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1956 United States presidential election in Colorado

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

United States presidential election in Colorado, 1956

← 1952 November 6, 1956[1] 1960 →

All 6 Colorado votes to the Electoral College
  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 6 0
Popular vote 394,479 263,997
Percentage 59.5% 39.8%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Colorado was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 59.49% of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 39.81% of the popular vote.[5][6]


United States presidential election in Colorado, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower (inc.) 394,479 59.49%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 263,997 39.81%
Socialist Labor Eric Hass 3,308 0.50%
Write-in 1,290 0.19%
Total votes 663,074 100%


  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  2. ^ "The Presidents". David Leip. Retrieved September 27, 2017. Eisenhower's home state for the 1956 Election was Pennsylvania
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "1956 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  5. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results - Colorado". Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  6. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1956". Retrieved July 4, 2017.