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1856 United States presidential election in Connecticut

1856 United States presidential election in Connecticut

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Nominee John C. Frémont James Buchanan
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California Pennsylvania
Running mate William L. Dayton John C. Breckinridge
Electoral vote 6 0
Popular vote 42,717 34,997
Percentage 53.18% 43.57%

President before election

Franklin Pierce

Elected President

James Buchanan

The 1856 United States presidential election in Connecticut took place on November 4, 1856, as part of the 1856 United States presidential election. Voters chose six representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Connecticut voted for the Republican candidate, John C. Frémont, over the Democratic candidate, James Buchanan, and the Know Nothing candidate, Millard Fillmore. Frémont won the state by a margin of 9.61%.


1856 United States presidential election in Connecticut[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican John C. Frémont of California William L. Dayton of New Jersey 42,717 53.18% 6 100.00%
Democratic James Buchanan of Pennsylvania John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky 34,997 43.57% 0 0.00%
Know Nothing Millard Fillmore of New York Andrew Jackson Donelson of Tennessee 2,615 3.26% 0 0.00%
Total 80,329 100.00% 6 100.00%


  1. ^ "1856 Presidential General Election Results - Connecticut". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 24 December 2013.