1976 United States presidential election in Louisiana
|Elections in Louisiana|
The 1976 United States presidential election in Louisiana took place on November 2, 1976, as part of the 1976 United States presidential election. Voters chose ten representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.
Louisiana was won by Jimmy Carter (D–Georgia), with 51.73% of the popular vote. Carter defeated incumbent President Gerald Ford (R–Michigan), who finished with 45.95% of the popular vote. No third-party candidate amounted to 1% of the vote; American Independent Party candidate Lester Maddox cane the closest with 0.79%.
Jimmy Carter went on to become the 39th president of the United States. As of the 2016 presidential election[update], this is the last election in which Grant Parish and West Carroll Parish voted for the Democratic candidate.
|Republican||Gerald Ford (inc.)||587,446||45.95%|
|American Independent||Lester Maddox||10,058||0.79%|
|Socialist Workers||Peter Camejo||2,240||0.18%|
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