1972 Flag of the United States 1980
United States presidential election, 1976
November 2, 1976
Turnout 53.5%
Official Portrait of President Reagan 1981 488px-JimmyCarterPortrait2-1-
Nominee Ronald Reagan Jimmy Carter
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California Georgia
Running mate Richard Schweiker Walter Mondale
Electoral vote 297 240
States carried 23+DC 27
Percentage 50.1% 48.0%

The United States presidential election of 1976 was the 48th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1976. Republican nominee Ronald Reagan defeated Democratic nominee Jimmy Carter.

Reagan's insurgent candidacy against Gerald Ford scored a huge upset at the Republican National Convention, where Reagan defeated Ford for the nomination on the second ballot.