Electoral history of Gerald Ford

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President Gerald R. Ford

Electoral history of Gerald Ford, 38th President of the United States (1974–1977), 40th Vice President of the United States (1973–1974); United States Representative from Michigan (1949–1973).

Congressional races (1948–1972)[edit]

1948[edit]

Michigan’s 5th Congressional District, 1948 Republican Primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford 23,632 62.23%
Republican Bartel J. Jonkman 14,341 37.77%
Michigan’s 5th Congressional District, 1948[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford 74,191 60.51%
Democratic Fred J. Barr, Jr. 46,972 38.31%
Prohibition William H. Barlette 853 0.70%
Progressive Theodore Theodore 504 0.41%
Socialist Eugene Ten Brink, Jr. 93 0.08%

1950[edit]

Michigan’s 5th Congressional District, 1950[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford (inc.) 72,829 66.74%
Democratic James H. McLaughlin 35,927 32.92%
Prohibition Ella Fruin 376 0.35%

1952[edit]

Michigan’s 5th Congressional District, 1952[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford (inc.) 109,807 66.26%
Democratic Vincent E. O’Neill 55,147 33.28%
Prohibition Ella Fruin 617 0.37%
Progressive William Glenn 146 0.09%

1954[edit]

Michigan’s 5th Congressional District, 1954[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford (inc.) 81,702 63.26 %
Democratic Robert S. McAllister 47,453 36.74%

1956[edit]

Michigan’s 5th Congressional District, 1956[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford (inc.) 120,349 67.14%
Democratic George E. Clay 58,899 32.86%

1958[edit]

Michigan’s 5th Congressional District, 1958 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford (inc.) 88,156 63.64%
Democratic Richard Vander Veen 50,203 36.24%
Prohibition Bernard Elve 156 0.11%

1960[edit]

Michigan’s 5th Congressional District, 1960[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford (inc.) 131,461 66.84%
Democratic William G. Reamon 65,064 33.08%
Prohibition LeRoy A. Robert 115 0.06%
Socialist Labor Donald Teets 54 0.03%

1962[edit]

Michigan’s 5th Congressional District, 1962[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford (inc.) 110,043 67.04%
Democratic William G. Reamon 54,112 32.96%

1964[edit]

Michigan’s 5th Congressional District, 1964[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford (inc.) 101,810 61.22%
Democratic William G. Reamon 64,488 38.78%

1966[edit]

Michigan’s 5th Congressional District, 1966[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford (inc.) 87,914 68.39%
Democratic James M. Catchick 40,629 31.61%

1968[edit]

Michigan’s 5th Congressional District, 1968[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford (inc.) 105,085 62.75%
Democratic Lawrence E. Howard 62,219 37.16%
Socialist Labor Frank Girard 156 0.09%

1970[edit]

Michigan’s 5th Congressional District, 1970[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford (inc.) 88,208 61.36%
Democratic Jean McKee 55,337 38.50%
Socialist Labor Frank Girard 120 0.08%
Socialist Workers Walter M. Kus 87 0.06%

1972[edit]

Michigan’s 5th Congressional District, 1972[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford (inc.) 118,027 61.08%
Democratic Jean McKee 72,782 37.67%
American Independent Dwight W. Johnson 2,045 1.06%
Socialist Labor Frank Girard 235 0.12%
Communist Alan Lee Maki 140 0.07%

Vice presidential nomination, 1973[edit]

Vice President of the United States (confirmation in the Congress):[15]

House vote:

  • Yea – 387
  • Nay – 35

Senate vote:

  • Yea – 92
  • Nay – 3
  • Not voting – 5

Presidential races (1976–1980)[edit]

1976 Republican presidential primaries

  • Popular vote:[16]
    • Gerald Ford (inc.) – 5,529,899 (53.29%)
    • Ronald Reagan – 4,760,222 (45.88%)
    • Unpledged – 34,717 (0.34%)
  • States carried:[17]
    • Ford – 27
    • Reagan – 23

1976 Republican National Convention (Presidential tally):[18]

United States presidential election, 1976

1980 Republican presidential primaries:[19]

References[edit]