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U.S. presidential election, 1980

Presidential CandidateElectoral Vote Popular Vote Pct Party Running Mate
(Electoral Votes)
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)

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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.

See also: President of the United States, U.S. presidential election, 1980

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