1976 United States Senate election in Wisconsin

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1976 United States Senate election in Wisconsin

← 1970 November 2, 1976 1982 →
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Nominee William Proxmire Stanley York
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,396,970 521,902
Percentage 72.20% 26.97%

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

U.S. Senator before election

William Proxmire
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

William Proxmire
Democratic

The 1976 United States Senate election in Wisconsin was held on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Democrat William Proxmire defeated Republican nominee Stanley York with 72.20% of the vote.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • William Proxmire, Democratic
  • Stanley York, Republican

Other candidates

  • William O. Hart, Independent
  • Robert Schwarz, Socialist Workers
  • Michael A. MacLaurin, Independent
  • Robert E. Nordlander, Socialist Labor

Results[edit]

1976 United States Senate election in Wisconsin[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic William Proxmire 1,396,970 72.20%
Republican Stanley York 521,902 26.97%
Independent William O. Hart 7,354 0.38%
Socialist Workers Robert Schwarz 4,876 0.25%
Independent Michael A. MacLaurin 2,148 0.11%
Socialist Labor Robert E. Nordlander 1,731 0.09%
Majority 875,068
Turnout 1,935,183
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-05-05.