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United States presidential election, 1976
November 2, 1976
Governor Ronald Reagan Press Photo Edmund Muskie 1972 Crop 200px-George C Wallace (Alabama Governor)
Nominee Ronald Reagan Edmund Muskie George Wallace
Party Republican Democratic Populist
Home state California Maine Alabama
Running mate John Ashbrook Lloyd Bentsen Thomas Anderson
Electoral vote 274 239 24
States carried 30 17 + D.C. 3
Popular vote 36,399,206 37,031,223 7,883,584
Percentage 43.8% 44.5% 9.5%
1976 US Presidential Election (This is the Dream)
Presidential election results map. Red denotes states won by Reagan/Ashbrook, Blue denotes states won by Muskie/Bentsen. Orange denotes states won by Wallace/Anderson. Gold is the electoral vote for Roger MacBride by a Texas faithless elector. Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.
President before election
Ronald Reagan
Elected President
Ronald Reagan
The United States presidential election of 1976 was the 48th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1976. The winner was incumbent President Ronald Reagan, the Republican candidate against the Democratic candidate, former Vice President Edmund Muskie, and the Populist candidate, incumbent Governor of Alabama, George Wallace.