1976 United States presidential election in Louisiana

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United States presidential election in Louisiana, 1976

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Nominee Jimmy Carter Gerald Ford
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Georgia Michigan
Running mate Walter Mondale Bob Dole
Electoral vote 10 0
Popular vote 661,365 587,446
Percentage 51.7% 45.9%

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Parish Results

President before election

Gerald Ford

Elected President

Jimmy Carter

The 1976 United States presidential election in Louisiana took place on November 2, 1976, as part of the 1976 United States presidential election. Voters chose ten representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Louisiana was won by Jimmy Carter (DGeorgia), with 51.73% of the popular vote. Carter defeated incumbent President Gerald Ford (RMichigan), who finished with 45.95% of the popular vote. No third-party candidate amounted to 1% of the vote; American Independent Party candidate Lester Maddox cane the closest with 0.79%.

Jimmy Carter went on to become the 39th president of the United States.[1] As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Grant Parish and West Carroll Parish voted for the Democratic candidate.


United States presidential election in Louisiana, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jimmy Carter 661,365 51.73%
Republican Gerald Ford (inc.) 587,446 45.95%
American Independent Lester Maddox 10,058 0.79%
Communist Gus Hall 7,417 0.58%
Independent Eugene McCarthy 6,588 0.52%
Libertarian Roger MacBride 3,325 0.26%
Socialist Workers Peter Camejo 2,240 0.18%
Total votes 1,278,439 100%