United States presidential election, 1956
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|United States presidential election, 1956
|November 6, 1956|
|Nominee||Dwight D. Eisenhower||Adlai Stevenson|
|Home state||New York||Illinois|
|Running mate||Richard Nixon||Estes Kefauver|
Presidential election results map. Red denotes those won by Eisenhower/Nixon, Blue denotes states won by Stevenson/Kefauver. Orange denotes won by Walter Burgwyn Jones by an Alabama faithless elector. Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.
Eisenhower suffered a heart attack in September 1955 while in Colorado for a vacation. His doctors told him not to run for another election. However, his doctors told him he was feeling better. Eisenhower announced his re-election by an announcement on television in early 1956.