1956 United States presidential election in Nebraska

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United States presidential election in Nebraska, 1956

← 1952 November 6, 1956[1] 1960 →

All 6 Nebraska 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 6 0
Popular vote 378,108 199,029
Percentage 65.5% 34.5%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

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

Nebraska was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 65.51% of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 34.49% of the popular vote.[5][6]

With 65.51% of the popular vote, Nebraska would prove to be Eisenhower's fourth strongest state after Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire.[7]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Nebraska, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower (inc.) 378,108 65.51%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 199,029 34.49%
Total votes 577,137 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved July 10, 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 10, 2017.
  5. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results - Nebraska". Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1956". Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  7. ^ "1956 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.