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1980 United States presidential election in Colorado

The 1980 United States presidential election in Colorado took place on November 4, 1980. All 50 states and The District of Columbia, were part of the 1980 United States presidential election. Colorado voters chose seven electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

United States presidential election in Colorado, 1980

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Nominee Ronald Reagan Jimmy Carter John B. Anderson
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Home state California Georgia Illinois
Running mate George H. W. Bush Walter Mondale Patrick Lucey
Electoral vote 7 0 0
Popular vote 652,264 367,973 130,633
Percentage 55.1% 31.1% 11.0%

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President before election

Jimmy Carter

Elected President

Ronald Reagan

Colorado was won by the Republican Party candidate, former California Governor Ronald Reagan by a landslide of 24 points, defeating Democratic incumbent president Jimmy Carter. John B. Anderson, an Illinois Republican congressman running as an independent candidate, received 11% of the vote.[1]

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last occasion where a Republican candidate carried the City and County of Denver. Since then, Denver has remained a reliable Democratic stronghold in presidential elections.


  1. ^ "1980 Presidential General Election Results - Colorado". Retrieved May 22, 2015.