United States presidential election in Arizona, 1976

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United States presidential election in Arizona, 1976

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All 6 Arizona electoral votes to the Electoral College

  Gerald Ford, official Presidential photo.jpg Carter cropped.jpg
Nominee Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Michigan Georgia
Running mate Bob Dole Walter Mondale
Electoral vote 6 0
Popular vote 418,642 295,602
Percentage 56.37% 39.80%

United States presidential election in Arizona, 1976 results by county.svg
County results

President before election

Gerald Ford
Republican

Elected President

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

The 1976 United States presidential election in Arizona was part of the 1976 United States presidential election, which took place on November 2, 1976, throughout all fifty states and D.C.. Voters chose six representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Arizona voted strongly for the Republican nominee, incumbent President Gerald Ford, over the Democratic nominee, Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter. The state turned out to be the sixth most Republican in the nation behind Utah, Idaho, Alaska, Nebraska and Wyoming, as it was already perceived that Carter – highly popular in his native South – lacked any understanding of the environment,[1] economy, culture and political issues of the West.[2]

Carter did improve upon the performance of the preceding Democratic nominee, South Dakota Senator George McGovern, swinging away from the GOP by fifteen percentage points. Gila and Pinal Counties were won back for the Democrats from the previous election, and Carter became the first Democrat to win Apache County since 1964 and the first to carry neighbouring Navajo County since 1948.[3]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Arizona, 1976[4]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Gerald Ford (incumbent) 418,642 56.37% 6
Democratic Jimmy Carter 295,602 39.80% 0
Independent Eugene McCarthy 19,229 2.59% 0
Libertarian Roger MacBride 7,647 1.03% 0
Socialist Workers Peter Camejo 928 0.12% 0
American Thomas J. Anderson 564 0.08% 0
No party Lester Maddox (write-in) 85 0.01% 0
No party Frank Taylor (write-in) 22 0.00% 0
Invalid or blank votes
Totals 418,642 100.00% 6
Voter turnout (Voting age/Registered voters) 46%/80%

Results by county[edit]

County Ford# Ford% Carter# Carter% Others# Others% Total votes cast
Apache 3,447 33.38% 6,583 63.75% 297 2.88% 10,327
Cochise 9,921 49.90% 9,281 46.68% 681 3.43% 19,883
Coconino 11,036 51.53% 9,450 44.12% 932 4.35% 21,418
Gila 5,136 42.94% 6,440 53.84% 386 3.23% 11,962
Graham 3,659 52.59% 3,050 43.83% 249 3.58% 6,958
Greenlee 1,532 36.07% 2,601 61.24% 114 2.68% 4,247
Maricopa 258,262 61.66% 144,613 34.53% 15,966 3.81% 418,841
Mohave 7,601 51.92% 6,504 44.43% 535 3.65% 14,640
Navajo 6,796 46.68% 7,323 50.30% 441 3.03% 14,560
Pima 77,264 49.83% 71,214 45.93% 6,583 4.25% 155,061
Pinal 9,354 45.40% 10,595 51.42% 655 3.18% 20,604
Santa Cruz 2,312 48.80% 2,265 47.80% 161 3.40% 4,738
Yavapai 12,998 60.18% 7,685 35.58% 917 4.25% 21,600
Yuma 9,324 52.15% 7,998 44.73% 558 3.12% 17,880
Totals 418,642 56.37% 295,602 39.80% 28,475 3.83% 742,719

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reisner, Marc; Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water; p. 11 ISBN 0140178244
  2. ^ Vaughn, Jacqueline; Conflicts Over Natural Resources: A Reference Handbook, p. 27 ISBN 1598840150
  3. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, p. 148 ISBN 0786422173
  4. ^ "1976 Presidential General Election Results – Arizona". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2012-02-24.