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1980 United States presidential election in the District of Columbia

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Ronald Reagan George Bush and Howard Baker attend a campaign rally at the United States Capitol in Washington DC on September 15, 1980.

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

United States presidential election in the District of Columbia, 1980

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Nominee Jimmy Carter Ronald Reagan John B. Anderson
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Home state Georgia California Illinois
Running mate Walter Mondale George H.W. Bush Patrick Lucey
Electoral vote 3 0 0
Popular vote 130,231 23,313 16,131
Percentage 74.9% 13.4% 9.3%

President before election

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

Elected President

Ronald Reagan
Republican

Washington, D.C. was won by incumbent President Jimmy Carter (D) by a 61-point landslide.[1]

Carter's 74.9% of the vote represents the lowest vote won by a Democrat in the District of Columbia.

Anderson's 9.3% is also the highest a third party ever got in DC.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1980 Presidential General Election Results - District of Columbia". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved May 24, 2015.