1976 United States presidential election in Maryland

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1976 United States presidential election in Maryland

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All 10 Maryland electoral votes to the Electoral College
  Jimmy Carter (cropped).jpg Gerald Ford presidential portrait (cropped 2).jpg
Nominee Jimmy Carter Gerald Ford
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Georgia Michigan
Running mate Walter Mondale Bob Dole
Electoral vote 10 0
Popular vote 759,612 672,661
Percentage 53.04% 46.96%

Maryland Presidential Election Results 1976.svg
County Results

President before election

Gerald Ford
Republican

Elected President

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

The 1976 United States presidential election in Maryland was held on November 2, 1976 as part of the 1976 United States presidential election. Incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford of Michigan and his running mate Senator Bob Dole of Kansas lost to the Democratic challengers, Governor Jimmy Carter of Georgia and Senator Walter Mondale of Minnesota. Carter and Mondale won Maryland with 53.04% of the vote compared to Ford and Dole’s 46.96% – a comfortable margin of 6.08%.

After Nixon had won every county-equivalent in the state except for Baltimore City in 1972, Carter won 10 of 23 counties, most critically the populous Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in the Washington metropolitan area and the Lower Southern counties of St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert. In a 2-way contest, Ford did not win more than 61.2% (Carroll County and Talbot County) of the vote in any county.[1] This is the last time St. Mary’s, Calvert, Cecil and Allegany Counties have given Democrat majorities or pluralities in a presidential election.[2]

Results[edit]

1976 United States presidential election in Maryland[3]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Jimmy Carter Walter Mondale 759,612 53.04% 10
Republican Gerald Ford Bob Dole 672,661 46.96% 0

Results by county[edit]

County James Earl Carter
Democratic
Gerald Rudolph Ford
Republican
Margin Total votes cast[4]
# % # % # %
Allegany 15,967 50.85% 15,435 49.15% 532 1.69% 31,402
Anne Arundel 54,351 46.97% 61,353 53.03% -7,002 -6.05% 115,704
Baltimore County 118,505 45.27% 143,293 54.73% -24,788 -9.47% 261,798
Baltimore City 178,593 68.60% 81,762 31.40% 96,831 37.19% 260,355
Calvert 4,626 57.36% 3,439 42.64% 1,187 14.72% 8,065
Caroline 3,017 49.21% 3,114 50.79% -97 -1.58% 6,131
Carroll 9,940 38.83% 15,661 61.17% -5,721 -22.35% 25,601
Cecil 8,950 53.33% 7,833 46.67% 1,117 6.66% 16,783
Charles 9,525 55.00% 7,792 45.00% 1,733 10.01% 17,317
Dorchester 4,528 48.71% 4,768 51.29% -240 -2.58% 9,296
Frederick 14,542 44.77% 17,941 55.23% -3,399 -10.46% 32,483
Garrett 3,332 41.80% 4,640 58.20% -1,308 -16.41% 7,972
Harford 19,890 45.00% 24,309 55.00% -4,419 -10.00% 44,199
Howard 20,533 49.20% 21,200 50.80% -667 -1.60% 41,733
Kent 3,211 53.23% 2,821 46.77% 390 6.47% 6,032
Montgomery 131,098 51.66% 122,674 48.34% 8,424 3.32% 253,772
Prince George's 111,743 57.97% 81,027 42.03% 30,716 15.93% 192,770
Queen Anne's 3,457 49.84% 3,479 50.16% -22 -0.32% 6,936
Somerset 3,472 51.62% 3,254 48.38% 218 3.24% 6,726
St. Mary's 7,227 56.17% 5,640 43.83% 1,587 12.33% 12,867
Talbot 3,715 38.85% 5,848 61.15% -2,133 -22.30% 9,563
Washington 15,902 44.05% 20,194 55.95% -4,292 -11.89% 36,096
Wicomico 9,412 47.18% 10,537 52.82% -1,125 -5.64% 19,949
Worcester 4,076 46.73% 4,647 53.27% -571 -6.55% 8,723
Totals 759,612 53.04% 672,661 46.96% 86,951 6.07% 1,432,273

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1976 Presidential General Election Data Graphs – Maryland by County
  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
  3. ^ "1976 Presidential General Election Results - Maryland". Retrieved 2015-09-18.
  4. ^ Maryland State Board of Elections, ‘For President of the United States’ Maryland General Election Returns – November 2, 1976 (Annapolis, 1976)