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United States Presidential Election 1956
HaroldStassenOfficialOil Magnuson Russell
Nominee Harold Stassen Warren Magnuson Richard Russel
Party Republican Democratic Independence
Home state Minnesota Washington Georgia
Running mate Earl Warren Elbert Carvel Walter Burgwyn Jones
Electoral vote 281 200 49
States carried 29 14 5
Percentage 50.1% 39.2% 6.5%
Harold Stassen managed to win a second term because Russell's Third-Party Candidacy swungs many Southern States to him. This election marks the formation of the Independence party, which would not collapse unlike many other states rights third parties.