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1956 United States presidential election in North Carolina

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

United States presidential election in North Carolina, 1956

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All 14 North Carolina votes to the Electoral College
  AdlaiEStevenson1900-1965.jpg Dwight David Eisenhower, photo portrait by Bachrach, 1952.jpg
Nominee Adlai Stevenson Dwight D. Eisenhower
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Illinois Pennsylvania[2][3]
Running mate Estes Kefauver Richard Nixon
Electoral vote 14 0
Popular vote 590,530 575,062
Percentage 50.7% 49.3%

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County Results

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower

North Carolina was won by Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 50.66% of the popular vote against incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 49.34% of the popular vote.[5][6]


United States presidential election in North Carolina, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 590,530 50.66%
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower (inc.) 575,062 49.34%
Total votes 1,165,592 100%


  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  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. ^ "1956 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  5. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results - North Carolina". Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1956". Retrieved June 10, 2017.