1956 United States presidential election in Wyoming

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

1956 United States presidential election in Wyoming

← 1952 November 6, 1956[1] 1960 →

All 3 Wyoming 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 3 0
Popular vote 74,573 49,554
Percentage 60.1% 39.9%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Wyoming was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 60.08 percent of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 39.92 percent of the popular vote.[5][6]

ResultsEdit

1956 United States presidential election in Wyoming
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower (inc.) 74,573 60.08%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 49,554 39.92%
Total votes 124,127 100.00%

Results by countyEdit

County Dwight David Eisenhower
Republican
Adlai Stevenson II
Democratic
Margin Total votes cast[7]
# % # % # %
Albany 4,315 55.88% 3,407 44.12% 908 11.76% 7,722
Big Horn 3,369 65.01% 1,813 34.99% 1,556 30.02% 5,182
Campbell 1,473 69.19% 656 30.81% 817 38.38% 2,129
Carbon 3,336 50.90% 3,218 49.10% 118 1.80% 6,554
Converse 1,855 71.18% 751 28.82% 1,104 42.36% 2,606
Crook 1,139 72.78% 426 27.22% 713 45.56% 1,565
Fremont 4,887 65.54% 2,569 34.46% 2,318 31.08% 7,456
Goshen 2,825 57.01% 2,130 42.99% 695 14.02% 4,955
Hot Springs 1,663 62.99% 977 37.01% 686 25.98% 2,640
Johnson 1,842 76.12% 578 23.88% 1,264 52.24% 2,420
Laramie 10,581 53.84% 9,072 46.16% 1,509 7.68% 19,653
Lincoln 2,264 59.16% 1,563 40.84% 701 18.32% 3,827
Natrona 10,796 62.56% 6,462 37.44% 4,334 25.12% 17,258
Niobrara 1,248 70.67% 518 29.33% 730 41.34% 1,766
Park 4,397 69.17% 1,960 30.83% 2,437 38.34% 6,357
Platte 1,848 55.21% 1,499 44.79% 349 10.42% 3,347
Sheridan 5,546 63.38% 3,204 36.62% 2,342 26.76% 8,750
Sublette 901 71.96% 351 28.04% 550 43.92% 1,252
Sweetwater 3,355 41.41% 4,747 58.59% -1,392 -17.18% 8,102
Teton 1,089 77.73% 312 22.27% 777 55.46% 1,401
Uinta 1,742 56.87% 1,321 43.13% 421 13.74% 3,063
Washakie 2,265 69.61% 989 30.39% 1,276 39.22% 3,254
Weston 1,837 64.05% 1,031 35.95% 806 28.10% 2,868
Totals 74,573 60.08% 49,554 39.92% 25,019 20.16% 124,127

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 – Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved July 6, 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 July 6, 2017.
  5. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results – Wyoming". Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  6. ^ "The American Presidency Project – Election of 1956". Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  7. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; p. 459 ISBN 0405077114