1976 United States presidential election in South Dakota

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1976 United States presidential election in South Dakota

← 1972 November 2, 1976 1980 →
  Gerald Ford, official Presidential photo.jpg Carter cropped.jpg
Nominee Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Michigan Georgia
Running mate Bob Dole Walter Mondale
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 151,505 147,068
Percentage 50.39% 48.91%

South Dakota 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 South Dakota was held on November 2, 1976 as part of the 1976 United States presidential election. Incumbent President Gerald Ford won the state of South Dakota, defeating Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter by a slim margin of 1.48%.[1] Ford won all of the states four electoral votes, but lost the general election to Carter.

South Dakota weighed in as 4 points more Republican than the national average. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Codington County, Edmunds County, Faulk County, Gregory County, and McCook County voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.[2] This is also the last time a Democrat won any of South Dakota's congressional districts, namely the 1st, as both it and the 2nd would be eliminated after the 1980 census.

Results[edit]

Presidential Candidate Running Mate Party Electoral Vote (EV) Popular Vote (PV)
Gerald Ford of Michigan Bob Dole Republican 4 151,505 50.39%
Jimmy Carter Walter Mondale Democratic 0 147,068 48.91%
Roger MacBride David Bergland Independent 0 1,619 0.54%
Gus Hall Jarvis Tyner Independent 0 318 0.11%
Peter Camejo Willie Mae Reid Independent 0 168 0.06%

Results by county[edit]

County[3] Gerald Rudolph Ford
Republican
James Earl Carter
Democratic
Roger Lea MacBride
Independent
Gus Hall
Independent
Peter Miguel Camejo
Independent
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # % # % # %
Aurora 831 39.40% 1,269 60.17% 4 0.19% 5 0.24% 0 0.00% -438 -20.77% 2,109
Beadle 4,758 49.22% 4,846 50.13% 38 0.39% 18 0.19% 6 0.06% -88 -0.91% 9,666
Bennett 610 54.91% 481 43.29% 15 1.35% 1 0.09% 4 0.36% 129 11.61% 1,111
Bon Homme 1,897 46.58% 2,154 52.88% 12 0.29% 10 0.25% 0 0.00% -257 -6.31% 4,073
Brookings 5,278 52.64% 4,685 46.73% 40 0.40% 14 0.14% 9 0.09% 593 5.91% 10,026
Brown 7,609 45.75% 8,888 53.44% 91 0.55% 29 0.17% 16 0.10% -1,279 -7.69% 16,633
Brule 1,175 43.15% 1,534 56.33% 6 0.22% 5 0.18% 3 0.11% -359 -13.18% 2,723
Buffalo 194 44.70% 240 55.30% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% -46 -10.60% 434
Butte 2,055 59.19% 1,366 39.34% 43 1.24% 6 0.17% 2 0.06% 689 19.84% 3,472
Campbell 897 64.49% 489 35.15% 3 0.22% 2 0.14% 0 0.00% 408 29.33% 1,391
Charles Mix 1,779 40.49% 2,593 59.01% 12 0.27% 9 0.20% 1 0.02% -814 -18.53% 4,394
Clark 1,449 51.06% 1,376 48.48% 7 0.25% 4 0.14% 2 0.07% 73 2.57% 2,838
Clay 2,647 49.93% 2,593 48.92% 41 0.77% 11 0.21% 9 0.17% 54 1.02% 5,301
Codington 4,504 48.89% 4,680 50.80% 19 0.21% 7 0.08% 3 0.03% -176 -1.91% 9,213
Corson 846 46.41% 967 53.04% 9 0.49% 1 0.05% 0 0.00% -121 -6.64% 1,823
Custer 1,373 57.09% 995 41.37% 34 1.41% 2 0.08% 1 0.04% 378 15.72% 2,405
Davison 3,688 44.71% 4,510 54.68% 35 0.42% 13 0.16% 2 0.02% -822 -9.97% 8,248
Day 1,617 37.98% 2,610 61.31% 16 0.38% 10 0.23% 4 0.09% -993 -23.33% 4,257
Deuel 1,177 44.38% 1,465 55.24% 6 0.23% 2 0.08% 2 0.08% -288 -10.86% 2,652
Dewey 820 53.46% 706 46.02% 7 0.46% 1 0.07% 0 0.00% 114 7.43% 1,534
Douglas 1,315 57.30% 975 42.48% 4 0.17% 1 0.04% 0 0.00% 340 14.81% 2,295
Edmunds 1,294 44.13% 1,629 55.56% 3 0.10% 6 0.20% 0 0.00% -335 -11.43% 2,932
Fall River 2,046 56.60% 1,537 42.52% 28 0.77% 3 0.08% 1 0.03% 509 14.08% 3,615
Faulk 868 44.81% 1,063 54.88% 4 0.21% 2 0.10% 0 0.00% -195 -10.07% 1,937
Grant 2,051 45.95% 2,398 53.72% 11 0.25% 3 0.07% 1 0.02% -347 -7.77% 4,464
Gregory 1,475 46.90% 1,658 52.72% 12 0.38% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% -183 -5.82% 3,145
Haakon 812 61.89% 477 36.36% 20 1.52% 2 0.15% 1 0.08% 335 25.53% 1,312
Hamlin 1,452 50.66% 1,402 48.92% 8 0.28% 3 0.10% 1 0.03% 50 1.74% 2,866
Hand 1,510 50.43% 1,477 49.33% 3 0.10% 3 0.10% 1 0.03% 33 1.10% 2,994
Hanson 693 40.60% 1,005 58.88% 5 0.29% 4 0.23% 0 0.00% -312 -18.28% 1,707
Harding 470 49.74% 459 48.57% 16 1.69% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 11 1.16% 945
Hughes 3,997 61.15% 2,506 38.34% 17 0.26% 7 0.11% 9 0.14% 1,491 22.81% 6,536
Hutchinson 2,822 57.52% 2,062 42.03% 14 0.29% 7 0.14% 1 0.02% 760 15.49% 4,906
Hyde 687 54.39% 572 45.29% 2 0.16% 1 0.08% 1 0.08% 115 9.11% 1,263
Jackson 532 61.50% 313 36.18% 16 1.85% 2 0.23% 2 0.23% 219 25.32% 865
Jerauld 821 49.19% 845 50.63% 2 0.12% 1 0.06% 0 0.00% -24 -1.44% 1,669
Jones 515 57.87% 374 42.02% 1 0.11% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 141 15.84% 890
Kingsbury 1,844 50.98% 1,762 48.71% 11 0.30% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 82 2.27% 3,617
Lake 2,530 46.20% 2,930 53.51% 10 0.18% 5 0.09% 1 0.02% -400 -7.30% 5,476
Lawrence 4,206 56.46% 3,102 41.64% 129 1.73% 9 0.12% 3 0.04% 1,104 14.82% 7,449
Lincoln 3,105 51.04% 2,957 48.60% 19 0.31% 1 0.02% 2 0.03% 148 2.43% 6,084
Lyman 892 51.29% 831 47.79% 13 0.75% 1 0.06% 2 0.12% 61 3.51% 1,739
Marshall 1,233 41.56% 1,721 58.00% 11 0.37% 2 0.07% 0 0.00% -488 -16.45% 2,967
McCook 1,744 48.74% 1,822 50.92% 11 0.31% 1 0.03% 0 0.00% -78 -2.18% 3,578
McPherson 1,662 70.22% 693 29.28% 6 0.25% 6 0.25% 0 0.00% 969 40.94% 2,367
Meade 3,096 54.41% 2,478 43.55% 106 1.86% 2 0.04% 8 0.14% 618 10.86% 5,690
Mellette 508 53.53% 429 45.21% 10 1.05% 2 0.21% 0 0.00% 79 8.32% 949
Miner 839 39.21% 1,289 60.23% 9 0.42% 1 0.05% 2 0.09% -450 -21.03% 2,140
Minnehaha 23,286 51.12% 22,068 48.44% 151 0.33% 26 0.06% 25 0.05% 1,218 2.67% 45,556
Moody 1,475 43.03% 1,942 56.65% 8 0.23% 2 0.06% 1 0.03% -467 -13.62% 3,428
Pennington 13,352 56.34% 10,058 42.44% 273 1.15% 5 0.02% 11 0.05% 3,294 13.90% 23,699
Perkins 1,298 50.08% 1,262 48.69% 29 1.12% 1 0.04% 2 0.08% 36 1.39% 2,592
Potter 1,136 55.36% 908 44.25% 6 0.29% 1 0.05% 1 0.05% 228 11.11% 2,052
Roberts 1,915 39.73% 2,890 59.96% 9 0.19% 4 0.08% 2 0.04% -975 -20.23% 4,820
Sanborn 881 46.08% 1,025 53.61% 5 0.26% 1 0.05% 0 0.00% -144 -7.53% 1,912
Shannon 301 27.84% 756 69.94% 17 1.57% 5 0.46% 2 0.19% -455 -42.09% 1,081
Spink 2,003 42.81% 2,650 56.64% 17 0.36% 6 0.13% 3 0.06% -647 -13.83% 4,679
Stanley 637 53.57% 548 46.09% 3 0.25% 1 0.08% 0 0.00% 89 7.49% 1,189
Sully 630 55.31% 505 44.34% 4 0.35% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 125 10.97% 1,139
Todd 583 40.66% 826 57.60% 17 1.19% 4 0.28% 4 0.28% -243 -16.95% 1,434
Tripp 1,980 51.87% 1,822 47.73% 8 0.21% 5 0.13% 2 0.05% 158 4.14% 3,817
Turner 2,694 58.34% 1,906 41.27% 16 0.35% 2 0.04% 0 0.00% 788 17.06% 4,618
Union 2,297 47.26% 2,540 52.26% 21 0.43% 2 0.04% 0 0.00% -243 -5.00% 4,860
Walworth 2,187 58.66% 1,516 40.67% 19 0.51% 4 0.11% 2 0.05% 671 18.00% 3,728
Washabaugh 229 43.54% 276 52.47% 17 3.23% 4 0.76% 0 0.00% -47 -8.94% 526
Yankton 4,029 49.82% 3,987 49.30% 49 0.61% 16 0.20% 6 0.07% 42 0.52% 8,087
Ziebach 369 48.49% 370 48.62% 15 1.97% 5 0.66% 2 0.26% -1 -0.13% 761
Totals 151,505 50.39% 147,068 48.91% 1,619 0.54% 318 0.11% 168 0.06% 4,437 1.48% 300,678

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1976 Presidential General Election Results – South Dakota". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  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. ^ Our Campaigns; SD US Presidential Election Race, November 02, 1976