1980 United States presidential election in North Dakota

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United States presidential election in North Dakota, 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 3 0 0
Popular vote 193,695 79,189 23,640
Percentage 64.23% 26.26% 7.84%

President before election

Jimmy Carter

Elected President

Ronald Reagan

The 1980 United States presidential election in North Dakota took place on November 4, 1980. All 50 states and The District of Columbia were part of the 1980 United States presidential election. North Dakota voters chose 3 electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

North Dakota was won by former California Governor Ronald Reagan (R) by a 38-point landslide.[1] With 64.23% of the popular vote, North Dakota would prove to by Reagan's fourth strongest state after Utah, Idaho and Nebraska.[2]

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Sioux County voted for the Republican candidate.

Statewide Results[edit]

United States Presidential election in Nebraska, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ronald Reagan 193,695 64.23%
Democratic Jimmy Carter 79,189 26.26%
Independent John Anderson 23,640 7.02%
Libertarian Edward Clark 3,743 1.24%
Citizens Barry Commoner 429 0.14%
Independent Harley McLain 296 0.10%
American Percy Greaves Jr. 235 0.08%
Communist Gus Hall 93 0.03%
Socialist Workers Clifton DeBerry 89 0.03%
Socialist David McReynolds 82 0.03%
Prohibition Benjamin Bubar 54 0.02%
Total votes 301,545 100.00%


  1. ^ "1980 Presidential General Election Results - North Dakota". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "1980 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.