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1976 United States presidential election in Ohio

The 1976 United States presidential election in Ohio took place on November 2, 1976. All fifty states and the District of Columbia were part of the 1976 United States presidential election. Ohio voters chose twenty-five electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

United States presidential election in Ohio, 1976

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  Carter cropped.jpg Gerald Ford, official Presidential photo.jpg
Nominee Jimmy Carter Gerald Ford
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Georgia Michigan
Running mate Walter Mondale Bob Dole
Electoral vote 25 0
Popular vote 2,011,621 2,000,505
Percentage 48.92% 48.65%

Map of election results by county
County Results

President before election

Gerald Ford
Republican

Elected President

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

The Buckeye State was won by former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter (D) by a margin of 0.27 percent. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Adams County and Brown County voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.[1]

The state was not only one of the closest states in the election, but it was called for Carter after he won Wisconsin, the tipping-point state of the election. This being said, even if Ford won the state, Carter still would've had 272 electoral votes, enough to win the presidency. [2] [3]

ResultsEdit

United States presidential election in Ohio, 1976[4]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Jimmy Carter Walter Mondale 2,011,621 48.92% 25
Republican Gerald Ford Bob Dole 2,000,505 48.65% 0
Independent Eugene McCarthy Dennis Anderson 58,258 1.42% 0
American Independent Lester Maddox William Dyke 15,529 0.38% 0
Libertarian Party Roger MacBride David Bergland 8,961 0.22% 0
Communist Gus Hall Jarvis Tyner 7,817 0.19% 0
Socialist Workers Peter Camejo Willie Mae Reed 4,717 0.11% 0
Totals 4,107,408 100.00% 9

Results by countyEdit

Jimmy Carter
Democratic
Gerald Ford
Republican
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[5]
County # % # % # % # % #
Adams 4,450 50.68% 4,197 47.80% 133 1.51% 253 2.88% 8,780
Allen 14,627 37.35% 23,721 60.56% 819 2.09% -9,094 -23.22% 39,167
Ashland 7,205 41.52% 9,761 56.25% 388 2.24% -2,556 -14.73% 17,354
Ashtabula 20,883 54.07% 16,885 43.72% 857 2.22% 3,998 10.35% 38,625
Athens 9,896 52.04% 8,387 44.10% 733 3.85% 1,509 7.94% 19,016
Auglaize 5,840 36.58% 9,772 61.21% 353 2.21% -3,932 -24.63% 15,965
Belmont 21,162 60.09% 13,550 38.47% 507 1.44% 7,612 21.61% 35,219
Brown 5,432 53.64% 4,549 44.92% 145 1.43% 883 8.72% 10,126
Butler 35,123 40.74% 49,625 57.56% 1,469 1.70% -14,502 -16.82% 86,217
Carroll 5,006 48.48% 5,091 49.31% 228 2.21% -85 -0.82% 10,325
Champaign 4,748 41.28% 6,526 56.74% 228 1.98% -1,778 -15.46% 11,502
Clark 26,135 47.81% 26,745 48.93% 1,780 3.26% -610 -1.12% 54,660
Clermont 14,850 42.38% 19,616 55.99% 571 1.63% -4,766 -13.60% 35,037
Clinton 4,959 42.25% 6,597 56.21% 181 1.54% -1,638 -13.96% 11,737
Columbiana 23,096 49.81% 22,318 48.13% 953 2.06% 778 1.68% 46,367
Coshocton 5,827 46.63% 6,361 50.90% 308 2.46% -534 -4.27% 12,496
Crawford 7,553 40.03% 10,801 57.24% 516 2.73% -3,248 -17.21% 18,870
Cuyahoga 349,186 56.03% 255,594 41.01% 18,442 2.96% 93,592 15.02% 623,222
Darke 9,901 45.10% 11,580 52.75% 472 2.15% -1,679 -7.65% 21,953
Defiance 5,850 42.77% 7,526 55.02% 303 2.22% -1,676 -12.25% 13,679
Delaware 7,058 35.55% 12,285 61.88% 510 2.57% -5,227 -26.33% 19,853
Erie 13,843 46.96% 14,742 50.01% 893 3.03% -899 -3.05% 29,478
Fairfield 13,361 40.39% 19,098 57.73% 620 1.87% -5,737 -17.34% 33,079
Fayette 4,477 43.20% 5,719 55.18% 168 1.62% -1,242 -11.98% 10,364
Franklin 141,624 41.57% 189,645 55.66% 9,443 2.77% -48,021 -14.09% 340,712
Fulton 4,850 37.45% 7,891 60.94% 208 1.61% -3,041 -23.48% 12,949
Gallia 4,971 48.18% 5,198 50.38% 148 1.43% -227 -2.20% 10,317
Geauga 10,449 39.78% 15,004 57.12% 816 3.11% -4,555 -17.34% 26,269
Greene 20,245 45.93% 22,598 51.27% 1,234 2.80% -2,353 -5.34% 44,077
Guernsey 7,573 48.78% 7,746 49.90% 205 1.32% -173 -1.11% 15,524
Hamilton 135,605 38.41% 211,267 59.84% 6,207 1.76% -75,662 -21.43% 353,079
Hancock 8,548 33.74% 15,983 63.09% 802 3.17% -7,435 -29.35% 25,333
Hardin 4,650 41.99% 6,076 54.86% 349 3.15% -1,426 -12.88% 11,075
Harrison 4,070 52.99% 3,509 45.68% 102 1.33% 561 7.30% 7,681
Henry 4,592 36.82% 7,656 61.40% 222 1.78% -3,064 -24.57% 12,470
Highland 6,327 47.46% 6,853 51.41% 151 1.13% -526 -3.95% 13,331
Hocking 5,126 54.56% 4,114 43.78% 156 1.66% 1,012 10.77% 9,396
Holmes 2,242 42.31% 2,870 54.16% 187 3.53% -628 -11.85% 5,299
Huron 7,742 42.85% 9,386 51.95% 938 5.19% -1,644 -9.10% 18,066
Jackson 6,699 52.25% 5,987 46.69% 136 1.06% 712 5.55% 12,822
Jefferson 22,318 59.00% 14,839 39.23% 668 1.77% 7,479 19.77% 37,825
Knox 7,361 43.09% 9,290 54.39% 430 2.52% -1,929 -11.29% 17,081
Lake 40,734 51.30% 36,390 45.83% 2,284 2.88% 4,344 5.47% 79,408
Lawrence 12,072 52.50% 10,668 46.39% 256 1.11% 1,404 6.11% 22,996
Licking 19,247 44.01% 23,518 53.78% 968 2.21% -4,271 -9.77% 43,733
Logan 5,949 38.62% 9,092 59.03% 361 2.34% -3,143 -20.41% 15,402
Lorain 52,387 55.31% 39,459 41.66% 2,865 3.02% 12,928 13.65% 94,711
Lucas 103,658 56.36% 76,069 41.36% 4,180 2.27% 27,589 15.00% 183,907
Madison 4,885 40.17% 7,074 58.17% 202 1.66% -2,189 -18.00% 12,161
Mahoning 75,837 60.53% 46,314 36.96% 3,143 2.51% 29,523 23.56% 125,294
Marion 10,962 44.52% 13,141 53.38% 517 2.10% -2,179 -8.85% 24,620
Medina 16,251 44.83% 19,066 52.60% 932 2.57% -2,815 -7.77% 36,249
Meigs 5,262 50.85% 4,942 47.76% 144 1.39% 320 3.09% 10,348
Mercer 6,724 45.28% 7,678 51.71% 447 3.01% -954 -6.42% 14,849
Miami 13,074 40.34% 18,686 57.65% 653 2.01% -5,612 -17.31% 32,413
Monroe 4,296 60.24% 2,728 38.25% 108 1.51% 1,568 21.99% 7,132
Montgomery 106,468 50.35% 100,223 47.40% 4,745 2.24% 6,245 2.95% 211,436
Morgan 2,727 46.94% 2,971 51.14% 111 1.91% -244 -4.20% 5,809
Morrow 4,870 44.63% 5,814 53.28% 228 2.09% -944 -8.65% 10,912
Muskingum 14,178 47.15% 15,358 51.07% 534 1.78% -1,180 -3.92% 30,070
Noble 2,612 45.58% 3,007 52.48% 111 1.94% -395 -6.89% 5,730
Ottawa 9,646 52.71% 8,241 45.04% 412 2.25% 1,405 7.68% 18,299
Paulding 3,229 46.21% 3,593 51.42% 165 2.36% -364 -5.21% 6,987
Perry 6,268 51.64% 5,637 46.44% 233 1.92% 631 5.20% 12,138
Pickaway 5,907 42.06% 7,695 54.79% 443 3.15% -1,788 -12.73% 14,045
Pike 5,734 59.89% 3,729 38.95% 111 1.16% 2,005 20.94% 9,574
Portage 24,417 55.72% 17,927 40.91% 1,480 3.38% 6,490 14.81% 43,824
Preble 5,850 45.89% 6,654 52.20% 243 1.91% -804 -6.31% 12,747
Putnam 5,035 39.61% 7,332 57.69% 343 2.70% -2,297 -18.07% 12,710
Richland 23,065 46.83% 24,310 49.36% 1,876 3.81% -1,245 -2.53% 49,251
Ross 10,743 47.22% 11,477 50.45% 531 2.33% -734 -3.23% 22,751
Sandusky 11,202 45.05% 13,074 52.58% 591 2.38% -1,872 -7.53% 24,867
Scioto 18,019 57.22% 13,021 41.35% 448 1.42% 4,998 15.87% 31,488
Seneca 10,074 44.74% 11,730 52.10% 712 3.16% -1,656 -7.35% 22,516
Shelby 6,414 43.17% 8,011 53.91% 434 2.92% -1,597 -10.75% 14,859
Stark 70,012 48.05% 72,607 49.83% 3,090 2.12% -2,595 -1.78% 145,709
Summit 123,711 59.09% 80,415 38.41% 5,224 2.50% 43,296 20.68% 209,350
Trumbull 53,828 58.16% 36,469 39.41% 2,247 2.43% 17,359 18.76% 92,544
Tuscarawas 16,880 53.01% 14,279 44.84% 682 2.14% 2,601 8.17% 31,841
Union 4,377 36.34% 7,464 61.98% 202 1.68% -3,087 -25.63% 12,043
Van Wert 5,689 39.83% 8,344 58.42% 251 1.76% -2,655 -18.59% 14,284
Vinton 2,629 54.25% 2,148 44.33% 69 1.42% 481 9.93% 4,846
Warren 13,349 44.59% 16,115 53.83% 471 1.57% -2,766 -9.24% 29,935
Washington 8,914 42.25% 11,513 54.57% 669 3.17% -2,599 -12.32% 21,096
Wayne 13,087 42.55% 16,976 55.20% 691 2.25% -3,889 -12.65% 30,754
Williams 4,920 38.55% 7,596 59.52% 246 1.93% -2,676 -20.97% 12,762
Wood 16,926 45.58% 19,331 52.06% 874 2.35% -2,405 -6.48% 37,131
Wyandot 4,043 40.65% 5,661 56.92% 242 2.43% -1,618 -16.27% 9,946
Totals 2,011,621 48.92% 2,000,505 48.65% 99,748 2.43% 11,116 0.27% 4,111,874

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