1976 United States Senate election in Minnesota

← 1970 November 2, 1976 1978 (special) →
 
Nominee Hubert H. Humphrey Jerry Brekke Paul Helm
Party Democratic (DFL) Ind.-Republican American
Popular vote 1,290,736 478,602 125,612
Percentage 67.51% 25.03% 6.57%

County results
Humphrey:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

U.S. senator before election

Hubert H. Humphrey
Democratic (DFL)

Elected U.S. Senator

Hubert H. Humphrey
Democratic (DFL)

The 1976 United States Senate election in Minnesota took place on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Hubert Humphrey won re-election to a fifth term. This is the last U.S. Senate Election in which a candidate won all of Minnesota's 87 counties.

Democratic–Farmer–Labor primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Democratic primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic (DFL) Hubert H. Humphrey (incumbent) 317,632 91.3%
Democratic (DFL) Dick Bullock 30,262 8.7%
Total votes 347,894 100.0%

Independent-Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Republican primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Ind.-Republican Jerry Brekke 76,183 54.5%
Ind.-Republican Richard "Dick" Franson 32,115 23.0%
Ind.-Republican John H. Glover 13,014 9.3%
Ind.-Republican Roland "Butch" Riemers 9,307 6.7%
Ind.-Republican Bea Mooney 9,150 6.5%
Total votes 139,769 100.0%

General election

Results

County Results of the American Party:  Helm      0-2.5%      2.5-5%      5-7.5%      7.5-10%      10-12.5%      12.5-15%      15-17.5%      17.5-20%
County Results of the American Party:
Helm
  •      0-2.5%
  •      2.5-5%
  •      5-7.5%
  •      7.5-10%
  •      10-12.5%
  •      12.5-15%
  •      15-17.5%
  •      17.5-20%
General election results[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic (DFL) Hubert H. Humphrey (incumbent) 1,290,736 67.51%
Ind.-Republican Jerry Brekke 478,602 25.03%
American Paul Helm 125,612 6.57%
Socialist Workers Bill Peterson 9,380 0.49%
Libertarian Robin E. Miller 5,476 0.29%
Communist Matt Savola 2,214 0.12%
Total votes 1,912,029 100.00%
Majority 686,522 35.91%
Turnout   90.55
Democratic (DFL) hold

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Minnesota Election Results 1976 (Primary Election)" (PDF). Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
  2. ^ "The Deseret News - Google News Archive Search".
  3. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1976election.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  4. ^ https://www.leg.state.mn.us/archive/sessions/electionresults/1976-11-02-g-sec.pdf[bare URL PDF]