 3,028
Ottawa 28,611 74.90% 9,459 24.76% 130 0.34% 19,152 50.14% 38,200
Presque Isle 3,058 61.43% 1,917 38.51% 3 0.06% 1,141 22.92% 4,978
Roscommon 2,674 76.20% 827 23.57% 8 0.23% 1,847 52.64% 3,509
Saginaw 43,470 62.67% 25,681 37.03% 210 0.30% 17,789 25.65% 69,361
Sanilac 11,095 78.88% 2,954 21.00% 17 0.12% 8,141 57.88% 14,066
Schoolcraft 2,453 58.73% 1,723 41.25% 1 0.02% 730 17.48% 4,177
Shiawassee 14,600 67.75% 6,873 31.89% 78 0.36% 7,727 35.85% 21,551
St. Clair 29,116 69.46% 12,753 30.42% 51 0.12% 16,363 39.03% 41,920
St. Joseph 12,328 74.11% 4,242 25.50% 64 0.38% 8,086 48.61% 16,634
Tuscola 12,052 75.63% 3,864 24.25% 19 0.12% 8,188 51.38% 15,935
Van Buren 13,291 69.72% 5,678 29.79% 94 0.49% 7,613 39.94% 19,063
Washtenaw 38,911 66.88% 19,124 32.87% 141 0.24% 19,787 34.01% 58,176
Wayne 481,783 41.96% 664,618 57.88% 1,844 0.16% -182,835 -15.92% 1,148,245
Wexford 5,052 65.76% 2,604 33.89% 27 0.35% 2,448 31.86% 7,683
Totals 1,713,647 55.63% 1,359,898 44.15% 6,923 0.22% 353,749 11.48% 3,080,468

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8722-29616--,00.html
  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. ^ "Presidential General Election Results - Michigan". Retrieved June 22, 2017.