1976 United States presidential election in Alabama

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

1976 United States presidential election in Alabama

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All 9 Alabama electoral votes to the Electoral College
  Jimmy Carter (cropped).jpg Gerald Ford, official Presidential photo.jpg
Nominee Jimmy Carter Gerald Ford
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Georgia Michigan
Running mate Walter Mondale Bob Dole
Electoral vote 9 0
Popular vote 659,170 504,070
Percentage 55.73% 42.61%

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County Results

President before election

Gerald Ford
Republican

Elected President

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

Alabama voted for the Democratic nominee, former Governor Jimmy Carter, over the Republican nominee, President Gerald Ford. Carter won Alabama by a margin of 13.12%. As of the 2020 presidential election, this is the last time Alabama has voted Democratic in a presidential election, as well as the last time a Democrat carried any of the Madison, Tuscaloosa, Calhoun, St. Clair, Elmore, DeKalb, Blount, Autauga, Dale, Coffee, Chilton, Escambia, Covington, Pike, Geneva, Winston, Monroe, or Cleburne counties.[1] This is also the sole election since Franklin D. Roosevelt eked out a one vote plurality in 1932 that a Democrat carried traditionally Republican Winston County, and the sole one since James Buchanan in 1856 that a Democrat won an absolute majority of the vote there.

ResultsEdit

1976 United States presidential election in Alabama[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Jimmy Carter 659,170 55.73% 9
Republican Gerald Ford (inc.) 504,070 42.61% 0
AL Conservative Lester Maddox 9,198 0.78% 0
AL Prohibition Benjamin Bubar 6,669 0.56% 0
Independent Gus Hall 1,954 0.17% 0
Libertarian Roger MacBride 1,481 0.13% 0
Write-in Various candidates 139[a] 0.01% 0
Write-in Eugene McCarthy 99[a] 0.01% 0
Write-in Thomas J. Anderson 70[a] 0.01% 0

Result by countyEdit

County Jimmy Carter
Democratic
Gerald Ford
Republican
Lester Maddox[3]
Alabama Conservative
Benjamin C. Bubar[3]
Alabama Prohibition
Various candidates[3]
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # % # % # %
Autauga 4,640 49.69% 4,512 48.32% 87 0.93% 69 0.74% 30 0.32% 128 1.37% 9,338
Baldwin 9,191 40.02% 13,256 57.72% 184 0.80% 288 1.25% 48 0.21% -4,065 -17.70% 22,967
Barbour 4,730 54.43% 3,758 43.25% 85 0.98% 98 1.13% 19 0.22% 972 11.19% 8,690
Bibb 2,850 63.70% 1,591 35.56% 33 0.74% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 1,259 28.14% 4,474
Blount 6,645 60.53% 4,233 38.56% 62 0.56% 30 0.27% 8 0.07% 2,412 21.97% 10,978
Bullock 3,536 69.44% 1,482 29.10% 30 0.59% 36 0.71% 8 0.16% 2,054 40.34% 5,092
Butler 4,271 59.25% 2,909 40.36% 18 0.25% 2 0.03% 8 0.11% 1,362 18.90% 7,208
Calhoun 20,466 62.59% 11,763 35.97% 281 0.86% 27 0.08% 163 0.50% 8,703 26.61% 32,700
Chambers 6,164 52.03% 5,488 46.32% 108 0.91% 65 0.55% 23 0.19% 676 5.71% 11,848
Cherokee 4,668 74.62% 1,492 23.85% 47 0.75% 36 0.58% 13 0.21% 3,176 50.77% 6,256
Chilton 5,550 53.44% 4,725 45.50% 53 0.51% 7 0.07% 50 0.48% 825 7.94% 10,385
Choctaw 3,911 56.10% 3,033 43.50% 24 0.34% 3 0.04% 1 0.01% 878 12.59% 6,972
Clarke 4,737 52.60% 4,126 45.81% 71 0.79% 58 0.64% 14 0.16% 611 6.78% 9,006
Clay 2,946 60.64% 1,883 38.76% 17 0.35% 9 0.18% 20 0.41% 1,063 21.81% 4,858
Cleburne 2,490 62.55% 1,436 36.07% 39 0.97% 16 0.40% 39 0.97% 1,054 26.22% 3,981
Coffee 7,844 62.00% 4,683 37.02% 64 0.51% 42 0.33% 18 0.14% 3,161 24.99% 12,651
Colbert 11,996 71.23% 4,471 26.55% 167 0.99% 174 1.03% 34 0.20% 7,525 44.68% 16,842
Conecuh 3,086 61.97% 1,812 36.39% 32 0.64% 13 0.26% 37 0.74% 1,274 25.58% 4,980
Coosa 2,533 67.26% 1,196 31.76% 18 0.48% 14 0.37% 5 0.13% 1,337 35.50% 3,766
Covington 7,081 57.93% 4,977 40.71% 73 0.60% 9 0.07% 84 0.69% 2,104 17.21% 12,224
Crenshaw 3,372 64.03% 1,801 34.20% 69 1.31% 5 0.09% 19 0.36% 1,571 29.83% 5,266
Cullman 12,961 64.63% 6,899 34.40% 109 0.54% 26 0.13% 60 0.30% 6,062 30.23% 20,055
Dale 6,346 55.03% 4,996 43.33% 103 0.89% 69 0.60% 17 0.15% 1,350 11.71% 11,531
Dallas 8,866 54.19% 7,144 43.66% 161 0.98% 159 0.97% 31 0.19% 1,722 10.53% 16,361
DeKalb 9,759 59.37% 6,597 40.14% 30 0.18% 41 0.25% 10 0.06% 3,162 19.24% 16,437
Elmore 6,646 49.20% 6,551 48.50% 157 1.16% 121 0.90% 33 0.24% 95 0.70% 13,508
Escambia 5,957 53.39% 4,934 44.22% 58 0.52% 17 0.15% 191 1.71% 1,023 9.17% 11,157
Etowah 25,020 69.99% 10,333 28.90% 209 0.58% 47 0.13% 141 0.39% 14,687 41.08% 35,750
Fayette 4,076 64.83% 2,165 34.44% 20 0.32% 13 0.21% 13 0.21% 1,911 30.40% 6,287
Franklin 6,279 64.59% 3,345 34.41% 36 0.37% 51 0.52% 10 0.10% 2,934 30.18% 9,721
Geneva 5,983 68.46% 2,663 30.47% 51 0.58% 4 0.05% 38 0.43% 3,320 37.99% 8,739
Greene 2,900 75.96% 903 23.65% 7 0.18% 3 0.08% 5 0.13% 1,997 52.30% 3,818
Hale 3,236 59.99% 2,034 37.71% 61 1.13% 44 0.82% 19 0.35% 1,202 22.28% 5,394
Henry 3,144 60.07% 2,052 39.21% 26 0.50% 7 0.13% 5 0.10% 1,092 20.86% 5,234
Houston 8,787 44.52% 10,672 54.07% 136 0.69% 24 0.12% 119 0.60% -1,885 -9.55% 19,738
Jackson 10,989 71.71% 3,913 25.53% 290 1.89% 111 0.72% 22 0.14% 7,076 46.17% 15,325
Jefferson 99,531 45.85% 113,590 52.32% 1,754 0.81% 1,854 0.85% 361 0.17% -14,059 -6.48% 217,090
Lamar 3,860 67.44% 1,739 30.38% 107 1.87% 9 0.16% 9 0.16% 2,121 37.05% 5,724
Lauderdale 15,549 67.06% 7,226 31.17% 188 0.81% 182 0.78% 40 0.17% 8,323 35.90% 23,185
Lawrence 6,810 82.21% 1,415 17.08% 31 0.37% 4 0.05% 24 0.29% 5,395 65.13% 8,284
Lee 8,427 44.98% 9,884 52.75% 131 0.70% 216 1.15% 79 0.42% -1,457 -7.78% 18,737
Limestone 8,803 73.36% 2,997 24.98% 88 0.73% 87 0.73% 25 0.21% 5,806 48.38% 12,000
Lowndes 3,732 68.33% 1,621 29.68% 52 0.95% 36 0.66% 21 0.38% 2,111 38.65% 5,462
Macon 5,915 79.41% 1,387 18.62% 76 1.02% 39 0.52% 32 0.43% 4,528 60.79% 7,449
Madison 35,497 61.96% 20,959 36.59% 311 0.54% 312 0.54% 208 0.36% 14,538 25.38% 57,287
Marengo 4,731 54.04% 3,841 43.87% 62 0.71% 95 1.09% 26 0.30% 890 10.17% 8,755
Marion 6,244 67.12% 3,036 32.63% 8 0.09% 11 0.12% 4 0.04% 3,208 34.48% 9,303
Marshall 13,696 68.14% 6,006 29.88% 140 0.70% 216 1.07% 42 0.21% 7,690 38.26% 20,100
Mobile 50,264 47.47% 53,835 50.85% 1,097 1.04% 125 0.12% 555 0.52% -3,621 -3.42% 105,876
Monroe 3,669 50.52% 3,476 47.86% 43 0.59% 8 0.11% 67 0.92% 193 2.66% 7,263
Montgomery 24,641 45.02% 29,360 53.64% 337 0.62% 294 0.54% 101 0.18% -4,719 -8.62% 54,733
Morgan 16,547 63.68% 9,058 34.86% 146 0.56% 186 0.72% 49 0.19% 7,489 28.82% 25,986
Perry 4,486 67.13% 2,164 32.38% 18 0.27% 7 0.10% 8 0.12% 2,322 34.74% 6,683
Pickens 3,776 55.64% 2,969 43.75% 21 0.31% 7 0.10% 13 0.19% 807 11.89% 6,786
Pike 5,387 54.47% 4,363 44.12% 64 0.65% 54 0.55% 21 0.21% 1,024 10.35% 9,889
Randolph 3,539 58.55% 2,286 37.82% 91 1.51% 119 1.97% 9 0.15% 1,253 20.73% 6,044
Russell 8,077 64.14% 4,150 32.96% 193 1.53% 133 1.06% 39 0.31% 3,927 31.19% 12,592
Shelby 7,197 43.28% 9,035 54.33% 124 0.75% 235 1.41% 24 0.14% -1,838 -11.06% 16,629
St. Clair 5,653 52.01% 4,877 44.87% 113 1.04% 202 1.86% 38 0.35% 776 7.13% 10,869
Sumter 3,457 60.77% 2,191 38.51% 34 0.60% 1 0.02% 6 0.11% 1,266 22.25% 5,689
Talladega 10,577 60.07% 6,425 36.49% 380 2.16% 46 0.26% 180 1.02% 4,152 23.58% 17,608
Tallapoosa 7,614 57.84% 5,237 39.79% 176 1.34% 113 0.86% 23 0.17% 2,377 18.06% 13,163
Tuscaloosa 20,275 54.79% 16,021 43.29% 317 0.86% 293 0.79% 100 0.27% 4,254 11.50% 37,006
Walker 16,232 68.46% 7,389 31.16% 51 0.22% 23 0.10% 15 0.06% 8,843 37.30% 23,710
Washington 3,471 61.22% 2,171 38.29% 11 0.19% 5 0.09% 12 0.21% 1,300 22.93% 5,670
Wilcox 3,723 66.90% 1,824 32.78% 14 0.25% 2 0.04% 2 0.04% 1,899 34.12% 5,565
Winston 4,134 52.54% 3,710 47.15% 4 0.05% 17 0.22% 3 0.04% 424 5.39% 7,868
Totals 659,170 55.73% 504,070 42.61% 9,198 0.78% 6,669 0.56% 3,435 0.29% 155,100 13.11% 1,182,850

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Although McCarthy and Anderson were separated from other write-in candidates, none of the write-in votes were separated by county; they were given only as a state-wide total.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  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 Results - Alabama". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "AL US President Race, November 02, 1976". Our Campaigns.