1956 Presidential Election Interactive Map

266 electoral votes to win

Change history with the 1956 presidential election interactive map.

Update a state winner by clicking it to rotate through candidates. Alternately, select a candidate color in the Map Color Palette, then select states to apply. Use the edit button in the Palette to update candidate information.

Split electoral vote states - if any - are not interactive. Use the table below the map to make changes.

For full details, see the user guide.

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Other: Faithless votes for someone not on the ballot or available votes not cast

Split Electoral Votes

States shown here did not allocate all their available electoral votes to one candidate. The historical split can be edited in this table. You can also use the drop down menu to split other states.

'Other' electoral votes can only be reallocated or removed.

Removing the split () will set the state to undecided and make it interactive on the map.

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1956 Actual Election Results

Candidate Party Electoral Votes Popular Votes
Dwight D. Eisenhower (I) Republican 457 35,581,003
Adlai Stevenson Democratic 73 25,738,765
Other: See Election Facts Below 1

1956 Election Facts

  • Stevenson won Alabama; however one elector cast a vote for Walter B. Jones
  • Issues of the Day: Communism/USSR (McCarty hearings, Hungary, Suez Canal), Brown Segregation Ruling