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United States Senate election in Virginia, 1976


United States Senate election in Virginia, 1976

United States Senate election in Virginia, 1976

November 2, 1976

Turnout 47.0%[1]
Nominee Harry F. Byrd, Jr. Elmo Zumwalt
Party Independent Democratic
Popular vote 890,778 596,009
Percentage 57.2% 38.3%

U.S. Senate election results map. Gray denotes counties/districts won by Byrd. Blue denotes those won by Zumwalt. Red denotes those won by Perper.

U.S. Senator before election

Harry F. Byrd, Jr.

Elected U.S. Senator

Harry F. Byrd, Jr.

The 1976 United States Senate election in Virginia was held on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Senator Harry F. Byrd, Jr. was reelected over retired Admiral Elmo Zumwalt and state legislator Martin H. Perper.



General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Harry F. Byrd, Jr. (inc.) 890,778 57.19% +3.65%
Democratic Elmo Zumwalt 596,009 38.27% +7.12%
Independent Martin H. Perper 70,559 4.53% +4.53%
write-ins 154 0.01%
Majority 294,769 18.93% -3.45%
Turnout 1,557,500
Independent hold


  1. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Retrieved March 7, 2013. 
  2. ^
Preceded by
William L. Scott
Virginia U.S. Senate elections
Harry F. Byrd, Jr.
Succeeded by
John Warner

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