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1856 Electoral College Map
        Electoral Popular
Political Party Presidential Nom. VP Nom. # % # %
Democratic James Buchanan John C. Breckinridge 174 58.8 1,836,072 45.3
Republican John C. Fremont William L. Dayton 114 38.5 1,342,345 33.1
Whig-American Millard Fillmore Andrew Jackson Donelson 8 2.7 873,053 21.6

STATE TOTAL VOTE Democratic Republican Whig-American
JAMES BUCHANAN JOHN C. FREMONT MILLARD FILLMORE
Votes % EV Votes % EV Votes % EV
Alabama 75,291 46,739 62.1 9 -- 0.0   28,552 37.9  
Arkansas 32,642 21,910 67.1 4 -- 0.0   10,732 32.9  
California 110,255 53,342 48.4 4 20,704 18.8   36,195 32.8  
Connecticut 80,360 35,028 43.6   42,717 53.2 6 2,615 3.3  
Delaware 14,598 8,004 54.8 3 310 2.1   6,275 43.0  
Florida 11,191 6,358 56.8 3 -- 0.0   4,833 43.2  
Georgia 99,020 56,581 57.1 10 -- 0.0   42,439 42.9  
Illinois 239,334 105,528 44.1 11 96,275 40.2   37,531 15.7  
Indiana 235,401 118,670 50.4 13 94,375 40.1   22,356 9.5  
Iowa 92,310 37,568 40.7   45,073 48.8 4 9,669 10.5  
Kentucky 142,058 74,642 52.5 12 -- 0.0   67,416 47.5  
Louisiana 42,873 22,164 51.7 6 -- 0.0   20,709 48.3  
Maine 109,689 39,140 35.7   67,279 61.3 8 3,270 3.0  
Maryland 86,860 39,123 45.0   285 0.3   47,452 54.6 8
Massachusetts 170,048 39,244 23.1   108,172 63.6 13 19,626 11.5  
Michigan 125,558 52,136 41.5   71,762 57.2 6 1,660 1.3  
Mississippi 59,647 35,456 59.4 7 -- 0.0   24,191 40.6  
Missouri 106,486 57,964 54.4 9 -- 0.0   48,522 45.6  
New Hampshire 69,774 31,891 45.7   37,473 53.7 5 410 0.6  
New Jersey 99,396 46,943 47.2 7 28,338 28.5   24,115 24.3  
New York 596,486 195,878 32.8   276,004 46.3 35 124,604 20.9  
North Carolina 84,963 48,243 56.8 10 -- 0.0   36,720 43.2  
Ohio 386,640 170,874 44.2   187,497 48.5 23 28,121 7.3  
Pennsylvania 460,937 230,772 50.1 27 147,963 32.1   82,202 17.8  
Rhode Island 19,822 6,680 33.7   11,467 57.8 4 1,675 8.5  
South Carolina 8 electors chosen by state legislature and awarded to James Buchanan
Tennessee 133,582 69,704 52.2 12 -- 0.0   63,878 47.8  
Texas 48,005 31,995 66.6 4 -- 0.0   16,010 33.4  
Vermont 50,675 10,569 20.9   39,561 78.1 5 545 1.1  
Virginia 150,233 90,083 60.0 15 -- 0.0   60,150 40.0  
Wisconsin 120,513 52,843 43.8   67,090 55.7 5 580 0.5  
Totals 4,054,647 1,836,072 45.3 174 1,342,345 33.1 114 873,053 21.5 8

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