Here are excerpts from President Jimmy Carter's victory statement as printed in The Atlanta Constitution on Nov. 3, 1976, from his World Congress Center headquarters in Atlanta:
"Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you everybody. Let me say just a word. Let me say just a word to you. This ... this tremendous crowd at 4 o' clock in the morning represents hundreds of millions of American people who are now ready to see our nation unified, and I want to congratulate the toughest and most formidable opponent that anyone could possibly have, President Gerald Ford."