United States presidential election, 1976
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1972 ←
November 2, 1976
→ 1980

Henry M. Jackson 1972B George W. Romney crop
Nominee Henry Jackson George Romney
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Washington Michigan
Running mate John Connally Pete McCloskey
Percentage 50.1% 48.0%

File:ElectoralCollege1976 (DDT).svg

Presidential election results map. Blue denotes those won by
Romney/McCloskey, Red denotes states won by Jackson/Connally.
Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.

President before election

George Romney

Elected President

Henry Jackson

The United States presidential election of 1976 was the 48th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1976. Incumbent Edmund Muskie, the Democratic nominee, defeated incumbent George Romney, the Republican nominee.

Romney had become President following Nelson Rockefeller's assassination in September of 1975.