1980 United States presidential election in Mississippi

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United States presidential election in Mississippi, 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 7 0
Popular vote 441,089 429,281
Percentage 49.4% 48.1%

President before election

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

Elected President

Ronald Reagan
Republican

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

Mississippi was won by former California Governor Ronald Reagan (R) by a slim margin of 1.33 percentage points.[1] However, in future elections, the state would become a Republican stronghold, and no Democratic presidential candidate has carried the state since Jimmy Carter in 1976. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Winston County, Tippah County, Itawamba County, Union County, Prentiss County, Pontotoc County, Lee County, Lafayette County, Attala County, Monroe County, Madison County, Calhoun County, Tate County, Marion County, Leake County, Grenada County, and Franklin County voted for the Democratic candidate, as well as the last time that Clarke County was not carried by the Republican candidate.[2]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Mississippi, 1980[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Ronald Reagan 441,089 49.42% 7
Democrat Jimmy Carter (incumbent) 429,281 48.09% 0
Independent John B. Anderson 12,036 1.35% 0
Independent Edward Clark 5,465 0.61% 0
Independent Deirdre Griswold 2,402 0.27% 0
Independent Andrew Pulley 2,347 0.26% 0
Totals 892,620 100.0% 7

Results by county[edit]

County Reagan# Reagan% Carter# Carter% Anderson# Anderson% Others# Others% Total votes cast
Adams 7,523 48.97% 7,228 47.05% 151 0.98% 461 3.00% 15,363
Alcorn 5,196 41.25% 6,242 49.56% 898 7.13% 259 2.06% 12,595
Amite 2,653 44.43% 3,229 54.08% 43 0.72% 46 0.77% 5,971
Attala 3,975 48.39% 4,117 50.12% 71 0.86% 51 0.62% 8,214
Benton 1,254 36.59% 2,094 61.10% 35 1.02% 44 1.28% 3,427
Bolivar 5,148 35.53% 8,839 61.00% 280 1.93% 224 1.55% 14,491
Calhoun 2,579 42.85% 3,295 54.74% 64 1.06% 81 1.35% 6,019
Carroll 2,153 50.92% 2,037 48.18% 22 0.52% 16 0.38% 4,228
Chickasaw 2,540 40.13% 3,622 57.23% 71 1.12% 96 1.52% 6,329
Choctaw 1,927 52.15% 1,729 46.79% 26 0.70% 13 0.35% 3,695
Claiborne 1,129 26.70% 3,032 71.71% 22 0.52% 45 1.06% 4,228
Clarke 3,303 49.14% 3,303 49.14% 41 0.61% 74 1.10% 6,721
Clay 3,439 43.18% 4,275 53.68% 124 1.56% 126 1.58% 7,964
Coahoma 4,592 38.22% 7,030 58.51% 256 2.13% 137 1.14% 12,015
Copiah 4,461 43.99% 5,517 54.41% 76 0.75% 86 0.85% 10,140
Covington 3,471 53.15% 2,956 45.26% 39 0.60% 65 1.00% 6,531
DeSoto 9,655 58.80% 6,344 38.64% 237 1.44% 183 1.11% 16,419
Forrest 12,656 59.34% 8,274 38.80% 275 1.29% 122 0.57% 21,327
Franklin 2,026 49.31% 2,040 49.65% 23 0.56% 20 0.49% 4,109
George 3,052 51.45% 2,757 46.48% 64 1.08% 59 0.99% 5,932
Greene 1,772 50.04% 1,740 49.14% 23 0.65% 6 0.17% 3,541
Grenada 3,993 48.11% 4,182 50.39% 59 0.71% 66 0.80% 8,300
Hancock 5,088 57.07% 3,544 39.75% 159 1.78% 124 1.39% 8,915
Harrison 25,175 58.70% 16,318 38.05% 822 1.92% 573 1.34% 42,888
Hinds 48,135 53.44% 39,369 43.71% 1,414 1.57% 1,156 1.28% 90,074
Holmes 2,693 32.31% 5,463 65.54% 57 0.68% 123 1.48% 8,336
Humphreys 1,841 36.67% 2,970 59.16% 68 1.35% 141 2.81% 5,020
Issaquena 349 36.05% 598 61.78% 5 0.52% 16 1.65% 968
Itawamba 2,906 37.00% 4,852 61.79% 57 0.73% 38 0.48% 7,853
Jackson 22,498 62.57% 12,226 34.00% 653 1.82% 581 1.62% 35,958
Jasper 2,781 41.68% 3,813 57.14% 34 0.51% 45 0.67% 6,673
Jefferson 751 20.17% 2,871 77.09% 41 1.10% 61 1.64% 3,724
Jefferson Davis 2,280 36.85% 3,831 61.92% 24 0.39% 52 0.84% 6,187
Jones 12,900 53.11% 11,117 45.77% 155 0.64% 117 0.48% 24,289
Kemper 1,822 41.05% 2,601 58.59% 12 0.27% 4 0.09% 4,439
Lafayette 4,366 45.62% 4,887 51.06% 243 2.54% 75 0.78% 9,571
Lamar 5,395 63.13% 3,005 35.16% 84 0.98% 62 0.73% 8,546
Lauderdale 14,727 56.38% 9,918 37.97% 784 3.00% 690 2.64% 26,119
Lawrence 2,781 50.02% 2,692 48.42% 49 0.88% 38 0.68% 5,560
Leake 3,624 46.83% 4,033 52.12% 40 0.52% 41 0.53% 7,738
Lee 8,326 44.08% 10,047 53.19% 321 1.70% 195 1.03% 18,889
Leflore 5,798 42.40% 7,498 54.83% 166 1.21% 213 1.56% 13,675
Lincoln 7,286 57.78% 5,213 41.34% 75 0.59% 36 0.29% 12,610
Lowndes 9,973 60.98% 6,187 37.83% 140 0.86% 55 0.34% 16,355
Madison 6,024 42.91% 7,621 54.28% 276 1.97% 118 0.84% 14,039
Marion 5,218 48.73% 5,366 50.12% 62 0.58% 61 0.57% 10,707
Marshall 3,455 31.85% 7,153 65.94% 121 1.12% 119 1.10% 10,848
Monroe 4,793 39.16% 6,998 57.18% 177 1.45% 271 2.21% 12,239
Montgomery 2,479 46.55% 2,730 51.26% 42 0.79% 75 1.41% 5,326
Neshoba 5,165 56.45% 3,872 42.32% 72 0.79% 40 0.44% 9,149
Newton 4,317 54.36% 3,455 43.51% 86 1.08% 83 1.05% 7,941
Noxubee 1,970 35.46% 3,434 61.82% 47 0.85% 104 1.87% 5,555
Oktibbeha 6,300 49.70% 6,039 47.64% 258 2.04% 78 0.62% 12,675
Panola 4,219 39.33% 6,179 57.60% 149 1.39% 181 1.69% 10,728
Pearl River 6,822 56.19% 5,028 41.41% 161 1.33% 130 1.07% 12,141
Perry 2,255 52.90% 1,957 45.91% 25 0.59% 26 0.61% 4,263
Pike 6,661 48.56% 6,694 48.80% 129 0.94% 232 1.69% 13,716
Pontotoc 3,198 40.99% 4,499 57.66% 58 0.74% 47 0.60% 7,802
Prentiss 3,264 39.91% 4,832 59.09% 40 0.49% 42 0.51% 8,178
Quitman 1,691 35.16% 2,926 60.83% 83 1.73% 110 2.29% 4,810
Rankin 16,650 66.25% 8,047 32.02% 296 1.18% 139 0.55% 25,132
Scott 4,645 52.59% 4,043 45.78% 72 0.82% 72 0.82% 8,832
Sharkey 996 32.97% 1,957 64.78% 28 0.93% 40 1.32% 3,021
Simpson 5,190 55.60% 4,015 43.01% 70 0.75% 59 0.63% 9,334
Smith 3,772 59.50% 2,474 39.02% 46 0.73% 48 0.76% 6,340
Stone 1,888 49.21% 1,821 47.46% 53 1.38% 75 1.95% 3,837
Sunflower 3,728 41.76% 5,035 56.40% 82 0.92% 82 0.92% 8,927
Tallahatchie 2,183 37.79% 3,467 60.02% 45 0.78% 81 1.40% 5,776
Tate 3,343 45.38% 3,892 52.84% 80 1.09% 51 0.69% 7,366
Tippah 3,338 44.97% 3,878 52.24% 116 1.56% 91 1.23% 7,423
Tishomingo 2,489 34.47% 4,595 63.63% 79 1.09% 58 0.80% 7,221
Tunica 954 29.77% 2,198 68.58% 24 0.75% 29 0.90% 3,205
Union 3,545 40.68% 5,001 57.38% 94 1.08% 75 0.86% 8,715
Walthall 2,703 46.91% 2,960 51.37% 34 0.59% 65 1.13% 5,762
Warren 10,151 56.00% 7,489 41.31% 274 1.51% 214 1.18% 18,128
Washington 8,978 44.63% 10,722 53.30% 186 0.92% 231 1.15% 20,117
Wayne 3,844 52.07% 3,494 47.32% 26 0.35% 19 0.26% 7,383
Webster 2,386 50.64% 2,178 46.22% 75 1.59% 73 1.55% 4,712
Wilkinson 1,442 32.04% 2,981 66.24% 25 0.56% 52 1.16% 4,500
Winston 3,998 46.79% 4,416 51.68% 65 0.76% 66 0.77% 8,545
Yalobusha 2,224 38.46% 3,432 59.35% 78 1.35% 49 0.85% 5,783
Yazoo 4,819 45.90% 5,468 52.09% 99 0.94% 112 1.07% 10,498
Totals 441,089 49.42% 429,281 48.09% 12,036 1.35% 10,214 1.14% 892,620

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1980 Presidential General Election Results - Mississippi". uselectionatlas.org.
  2. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016