1856 United States presidential election in Michigan

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1856 United States presidential election in Michigan

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Nominee John C. Frémont James Buchanan
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California Pennsylvania
Running mate William L. Dayton John C. Breckinridge
Electoral vote 6 0
Popular vote 71,762 52,139
Percentage 57.15% 41.52%

Michigan Presidential Election Results 1856.svg
Results by county

President before election

Franklin Pierce

Elected President

James Buchanan

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

Michigan voted for the Republican candidate, John C. Frémont, over Democratic candidate, James Buchanan. Frémont won Michigan by a margin of 15.63%.

With 57.15% of the popular vote, Michigan proved to be Fremont's fifth strongest in the 1856 election after Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island.[1]


1856 United States presidential election in Michigan[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John C. Frémont 71,762 57.15%
Democratic James Buchanan 52,139 41.52%
Know Nothing Millard Fillmore 1,660 1.32%
Total votes 125,561 100%


  1. ^ "1856 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ "1856 Presidential General Election Results - Michigan". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  3. ^ "1856 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. University of California Santa Barbara. Retrieved 3 December 2017.