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1984 Presidential Election


Ronald Reagan vs Walter Mondale (November 6th, 1984)


The Democrats one of their worst losses in history when their candidate, Walter Mondale, faced off against incumbent Ronald Reagan in a 525 to 13 result.
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Ronald Reagan (CA)
Republican

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: Goerge H.W. Bush
Carried Home State (California): Yes
Incumbent Status: Yes
525
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
49 of 50 states carried (98%)


54,455,472
Popular Vote (59.2%)
13
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
1 of 50 states carried (2%)


37,577,352
Popular Vote (40.8%)
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Walter Mondale (MN)
Democrat

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: Geraldine Ferraro
Carried Home State (Minnesota): Yes
Incumbent Status: No


COMING SOON.


STATES VOTING/VOTES (538 TOTAL):
525
13
Alabama (9)
Alaska (3)
Arizona (7)
Arkansas (6)
California (47)
Colorado (8)
Connecticut (8)
Delaware (3)
Florida (21)
Georgia (12)
Hawaii (4)
Idaho (4)
Illinois (24)
Indiana (12)
Iowa (8)
Kansas (7)
Kentucky (9)
Louisiana (10)
Maine (0)*
Maine (4)*
Maryland (10)
Massachusetts (13)
Michigan (20)
Minnesota (10)
Mississippi (7)
Missouri (11)
Montana (4)
Nebraska (5)*
Nebraska (0)*
Nevada (4)
New Hampshire (4)
New Jersey (16)
New Mexico (5)
New York (36)
North Carolina (13)
North Dakota (3)
Ohio (23)
Oklahoma (8)
Oregon (7)
Pennsylvania (25)
Rhode Island (4)
South Carolina (8)
South Dakota (3)
Tennessee (11)
Texas (29)
Utah (5)
Vermont (3)
Virginia (12)
Washington (10)
West Virginia (6)
Wisconsin (11)
Wyoming (3)
Dictrict of Colombia (3)


* Maine and Nebraska are the only two states that do not follow the 'winner-take-all' rule regarding their Electoral Votes per candidate. This allows for a more proportional division of the claimed Electoral Votes. States with a historically high number of Electoral Votes are shown in YELLOW. These are typically 'power states' needed by both sides to claim a clear victory. While these usually vote consistently along a party line, some have been shown to be 'swing states' with changing support from term-to-term.


NOTES:
The Democratic Party suffered a crushing defeat as only the candidate's home state of Minnesota was claimed (as was D.C.), earning candidate Walter Mondale just thirteen Electoral College votes to Ronald Reagan's 525.
TOTAL ELECTORAL VOTES AVAILABLE by REGION:
NORTHEAST - 113 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont)
MIDWEST - 137 (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
WEST - 111 (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)
SOUTH - 174 (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia)
SPECIAL - 3 (District of Colombia)