1956 United States presidential election in South Dakota

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United States presidential election in South Dakota, 1956

← 1952 November 6, 1956[1] 1960 →

All 4 South Dakota 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 171,569 122,288
Percentage 58.4% 41.6%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

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

South Dakota was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 58.39% of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 41.61% of the popular vote.[5][6]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in South Dakota, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower (inc.) 171,569 58.39%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 122,288 41.61%
Total votes 293,857 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved July 22, 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 22, 2017.
  5. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results - South Dakota". Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  6. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1956". Retrieved July 22, 2017.