United States presidential election in Alaska, 1976 Article

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United States presidential election in Alaska, 1976

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Nominee Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter Roger MacBride
Party Republican Democratic Libertarian
Home state Michigan Georgia Vermont
Running mate Bob Dole Walter Mondale David Bergland
Electoral vote 3 0 0
Popular vote 71,555 44,058 6,785
Percentage 57.90% 35.65% 5.49%

President before election

Gerald Ford
Republican

Elected President

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

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

Alaska was won by incumbent President Gerald Ford ( R- Michigan) with 57.9% of the popular vote against Jimmy Carter ( D- Georgia) with 35.7%. [1] Carter ultimately won the national vote however, defeating Ford and becoming the next President. Alaska has only voted Democratic once, and that was in 1964 for Lyndon B. Johnson.

With 57.9% of the popular vote, Alaska would prove to be Ford's fifth strongest state in the 1976 election after Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Nebraska [2].

Libertarian candidate Roger MacBride also had his strongest showing in Alaska, which would continue to provide a base of votes for the new party. [1] [3]

Results

United States presidential election in Alaska, 1976 [1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Gerald Ford ( incumbent) 71,555 57.90% 3
Democratic Jimmy Carter 44,058 35.65% 0
Libertarian Roger MacBride 6,785 5.49% 0
N/A Write-in 1,176 0.95% 0
Totals 123,574 100.00% 3

References

  1. ^ a b c "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 2, 1976" (PDF). Clerk.house.gov. Retrieved 2013-09-03.
  2. ^ "1976 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  3. ^ "1976 Presidential General Election Results - Alaska". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2013-04-14.