1976 United States Senate election in Utah

The 1976 United States Senate election in Utah took place on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Frank Moss ran for re-election to a fourth term but was defeated by his Republican opponent Orrin Hatch. 40 years after the election, Hatch was the longest-serving Republican Senator, having been re-elected for seven terms before retiring following the 2018 election.

1976 United States Senate election in Utah

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  Orrin Hatch 1977 congressional photo.jpg Frank Moss.jpg
Nominee Orrin Hatch Frank Moss
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 290,221 241,948
Percentage 53.7% 44.8%

1976 United States Senate election in Utah results map by county.svg
County Results

Hatch:      40–50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Moss:      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. senator before election

Frank Moss
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Orrin Hatch
Republican

Major CandidatesEdit

DemocraticEdit

RepublicanEdit

ResultsEdit

1976 United States Senate election in Utah[1][2][3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Orrin Hatch 290,221 53.73% {{{change}}}
Democratic Frank Moss (incumbent) 241,948 44.80%
Independent American George M. Batchelor 4,913 0.91%
Libertarian Steve Trotter 3,026 0.56%
Majority 48,273 8.93%
Turnout 540,108
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 98.
  2. ^ America Votes 12, p. 362.
  3. ^ "UT US Senate, 1976". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 2, 1976" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  5. ^ "Abstract of the returns of the general election held in the State of Utah November 2, 1976" (PDF). vote.utah.gov. State of Utah. p. 2. Retrieved 12 July 2021.

BibliographyEdit

  • Congressional Elections, 1946-1996. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. 1998. ISBN 1-56802-248-4.
  • Scammon, Richard M.; McGillivray, Alice V. (1977). America Votes 12: a handbook of contemporary American election statistics, 1976. Washington, D.C.: Elections Research Center.