1976 United States presidential election in Michigan

The 1976 United States presidential election in Michigan was held on November 2, 1976 as part of the 1976 United States presidential election.

1976 United States presidential election in Michigan

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All 21 Michigan votes to the Electoral College
Turnout59.4% Steady [1]
  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 21 0
Popular vote 1,893,742 1,696,714
Percentage 51.83% 46.44%

United States presidential election in Michigan, 1976 results by county.svg
Results by county

President before election

Gerald Ford
Republican

Elected President

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

Michigan was won by the Incumbent President Gerald Ford, who won his home state with 51.83% of the vote, carrying its 21 electoral votes. However, he lost the general election to Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter. This marked the last time a Democrat won the presidency without carrying Michigan.

ResultsEdit

1976 United States presidential election in Michigan[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford (inc.) 1,893,742 51.83%
Democratic Jimmy Carter 1,696,714 46.44%
Independent Eugene McCarthy 47,905 1.31%
Libertarian Roger MacBride 5,406 0.15%
People's Margaret Wright 3,504 0.10%
Write-ins 2,160 0.06%
Socialist Workers Peter Camejo 1,804 0.05%
U.S. Labor Lyndon LaRouche 1,366 0.04%
Socialist Labor Julius Levin 1,148 0.03%
Total votes 3,653,749 100%

Results by countyEdit

County Gerald Rudolph Ford
Republican
James Earl Carter
Democratic
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[3]
# % # % # % # %
Alcona 2,328 52.87% 2,038 46.29% 37 0.84% 290 6.59% 4,403
Alger 1,722 41.38% 2,379 57.17% 60 1.44% -657 -15.79% 4,161
Allegan 19,330 65.59% 9,794 33.23% 347 1.18% 9,536 32.36% 29,471
Alpena 6,380 49.59% 6,310 49.04% 176 1.37% 70 0.54% 12,866
Antrim 4,369 58.11% 3,032 40.33% 117 1.56% 1,337 17.78% 7,518
Arenac 2,687 49.55% 2,695 49.70% 41 0.76% -8 -0.15% 5,423
Baraga 1,788 49.47% 1,778 49.20% 48 1.33% 10 0.28% 3,614
Barry 11,178 60.79% 6,967 37.89% 243 1.32% 4,211 22.90% 18,388
Bay 23,174 46.64% 25,958 52.24% 557 1.12% -2,784 -5.60% 49,689
Benzie 3,085 61.23% 1,891 37.53% 62 1.23% 1,194 23.70% 5,038
Berrien 40,835 61.13% 25,163 37.67% 800 1.20% 15,672 23.46% 66,798
Branch 8,251 55.74% 6,301 42.57% 250 1.69% 1,950 13.17% 14,802
Calhoun 30,390 53.77% 25,229 44.64% 901 1.59% 5,161 9.13% 56,520
Cass 9,893 55.15% 7,843 43.72% 203 1.13% 2,050 11.43% 17,939
Charlevoix 5,145 55.57% 3,953 42.70% 160 1.73% 1,192 12.88% 9,258
Cheboygan 4,894 55.13% 3,880 43.70% 104 1.17% 1,014 11.42% 8,878
Chippewa 7,025 53.32% 6,022 45.71% 128 0.97% 1,003 7.61% 13,175
Clare 4,879 53.46% 4,153 45.51% 94 1.03% 726 7.96% 9,126
Clinton 13,475 63.11% 7,549 35.35% 329 1.54% 5,926 27.75% 21,353
Crawford 2,359 54.82% 1,889 43.90% 55 1.28% 470 10.92% 4,303
Delta 7,809 45.85% 9,027 53.00% 197 1.16% -1,218 -7.15% 17,033
Dickinson 5,922 48.63% 6,134 50.37% 121 0.99% -212 -1.74% 12,177
Eaton 22,120 63.65% 12,083 34.77% 547 1.57% 10,037 28.88% 34,750
Emmet 5,910 58.49% 4,013 39.72% 181 1.79% 1,897 18.77% 10,104
Genesee 80,004 46.67% 88,967 51.89% 2,467 1.44% -8,963 -5.23% 171,438
Gladwin 3,794 50.14% 3,719 49.15% 54 0.71% 75 0.99% 7,567
Gogebic 3,953 38.04% 6,341 61.02% 98 0.94% -2,388 -22.98% 10,392
Grand Traverse 13,505 63.85% 7,263 34.34% 382 1.81% 6,242 29.51% 21,150
Gratiot 9,526 63.01% 5,429 35.91% 163 1.08% 4,097 27.10% 15,118
Hillsdale 9,307 62.23% 5,427 36.29% 221 1.48% 3,880 25.94% 14,955
Houghton 8,049 51.60% 7,352 47.13% 199 1.28% 697 4.47% 15,600
Huron 9,297 61.26% 5,721 37.70% 158 1.04% 3,576 23.56% 15,176
Ingham 66,729 55.92% 47,890 40.13% 4,708 3.95% 18,839 15.79% 119,327
Ionia 11,737 62.46% 6,820 36.29% 234 1.25% 4,917 26.17% 18,791
Iosco 5,500 52.39% 4,875 46.44% 123 1.17% 625 5.95% 10,498
Iron 3,224 41.77% 4,401 57.02% 93 1.20% -1,177 -15.25% 7,718
Isabella 10,577 57.66% 7,281 39.69% 487 2.65% 3,296 17.97% 18,345
Jackson 32,873 56.23% 24,726 42.30% 858 1.47% 8,147 13.94% 58,457
Kalamazoo 51,462 59.09% 33,411 38.37% 2,212 2.54% 18,051 20.73% 87,085
Kalkaska 2,280 53.13% 1,957 45.61% 54 1.26% 323 7.53% 4,291
Kent 126,805 67.22% 59,000 31.28% 2,828 1.50% 67,805 35.95% 188,633
Keweenaw 606 47.68% 658 51.77% 7 0.55% -52 -4.09% 1,271
Lake 1,598 41.96% 2,179 57.22% 31 0.81% -581 -15.26% 3,808
Lapeer 12,349 55.59% 9,503 42.78% 363 1.63% 2,846 12.81% 22,215
Leelanau 4,240 62.33% 2,437 35.82% 126 1.85% 1,803 26.50% 6,803
Lenawee 18,397 55.02% 14,610 43.70% 428 1.28% 3,787 11.33% 33,435
Livingston 19,437 59.83% 12,415 38.22% 634 1.95% 7,022 21.62% 32,486
Luce 1,379 55.27% 1,099 44.05% 17 0.68% 280 11.22% 2,495
Mackinac 3,107 55.22% 2,452 43.58% 68 1.21% 655 11.64% 5,627
Macomb 132,499 51.24% 121,176 46.86% 4,928 1.91% 11,323 4.38% 258,603
Manistee 5,532 54.59% 4,479 44.20% 123 1.21% 1,053 10.39% 10,134
Marquette 12,984 49.34% 12,837 48.78% 494 1.88% 147 0.56% 26,315
Mason 6,812 59.15% 4,541 39.43% 163 1.42% 2,271 19.72% 11,516
Mecosta 7,287 59.63% 4,725 38.66% 209 1.71% 2,562 20.96% 12,221
Menominee 5,633 49.60% 5,596 49.27% 128 1.13% 37 0.33% 11,357
Midland 17,631 58.57% 11,959 39.73% 511 1.70% 5,672 18.84% 30,101
Missaukee 2,943 62.87% 1,688 36.06% 50 1.07% 1,255 26.81% 4,681
Monroe 20,676 46.36% 23,290 52.22% 631 1.41% -2,614 -5.86% 44,597
Montcalm 10,439 60.36% 6,684 38.65% 171 0.99% 3,755 21.71% 17,294
Montmorency 1,882 52.03% 1,684 46.56% 51 1.41% 198 5.47% 3,617
Muskegon 35,548 56.06% 27,013 42.60% 846 1.33% 8,535 13.46% 63,407
Newaygo 8,258 58.78% 5,622 40.01% 170 1.21% 2,636 18.76% 14,050
Oakland 244,271 58.69% 164,266 39.47% 7,668 1.84% 80,005 19.22% 416,205
Oceana 5,236 59.51% 3,427 38.95% 135 1.53% 1,809 20.56% 8,798
Ogemaw 3,212 47.07% 3,545 51.95% 67 0.98% -333 -4.88% 6,824
Ontonagon 2,462 43.91% 3,104 55.36% 41 0.73% -642 -11.45% 5,607
Osceola 4,467 62.23% 2,603 36.26% 108 1.50% 1,864 25.97% 7,178
Oscoda 1,541 57.56% 1,108 41.39% 28 1.05% 433 16.17% 2,677
Otsego 3,155 53.01% 2,724 45.77% 73 1.23% 431 7.24% 5,952
Ottawa 49,196 74.12% 16,381 24.68% 793 1.19% 32,815 49.44% 66,370
Presque Isle 3,545 51.02% 3,334 47.99% 69 0.99% 211 3.04% 6,948
Roscommon 4,608 54.85% 3,691 43.94% 102 1.21% 917 10.92% 8,401
Saginaw 46,765 55.63% 36,280 43.15% 1,026 1.22% 10,485 12.47% 84,071
Sanilac 10,597 62.87% 6,042 35.84% 217 1.29% 4,555 27.02% 16,856
Schoolcraft 1,933 46.53% 2,158 51.95% 63 1.52% -225 -5.42% 4,154
Shiawassee 15,113 54.52% 12,202 44.02% 406 1.46% 2,911 10.50% 27,721
St. Clair 26,311 52.74% 22,734 45.57% 844 1.69% 3,577 7.17% 49,889
St. Joseph 11,784 61.07% 7,306 37.86% 205 1.06% 4,478 23.21% 19,295
Tuscola 12,059 59.86% 7,932 39.38% 153 0.76% 4,127 20.49% 20,144
Van Buren 13,615 56.02% 10,366 42.65% 321 1.32% 3,249 13.37% 24,302
Washtenaw 56,807 50.86% 50,917 45.59% 3,965 3.55% 5,890 5.27% 111,689
Wayne 348,588 38.18% 548,767 60.11% 15,635 1.71% -200,179 -21.93% 912,990
Wexford 5,670 54.96% 4,519 43.80% 128 1.24% 1,151 11.16% 10,317
Totals 1,893,742 51.83% 1,696,714 46.44% 63,293 1.73% 197,028 5.39% 3,653,749

PrimariesEdit

Democratic primariesEdit

Republican primariesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8722-29616--,00.html
  2. ^ "1976 Presidential General Election Results - Michigan". Retrieved 2018-04-04.
  3. ^ Our Campaigns; MI US President 1976