1980 United States presidential election in Alaska

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United States presidential election in Alaska, 1980

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Nominee Ronald Reagan Jimmy Carter
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California Georgia
Running mate George H. W. Bush Walter Mondale
Electoral vote 3 0
Popular vote 86,112 41,842
Percentage 54.35% 26.41%

Nominee Ed Clark John B. Anderson
Party Libertarian Independent
Home state California Illinois
Running mate David H. Koch Patrick J. Lucey
Electoral vote 0 0
Popular vote 18,479 11,155
Percentage 11.66% 7.04%

President before election

Jimmy Carter

Elected President

Ronald Reagan

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 (RCalifornia) with 54.3% of the popular vote against incumbent President Jimmy Carter (DGeorgia) with 26.4%.[1] 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.[1][2][3]


United States presidential election in Alaska, 1980[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Ronald Reagan 86,112 54.35% 3
Democratic Jimmy Carter (inc.) 41,842 26.41% 0
Libertarian Ed Clark 18,479 11.66% 0
Independent John B. Anderson 11,155 7.04% 0
N/A Write-in 857 0.54% 0
Totals 158,445 100.00% 3


  1. ^ a b c http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electioninfo/1980election.pdf
  2. ^ "1980 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  3. ^ "1980 Presidential General Election Results - Alaska". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2013-04-14.