United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 1976

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The 1976 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 2, 1976 to select six Representatives for two-year terms from the state of South Carolina. All six incumbents were re-elected and the composition of the state delegation remained five Democrats and one Republican.

1st Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Mendel Jackson Davis of the 1st congressional district, in office since 1971, defeated Republican challenger Lonnie Rowell.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 1976
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Mendel J. Davis (incumbent) 89,891 68.9
Republican Lonnie Rowell 40,598 31.1
Majority 49,293 37.8
Turnout 130,489
  Democratic hold

2nd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Republican Congressman Floyd Spence of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 1971, defeated Democratic challenger Clyde B. Livingston.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1976
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Floyd Spence (incumbent) 83,426 57.5
Democratic Clyde B. Livingston 60,602 41.8
Independent John O'Neal 950 0.7
Majority 22,824 15.7
Turnout 144,978
  Republican hold

3rd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Butler Derrick of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1975, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1976
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Butler Derrick (incumbent) 117,740 100.0
Majority 117,740 100.0
Turnout 117,740
  Democratic hold

4th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman James R. Mann of the 4th congressional district, in office since 1969, defeated Republican challenger Bob Watkins.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 1976
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic James R. Mann (incumbent) 91,711 73.5
Republican Bob Watkins 33,149 26.5
Majority 58,562 47.0
Turnout 124,860
  Democratic hold

5th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Kenneth Lamar Holland of the 5th congressional district, in office since 1975, defeated Republican challenger Bobby Richardson.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 1976
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ken Holland (incumbent) 66,073 51.5
Republican Bobby Richardson 62,066 48.3
Independent Harold Hough 298 0.2
Majority 4,007 3.2
Turnout 128,437
  Democratic hold

6th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John Jenrette of the 6th congressional district, in office since 1975, defeated Republican challenger Edward Lunn Young.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Election Results, 1976
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Jenrette (incumbent) 75,916 55.5
Republican Edward Lunn Young 60,288 44.0
Independent C.C. Dillingham 688 0.5
Majority 15,628 11.5
Turnout 136,892
  Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • State Election Commission (1977). Report of the South Carolina State Election Commission. Columbia, SC: State Election Commission. pp. 29–31.