Electoral Points Proposal
1956 United States Presidential Election (Tuesday November 6th)


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SOURCES: Wikipedia - 1956 United States Presidential Election    David Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - 1956

144,000 Electoral Points - 72,010 pts needed to win


SPECIAL NOTE
In 1956, some states had ballots with a choice of unpledged electors and/or the States' Rights Party headed
by T. Coleman Andrews. The Wikipedia 1956 United States Presidential Election page shows a column combining
these two choices, which makes it impossible to properly evaluate Mr. Andrews' performances. In the individual
Wikipedia bio for T. Coleman Andrews, it says he got 6.16% of the total popular vote in Virginia, which is
confirmed by the "popular vote percentage" link shown below. In other states where he is known to have
received 0.01% or more of the popular vote, his percentages never approach the 5.00% level.

I have chosen to give Mr. Andrews Electoral Point credit for his performance in Virginia. He was the only
3rd party candidate so eligible in 1956. Of course, the major candidates Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican)
and Adlai E. Stevenson (Democrat) dominated the polls in all 48 states.

T. Coleman Andrews Links ....
Wikipedia Bio        1956 popular vote counts     1956 popular vote percentages

   Under each candidate (L  R): Pop. Vote Percentage - Electoral Points

   -----------------             Dwight D.         Adlai E.          T. Coleman
   State | Electoral             Eisenhower        Stevenson         Andrews
         | Votes                 Republican        Democrat          States Rights


  Group E (1st priority - 5,000 pts each, 45,000 pts total)


  40. Tennessee (11)             49.21%  2,516     48.60%  2,484      2.11%    ---

  41. Texas (24)                 55.26%  2,784     43.98%  2,216      0.75%    ---

  42. Utah (4)                   64.56%  3,228     35.44%  1,772

  43. Vermont (3)                72.16%  3,609     27.81%  1,391

  44. Virginia (12)              55.37%  2,772     38.36%  1,920      6.16%    308

  45. Washington (9)             53.91%  2,713     45.44%  2,287

  46. West Virginia (8)          54.08%  2,704     45.92%  2,296

  47. Wisconsin (12)             61.58%  3,097     37.84%  1,903      0.45%    ---

  48. Wyoming (3)                60.08%  3,004     39.92%  1,996

  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      So Far (45,000)                   26,427            18,265               308

      Needed to Win - 72,010     Eisenhower-R      Stevenson-D       Andrews-S.R.



  Group A (2nd priority - 4,000 pts each, 40,000 pts total)

  
   1. Alabama (11)               39.40%  1,643     56.54%  2,357

   2. Arizona (4)                60.99%  2,442     38.90%  1,558      0.10%    ---

   3. Arkansas (8)               45.82%  1,865     52.46%  2,135      1.72%    ---

   4. California (32)            55.39%  2,223     44.27%  1,777

   5. Colorado (6)               59.49%  2,396     39.81%  1,604

   6. Connecticut (8)            63.72%  2,549     36.26%  1,451

   7. Delaware (3)               55.09%  2,210     44.62%  1,790

   8. Florida (10)               57.27%  2,291     42.73%  1,709

   9. Georgia (12)               32.65%  1,317     66.48%  2,683

  10. Idaho (4)                  61.17%  2,448     38.78%  1,552

  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      So Far (85,000)                   47,811            36,881               308

      Needed to Win - 72,010     Eisenhower-R      Stevenson-D       Andrews-S.R.


      ***1 = Louisiana (Group B, below)
             In this state, 7.21% of the popular vote was cast for the choice of
             unpledged electors. As a result, the breakdown of Electoral Points
             is based solely on evaluation of the percentages of the two named
             candidates, Stevenson and Eisenhower.


  Group B (3rd priority - 3,000 pts each, 30,000 pts total)


  11. Illinois (27)              59.52%  1,789     40.29%  1,211

  12. Indiana (13)               59.90%  1,804     39.70%  1,196

  13. Iowa (9)                   59.06%  1,777     40.65%  1,223      0.26%    ---

  14. Kansas (8)                 65.44%  1,970     34.21%  1,030

  15. Kentucky (10)              54.30%  1,637     45.21%  1,363

  16. Louisiana (10) ***1        53.28%  1,723     39.51%  1,277

  17. Maine (5)                  70.87%  2,126     29.13%    874
 
  18. Maryland (9)               60.04%  1,801     39.96%  1,199

  19. Massachusetts (16)         59.32%  1,785     40.37%  1,215

  20. Michigan (20)              55.63%  1,673     44.15%  1,327

  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      So Far (115,000)                  65,896            48,796               308

      Needed to Win - 72,010     Eisenhower-R      Stevenson-D       Andrews-S.R.


      ***2 = Mississippi (Group C, below)
             In this state, 17.31% of the popular vote was cast for the choice of
             unpledged electors. As a result, the breakdown of Electoral Points
             is based solely on evaluation of the percentages of the two named
             candidates, Stevenson and Eisenhower.



  Group C (4th priority - 2,000 pts each, 20,000 pts total)


  21. Minnesota (11)             53.68%  1,076     46.08%    924

  22. Mississippi (8) ***2       24.46%    592     58.23%  1,408

  23. Missouri (13)              49.89%    998     50.11%  1,002

  24. Montana (4)                57.13%  1,143     42.87%    857

  25. Nebraska (6)               65.51%  1,310     34.49%    690

  26. Nevada (3)                 57.97%  1,159     42.03%    841

  27. New Hampshire (4)          66.11%  1,322     33.84%    678      0.04%    ---

  28. New Jersey (16)            64.68%  1,308     34.23%    692

  29. New Mexico (4)             57.81%  1,161     41.78%    839

  30. New York (45)              61.19%  1,224     38.78%    776

  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      So Far (135,000)                  77,189            57,503               308

      Needed to Win - 72,010     Eisenhower-R      Stevenson-D       Andrews-S.R.


      ***3 = South Carolina (Group D, below)
             In this state, 29.45% of the popular vote was cast for the choice of
             unpledged electors. As a result, the breakdown of Electoral Points
             is based solely on evaluation of the percentages of the two named
             candidates, Stevenson and Eisenhower.


  Group D (5th priority - 1,000 pts each, 10,000 pts total)


  31. North Carolina (14)        49.34%    493     50.66%    507

  32. North Dakota (4)           61.72%    618     38.09%    382      0.19%    ---

  33. Ohio (25)                  61.11%    611     38.89%    389

  34. Oklahoma (8)               55.13%    551     44.87%    449

  35. Oregon (6)                 55.25%    553     44.75%    447

  36. Pennsylvania (32)          56.49%    566     43.30%    434

  37. Rhode Island (4)           58.26%    583     41.74%    417

  38. South Carolina (8) ***3    25.18%    357     45.37%    643

  39. South Dakota (4)           58.39%    584     41.61%    416

  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL - 144,000                   82,105            61,587               308

      Needed to Win - 72,010     Eisenhower-R      Stevenson-D       Andrews-S.R.

      Finish Order               WINNER-1st        Loser-2nd         3rd

      Percentage of Points       57.01736%         42.98263%         0.21389%


      Eisenhower-Stevenson Ratios -- Electoral Points: 1.333155-1  |  Electoral Votes: 6.260274-1


   Electoral Votes (531) ++1        457 (86.06403%)   73 (13.74765%)   0
   |
   |------- Actual (1956)           Eisenhower-R      Stevenson-D      Andrews-S.R.
   |
   Popular Votes (62,021,979) ++2   35,579,180        26,028,028       108,956

   Pctage of Pop. Votes             57.36544%         41.96581%        0.17567%


   ++1 = A faithless Democrat elector in Alabama cast his ballot for Alabama Judge
         Walter B. Jones (for President) and Georgia Governor Herman Talmadge (for
         Vice President), instead of for Stevenson and his V.P. choice, Senator
         Estes Kefauver of Tennessee. Richard Nixon was the GOP V.P. candidate.


   ++2 = Popular Vote results were obtained from the David Leip Atlas of U.S. Presidential
         Elections web-site. It was the only source that provided a distinct and separate
         national popular vote total for T. Coleman Andrews.

         Incidentally, Leip's Atlas also shows the national total for all popular votes that
         went for unpledged electors - 196,318 (0.31653% of 62,021,979).

         Click-on here for >>> Leip Atlas - 1956 Election Results







Electoral Points Proposal
1956 United States Presidential Election (Tuesday November 6th)


1952    <<<    Electoral Points Proposal - Home    >>>    1960


SOURCES: Wikipedia - 1956 United States Presidential Election    David Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - 1956

144,000 Electoral Points - 72,010 pts needed to win


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