1980 United States presidential election in the District of Columbia

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1980 United States presidential election in the District of Columbia
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  1976 November 4, 1980 1984  
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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 vote300
Popular vote130,23123,31316,131
Percentage74.89%13.41%9.28%

President before election

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

Elected President

Ronald Reagan
Republican

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.

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, while also being the sole presidential election when the Democratic candidate (albeit very narrowly) did not earn at least 75% of the district's vote.

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

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

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References

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