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The 1976 United States presidential election
United States presidential election
in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
took place on November 2, 1976, and was part of the 1976 United States presidential election. Voters chose 27 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
voted for the Democratic nominee, former Governor Jimmy Carter, over the Republican nominee, President Gerald Ford. Carter won Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
by a margin of 2.67 percentage points. While President Ford won more counties by running up victories in the central region of the state and the Philadelphia suburbs, Governor Carter swept Southwestern Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
where Pittsburgh is located, Erie County (Erie), Lackawanna County (Scranton), and Philadelphia. As of the 2016 presidential election[update], this is the last presidential election where the Democratic candidate won Pennsylvania without carrying any of Philadelphia’s suburban counties. Results[edit]

United States presidential election
United States presidential election
in Pennsylvania, 1976[1]

Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes

Democratic Jimmy Carter 2,328,677 50.40% 27

Republican Gerald Ford 2,205,604 47.73% 0

McCarthy '76 Eugene McCarthy 50,584 1.09% 0

Constitutional Lester Maddox 25,344 0.55% 0

Socialist Workers Peter Camejo 3,009 0.07% 0

Write-ins Write-ins 2,934 0.06% 0

Labor Lyndon LaRouche 2,744 0.06% 0

Communist Gus Hall 1,891 0.04% 0

Totals 4,620,787 100.00% 27

Results by county[edit]

James Earl Carter Democratic Gerald Rudolph Ford Republican Various candidates Other parties Margin Total votes cast

County # % # % # % # % #

Adams 8,771 41.14% 12,133 56.90% 418 1.96% -3,362 -15.77% 21,322

Allegheny 328,343 50.68% 303,127 46.79% 16,387 2.53% 25,216 3.89% 647,857

Armstrong 15,179 52.25% 13,378 46.05% 493 1.70% 1,801 6.20% 29,050

Beaver 46,117 56.83% 33,593 41.40% 1,440 1.77% 12,524 15.43% 81,150

Bedford 6,652 41.22% 9,355 57.97% 131 0.81% -2,703 -16.75% 16,138

Berks 50,994 47.41% 54,452 50.63% 2,107 1.96% -3,458 -3.22% 107,553

Blair 18,397 38.84% 28,290 59.73% 679 1.43% -9,893 -20.89% 47,366

Bradford 7,913 37.62% 12,851 61.10% 270 1.28% -4,938 -23.48% 21,034

Bucks 79,838 47.26% 85,628 50.69% 3,457 2.05% -5,790 -3.43% 168,923

Butler 22,611 45.04% 26,366 52.52% 1,221 2.43% -3,755 -7.48% 50,198

Cambria 38,797 53.79% 32,469 45.02% 862 1.20% 6,328 8.77% 72,128

Cameron 1,319 44.31% 1,616 54.28% 42 1.41% -297 -9.98% 2,977

Carbon 10,791 54.03% 8,883 44.48% 299 1.50% 1,908 9.55% 19,973

Centre 17,867 44.18% 21,177 52.37% 1,393 3.44% -3,310 -8.19% 40,437

Chester 42,712 38.13% 67,686 60.42% 1,628 1.45% -24,974 -22.29% 112,026

Clarion 6,585 43.29% 8,360 54.96% 265 1.74% -1,775 -11.67% 15,210

Clearfield 13,714 49.54% 13,626 49.22% 345 1.25% 88 0.32% 27,685

Clinton 6,532 51.99% 5,858 46.63% 174 1.38% 674 5.36% 12,564

Columbia 12,051 50.37% 11,508 48.10% 366 1.53% 543 2.27% 23,925

Crawford 14,712 48.06% 15,301 49.99% 597 1.95% -589 -1.92% 30,610

Cumberland 23,008 35.80% 39,950 62.16% 1,312 2.04% -16,942 -26.36% 64,270

Dauphin 34,342 41.32% 46,819 56.33% 1,961 2.36% -12,477 -15.01% 83,122

Delaware 117,252 43.28% 148,679 54.88% 4,963 1.83% -31,427 -11.60% 270,894

Elk 6,713 51.21% 6,159 46.98% 237 1.81% 554 4.23% 13,109

Erie 55,385 51.55% 49,641 46.20% 2,413 2.25% 5,744 5.35% 107,439

Fayette 32,232 60.54% 20,021 37.60% 991 1.86% 12,211 22.93% 53,244

Forest 1,017 46.50% 1,135 51.90% 35 1.60% -118 -5.40% 2,187

Franklin 14,643 41.38% 20,009 56.54% 737 2.08% -5,366 -15.16% 35,389

Fulton 1,737 42.87% 2,219 54.76% 96 2.37% -482 -11.90% 4,052

Greene 8,769 61.67% 5,293 37.22% 157 1.10% 3,476 24.45% 14,219

Huntingdon 5,410 40.19% 7,843 58.26% 209 1.55% -2,433 -18.07% 13,462

Indiana 14,650 47.34% 15,786 51.01% 513 1.66% -1,136 -3.67% 30,949

Jefferson 7,456 43.53% 9,437 55.09% 237 1.38% -1,981 -11.56% 17,130

Juniata 3,105 43.09% 3,991 55.38% 110 1.53% -886 -12.30% 7,206

Lackawanna 57,685 56.12% 43,354 42.17% 1,758 1.71% 14,331 13.94% 102,797

Lancaster 35,533 32.40% 72,106 65.74% 2,037 1.86% -36,573 -33.35% 109,676

Lawrence 23,337 54.73% 18,546 43.49% 757 1.78% 4,791 11.24% 42,640

Lebanon 11,785 35.36% 20,880 62.65% 665 2.00% -9,095 -27.29% 33,330

Lehigh 46,620 48.92% 46,895 49.20% 1,793 1.88% -275 -0.29% 95,308

Luzerne 74,655 54.89% 60,058 44.16% 1,296 0.95% 14,597 10.73% 136,009

Lycoming 18,635 44.28% 22,648 53.82% 799 1.90% -4,013 -9.54% 42,082

McKean 6,424 37.95% 10,305 60.88% 197 1.16% -3,881 -22.93% 16,926

Mercer 25,041 51.91% 22,469 46.58% 725 1.50% 2,572 5.33% 48,235

Mifflin 6,210 44.01% 7,698 54.56% 201 1.42% -1,488 -10.55% 14,109

Monroe 9,544 47.33% 10,228 50.72% 393 1.95% -684 -3.39% 20,165

Montgomery 112,644 41.24% 155,480 56.92% 5,045 1.85% -42,836 -15.68% 273,169

Montour 2,727 44.89% 3,259 53.65% 89 1.47% -532 -8.76% 6,075

Northampton 42,514 55.24% 32,926 42.78% 1,521 1.98% 9,588 12.46% 76,961

Northumberland 18,939 48.72% 19,283 49.60% 654 1.68% -344 -0.88% 38,876

Perry 4,605 37.38% 7,454 60.50% 261 2.12% -2,849 -23.13% 12,320

Philadelphia 494,579 66.28% 239,000 32.03% 12,618 1.69% 255,579 34.25% 746,197

Pike 2,775 38.83% 4,241 59.35% 130 1.82% -1,466 -20.51% 7,146

Potter 2,983 43.29% 3,828 55.55% 80 1.16% -845 -12.26% 6,891

Schuylkill 33,905 50.64% 31,944 47.71% 1,099 1.64% 1,961 2.93% 66,948

Snyder 3,097 31.19% 6,557 66.04% 275 2.77% -3,460 -34.85% 9,929

Somerset 13,452 45.32% 15,960 53.76% 273 0.92% -2,508 -8.45% 29,685

Sullivan 1,347 45.65% 1,584 53.68% 20 0.68% -237 -8.03% 2,951

Susquehanna 6,075 41.38% 8,331 56.74% 276 1.88% -2,256 -15.37% 14,682

Tioga 5,795 40.23% 8,417 58.43% 193 1.34% -2,622 -18.20% 14,405

Union 3,405 34.39% 6,309 63.71% 188 1.90% -2,904 -29.33% 9,902

Venango 8,653 40.60% 12,270 57.58% 388 1.82% -3,617 -16.97% 21,311

Warren 7,412 45.84% 8,508 52.62% 250 1.55% -1,096 -6.78% 16,170

Washington 49,317 59.24% 32,827 39.43% 1,107 1.33% 16,490 19.81% 83,251

Wayne 4,244 34.48% 7,811 63.45% 255 2.07% -3,567 -28.98% 12,310

Westmoreland 74,217 54.52% 59,172 43.47% 2,745 2.02% 15,045 11.05% 136,134

Wyoming 3,628 38.37% 5,705 60.34% 122 1.29% -2,077 -21.97% 9,455

York 41,281 41.30% 56,912 56.94% 1,751 1.75% -15,631 -15.64% 99,944

Totals 2,328,677 50.40% 2,205,604 47.73% 86,506 1.87% 123,073 2.66% 4,620,787

References[edit]

^ David Leip. "1976 Presidential General Election Results – Pennsylvania". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2018-03-24. 

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