United States House of Representatives election in the District of Columbia, 1976

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United States House of Representatives election in the District of Columbia, 1976
Washington, D.C.
1974 ←
November 2, 1976 → 1978

  Walter Fauntroy.jpg No image.svg No image.svg
Candidate Walter E. Fauntroy Daniel L. Hall Louis S. Aronica
Party Democratic Republican D.C. Statehood Green
Popular vote 12,149 1,566 1,076
Percentage 77.18% 9.95% 6.84%

Delegate before election

Walter E. Fauntroy
Democratic

Elected Delegate

Walter E. Fauntroy
Democratic

Map of the District of Columbia At-Large district.

The 1976 congressional election for the Delegate from the District of Columbia was held on November 2, 1976. The winner of the race was Walter E. Fauntroy (D), who won his third re-election. The election was notable for having a record-low turnout, as less than 16,000 voters cast their ballot in this election. This was the lowest recorded turnout for an election to this office. All elected members would serve in 95th United States Congress.

The non-voting delegate to the United States House of Representatives from the District of Columbia is elected for two-year terms.

Candidates[edit]

Walter E. Fauntroy, a Democrat, sought re-election for his fourth term to the United States House of Representatives. Fauntroy was opposed in this election by Republican challenger Daniel L. Hall and Statehood Party candidate Louis S. Aronica who received 9.95% and 6.84%, respectively. This resulted in Fauntroy being elected with 77.18% of the vote.

Results[edit]

D.C. At Large Congressional District Election (1976)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter E. Fauntroy (inc.) 12,149 77.18
Republican Daniel L. Hall 1,566 9.95
D.C. Statehood Green Louis S. Aronica 1,076 6.84
Socialist Workers Charlotte J. Reavis 499 3.17
American Labor Susan Pennington 377 2.39
No party Write-ins 75 0.48%
Total votes 15,742 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

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