Republican Party presidential primaries, 1956

Republican Party presidential primaries, 1956

March 11 to June 5, 1956

 
Candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower John W. Bricker
Home state Kansas Ohio
Contests won 16 1
Popular vote 5,008,132 478,453
Percentage 85.9% 8.2%

 
Candidate Joe Foss S.C. Arnold
Home state South Dakota Montana
Contests won 1 1
Popular vote 59,374 32,732
Percentage 1.0% 0.6%

Previous Republican nominee

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Republican nominee

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The 1956 Republican presidential primaries were the selection process by which voters of the Republican Party chose its nominee for President of the United States in the 1956 U.S. presidential election. Incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower was again selected as the nominee through a series of primary elections and caucuses culminating in the 1956 Republican National Convention held from August 20 to August 23, 1956, in San Francisco, California.[1]

Eisenhower sought re-nomination and faced no formidable opposition. He swept the primaries without difficulty. Senator William F. Knowland of California was on the ballot for a number of them, as he had announced he would run if Ike would not and the president announced so late there was no time to withdraw.

Candidates

Statewide contests by winner

Statewide contest won by candidates

Dwight Eisenhower John W. Bricker William F. Knowland Joe Foss S.C. Arnold Unpledged
March 11 New Hampshire 99% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
March 20 Minnesota 98% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0%
April 3 Wisconsin 96% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
April 10 Illinois 95% 0% 4% 0% 0% 0%
April 17 New Jersey 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
April 24 Alaska 94% 0% 6% 0% 0% 0%
April 24 Massachusetts 95% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
April 24 Pennsylvania 96% 0% 4% 0% 0% 0%
May 1 Washington, D.C. 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
May 7 Maryland 96% 0% 0% 0% 0% 4%
May 8 Indiana 96% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
May 8 Ohio 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
May 8 West Virginia 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
May 15 Nebraska 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
May 18 Oregon 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
May 29 Florida 92% 0% 8% 0% 0% 0%
June 6 California 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
June 5 Montana 0% 0% 0% 0% 86% 0%
June 5 South Dakota 0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%

Primaries total popular vote results

See also

References

  1. "Guide to U.S. Elections - Google Books". Books.google.com. 2016-02-19. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
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