Electoral history of Ronald Reagan

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President Ronald W. Reagan, 1981

Electoral history of Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975):

Governor of California 1966[edit]

Republican primary for Governor of California, 1966[1][edit]

Democratic primary for Governor of California, 1966[2][edit]

California gubernatorial election, 1966[edit]

Candidate Party Votes % Counties Carried
Ronald Reagan Republican 3,742,913 57.6 55
Pat Brown(i) Democratic 2,749,174 42.3 3
Others   11,358 0.2 -
    6,503,445    

1968 Presidential Race[edit]

1968 Republican presidential primaries[edit]

  • States carried:[4]
    • Nixon - 9
    • Reagan - 1
    • Rhodes - 1
    • Rockefeller - 1

1968 Republican National Convention[edit]

The Republican Convention Talley
President (before switches) (after switches) Vice President
Richard M. Nixon 692 1238 Spiro T. Agnew 1119
Nelson Rockefeller 277 93 George Romney 186
Ronald Reagan 182 2 John V. Lindsay 10
Ohio Governor James A. Rhodes 55 Massachusetts Senator Edward Brooke 1
Michigan Governor George Romney 50 James A. Rhodes 1
New Jersey Senator Clifford Case 22 Not Voting 16
Kansas Senator Frank Carlson 20
Arkansas Governor Winthrop Rockefeller 18 -
Hawaii Senator Hiram Fong 14 - -
Harold Stassen 2
New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay 1 -

California gubernatorial election, 1970[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Ronald Reagan(i) Republican 3,439,174 52.8
Jesse M. Unruh Democratic 2,938,607 45.1
Ricardo Romo Peace & Freedom 65,954 1.0
William K. Shearer American Independent 65,847 1.0
    6,509,549  

1976 Presidential Race[edit]

1976 Republican presidential primaries[edit]

  • States carried:[6]
    • Ford - 27
    • Reagan - 23

1976 Republican National Convention (Presidential tally)[7][edit]

1976 Republican National Convention (Vice Presidential tally)[8][edit]

Election Results[edit]

Presidential candidate Party Home state Popular vote Electoral
vote
Running mate
Count Pct Vice-presidential candidate Home state Elect. vote
James Earl Carter, Jr. Democratic Georgia 40,831,881 50.1% 297 (23 states and D.C.) Walter Frederick Mondale Minnesota 297 (23 states and D.C.)
Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. Republican Michigan 39,148,634 48.0% 240 (27 states) Robert Joseph Dole Kansas 241
Ronald Wilson Reagan Republican California (a) (a) 1 (faithless elector)
Eugene McCarthy (none) Minnesota 740,460 0.9% 0  (b)  (b) 0
Roger MacBride Libertarian Vermont 172,553 0.2% 0 David Bergland California 0
Lester Maddox American Independent Georgia 170,274 0.2% 0 William Dyke Wisconsin 0
Thomas J. Anderson American  (c) 158,271 0.2% 0 Rufus Shackelford   0
Peter Camejo Socialist Workers 90,986 0.1% 0 Willie Mae Reid 0
Other 218,525 0.3% Other
Total 81,531,584 100% 538 538
Needed to win 270 270

Source (Popular Vote): Leip, David. 1976 Presidential Election Results. Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections (August 7, 2005).

1980 Presidential Race[edit]

1980 electoral collage vote

1980 Republican presidential primaries[edit]

  • States carried:[10]
    • Reagan - 44
    • Bush - 6

1980 Republican National Convention (Presidential tally)[11][edit]

Election Results[edit]

Presidential candidate Party Home state Popular vote Electoral
vote
Running mate
Count Pct Vice-presidential candidate Home state Elect. vote
Ronald Wilson Reagan Republican California 43,903,230 50.7% 489 (44 states) George Herbert Walker Bush Texas 489 (44 states)
James Earl Carter, Jr. Democratic Georgia 35,480,115 41.0% 49 (6 states and D.C.) Walter Frederick Mondale Minnesota 49 (6 states and D.C.)
John Bayard Anderson (none) Illinois 5,719,850 6.6% 0 Patrick John Lucey Wisconsin 0
Ed Clark Libertarian California 921,128 1.1% 0 David H. Koch Kansas 0
Barry Commoner Citizens Missouri 233,052 0.3% 0 La Donna Harris Oklahoma 0
John Rarick American Independent {{{pv}}} 0.0% 0 Eileen Shearer 0
Ellen McCormack Right to Life New York 32,320 0.0% 0 Carroll Driscoll 0
Other 252,303 0.3% Other
Total 86,574,904 100% 538 538
Needed to win 270 270

Source (Popular Vote): Leip, David. 1980 Presidential Election Results. Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections (August 7, 2005).

1984 Presidential Race[edit]

1984 electoral collage vote

1984 Republican presidential primaries[12][edit]

Reagan won all states

1984 Republican National Convention (Presidential tally)[13][edit]

Election Results[edit]

Presidential candidate Party Home state Popular vote Electoral
vote
Running mate
Count Pct Vice-presidential candidate Home state Elect. vote
Ronald Wilson Reagan Republican California 54,455,472 58.8% 525 (49 states) George Herbert Walker Bush Texas 525 (49 states)
Walter Frederick Mondale Democratic Minnesota 37,577,352 40.6% 13 (1 state and D.C.) Geraldine Anne Ferraro New York 13 (1 state and D.C.)
David Bergland Libertarian California  228,111 0.3% 0 Jim Lewis Connecticut  0
Other 392,298 0.4% Other
Total 92,653,233 100% 538 538
Needed to win 270 270

References[edit]