United States presidential election in North Carolina, 1976

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
United States presidential election in North Carolina, 1976
North Carolina
1972 ←
November 2, 1976 → 1980

  Carter cropped.jpg Gerald Ford, official Presidential photo.jpg
Nominee Jimmy Carter Gerald R. Ford
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Georgia Michigan
Running mate Walter Mondale Robert Dole
Electoral vote 13 0
Popular vote 927,365 875,635
Percentage 55.27% 44.22%

NC County Map 1976.PNG

North County Results 1976

President before election

Gerald R. Ford

Elected President

Jimmy Carter

The 1976 United States presidential election in North Carolina took place on November 2, 1976 throughout all 50 states and D.C., which was part of the 1976 United States presidential election. Voters chose 13 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

North Carolina voted decisively for the Democratic nominee, Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter, over the Republican nominee, incumbent President Gerald R. Ford of Michigan. Carter carried the state with 55.27% to Ford's 44.22%, a victory margin of 11.05%. Carter's victory would be the last time a Democratic presidential candidate would win North Carolina's electoral votes until 2008, when Barack Obama would carry it with a narrow plurality.


United States presidential election in North Carolina, 1976[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Jimmy Carter 927,365 55.27% 13
Republican Gerald Ford (incumbent) 741,960 44.22% 0
American Thomas Anderson 5,607 0.33% 0
Libertarian Roger MacBride 2,219 0.13% 0
US Labor Lyndon LaRouche 755 0.04% 0
Totals 1,677,906 100.0% 13
Voter turnout 54.52%


  1. ^ [1]