1956 United States presidential election

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1956 United States presidential election

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531 members of the Electoral College
266 electoral votes needed to win
 
Nominee Estes Kefauver Happy Chandler
Party Democrat Nationalist
Home state Tennessee Kentucky
Running mate Howard McMurray Edwin Walker
Electoral vote 294 114
States carried 22 11
Popular vote 26,408,954 10,972,612
Percentage 43.2% 17.9%

 
Nominee Everett Dirksen Claude D. Pepper
Party Republican Progressive
Home state Illinois Florida
Running mate Prescott Bush Henry M. Jackson
Electoral vote 105 18
States carried 12 3
Popular vote 17,975,325 5,786,577
Percentage 29.4% 9.5%

Presidential election results map. Blue denotes states won by Kefauver/McMurray, grey denotes those won by Chandler/Walker, including 3 Texas faithless electors, red denotes those won by Dirksen/Bush, and green denotes those won by Pepper/Jackson. Numbers indicate electoral votes cast by each state.

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Democratic

Elected President

Estes Kefauver
Democratic