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1856 United States presidential election in Wisconsin

United States presidential election, 1856

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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 5 0
Popular vote 66,090 52,843
Percentage 55.30% 44.22%

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County Results:


Frémont:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%
Buchanan:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

     80-90%

President before election

Franklin Pierce
Democratic

Elected President

James Buchanan
Democratic

The 1856 United States presidential election in Wisconsin was held on November 4, 1856. Wisconsin voters chose five electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

John C. Fremont of the newly formed Republican Party won the state with 55% of the popular vote, winning Wisconsin's five electoral votes.[1]

Results

United States presidential election in Wisconsin, 1856
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John C. Frémont 66,090 55.30%
Democratic James Buchanan 52,843 44.22%
Know Nothing Millard Fillmore 579 0.48%
Total votes 119,512 100%

References

  1. ^ "1856 Presidential General Election Results - Wisconsin". Retrieved August 17, 2016.