The United States presidential election of 1976 was the 48th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1976.

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  • The United States presidential election of 1976 was the 48th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1976. The winner was the relatively unknown former governor of Georgia, Jimmy Carter, the Democratic candidate, over the incumbent President Gerald Ford, the Republican candidate.President Richard Nixon had resigned in 1974 in the wake of the Watergate scandal, but before doing so, he appointed Ford as Vice President via the Twenty-fifth Amendment after Spiro Agnew resigned in the light of a scandal that implicated him in receiving illegal bribes when he was Governor of Maryland. Ford was thus the only sitting President who had never been elected to national office. Saddled with a poor economy, the fall of South Vietnam, and paying a heavy political price for his pardon of Nixon, Ford first faced serious opposition from within his own party, when he was challenged for the Republican Party's nomination by former California governor and future President Ronald Reagan. The race was so close that Ford was not able to secure the nomination until the Party Convention. Carter, who was less well known than other Democratic hopefuls, ran as a Washington outsider and reformer. Carter narrowly won the election, becoming the first president elected from the Deep South since Zachary Taylor in 1848. The 1976 election is also the last election to date that a Democratic candidate garnered Texas' electoral votes. (en)
  • The United States presidential election of 1976 was the 48th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1976. The winner was the relatively unknown former Governor of Georgia Jimmy Carter, the Democratic candidate, over the incumbent President Gerald Ford, the Republican candidate.President Richard Nixon had resigned in 1974 in the wake of the Watergate scandal, but before doing so, he appointed Ford as Vice President via the 25th Amendment after Spiro Agnew resigned in the light of a scandal that implicated him in receiving illegal bribes while serving as Governor of Maryland. Ford was thus the only sitting President who had never been elected to national office. Saddled with a poor economy, the fall of South Vietnam, and paying a heavy political price for his pardon of Nixon, Ford first faced serious opposition from within his own party, when he was challenged for the Republican Party's nomination by former California governor and future President Ronald Reagan. The race was so close that Ford was unable to secure the nomination until the Party Convention. Carter, who was less well known than other Democratic hopefuls, ran as a Washington outsider and reformer. He narrowly won the election, becoming the first president elected from the Deep South since Zachary Taylor in 1848. The 1976 election was also the last election to date in which a Democratic candidate garnered Texas' electoral votes. It was also a notable election as all four presidential and vice-presidential candidates would ultimately lose a presidential election. Gerald Ford lost this year's election and Jimmy Carter failed in his bid for re-election in 1980; Walter Mondale lost the 1984 election to Ronald Reagan in a landslide, and Bob Dole lost his 1996 bid to Bill Clinton.As Carter and both vice-presidential nominees, Dole and Mondale, are still alive, the 1976 election is also the earliest American Presidential election for which at least one major-party nominee is still living. (en)
  • The United States presidential election of 1976 was the 48th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1976. The winner was the relatively unknown former Governor of Georgia Jimmy Carter, the Democratic candidate, over the incumbent President Gerald Ford, the Republican candidate.President Richard Nixon had resigned in 1974 in the wake of the Watergate scandal, but before doing so, he appointed Ford as Vice President via the 25th Amendment after Spiro Agnew resigned in the light of a scandal that implicated him in receiving illegal bribes while serving as Governor of Maryland. Ford was thus the only sitting President who had never been elected to national office. Saddled with a poor economy, the fall of South Vietnam, and paying a heavy political price for his pardon of Nixon, Ford first faced serious opposition from within his own party, when he was challenged for the Republican Party's nomination by former California governor and future President Ronald Reagan. The race was so close that Ford was unable to secure the nomination until the Party Convention. Carter, who was less well known than other Democratic hopefuls, ran as a Washington outsider and reformer. He narrowly won the election, becoming the first president elected from the Deep South since Zachary Taylor in 1848. The 1976 election was also the last election to date in which a Democratic candidate garnered Texas' electoral votes. It was also a notable election as all four presidential and vice-presidential candidates would ultimately lose a presidential election. Gerald Ford lost this year's election and Jimmy Carter failed in his bid for re-election in 1980; Walter Mondale lost the 1984 election to Ronald Reagan in a landslide, and Bob Dole lost his 1996 bid to Bill Clinton.As Carter and both vice-presidential nominees, Dole and Mondale, are still alive, the 1976 election is also the earliest American presidential election for which at least one major-party nominee is still living. (en)
  • The United States presidential election of 1976 was the 48th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1976. The winner was the relatively unknown former Governor of Georgia Jimmy Carter, the Democratic candidate, over the incumbent President Gerald Ford, the Republican candidate.President Richard Nixon had resigned in 1974 in the wake of the Watergate scandal, but before doing so, he appointed Ford as Vice President via the 25th Amendment after Spiro Agnew resigned in the light of a scandal that implicated him in receiving illegal bribes while serving as Governor of Maryland. Ford was thus the only sitting President who had never been elected to national office. Saddled with a poor economy, the fall of South Vietnam, and paying a heavy political price for his pardon of Nixon, Ford first faced serious opposition from within his own party, when he was challenged for the Republican Party's nomination by former California governor and future President Ronald Reagan. The race was so close that Ford was unable to secure the nomination until the Party Convention. Carter, who was less well known than other Democratic hopefuls, ran as a Washington outsider and reformer. He narrowly won the election, becoming the first president elected from the Deep South since Zachary Taylor in 1848. The 1976 election was also the last election to date in which a Democratic candidate garnered Texas' electoral votes. It was also a notable election as all four presidential and vice-presidential candidates would ultimately lose a presidential election. Ford lost this year's election and Carter failed in his bid for re-election in 1980; Mondale lost the 1984 election to Ronald Reagan in a landslide, and Dole lost his 1996 bid to Bill Clinton.As Carter and both vice-presidential nominees, Dole and Mondale, are still alive, the 1976 election is also the earliest American presidential election for which at least one major-party nominee is still living. (en)
  • The United States presidential election of 1976 was the 48th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1976. The winner was the relatively unknown former Governor of Georgia Jimmy Carter, the Democratic candidate, over the incumbent President Gerald Ford, the Republican candidate.President Richard Nixon had resigned in 1974 in the wake of the Watergate scandal, but before doing so, he appointed Ford as Vice President via the 25th Amendment after Spiro Agnew resigned in the light of a scandal that implicated him in receiving illegal bribes while serving as Governor of Maryland. Ford was thus the only sitting President who had never been elected to national office. Saddled with a poor economy, the fall of South Vietnam, and paying a heavy political price for his pardon of Nixon, Ford first faced serious opposition from within his own party, when he was challenged for the Republican Party's nomination by former California governor and future President Ronald Reagan. The race was so close that Ford was unable to secure the nomination until the Party Convention. Carter, who was less well known than other Democratic hopefuls, ran as a Washington outsider and reformer. He narrowly won the election, becoming the first president elected from the Deep South since Zachary Taylor in 1848. The 1976 election was also the last election to date in which a Democratic candidate garnered Texas' electoral votes. It was also a notable election as all four presidential and vice-presidential candidates would ultimately lose a presidential election. Ford lost this year's election and Carter failed in his bid for re-election in 1980; Mondale lost the 1984 election to Ronald Reagan in a landslide, and Dole lost his 1996 bid to Bill Clinton. This was also the most recent presidential election where the candidate who won the most states did not win the election.As Carter and both vice-presidential nominees, Dole and Mondale, are still alive, the 1976 election is also the earliest American presidential election for which at least one major-party nominee is still living. (en)
  • The United States presidential election of 1976 was the 48th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1976. The winner was the relatively unknown former Governor of Georgia Jimmy Carter, the Democratic candidate, over the incumbent President Gerald Ford, the Republican candidate.President Richard Nixon had resigned in 1974 in the wake of the Watergate scandal, but before doing so, he appointed Ford as Vice President via the 25th Amendment after Spiro Agnew resigned in the light of a scandal that implicated him in receiving illegal bribes while serving as Governor of Maryland. Ford was thus the only sitting President who had never been elected to national office. Saddled with a poor economy, the fall of South Vietnam, and paying a heavy political price for his pardon of Nixon, Ford first faced serious opposition from within his own party, when he was challenged for the Republican Party’s nomination by former California governor and future President Ronald Reagan. The race was so close that Ford was unable to secure the nomination until the Party Convention. Carter, who was less well known than other Democratic hopefuls, ran as a Washington outsider and reformer. He narrowly won the election, becoming the only president to date ever elected from Georgia and the first from the Deep South since Zachary Taylor in 1848.The 1976 election remains the last election when a Democratic candidate garnered Texas’ electoral votes. It was also a notable election as all four presidential and vice-presidential candidates would ultimately lose a presidential election. Ford lost this year’s election and Carter failed in his bid for re-election in 1980; Mondale lost the 1984 election to Ronald Reagan in a landslide, and Dole lost his 1996 bid to Bill Clinton. This was also the most recent presidential election where the candidate who won the most states did not win the election.As Carter and both vice-presidential nominees, Dole and Mondale, are still alive, the 1976 election is also the earliest American presidential election for which at least one major-party nominee is still living. (en)
  • The United States presidential election of 1976 was the 48th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1976. The winner was the relatively unknown Jimmy Carter, a former Governor from Georgia with his running mate, Walter Mondale, the U.S. Senator from Minnesota, the Democratic candidates, over the incumbent President Gerald Ford from Michigan and his running mate, Bob Dole, the U.S. Senator from Kansas, the Republican candidates.President Richard Nixon had resigned in 1974 in the wake of the Watergate scandal, but before doing so, he appointed Ford as Vice President via the 25th Amendment after Spiro Agnew resigned in the light of a scandal that implicated him in receiving illegal bribes while serving as Governor of Maryland. Ford was thus the only sitting President who had never been elected to national office. Saddled with a poor economy, the fall of South Vietnam, and paying a heavy political price for his pardon of Nixon, Ford first faced serious opposition from within his own party, when he was challenged for the Republican Party’s nomination by former California governor and future President Ronald Reagan. The race was so close that Ford was unable to secure the nomination until the Party Convention. Carter, who was less well known than other Democratic hopefuls, ran as a Washington outsider and reformer. He narrowly won the election, becoming the only president to date ever elected from Georgia and the first from the Deep South since Zachary Taylor in 1848.The 1976 election remains the last election when a Democratic candidate garnered Texas’ electoral votes. It was also a notable election as all four presidential and vice-presidential candidates would ultimately lose a presidential election. Ford lost this year’s election and Carter failed in his bid for re-election in 1980; Mondale lost the 1984 election to incumbent Ronald Reagan in a landslide, and Dole lost his 1996 bid to incumbent Bill Clinton. This election made Carter the last Democratic president to serve only one full term. This was also the most recent presidential election where the candidate who won the most states did not win the election.As Carter and both vice-presidential nominees, Dole and Mondale, are still alive, the 1976 election is also the earliest American presidential election for which at least one major-party nominee is still living. (en)
  • The United States presidential election of 1976 was the 48th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1976. The winner was the relatively unknown Jimmy Carter, a former Governor from Georgia with his running mate, Walter Mondale, the U.S. Senator from Minnesota, the Democratic candidates, over the incumbent President Gerald Ford from Michigan and his running mate, Bob Dole, the U.S. Senator from Kansas, the Republican candidates.President Richard Nixon had resigned in 1974 in the wake of the Watergate scandal, but before doing so, he appointed Ford as Vice President via the 25th Amendment after Spiro Agnew resigned in the light of a scandal that implicated him in receiving illegal bribes while serving as Governor of Maryland. Ford was thus the only sitting President who had never been elected to national office. Saddled with a poor economy, the fall of South Vietnam, and paying a heavy political price for his pardon of Nixon, Ford first faced serious opposition from within his own party, when he was challenged for the Republican Party’s nomination by former California governor and future President Ronald Reagan. The race was so close that Ford was unable to secure the nomination until the Party Convention. Carter, who was less well known than other Democratic hopefuls, ran as a Washington outsider and reformer. He narrowly won the election, becoming the only president to date ever elected from Georgia and the first from the Deep South since Zachary Taylor in 1848.The 1976 election remains the last election when a Democratic candidate garnered Texas’ electoral votes. It was also a notable election as all four presidential and vice-presidential candidates would ultimately lose a presidential election. Ford lost this year’s election and Carter failed in his bid for re-election in 1980; Mondale lost the 1984 election to incumbent Ronald Reagan in a landslide, and Dole lost his 1996 bid to incumbent Bill Clinton. This election made Carter the last Democratic president to serve only one full term. This was also the most recent presidential election where the candidate who won the most states did not win the election.As Carter and both vice-presidential nominees, Dole and Mondale, are still alive, the 1976 election is also the earliest American presidential election for which at least one major-party nominee is still living.As of 2016, this is the last time Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas voted for the Democratic candidate. (en)
  • The United States presidential election of 1976 was the 48th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1976. Democrat Jimmy Carter of Georgia defeated incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford from Michigan. Carter's win represented the lone Democratic victory in a presidential election held between 1968 and 1992.President Richard Nixon had resigned in 1974 in the wake of the Watergate scandal, but before doing so, he appointed Ford as Vice President via the 25th Amendment. Ford was thus the only sitting President who had never been elected to national office. He faced a strong challenge from conservative former Governor Ronald Reagan of California in the 1976 Republican primaries, but Ford narrowly prevailed at the 1976 Republican National Convention. Carter was little-known at the start of the 1976 Democratic primaries, but the former Governor of Georgia emerged as the front-runner after his victories in the first set of primaries. Campaigning as a political moderate and Washington outsider, Carter defeated opponents such as Jerry Brown and Mo Udall to clinch the Democratic nomination.Ford pursued a "Rose Garden strategy" in which he sought to portray himself as an experienced leader focused on fulfilling his role as chief executive. Carter emphasized his status as a reformer who was "untainted" by Washington. Saddled with a poor economy, the fall of South Vietnam, and his unpopular pardon of Nixon, Ford trailed by a wide margin in polls taken after Carter's formal nomination in July 1976. Ford's polling rebounded after a strong performance in the first presidential debate, and the race was close on election day.Carter won a majority of the popular and electoral vote. He carried most states in the South and the Northeast, while Ford dominated the Western states. Carter remains the only Democratic candidate since the 1964 presidential election to win a majority of the Southern states. Both of the major party vice presidential nominees, Walter Mondale and Bob Dole, would later win their respective party's presidential nominations, but lose in the general election. (en)
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  • The United States presidential election of 1976 was the 48th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1976. (en)
  • The United States presidential election of 1976 was the 48th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1976. Democrat Jimmy Carter of Georgia defeated incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford from Michigan. (en)
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