United States presidential election in Alabama, 1976 Article

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United States presidential election in Alabama, 1976

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All 9 Alabama electoral votes to the Electoral College
  Carter cropped.jpg Gerald Ford, official Presidential photo.jpg
Nominee Jimmy Carter Gerald Ford
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Georgia Michigan
Running mate Walter Mondale Bob Dole
Electoral vote 9 0
Popular vote 659,170 504,070
Percentage 55.73% 42.61%

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County results

President before election

Gerald Ford
Republican

Elected President

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

The 1976 United States presidential election in Alabama took place on November 2, 1976, as part of the 1976 United States presidential election. Voters chose nine representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Alabama voted for the Democratic nominee, former Governor Jimmy Carter, over the Republican nominee, President Gerald Ford. Carter won Alabama by a margin of 13.12 percent. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last time Alabama has voted Democratic in a presidential election, as well as the last time a Democrat carried Madison County, Tuscaloosa County, Calhoun County, St. Clair County, Elmore County, DeKalb County, Blount County, Autauga County, Dale County, Coffee County, Chilton County, Escambia County, Covington County, Pike County, Geneva County, Winston County, Monroe County, and Cleburne County. [1] This is also the sole election since Franklin D. Roosevelt eked out a one vote plurality in 1932 that a Democrat carried traditionally Republican Winston County, and the sole one since James Buchanan in 1856 that a Democrat won an absolute majority of the vote there.

Results

United States presidential election in Alabama, 1976 [2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Jimmy Carter 659,170 55.73% 9
Republican Gerald Ford ( inc.) 504,070 42.61% 0
AL Conservative Lester Maddox 9,198 0.78% 0
AL Prohibition Benjamin Bubar 6,669 0.56% 0
Independent Gus Hall 1,954 0.17% 0
Libertarian Roger MacBride 1,481 0.13% 0
N/A Write-in 308 0.03% 0

Result by county

County Carter# Carter% Ford# Ford% Others# Others% Total votes cast
Autauga 4,640 49.69% 4,512 48.32% 186 1.99% 9,338
Baldwin 9,191 40.02% 13,256 57.72% 520 2.26% 22,967
Barbour 4,730 54.43% 3,758 43.25% 202 2.32% 8,690
Bibb 2,850 63.70% 1,591 35.56% 33 0.74% 4,474
Blount 6,645 60.53% 4,233 38.56% 100 0.91% 10,978
Bullock 3,536 69.44% 1,482 29.10% 74 1.45% 5,092
Butler 4,271 59.25% 2,909 40.36% 28 0.39% 7,208
Calhoun 20,466 62.59% 11,763 35.97% 471 1.44% 32,700
Chambers 6,164 52.03% 5,488 46.32% 196 1.65% 11,848
Cherokee 4,668 74.62% 1,492 23.85% 96 1.53% 6,256
Chilton 5,550 53.44% 4,725 45.50% 110 1.06% 10,385
Choctaw 3,911 56.10% 3,033 43.50% 28 0.40% 6,972
Clarke 4,737 52.60% 4,126 45.81% 143 1.59% 9,006
Clay 2,946 60.64% 1,883 38.76% 29 0.60% 4,858
Cleburne 2,490 62.55% 1,436 36.07% 55 1.38% 3,981
Coffee 7,844 62.00% 4,683 37.02% 124 0.98% 12,651
Colbert 11,996 71.23% 4,471 26.55% 375 2.23% 16,842
Conecuh 3,086 61.97% 1,812 36.39% 82 1.65% 4,980
Coosa 2,533 67.26% 1,196 31.76% 37 0.98% 3,766
Covington 7,081 57.93% 4,977 40.71% 166 1.36% 12,224
Crenshaw 3,372 64.03% 1,801 34.20% 93 1.77% 5,266
Cullman 12,961 64.63% 6,899 34.40% 195 0.97% 20,055
Dale 6,346 55.03% 4,996 43.33% 189 1.64% 11,531
Dallas 8,866 54.19% 7,144 43.66% 351 2.15% 16,361
DeKalb 9,759 59.37% 6,597 40.14% 81 0.49% 16,437
Elmore 6,646 49.20% 6,551 48.50% 311 2.30% 13,508
Escambia 5,957 53.39% 4,934 44.22% 266 2.38% 11,157
Etowah 25,020 69.99% 10,333 28.90% 397 1.11% 35,750
Fayette 4,076 64.83% 2,165 34.44% 46 0.73% 6,287
Franklin 6,279 64.59% 3,345 34.41% 97 1.00% 9,721
Geneva 5,983 68.46% 2,663 30.47% 93 1.06% 8,739
Greene 2,900 75.96% 903 23.65% 15 0.39% 3,818
Hale 3,236 59.99% 2,034 37.71% 124 2.30% 5,394
Henry 3,144 60.07% 2,052 39.21% 38 0.73% 5,234
Houston 8,787 44.52% 10,672 54.07% 279 1.41% 19,738
Jackson 10,989 71.71% 3,913 25.53% 423 2.76% 15,325
Jefferson 99,531 45.85% 113,590 52.32% 3,969 1.83% 217,090
Lamar 3,860 67.44% 1,739 30.38% 125 2.18% 5,724
Lauderdale 15,549 67.06% 7,226 31.17% 410 1.77% 23,185
Lawrence 6,810 82.21% 1,415 17.08% 59 0.71% 8,284
Lee 8,427 44.98% 9,884 52.75% 426 2.27% 18,737
Limestone 8,803 73.36% 2,997 24.98% 200 1.67% 12,000
Lowndes 3,732 68.33% 1,621 29.68% 109 2.00% 5,462
Macon 5,915 79.41% 1,387 18.62% 147 1.97% 7,449
Madison 35,497 61.96% 20,959 36.59% 831 1.45% 57,287
Marengo 4,731 54.04% 3,841 43.87% 183 2.09% 8,755
Marion 6,244 67.12% 3,036 32.63% 23 0.25% 9,303
Marshall 13,696 68.14% 6,006 29.88% 398 1.98% 20,100
Mobile 50,264 47.47% 53,835 50.85% 1,777 1.68% 105,876
Monroe 3,669 50.52% 3,476 47.86% 118 1.62% 7,263
Montgomery 24,641 45.02% 29,360 53.64% 732 1.34% 54,733
Morgan 16,547 63.68% 9,058 34.86% 381 1.47% 25,986
Perry 4,486 67.13% 2,164 32.38% 33 0.49% 6,683
Pickens 3,776 55.64% 2,969 43.75% 41 0.60% 6,786
Pike 5,387 54.47% 4,363 44.12% 139 1.41% 9,889
Randolph 3,539 58.55% 2,286 37.82% 219 3.62% 6,044
Russell 8,077 64.14% 4,150 32.96% 365 2.90% 12,592
St. Clair 5,653 52.01% 4,877 44.87% 339 3.12% 10,869
Shelby 7,197 43.28% 9,035 54.33% 397 2.39% 16,629
Sumter 3,457 60.77% 2,191 38.51% 41 0.72% 5,689
Talladega 10,577 60.07% 6,425 36.49% 606 3.44% 17,608
Tallapoosa 7,614 57.84% 5,237 39.79% 312 2.37% 13,163
Tuscaloosa 20,275 54.79% 16,021 43.29% 710 1.92% 37,006
Walker 16,232 68.46% 7,389 31.16% 89 0.38% 23,710
Washington 3,471 61.22% 2,171 38.29% 28 0.49% 5,670
Wilcox 3,723 66.90% 1,824 32.78% 18 0.32% 5,565
Winston 4,134 52.54% 3,710 47.15% 24 0.31% 7,868
Totals 659,170 55.74% 504,070 42.63% 19,302 1.63% 1,182,542

References

  1. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  2. ^ "1976 Presidential General Election Results - Alabama". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 21 July 2013.