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The United States presidential election of 1976 was the 48th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1976. Incumbent President Gerald Ford defeated former Governor Jimmy Carter of Georgia in the electoral vote, despite Carter gaining a greater percentage of the popular vote.
President Richard Nixon had resigned in 1974 in the wake of the Watergate scandal, but before doing so, he appointed Ford Vice President.
|Presidential Candidate||Party||Home State||Popular vote||%||Electoral Vote||Running Mate||Home State|
|Gerald Rudolph Ford||Republican||Michigan||50.1%||283||Bob Dole||Kansas|
|James Earl Carter||Democratic||Georgia||254||Walter Mondale||Minnesota|