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PE President Elect
1980

Overview 1980 : OVERVIEW | ELECTORAL MAP | BACKGROUND
STATE RESULTS | OTHER CANDIDATES | TOP OF PAGE

BLU Ronald Wilson
REAGAN
George Herbert Walker Bush
Party: REPUBLICAN
Home State:
.PR:
CA; VP: TX
Electoral Votes: 489
Pop. Vote: 43,898,770 (50.8%)
RED James Earl
CARTER, Jr.
Walter Frederick Mondale
Party: DEMOCRATIC
Home State:
.PR:
GA; VP: MN
Electoral Votes: 49
Pop. Vote: 35,480,948 (41.0%)
YEL John Bayard
ANDERSON
Patrick Joseph Lucey
Party: IND / NATIONAL UNITY
Home State:
.PR:
IL; VP: WI
Electoral Votes: 0
Pop. Vote: 5,719,222 (6.6%)
GRN Ed
CLARK
David Koch
Party: LIBERTARIAN
Home State:
.PR:
CA; VP: NY
Electoral Votes: 0
Pop. Vote: 920,049 (1.1%)
PUR Other Candidates
Citizens, Socialist Workers, etc.
Party: SEVERAL
Electoral Votes: 0
Pop. Vote: 477,862 (0.6%)
Total electoral votes - 538 (from 50 states and D.C.)
Majority needed to win - 270
Total popular vote - 85,496,851

Electoral Map 1980 : OVERVIEW | ELECTORAL MAP | BACKGROUND
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Electoral College 1980

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State Results 1980 : OVERVIEW | ELECTORAL MAP | BACKGROUND
STATE RESULTS | OTHER CANDIDATES | TOP OF PAGE

In 1980, 538 electoral votes were available; 270 votes were needed to secure the win.
Percentages are rounded and based on votes to all candidates.
STATE REAGAN CARTER ANDERSON CLARK OTHERS EVs
ALABAMA 654,192
(48.8%)
636,730
(47.4%)
16,481
(1.2%)
13,318
(1.0%)
21,208
(1.6%)
9
ALASKA 86,112
(54.3%)
41,842
(26.4%)
11,155
(7.0%)
18,479
(11.7%)
857
(0.5%)
3
ARIZONA 529,688
(60.6%)
246,843
(28.2%)
76,952
(8.8%)
18,784
(2.1%)
1,678
(0.2%)
6
ARKANSAS 403,164
(48.1%)
398,041
(47.5%)
22,468
(2.7%)
8,970
(1.1%)
4,939
(0.6%)
6
CALIFORNIA 4,522,094
(52.7%)
3,082,943
(35.9%)
739,618
(8.6%)
148,390
(1.7%)
89,893
(1.1%)
45
COLORADO 652,264
(55.1%)
368,009
(31.1%)
130,633
(11.0%)
25,744
(2.2%)
7,800
(0.7%)
7
CONNECTICUT 677,210
(48.2%)
541,732
(38.5%)
171,807
(12.2%)
8,570
(0.6%)
6,966
(0.5%)
8
DELEWARE 111,252
(47.2%)
105,754
(44.9%)
16,288
(6.9%)
1,974
(0.8%)
400
(0.2%)
3
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 23,313
(13.4%)
130,231
(74.9%)
16,131
(9.3%)
1,104
(0.6%)
3,110
(1.8%)
3
FLORIDA 2,046,951
(55.5%)
1,419,475
(38.5%)
189,692
(5.1%)
30,524
(0.8%)
285
(>0.1%)
17
GEORGIA 654,168
(41.0%)
890,955
(55.8%)
36,055
(2.3%)
15,627
(1.0%)
- 12
HAWAII 130,112
(42.9%)
135,879
(44.8%)
32,021
(10.6%)
3,269
(1.1%)
2,006
(0.7%)
4
IDAHO 290,699
(66.5%)
110,192
(25.2%)
27,058
(6.2%)
8,425
(1.9%)
1,057
(0.2%)
4
ILLINOIS 2,358,049
(49.6%)
1,981,413
(41.7%)
346,754
(7.3%)
38,939
(0.8%)
24,566
(0.5%)
26
INDIANA 1,255,656
(56.0%)
844,197
(37.7%)
111,639
(5.0%)
19,627
(0.8%)
10,914
(0.5%)
13
IOWA 676,026
(51.3%)
508,672
(38.6%)
115,633
(8.8%)
13,123
(1.0%)
4,207
(0.3%)
8
KANSAS 566,812
(57.9%)
326,150
(33.3%)
68,231
(7.0%)
14,470
(1.5%)
4,132
(0.4%)
7
KENTUCKY 635,274
(49.0%)
617,417
(47.6%)
32,127
(2.5%)
5,531
(0.4%)
6,278
(0.5%)
9
LOUISIANA 792,853
(51.2%)
708,453
(45.7%)
26,345
(1.7%)
8,240
(0.5%)
12,700
(0.8%)
10
MAINE 238,522
(45.6%)
220,974
(42.3%)
53,327
(10.2%)
5,119
(1.0%)
5,069
(1.0%)
4
MARYLAND 680,606
(44.2%)
726,161
(47.1%)
119,537
(7.8%)
14,192
(0.9%)
- 10
MASSACHUSETTS 1,057,631
(41.9%)
1,053,802
(41.7%)
382,539
(15.2%)
22,038
(0.9%)
8,080
(0.3%)
14
MICHIGAN 1,915,225
(49.0%)
1,661,532
(42.5%)
275,223
(7.0%)
41,597
(1.1%)
16,148
(0.4%)
21
MINNESOTA 873,268
(42.6%)
954,173
(46.5%)
174,997
(8.5%)
31,593
(1.5%)
17,885
(0.9%)
10
MISSISSIPPI 441,089
(49.5%)
429,281
(48.1%)
12,036
(1.4%)
4,702
(0.5%)
4,642
(0.5%)
7
MISSOURI 1,074,181
(51.2%)
931,182
(44.3%)
77,920
(3.7%)
14,422
(0.7%)
2,119
(0.1%)
12
MONTANA 206,814
(56.8%)
118,032
(32.4%)
29,281
(8.1%)
9,825
(2.7%)
- 4
NEBRASKA 419,214
(65.6%)
166,424
(26.0%)
44,854
(7.0%)
9,041
(1.4%)
- 5
NEVADA 155,017
(63.6%)
66,666
(27.4%)
17,651
(7.2%)
4,358
(1.8%)
- 3
NEW HAMPSHIRE 221,705
(57.7%)
108,864
(28.4%)
49,693
(12.9%)
2,064
(0.5%)
1,664
(0.4%)
4
NEW JERSEY 1,546,557
(52.0%)
1,147,364
(38.6%)
234,632
(7.9%)
20,652
(0.7%)
26,479
(0.9%)
17
NEW MEXICO 250,779
(55.0%)
167,826
(36.8%)
29,459
(6.5%)
4,365
(1.0%)
3,808
(0.8%)
4
NEW YORK 2,893,831
(46.7%)
2,728,372
(44.0%)
467,801
(7.5%)
52,648
(0.8%)
59,307
(1.0%)
41
NORTH CAROLINA 915,018
(49.3%)
875,635
(47.2%)
52,800
(2.9%)
9,677
(0.5%)
2,703
(0.2%)
13
NORTH DAKOTA 193,695
(64.3%)
79,189
(26.3%)
23,640
(7.9%)
3,743
(1.2%)
849
(0.3%)
3
OHIO 2,206,545
(51.5%)
1,752,414
(40.9%)
254,472
(5.9%)
49,033
(1.1%)
21,139
(0.5%)
25
OKLAHOMA 695,570
(60.5%)
402,026
(35.0%)
38,284
(3.3%)
13,828
(1.2%)
- 8
OREGON 571,044
(48.3%)
456,890
(38.7%)
112,389
(9.5%)
25,838
(2.2%)
15,355
(1.3%)
6
PENNSYLVANIA 2,261,872
(49.6%)
1,937,540
(42.5%)
292,921
(6.4%)
33,263
(0.7%)
35,905
(0.8%)
27
RHODE ISLAND 154,793
(37.2%)
198,342
(47.7%)
59,810
(14.4%)
2,458
(0.6%)
555
(0.1%)
4
SOUTH CAROLINA 439,277
(49.5%)
428,220
(48.2%)
13,868
(1.6%)
4,807
(0.5%)
2,086
(0.2%)
8
SOUTH DAKOTA 198,343
(60.5%)
103,855
(31.7%)
21,431
(6.5%)
3,824
(1.2%)
250
(>0.1%)
4
TENNESSEE 787,761
(48.7%)
783,051
(48.4%)
35,991
(2.2%)
7,116
(0.4%)
3,697
(0.2%)
10
TEXAS 2,510,705
(55.3%)
1,881,147
(41.4%)
111,613
(2.5%)
37,643
(0.8%)
528
(>0.1%)
26
UTAH 439,687
(72.8%)
124,266
(20.6%)
30,284
(5.0%)
7,156
(1.2%)
2,759
(0.5%)
4
VERMONT 94,628
(44.4%)
81,952
(38.4%)
31,761
(14.9%)
1,900
(0.9%)
3,058
(1.4%)
3
VIRGINIA 989,609
(53.0%)
752,174
(40.3%)
95,418
(5.1%)
12,821
(0.7%)
16,010
(0.9%)
12
WASHINGTON 865,244
(49.7%)
650,193
(37.3%)
185,073
(10.6%)
29,213
(1.7%)
12.671
(0.7%)
9
WEST VIRGINIA 334,206
(45.3%)
367,462
(49.8%)
31,691
(4.3%)
4,356
(0.6%)
- 6
WISCONSIN 1,088,845
(47.9%)
981,584
(43.2%)
160,657
(7.1%)
29,135
(1.3%)
13,000
(0.6%)
11
WYOMING 110,700
(62.6%)
49,427
(28.0%)
12,072
(6.8%)
4,514
(2.6%)
- 3
TOTALS 43,898,770
(50.8%)
35,480,948
(41.0%)
5,719,222
(6.6%)
920,049
(1.1%)
477,862
(0.6%)
.
ELECTORAL
VOTES
489 49 0 0 0 .
In 1988, 538 electoral votes were available; 270 votes were needed to secure the win.
Percentages are rounded and based on votes to all candidates.

Other Candidates1980 : OVERVIEW | ELECTORAL MAP | BACKGROUND
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Candidate Party Votes
Barry Commoner (NY) /
LaDonna Harris (NM)
Citizens 232,538
Clifton De Berry (NY) or
.Andrew Pulley (IL) or
.Richard Congress (OH) /
Matilde Zimmerman (NY)
Socialist Workers 48,650
Gus Hall (NY) /
Angela Davis (CA)
Communist 43,896
John R. Rarick (LA) /
Eileen Shearer (CA)
American Independent 41,157
Ellen McCormack (NY) /
Carroll Driscoll (NJ)
independent or
Right to Life or
Respect For Life
32,319
Maureen Smith (CA) /
Elizabeth Cervantes Barron (CA)
Peace and Freedom 18,106
Percy L. Greaves, Jr. (NY) or others/
Frank Varnum (CA)
American 14,230
Deirdre Griswold (NJ) /
Larry Holmes (NY)
Workers World 13,213
Benjamin C. Bubar (ME) /
Earl F. Dodge (CO)
National Statesman (Prohibition) 7,127
David McReynolds (NY) /
Diane Drufenbrock (WI)
Socialist 6,720
Kurt Lynen Middle Class 3,694
Bill Gahres Down With Lawyers 1,718
Martin Wendelken independent 923
Harley McLain Natural People's League 296
None of the above n/a 4,193
Other write-ins several 13,280

1980 : OVERVIEW | ELECTORAL MAP | BACKGROUND |
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