1980 United States presidential election in Kansas

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United States presidential election in Kansas, 1980

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Nominee Ronald Reagan Jimmy Carter John B. Anderson
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Home state California Georgia Illinois
Running mate George H. W. Bush Walter Mondale Patrick Lucey
Electoral vote 7 0 0
Popular vote 566,812 326,150 68,231
Percentage 57.85% 33.29% 6.96%

President before election

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

Elected President

Ronald Reagan
Republican

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

Kansas was won by former California Governor Ronald Reagan (R) by a margin of 24 points.[1] It is a reliably Republican state, and the last Democratic presidential candidate to carry the state was Lyndon Johnson in his 1964 presidential landslide.[2]

Results[edit]

Presidential candidate Party Home state Popular vote Electoral
vote
Running mate
Count Percentage Vice-presidential candidate Home state Electoral vote
Ronald Reagan Republican California 566,812 57.85% 7 George H.W. Bush Texas 7
Jimmy Carter Democrat Georgia 326,150 33.29% 0 Walter Mondale Minnesota 0
John B. Anderson Independent Illinois 68,231 6.96% 0 Patrick Lucey Wisconsin 0
Ed Clark Independent California 14,470 1.48% 0 David Koch New York 0
Frank Shelton American Kansas 1,555 0.16% 0 George E. Jackson 0
Gus Hall Independent New York 967 0.10% 0 Angela Davis California 0
Benjamin Bubar Statesman Maine 821 0.08% 0 Earl Dodge Colorado 0
John Rarick Conservative Louisiana 789 0.08% 0 Eileen Shearer California 0
Total 979,795 100% 7 7
Needed to win 270 270

Results by county[edit]

Ronald Wilson Reagan
Republican
James Earl Carter
Democratic
John Bayard Anderson
Independent
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Allen 3,811 60.33% 2,009 31.80% 380 6.02% 117 1.85% 1,802 28.53% 6,317
Anderson 2,363 62.63% 1,170 31.01% 184 4.88% 56 1.48% 1,193 31.62% 3,773
Atchison 4,084 53.87% 3,063 40.40% 345 4.55% 89 1.17% 1,021 13.47% 7,581
Barber 1,872 62.53% 914 30.53% 168 5.61% 40 1.34% 958 32.00% 2,994
Barton 9,147 66.03% 3,663 26.44% 793 5.72% 249 1.80% 5,484 39.59% 13,852
Bourbon 4,263 59.22% 2,605 36.19% 251 3.49% 80 1.11% 1,658 23.03% 7,199
Brown 3,598 67.61% 1,370 25.74% 286 5.37% 68 1.28% 2,228 41.86% 5,322
Butler 10,210 55.33% 6,875 37.26% 1,015 5.50% 353 1.91% 3,335 18.07% 18,453
Chase 1,073 66.94% 413 25.76% 92 5.74% 25 1.56% 660 41.17% 1,603
Chautauqua 1,566 71.60% 543 24.83% 57 2.61% 21 0.96% 1,023 46.78% 2,187
Cherokee 5,296 54.81% 3,969 41.08% 282 2.92% 115 1.19% 1,327 13.73% 9,662
Cheyenne 1,330 73.89% 358 19.89% 81 4.50% 31 1.72% 972 54.00% 1,800
Clark 901 63.59% 430 30.35% 67 4.73% 19 1.34% 471 33.24% 1,417
Clay 3,449 73.90% 932 19.97% 217 4.65% 69 1.48% 2,517 53.93% 4,667
Cloud 3,581 61.56% 1,793 30.82% 344 5.91% 99 1.70% 1,788 30.74% 5,817
Coffey 2,491 69.16% 938 26.04% 128 3.55% 45 1.25% 1,553 43.11% 3,602
Comanche 877 65.45% 393 29.33% 50 3.73% 20 1.49% 484 36.12% 1,340
Cowley 8,749 57.14% 5,474 35.75% 866 5.66% 223 1.46% 3,275 21.39% 15,312
Crawford 8,058 47.81% 7,658 45.43% 847 5.03% 292 1.73% 400 2.37% 16,855
Decatur 1,642 72.98% 443 19.69% 125 5.56% 40 1.78% 1,199 53.29% 2,250
Dickinson 5,654 67.64% 2,108 25.22% 469 5.61% 128 1.53% 3,546 42.42% 8,359
Doniphan 2,523 67.84% 1,001 26.92% 146 3.93% 49 1.32% 1,522 40.92% 3,719
Douglas 14,106 49.01% 9,360 32.52% 4,770 16.57% 548 1.90% 4,746 16.49% 28,784
Edwards 1,409 63.93% 616 27.95% 127 5.76% 52 2.36% 793 35.98% 2,204
Elk 1,280 69.68% 482 26.24% 54 2.94% 21 1.14% 798 43.44% 1,837
Ellis 5,634 52.54% 3,940 36.74% 923 8.61% 227 2.12% 1,694 15.80% 10,724
Ellsworth 2,155 65.90% 886 27.09% 167 5.11% 62 1.90% 1,269 38.81% 3,270
Finney 4,831 58.59% 2,689 32.61% 531 6.44% 195 2.36% 2,142 25.98% 8,246
Ford 5,686 58.86% 3,194 33.06% 622 6.44% 159 1.65% 2,492 25.79% 9,661
Franklin 5,525 62.73% 2,726 30.95% 432 4.90% 125 1.42% 2,799 31.78% 8,808
Geary 3,534 56.06% 2,357 37.39% 332 5.27% 81 1.28% 1,177 18.67% 6,304
Gove 1,263 71.11% 396 22.30% 91 5.12% 26 1.46% 867 48.82% 1,776
Graham 1,450 70.90% 473 23.13% 98 4.79% 24 1.17% 977 47.78% 2,045
Grant 1,711 66.01% 683 26.35% 150 5.79% 48 1.85% 1,028 39.66% 2,592
Gray 1,310 63.68% 583 28.34% 123 5.98% 41 1.99% 727 35.34% 2,057
Greeley 600 63.36% 235 24.82% 85 8.98% 27 2.85% 365 38.54% 947
Greenwood 2,685 64.62% 1,241 29.87% 170 4.09% 59 1.42% 1,444 34.75% 4,155
Hamilton 889 64.65% 402 29.24% 66 4.80% 18 1.31% 487 35.42% 1,375
Harper 2,254 64.18% 990 28.19% 182 5.18% 86 2.45% 1,264 35.99% 3,512
Harvey 7,045 54.56% 4,173 32.32% 1,356 10.50% 338 2.62% 2,872 22.24% 12,912
Haskell 1,014 67.65% 374 24.95% 84 5.60% 27 1.80% 640 42.70% 1,499
Hodgeman 831 66.16% 339 26.99% 69 5.49% 17 1.35% 492 39.17% 1,256
Jackson 3,211 63.33% 1,537 30.32% 234 4.62% 88 1.74% 1,674 33.02% 5,070
Jefferson 4,046 64.60% 1,776 28.36% 364 5.81% 77 1.23% 2,270 36.24% 6,263
Jewell 2,074 72.80% 578 20.29% 153 5.37% 44 1.54% 1,496 52.51% 2,849
Johnson 78,048 62.95% 33,210 26.79% 10,947 8.83% 1,778 1.43% 44,838 36.16% 123,983
Kearny 924 66.38% 375 26.94% 62 4.45% 31 2.23% 549 39.44% 1,392
Kingman 2,610 63.63% 1,133 27.62% 286 6.97% 73 1.78% 1,477 36.01% 4,102
Kiowa 1,433 72.16% 438 22.05% 88 4.43% 27 1.36% 995 50.10% 1,986
Labette 5,244 52.86% 3,947 39.78% 588 5.93% 142 1.43% 1,297 13.07% 9,921
Lane 924 67.54% 321 23.46% 100 7.31% 23 1.68% 603 44.08% 1,368
Leavenworth 9,157 54.98% 6,354 38.15% 955 5.73% 190 1.14% 2,803 16.83% 16,656
Lincoln 1,685 72.16% 528 22.61% 96 4.11% 26 1.11% 1,157 49.55% 2,335
Linn 2,407 64.88% 1,157 31.19% 103 2.78% 43 1.16% 1,250 33.69% 3,710
Logan 1,261 72.89% 358 20.69% 66 3.82% 45 2.60% 903 52.20% 1,730
Lyon 8,431 57.94% 4,680 32.16% 1,216 8.36% 224 1.54% 3,751 25.78% 14,551
McPherson 6,843 58.83% 3,340 28.72% 1,222 10.51% 226 1.94% 3,503 30.12% 11,631
Marion 3,960 64.39% 1,569 25.51% 488 7.93% 133 2.16% 2,391 38.88% 6,150
Marshall 4,127 67.69% 1,555 25.50% 330 5.41% 85 1.39% 2,572 42.18% 6,097
Meade 1,618 71.66% 482 21.35% 121 5.36% 37 1.64% 1,136 50.31% 2,258
Miami 4,740 57.10% 3,071 37.00% 368 4.43% 122 1.47% 1,669 20.11% 8,301
Mitchell 2,821 71.36% 876 22.16% 197 4.98% 59 1.49% 1,945 49.20% 3,953
Montgomery 10,856 64.18% 5,282 31.23% 488 2.89% 289 1.71% 5,574 32.95% 16,915
Morris 1,933 65.55% 810 27.47% 166 5.63% 40 1.36% 1,123 38.08% 2,949
Morton 1,157 69.61% 414 24.91% 71 4.27% 20 1.20% 743 44.71% 1,662
Nemaha 3,546 64.99% 1,600 29.33% 243 4.45% 67 1.23% 1,946 35.67% 5,456
Neosho 4,613 57.11% 2,923 36.19% 432 5.35% 109 1.35% 1,690 20.92% 8,077
Ness 1,657 67.49% 616 25.09% 136 5.54% 46 1.87% 1,041 42.40% 2,455
Norton 2,625 75.50% 666 19.15% 151 4.34% 35 1.01% 1,959 56.34% 3,477
Osage 3,817 60.36% 2,088 33.02% 330 5.22% 89 1.41% 1,729 27.34% 6,324
Osborne 2,188 73.32% 620 20.78% 125 4.19% 51 1.71% 1,568 52.55% 2,984
Ottawa 2,118 71.87% 630 21.38% 150 5.09% 49 1.66% 1,488 50.49% 2,947
Pawnee 2,170 58.79% 1,184 32.08% 281 7.61% 56 1.52% 986 26.71% 3,691
Phillips 2,731 74.48% 748 20.40% 143 3.90% 45 1.23% 1,983 54.08% 3,667
Pottawatomie 3,895 63.40% 1,724 28.06% 444 7.23% 81 1.32% 2,171 35.34% 6,144
Pratt 2,866 61.20% 1,369 29.23% 329 7.03% 119 2.54% 1,497 31.97% 4,683
Rawlins 1,524 73.41% 427 20.57% 87 4.19% 38 1.83% 1,097 52.84% 2,076
Reno 13,804 52.85% 9,615 36.81% 2,225 8.52% 477 1.83% 4,189 16.04% 26,121
Republic 3,031 73.57% 850 20.63% 183 4.44% 56 1.36% 2,181 52.94% 4,120
Rice 3,211 57.67% 1,847 33.17% 426 7.65% 84 1.51% 1,364 24.50% 5,568
Riley 8,904 52.94% 5,224 31.06% 2,443 14.53% 247 1.47% 3,680 21.88% 16,818
Rooks 2,275 71.38% 725 22.75% 144 4.52% 43 1.35% 1,550 48.64% 3,187
Rush 1,840 71.54% 557 21.66% 144 5.60% 31 1.21% 1,283 49.88% 2,572
Russell 3,241 73.04% 910 20.51% 229 5.16% 57 1.28% 2,331 52.54% 4,437
Saline 12,758 60.27% 6,382 30.15% 1,706 8.06% 323 1.53% 6,376 30.12% 21,169
Scott 1,829 75.64% 456 18.86% 99 4.09% 34 1.41% 1,373 56.78% 2,418
Sedgwick 75,317 51.79% 55,105 37.89% 10,222 7.03% 4,787 3.29% 20,212 13.90% 145,431
Seward 4,385 70.83% 1,460 23.58% 250 4.04% 96 1.55% 2,925 47.25% 6,191
Shawnee 36,290 53.54% 24,852 36.67% 5,524 8.15% 1,110 1.64% 11,438 16.88% 67,776
Sheridan 1,202 71.00% 391 23.10% 68 4.02% 32 1.89% 811 47.90% 1,693
Sherman 2,315 68.86% 779 23.17% 215 6.40% 53 1.58% 1,536 45.69% 3,362
Smith 2,415 71.70% 719 21.35% 183 5.43% 51 1.51% 1,696 50.36% 3,368
Stafford 1,865 62.67% 872 29.30% 184 6.18% 55 1.85% 993 33.37% 2,976
Stanton 672 67.74% 231 23.29% 62 6.25% 27 2.72% 441 44.46% 992
Stevens 1,502 72.04% 478 22.93% 67 3.21% 38 1.82% 1,024 49.11% 2,085
Sumner 6,038 57.53% 3,761 35.83% 486 4.63% 211 2.01% 2,277 21.69% 10,496
Thomas 2,789 66.37% 1,045 24.87% 269 6.40% 99 2.36% 1,744 41.50% 4,202
Trego 1,340 65.43% 523 25.54% 138 6.74% 47 2.29% 817 39.89% 2,048
Wabaunsee 2,255 67.98% 853 25.72% 173 5.22% 36 1.09% 1,402 42.27% 3,317
Wallace 811 78.28% 167 16.12% 36 3.47% 22 2.12% 644 62.16% 1,036
Washington 3,058 74.90% 784 19.20% 195 4.78% 46 1.13% 2,274 55.69% 4,083
Wichita 880 69.95% 303 24.09% 60 4.77% 15 1.19% 577 45.87% 1,258
Wilson 3,328 69.32% 1,205 25.10% 208 4.33% 60 1.25% 2,123 44.22% 4,801
Woodson 1,435 65.56% 646 29.51% 89 4.07% 19 0.87% 789 36.04% 2,189
Wyandotte 23,012 38.21% 32,763 54.40% 3,018 5.01% 1,430 2.37% -9,751 -16.19% 60,223
Totals 566,812 57.85% 326,150 33.29% 68,231 6.96% 18,602 1.90% 240,662 24.56% 979,795

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1980 Presidential General Election Results – Kansas". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas.
  2. ^ Fitzgerald, Thomas (February 1, 2008). "Clinton, Obama turn it down some In first one-on-one, they play nicer, spar some on Iraq". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved May 24, 2015.