United States presidential election in California, 1984

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United States presidential election in California, 1984
California
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November 6, 1984
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  Official Portrait of President Reagan 1981.jpg U.S Vice-President Walter Mondale.jpg
Nominee Ronald Reagan Walter Mondale
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California Minnesota
Running mate George H.W. Bush Geraldine Ferraro
Electoral vote 47 0
Popular vote 5,467,009 3,922,519
Percentage 57.51% 41.27%

California Presidential Election Results by County, 1984.svg

County Results
  Mondale—60-70%
  Mondale—50-60%
  Mondale—<50%
  Reagan—50-60%
  Reagan—60-70%
  Reagan—70-80%

President before election

Ronald Reagan
Republican

Elected President

Ronald Reagan
Republican

Reagan and cohort, just after the announcement of his 1984 electoral victory. Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, California.

The 1984 United States presidential election in California refers to how California participated in the 1984 United States presidential election. California voted for the Republican incumbent and former California Governor, Ronald Reagan, in a landslide over the Democratic challenger, former Minnesota Senator and Vice President Walter Mondale. Reagan easily won his home state with a comfortable 16.24% margin and carried all but five counties. Despite this, California's margin was 1.98% more Democratic than the nation as a whole, a sign of the state's future trend toward the Democratic Party.

Reagan is the last Republican to carry these California counties in a Presidential election: Contra Costa, Humboldt, Lake, Los Angeles, Mendocino, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma. Reagan is also the last Republican to carry the majority of the counties in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in California, 1984[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Ronald Reagan (incumbent) 5,467,009 57.51% 47
Democratic Walter Mondale 3,922,519 41.27% 0
Libertarian David Bergland 49,951 0.53% 0
American Independent Bob Richards 39,265 0.41% 0
Peace and Freedom Sonia Johnson 26,297 0.28% 0
No party Write-in 366 0.00% 0
No party Dennis L. Serrette (write-in) 16 0.00% 0
Invalid or blank votes
Totals 9,505,423 100.00% 47
Voter turnout

Results by county[edit]

County Reagan Votes Mondale Votes Others Votes
Orange 74.70% 635,013 24.27% 206,272 1.03% 8,792
Mono 72.31% 2,659 26.16% 962 1.52% 56
Sutter 71.23% 14,477 27.24% 5,535 1.53% 311
Inyo 70.32% 5,863 28.30% 2,360 1.38% 115
Glenn 69.74% 6,020 28.82% 2,488 1.44% 124
Modoc 69.49% 2,995 28.28% 1,219 2.23% 96
Ventura 68.67% 151,383 30.19% 66,550 1.15% 2,529
Colusa 65.30% 3,388 33.25% 1,725 1.45% 75
San Diego 65.30% 502,344 33.41% 257,029 1.29% 9,894
Kern 65.03% 94,776 34.01% 49,567 0.96% 1,401
El Dorado 64.93% 27,583 33.69% 14,312 1.37% 583
San Bernardino 64.80% 222,071 33.98% 116,454 1.22% 4,180
Calaveras 64.26% 7,632 34.36% 4,081 1.38% 164
Kings 64.10% 13,364 35.13% 7,324 0.77% 160
Tulare 63.88% 51,066 35.11% 28,065 1.02% 812
San Luis Obispo 63.72% 49,035 35.02% 26,946 1.26% 969
Yuba 63.52% 9,780 34.68% 5,339 1.81% 278
Riverside 63.48% 182,324 35.53% 102,043 0.99% 2,835
Butte 63.06% 45,381 35.32% 25,421 1.61% 1,162
Placer 62.94% 38,035 35.24% 21,294 1.82% 1,098
Tehama 62.78% 11,586 35.37% 6,527 1.85% 342
Santa Barbara 62.76% 89,314 36.01% 51,243 1.24% 1,763
Nevada 62.36% 19,809 35.25% 11,198 2.40% 761
Shasta 62.19% 33,041 36.32% 19,298 1.48% 788
Imperial 62.01% 13,829 36.94% 8,237 1.05% 235
Amador 61.48% 6,986 36.86% 4,188 1.66% 189
Mariposa 61.20% 3,989 36.81% 2,399 1.99% 130
Lassen 61.09% 5,352 37.14% 3,254 1.77% 155
San Benito 60.71% 5,695 37.89% 3,554 1.40% 131
Madera 60.04% 13,954 38.70% 8,994 1.26% 293
Trinity 59.71% 3,544 37.37% 2,218 2.91% 173
San Joaquin 59.61% 81,795 39.24% 53,846 1.15% 1,572
Stanislaus 59.23% 55,665 39.86% 37,459 0.92% 861
Merced 58.85% 24,997 40.05% 17,012 1.10% 468
Del Norte 58.41% 3,996 39.41% 2,696 2.18% 149
Siskiyou 58.25% 10,544 39.39% 7,130 2.36% 427
Tuolumne 58.09% 10,485 40.35% 7,283 1.57% 283
Napa 57.77% 26,322 40.82% 18,599 1.40% 640
Monterey 57.16% 55,710 41.79% 40,733 1.05% 1,027
Sierra 56.86% 1,078 41.19% 781 1.95% 37
Alpine 56.65% 264 41.63% 194 1.72% 8
Plumas 56.61% 5,224 41.58% 3,837 1.81% 167
Sacramento 55.56% 204,922 43.14% 159,128 1.30% 4,791
Lake 54.83% 10,874 43.61% 8,648 1.56% 309
Santa Clara 54.81% 288,638 43.65% 229,865 1.54% 8,136
Solano 54.51% 51,678 44.29% 41,982 1.20% 1,138
Los Angeles 54.50% 1,424,113 44.35% 1,158,912 1.14% 29,889
Contra Costa 54.48% 172,331 44.57% 140,994 0.95% 2,993
Fresno 54.30% 104,757 44.74% 86,315 0.97% 1,864
Mendocino 52.09% 16,369 45.85% 14,407 2.06% 646
San Mateo 51.87% 135,185 46.91% 122,268 1.22% 3,178
Humboldt 51.64% 27,832 46.79% 25,217 1.56% 842
Sonoma 51.08% 76,447 47.64% 71,295 1.28% 1,915
Marin 49.02% 56,887 49.58% 57,533 1.40% 1,630
Yolo 47.84% 24,329 50.89% 25,879 1.27% 645
Santa Cruz 45.20% 41,652 53.27% 49,091 1.52% 1,404
Alameda 40.01% 192,408 58.65% 282,041 1.34% 6,425
San Francisco 31.44% 90,219 67.35% 193,278 1.21% 3,475

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1984 Presidential General Election Results - California". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2008-08-25.