Former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter won the 1976 Democratic primary election in Wisconsin in a surprise victory over Mo Udall. Carter went on to secure the Democratic nomination and defeat incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford in a very close general election.

Wisconsin Democratic primary election resultsDate: April 6, 1976Winner: Jimmy CarterVotes for: 271,220 (37%)Runner up: Mo Udall (36%)Wisconsin general election resultsDate: Nov. 2, 1976Winner: Jimmy CarterVotes for: 1,040,232 (50%)National winner: Jimmy Carter