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1956 United States presidential election in Illinois

The 1956 United States presidential election in Illinois took place on November 6, 1956, as part of the 1956 United States presidential election. State voters chose twenty-seven[3] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1956 United States presidential election in Illinois

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All 27 Illinois 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[a][2] 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

Illinois was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 59.52 percent of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 40.29 percent of the popular vote.[4][5]

ResultsEdit

1956 United States presidential election in Illinois
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower (inc.) 2,623,327 59.52%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 1,775,682 40.29%
Socialist Labor Eric Hass 8,342 0.19%
Write-in 56 0.00%
Total votes 4,407,407 100%

Results by countyEdit

County Dwight David Eisenhower
Republican
Adlai Stevenson II
Democratic
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[6]
# % # % # % # %
Adams 19,569 63.12% 11,402 36.78% 32 0.10% 8,167 26.34% 31,003
Alexander 4,425 51.38% 4,167 48.38% 21 0.24% 258 3.00% 8,613
Bond 4,342 60.41% 2,834 39.43% 11 0.15% 1,508 20.98% 7,187
Boone 6,706 77.96% 1,890 21.97% 6 0.07% 4,816 55.99% 8,602
Brown 2,026 53.67% 1,748 46.30% 1 0.03% 278 7.36% 3,775
Bureau 13,909 70.56% 5,781 29.33% 21 0.11% 8,128 41.24% 19,711
Calhoun 1,892 55.79% 1,498 44.18% 1 0.03% 394 11.62% 3,391
Carroll 6,503 70.60% 2,693 29.24% 15 0.16% 3,810 41.36% 9,211
Cass 4,125 54.97% 3,368 44.88% 11 0.15% 757 10.09% 7,504
Champaign 28,190 67.06% 13,799 32.82% 51 0.12% 14,391 34.23% 42,040
Christian 10,282 52.91% 9,093 46.79% 59 0.30% 1,189 6.12% 19,434
Clark 5,451 60.74% 3,519 39.21% 4 0.04% 1,932 21.53% 8,974
Clay 5,079 58.73% 3,553 41.08% 16 0.19% 1,526 17.65% 8,648
Clinton 7,378 63.46% 4,242 36.48% 7 0.06% 3,136 26.97% 11,627
Coles 12,436 62.13% 7,569 37.82% 10 0.05% 4,867 24.32% 20,015
Cook 1,293,223 56.80% 977,821 42.95% 5,800 0.25% 315,402 13.85% 2,276,844
Crawford 6,747 63.28% 3,906 36.63% 9 0.08% 2,841 26.65% 10,662
Cumberland 3,235 58.69% 2,272 41.22% 5 0.09% 963 17.47% 5,512
DeKalb 15,078 75.66% 4,826 24.22% 25 0.13% 10,252 51.44% 19,929
DeWitt 5,307 63.15% 3,093 36.80% 4 0.05% 2,214 26.34% 8,404
Douglas 5,559 66.66% 2,774 33.27% 6 0.07% 2,785 33.40% 8,339
DuPage 91,834 79.76% 23,103 20.06% 207 0.18% 68,731 59.69% 115,144
Edgar 7,942 64.52% 4,362 35.44% 5 0.04% 3,580 29.08% 12,309
Edwards 3,339 73.38% 1,210 26.59% 1 0.02% 2,129 46.79% 4,550
Effingham 6,904 60.67% 4,455 39.15% 21 0.18% 2,449 21.52% 11,380
Fayette 6,739 57.81% 4,914 42.15% 5 0.04% 1,825 15.65% 11,658
Ford 6,027 73.66% 2,152 26.30% 3 0.04% 3,875 47.36% 8,182
Franklin 11,761 50.98% 11,308 49.02% 0 0.00% 453 1.96% 23,069
Fulton 12,375 58.58% 8,702 41.19% 48 0.23% 3,673 17.39% 21,125
Gallatin 2,179 49.35% 2,230 50.51% 6 0.14% -51 -1.16% 4,415
Greene 4,718 54.57% 3,909 45.21% 19 0.22% 809 9.36% 8,646
Grundy 7,640 74.46% 2,618 25.51% 3 0.03% 5,022 48.94% 10,261
Hamilton 3,675 57.75% 2,685 42.19% 4 0.06% 990 15.56% 6,364
Hancock 8,431 63.41% 4,854 36.50% 12 0.09% 3,577 26.90% 13,297
Hardin 1,919 56.93% 1,444 42.84% 8 0.24% 475 14.09% 3,371
Henderson 2,743 65.08% 1,469 34.85% 3 0.07% 1,274 30.23% 4,215
Henry 15,896 65.46% 8,349 34.38% 39 0.16% 7,547 31.08% 24,284
Iroquois 12,104 72.88% 4,487 27.02% 18 0.11% 7,617 45.86% 16,609
Jackson 10,526 58.72% 7,391 41.23% 10 0.06% 3,135 17.49% 17,927
Jasper 3,107 51.77% 2,895 48.23% 0 0.00% 212 3.53% 6,002
Jefferson 9,637 54.36% 8,090 45.64% 0 0.00% 1,547 8.73% 17,727
Jersey 4,220 55.24% 3,415 44.70% 5 0.07% 805 10.54% 7,640
Jo Daviess 6,762 69.81% 2,906 30.00% 18 0.19% 3,856 39.81% 9,686
Johnson 2,973 65.72% 1,549 34.24% 2 0.04% 1,424 31.48% 4,524
Kane 56,009 72.82% 20,848 27.10% 59 0.08% 35,161 45.71% 76,916
Kankakee 21,993 66.39% 11,088 33.47% 47 0.14% 10,905 32.92% 33,128
Kendall 5,057 78.15% 1,407 21.74% 7 0.11% 3,650 56.41% 6,471
Knox 18,656 66.04% 9,558 33.83% 37 0.13% 9,098 32.20% 28,251
Lake 66,781 67.33% 32,279 32.54% 129 0.13% 34,502 34.78% 99,189
LaSalle 33,461 64.52% 18,318 35.32% 83 0.16% 15,143 29.20% 51,862
Lawrence 6,104 61.89% 3,751 38.03% 7 0.07% 2,353 23.86% 9,862
Lee 11,653 71.98% 4,531 27.99% 5 0.03% 7,122 43.99% 16,189
Livingston 13,939 72.82% 5,197 27.15% 7 0.04% 8,742 45.67% 19,143
Logan 9,589 66.61% 4,793 33.29% 14 0.10% 4,796 33.31% 14,396
Macon 27,673 54.53% 23,066 45.45% 8 0.02% 4,607 9.08% 50,747
Macoupin 12,290 49.84% 12,303 49.89% 66 0.27% -13 -0.05% 24,659
Madison 39,413 45.13% 47,897 54.85% 21 0.02% -8,484 -9.71% 87,331
Marion 10,813 55.75% 8,551 44.09% 32 0.16% 2,262 11.66% 19,396
Marshall 4,764 67.64% 2,245 31.88% 34 0.48% 2,519 35.77% 7,043
Mason 4,677 58.73% 3,199 40.17% 88 1.10% 1,478 18.56% 7,964
Massac 4,265 64.18% 2,359 35.50% 21 0.32% 1,906 28.68% 6,645
McDonough 9,725 71.50% 3,872 28.47% 5 0.04% 5,853 43.03% 13,602
McHenry 24,912 78.48% 6,820 21.48% 13 0.04% 18,092 56.99% 31,745
McLean 25,758 67.62% 12,332 32.37% 5 0.01% 13,426 35.24% 38,095
Menard 3,188 63.44% 1,833 36.48% 4 0.08% 1,355 26.97% 5,025
Mercer 5,732 65.82% 2,969 34.10% 7 0.08% 2,763 31.73% 8,708
Monroe 4,715 64.03% 2,648 35.96% 1 0.01% 2,067 28.07% 7,364
Montgomery 9,945 56.36% 7,692 43.59% 8 0.05% 2,253 12.77% 17,645
Morgan 10,262 61.82% 6,327 38.11% 11 0.07% 3,935 23.70% 16,600
Moultrie 3,756 57.65% 2,751 42.23% 8 0.12% 1,005 15.43% 6,515
Ogle 13,194 78.21% 3,660 21.70% 16 0.09% 9,534 56.51% 16,870
Peoria 50,888 62.72% 30,145 37.15% 108 0.13% 20,743 25.56% 81,141
Perry 6,513 57.06% 4,901 42.94% 0 0.00% 1,612 14.12% 11,414
Piatt 4,622 66.23% 2,356 33.76% 1 0.01% 2,266 32.47% 6,979
Pike 5,920 52.31% 5,382 47.55% 16 0.14% 538 4.75% 11,318
Pope 1,842 66.62% 922 33.35% 1 0.04% 920 33.27% 2,765
Pulaski 2,966 56.74% 2,246 42.97% 15 0.29% 720 13.77% 5,227
Putnam 1,724 65.28% 913 34.57% 4 0.15% 811 30.71% 2,641
Randolph 8,439 55.44% 6,778 44.53% 4 0.03% 1,661 10.91% 15,221
Richland 5,304 68.05% 2,485 31.88% 5 0.06% 2,819 36.17% 7,794
Rock Island 31,342 51.72% 29,145 48.09% 118 0.19% 2,197 3.63% 60,605
Saline 8,481 53.96% 7,215 45.91% 20 0.13% 1,266 8.06% 15,716
Sangamon 42,951 59.71% 28,949 40.24% 35 0.05% 14,002 19.46% 71,935
Schuyler 3,068 58.22% 2,189 41.54% 13 0.25% 879 16.68% 5,270
Scott 2,303 60.91% 1,478 39.09% 0 0.00% 825 21.82% 3,781
Shelby 7,075 56.94% 5,337 42.95% 13 0.10% 1,738 13.99% 12,425
St. Clair 41,528 42.77% 55,295 56.94% 283 0.29% -13,767 -14.18% 97,106
Stark 3,241 74.32% 1,118 25.64% 2 0.05% 2,123 48.68% 4,361
Stephenson 14,245 69.10% 6,349 30.80% 20 0.10% 7,896 38.30% 20,614
Tazewell 23,690 59.27% 16,230 40.61% 50 0.13% 7,460 18.66% 39,970
Union 4,204 49.06% 4,359 50.87% 6 0.07% -155 -1.81% 8,569
Vermilion 26,534 59.51% 17,991 40.35% 60 0.13% 8,543 19.16% 44,585
Wabash 4,425 61.92% 2,713 37.97% 8 0.11% 1,712 23.96% 7,146
Warren 7,580 71.63% 2,996 28.31% 6 0.06% 4,584 43.32% 10,582
Washington 5,299 65.14% 2,820 34.67% 16 0.20% 2,479 30.47% 8,135
Wayne 6,286 61.37% 3,942 38.49% 14 0.14% 2,344 22.89% 10,242
White 6,128 56.13% 4,778 43.77% 11 0.10% 1,350 12.37% 10,917
Whiteside 17,589 73.95% 6,158 25.89% 37 0.16% 11,431 48.06% 23,784
Will 45,628 64.34% 25,188 35.52% 100 0.14% 20,440 28.82% 70,916
Williamson 13,438 56.44% 10,345 43.45% 27 0.11% 3,093 12.99% 23,810
Winnebago 48,332 62.38% 29,063 37.51% 89 0.11% 19,269 24.87% 77,484
Woodford 8,505 72.18% 3,257 27.64% 21 0.18% 5,248 44.54% 11,783
Totals 2,623,327 59.52% 1,775,682 40.29% 8,398 0.19% 847,645 19.23% 4,407,407

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 – Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "The Presidents". David Leip. Retrieved September 27, 2017. Eisenhower's home state for the 1956 Election was Pennsylvania
  3. ^ "1956 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results – Illinois". Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "The American Presidency Project – Election of 1956". Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  6. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; pp. 132-133 ISBN 0405077114