1976 Presidential Election Statistics
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States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote C F %Margin Margin Carter Ford Other
1 OR61,029,87621 0.17% 1,713 47.62% 47.78% 4.60%
2 OH254,111,87312 0.27% 11,116 48.92% 48.65% 2.43%
3 ME4483,20821 0.84% 4,041 48.07% 48.91% 3.02%
4 IA81,279,30621 1.01% 12,932 48.46% 49.47% 2.07%
5 OK81,092,25121 1.21% 13,266 48.75% 49.96% 1.29%
6 VA121,697,09421 1.34% 22,658 47.96% 49.29% 2.75%
7 SD4300,67821 1.48% 4,437 48.91% 50.39% 0.70%
8 WI112,101,33612 1.68% 35,245 49.50% 47.83% 2.67%
9 CA457,867,11721 1.78% 139,960 47.57% 49.35% 3.08%
10 MS7769,36012 1.88% 14,463 49.56% 47.68% 2.76%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote C F %Margin Margin Carter Ford Other
1 DC3168,83012 65.12% 109,945 81.63% 16.51% 1.86%
2 GA121,467,45812 33.78% 495,666 66.74% 32.96% 0.29%
3 AR6769,39612 30.01% 230,861 64.94% 34.93% 0.13%
4 UT4541,19821 28.79% 155,798 33.65% 62.44% 3.91%
5 ID4340,93221 22.76% 77,602 37.12% 59.88% 3.00%
6 AK3123,57421 22.25% 27,497 35.65% 57.90% 6.44%
7 NE5607,66821 20.74% 126,013 38.46% 59.19% 2.35%
8 WY3156,34321 19.49% 30,478 39.81% 59.30% 0.89%
9 AZ6742,71921 16.57% 123,040 39.80% 56.37% 3.83%
10 WV6750,67412 16.14% 121,154 58.07% 41.93% 0.00%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
CarterFordMcCarthy
District of Columbia81.63%Utah62.44%Oregon3.90%
Georgia66.74%Idaho59.88%Arizona2.59%
Arkansas64.94%Wyoming59.30%Massachusetts2.58%
West Virginia58.07%Nebraska59.19%Colorado2.41%
South Carolina56.17%Alaska57.90%Washington2.38%
MacBrideMaddoxAnderson
Alaska5.49%Idaho1.74%Utah2.45%
Hawaii1.35%Louisiana0.79%Montana1.76%
Idaho1.04%Alabama0.78%North Dakota1.24%
Arizona1.03%Nevada0.74%Virginia0.98%
Nevada0.75%California0.65%Mississippi0.87%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
CarterFordMcCarthy
Utah33.65%District of Columbia16.51%West Virginia0.00%
Alaska35.65%Georgia32.96%Virginia0.00%
Idaho37.12%Arkansas34.93%South Dakota0.00%
Nebraska38.46%Massachusetts40.44%South Carolina0.00%
Arizona39.80%West Virginia41.93%North Carolina0.00%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Alaska5,115New York1,530,461
Florida1,306,111
Texas1,273,624
Georgia1,087,633
Pennsylvania1,040,643


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Georgia84.17%
Arkansas68.12%
Mississippi60.45%
Alabama60.00%
South Carolina55.70%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Texas599,170New York-627,410
Florida567,348California-500,745
Georgia292,686West Virginia-11,725
Tennessee275,164South Dakota-6,737
Wisconsin248,446Rhode Island-4,638


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Alaska29.78%New York-8.76%
Georgia24.91%California-5.98%
Tennessee22.91%South Dakota-2.19%
Florida21.96%West Virginia-1.54%
Louisiana21.58%Rhode Island-1.12%


State Ranks
Rank CarterFord
12427
22724


County Ranks
Rank CarterFord
11,7111,403
21,4021,710


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
CarterFordMcCarthy
Banks, GA87.85%Jackson, KY79.80%San Miguel, CO7.47%
Starr, TX87.25%Owsley, KY77.03%Gunnison, CO6.27%
Brantley, GA86.50%Hooker, NE76.35%Benton, OR5.58%
Duval, TX86.36%Ottawa, MI74.12%Pitkin, CO5.52%
Wilcox, GA86.15%Arthur, NE73.66%Gilpin, CO5.39%
MacBrideMaddoxAnderson
Washabaugh, SD3.23%Cassia, ID5.34%Powder River, MT9.96%
Alpine, CA2.91%Minidoka, ID3.95%Carter, MT7.20%
Storey, NV2.67%Lemhi, ID3.91%Uintah, UT6.96%
Bannock, ID2.35%Valley, NE3.43%Golden Valley, ND6.62%
Adams, MS2.13%Garfield, NE3.39%Sevier, UT6.32%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
CarterFord
Jackson, KY19.62%Banks, GA12.15%
Kane, UT21.87%Starr, TX12.47%
Thomas, NE22.01%Duval, TX13.38%
Owsley, KY22.31%Brantley, GA13.50%
Washington, UT22.50%Wilcox, GA13.85%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
CarterFordMcCarthy
Los Angeles, CA1,221,893Los Angeles, CA1,174,926Cook, IL27,706
Cook, IL1,180,814Cook, IL987,498Middlesex, MA17,433
Wayne, MI548,767Orange, CA408,632King, WA14,234
Philadelphia, PA494,579Harris, TX357,536Los Angeles, CA13,799
Kings, NY419,382San Diego, CA353,302Wayne, MI11,594
MacBrideMaddoxAnderson
Los Angeles, CA15,164Los Angeles, CA13,441Salt Lake, UT3,796
Orange, CA5,547San Francisco, CA6,816Jefferson, KY2,831
Maricopa, AZ5,121Allegheny, PA5,205Utah, UT2,604
Santa Clara, CA4,658San Diego, CA4,153Dade, FL2,564
San Mateo, CA3,523Orange, CA3,733Palm Beach, FL2,457


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
CarterFord
Loving, TX35Loving, TX47
Arthur, NE64Kenedy, TX65
Hinsdale, CO83King, TX96
Hooker, NE98Echols, GA111
King, TX100Borden, TX150


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Kent, MI31,351Los Angeles, CA406,707
Suffolk, MA19,591Cook, IL364,355
San Francisco, CA13,249Queens, NY233,210
Washtenaw, MI10,705Kings, NY214,789
Ingham, MI8,921Dade, FL170,735
Ottawa, MI5,765Philadelphia, PA167,939
Dane, WI4,692Nassau, NY159,585
Marin, CA3,126Suffolk, NY143,366
Benton, WA2,136Broward, FL137,481
Johnson, IA1,981Wayne, MI121,143


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Pitkin, CO23.80%Berrien, GA143.95%
Kent, MI15.17%Wilcox, GA143.38%
Shannon, SD13.15%Pierce, GA141.80%
Eagle, CO13.04%Bacon, GA140.69%
Washtenaw, MI9.75%Echols, GA139.29%
Ingham, MI7.40%Dodge, GA138.46%
Clay, SD6.68%Brantley, GA137.88%
Johnson, IA6.19%Franklin, GA136.43%
Suffolk, MA5.61%Miller, GA135.67%
Isabella, MI5.16%Lanier, GA134.94%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Harris, TX100,733Los Angeles, CA-371,293
Dade, FL86,179Kings, NY-149,977
Broward, FL70,934Queens, NY-128,584
Maricopa, AZ65,841Bronx, NY-103,783
Palm Beach, FL48,454Cook, IL-101,289
Bexar, TX41,237New York, NY-74,025
Hennepin, MN40,020Alameda, CA-63,514
Milwaukee, WI39,483Nassau, NY-57,271
Pinellas, FL38,453Wayne, MI-53,887
Oakland, MI37,354San Francisco, CA-47,882


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Habersham, GA462.99%McPherson, KS-41.91%
Suffolk, VA407.94%Jackson, KY-39.75%
Ohio, KY120.07%Shannon, SD-32.90%
Franklin, GA98.58%Bronx, NY-23.52%
Marshall, KS94.49%Alpine, CA-22.40%
Fort Bend, TX90.78%Kings, NY-19.64%
Hood, TX86.75%Greene, AL-19.37%
Cleburne, AR80.88%Issaquena, MS-17.26%
Baker, FL80.59%Queens, NY-17.01%
Paulding, GA79.47%Todd, SD-16.77%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
CarterFord
Cumberland, VA47.23%Pershing, NV46.93%
Scott, VA47.36%Kidder, ND47.16%
San Miguel, CO47.50%Sonoma, CA47.72%
Adams, MS47.75%Jefferson, OR47.92%
Okanogan, WA47.81%Whatcom, WA48.00%


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
CarterFord
Jackson, WV49.88%Crockett, TX49.88%
Queen Anne's, MD49.84%Harrison, TX49.79%
Barry, MO49.72%Monroe, TN49.60%
Clay, IL49.64%Washington, RI49.57%
Wake, NC49.57%Arenac, MI49.55%




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