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1980 United States presidential election in Nevada

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The 1980 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 4, 1980. All 50 states and The District of Columbia were part of the 1980 United States presidential election. Nevada voters chose 3 electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

United States presidential election in Nevada, 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 3 0 0
Popular vote 155,017 66,666 17,651
Percentage 62.5% 26.9% 7.1%

Nevada Presidential Election Results 1980.svg

President before election

Jimmy Carter

Elected President

Ronald Reagan

Former California Governor Ronald Reagan (R) won Nevada in a 36-point landslide.[1]

Starting with this election, the winner of every presidential election won Nevada, until in 2016 Donald Trump won the presidency despite losing the state.[2]

Likely owing to criticism of Carter for his inability to understand specifically Western issues, mainly the region’s problems with water supply,[3] the 1980 result is the most Republican Nevada has ever been relative to the nation as a whole since statehood.[4]


  1. ^ "1980 Presidential General Election Results - Nevada". Retrieved May 24, 2015.
  2. ^ Yeip, Randy. "A Field Guide to Red and Blue America -". Retrieved 2016-09-15.
  3. ^ Reisner, Marc; Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water; p. 11 ISBN 0140178244
  4. ^ Counting the Votes; Nevada