|Elections in North Carolina|
The 1856 United States presidential election in North Carolina took place on November 4, 1856, as part of the 1856 United States presidential election. Voters chose ten representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.
North Carolina voted for the Democratic candidate, James Buchanan, over Whig candidate Millard Fillmore. Fillmore ran under the American Party ticket in most states, but ran as a Whig in North Carolina after receiving the endorsement of the party at the 1856 Whig National Convention. Buchanan won North Carolina by a margin of 13.56%.
|United States presidential election in North Carolina, 1856|
|Party||Candidate||Running mate||Popular vote||Electoral vote|
|Democratic||James Buchanan of Pennsylvania||John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky||48,243||56.78%||10||100.00%|
|Whig||Millard Fillmore of New York||Andrew Jackson Donelson of Tennessee||36,720||43.22%||0||0.00%|
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