1976 United States Senate election in Minnesota

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1976 United States Senate election in Minnesota
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  1970 November 2, 1976 1978 (special)  
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Nominee Hubert H. Humphrey Jerry Brekke Paul Helm
Party Democratic (DFL) Ind.-Republican American
Popular vote1,290,736478,602125,612
Percentage67.51%25.03%6.57%

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County results
Humphrey:     50–60%     60–70%     70–80%     80–90%

U.S. senator before election

Hubert H. Humphrey
Democratic (DFL)

Elected U.S. Senator

Hubert H. Humphrey
Democratic (DFL)

The 1976 United States Senate election in Minnesota took place on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Hubert Humphrey won re-election to a fifth term.

Contents

Democratic–Farmer–Labor primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Democratic primary election results [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic (DFL) Hubert H. Humphrey (incumbent) 317,632 91.3%
Democratic (DFL) Dick Bullock30,2628.7%
Total votes347,894 100.0%

Independent-Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Republican primary election results [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Ind.-Republican Jerry Brekke 76,183 54.5%
Ind.-Republican Richard "Dick" Franson32,11523.0%
Ind.-Republican John H. Glover13,0149.3%
Ind.-Republican Roland "Butch" Riemers 9,3076.7%
Ind.-Republican Bea Mooney9,1506.5%
Total votes139,769 100.0%

General election

Results

County Results of the American Party:
Helm
0-2.5%
2.5-5%
5-7.5%
7.5-10%
10-12.5%
12.5-15%
15-17.5%
17.5-20% Minnesota senate election, 1976 American Party.svg
County Results of the American Party:
Helm
  •      0-2.5%
  •      2.5-5%
  •      5-7.5%
  •      7.5-10%
  •      10-12.5%
  •      12.5-15%
  •      15-17.5%
  •      17.5-20%
General election results [3] [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic (DFL) Hubert H. Humphrey (incumbent) 1,290,736 67.51%
Ind.-Republican Jerry Brekke 478,60225.03%
American Paul Helm125,6126.57%
Socialist Workers Bill Peterson9,3800.49%
Libertarian Robin E. Miller5,4760.29%
Communist Matt Savola2,2140.12%
Total votes1,912,029 100.00%
Majority686,52235.91%
Turnout  90.55
Democratic (DFL) hold


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References

  1. 1 2 "Minnesota Election Results 1976 (Primary Election)" (PDF). Minnesota Secretary of State . Retrieved October 22, 2017.
  2. "The Deseret News - Google News Archive Search".
  3. http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1976election.pdf
  4. https://www.leg.state.mn.us/archive/sessions/electionresults/1976-11-02-g-sec.pdf