United States presidential election in Montana, 1976

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United States presidential election in Montana, 1976
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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%

County results

President before election

Gerald Ford

Elected President

Jimmy Carter

The 1976 United States presidential election in Montana was part of the 1976 United States presidential election, which took place on November 2, 1976 throughout all 50 states and D.C.. Voters chose 4 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 2017, this is the last election in which McCone County and Wibaux County voted for the Democratic candidate.


United States presidential [1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Gerald Ford 173,703 52.84% 4
Democratic Jimmy Carter 149,259 45.40% 0
American Independent Thomas J. Anderson 5,772 1.76% 0