1976 United States presidential election in Kansas

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1976 United States presidential election in Kansas
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  1972 November 2, 1976 1980  
  Gerald Ford presidential portrait (cropped 2).jpg Jimmy Carter cropped.png
Nominee Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Michigan Georgia
Running mate Bob Dole Walter Mondale
Electoral vote70
Popular vote502,752430,421
Percentage52.5%44.9%

Kansas Presidential Election Results 1976.svg
County Results

President before election

Gerald Ford
Republican

Elected President

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

The 1976 United States presidential election in Kansas took place on November 2, 1976, as part of the 1976 United States presidential election. Kansas voters chose seven representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Kansas was won by incumbent President Gerald Ford (RMichigan). with 52.49% of the popular vote, against Jimmy Carter (DGeorgia), with 44.94% of the popular vote. [1] None of the third-party candidates amounted to a significant portion of the vote, but Eugene McCarthy (IMinnesota) won 1.38% of the popular vote in Kansas, finishing third in the state.

Ford's running mate was Bob Dole, Kansas' junior U.S. Senator since 1969. Dole, a native of Russell, was previously the U.S. Representative from Kansas's 1st congressional district from 1963-68 after representing the defunct 6th district for one term.

Despite losing in Kansas, Carter went on to win the national election and became the 39th president of the United States. As of the 2020 presidential election , this is the last election in which the following counties have voted for a Democratic presidential candidate: Anderson, Butler, Cloud, Edwards, Finney, Ford, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Hodgeman, Kingman, Ness, Pawnee, Reno, Rice, Rush, Stafford, Sumner, and Wichita. [2]

1976 United States presidential election in Kansas
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Gerald Ford (inc.) 502,752 52.49%
Democratic Jimmy Carter 430,42144.94%
Independent Eugene McCarthy 13,1851.38%
American Thomas Anderson 4,7240.49%
Libertarian Roger MacBride 3,2420.34%
Conservative Lester Maddox 2,1180.22%
Prohibition Benjamin Bubar 1,4030.15%
Total votes957,845 100%

Results by county

CountyGerald Rudolph Ford
Republican
James Earl Carter
Democratic
Eugene Joseph McCarthy
Independent [3]
Thomas Jefferson Anderson
American [3]
Various candidates
Other parties [3]
MarginTotal votes cast
# %# %# %# %# %# %
Allen 3,26953.23%2,74644.72%671.09%250.41%340.55%5238.52%6,141
Anderson 1,87248.70%1,88649.06%511.33%170.44%180.47%-14-0.36%3,844
Atchison 4,03048.30%4,10849.23%1421.70%350.42%290.35%-78-0.93%8,344
Barber 1,56850.43%1,49448.05%270.87%80.26%120.39%742.38%3,109
Barton 7,31155.63%5,49741.83%1741.32%840.64%760.58%1,81413.80%13,142
Bourbon 3,58951.80%3,23746.72%440.64%280.40%310.45%3525.08%6,929
Brown 3,40764.96%1,74533.27%510.97%170.32%250.48%1,66231.69%5,245
Butler 8,39048.45%8,54049.32%1731.00%1070.62%1060.61%-150-0.87%17,316
Chase 92257.59%64340.16%181.12%100.62%80.50%27917.43%1,601
Chautauqua 1,15955.77%86641.67%271.30%170.82%90.43%29314.10%2,078
Cherokee 3,95742.93%5,15455.91%550.60%180.20%340.37%-1,197-12.99%9,218
Cheyenne 1,00855.84%75841.99%191.05%100.55%100.55%25013.85%1,805
Clark 76151.80%68046.29%130.88%90.61%60.41%815.51%1,469
Clay 3,08563.85%1,61033.32%571.18%200.41%601.24%1,47530.53%4,832
Cloud 2,95448.74%2,97649.10%550.91%180.30%580.96%-22-0.36%6,061
Coffey 2,14556.70%1,54940.95%481.27%230.61%180.48%59615.75%3,783
Comanche 71952.71%63046.19%80.59%10.07%60.44%896.52%1,364
Cowley 7,51350.32%7,09547.52%1521.02%760.51%950.64%4182.80%14,931
Crawford 7,22543.78%9,02154.66%1330.81%370.22%880.53%-1,796-10.88%16,504
Decatur 1,23252.74%1,01143.28%361.54%321.37%251.07%2219.46%2,336
Dickinson 4,75955.23%3,67242.61%1031.20%380.44%450.52%1,08712.61%8,617
Doniphan 2,46962.21%1,42835.98%290.73%120.30%310.78%1,04126.23%3,969
Douglas 14,27751.28%11,92242.82%1,3584.88%1150.41%1700.61%2,3558.46%27,842
Edwards 1,00142.47%1,30455.32%261.25%90.43%170.81%-303-12.86%2,357
Elk 1,08754.84%86543.64%120.61%60.30%120.61%22211.20%1,982
Ellis 4,71941.98%6,28055.87%1571.40%380.34%460.41%-1,561-13.89%11,240
Ellsworth 1,61849.85%1,57348.46%280.86%140.43%130.40%451.39%3,246
Finney 3,71148.40%3,81349.73%680.89%370.48%380.50%-102-1.33%7,667
Ford 4,67947.61%4,93450.21%1141.16%290.30%710.72%-255-2.59%9,827
Franklin 4,76055.49%3,60742.05%1201.40%330.38%580.68%1,15313.44%8,578
Geary 3,23052.13%2,84345.88%610.98%150.24%470.76%3876.25%6,196
Gove 86048.95%84848.26%331.88%40.23%120.68%120.68%1,757
Graham 1,11253.26%93644.83%221.05%40.19%140.67%1768.43%2,088
Grant 1,22650.62%1,15147.52%210.87%70.29%170.70%753.10%2,422
Gray 83742.08%1,11155.86%231.16%50.25%130.65%-274-13.78%1,989
Greeley 38943.42%47953.46%141.56%50.56%91.00%-90-10.04%896
Greenwood 2,31955.96%1,73741.92%230.56%441.06%210.51%58214.04%4,144
Hamilton 56041.70%74655.55%80.60%201.49%90.67%-186-13.85%1,343
Harper 1,77750.00%1,68147.30%290.82%350.98%320.90%962.70%3,554
Harvey 6,62451.00%6,00346.22%1731.33%920.71%950.73%6214.78%12,987
Haskell 76151.98%67646.17%130.89%40.27%100.68%855.81%1,464
Hodgeman 57643.80%69753.00%241.83%70.53%110.84%-121-9.20%1,315
Jackson 2,72554.85%2,12942.85%480.97%300.60%360.72%59612.00%4,968
Jefferson 3,22555.12%2,47042.22%841.44%400.68%320.55%75512.90%5,851
Jewell 1,59257.47%1,11140.11%291.05%110.40%270.97%48117.36%2,770
Johnson 75,79866.41%35,60531.19%1,7401.52%3640.32%6350.56%40,19335.21%114,142
Kearny 67448.95%65847.79%221.60%100.73%130.94%161.16%1,377
Kingman 1,83944.93%2,14252.33%691.69%160.39%270.66%-303-7.40%4,093
Kiowa 1,18059.48%76438.51%190.96%60.30%150.76%41620.97%1,984
Labette 4,64045.59%5,29452.02%1271.25%590.58%570.56%-654-6.43%10,177
Lane 65148.91%64648.53%120.90%80.60%141.05%50.38%1,331
Leavenworth 8,40750.11%8,02247.81%2121.26%700.42%670.40%3852.29%16,778
Lincoln 1,22554.52%98543.84%231.02%30.13%110.49%24010.68%2,247
Linn 1,87352.00%1,68146.67%230.64%70.19%180.50%1925.33%3,602
Logan 95756.39%69440.90%150.88%201.18%110.65%26315.50%1,697
Lyon 7,06252.59%5,63441.96%2321.73%4463.32%540.40%1,42810.63%13,428
Marion 3,22650.72%3,00447.23%711.12%160.25%430.68%2223.49%6,360
Marshall 6,18752.17%5,36645.24%1581.33%440.37%1050.89%8216.92%11,860
McPherson 3,51957.31%2,48340.44%631.03%310.50%440.72%1,03616.87%6,140
Meade 1,10951.53%98345.68%200.93%100.46%301.39%1265.86%2,152
Miami 3,99948.67%4,00048.69%1251.52%450.55%470.57%-1-0.01%8,216
Mitchell 2,09553.99%1,70043.81%511.31%140.36%200.52%39510.18%3,880
Montgomery 8,86454.08%7,15743.66%1220.74%1610.98%870.53%1,70710.41%16,391
Morris 1,69854.74%1,33743.10%321.03%150.48%200.64%36111.64%3,102
Morton 73848.91%73548.71%201.33%50.33%110.73%30.20%1,509
Nemaha 2,75950.71%2,58647.53%631.16%130.24%200.37%1733.18%5,441
Neosho 4,03850.32%3,84247.88%790.98%380.47%270.34%1962.44%8,024
Ness 1,01646.52%1,10650.64%281.28%130.60%210.96%-90-4.12%2,184
Norton 2,20160.55%1,33736.78%441.21%260.72%270.74%86423.77%3,635
Osage 2,94550.53%2,75547.27%611.04%310.53%360.62%1903.26%5,828
Osborne 1,57455.42%1,19041.90%280.99%170.60%311.09%38413.52%2,840
Ottawa 1,62952.86%1,39345.20%371.20%60.19%170.55%2367.66%3,082
Pawnee 1,69245.11%1,95952.23%471.25%120.32%411.09%-267-7.12%3,751
Phillips 2,31763.05%1,26434.39%481.31%280.76%180.49%1,05328.65%3,675
Pottawatomie 3,48359.06%2,31639.27%591.00%170.29%220.37%1,16719.79%5,897
Pratt 2,42750.04%2,30747.57%611.26%110.23%440.91%1202.47%4,850
Rawlins 1,14853.87%90342.37%421.97%221.03%160.75%24511.50%2,131
Reno 11,21242.29%14,62055.14%3331.26%1070.40%2400.91%-3,408-12.85%26,512
Republic 2,29457.44%1,61740.49%471.18%