1980 United States presidential election in Nebraska

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United States presidential election in Nebraska, 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 5 0 0
Popular vote 419,937 166,851 44,993
Percentage 65.53% 26.04% 7.02%

County Results

President before election

Jimmy Carter

Elected President

Ronald Reagan

The 1980 United States presidential election in Nebraska took place on November 4, 1980. All 50 states and The District of Columbia were part of the 1980 United States presidential election. Nebraska voters chose 5 electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Nebraska was won by former California Governor Ronald Reagan (R) by a 39.5-point landslide.[1]With 65.53% of the popular vote, Nebraska would prove to be Reagan's third strongest state after Utah and Idaho.[2]

Statewide Results[edit]

United States Presidential election in Nebraska, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ronald Reagan 419,937 65.53%
Democratic Jimmy Carter 166,851 26.04%
Independent John Anderson 44,993 7.02%
Libertarian Edward Clark 9,073 1.42%
Majority 253,086 39.49%
Total votes 640,854 100.00%
Turnout   ~55%


  1. ^ "1980 Presidential General Election Results - Nebraska". uselectionatlas.org.
  2. ^ "1980 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.