|Elections in Pennsylvania|
The 1856 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on November 4, 1856, as part of the 1856 United States presidential election. Voters chose 27 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.
Pennsylvania voted for the Democratic candidate, James Buchanan, over the Republican candidate, John C. Frémont, and the Know Nothing candidate, Millard Fillmore. Buchanan won Pennsylvania by a margin of 18.12 percentage points.
Following the election, Pennsylvania woud establish itself as a Republican stronghold. This would be the final time that the Keystone State would vote for a Democratic candidate until Franklin D. Roosevelt won the state in 1936. As of the 2016 presidential election[update], this is the final time Snyder County voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.
|1856 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania|
|Republican||John C. Frémont||147,286||32.01%||0|
|Know Nothing||Millard Fillmore||82,189||17.86%||0|
- Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, pp. 286-290 ISBN 0786422173
- "1856 Presidential General Election Results – Pennsylvania". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
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