1856 United States presidential election in Kentucky

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United States presidential election in Kentucky, 1856

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  Hon. James Buchanan - NARA - 528318-crop.jpg Millard Fillmore by Brady Studio 1855-65-crop.jpg
Nominee James Buchanan Millard Fillmore
Party Democratic Know Nothing
Home state Pennsylvania New York
Running mate John C. Breckinridge Andrew Jackson Donelson
Electoral vote 12 0
Popular vote 74,642 67,416
Percentage 52.54% 47.46%

President before election

Franklin Pierce
Democratic

Elected President

James Buchanan
Democratic

The 1856 United States presidential election in Kentucky took place on November 4, 1856, as part of the 1856 United States presidential election. Voters chose twelve representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Kentucky voted for the Democratic candidate, James Buchanan, over American Party candidate Millard Fillmore. Buchanan won Kentucky by a margin of 5.08%.

Republican Party candidate John C. Frémont was not on the ballot in the state.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Kentucky, 1856[1][2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic James Buchanan of Pennsylvania John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky 74,642 52.54% 12 100.00%
Know Nothing Millard Fillmore of New York Andrew Jackson Donelson of Tennessee 67,416 47.46% 0 0.00%
Total 142,058 100.00% 12 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1856 Presidential General Election Results - Kentucky". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  2. ^ "1856 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. University of California Santa Barbara. Retrieved 3 December 2017.