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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
TypeDemocratic Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1856 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open June 02, 1856 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close June 06, 1856 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1857 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1861 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedChronicler July 24, 2007 10:39am
Data SourcesConvention Decisions and Voting Records - Bain & Parris

Most votes received by candidates for party presidential nomination, up to the point where a nominee was determined. Vote totals are rounded up to the next whole number.
Description The 7th Democratic National Convention assembled in Smith & Nixon's Hall in Cincinnati OH. Each state was awarded two delegates per member of Congress.

Chairman: John E. Ward GA

James Buchanan was nominated for President over the incumbent, Franklin Pierce, on the 17th ballot. John C. Breckinridge was nominated for VP on the second ballot.

This was the first Democratic National Convention to report fractional votes on the first or last roll call ballot. Since the OC database does not accept fractions, here are the official votes of the ballots:

First Ballot - President

James Buchanan 135.5
Franklin Pierce 122.5
Stephen Douglas 33
Lewis Cass 5

17th ballot - President

Buchanan 296 (unanimous)

Previous Democratic National Convention (1852): [Link]

Next Democratic National Convention (1860): [Link]
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won12/01/1852
NameFranklin Pierce Votes254 (85.81%)
Term03/04/1853 - 03/04/1857 Margin212 (+71.62%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won12/03/1856
NameJames Buchanan Votes174 (58.78%)
Term03/04/1857 - 03/04/1861 Margin60 (+20.27%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President 12/03/1856
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Name Ambassador James Buchanan (I) President Franklin Pierce Sen. Stephen A. Douglas President Pro Tempore Lewis Cass, Sr.  
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Democratic  
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Uncertified Votes296 (54.21%) 122 (22.34%) 121 (22.16%) 7 (1.28%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -174 (-31.87%) -175 (-32.05%) -289 (-52.93%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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