United States presidential election in Virginia, 1956

United States presidential election in Virginia, 1956
November 6, 1956

Nominee Dwight Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson T. Coleman Andrews
Party Republican Democratic Dixiecrat
Home state Kansas Illinois Virginia
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver Thomas H. Werdel
Electoral vote 12 0 0
Popular vote 386,459 267,760 42,964
Percentage 55.37% 38.36% 6.16%

President before election

Dwight Eisenhower

Elected President

Dwight Eisenhower

The 1956 United States presidential election in Virginia took place on November 6, 1956 throughout the 48 contiguous states. Voters chose 12 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Virginia voted for the Republican nominee, incumbent President Dwight Eisenhower, over the Democratic nominee, former Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson and former Commissioner of Internal Revenue T. Coleman Andrews, who received the nomination of the States' Rights Party. Andrews had his strongest showing in his home state of Virginia. Eisenhower ultimately won the national election with 57.37% of the vote.


United States presidential election in Virginia, 1956[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Dwight Eisenhower (inc.) 386,459 55.37% 12
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 267,760 38.36% 0
Dixiecrat/States' Rights T. Coleman Andrews 42,964 6.16% 0
Social Democratic Darlington Hoopes 444 0.06% 0
Socialist Labor Eric Hass 351 0.05% 0
Totals 697,978 100.00% 12


  1. http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1956election.pdf
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