1956 United States presidential election in Michigan

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1956 United States presidential election in Michigan

← 1952 November 6, 1956 1960 →
Turnout67.9% Increase [1]
  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 20 0
Popular vote 1,713,647 1,359,898
Percentage 55.63% 44.15%

Michigan Presidential Election Results 1956.svg
Results by county

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

The 1956 United States presidential election in Michigan was held on November 6, 1956. Michigan voters chose twenty electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Republican Party candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower won the state with 56% of the popular vote, winning Michigan's twenty electoral votes.[4]

Results[edit]

1956 United States presidential election in Michigan
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower 1,713,647 55.63%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 1,359,898 44.15%
Prohibition Enoch Holtwick 6,923 0.22%
Total votes 3,080,468 100%

Results by county[edit]

County Stevenson
Democratic
Eisenhower
Republican
Holtwick
Prohibition
Total votes
# % # % # %
Alcona 788 28.3% 1,991 71.5% 5 .2% 2,784
Alger 2,105 50.2% 2,070 49.4% 18 .4% 4,193
Allegan 5,617 25.3% 16,509 74.4% 51 .2% 22,177
Alpena 3,033 29.8% 7,142 70.2% 2 .0% 10,177
Antrim 1,376 27.5% 3,623 72.3% 9 .2% 5,008
Arenac 1,520 36.6% 2,631 63.3% 4 .1% 4,155
Baraga 1,574 44.9% 1,968 55.5% 3 .1% 3,545
Barry 3,907 29.3% 9,359 70.2% 63 .5% 13,329
Bay 15,301 39.3% 23,519 60.4% 128 .3% 38,948
Benzie 1,046 28.4% 2,620 71.2% 15 .4% 3,681
Berrien 18,454 34.2% 35,397 65.5% 194 .4% 54,045
Branch 3,827 30% 8,856 69.5% 61 .5% 12,744
Calhoun 20,184 38.3% 32,284 61.3% 175 .3% 52,643
Cass 4,842 35.1% 8,899 64.5% 47 .3% 13,788
Charlevoix 1,935 32.9% 3,924 66.8% 15 .3% 5,874
Cheboygan 1,910 30.3% 4,379 69.6% 7 .1% 6,296
Chippewa 4,106 37.1% 6,957 62.8% 14 .1% 11,077
Clare 1,194 24.2% 3,721 75.5% 13 .3% 4,928
Clinton 3,673 25.4% 10,770 74.4% 31 .2% 14,474
Crawford 547 28.3% 1,380 71.5% 3 .2% 1,930
Delta 6,489 45.3% 7,766 54.3% 45 .3% 14,300
Dickinson 5,113 45.1% 6,200 54.7% 17 .2% 11,330
Eaton 6,053 30.5% 13,762 69.3% 35 .2% 19,850
Emmet 1,903 28.4% 4,764 71.2% 28 .4% 6,695
Genesee
Gladwin 1,117 26.3% 3,121 73.5% 10 .2% 4,248
Gogebic 6,142 47.1% 6,865 52.7% 25 .2% 13,032
Grand Traverse 3,256 26.3% 9,102 73.5% 30 .2% 12,388
Gratiot 3,267 24% 10,319 75.7% 44 .3% 13,630
Hillsdale 3,428 24.8% 10,311 74.7% 67 .5% 13,806
Houghton 6,866 41.6% 9,620 58.3% 25 .2% 16,511
Huron 3,192 23.3% 10,493 76.6% 19 .1% 13,704
Ingham 27,323 33.1% 55,211 66.8% 120 .2% 82,654
Ionia 4,952 31% 11,001 68.8% 46 .3% 15,999
Iosco 1,660 27.5% 4,385 72.5% 3 .1% 6,048
Iron 4,490 47.5% 4,955 52.4% 13 .1% 9,458
Isabella 3,183 27.4% 8,415 72.4% 23 .2% 12,521
Jackson 15,479 30.3% 35,453 69.4% 147 .3% 63,600
Kalamazoo 17,808 29% 43,305 70.5% 320 .5% 61,433
Kalkaska 636 30.5% 1,443 69.1% 9 .4% 2,088
Kent 48,871 33.8% 94,969 65.7% 642 .4% 144,482
Keweenaw 689 45.2% 834 54.8% 0 0% 1,523
Lake 1,083 40.1% 1,614 59.8% 2 .1% 2,699
Lapeer 3,913 27.1% 10,527 72.8% 19 .1% 14,459
Leelanau 1,287 30.1% 2,987 69.8% 4 .1% 4,278
Lenawee 7,857 27.1% 21,100 72.7% 74 .3% 29,031
Livingston 3,845 27.1% 10,315 72.6% 45 .3% 14,205
Luce 651 27.2% 1,734 72.6% 5 .2% 2,390
Mackinac 1,540 31.9% 3,279 68% 4 .1% 4,823
Macomb 62,816 51.7% 58,337 48.1% 266 .2% 121,419
Manistee 3,014 63.7% 5,313 63.7% 9 .1% 8,336
Marquette 9,543 43.2% 12,504 56.6% 37 .2% 22,084
Mason 3,274 34.7% 6,142 65.2% 12 .1% 9,428
Mecosta 1,768 24.3% 5,492 75.5% 19 .3% 7,279
Menominee 4,610 42.9% 6,137 57.1% 10 .1% 10,757
Midland 4,422 25% 13,207 74.8% 33 .2% 17,662
Missaukee 727 23% 2,433 76.8% 8 .3% 3,168
Monroe 14,414 43.3% 18,782 56.4% 109 .3% 33,305
Montcalm 4,189 30% 9,759 69.8% 33 .2% 13,981
Montmorency 608 30.5% 1,385 69.4% 3 .2% 1,996
Muskegon 25,679 45.7% 30,395 54% 172 .3% 56,246
Newaygo 2,808 28.3% 7,088 71.5% 20 .2% 9,896
Oakland 99,901 39.4% 152,990 60.4% 527 .2% 253,418
Oceana 1,868 29.3% 4,479 70.3% 25 .4% 6,372
Ogemaw 1,300 30.7% 2,931 69.2% 6 .1% 4,237
Ontonagon 2,175 42.2% 2,976 57.7% 4 .1% 5,155
Osceola 1,236 21.3% 4,549 78.3% 26 .5% 5,811
Oscoda 294 22% 1,044 78% 0 0% 1,338
Otsego 1,095 36.2% 1,930 63.7% 3 .1% 3,028
Ottawa 9,459 24.8% 28,611 74.9% 130 .3% 38,200
Presque Isle 1,917 38.5% 3,058 61.4% 3 .1% 4,978
Roscommon 827 23.6% 2,674 76.2% 8 .2% 3,509
Saginaw 25,681 37% 43,470 62.7% 210 .3% 69,361
Sanilac 2,954 21% 11,095 78.9% 17 .1% 14,066
Schoolcraft 1,723 41.3% 2,453 58.7% 1 .0% 4,177
Shiawassee 6,873 31.9% 14,600 67.8% 78 .4% 21,551
St. Clair 12,753 30.4% 29,116 69.5% 51 .1% 41,920
St. Joseph 4,242 25.5% 12,328 74.1% 64 .4% 16,634
Tuscola 3,864 24.3% 12,052 75.6% 19 .1% 15,935
Van Buren 5,678 29.8% 13,291 69.7% 94 .5% 19,063
Washtenaw 19,124 32.9% 38,911 66.9% 141 .2% 58,035
Wayne 664,618 57.9% 481,783 42% 1,844 .2% 1,148,245
Wexford 2,604 33.9% 5,052 65.8% 27 .4% 7,683

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8722-29616--,00.html
  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. ^ "Presidential General Election Results - Michigan". Retrieved June 22, 2017.