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1956 United States presidential election in Rhode Island

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1956 United States presidential election in Rhode Island

← 1952 November 6, 1956 1960 →
Dwight David Eisenhower, photo portrait by Bachrach, 1952.jpg
Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Pennsylvania[1][2] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 225,819 161,790
Percentage 58.26% 41.73%

Rhode Island Presidential Election Results 1956.svg
County Results

President before election

Dwight Eisenhower

Elected President

Dwight Eisenhower

The 1956 United States presidential election in Rhode Island took place on November 6, 1956, as part of the 1956 United States presidential election which was held throughout all contemporary 48 states. Voters chose four representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Rhode Island voted for the Republican nominee, incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower of Pennsylvania, over the Democratic nominee, former Governor Adlai Stevenson of Illinois. Eisenhower ran with incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon of California, while Stevenson's running mate was Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee.

Eisenhower won Rhode Island by a margin of 16.53%. This is also the most recent presidential election when Rhode Island would vote more Republican than the nation as a whole. Eisenhower's 225,819 votes is the most received by a Republican presidential candidate in the state's history.


1956 United States presidential election in Rhode Island[3]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Dwight David Eisenhower of Pennsylvania Richard Nixon of California 225,819 58.26% 4 100.00%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson II of Illinois Estes Kefauver of Tennessee 161,790 41.73% 0 0.00%
N/A Others Others 2 0.01% 0 0.00%
Total 387,611 100.00% 4 100.00%

See also


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "The Presidents". David Leip. Retrieved September 27, 2017. Eisenhower's home state for the 1956 Election was Pennsylvania
  3. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results - Rhode Island".

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