1980 United States presidential election in Montana

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United States presidential election in Montana, 1980

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Nominee Ronald Reagan Jimmy Carter John Anderson
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Home state California Georgia Illinois
Running mate George H. W. Bush Walter Mondale Patrick Lucey
Electoral vote 4 0 0
Popular vote 206,814 118,032 29,281
Percentage 56.8% 32.4% 8.1%

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County results

President before election

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

Elected President

Ronald Reagan
Republican

The 1980 United States presidential election in Montana took place on November 4, 1980, and was part of the 1980 United States presidential election. Voters chose four representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Montana overwhelmingly voted for the Republican nominee, Governor Ronald Reagan, over the Democratic nominee, President Jimmy Carter. Reagan won Montana by a landslide margin of 24.39%. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Big Horn County voted for a Republican Presidential candidate. [1]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Montana, 1980[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Ronald Reagan 206,814 56.82% 4
Democratic Jimmy Carter 118,032 32.43% 0
Independent John Anderson 29,281 8.05% 0
Libertarian Edward Clark 9,825 2.70% 0
Totals 363,952 100.00% 4

Results by county[edit]

Ronald Wilson Reagan
Republican
James Earl Carter
Democratic
John Bayard Anderson
Independent
Edward E. Clark
Libertarian
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Beaverhead 2,955 72.02% 842 20.52% 205 5.00% 101 2.46% 2,113 51.50% 4,103
Big Horn 1,730 46.32% 1,644 44.02% 308 8.25% 53 1.42% 86 2.30% 3,735
Blaine 1,686 56.29% 1,107 36.96% 163 5.44% 39 1.30% 579 19.33% 2,995
Broadwater 1,052 67.26% 401 25.64% 69 4.41% 42 2.69% 651 41.62% 1,564
Carbon 2,471 56.64% 1,468 33.65% 331 7.59% 93 2.13% 1,003 22.99% 4,363
Carter 766 72.40% 237 22.40% 37 3.50% 18 1.70% 529 50.00% 1,058
Cascade 17,664 54.80% 11,105 34.45% 2,655 8.24% 810 2.51% 6,559 20.35% 32,234
Chouteau 2,448 68.32% 853 23.81% 216 6.03% 66 1.84% 1,595 44.52% 3,583
Custer 3,533 60.75% 1,822 31.33% 369 6.34% 92 1.58% 1,711 29.42% 5,816
Daniels 1,086 65.19% 483 28.99% 77 4.62% 20 1.20% 603 36.19% 1,666
Dawson 3,045 59.50% 1,543 30.15% 424 8.28% 106 2.07% 1,502 29.35% 5,118
Deer Lodge 1,905 33.79% 3,077 54.58% 474 8.41% 182 3.23% -1,172 -20.79% 5,638
Fallon 1,286 66.98% 512 26.67% 94 4.90% 28 1.46% 774 40.31% 1,920
Fergus 4,455 65.02% 1,840 26.85% 388 5.66% 169 2.47% 2,615 38.16% 6,852
Flathead 15,102 63.54% 6,349 26.71% 1,621 6.82% 695 2.92% 8,753 36.83% 23,767
Gallatin 12,738 58.63% 5,747 26.45% 2,432 11.19% 809 3.72% 6,991 32.18% 21,726
Garfield 760 78.03% 169 17.35% 29 2.98% 16 1.64% 591 60.68% 974
Glacier 2,283 55.78% 1,394 34.06% 297 7.26% 119 2.91% 889 21.72% 4,093
Golden Valley 362 65.11% 155 27.88% 28 5.04% 11 1.98% 207 37.23% 556
Granite 811 59.15% 439 32.02% 76 5.54% 45 3.28% 372 27.13% 1,371
Hill 4,448 54.99% 2,875 35.54% 604 7.47% 162 2.00% 1,573 19.45% 8,089
Jefferson 1,841 57.12% 1,055 32.73% 216 6.70% 111 3.44% 786 24.39% 3,223
Judith Basin 1,030 63.31% 480 29.50% 93 5.72% 24 1.48% 550 33.80% 1,627
Lake 5,083 59.58% 2,615 30.65% 573 6.72% 261 3.06% 2,468 28.93% 8,532
Lewis and Clark 12,128 57.18% 6,815 32.13% 1,793 8.45% 476 2.24% 5,313 25.05% 21,212
Liberty 872 69.43% 283 22.53% 71 5.65% 30 2.39% 589 46.89% 1,256
Lincoln 4,202 57.19% 2,422 32.96% 485 6.60% 239 3.25% 1,780 24.22% 7,348
McCone 1,000 67.98% 349 23.73% 86 5.85% 36 2.45% 651 44.26% 1,471
Madison 2,220 70.59% 676 21.49% 174 5.53% 75 2.38% 1,544 49.09% 3,145
Meagher 689 69.60% 247 24.95% 41 4.14% 13 1.31% 442 44.65% 990
Mineral 800 48.28% 660 39.83% 138 8.33% 59 3.56% 140 8.45% 1,657
Missoula 16,161 46.72% 13,115 37.91% 3,847 11.12% 1,471 4.25% 3,046 8.80% 34,594
Musselshell 1,279 58.03% 784 35.57% 106 4.81% 35 1.59% 495 22.46% 2,204
Park 3,929 63.42% 1,663 26.84% 459 7.41% 144 2.32% 2,266 36.58% 6,195
Petroleum 225 65.98% 90 26.39% 15 4.40% 11 3.23% 135 39.59% 341
Phillips 1,723 64.95% 745 28.08% 146 5.50% 39 1.47% 978 36.86% 2,653
Pondera 2,270 66.14% 897 26.14% 207 6.03% 58 1.69% 1,373 40.01% 3,432
Powder River 985 68.26% 336 23.28% 94 6.51% 28 1.94% 649 44.98% 1,443
Powell 1,770 59.14% 883 29.50% 198 6.62% 142 4.74% 887 29.64% 2,993
Prairie 580 62.57% 283 30.53% 57 6.15% 7 0.76% 297 32.04% 927
Ravalli 7,268 63.73% 3,063 26.86% 743 6.52% 330 2.89% 4,205 36.87% 11,404
Richland 3,348 66.45% 1,252 24.85% 343 6.81% 95 1.89% 2,096 41.60% 5,038
Roosevelt 2,298 55.24% 1,504 36.15% 304 7.31% 54 1.30% 794 19.09% 4,160
Rosebud 1,875 54.46% 1,167 33.89% 265 7.70% 136 3.95% 708 20.56% 3,443
Sanders 2,194 54.86% 1,395 34.88% 291 7.28% 119 2.98% 799 19.98% 3,999
Sheridan 1,658 56.94% 955 32.80% 247 8.48% 52 1.79% 703 24.14% 2,912
Silver Bow 7,301 37.68% 9,721 50.17% 1,752 9.04% 603 3.11% -2,420 -12.49% 19,377
Stillwater 1,828 61.26% 919 30.80% 181 6.07% 56 1.88% 909 30.46% 2,984
Sweet Grass 1,169 67.22% 440 25.30% 98 5.64% 32 1.84% 729 41.92% 1,739
Teton 2,415 67.76% 902 25.31% 186 5.22% 61 1.71% 1,513 42.45% 3,564
Toole 2,000 70.18% 634 22.25% 154 5.40% 62 2.18% 1,366 47.93% 2,850
Treasure 321 57.94% 181 32.67% 34 6.14% 18 3.25% 140 25.27% 554
Valley 3,242 62.47% 1,567 30.19% 264 5.09% 117 2.25% 1,675 32.27% 5,190
Wheatland 742 60.33% 381 30.98% 88 7.15% 19 1.54% 361 29.35% 1,230
Wibaux 450 61.56% 219 29.96% 45 6.16% 17 2.33% 231 31.60% 731
Yellowstone 27,332 56.57% 15,272 31.61% 4,590 9.50% 1,119 2.32% 12,060 24.96% 48,313
Totals 206,814 56.82% 118,032 32.43% 29,281 8.05% 9,825 2.70% 88,782 24.39% 363,952

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  2. ^ David Leip. "1980 Presidential General Election Results – Montana". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2008-03-18.