Presidential Election - 1984

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AZ
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AR
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CA
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CO
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CT
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DE
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GA
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MO
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1984 Election Results

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Democrat
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1984 Election Results

1984 Election Results

The 1984 U.S. presidential election was a contest between incumbent Republican President Ronald Reagan and former Vice President to Jimmy Carter Democrat Walter Mondale. President Reagan, who was already popular among Americans, faced no opposition and easily won the Republican nomination.

The Democratic primaries were much more competitive, with Mondale facing a former governor, a former senator, and four incumbent senators. Senator John Glenn of Ohio was seen as Mondale’s biggest competitor until Glenn was forced to drop out relatively early in the campaign. Gary Hart of Colorado was Mondale’s next-biggest challenge. Mondale went after Hart’s claim to be the candidate of “new ideas” by stating that they lack substance. Mondale edged his way to the nomination.

Mondale chose Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate, making her the first woman to be selected for a presidential ticket by a major political party. While this initially worked in Mondale’s favor, controversy arose amid the financial issues of Ferraro and her husband. Mondale further hurt his campaign by promising to raise taxes to cut the Reagan deficit, a move that helped Republicans paint the Democrats as “tax-and-spend liberals.”

Democrats could not pin charges to Reagan, as alleged misbehavior by Reagan aides and Reagan’s close ties with aggressive fundamentalist groups failed to put a damper on his reputation. Mondale waited for a huge mistake on Reagan’s part that he could use in the debates, but the mistake never came. Additionally, Reagan had the backing of a strong economy that recovered from a recession in 1981 to 1982.

President Reagan won the following states in the 1984 election:

Walter Mondale won the following states in the 1984 election:

President Reagan received 54,455,000 popular votes in the election, while Mondale received 37,577,000 votes. Reagan’s margin of popular votes over Mondale was 17 million, the second-largest margin in history. This led to the electoral landslide of 525-13 that was only second to Franklin Roosevelt’s victory over Alf Landon in 1936 of 523-8. Walter Mondale carried only the District of Columbia and his home state of Minnesota, where he only won the vote by 0.2% (3,800 votes). Reagan won almost every demographic group except African Americans.

1984 Election Results

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State
Democrat
Republican
Winning Party
Alabama38.28%60.54%Republican
Alaska29.87%66.65%Republican
Arizona32.54%66.42%Republican
Arkansas38.29%60.47%Republican
California41.27%57.51%Republican
Colorado35.12%63.44%Republican
Connecticut38.83%60.73%Republican
Delaware39.93%59.78%Republican
District of Columbia85.38%13.73%Democrat
Florida34.66%65.32%Republican
Georgia39.79%60.17%Republican
Hawaii43.82%55.1%Republican
Idaho26.39%72.36%Republican
Illinois43.3%56.17%Republican
Indiana37.68%61.67%Republican
Iowa45.89%53.27%Republican
Kansas32.6%66.27%Republican
Kentucky39.37%60.04%Republican
Louisiana38.18%60.77%Republican
Maine38.78%60.83%Republican
Maryland47.02%52.51%Republican
Massachusetts48.43%51.22%Republican
Michigan40.24%59.23%Republican
Minnesota49.72%49.54%Democrat
Mississippi37.46%61.85%Republican
Missouri39.98%60.02%Republican
Montana38.18%60.47%Republican
Nebraska28.81%70.55%Republican
Nevada31.97%65.85%Republican
New Hampshire30.95%68.66%Republican
New Jersey39.2%60.09%Republican
New Mexico39.23%59.7%Republican
New York45.83%53.84%Republican
North Carolina37.89%61.9%Republican
North Dakota33.8%64.84%Republican
Ohio40.14%58.9%Republican
Oklahoma30.67%68.61%Republican
Oregon43.74%55.91%Republican
Pennsylvania45.99%53.34%Republican
Rhode Island48.02%51.66%Republican
South Carolina35.57%63.55%Republican
South Dakota36.53%63%Republican
Tennessee41.57%57.84%Republican
Texas36.11%63.61%Republican
Utah24.68%74.5%Republican
Vermont40.81%57.92%Republican
Virginia37.09%62.29%Republican
Washington42.86%55.82%Republican
West Virginia44.6%55.11%Republican
Wisconsin45.02%54.19%Republican
Wyoming28.24%70.51%Republican
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1984 Election Results

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