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Republican Party Presidential Primaries, 1976

← 1972 January 19 to June 8, 1976 1980 →
  Gerald Ford.jpg Official Portrait of President Reagan 1981.jpg
Nominee Gerald Ford Ronald Reagan
Party Republican Republican
Home state Michigan California
States carried 27 23
Popular vote 5,529,899 4,760,222
Percentage 53.3% 45.9%

Republican presidential primary results, 1976.svg
Shading indicates level of support; darker colors signify a win by 60% or more, lighter colors show a plurality or bare majority.

President before election

Gerald Ford

Republican presidential candidate-elect

Gerald Ford

1976 Republican National Convention
The 1976 Republican National Convention at Kemper Arena in Kansas City. Vice-Presidential Candidate Bob Dole is on the far left, then Nancy Reagan, former Governor Ronald Reagan is at the center shaking hands with President Gerald Ford, Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller is just to the right of Ford, followed by Susan Ford and First Lady Betty Ford.

The 1976 Republican presidential primaries were the selection process by which voters of the Republican Party chose its nominee for President of the United States in the 1976 U.S. presidential election.

Current President Gerald Ford was selected as the nominee through a series of primary elections and caucuses which was held in the 1976 Republican National Convention. It was held from August 16 to August 19, 1976 in Kansas City, Missouri. The 1976 primary was the first Republican primary to hold primaries in every state, the Democrats held the first nationwide primary in 1972.


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