1976 Jimmy Carter

Democratic presidential candidate Jimmy Carter greets people in the lobby of the Sheraton Hotel in Madison during a March 26, 1976 campaign stop.

L. ROGER TURNER - State Journal archives

Former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter won the 1976 Democratic primary election in Wisconsin in a surprise victory over Mo Udall. Carter went on to secure the Democratic nomination and defeat incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford in a very close general election.

Wisconsin Democratic primary election results

  • Date: April 6, 1976
  • Winner: Jimmy Carter
  • Votes for: 271,220 (37%)
  • Runner up: Mo Udall (36%)

Wisconsin general election results

  • Date: Nov. 2, 1976
  • Winner: Jimmy Carter
  • Votes for: 1,040,232 (50%)
  • National winner: Jimmy Carter
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