1976 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

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United States presidential election in Oklahoma, 1976

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  Gerald Ford, official Presidential photo.jpg JimmyCarterPortrait
Nominee Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Michigan Georgia
Running mate Bob Dole Walter Mondale
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 545,708 532,442
Percentage 49.96% 48.75%

1976 Presidential Election in Oklahoma
County Results

President before election

Gerald Ford
Republican

Elected President

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

The 1976 United States presidential election in Oklahoma took place on November 2, 1976. All fifty states and The District of Columbia were part of the 1976 United States presidential election. Oklahoma voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Oklahoma was won by Incumbent President Gerald Ford (R) by a narrow margin of 1.21 percent.[1] Despite Ford’s narrow victory, Oklahoma is a reliably Republican state, and the last Democratic presidential candidate to carry the state was Lyndon Johnson in his 1964 presidential campaign.

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which a Democrat carried one of the three counties in the Oklahoma Panhandle, namely Cimarron County, as well as the last time Grant County, Jackson County, Rogers County, Adair County, Dewey County, Roger Mills County, Lincoln County, Creek County, Grady County, Logan County, McClain County, Pottawatomie County, and Wagoner County voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.[2]

Results[edit]

Presidential candidate Party Home state Popular vote Electoral
vote
Running mate
Count Percentage Vice-presidential candidate Home state Electoral vote
Gerald Ford Republican Michigan 545,708 49.96% 8 Robert Dole Kansas 8
Jimmy Carter Democrat Georgia 534,442 48.75% 0 Walter Mondale Minnesota 0
Eugene McCarthy Independent Minnesota 14,101 1.26% 0 0
Total 1,094,251 100% 8 8
Needed to win 270 270

Results by county[edit]

Gerald Rudolph Ford
Republican
James Earl Carter
Democratic
Eugene McCarthy
Independent
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % #
Adair 3,013 48.14% 3,183 50.85% 63 1.01% -170 -2.72% 6,259
Alfalfa 2,113 54.22% 1,725 44.26% 59 1.51% 388 9.96% 3,897
Atoka 1,098 24.94% 3,276 74.42% 28 0.64% -2,178 -49.48% 4,402
Beaver 1,801 58.84% 1,213 39.63% 47 1.54% 588 19.21% 3,061
Beckham 2,351 33.90% 4,530 65.32% 54 0.78% -2,179 -31.42% 6,935
Blaine 2,682 53.05% 2,297 45.43% 77 1.52% 385 7.61% 5,056
Bryan 2,848 27.67% 7,410 71.99% 35 0.34% -4,562 -44.32% 10,293
Caddo 3,854 34.02% 7,382 65.17% 91 0.80% -3,528 -31.15% 11,327
Canadian 9,766 56.32% 7,288 42.03% 285 1.64% 2,478 14.29% 17,339
Carter 6,668 44.25% 8,319 55.20% 83 0.55% -1,651 -10.96% 15,070
Cherokee 4,443 42.06% 6,006 56.85% 115 1.09% -1,563 -14.80% 10,564
Choctaw 1,821 29.66% 4,269 69.53% 50 0.81% -2,448 -39.87% 6,140
Cimarron 872 46.41% 962 51.20% 45 2.39% -90 -4.79% 1,879
Cleveland 22,098 51.06% 20,054 46.33% 1,129 2.61% 2,044 4.72% 43,281
Coal 769 29.97% 1,774 69.13% 23 0.90% -1,005 -39.17% 2,566
Comanche 13,163 50.04% 12,910 49.08% 230 0.87% 253 0.96% 26,303
Cotton 1,127 36.78% 1,911 62.37% 26 0.85% -784 -25.59% 3,064
Craig 2,540 41.11% 3,577 57.90% 61 0.99% -1,037 -16.79% 6,178
Creek 8,458 48.08% 8,964 50.96% 169 0.96% -506 -2.88% 17,591
Custer 4,847 50.78% 4,597 48.16% 102 1.07% 250 2.62% 9,546
Delaware 3,642 42.07% 4,924 56.88% 91 1.05% -1,282 -14.81% 8,657
Dewey 1,230 43.54% 1,540 54.51% 55 1.95% -310 -10.97% 2,825
Ellis 1,429 52.04% 1,256 45.74% 61 2.22% 173 6.30% 2,746
Garfield 14,202 60.50% 8,969 38.21% 303 1.29% 5,233 22.29% 23,474
Garvin 3,905 36.21% 6,797 63.02% 83 0.77% -2,892 -26.82% 10,785
Grady 4,686 39.20% 7,155 59.85% 114 0.95% -2,469 -20.65% 11,955
Grant 1,685 46.96% 1,853 51.64% 50 1.39% -168 -4.68% 3,588
Greer 1,164 35.19% 2,113 63.88% 31 0.94% -949 -28.69% 3,308
Harmon 666 32.57% 1,371 67.04% 8 0.39% -705 -34.47% 2,045
Harper 1,303 56.16% 978 42.16% 39 1.68% 325 14.01% 2,320
Haskell 1,401 29.08% 3,388 70.32% 29 0.60% -1,987 -41.24% 4,818
Hughes 1,715 28.79% 4,185 70.27% 56 0.94% -2,470 -41.47% 5,956
Jackson 3,189 39.07% 4,914 60.20% 60 0.74% -1,725 -21.13% 8,163
Jefferson 956 29.10% 2,303 70.11% 26 0.79% -1,347 -41.00% 3,285
Johnston 1,127 28.65% 2,765 70.28% 42 1.07% -1,638 -41.64% 3,934
Kay 12,441 56.33% 9,371 42.43% 274 1.24% 3,070 13.90% 22,086
Kingfisher 3,443 58.39% 2,372 40.22% 82 1.39% 1,071 18.16% 5,897
Kiowa 1,971 36.37% 3,403 62.79% 46 0.85% -1,432 -26.42% 5,420
Latimer 1,312 32.57% 2,661 66.06% 55 1.37% -1,349 -33.49% 4,028
Le Flore 4,907 37.50% 8,033 61.39% 145 1.11% -3,126 -23.89% 13,085
Lincoln 4,429 46.38% 4,988 52.23% 133 1.39% -559 -5.85% 9,550
Logan 4,382 47.96% 4,594 50.28% 160 1.75% -212 -2.32% 9,136
Love 846 30.45% 1,923 69.22% 9 0.32% -1,077 -38.77% 2,778
McClain 2,444 37.19% 4,048 61.59% 80 1.22% -1,604 -24.41% 6,572
McCurtain 3,423 30.89% 7,560 68.23% 97 0.88% -4,137 -37.34% 11,080
McIntosh 1,822 30.29% 4,145 68.91% 48 0.80% -2,323 -38.62% 6,015
Major 2,282 61.73% 1,357 36.71% 58 1.57% 925 25.02% 3,697
Marshall 1,358 31.41% 2,939 67.97% 27 0.62% -1,581 -36.56% 4,324
Mayes 5,040 44.14% 6,298 55.15% 81 0.71% -1,258 -11.02% 11,419
Murray 1,563 34.46% 2,932 64.64% 41 0.90% -1,369 -30.18% 4,536
Muskogee 10,287 40.89% 14,678 58.35% 190 0.76% -4,391 -17.46% 25,155
Noble 2,634 53.05% 2,278 45.88% 53 1.07% 356 7.17% 4,965
Nowata 2,077 48.18% 2,195 50.92% 39 0.90% -118 -2.74% 4,311
Okfuskee 1,630 37.69% 2,663 61.57% 32 0.74% -1,033 -23.88% 4,325
Oklahoma 119,120 56.69% 87,185 41.49% 3,808 1.81% 31,935 15.20% 210,113
Okmulgee 5,333 38.19% 8,499 60.87% 131 0.94% -3,166 -22.67% 13,963
Osage 6,398 47.93% 6,832 51.18% 118 0.88% -434 -3.25% 13,348
Ottawa 4,985 39.83% 7,446 59.50% 84 0.67% -2,461 -19.66% 12,515
Pawnee 3,111 50.17% 3,031 48.88% 59 0.95% 80 1.29% 6,201
Payne 13,481 56.43% 9,987 41.81% 420 1.76% 3,494 14.63% 23,888
Pittsburg 4,807 30.63% 10,743 68.46% 142 0.90% -5,936 -37.83% 15,692
Pontotoc 4,895 39.20% 7,466 59.79% 125 1.00% -2,571 -20.59% 12,486
Pottawatomie 9,090 44.19% 11,255 54.71% 226 1.10% -2,165 -10.52% 20,571
Pushmataha 1,360 31.08% 2,987 68.26% 29 0.66% -1,627 -37.18% 4,376
Roger Mills 873 38.92% 1,346 60.01% 24 1.07% -473 -21.09% 2,243
Rogers 7,318 49.40% 7,368 49.73% 129 0.87% -50 -0.34% 14,815
Seminole 4,237 41.53% 5,874 57.58% 91 0.89% -1,637 -16.05% 10,202
Sequoyah 3,938 39.84% 5,873 59.42% 73 0.74% -1,935 -19.58% 9,884
Stephens 7,099 41.71% 9,795 57.55% 126 0.74% -2,696 -15.84% 17,020
Texas 3,919 59.56% 2,591 39.38% 70 1.06% 1,328 20.18% 6,580
Tillman 1,802 38.38% 2,852 60.75% 41 0.87% -1,050 -22.36% 4,695
Tulsa 108,653 61.63% 65,298 37.04% 2,349 1.33% 43,355 24.59% 176,300
Wagoner 5,071 45.86% 5,879 53.17% 107 0.97% -808 -7.31% 11,057
Washington 14,560 67.19% 6,898 31.83% 212 0.98% 7,662 35.36% 21,670
Washita 2,165 39.14% 3,304 59.74% 62 1.12% -1,139 -20.59% 5,531
Woods 2,788 51.43% 2,530 46.67% 103 1.90% 258 4.76% 5,421
Woodward 3,782 56.52% 2,807 41.95% 102 1.52% 975 14.57% 6,691
Totals 545,708 49.96% 532,442 48.75% 14,101 1.29% 13,266 1.21% 1,092,251

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; 1976 Presidential General Election Results – Oklahoma
  2. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016