United States presidential election in Wyoming, 1976 Article

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United States presidential election in Wyoming, 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 3 0
Popular vote 92,717 62,239
Percentage 59.3% 39.81%

Wyoming 1976 Presidential County Results.png
County Results

President before election

Gerald Ford
Republican

Elected President

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

The 1976 United States presidential election in Wyoming 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.

Wyoming was won by incumbent President Gerald Ford ( RMichigan), with 59.30 percent of the popular vote, against Jimmy Carter ( DGeorgia), with 39.81 percent of the popular vote, the best performance for a Democrat since 1964.

Despite losing in Wyoming, Carter went on to win the national election and became the 39th president of the United States. [1]

With 59.3% of the popular vote, Wyoming would prove to be Ford's third strongest state in the 1976 election after Utah and Idaho [2].

Results

United States presidential election in Wyoming, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford ( inc.) 92,717 59.30%
Democratic Jimmy Carter 62,239 39.81%
Write-in Eugene McCarthy 624 0.40%
Write-in Various 354 0.23%
Write-in Thomas J. Anderson 290 0.19%
Write-in Roger MacBride 89 0.06%
Write-in Lester Maddox 30 0.02%
Total votes 156,343 100.00%

Results by county

Gerald Ford
Republican
Jimmy Carter
Democratic
Various Candidates
Write-ins
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % #
Albany 6,734 57.94% 4,663 40.12% 225 1.94% 2,071 17.82% 11,622
Big Horn 3,117 65.66% 1,618 34.08% 12 0.25% 1,499 31.58% 4,747
Campbell 3,306 66.19% 1,620 32.43% 69 1.38% 1,686 33.75% 4,995
Carbon 3,556 54.01% 3,010 45.72% 18 0.27% 546 8.29% 6,584
Converse 2,188 65.37% 1,150 34.36% 9 0.27% 1,038 31.01% 3,347
Crook 1,438 67.23% 653 30.53% 48 2.24% 785 36.70% 2,139
Fremont 6,584 59.51% 4,423 39.98% 56 0.51% 2,161 19.53% 11,063
Goshen 2,764 54.86% 2,262 44.90% 12 0.24% 502 9.96% 5,038
Hot Springs 1,413 59.39% 958 40.27% 8 0.34% 455 19.13% 2,379
Johnson 2,042 71.25% 797 27.81% 27 0.94% 1,245 43.44% 2,866
Laramie 14,061 53.48% 12,040 45.79% 193 0.73% 2,021 7.69% 26,294
Lincoln 2,464 60.93% 1,555 38.45% 25 0.62% 909 22.48% 4,044
Natrona 13,761 60.83% 8,640 38.19% 220 0.97% 5,121 22.64% 22,621
Niobrara 1,042 70.55% 427 28.91% 8 0.54% 615 41.64% 1,477
Park 5,878 68.33% 2,656 30.88% 68 0.79% 3,222 37.46% 8,602
Platte 1,844 53.45% 1,593 46.17% 13 0.38% 251 7.28% 3,450
Sheridan 5,382 62.21% 3,206 37.06% 64 0.74% 2,176 25.15% 8,652
Sublette 1,284 70.32% 528 28.92% 14 0.77% 756 41.40% 1,826
Sweetwater 4,937 46.69% 5,575 52.72% 62 0.59% -638 -6.03% 10,574
Teton 2,667 67.40% 1,204 30.43% 86 2.17% 1,463 36.97% 3,957
Uinta 2,124 55.73% 1,559 40.91% 128 3.36% 565 14.83% 3,811
Washakie 2,361 66.68% 1,168 32.99% 12 0.34% 1,193 33.69% 3,541
Weston 1,770 65.22% 934 34.41% 10 0.37% 836 30.80% 2,714
Totals 92,717 59.30% 62,239 39.81% 1,387 0.89% 30,478 19.49% 156,343

References

  1. ^ Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; 1976 Presidential General Election Results – Wyoming
  2. ^ "1976 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.