1980 Presidential General Election Results - California
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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
Ronald ReaganGeorge BushRepublican 4,524,858 52.69%45
James CarterWalter MondaleDemocrat 3,083,661 35.91%0
John AndersonPatrick LuceyIndependent 739,833 8.62%0
Edward ClarkDavid KochLibertarian 148,434 1.73%0
Barry CommonerLaDonna HarrisIndependent 61,063 0.71%0
YOther (+) - - 29,214 0.34%0
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Demographic Data

1980 Population:23,667,765Enum.1980 Population Density:58.6persons/km2
1970 Population:19,971,069Enum.1970 Population Density:49.4persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:45Electoral Vote Density:525,950persons/EV
Land Area (2000):403,933km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:1.7%

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Data Sources:
  • Source for Popular Vote data: California Secretary of State, comp., "President," Statement of Vote General Election November 4, 1980 (Sacramento, 1980)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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