1980 United States presidential election in North Carolina
The 1980 United States presidential election in North Carolina took place on November 4, 1980, as part of the 1980 United States presidential election. Voters chose thirteen representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.
North Carolina barely voted for the Republican nominee, Governor Ronald Reagan, over the Democratic nominee, President Jimmy Carter in a close battle. Independent John B. Anderson, won two percent of the vote from Reagan and Carter in the state. The final numbers were 49.30 percent for Reagan to 47.18 percent for Carter and 2.85 percent for Anderson. As of the 2016 presidential election[update], this is the last election in which the following counties have voted for a Democratic presidential candidate: Cleveland, Currituck, Harnett, Lee, Person and Union.
|United States presidential election in North Carolina, 1980|
|Democratic||Jimmy Carter (incumbent)||875,635||47.18%||0|
|Independent||John B. Anderson||52,800||2.85%||0|
|Socialist Workers||Clifton DeBerry||416||0.02%||0|
|Voter turnout (Voting age/Registered voters)||54.52%/67.0%||—|
- Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
- Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; 1980 Presidential General Election Results – North Carolina
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