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. (September 2013)
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
Alaska was won by incumbent President
Gerald Ford (
Michigan) with 57.9% of the popular vote against
Jimmy Carter (
Georgia) with 35.7%.
 Carter ultimately won the national vote however, defeating Ford and becoming the next President. Alaska has only voted Democratic once, and that was in
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
Roger MacBride also had his strongest showing in Alaska, which would continue to provide a base of votes for the new party.