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|Popular Vote||Electoral Vote|
|Ronald Reagan||George Bush||Republican
|James Carter||Walter Mondale||Democrat
|John Anderson||Patrick Lucey||Independent
|Edward Clark||David Koch||Libertarian
|Other (+)|| - || -
|1980 Population:||3,120,729||Enum.||1980 Population Density:||40.0||persons/km2|
|1970 Population:||2,590,713||Enum.||1970 Population Density:||33.2||persons/km2|
|Total Electoral Vote:||8||Electoral Vote Density:||390,091||persons/EV|
|Land Area (2000):||77,983||km2||Annual Pop Growth Rate:||1.9||%|
|Election Data and Statistics:|
- Source for Popular Vote data: South Carolina State Election Commission, "South Carolina Votes Cast in General Election Held in South Carolina November 4, 1980," Report of the South Carolina State Election Commission for the Period Ending June 30, 1981 (Columbia, 1981)
- Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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