US Election 1980

Election of 1980 Summary

Jimmy Carter had his fair share of issues as president. For example, he dealt with the American hostage situation in Iran, a staggering economy, and an energy crisis.

Ronald Reagan was the favorite of the Republican party. He got the nomination with George H.W. Bush and his running-mate. Reagan won most of the debates before the election, which helped him get into the lead at the polls.

Ronald Reagan became the 40th president in American history easily defeating Carter. While Reagan gained 489 electoral votes, Carter only received 49.

Ronald Reagan

Fortieth president of the United States

Vice President: George H. W. Bush
Total Electoral Votes: 489
Electoral Vote: 90.9%
Political Party: Republican

Ronald Reagan

1980 Election Timeline

1968: Richard Nixon
1972: Richard Nixon
1976: Jimmy Carter
1980: Ronald Reagan

1984: Ronald Reagan
1988: George H.W. Bush
1992: Bill Clinton
1996: Bill Clinton

US Election 1980 Timeline

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