1976 United States Senate election in Wisconsin

The 1976 United States Senate election in Wisconsin was held on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Democrat William Proxmire defeated Republican nominee Stanley York with 72.20% of the vote.

1976 United States Senate election in Wisconsin

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Nominee William Proxmire Stanley York
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,396,970 521,902
Percentage 72.20% 26.97%

1976 United States Senate election in Wisconsin results map by county.svg
County results
Proxmire:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

U.S. senator before election

William Proxmire
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

William Proxmire
Democratic

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

  • William Proxmire, Democratic
  • Stanley York, Republican

Other candidates

  • William O. Hart, Independent
  • Robert Schwarz, Socialist Workers
  • Michael A. MacLaurin, Independent
  • Robert E. Nordlander, Socialist Labor

ResultsEdit

1976 United States Senate election in Wisconsin[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic William Proxmire (incumbent) 1,396,970 72.20%
Republican Stanley York 521,902 26.97%
Independent William O. Hart 7,354 0.38%
Socialist Workers Robert Schwarz 4,876 0.25%
Independent Michael A. MacLaurin 2,148 0.11%
Socialist Labor Robert E. Nordlander 1,731 0.09%
Majority 875,068
Turnout 1,935,183
Democratic hold Swing

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cook, Rhodes (17 November 2015). America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook. ISBN 9781483383026. Retrieved 2019-05-05.