1856 United States presidential election in Ohio

The 1856 United States presidential election in Ohio took place on November 4, 1856, as part of the 1856 United States presidential election. Voters chose 23 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1856 United States presidential election in Ohio

November 4, 1856
Nominee John C. Frémont James Buchanan Millard Fillmore
Party Republican Democratic Know Nothing
Home state California Pennsylvania Ohio
Running mate William L. Dayton John C. Breckinridge Andrew Jackson Donelson
Electoral vote 23 0 0
Popular vote 187,497 170,874 28,126
Percentage 48.51% 44.21% 7.28%

President before election

Franklin Pierce

Elected President

James Buchanan

Ohio was won by California Senator John C. Frémont (RGeorgia), running with Director of New Jersey Senator William L. Dayton, with 48.51% of the popular vote, against Senator James Buchanan (DPennsylvania), running with Representative and future presidential candidate in the 1860 presidential election John C. Breckinridge, with 44.21% of the popular vote and the 13th president of the United States Millard Fillmore (ANew York), running with the 2nd United States Ambassador to Germany Andrew Jackson Donelson, with 7.28% of the popular vote.[1]


1856 United States presidential election in Ohio
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John C. Frémont 187,497 48.51%
Democratic James Buchanan 170,874 44.21%
Know Nothing Millard Fillmore 28,126 7.28%
Total votes 386,497 100%


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