1856 General Election Results: Governor

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Top Line Results
Tuesday, November 4, 1856
51.29%
Ashbel Parson Willard*, Democratic, 117,971 votes
48.71%
Oliver P. Morton, Republican, 112,039 votes
Out of 230,010 votes casts, the margin of victory was 5,932 (2.58%)