1980 United States presidential election in New Mexico

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United States presidential election in New Mexico, 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 4 0 0
Popular vote 250,779 167,826 29,459
Percentage 54.9% 36.8% 6.5%

President before election

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

Elected President

Ronald Reagan
Republican

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

New Mexico was won by former California Governor Ronald Reagan by an 18-point landslide.[1] President of the United States Jimmy Carter failed to gain reelection against Reagan. New Mexico election results reflect the Republican Party's re-consolidation under what is popularly call the "Reagan Revolution,"[2] which sounded overwhelming conservative electoral victories across the United States. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last time when McKinley County and Grant County voted for a Republican presidential candidate.[3]

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 250,779 54.97% 4 George H. W. Bush Texas 4
Jimmy Carter Democratic Georgia 167,826 36.78% 0 Walter Mondale Minnesota 0
John B. Anderson Independent Illinois 29,459 6.46% 0 Patrick Lucey Wisconsin 0
Ed Clark Libertarian California 4,365 0.96% 0 David Koch New York 0
Barry Commoner Citizens New York 2,202 0.48% 0 LaDonna Harris Oklahoma 0
Benjamin Bubar Statesman Maine 1,281 0.28% 0 Earl Dodge Colorado 0
Andrew Pulley Socialist Workers Illinois 325 0.07% 0 Matilde Zimmermann New York 0
Total 456,237 100% 4 4
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
County % # % # % # % # % #
Lincoln 68.79% 3,009 25.77% 1,127 3.93% 172 1.51% 66 43.03% 1,882
Chaves 67.24% 12,502 28.77% 5,350 2.92% 543 1.07% 199 38.46% 7,152
San Juan 66.30% 15,579 28.53% 6,705 3.15% 741 2.02% 474 37.76% 8,874
Curry 67.37% 8,132 30.01% 3,622 1.52% 183 1.10% 133 37.37% 4,510
Lea 66.28% 10,727 30.93% 5,006 1.84% 298 0.95% 154 35.35% 5,721
Union 65.87% 1,407 31.60% 675 1.50% 32 1.03% 22 34.27% 732
Los Alamos 58.19% 5,460 25.24% 2,368 14.79% 1,388 1.78% 167 32.95% 3,092
Catron 62.74% 906 32.27% 466 2.77% 40 2.22% 32 30.47% 440
Sierra 62.50% 2,222 32.88% 1,169 3.29% 117 1.32% 47 29.62% 1,053
Quay 62.09% 2,499 35.33% 1,422 1.44% 58 1.14% 46 26.76% 1,077
Roosevelt 60.92% 3,950 34.55% 2,240 3.21% 208 1.33% 86 26.37% 1,710
Otero 60.26% 7,210 34.36% 4,111 3.99% 478 1.39% 166 25.90% 3,099
Valencia 58.39% 11,177 35.97% 6,886 4.31% 825 1.33% 254 22.42% 4,291
Harding 59.23% 356 37.44% 225 2.33% 14 1.00% 6 21.80% 131
Torrance 57.42% 1,907 37.97% 1,261 3.04% 101 1.57% 52 19.45% 646
McKinley 56.66% 7,329 37.64% 4,869 3.85% 498 1.84% 238 19.02% 2,460
Luna 57.30% 3,636 38.50% 2,443 2.47% 157 1.73% 110 18.80% 1,193
Bernalillo 53.45% 83,956 34.92% 54,841 9.63% 15,118 2.00% 3,148 18.54% 29,115
Doña Ana 53.92% 15,539 37.61% 10,839 6.46% 1,863 2.01% 579 16.31% 4,700
Sandoval 53.74% 6,762 37.67% 4,740 6.27% 789 2.31% 291 16.07% 2,022
Eddy 56.55% 9,817 40.49% 7,028 1.88% 326 1.08% 188 16.07% 2,789
De Baca 56.17% 655 41.51% 484 1.20% 14 1.11% 13 14.67% 171
Hidalgo 53.19% 1,059 42.19% 840 2.96% 59 1.66% 33 11.00% 219
Socorro 49.52% 2,685 41.05% 2,226 7.14% 387 2.29% 124 8.47% 459
Colfax 49.88% 2,537 44.55% 2,266 3.91% 199 1.65% 84 5.33% 271
Guadalupe 49.65% 1,065 45.69% 980 2.70% 58 1.96% 42 3.96% 85
Grant 47.41% 4,628 47.13% 4,600 3.58% 349 1.89% 184 0.29% 28
Santa Fe 42.86% 12,361 43.89% 12,658 10.83% 3,123 2.41% 696 -1.03% -297
Taos 41.67% 3,584 50.53% 4,346 5.60% 482 2.20% 189 -8.86% -762
Mora 43.48% 1,037 53.42% 1,274 1.84% 44 1.26% 30 -9.94% -237
San Miguel 39.34% 3,292 53.94% 4,514 4.97% 416 1.76% 147 -14.60% -1,222
Rio Arriba 35.82% 3,794 58.97% 6,245 3.58% 379 1.63% 173 -23.14% -2,451

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1980 Presidential General Election Results – New Mexico". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  2. ^ Jerry Lanson (2008-11-06). "A historic victory. A changed nation. Now, can Obama deliver?". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
  3. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016