1976 United States Senate election in North Dakota

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Nominee Quentin Burdick Robert Stroup
Party Democratic–NPL Republican
Popular vote 175,772 103,466
Percentage 62.10% 36.55%

1976 United States Senate election in North Dakota results map by county.svg
County results
Burdick:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Stroup:      50–60%

U.S. Senator before election

Quentin Burdick

Elected U.S. Senator

Quentin Burdick

The 1976 U.S. Senate election for the state of North Dakota was held November 2, 1976. The incumbent, North Dakota Democratic NPL Party (Dem-NPL) Senator Quentin Burdick, sought and received re-election to his fourth term to the United States Senate, defeating Republican candidate Robert Stroup.[1]

Only Burdick filed as a Dem-NPLer, and the endorsed Republican candidate was Robert Stroup, as state senator from Hazen, North Dakota. Burdick and Stroup won the primary elections for their respective parties.

One independent candidate, Clarence Haggard, also filed before the deadline under the American Party.

Election results

1976 United States Senate election, North Dakota
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic–NPL Quentin Burdick (incumbent) 175,772 62.10
Republican Robert Stroup 103,466 36.55
Independent Clarence Haggard 3,824 1.35
Turnout 283,062
Democratic–NPL hold

See also


  1. ^ "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 2, 1976" (PDF). Clerk of the House of Representatives. p. 36.