1980 Presidential General Election Results - South Carolina
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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
Ronald ReaganGeorge BushRepublican 441,207 49.57%8
James CarterWalter MondaleDemocrat 427,560 48.04%0
John AndersonPatrick LuceyIndependent 14,150 1.59%0
Edward ClarkDavid KochLibertarian 4,975 0.56%0
YOther (+) - - 2,191 0.25%0
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Maps1980 South Carolina County Map of General Election Results for President
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Demographic Data

1980 Population:3,120,729Enum.1980 Population Density:40.0persons/km2
1970 Population:2,590,713Enum.1970 Population Density:33.2persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:8Electoral Vote Density:390,091persons/EV
Land Area (2000):77,983km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:1.9%

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Data Sources:
  • 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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