United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1976

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United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1976
← 1972 November 2, 1976 1980 →
  JimmyCarterPortrait2.jpg Gerald Ford.jpg
Nominee Jimmy Carter Gerald Ford
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Georgia Michigan
Running mate Walter Mondale Bob Dole
Electoral vote 27 0
Popular vote 2,328,677 2,205,604
Percentage 50.40% 47.73%

Pennsylvania Presidential Election Results by County, 1976.svg
County results

President before election

Gerald Ford

Elected President

Jimmy Carter

The 1976 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on November 2, 1976 throughout all 50 states and D.C., which was part of the 1976 United States presidential election. Voters chose 27 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Pennsylvania voted for the Democratic nominee, former Governor Jimmy Carter, over the Republican nominee, President Gerald Ford. Carter won Pennsylvania by a margin of 2.67%.

While President Ford won more counties by running up victories in the central region of the state and the Philadelphia suburbs, Governor Carter swept Southwestern Pennsylvania where Pittsburgh is located, Erie County (Erie), Lackawanna County (Scranton), and Philadelphia.

As of 2016, this is the last presidential election where the Democratic candidate won Pennsylvania without carrying any of Philadelphia's suburban counties.


United States presidential [1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Jimmy Carter 2,328,677 50.40% 27
Republican Gerald Ford 2,205,604 47.73% 0
McCarthy '76 Eugene McCarthy 50,584 1.09% 0
Constitution Lester Maddox 25,344 0.55% 0
Socialist Workers Peter Camejo 3,009 0.07% 0
Write-ins Write-ins 2,934 0.06% 0
Labor Lyndon LaRouche 2,744 0.06% 0
Communist Gus Hall 1,891 0.04% 0