1980 United States presidential election in West Virginia

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United States presidential election in West Virginia, 1980

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Nominee Jimmy Carter Ronald Reagan
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Georgia California
Running mate Walter Mondale George H. W. Bush
Electoral vote 6 0
Popular vote 367,462 334,206
Percentage 49.8% 45.3%

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County Results
  Carter
  Reagan

President before election

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

Elected President

Ronald Reagan
Republican

The 1980 United States presidential election in West Virginia took place on November 4, 1980, in West Virginia as part of the 1980 United States presidential election.

The Democratic Party candidate, incumbent President Jimmy Carter, won the state over former California Governor Ronald Reagan by 33,356 votes, giving him one of just seven victories in the election (other than West Virginia, Carter also carried Maryland, Minnesota, Hawaii, Rhode Island, the District of Columbia and his home state of Georgia).

Nationally, Reagan won the election with 489 electoral votes and 50.75% of the popular vote.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in West Virginia, 1980[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Jimmy Carter (incumbent) 367,462 49.81% 6
Republican Ronald Reagan 334,206 45.30% 0
Independent John B. Anderson 31,691 4.30% 0
Libertarian Ed Clark 4,356 0.59% 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1980 Presidential General Election Results – West Virginia". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2015-05-20.