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United States presidential election in Kansas, 1976

The 1976 United States presidential election in Kansas took place on November 2, 1976, as part of the 1976 United States presidential election. Kansas voters chose seven representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

United States presidential election in Kansas, 1976

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  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 7 0
Popular vote 502,752 430,421
Percentage 52.5% 44.9%

President before election

Gerald Ford
Republican

Elected President

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

Kansas was won by incumbent President Gerald Ford (RMichigan). with 52.49% of the popular vote, against Jimmy Carter (DGeorgia), with 44.94% of the popular vote.[1] None of the third-party candidates amounted to a significant portion of the vote, but Eugene McCarthy (IMinnesota) won 1.38% of the popular vote in Kansas, finishing third in the state.

Despite losing in Kansas, Carter went on to win the national election and became the 39th president of the United States. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which the following counties have voted for a Democratic presidential candidate: Anderson, Butler, Cloud, Edwards, Finney, Ford, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Hodgeman, Kingman, Ness, Pawnee, Reno, Rice, Rush, Stafford, Sumner, and Wichita.[2]

United States presidential election in Kansas, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford (inc.) 502,752 52.49%
Democratic Jimmy Carter 430,421 44.94%
Independent Eugene McCarthy 13,185 1.38%
American Thomas Anderson 4,724 0.49%
Libertarian Roger MacBride 3,242 0.34%
Write-In 3,521 0.37%
Total votes 957,845 100%

Results by countyEdit

Gerald Rudolph Ford
Republican
James Earl Carter
Democratic
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % #
Allen 3,269 53.23% 2,746 44.72% 126 2.05% 523 8.52% 6,141
Anderson 1,872 48.70% 1,886 49.06% 86 2.24% -14 -0.36% 3,844
Atchison 4,030 48.30% 4,108 49.23% 206 2.47% -78 -0.93% 8,344
Barber 1,568 50.43% 1,494 48.05% 47 1.51% 74 2.38% 3,109
Barton 7,311 55.63% 5,497 41.83% 334 2.54% 1,814 13.80% 13,142
Bourbon 3,589 51.80% 3,237 46.72% 103 1.49% 352 5.08% 6,929
Brown 3,407 64.96% 1,745 33.27% 93 1.77% 1,662 31.69% 5,245
Butler 8,390 48.45% 8,540 49.32% 386 2.23% -150 -0.87% 17,316
Chase 922 57.59% 643 40.16% 36 2.25% 279 17.43% 1,601
Chautauqua 1,159 55.77% 866 41.67% 53 2.55% 293 14.10% 2,078
Cherokee 3,957 42.93% 5,154 55.91% 107 1.16% -1,197 -12.99% 9,218
Cheyenne 1,008 55.84% 758 41.99% 39 2.16% 250 13.85% 1,805
Clark 761 51.80% 680 46.29% 28 1.91% 81 5.51% 1,469
Clay 3,085 63.85% 1,610 33.32% 137 2.84% 1,475 30.53% 4,832
Cloud 2,954 48.74% 2,976 49.10% 131 2.16% -22 -0.36% 6,061
Coffey 2,145 56.70% 1,549 40.95% 89 2.35% 596 15.75% 3,783
Comanche 719 52.71% 630 46.19% 15 1.10% 89 6.52% 1,364
Cowley 7,513 50.32% 7,095 47.52% 323 2.16% 418 2.80% 14,931
Crawford 7,225 43.78% 9,021 54.66% 258 1.56% -1,796 -10.88% 16,504
Decatur 1,232 52.74% 1,011 43.28% 93 3.98% 221 9.46% 2,336
Dickinson 4,759 55.23% 3,672 42.61% 186 2.16% 1,087 12.61% 8,617
Doniphan 2,469 62.21% 1,428 35.98% 72 1.81% 1,041 26.23% 3,969
Douglas 14,277 51.28% 11,922 42.82% 1,643 5.90% 2,355 8.46% 27,842
Edwards 1,001 42.47% 1,304 55.32% 52 2.21% -303 -12.86% 2,357
Elk 1,087 54.84% 865 43.64% 30 1.51% 222 11.20% 1,982
Ellis 4,719 41.98% 6,280 55.87% 241 2.14% -1,561 -13.89% 11,240
Ellsworth 1,618 49.85% 1,573 48.46% 55 1.69% 45 1.39% 3,246
Finney 3,711 48.40% 3,813 49.73% 143 1.87% -102 -1.33% 7,667
Ford 4,679 47.61% 4,934 50.21% 214 2.18% -255 -2.59% 9,827
Franklin 4,760 55.49% 3,607 42.05% 211 2.46% 1,153 13.44% 8,578
Geary 3,230 52.13% 2,843 45.88% 123 1.99% 387 6.25% 6,196
Gove 860 48.95% 848 48.26% 49 2.79% 12 0.68% 1,757
Graham 1,112 53.26% 936 44.83% 40 1.92% 176 8.43% 2,088
Grant 1,226 50.62% 1,151 47.52% 45 1.86% 75 3.10% 2,422
Gray 837 42.08% 1,111 55.86% 41 2.06% -274 -13.78% 1,989
Greeley 389 43.42% 479 53.46% 28 3.13% -90 -10.04% 896
Greenwood 2,319 55.96% 1,737 41.92% 88 2.12% 582 14.04% 4,144
Hamilton 560 41.70% 746 55.55% 37 2.76% -186 -13.85% 1,343
Harper 1,777 50.00% 1,681 47.30% 96 2.70% 96 2.70% 3,554
Harvey 6,624 51.00% 6,003 46.22% 360 2.77% 621 4.78% 12,987
Haskell 761 51.98% 676 46.17% 27 1.84% 85 5.81% 1,464
Hodgeman 576 43.80% 697 53.00% 42 3.19% -121 -9.20% 1,315
Jackson 2,725 54.85% 2,129 42.85% 114 2.29% 596 12.00% 4,968
Jefferson 3,225 55.12% 2,470 42.22% 156 2.67% 755 12.90% 5,851
Jewell 1,592 57.47% 1,111 40.11% 67 2.42% 481 17.36% 2,770
Johnson 75,798 66.41% 35,605 31.19% 2,739 2.40% 40,193 35.21% 114,142
Kearny 674 48.95% 658 47.79% 45 3.27% 16 1.16% 1,377
Kingman 1,839 44.93% 2,142 52.33% 112 2.74% -303 -7.40% 4,093
Kiowa 1,180 59.48% 764 38.51% 40 2.02% 416 20.97% 1,984
Labette 4,640 45.59% 5,294 52.02% 243 2.39% -654 -6.43% 10,177
Lane 651 48.91% 646 48.53% 34 2.55% 5 0.38% 1,331
Leavenworth 8,407 50.11% 8,022 47.81% 349 2.08% 385 2.29% 16,778
Lincoln 1,225 54.52% 985 43.84% 37 1.65% 240 10.68% 2,247
Linn 1,873 52.00% 1,681 46.67% 48 1.33% 192 5.33% 3,602
Logan 957 56.39% 694 40.90% 46 2.71% 263 15.50% 1,697
Lyon 7,062 52.59% 5,634 41.96% 732 5.45% 1,428 10.63% 13,428
McPherson 3,519 57.31% 2,483 40.44% 138 2.25% 1,036 16.87% 6,140
Marion 3,226 50.72% 3,004 47.23% 130 2.04% 222 3.49% 6,360
Marshall 6,187 52.17% 5,366 45.24% 307 2.59% 821 6.92% 11,860
Meade 1,109 51.53% 983 45.68% 60 2.79% 126 5.86% 2,152
Miami 3,999 48.67% 4,000 48.69% 217 2.64% -1 -0.01% 8,216
Mitchell 2,095 53.99% 1,700 43.81% 85 2.19% 395 10.18% 3,880
Montgomery 8,864 54.08% 7,157 43.66% 370 2.26% 1,707 10.41% 16,391
Morris 1,698 54.74% 1,337 43.10% 67 2.16% 361 11.64% 3,102
Morton 738 48.91% 735 48.71% 36 2.39% 3 0.20% 1,509
Nemaha 2,759 50.71% 2,586 47.53% 96 1.76% 173 3.18% 5,441
Neosho 4,038 50.32% 3,842 47.88% 144 1.79% 196 2.44% 8,024
Ness 1,016 46.52% 1,106 50.64% 62 2.84% -90 -4.12% 2,184
Norton 2,201 60.55% 1,337 36.78% 97 2.67% 864 23.77% 3,635
Osage 2,945 50.53% 2,755 47.27% 128 2.20% 190 3.26% 5,828
Osborne 1,574 55.42% 1,190 41.90% 76 2.68% 384 13.52% 2,840
Ottawa 1,629 52.86% 1,393 45.20% 60 1.95% 236 7.66% 3,082
Pawnee 1,692 45.11% 1,959 52.23% 100 2.67% -267 -7.12% 3,751
Phillips 2,317 63.05% 1,264 34.39% 94 2.56% 1,053 28.65% 3,675
Pottawatomie 3,483 59.06% 2,316 39.27% 98 1.66% 1,167 19.79% 5,897
Pratt 2,427 50.04% 2,307 47.57% 116 2.39% 120 2.47% 4,850
Rawlins 1,148 53.87% 903 42.37% 80 3.75% 245 11.50% 2,131
Reno 11,212 42.29% 14,620 55.14% 680 2.56% -3,408 -12.85% 26,512
Republic 2,294 57.44% 1,617 40.49% 83 2.08% 677 16.95% 3,994
Rice 2,584 44.82% 3,056 53.01% 125 2.17% -472 -8.19% 5,765
Riley 9,518 57.45% 6,540 39.47% 510 3.08% 2,978 17.97% 16,568
Rooks 1,664 53.04% 1,412 45.01% 61 1.94% 252 8.03% 3,137
Rush 1,170 45.33% 1,359 52.65% 52 2.01% -189 -7.32% 2,581
Russell 3,165 67.79% 1,453 31.12% 51 1.09% 1,712 36.67% 4,669
Saline 11,218 55.79% 8,476 42.15% 413 2.05% 2,742 13.64% 20,107
Scott 1,195 54.74% 919 42.10% 69 3.16% 276 12.64% 2,183
Sedgwick 69,828 50.74% 63,989 46.49% 3,812 2.77% 5,839 4.24% 137,629
Seward 3,604 64.19% 1,907 33.96% 104 1.85% 1,697 30.22% 5,615
Shawnee 37,101 55.07% 28,578 42.42% 1,691 2.51% 8,523 12.65% 67,370
Sheridan 838 49.15% 793 46.51% 74 4.34% 45 2.64% 1,705
Sherman 1,671 50.15% 1,573 47.21% 88 2.64% 98 2.94% 3,332
Smith 2,009 58.47% 1,333 38.80% 94 2.74% 676 19.67% 3,436
Stafford 1,430 45.22% 1,659 52.47% 73 2.31% -229 -7.24% 3,162
Stanton 510 49.04% 489 47.02% 41 3.94% 21 2.02% 1,040
Stevens 1,262 57.23% 901 40.86% 42 1.90% 361 16.37% 2,205
Sumner 4,645 44.92% 5,385 52.08% 310 3.00% -740 -7.16% 10,340
Thomas 2,246 53.94% 1,802 43.28% 116 2.79% 444 10.66% 4,164
Trego 1,025 49.56% 1,003 48.50% 40 1.93% 22 1.06% 2,068
Wabaunsee 1,921 57.58% 1,354 40.59% 61 1.83% 567 17.00% 3,336
Wallace 600 52.77% 486 42.74% 51 4.49% 114 10.03% 1,137
Washington 2,543 60.36% 1,564 37.12% 106 2.52% 979 23.24% 4,213
Wichita 593 47.90% 614 49.60% 31 2.50% -21 -1.70% 1,238
Wilson 2,682 55.67% 2,047 42.49% 89 1.85% 635 13.18% 4,818
Woodson 1,104 54.09% 904 44.29% 33 1.62% 200 9.80% 2,041
Wyandotte 23,141 36.99% 37,478 59.91% 1,936 3.09% -14,337 -22.92% 62,555
Totals 502,752 52.49% 430,421 44.94% 24,672 2.58% 72,331 7.55% 957,845

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1976 Presidential General Election Results - Kansas". Retrieved January 7, 2017. 
  2. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016