United States presidential election, 1976
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|United States presidential election, 1976
|November 2, 1976|
|Nominee||Jimmy Carter||Gerald Ford|
|Running mate||Walter Mondale||Bob Dole|
|Contests won||23 + DC||27|
Presidential election results map. Blue denotes those won by Carter/Mondale, Red denotes states won by Ford/Dole. Pink denotes won by Ronald Reagan by a Washington faithless elector. Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.
This election followed the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974 due to the Watergate scandal. It is the last election to have a Democratic candidate to get a good vote in American South. The American South is most known to be Republican.
This is the last election where one of the two major candidates is still alive. Jimmy Carter is currently 93 years old.
Candidates[change | change source]
Democratic Party[change | change source]
- Jimmy Carter, former governor of Georgia
- Jerry Brown, governor of California
- George Wallace, governor of Alabama
- Morris Udall, U.S. representative from Arizona
- Henry M. Jackson, U.S. senator from Washington
- Frank Church, U.S. senator from Idaho
- Robert Byrd, U.S. senator from West Virginia
- Sargent Shriver, former U.S. ambassador to France, from Maryland
- Fred R. Harris, former U.S. senator from Oklahoma
- Birch Bayh, U.S. senator from Indiana
- Lloyd Bentsen, U.S. senator from Texas
- Terry Sanford, former governor of North Carolina
- Milton Shapp, governor of Pennsylvania
- Walter Fauntroy, U.S. representative from Washington, D.C.
- Ellen McCormack, housewife
Candidates gallery[change | change source]
Republican Party[change | change source]
- Gerald Ford, President of the United States from Michigan
- Ronald Reagan, former governor of California