1976 United States presidential election

48th quadrennial presidential election in the United States

This election was between former Governor of Georgia Jimmy Carter and President Gerald Ford.

1976 United States presidential election

← 1972 November 2, 1976 1980 →

538 members of the Electoral College
270 electoral votes needed to win
Turnout53.5%[1] Decrease 1.7 pp
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Nominee Jimmy Carter Gerald Ford
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Georgia Michigan
Running mate Walter Mondale Bob Dole
Electoral vote 297 240[2]
States carried 23 + DC 27
Popular vote 40,831,881 39,148,634
Percentage 50.1% 48.0%

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Presidential election results map. Blue denotes states won by Carter/Mondale and red denotes those won by Ford/Dole. Pink is the electoral vote for Ronald Reagan by a Washington faithless elector. Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes cast by each state and the District of Columbia.

President before election

Gerald Ford
Republican

Elected President

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

Jimmy Carter won the election by 297 electoral votes. Incumbent president Gerald Ford got 240 votes. A faithless elector from Washington voted for Ronald Reagan, who would win the 1980 election.

This election followed the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974 due to the Watergate scandal. It is the last election to have a Democratic candidate to get a good vote in American South. The American South is most known to be Republican.

This is the last election where one of the two major candidates is still alive. Jimmy Carter is currently 95 years old.

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  1. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  2. A faithless Republican elector voted for Reagan for president. The same elector voted for Dole for vice president as pledged.