1980 United States presidential election in North Dakota

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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%

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County Results

President before election

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

Elected President

Ronald Reagan
Republican

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. State voters chose three 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 be Reagan's fourth strongest state after Utah, Idaho and Nebraska.[2]

As of the 2020 presidential election, this is the last election in which Sioux County, home of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, voted for a Republican presidential candidate.[3]

Results

1980 United States Presidential election in North Dakota
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%

Results by county

County[4] Ronald Wilson Reagan
Republican
James Earl Carter
Democratic
John Bayard Anderson[5]
Independent
Edward E. Clark[5]
Libertarian
Various candidates[5]
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # % # % # %
Adams 1,334 68.73% 470 24.21% 107 5.51% 28 1.44% 2 0.10% 864 44.51% 1,941
Barnes 4,392 59.79% 2,128 28.97% 705 9.60% 84 1.14% 37 0.50% 2,264 30.82% 7,346
Benson 2,149 59.91% 1,119 31.20% 262 7.30% 50 1.39% 7 0.20% 1,030 28.71% 3,587
Billings 524 76.05% 122 17.71% 33 4.79% 9 1.31% 1 0.15% 402 58.35% 689
Bottineau 3,394 70.30% 1,090 22.58% 267 5.53% 66 1.37% 11 0.23% 2,304 47.72% 4,828
Bowman 1,507 70.49% 454 21.23% 142 6.64% 31 1.45% 4 0.19% 1,053 49.25% 2,138
Burke 1,442 73.27% 418 21.24% 82 4.17% 19 0.97% 7 0.36% 1,024 52.03% 1,968
Burleigh 18,437 67.94% 6,129 22.59% 2,109 7.77% 341 1.26% 121 0.45% 12,308 45.36% 27,137
Cass 23,886 54.76% 13,562 31.09% 5,421 12.43% 479 1.10% 272 0.62% 10,324 23.67% 43,620
Cavalier 2,582 64.92% 1,105 27.78% 238 5.98% 49 1.23% 3 0.08% 1,477 37.14% 3,977
Dickey 2,455 68.69% 917 25.66% 161 4.50% 38 1.06% 3 0.08% 1,538 43.03% 3,574
Divide 1,267 66.06% 509 26.54% 109 5.68% 27 1.41% 6 0.31% 758 39.52% 1,918
Dunn 1,706 71.50% 532 22.30% 115 4.82% 28 1.17% 5 0.21% 1,174 49.20% 2,386
Eddy 1,153 61.23% 539 28.62% 145 7.70% 37 1.96% 9 0.48% 614 32.61% 1,883
Emmons 2,369 77.57% 502 16.44% 132 4.32% 39 1.28% 12 0.39% 1,867 61.13% 3,054
Foster 1,534 66.61% 586 25.45% 152 6.60% 29 1.26% 2 0.09% 948 41.16% 2,303
Golden Valley 1,006 74.57% 259 19.20% 62 4.60% 20 1.48% 2 0.15% 747 55.37% 1,349
Grand Forks 14,257 57.65% 6,997 28.29% 2,932 11.86% 349 1.41% 196 0.79% 7,260 29.36% 24,731
Grant 1,891 80.85% 317 13.55% 110 4.70% 15 0.64% 6 0.26% 1,574 67.29% 2,339
Griggs 1,342 61.84% 636 29.31% 158 7.28% 27 1.24% 7 0.32% 706 32.53% 2,170
Hettinger 1,699 75.28% 434 19.23% 104 4.61% 15 0.66% 5 0.22% 1,265 56.05% 2,257
Kidder 1,474 77.05% 326 17.04% 85 4.44% 16 0.84% 12 0.63% 1,148 60.01% 1,913
LaMoure 2,136 64.88% 850 25.82% 254 7.72% 41 1.25% 11 0.33% 1,286 39.06% 3,292
Logan 1,474 79.03% 283 15.17% 69 3.70% 32 1.72% 7 0.38% 1,191 63.86% 1,865
McHenry 2,922 71.20% 939 22.88% 190 4.63% 44 1.07% 9 0.22% 1,983 48.32% 4,104
McIntosh 2,471 86.01% 308 10.72% 72 2.51% 14 0.49% 8 0.28% 2,163 75.29% 2,873
McKenzie 2,265 67.25% 867 25.74% 182 5.40% 49 1.45% 5 0.15% 1,398 41.51% 3,368
McLean 4,234 67.79% 1,613 25.82% 318 5.09% 71 1.14% 10 0.16% 2,621 41.96% 6,246
Mercer 3,224 68.00% 1,209 25.50% 204 4.30% 92 1.94% 12 0.25% 2,015 42.50% 4,741
Morton 7,659 66.84% 2,861 24.97% 742 6.48% 148 1.29% 48 0.42% 4,798 41.87% 11,458
Mountrail 2,165 60.36% 1,183 32.98% 182 5.07% 45 1.25% 12 0.33% 982 27.38% 3,587
Nelson 1,611 62.08% 726 27.98% 226 8.71% 23 0.89% 9 0.35% 885 34.10% 2,595
Oliver 966 73.40% 270 20.52% 55 4.18% 19 1.44% 6 0.46% 696 52.89% 1,316
Pembina 3,101 65.73% 1,239 26.26% 303 6.42% 67 1.42% 8 0.17% 1,862 39.47% 4,718
Pierce 2,273 76.07% 517 17.30% 168 5.62% 28 0.94% 2 0.07% 1,756 58.77% 2,988
Ramsey 4,078 64.88% 1,607 25.57% 514 8.18% 67 1.07% 19 0.30% 2,471 39.32% 6,285
Ransom 1,883 59.93% 974 31.00% 237 7.54% 44 1.40% 4 0.13% 909 28.93% 3,142
Renville 1,154 62.65% 570 30.94% 98 5.32% 18 0.98% 2 0.11% 584 31.70% 1,842
Richland 5,711 61.17% 2,698 28.90% 750 8.03% 152 1.63% 26 0.28% 3,013 32.27% 9,337
Rolette 1,599 44.84% 1,660 46.55% 265 7.43% 33 0.93% 9 0.25% -61 -1.71% 3,566
Sargent 1,565 55.44% 1,048 37.12% 174 6.16% 29 1.03% 7 0.25% 517 18.31% 2,823
Sheridan 1,326 82.51% 208 12.94% 65 4.04% 4 0.25% 4 0.25% 1,118 69.57% 1,607
Sioux 620 56.88% 383 35.14% 72 6.61% 9 0.83% 6 0.55% 237 21.74% 1,090
Slope 462 71.41% 128 19.78% 45 6.96% 8 1.24% 4 0.62% 334 51.62% 647
Stark 6,312 70.11% 2,016 22.39% 512 5.69% 131 1.46% 32 0.36% 4,296 47.72% 9,003
Steele 997 53.32% 617 32.99% 229 12.25% 19 1.02% 8 0.43% 380 20.32% 1,870
Stutsman 6,545 63.86% 2,573 25.10% 960 9.37% 108 1.05% 63 0.61% 3,972 38.76% 10,249
Towner 1,375 64.89% 568 26.81% 152 7.17% 23 1.09% 1 0.05% 807 38.08% 2,119
Traill 3,092 60.91% 1,428 28.13% 512 10.09% 35 0.69% 9 0.18% 1,664 32.78% 5,076
Walsh 4,488 64.69% 1,850 26.66% 485 6.99% 98 1.41% 17 0.25% 2,638 38.02% 6,938
Ward 14,997 67.59% 5,554 25.03% 1,234 5.56% 328 1.48% 76 0.34% 9,443 42.56% 22,189
Wells 2,660 73.91% 746 20.73% 148 4.11% 38 1.06% 7 0.19% 1,914 53.18% 3,599
Williams 6,530 65.93% 2,545 25.70% 592 5.98% 130 1.31% 107 1.08% 3,985 40.24% 9,904
Totals 193,695 64.23% 79,189 26.26% 23,640 7.84% 3,743 1.24% 1,278 0.42% 114,506 37.97% 301,545

See also

References

  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.
  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
  4. ^ Géoelections; 1980 Presidential Election Popular Vote (.xlsx file for €15)
  5. ^ a b c Géoelections; Popular Vote for John B. Anderson (.xlsx file for €15)