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1980 United States presidential election in Nevada

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 three electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1980 United States presidential election in Nevada

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  Official Portrait of President Reagan 1981-cropped.jpg Carter cropped.jpg JohnAnderson.png
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
Reagan
  50-60%
  60-70%
  70-80%


President before election

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

Elected President

Ronald Reagan
Republican

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 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]

Full resultsEdit

Presidential Candidate Running Mate Party Electoral Vote (EV) Popular Vote (PV)
Ronald Reagan of California George H. W. Bush Republican 3 155,017 62.54%
Jimmy Carter Walter Mondale Democratic 0 66,666 26.89%
John Anderson Patrick Lucey Independent 0 17,651 7.12%
Edward E. Clark David Koch Libertarian 0 4,358 1.76%
No Candidate - - 0 4,193 1.69%

Results by countyEdit

County Ronald Wilson Reagan[5]
Republican
James Earl Carter[5]
Democratic
John B. Anderson[6]
Independent
Edward E. Clark
Libertarian
No candidate
None of the Above
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # % # % # %
Churchill County 3,841 72.84% 1,055 20.01% 257 4.87% 46 0.87% 74 1.40% 2,786 52.84% 5,273
Clark County 76,194 59.80% 38,313 30.07% 8,702 6.83% 2,092 1.64% 2,123 1.67% 37,881 29.73% 127,424
Douglas County 5,254 71.55% 1,352 18.41% 511 6.96% 131 1.78% 95 1.29% 3,902 53.14% 7,343
Elko County 4,393 70.89% 1,296 20.91% 301 4.86% 119 1.92% 88 1.42% 3,097 49.98% 6,197
Esmeralda County 311 66.31% 110 23.45% 29 6.18% 11 2.35% 8 1.71% 201 42.86% 469
Eureka County 430 76.24% 103 18.26% 13 2.30% 7 1.24% 11 1.95% 327 57.98% 564
Humboldt County 1,950 68.59% 684 24.06% 128 4.50% 42 1.48% 39 1.37% 1,266 44.53% 2,843
Lander County 935 65.61% 361 25.33% 64 4.49% 35 2.46% 30 2.11% 574 40.28% 1,425
Lincoln County 1,087 68.54% 396 24.97% 38 2.40% 30 1.89% 35 2.21% 691 43.57% 1,586
Lyon County 3,709 67.98% 1,288 23.61% 271 4.97% 115 2.11% 73 1.34% 2,421 44.37% 5,456
Mineral County 1,628 63.94% 631 24.78% 147 5.77% 53 2.08% 87 3.42% 997 39.16% 2,546
Nye County 2,387 64.17% 973 26.16% 204 5.48% 77 2.07% 79 2.12% 1,414 38.01% 3,720
Pershing County 877 68.41% 311 24.26% 60 4.68% 16 1.25% 18 1.40% 566 44.15% 1,282
Storey County 460 58.75% 222 28.35% 62 7.92% 25 3.19% 14 1.79% 238 30.40% 783
Washoe County 41,276 63.54% 15,621 24.05% 5,705 8.78% 1,245 1.92% 1,109 1.71% 25,655 39.50% 64,956
White Pine County 1,896 54.77% 1,181 34.11% 195 5.63% 96 2.77% 94 2.72% 715 20.65% 3,462
Carson City 8,389 66.81% 2,769 22.05% 964 7.68% 218 1.74% 216 1.72% 5,620 44.76% 12,556
Totals 155,017 62.54% 66,666 26.89% 17,651 7.12% 4,358 1.76% 4,193 1.69% 88,351 35.64% 247,885

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1980 Presidential General Election Results – Nevada". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved May 24, 2015.
  2. ^ Yeip, Randy. "A Field Guide to Red and Blue America - WSJ.com". Graphics.wsj.com. 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
  5. ^ a b Géoelections; 1980 Presidential Election Popular Vote (.xlsx file for €15)
  6. ^ Géoelections; Popular Vote for John B. Anderson (.xlsx file for €15)