1976 Missouri gubernatorial election

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Missouri gubernatorial election, 1976

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  Joseph P. Teasdale (cropped).jpg Portrait of Christopher S Bond.jpg
Nominee Joseph P. Teasdale Kit Bond
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 971,184 958,110
Percentage 50.2% 49.6%

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Blue counties won by Teasdale.
Red counties won by Bond.

Governor before election

Kit Bond
Republican

Elected Governor

Joseph P. Teasdale
Democratic

The Missouri gubernatorial election of 1976 was Missouri's 44th gubernatorial election. The election was held on November 2, 1976 and resulted in a narrow victory for the Democratic nominee, Joseph P. Teasdale, over the Republican candidate, incumbent Governor Kit Bond, and two other candidates.

Results[edit]

1976 gubernatorial election, Missouri[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joseph P. Teasdale 971,184 50.23% +5.59%
Republican Kit Bond (incumbent) 958,110 49.55% -5.63%
Nonpartisan Leon Striler 4,215 0.22% +0.03%
N/A write-ins 46 0.00% ±0.00%
Socialist Workers Helen Savio 20 0.00% ±0.00%
Majority 13,074 0.68% -9.86%
Turnout 1,933,575 41.34% +1.45%
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MO Governor Race - Nov 02, 1976". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-09.