1976 United States presidential election in Missouri

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United States presidential election in Missouri, 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 12 0
Popular vote 998,387 927,443
Percentage 51.1% 47.5%

President before election

Gerald Ford
Republican

Elected President

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

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

Missouri was won by Jimmy Carter (DGeorgia), with 51.10% of the popular vote. Carter defeated incumbent President Gerald Ford (RMichigan), who finished with 47.47% of the popular vote.

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 Laclede County, McDonald County, Bollinger County, Webster County, Pettis County, and Cass County voted for the Democratic candidate.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Missouri, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jimmy Carter 998,387 51.10%
Republican Gerald Ford (inc.) 927,443 47.47%
Independent Eugene McCarthy 24,029 1.23%
Write-In 3,471 0.19%
Total votes 1,953,600 100%

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