1956 United States presidential election in Idaho

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United States presidential election in Idaho, 1956

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All 4 Idaho 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 4 0
Popular vote 166,979 105,868
Percentage 61.2% 38.8%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

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

Idaho was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 61.17% of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 38.78% of the popular vote.[5][6]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Idaho, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower (inc.) 166,979 61.17%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 105,868 38.78%
Write-in 142 0.05%
Total votes 272,989 100.00%

Results by county[edit]

Dwight David Eisenhower
Republican
Adlai Stevenson II
Democratic
Write-ins
Various candidates
Margin Total votes cast[7]
County # % # % # % # % #
Ada 26,387 69.90% 11,328 30.01% 35 0.09% 15,059 39.89% 37,750
Adams 842 60.84% 542 39.16% 300 21.68% 1,384
Bannock 10,476 53.49% 9,101 46.47% 7 0.04% 1,375 7.02% 19,584
Bear Lake 2,181 64.17% 1,218 35.83% 963 28.33% 3,399
Benewah 1,460 50.29% 1,442 49.67% 1 0.03% 18 0.62% 2,903
Bingham 5,853 63.17% 3,412 36.83% 2,441 26.35% 9,265
Blaine 1,384 58.47% 978 41.32% 5 0.21% 406 17.15% 2,367
Boise 570 66.67% 285 33.33% 285 33.33% 855
Bonner 3,937 52.75% 3,514 47.08% 13 0.17% 423 5.67% 7,464
Bonneville 11,099 66.15% 5,676 33.83% 3 0.02% 5,423 32.32% 16,778
Boundary 1,419 55.19% 1,150 44.73% 2 0.08% 269 10.46% 2,571
Butte 774 53.64% 669 46.36% 105 7.28% 1,443
Camas 337 55.89% 266 44.11% 71 11.77% 603
Canyon 15,483 67.17% 7,540 32.71% 29 0.13% 7,943 34.46% 23,052
Caribou 1,668 63.71% 950 36.29% 718 27.43% 2,618
Cassia 3,944 68.79% 1,789 31.21% 2,155 37.59% 5,733
Clark 318 67.80% 151 32.20% 167 35.61% 469
Clearwater 1,508 42.70% 2,024 57.30% -516 -14.61% 3,532
Custer 811 60.34% 533 39.66% 278 20.68% 1,344
Elmore 1,849 51.23% 1,759 48.74% 1 0.03% 90 2.49% 3,609
Franklin 2,795 70.30% 1,181 29.70% 1,614 40.59% 3,976
Fremont 2,513 62.08% 1,535 37.92% 978 24.16% 4,048
Gem 2,445 58.72% 1,717 41.23% 2 0.05% 728 17.48% 4,164
Gooding 2,835 61.36% 1,783 38.59% 2 0.04% 1,052 22.77% 4,620
Idaho 2,703 51.36% 2,546 48.38% 14 0.27% 157 2.98% 5,263
Jefferson 2,748 60.12% 1,823 39.88% 925 20.24% 4,571
Jerome 3,127 64.71% 1,705 35.29% 1,422 29.43% 4,832
Kootenai 7,330 54.29% 6,149 45.54% 23 0.17% 1,181 8.75% 13,502
Latah 5,024 57.71% 3,682 42.29% 1,342 15.41% 8,706
Lemhi 1,794 63.35% 1,038 36.65% 756 26.69% 2,832
Lewis 833 39.20% 1,292 60.80% -459 -21.60% 2,125
Lincoln 1,069 61.83% 660 38.17% 409 23.66% 1,729
Madison 2,538 64.07% 1,423 35.93% 1,115 28.15% 3,961
Minidoka 2,954 63.58% 1,692 36.42% 1,262 27.16% 4,646
Nez Perce 5,635 46.64% 6,448 53.36% -813 -6.73% 12,083
Oneida 1,324 64.21% 738 35.79% 586 28.42% 2,062
Owyhee 1,468 62.95% 864 37.05% 604 25.90% 2,332
Payette 3,342 65.35% 1,767 34.55% 5 0.10% 1,575 30.80% 5,114
Power 1,108 59.03% 769 40.97% 339 18.06% 1,877
Shoshone 4,598 50.83% 4,448 49.17% 150 1.66% 9,046
Teton 842 65.12% 451 34.88% 391 30.24% 1,293
Twin Falls 12,097 68.10% 5,666 31.90% 6,431 36.20% 17,763
Valley 1,285 71.55% 511 28.45% 774 43.10% 1,796
Washington 2,272 57.89% 1,653 42.11% 619 15.77% 3,925
Totals 166,979 61.17% 105,868 38.78% 142 0.05% 61,111 22.39% 272,989

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved July 5, 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 5, 2017.
  5. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results - Idaho". Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  6. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1956". Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  7. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; p. 121 ISBN 0405077114