|Presidential Candidate||Electoral Vote||Popular Vote||Pct||Party||Running Mate
|Ronald Reagan (W)||489||43,901,812||Republican||George H. W. Bush (489)|
|Jimmy Carter||49||35,483,820||Democrat||Walter F. Mondale (49)|
|Other elections: 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992|
|Source: U.S. Office of the Federal Register (http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/electoral_college/scores#1980)|
Independent candidate John Anderson received 5,720,437 popular votes for President, appealing to centerist voters who considered Carter too liberal and Reagan too conservative. Libertarian Party candidate Ed Clark received 921,299 popular votes, and in the state of Alaska finished ahead of all candidates other than Reagan. Citizens Party candidate Barry Commoner received 234,294 popular votes.