1980 Presidential Election Statistics
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States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote R C A C %Margin Margin Reagan Carter Anderson Clark Other
1 MA142,524,2981234 0.15% 3,829 41.90% 41.75% 15.15% 0.87% 0.33%
2 TN101,617,6161234 0.29% 4,710 48.70% 48.41% 2.22% 0.44% 0.23%
3 AR6837,5821234 0.61% 5,123 48.13% 47.52% 2.68% 1.07% 0.59%
4 AL91,341,9291235 1.30% 17,462 48.75% 47.45% 1.23% 0.99% 1.58%
5 MS7892,6201234 1.32% 11,808 49.42% 48.09% 1.35% 0.61% 0.53%
6 KY91,294,6271234 1.46% 18,857 49.07% 47.61% 2.40% 0.43% 0.48%
7 SC8890,0831234 1.53% 13,647 49.57% 48.04% 1.59% 0.56% 0.25%
8 HI4303,2872134 1.90% 5,767 42.90% 44.80% 10.56% 1.08% 0.66%
9 NC131,855,8331234 2.12% 39,383 49.30% 47.18% 2.85% 0.52% 0.15%
10 DE3235,6681234 2.33% 5,498 47.21% 44.87% 6.91% 0.84% 0.17%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote R C A C %Margin Margin Reagan Carter Anderson Clark Other
1 DC3173,8892135 61.49% 106,918 13.41% 74.89% 9.28% 0.63% 1.79%
2 UT4604,2221234 52.20% 315,421 72.77% 20.57% 5.01% 1.20% 0.46%
3 ID4437,4311234 41.27% 180,507 66.46% 25.19% 6.19% 1.93% 0.24%
4 NE5640,8541234 39.49% 253,086 65.53% 26.04% 7.02% 1.42% 0.00%
5 ND3301,5451234 37.97% 114,506 64.23% 26.26% 7.84% 1.24% 0.42%
6 NV3247,8851234 35.64% 88,351 62.54% 26.89% 7.12% 1.76% 1.69%
7 WY3176,7131234 34.67% 61,273 62.64% 27.97% 6.83% 2.55% 0.00%
8 AZ6873,9451234 32.36% 282,845 60.61% 28.24% 8.81% 2.15% 0.19%
9 NH4383,9991234 29.39% 112,841 57.74% 28.35% 12.94% 0.54% 0.43%
10 SD4327,7031234 28.83% 94,488 60.53% 31.69% 6.54% 1.17% 0.08%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
ReaganCarterAnderson
Utah72.77%District of Columbia74.89%Massachusetts15.15%
Idaho66.46%Georgia55.76%Vermont14.90%
Nebraska65.53%West Virginia49.81%Rhode Island14.38%
North Dakota64.23%Tennessee48.41%New Hampshire12.94%
Wyoming62.64%Mississippi48.09%Connecticut12.22%
ClarkCommonerHall
Alaska11.66%Oregon1.15%District of Columbia0.21%
Montana2.70%Vermont1.09%Illinois0.20%
Wyoming2.55%District of Columbia1.05%Hawaii0.15%
Oregon2.19%Maine0.84%Arkansas0.15%
Colorado2.17%Virginia0.75%Alabama0.12%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
ReaganCarterAnderson
District of Columbia13.41%Utah20.57%Alabama1.23%
Rhode Island37.20%Idaho25.19%Mississippi1.35%
Georgia40.95%Nebraska26.04%South Carolina1.59%
Massachusetts41.90%North Dakota26.26%Louisiana1.70%
Minnesota42.56%Alaska26.41%Tennessee2.22%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
California1,301,237Vermont8,334
Florida793,945
Texas758,577
Ohio465,247
New York454,226


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
North Dakota32.12%Vermont5.24%
Nevada31.29%
Arkansas30.62%
South Dakota27.36%
Oklahoma24.32%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
California719,946New York-332,461
Florida536,395Pennsylvania-59,286
Texas469,753New Jersey-38,788
Louisiana270,152Massachusetts-23,260
Michigan255,976West Virginia-12,959


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Idaho28.30%New York-5.09%
Alaska28.22%West Virginia-1.73%
Nevada22.79%New Jersey-1.29%
Louisiana21.13%Pennsylvania-1.28%
Arizona17.67%Massachusetts-0.91%


State Ranks
Rank ReaganCarterAndersonClark
144700
274400
300501
400145


County Ranks
Rank ReaganCarterAndersonClark
12,21390000
28992,21200
3002,98970
4001012,817


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
ReaganCarterAnderson
Banner, NE90.41%Macon, AL80.10%Nantucket, MA21.63%
Madison, ID88.41%Hancock, GA78.50%Winnebago, IL21.50%
McIntosh, ND86.01%Duval, TX77.91%Dukes, MA20.88%
McPherson, SD85.60%Jefferson, MS77.09%Pitkin, CO20.82%
Franklin, ID85.31%Greene, AL76.55%Story, IA19.41%
ClarkCommonerHall
San Juan, CO6.56%Mendocino, CA3.35%Jefferson, AR1.11%
Pitkin, CO5.26%Lane, OR3.20%Ouachita, AR0.91%
Powell, MT4.74%Santa Cruz, CA3.12%Highland, OH0.79%
Chase, NE4.52%Sebastian, AR2.96%Crittenden, AR0.76%
Park, CO4.46%Marin, CA2.60%Kankakee, IL0.72%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
ReaganCarterAnderson
District of Columbia, DC13.41%Banner, NE6.20%Loving, TX0.00%
Macon, AL14.35%Madison, ID9.82%Kent, TX0.00%
Jefferson, MS20.17%McIntosh, ND10.72%Randolph, GA0.04%
Hancock, GA20.40%Hayes, NE11.23%Wilcox, AL0.18%
Duval, TX21.27%Sheridan, NE11.31%Lee, SC0.23%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
ReaganCarterAnderson
Los Angeles, CA1,224,533Cook, IL1,124,584Los Angeles, CA175,882
Cook, IL856,574Los Angeles, CA979,830Cook, IL149,712
Orange, CA529,797Wayne, MI522,024Middlesex, MA102,180
San Diego, CA435,910Philadelphia, PA421,253King, WA76,119
Harris, TX416,655Cuyahoga, OH307,448San Diego, CA67,491
ClarkCommonerHall
Los Angeles, CA37,832Los Angeles, CA14,970Cook, IL7,849
Cook, IL15,354Alameda, CA7,265New York, NY1,997
Orange, CA14,426Cook, IL6,199Kings, NY1,222
Santa Clara, CA11,051New York, NY5,361Jefferson, AL1,150
Maricopa, AZ10,825San Francisco, CA5,163Union, NJ1,127


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
ReaganCarterAnderson
Loving, TX50Loving, TX22Loving, TX0
Kenedy, TX76Banner, NE33Kent, TX0
King, TX144McPherson, NE49Randolph, GA1
Petroleum, MT225King, TX55Sterling, TX2
Hinsdale, CO232Arthur, NE57Kenedy, TX2


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Los Angeles, CA291,670Cook, IL74,694
Orange, CA176,707Monroe, NY46,372
San Diego, CA150,852Baltimore, MD37,178
Dade, FL146,919Erie, NY36,987
Kings, NY140,067Kent, MI27,991
Queens, NY117,697San Francisco, CA22,045
Harris, TX106,955Albany, NY20,051
Nassau, NY99,658Onondaga, NY14,943
Broward, FL98,450Baltimore, MD13,578
Middlesex, MA86,123Orleans, LA10,351


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Banner, NE70.37%Plaquemines, LA27.21%
Parmer, TX69.38%Sharkey, MS21.23%
Emmons, ND64.12%Noxubee, MS20.04%
Cimarron, OK61.41%Sumter, AL18.18%
Sherman, TX60.58%Kent, MI16.65%
Dolores, CO60.18%Monroe, NY15.23%
Pierce, ND60.08%Lamoille, VT14.64%
Kidder, ND59.12%Albany, NY13.87%
Rush, KS57.21%Baltimore, MD13.42%
Borden, TX57.20%Rensselaer, NY13.10%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Orange, CA122,779Kings, NY-92,551
San Diego, CA83,071Queens, NY-66,580
Broward, FL68,218Bronx, NY-54,544
Maricopa, AZ67,993Cook, IL-46,651
San Bernardino, CA60,927Nassau, NY-39,736
Tarrant, TX56,435Erie, NY-32,370
Palm Beach, FL54,273Essex, NJ-28,646
Dallas, TX53,828Philadelphia, PA-28,097
King, WA50,038Allegheny, PA-26,439
Pinellas, FL49,434Wayne, MI-22,146


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
McPherson, KS89.43%Marshall, KS-48.59%
Flagler, FL66.02%Searcy, AR-28.85%
Fayette, GA60.93%Harmon, OK-18.34%
Hernando, FL60.44%Dallam, TX-18.34%
Boise, ID58.18%Madison, LA-16.84%
Rockwall, TX57.11%Menominee, WI-16.58%
Williamson, TX56.74%Jackson, OH-16.40%
Jackson, SD56.30%Loving, TX-16.28%
Shannon, SD56.06%Bronx, NY-16.17%
Nevada, CA55.57%Union, GA-16.16%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
ReaganCarter
Pitkin, CO39.75%Chittenden, VT40.40%
Nantucket, MA40.49%Middlesex, MA42.46%
Washington, RI41.47%Berkshire, MA43.30%
Franklin, MA41.59%Yolo, CA43.32%
Tompkins, NY41.96%Clatsop, OR43.33%


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
ReaganCarter
Concho, TX49.40%Sequatchie, TN49.44%
Franklin, MS49.31%Mitchell, TX49.42%
Upshur, TX49.09%Greene, MS49.14%
Cherokee, TX49.01%Rutherford, NC49.01%
Decatur, TN48.95%Lincoln, KY48.99%




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