1976 United States presidential election in Idaho

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United States presidential election in Idaho, 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 204,151 126,549
Percentage 59.9% 37.1%

President before election

Gerald Ford
Republican

Elected President

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

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

Idaho was won by incumbent President Gerald Ford (RMichigan), with 59.9 percent of the popular vote, against Jimmy Carter (DGeorgia), with 37.1 percent of the popular vote. Two third party candidates accumulated a portion of the vote greater than one percent: Lester Maddox (AIAGeorgia) and Roger MacBride (LVermont). Despite losing in Idaho, Carter went on to win the national election and became the 39th president of the United States. Idaho had previously voted Republican ten times, Democrat ten times, and Populist once.

With 59.88% of the popular vote, Idaho would prove to be Ford's second strongest state in the 1976 election after neighboring Utah.[1]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Idaho, 1976[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford (inc.) 204,151 59.88%
Democratic Jimmy Carter 126,549 37.12%
American Independent Lester Maddox 5,935 1.74%
Libertarian Roger MacBride 3,558 1.04%
U.S. Labor Lyndon LaRouche 739 0.22%
Total votes 340,932 100.00%

Results by county[edit]

Gerald Ford
Republican
Jimmy Carter
Democratic
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % #
Ada 41,135 64.39% 21,125 33.07% 1,629 2.55% 20,010 31.32% 63,889
Adams 809 54.74% 639 43.23% 30 2.03% 170 11.50% 1,478
Bannock 13,172 53.65% 10,261 41.80% 1,117 4.55% 2,911 11.86% 24,550
Bear Lake 2,094 66.60% 960 30.53% 90 2.86% 1,134 36.07% 3,144
Benewah 1,458 47.58% 1,549 50.55% 57 1.86% -91 -2.97% 3,064
Bingham 7,327 60.83% 4,347 36.09% 371 3.08% 2,980 24.74% 12,045
Blaine 2,176 56.13% 1,604 41.37% 97 2.50% 572 14.75% 3,877
Boise 684 58.61% 433 37.10% 50 4.28% 251 21.51% 1,167
Bonner 4,549 51.37% 4,065 45.91% 241 2.72% 484 5.47% 8,855
Bonneville 15,793 66.44% 7,230 30.41% 749 3.15% 8,563 36.02% 23,772
Boundary 1,458 52.15% 1,217 43.53% 121 4.33% 241 8.62% 2,796
Butte 751 51.16% 663 45.16% 54 3.68% 88 5.99% 1,468
Camas 288 62.20% 160 34.56% 15 3.24% 128 27.65% 463
Canyon 17,263 62.91% 9,460 34.47% 718 2.62% 7,803 28.44% 27,441
Caribou 2,253 64.83% 1,110 31.94% 112 3.22% 1,143 32.89% 3,475
Cassia 4,575 66.38% 1,881 27.29% 436 6.33% 2,694 39.09% 6,892
Clark 334 64.48% 169 32.63% 15 2.90% 165 31.85% 518
Clearwater 1,469 44.01% 1,752 52.49% 117 3.51% -283 -8.48% 3,338
Custer 850 60.33% 516 36.62% 43 3.05% 334 23.70% 1,409
Elmore 2,808 55.46% 2,164 42.74% 91 1.80% 644 12.72% 5,063
Franklin 2,720 67.80% 1,157 28.84% 135 3.36% 1,563 38.96% 4,012
Fremont 2,581 61.94% 1,445 34.68% 141 3.38% 1,136 27.26% 4,167
Gem 2,401 52.75% 1,978 43.45% 173 3.80% 423 9.29% 4,552
Gooding 2,909 58.54% 1,923 38.70% 137 2.76% 986 19.84% 4,969
Idaho 3,185 55.96% 2,323 40.81% 184 3.23% 862 15.14% 5,692
Jefferson 3,599 65.14% 1,745 31.58% 181 3.28% 1,854 33.56% 5,525
Jerome 3,188 61.81% 1,800 34.90% 170 3.30% 1,388 26.91% 5,158
Kootenai 10,493 57.78% 7,225 39.79% 441 2.43% 3,268 18.00% 18,159
Latah 6,846 54.90% 5,314 42.61% 310 2.49% 1,532 12.29% 12,470
Lemhi 1,685 56.37% 1,159 38.78% 145 4.85% 526 17.60% 2,989
Lewis 824 46.61% 898 50.79% 46 2.60% -74 -4.19% 1,768
Lincoln 909 57.75% 615 39.07% 50 3.18% 294 18.68% 1,574
Madison 4,190 72.38% 1,320 22.80% 279 4.82% 2,870 49.58% 5,789
Minidoka 3,600 56.44% 2,441 38.27% 337 5.28% 1,159 18.17% 6,378
Nez Perce 6,151 48.22% 6,324 49.58% 280 2.20% -173 -1.36% 12,755
Oneida 1,065 61.14% 637 36.57% 40 2.30% 428 24.57% 1,742
Owyhee 1,519 57.52% 1,054 39.91% 68 2.57% 465 17.61% 2,641
Payette 3,115 57.44% 2,195 40.48% 113 2.08% 920 16.96% 5,423
Power 1,374 49.96% 1,286 46.76% 90 3.27% 88 3.20% 2,750
Shoshone 3,570 51.67% 3,216 46.55% 123 1.78% 354 5.12% 6,909
Teton 904 63.04% 514 35.84% 16 1.12% 390 27.20% 1,434
Twin Falls 12,659 65.82% 6,085 31.64% 489 2.54% 6,574 34.18% 19,233
Valley 1,374 59.33% 897 38.73% 45 1.94% 477 20.60% 2,316
Washington 2,044 53.47% 1,693 44.28% 86 2.25% 351 9.18% 3,823
Totals 204,151 59.88% 126,549 37.12% 10,232 3.00% 77,602 22.76% 340,932

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1976 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ "1976 Presidential General Election Results – Idaho". Retrieved January 28, 2017.