1984 United States elections
1982          1983          1984          1985          1986
Presidential election year
Election dayNovember 6
Incumbent presidentRonald Reagan (Republican)
Next Congress99th
Presidential election
Partisan controlRepublican hold
Popular vote marginRepublican +18.2%
Electoral vote
Ronald Reagan (R)525
Walter Mondale (D)13
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1984 presidential election results. Red denotes states won by Reagan, blue denotes states won by Mondale. Numbers indicate the electoral votes won by each candidate.
Senate elections
Overall controlRepublican hold
Seats contested33 of 100 seats
Net seat changeDemocratic +2
1984 United States Senate election in Alabama1984 United States Senate election in Alaska1984 United States Senate election in Arkansas1984 United States Senate election in Colorado1984 United States Senate election in Delaware1984 United States Senate election in Georgia1984 United States Senate election in Idaho1984 United States Senate election in Illinois1984 United States Senate election in Iowa1984 United States Senate election in Kansas1984 United States Senate election in Kentucky1984 United States Senate election in Louisiana1984 United States Senate election in Maine1984 United States Senate election in Massachusetts1984 United States Senate election in Michigan1984 United States Senate election in Minnesota1984 United States Senate election in Mississippi1984 United States Senate election in Montana1984 United States Senate election in Nebraska1984 United States Senate election in New Hampshire1984 United States Senate election in New Jersey1984 United States Senate election in New Mexico1984 United States Senate election in North Carolina1984 United States Senate election in Oklahoma1984 United States Senate election in Oregon1984 United States Senate election in Rhode Island1984 United States Senate election in South Carolina1984 United States Senate election in South Dakota1984 United States Senate election in Tennessee1984 United States Senate election in Texas1984 United States Senate election in Virginia1984 United States Senate election in West Virginia1984 United States Senate election in Wyoming1984 United States Senate elections results map.svg
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1984 Senate results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold

  Republican gain   Republican hold
House elections
Overall controlDemocratic hold
Seats contestedAll 435 voting members
Popular vote marginDemocratic +5.1%
Net seat changeRepublican +16
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1984 House of Representatives results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold

  Republican gain   Republican hold
Gubernatorial elections
Seats contested15 (13 states, 2 territories)
Net seat changeRepublican +1
1984 Rhode Island gubernatorial election1984 Arkansas gubernatorial election1984 Delaware gubernatorial election1984 Indiana gubernatorial election1984 Missouri gubernatorial election1984 Montana gubernatorial election1984 New Hampshire gubernatorial election1984 North Carolina gubernatorial election1984 North Dakota gubernatorial election1984 Utah gubernatorial election1984 Vermont gubernatorial election1984 Washington gubernatorial election1984 West Virginia gubernatorial election1984 Puerto Rico gubernatorial election1984 American Samoa gubernatorial election1984 United States gubernatorial elections results map.svg
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1984 gubernatorial election results
Territorial races not shown

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold

  Republican gain   Republican hold

The 1984 United States elections was held on November 6, and elected the members of the 99th United States Congress. Republicans won a landslide victory in the presidential election, picked up seats in the House of Representatives, and successfully defended their Senate majority.[1][2]

Republican incumbent President Ronald Reagan won re-election, defeating Democratic former Vice President Walter Mondale.[3] Reagan carried every state except for Washington, D.C., and Mondale's home state of Minnesota; won 58.8 percent of the popular vote; and defeated Mondale by a popular vote margin of eighteen points. Reagan remains the only presidential candidate since Richard Nixon in 1972 to win at least 55 percent of the popular vote and win by a margin greater than 10 points.

Mondale defeated Colorado Senator Gary Hart and Reverend Jesse Jackson of Illinois to take the Democratic nomination. Mondale selected New York Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate, making Ferraro the first woman to appear on a major party presidential ticket.

Democrats picked up two Senate seats, bringing their total to 47 out of 100 seats. Democrats won the nationwide popular vote for the House of Representatives by a margin of 5.1 percentage points and retained their majority, though Republicans picked up a total of sixteen seats.[1] The party makeup of both chambers of Congress following this election cycle, in which the Democrats had control of the House and the Republicans had control of the Senate, would not be emulated until 2018. In the gubernatorial elections, the Republicans won a net of one seat.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 6, 1984". U.S. House of Reps, Office of the Clerk. 1984. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 6, 1984 (Revision)" (PDF). U.S. House of Reps, Office of the Clerk. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  3. ^ "1984 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. Retrieved 13 August 2011.