United States Presidential Election In Virginia, 1976
United States presidential election in Virginia, 1976
1972 November 2, 1976 1980 ->
  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 12 0
Popular vote 836,554 813,896
Percentage 49.29% 47.96%

President before election

Gerald Ford

Elected President

Jimmy Carter

The 1976 United States presidential election in Virginia took place on November 2, 1976. All 50 states and the District of Columbia were part of the 1976 United States presidential election. Virginia voters chose 12 electors to the Electoral College, which selected the President and Vice President of the United States.

Virginia was narrowly won by incumbent United States President Gerald Ford of Michigan with 49.29% of the vote, who was running against Governor Jimmy Carter of Georgia. The national election was ultimately won by Carter with 50.08% of the vote. Virginia was unique in this election because it was the only state that Ford managed to win in The South besides Oklahoma.


United States presidential election in Virginia, 1976[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Gerald Ford (inc.) 836,554 49.29% 12
Democratic Jimmy Carter 813,896 47.96% 0
Socialist Workers Peter Camejo 17,802 1.05% 0
American Thomas J. Anderson 16,686 0.98% 0
U.S. Labor Lyndon LaRouche 7,508 0.44% 0
Libertarian Roger MacBride 4,648 0.27% 0
Totals 1,697,094 100.00% 12


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