1856 Presidential Election Interactive Map

149 electoral votes to win
174
Buchanan (D)
114
Fremont (R)
8
Fillmore (A)
Undecided 0
1856 Actual
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1856 Election Facts
  • Winner Buchanan received only about 45% of the popular vote
  • John C. Fremont is first candidate of new Republican Party, organized largely around the opposition to slavery
  • Issues of the Day: Slavery (Kansas-Nebraska Act, Bleeding Kansas)
1856 Actual
James Buchanan (D)
    Electoral 174
    Popular 1,838,169
John C. Fremont (R)
    Electoral 114
    Popular 1,341,264
Millard Fillmore (A)
    Electoral 8
    Popular 873,000
(D) Democratic
(R) Republican
(A) American


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