United States presidential election in New Mexico, 1980

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United States presidential election in New Mexico, 1980
New Mexico
1976 ←
November 4, 1980 → 1984

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Nominee Ronald Reagan Jimmy Carter John B. Anderson
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Home state California Georgia Illinois
Running mate George H. W. Bush Walter Mondale Patrick Lucey
Electoral vote 4 0 0
Popular vote 250,779 167,826 29,459
Percentage 54.9% 36.8% 6.5%

President before election

Jimmy Carter

Elected President

Ronald Reagan

The 1980 United States presidential election in New Mexico took place on November 4, 1980. All 50 states and The District of Columbia, were part of the 1980 United States presidential election. New Mexico voters chose four electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

New Mexico was won by former California Governor Ronald Reagan by a 17 point landslide.[1] President of the United States Jimmy Carter failed to gain reelection against Reagan. New Mexico election results reflect the Republican Party's re-consolidation under what is popularly call the "Reagan Revolution,"[2] which sounded overwhelming conservative electoral victories across the United States.


  1. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  2. ^ Jerry Lanson (2008-11-06). "A historic victory. A changed nation. Now, can Obama deliver?". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 2013-04-27.