United States presidential election in Connecticut, 1976 Article

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United States presidential election in Connecticut, 1976

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Nominee Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Michigan Georgia
Running mate Bob Dole Walter Mondale
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 719,261 647,895
Percentage 52.1% 46.9%

United States presidential election in Connecticut, 1976 results by county.svg
County results

President before election

Gerald Ford
Republican

Elected President

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

The 1976 United States presidential election in Connecticut took place on November 2, 1976. All 50 states and The District of Columbia, were part of the 1976 United States presidential election. Connecticut voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Connecticut was won by the Republican nominees, incumbent President Gerald Ford of Michigan and his running mate Senator Bob Dole of Kansas. Ford and Dole defeated the Democratic nominees, Governor Jimmy Carter of Georgia and his running mate Senator Walter Mondale of Minnesota.

Ford narrowly carried Connecticut with 52.06% of the vote to Carter's 46.90%, a victory margin of 5.16%. [1] As of the 2016 presidential election, Carter is the most recent Democrat to win the presidency without carrying Connecticut.

Results

United States presidential election in Connecticut, 1976 [2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Gerald Ford 719,261 52.06% 8
Democratic Jimmy Carter 647,895 46.90% 0
George Wallace Party Lester Maddox 7,101 0.51% 0
Write-ins Write-ins 5,480 0.40% 0
U.S. Labor Lyndon LaRouche 1,789 0.13% 0
Totals 1,380,733 100.00% 8
Voter turnout -

References

  1. ^ "1976 Presidential General Election Results - Connecticut". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2015-04-09.
  2. ^ "1976 Presidential General Election Results - Connecticut". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2015-04-09.