1856 United States presidential election in South Carolina

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United States presidential election in South Carolina, 1856

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Nominee James Buchanan
Party Democratic
Home state Pennsylvania
Running mate John Cabell Breckinridge
Electoral vote 8

President before election

Franklin Pierce
Democratic

Elected President

James Buchanan
Democratic

The 1856 United States presidential election in South Carolina took place on November 4, 1856, as part of the 1856 United States presidential election. The state legislature chose nine representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

South Carolina cast eight electoral votes for the Democratic candidate James Buchanan; these electors were chosen by the South Carolina General Assembly, the state legislature, rather than by popular vote.[1]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in South Carolina, 1856[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic James Buchanan of Pennsylvania John Cabell Breckinridge of Kentucky 8 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1856 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. University of California Santa Barbara. Retrieved 23 December 2013.