1976 United States Senate election in Virginia

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Turnout47.0%[1]
 
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Nominee Harry F. Byrd Jr. Elmo Zumwalt
Party Independent Democratic
Popular vote 890,778 596,009
Percentage 57.2% 38.3%

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County and independent city results
Byrd:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Zumwalt:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
Perper:      40–50%

U.S. senator before election

Harry F. Byrd Jr.
Independent

Elected U.S. Senator

Harry F. Byrd Jr.
Independent

The 1976 United States Senate election in Virginia was held on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Senator Harry F. Byrd Jr. was re-elected to a second term over retired Admiral Elmo Zumwalt and state legislator Martin H. Perper. As of 2022, this is the last statewide race in Virginia that was won by an independent.

Candidates

Results

United States Senate election in Virginia, 1976[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Harry F. Byrd Jr. (incumbent) 890,778 57.19% +3.65%
Democratic Elmo Zumwalt 596,009 38.27% +7.12%
Independent Republican Martin H. Perper 70,559 4.53%
Write-ins 154 0.01%
Majority 294,769 18.93% -3.45%
Turnout 1,557,500
Independent hold

See also

References

  1. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 7, 2013.
  2. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/state.php?fips=51&year=1976&f=0&elect=0&off=3[bare URL]