United States presidential election in Delaware, 1976 Article

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United States presidential election in Delaware, 1976

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Nominee Jimmy Carter Gerald Ford
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Georgia Michigan
Running mate Walter Mondale Bob Dole
Electoral vote 3 0
Popular vote 122,596 109,831
Percentage 52.0% 46.6%

Delaware Presidential Election Results 1976.svg
County Results

President before election

Gerald Ford

Elected President

Jimmy Carter

The 1976 United States presidential election in Delaware 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.

Delaware was won by Jimmy Carter ( DGeorgia), with 51.98% of the popular vote. Carter defeated incumbent President Gerald Ford ( RMichigan), who finished with 46.57% of the popular vote. No third-party candidate amounted 1% of the vote, but Eugene McCarthy ( IndependentMinnesota) finished third in Delaware with 1.03% of the statewide popular vote.

Jimmy Carter went on to become the 39th president of the United States. [1]


United States presidential election in Delaware, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jimmy Carter 122,596 51.98%
Republican Gerald Ford ( inc.) 109,831 46.57%
Independent Eugene McCarthy 2,437 1.03%
American Thomas J. Anderson 645 0.27%
Write-In 325 0.14%
Total votes 235,834 100.00%