1976 North Dakota gubernatorial election

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Nominee Arthur A. Link Richard Elkin
Party Democratic–NPL Republican
Running mate Wayne Sanstead Ernest G. Pyle
Popular vote 153,309 138,321
Percentage 51.58% 46.53%

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County results
Link:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
Elkin:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Arthur A. Link
Democratic–NPL

Elected Governor

Arthur A. Link
Democratic–NPL

The 1976 North Dakota gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Democrat Arthur A. Link defeated Republican nominee Richard Elkin with 51.58% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on September 7, 1976.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic–NPL Arthur A. Link (inc.) 54,759 100.00
Total votes 54,759 100.00

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Elkin 54,427 81.92
Republican Herb Geving 12,013 18.08
Total votes 66,440 100.00

General election

Candidates

Major party candidates

Other candidates

Results

1976 North Dakota gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic–NPL Arthur A. Link (inc.) 153,309 51.58%
Republican Richard Elkin 138,321 46.53%
American Martin K. Vaaler 5,619 1.89%
Majority 14,988
Turnout 297,249
Democratic–NPL hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b c "Primary Election" (PDF). North Dakota Secretary of State. 1976. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "General Election" (PDF). North Dakota Secretary of State. 1976. Retrieved December 20, 2018.