1980 United States presidential election in Alaska
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The 1980 United States presidential election in Alaska took place on November 4, 1980, as part of the 1980 United States presidential election. Voters chose three representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.
Alaska was won by Ronald Reagan (R–California) with 54.3% of the popular vote against incumbent President Jimmy Carter (D–Georgia) with 26.4%. Reagan ultimately won the national vote, defeating Carter and becoming the next President. Alaska has only voted Democratic once, and that was in 1964 for Lyndon B. Johnson.
Libertarian candidate Ed Clark had his strongest showing in Alaska and set the record for the best performance of a Libertarian Presidential candidate on a statewide level. He also beat Independent candidate John B. Anderson in this state despite Anderson winning more votes than Clark nationally.
|United States presidential election in Alaska, 1980|
|Democratic||Jimmy Carter (inc.)||41,842||26.41%||0|
|Independent||John B. Anderson||11,155||7.04%||0|
- "1980 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
- "1980 Presidential General Election Results - Alaska". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2013-04-14.
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