1976 Presidential General Election Results - Mississippi
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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
James CarterWalter MondaleDemocrat 381,309 49.56%7
Gerald FordRobert DoleRepublican 366,846 47.68%0
Thomas AndersonRufus ShackelfordMS American 6,678 0.87%0
Lester MaddoxWilliam DykeIndependent 4,861 0.63%0
Eugene McCarthySharon KilpatrickIndependent 4,074 0.53%0
Peter CamejoWillie Mae ReidIndependent 2,805 0.36%0
Roger MacBrideDavid BerglandIndependent 2,787 0.36%0
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Demographic Data

1980 Population:2,520,770Enum.1980 Population Density:20.7persons/km2
1976 Population:2,430,324Est.1976 Population Density:20.0persons/km2
1970 Population:2,216,994Enum.1970 Population Density:18.2persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:7Electoral Vote Density:347,189persons/EV
Land Area (2000):121,488km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:1.3%

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Data Sources:
  • Source for Popular Vote data: Mississippi Secretary of State, "General Election November 2, 1976," Mississippi Official and Statistical Register 1976-1980 (Jackson, 1977)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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