1956 Michigan gubernatorial election

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1956 Michigan gubernatorial election

← 1954 November 6, 1956 1958 →
Turnout47.86%
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Nominee G. Mennen Williams Albert E. Cobo
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,666,689 1,376,376
Percentage 54.65% 45.13%

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County results
Williams:      50–60%      60–70%
Cobo:      50-60%      60-70%

Governor before election

G. Mennen Williams
Democratic

Elected Governor

G. Mennen Williams
Democratic

The 1956 Michigan gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1956. Incumbent Democrat G. Mennen Williams defeated Republican nominee Albert E. Cobo with 54.65% of the vote.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

Other candidates

  • Alfred T. Halsted, Prohibition

Results[edit]

Michigan gubernatorial election, 1956[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic G. Mennen Williams 1,666,689 54.65
Republican Albert E. Cobo 1,376,376 45.13
Prohibition Alfred T. Halsted 6,538 0.21
Write-ins 48 0.00
Total votes 2,836,117 100
Democratic hold

Primaries[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Michigan gubernatorial Republican primary, 1956[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Albert E. Cobo 348,652 68.97
Republican Donald S. Leonard 156,822 31.02
Republican Write-ins 17 0.00
Total votes 505,491 100.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - MI Governor - Nov 06, 1956". Our Campaigns. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - MI Governor - R Primary Race - Aug 07, 1956". Our Campaigns. Retrieved November 26, 2019.