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1976 United States elections
Presidential election year
Election dayNovember 2
Incumbent president Gerald Ford (Republican)
Next Congress 95th
Presidential election
Partisan controlDemocratic Gain
Popular vote marginDemocratic +2.1%
Electoral vote
Jimmy Carter (D)297
Gerald Ford (R)240
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1976 presidential election results. Red denotes states won by Ford, blue denotes states won by Carter. Numbers indicate the electoral votes won by each candidate.
Senate elections
Overall controlDemocratic Hold
Seats contested34 of 100 seats
Net seat changeRepublican +1
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1976 Senate results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold
  Independent hold

House elections
Overall controlDemocratic Hold
Seats contestedAll 435 voting members
Popular vote marginDemocratic +13.6%
Net seat changeDemocratic +1
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1976 House of Representatives results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold

Gubernatorial elections
Seats contested15 (14 states, 1 territories)
Net seat changeDemocratic +1
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1976 gubernatorial election results
Territorial races not shown

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold

The 1976 United States elections was held on November 2, and elected the members of the 95th United States Congress. The Democratic Party won the presidential election and retained control of Congress. [1]

Democratic Governor Jimmy Carter of Georgia defeated Republican incumbent President Gerald Ford. [2] Carter won the popular vote by two points and finished with 297 electoral votes, taking a mix of Southern and Northern states. Ford, who had taken office after the Watergate scandal led to the resignation of Republican President Richard Nixon in 1974, defeated California Governor Ronald Reagan to take the Republican nomination. The convention nominated Kansas Senator Bob Dole as Ford's running mate, instead of sitting Vice President Nelson Rockefeller. Carter defeated a slew of competitors in the 1976 Democratic primaries, including California Governor Jerry Brown, Alabama Governor George Wallace, Arizona Congressman Mo Udall, Washington Senator Henry M. Jackson, and Idaho Senator Frank Church.

Neither the House nor Senate saw major changes in partisan composition, so the Democrats retained control of Congress.

In the gubernatorial elections, the Democratic Party picked up one seat.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 2, 1976" (PDF). U.S. House of Reps, Office of the Clerk. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  2. ^ "1976 Presidential Election". US Elections. University of Connecticut. Retrieved 13 August 2011.