1976 United States presidential election in Montana

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United States presidential election in Montana, 1976

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  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 4 0
Popular vote 173,703 149,259
Percentage 52.8% 45.4%

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County results

President before election

Gerald Ford
Republican

Elected President

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

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

Montana voted for the Republican nominee, President Gerald Ford, over the Democratic nominee, former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter. Ford won Montana by a margin of 7.44%. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which McCone County and Wibaux County voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate.[1]

Results[edit]

United States presidential[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Gerald Ford 173,703 52.84% 4
Democratic Jimmy Carter 149,259 45.40% 0
Americanist Thomas J. Anderson 5,772 1.76% 0
Totals 328,734 100.00% 4

Results by county[edit]

Gerald Rudolph Ford
Republican
James Earl Carter
Democratic
Thomas Jefferson Anderson
Americanist
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % #
Beaverhead 2,461 69.46% 1,013 28.59% 69 1.95% 1,448 40.87% 3,543
Big Horn 1,615 44.49% 1,962 54.05% 53 1.46% -347 -9.56% 3,630
Blaine 1,349 49.25% 1,356 49.51% 34 1.24% -7 -0.26% 2,739
Broadwater 820 59.04% 557 40.10% 12 0.86% 263 18.93% 1,389
Carbon 2,121 52.44% 1,853 45.81% 71 1.76% 268 6.63% 4,045
Carter 558 57.41% 344 35.39% 70 7.20% 214 22.02% 972
Cascade 15,289 50.11% 14,678 48.11% 544 1.78% 611 2.00% 30,511
Chouteau 1,814 52.35% 1,568 45.25% 83 2.40% 246 7.10% 3,465
Custer 3,120 55.25% 2,425 42.94% 102 1.81% 695 12.31% 5,647
Daniels 816 49.79% 797 48.63% 26 1.59% 19 1.16% 1,639
Dawson 2,639 53.21% 2,201 44.38% 120 2.42% 438 8.83% 4,960
Deer Lodge 2,197 35.57% 3,859 62.48% 120 1.94% -1,662 -26.91% 6,176
Fallon 934 51.98% 847 47.13% 16 0.89% 87 4.84% 1,797
Fergus 3,556 57.73% 2,470 40.10% 134 2.18% 1,086 17.63% 6,160
Flathead 10,494 55.69% 7,827 41.53% 524 2.78% 2,667 14.15% 18,845
Gallatin 11,062 63.36% 6,215 35.60% 183 1.05% 4,847 27.76% 17,460
Garfield 625 67.79% 273 29.61% 24 2.60% 352 38.18% 922
Glacier 1,892 50.81% 1,755 47.13% 77 2.07% 137 3.68% 3,724
Golden Valley 302 53.08% 255 44.82% 12 2.11% 47 8.26% 569
Granite 746 58.65% 509 40.02% 17 1.34% 237 18.63% 1,272
Hill 3,274 45.10% 3,878 53.42% 108 1.49% -604 -8.32% 7,260
Jefferson 1,387 52.26% 1,210 45.59% 57 2.15% 177 6.67% 2,654
Judith Basin 809 50.12% 772 47.83% 33 2.04% 37 2.29% 1,614
Lake 3,809 52.83% 3,253 45.12% 148 2.05% 556 7.71% 7,210
Lewis and Clark 10,155 54.84% 8,118 43.84% 244 1.32% 2,037 11.00% 18,517
Liberty 638 54.86% 506 43.51% 19 1.63% 132 11.35% 1,163
Lincoln 3,017 48.02% 3,146 50.07% 120 1.91% -129 -2.05% 6,283
McCone 730 48.70% 749 49.97% 20 1.33% -19 -1.27% 1,499
Madison 1,688 64.67% 870 33.33% 52 1.99% 818 31.34% 2,610
Meagher 565 60.17% 364 38.76% 10 1.06% 201 21.41% 939
Mineral 679 44.85% 819 54.10% 16 1.06% -140 -9.25% 1,514
Missoula 16,350 51.36% 15,099 47.43% 388 1.22% 1,251 3.93% 31,837
Musselshell 1,117 54.09% 922 44.65% 26 1.26% 195 9.44% 2,065
Park 3,281 57.16% 2,364 41.18% 95 1.66% 917 15.98% 5,740
Petroleum 211 63.75% 110 33.23% 10 3.02% 101 30.51% 331
Phillips 1,347 54.18% 1,117 44.93% 22 0.88% 230 9.25% 2,486
Pondera 1,666 52.89% 1,413 44.86% 71 2.25% 253 8.03% 3,150
Powder River 683 55.30% 429 34.74% 123 9.96% 254 20.57% 1,235
Powell 1,610 54.56% 1,302 44.12% 39 1.32% 308 10.44% 2,951
Prairie 597 58.59% 415 40.73% 7 0.69% 182 17.86% 1,019
Ravalli 4,894 56.29% 3,504 40.30% 296 3.40% 1,390 15.99% 8,694
Richland 2,189 51.35% 1,961 46.00% 113 2.65% 228 5.35% 4,263
Roosevelt 1,822 46.38% 2,061 52.47% 45 1.15% -239 -6.08% 3,928
Rosebud 1,538 51.16% 1,413 47.01% 55 1.83% 125 4.16% 3,006
Sanders 1,738 48.60% 1,725 48.24% 113 3.16% 13 0.36% 3,576
Sheridan 1,114 41.05% 1,560 57.48% 40 1.47% -446 -16.43% 2,714
Silver Bow 7,506 39.28% 11,377 59.53% 227 1.19% -3,871 -20.26% 19,110
Stillwater 1,446 54.88% 1,143 43.38% 46 1.75% 303 11.50% 2,635
Sweet Grass 1,135 68.41% 502 30.26% 22 1.33% 633 38.16% 1,659
Teton 1,730 51.72% 1,506 45.02% 109 3.26% 224 6.70% 3,345
Toole 1,469 56.43% 1,080 41.49% 54 2.07% 389 14.94% 2,603
Treasure 315 55.85% 239 42.38% 10 1.77% 76 13.48% 564
Valley 2,520 50.82% 2,352 47.43% 87 1.75% 168 3.39% 4,959
Wheatland 755 57.20% 535 40.53% 30 2.27% 220 16.67% 1,320
Wibaux 308 44.57% 352 50.94% 31 4.49% -44 -6.37% 691
Yellowstone 25,201 57.11% 18,329 41.54% 595 1.35% 6,872 15.57% 44,125
Totals 173,703 52.84% 149,259 45.40% 5,772 1.76% 24,444 7.44% 328,734

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  2. ^ David Leip. "1976 Presidential General Election Results – Montana". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas.