1856 Presidential Election Statistics

States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote B F F %Margin Margin Buchanan Fremont Fillmore Other
1 LA642,873102 3.39% 1,455 51.70% 0.00% 48.30% 0.00%
2 IL11239,334123 3.87% 9,253 44.09% 40.23% 15.68% 0.00%
3 OH23386,497213 4.30% 16,623 44.21% 48.51% 7.28% 0.00%
4 TN8133,582102 4.36% 5,826 52.18% 0.00% 47.82% 0.00%
5 KY12142,058102 5.09% 7,226 52.54% 0.00% 47.46% 0.00%
6 NH569,774213 8.00% 5,582 45.71% 53.71% 0.59% 0.00%
7 IA492,310213 8.13% 7,505 40.70% 48.83% 10.47% 0.00%
8 MO9106,486102 8.87% 9,442 54.43% 0.00% 45.57% 0.00%
9 MD886,860231 9.59% 8,329 45.04% 0.33% 54.63% 0.00%
10 CT680,329213 9.61% 7,720 43.57% 53.18% 3.26% 0.00%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote B F F %Margin Margin Buchanan Fremont Fillmore Other
1 VT450,748213 57.11% 28,984 20.84% 77.96% 1.07% 0.13%
2 MA13170,048213 40.53% 68,928 23.08% 63.61% 11.54% 1.77%
3 AR432,642102 34.24% 11,178 67.12% 0.00% 32.88% 0.00%
4 TX1246,808102 33.18% 15,530 66.59% 0.00% 33.41% 0.00%
5 ME8109,689213 25.65% 28,139 35.68% 61.34% 2.98% 0.00%
6 AL975,291102 24.16% 18,187 62.08% 0.00% 37.92% 0.00%
7 RI419,822213 24.15% 4,787 33.70% 57.85% 8.45% 0.00%
8 VA5150,233102 19.92% 29,933 59.96% 0.00% 40.04% 0.00%
9 MS759,647102 18.89% 11,265 59.44% 0.00% 40.56% 0.00%
10 NJ799,396123 18.72% 18,605 47.23% 28.51% 24.26% 0.00%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
BuchananFremontFillmore
Arkansas67.12%Vermont77.96%Maryland54.63%
Texas66.59%Massachusetts63.61%Louisiana48.30%
Alabama62.08%Maine61.34%Tennessee47.82%
Virginia59.96%Rhode Island57.85%Kentucky47.46%
Mississippi59.44%Michigan57.15%Missouri45.57%
Write-ins
Massachusetts1.77%
Vermont0.13%
Delaware0.06%
California0.01%
Alabama0.00%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
BuchananFremontFillmore
Vermont20.84%Virginia0.00%Wisconsin0.48%
Massachusetts23.08%Texas0.00%New Hampshire0.59%
New York32.84%Tennessee0.00%Vermont1.07%
Rhode Island33.70%North Carolina0.00%Michigan1.32%
Maine35.68%Missouri0.00%Maine2.98%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
New York342,209Kentucky20,693
Ohio185,556Alabama19,858
Pennsylvania115,162Missouri19,147
Massachusetts113,497Texas17,617
Illinois71,125Virginia16,211


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Vermont86.83%North Carolina6.35%
Maine76.28%Arkansas4.94%
Massachusetts75.60%Virginia4.25%
Rhode Island75.52%Kentucky4.22%
Michigan66.08%Tennessee2.91%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Illinois84,360
New York74,192
Pennsylvania72,322
Iowa56,946
Wisconsin54,830


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Iowa161.03%
Texas152.38%
Wisconsin84.77%
Alabama70.55%
Arkansas66.74%


State Ranks
Rank BuchananFremontFillmore
118111
212414
30315


County Ranks
Rank BuchananFremontFillmore
118111
212414
30315


Note: county data for 1856 is not yet comprehensive.

Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
BuchananFremontFillmore
Yell, AR67.12%Windsor, VT77.96%Worcester, MD54.63%
Zavala, TX66.59%Worcester, MA63.61%Winn, LA48.30%
Winston, AL62.08%York, ME61.34%Wilson, TN47.82%
Winchester, VA59.96%Washington, RI57.85%Woodford, KY47.46%
Yazoo, MS59.44%Wexford, MI57.15%St. Louis, MO45.57%
Write-ins
Worcester, MA1.77%
Windsor, VT0.13%
Sussex, DE0.06%
Yuba, CA0.01%
Autauga, AL0.00%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
BuchananFremontFillmore
Winnebago, WI0.00%Winnebago, WI0.00%Winnebago, WI0.00%
Waushara, WI0.00%Waushara, WI0.00%Waushara, WI0.00%
Waupaca, WI0.00%Waupaca, WI0.00%Waupaca, WI0.00%
Waukesha, WI0.00%Waukesha, WI0.00%Waukesha, WI0.00%
Washington, WI0.00%Washington, WI0.00%Washington, WI0.00%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
BuchananFremontFillmore
York, PA230,686Yates, NY276,004Yates, NY124,604
Yates, NY195,878Wyandot, OH187,497York, PA82,189
Wyandot, OH170,874York, PA147,286Woodford, KY67,416
Whitley, IN118,670Worcester, MA108,172Wilson, TN63,878
Woodford, IL105,528Woodford, IL96,275Winchester, VA60,150
Write-ins
Worcester, MA3,006
Windsor, VT65
Yuba, CA14
Sussex, DE9
Autauga, AL0


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
BuchananFremontFillmore
Winnebago, WI0Winnebago, WI0Winnebago, WI0
Waushara, WI0Waushara, WI0Waushara, WI0
Waupaca, WI0Waupaca, WI0Waupaca, WI0
Waukesha, WI0Waukesha, WI0Waukesha, WI0
Washington, WI0Washington, WI0Washington, WI0


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Yates, NY342,209Woodford, KY20,693
Wyandot, OH185,556Winston, AL19,858
York, PA115,162St. Louis, MO19,147
Worcester, MA113,497Zavala, TX17,617
Woodford, IL71,125Winchester, VA16,211
Whitley, IN71,045Worth, GA16,065
York, ME69,748Wilson, TN12,804
Wexford, MI61,465Yell, AR9,737
Wood, WI46,905Yazoo, MS8,560
Windham, CT40,969Yancey, NC8,455


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Windsor, VT82.62%Yancey, NC6.35%
York, ME76.28%Yell, AR4.94%
Worcester, MA75.60%Winchester, VA4.25%
Washington, RI75.52%Woodford, KY4.22%
Wexford, MI66.08%Wilson, TN2.91%
Sullivan, NH64.40%Sussex, DE2.85%
Yates, NY63.61%Winston, AL1.19%
Wood, WI63.12%Zapata, TX0.00%
Windham, CT59.40%Young, TX0.00%
Wright, IA58.36%York, VA0.00%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Woodford, IL84,360Rutland, VT-4,473
Yates, NY74,192Orange, VT-4,105
York, PA72,322Windham, VT-3,933
Wright, IA56,946Washington, VT-3,849
Wood, WI54,830Caledonia, VT-3,639
Whitley, IN52,261Franklin, VT-3,411
Windsor, VT44,757Chittenden, VT-3,382
Worcester, MA42,945Addison, VT-3,093
Wexford, MI42,622Bennington, VT-2,718
St. Louis, MO37,685Orleans, VT-2,365


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Windsor, VT747.07%Rutland, VT-99.98%
Wright, IA161.03%Orange, VT-99.98%
Zavala, TX152.38%Windham, VT-99.97%
Wood, WI84.77%Washington, VT-99.97%
Winston, AL70.55%Caledonia, VT-99.97%
Yell, AR66.74%Franklin, VT-99.97%
Worth, GA58.11%Chittenden, VT-99.97%
Washington, FL55.58%Addison, VT-99.97%
St. Louis, MO54.77%Bennington, VT-99.96%
Woodford, IL54.43%Orleans, VT-99.96%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
BuchananFremontFillmore
Woodford, IL44.09%Yates, NY46.27%Worcester, MD54.63%
Warren, NJ47.23%Wyandot, OH48.51%--
Yuba, CA48.38%Wright, IA48.83%--
York, PA50.13%Windham, CT53.18%--
Whitley, IN50.41%Sullivan, NH53.71%--


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose

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BuchananFremontFillmore
Sullivan, NH45.71%Woodford, IL40.23%Winn, LA48.30%
Worcester, MD45.04%Whitley, IN40.09%Wilson, TN47.82%
Wood, WI44.22%York, PA32.01%Woodford, KY47.46%
Wyandot, OH44.21%Warren, NJ28.51%St. Louis, MO45.57%
Windham, CT43.57%, 0.00%Yancey, NC43.22%




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