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1956 United States elections

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1956 United States elections
Presidential election year
Election dayNovember 6
Incumbent presidentDwight D. Eisenhower (Republican)
Next Congress85th
Presidential election
Partisan controlRepublican Hold
Popular vote marginRepublican +15.4%
Electoral vote
Dwight D. Eisenhower (R)457
Adlai Stevenson (R)73
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1956 presidential election results. Red denotes states won by Eisenhower, blue denotes states won by Stevenson. Numbers indicate the electoral votes won by each candidate.
Senate elections
Overall controlDemocratic Hold
Seats contested35 of 96 seats
(32 Class 3 seats + 3 special elections)
Net seat changeNo change[1]
Us 1956 senate election map.svg
1956 Senate results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold

House elections
Overall controlDemocratic Hold
Seats contestedAll 435 voting members
Popular vote marginDemocratic +2.5%
Net seat changeDemocratic +2
Gubernatorial elections
Seats contested30
Net seat changeDemocratic +2
USgubernatorial1956.png
1956 gubernatorial election results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold

The 1956 United States elections was held on Tuesday, November 6, 1956. The election saw no major change in power as the Republicans defended the presidency and the Democrats retained control of Congress.

In the presidential election, Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Democratic former Governor Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois in a re-match of the 1952 election. Eisenhower won the popular vote by fifteen points and once again won every state outside the South. At the Democratic convention, Stevenson easily defeated New York Governor W. Averell Harriman, taking the nomination on the first ballot.

In the House, the party balance of the chamber remained unchanged as Republican and Democratic gains cancelled each other out. In the Senate, the Democrats picked up two seats, increasing their majority.[2][3]

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References

  1. ^ Democrats picked up two seats in the regularly-scheduled elections, but Republicans picked up two seats in special elections.
  2. ^ "1956 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 6, 1956" (PDF). U.S. House of Reps, Office of the Clerk. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
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