United States presidential election in Utah, 1976

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United States presidential election in Utah, 1976

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  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 4 0
Popular vote 337,908 182,110
Percentage 62.4% 33.7%

President before election

Gerald Ford
Republican

Elected President

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

The 1976 United States presidential election in Utah took place on November 2, 1976. All 50 states and the District of Columbia, were part of the 1976 United States presidential election. Utah voters chose 4 electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president of the United States.

Utah was won by incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford over the Democratic nominee, Jimmy Carter. Carter won the election nationally, and despite the election solidifying the state’s place within the core of the Republican heartland (which it retains to this day) 1976 stands as the last occasion a Democrat has carried Emery County,[1] where Carter obtained a fifty-four vote plurality. After Nixon’s clean sweep of all twenty-nine counties in 1972, Carter would also win Carbon County with 59.4 percent of the vote, but Ford won absolute majorities in all twenty-seven remaining counties, with his total vote ranging from 50.3 percent in Tooele County to 72.5 percent in Kane County.[2] Reagan was to repeat Nixon’s 1972 clean sweep in both his elections, and no county in Utah except Carbon and Tooele would ever vote against a Republican until 2008.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Utah, 1976
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Gerald Ford 337,908 62.44% 4
Democratic Jimmy Carter 182,110 33.65 0
American Party Thomas Anderson 13,284 2.45% 0
Independent Eugene McCarthy 3,907 0.72% 0
Libertarian Roger MacBride 2,438 0.45% 0
Citizen's Party Lester Maddox 1,162 0.21% 0
Socialist Workers Party Peter Camejo 268 0.05% 0
Communist Party Gus Hall 121 0.02% 0
Totals 541,198 100.0% 4

Results by county[edit]

Gerald Ford
Republican
Jimmy Carter
Democratic
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % #
Beaver 1,088 52.41% 963 46.39% 25 1.20% 125 6.02% 2,076
Box Elder 9,319 69.02% 3,353 24.84% 829 6.14% 5,966 44.19% 13,501
Cache 16,636 71.73% 5,430 23.41% 1,128 4.86% 11,206 48.31% 23,194
Carbon 3,360 38.70% 5,157 59.39% 166 1.91% -1,797 -20.70% 8,683
Daggett 217 59.45% 131 35.89% 17 4.66% 86 23.56% 365
Davis 31,216 66.28% 14,084 29.90% 1,797 3.82% 17,132 36.38% 47,097
Duchesne 2,619 65.77% 1,110 27.88% 253 6.35% 1,509 37.90% 3,982
Emery 1,717 47.13% 1,771 48.61% 155 4.25% -54 -1.48% 3,643
Garfield 1,163 65.48% 539 30.35% 74 4.17% 624 35.14% 1,776
Grand 1,781 62.38% 931 32.61% 143 5.01% 850 29.77% 2,855
Iron 4,757 69.62% 1,700 24.88% 376 5.50% 3,057 44.74% 6,833
Juab 1,290 51.58% 1,091 43.62% 120 4.80% 199 7.96% 2,501
Kane 1,094 72.50% 330 21.87% 85 5.63% 764 50.63% 1,509
Millard 2,484 62.68% 1,224 30.89% 255 6.43% 1,260 31.79% 3,963
Morgan 1,356 62.95% 701 32.54% 97 4.50% 655 30.41% 2,154
Piute 377 55.85% 265 39.26% 33 4.89% 112 16.59% 675
Rich 541 67.12% 248 30.77% 17 2.11% 293 36.35% 806
Salt Lake 144,100 60.35% 86,659 36.29% 8,018 3.36% 57,441 24.06% 238,777
San Juan 1,856 57.60% 1,182 36.69% 184 5.71% 674 20.92% 3,222
Sanpete 3,683 62.06% 1,925 32.43% 327 5.51% 1,758 29.62% 5,935
Sevier 3,686 65.24% 1,564 27.68% 400 7.08% 2,122 37.56% 5,650
Summit 2,316 61.55% 1,282 34.07% 165 4.38% 1,034 27.48% 3,763
Tooele 4,657 50.34% 4,371 47.25% 223 2.41% 286 3.09% 9,251
Uintah 4,017 69.18% 1,342 23.11% 448 7.71% 2,675 46.07% 5,807
Utah 49,328 69.48% 18,327 25.82% 3,338 4.70% 31,001 43.67% 70,993
Wasatch 1,940 61.59% 1,092 34.67% 118 3.75% 848 26.92% 3,150
Washington 5,944 70.64% 1,893 22.50% 577 6.86% 4,051 48.15% 8,414
Wayne 555 59.11% 334 35.57% 50 5.32% 221 23.54% 939
Weber 34,811 58.33% 23,111 38.72% 1,762 2.95% 11,700 19.60% 59,684
Totals 337,908 62.44% 182,110 33.65% 21,180 3.91% 155,798 28.79% 541,198

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  2. ^ 1976 Presidential General Election Data Graphs – Utah by County
  3. ^ "1976 Presidential General Election Results – Utah". Retrieved 2016-12-05.