1984 United States presidential election in Maryland

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United States presidential election in Maryland, 1984

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Nominee Ronald Reagan Walter Mondale
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California Minnesota
Running mate George H. W. Bush Geraldine Ferraro
Electoral vote 10 0
Popular vote 879,918 787,935
Percentage 52.51% 47.02%

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

President before election

Ronald Reagan
Republican

Elected President

Ronald Reagan
Republican

The 1984 United States presidential election in Maryland took place on November 6, 1984, as part of the 1984 United States presidential election. Voters chose ten representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Maryland was won by incumbent President Ronald Reagan (R-California), with 52.51% of the popular vote, over former Vice President Walter Mondale (D-Minnesota) with 47.02% of the popular vote, a 5.49% margin.[1]

The vast majority of counties voted for Reagan, winning not just the traditionally Republican western region and Eastern Shore, but also the traditionally Democratic central portion of the state. The race, however, was extremely close due to Mondale's strong performance in the city of Baltimore and Prince George's County, including Reagan's weak performance in Montgomery County, which he won by 888 votes, which also make this the last time as of the 2016 election that a Republican won this county.

Reagan ultimately won the national vote, defeating Mondale.[2]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Maryland, 1984[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Ronald Reagan 879,918 52.51% 10
Democratic Walter Mondale 787,935 47.02% 0
Libertarian David Bergland 5,721 0.34% 0
Communist Gus Hall 898 0.05% 0
Workers World Larry Holmes 745 0.04% 0
New Alliance Dennis L. Serrette 656 0.04% 0
Totals 1,675,873 100.0% 10

By county[edit]

County Reagan% Reagan# Mondale% Mondale# Others% Others# Total
Allegany 63.30% 19,763 35.69% 11,143 1.02% 317 30,906
Anne Arundel 66.04% 94,171 33.36% 47,565 0.60% 855 141,736
Baltimore 61.31% 171,929 38.12% 106,908 0.57% 1,591 278,837
Calvert 59.99% 8,303 39.41% 5,455 0.59% 82 13,758
Caroline 68.69% 4,876 30.96% 2,198 0.35% 25 7,074
Carroll 75.22% 27,230 24.58% 8,898 0.20% 71 36,128
Cecil 65.93% 13,111 33.60% 6,681 0.47% 93 19,792
Charles 60.97% 16,132 38.79% 10,264 0.24% 64 26,396
Dorchester 67.12% 6,699 31.66% 3,160 1.22% 122 9,859
Frederick 68.67% 29,606 31.11% 13,411 0.22% 96 43,017
Garrett 74.31% 7,042 25.18% 2,386 0.52% 49 9,428
Harford 68.41% 37,382 31.36% 17,133 0.23% 127 54,515
Howard 57.78% 35,641 41.68% 25,713 0.54% 334 61,354
Kent 61.63% 3,897 37.80% 2,390 0.57% 36 6,287
Montgomery 50.00% 146,924 49.69% 146,036 0.31% 910 292,960
Prince George's 40.96% 95,121 58.59% 136,063 0.45% 1,036 231,184
Queen Anne's 69.49% 6,784 30.09% 2,938 0.42% 41 9,722
St. Mary's 63.39% 11,201 36.33% 6,420 0.28% 49 17,621
Somerset 64.68% 4,508 34.99% 2,439 0.33% 23 6,947
Talbot 71.32% 8,028 28.41% 3,198 0.27% 30 11,226
Washington 66.68% 27,118 32.78% 13,329 0.54% 219 40,447
Wicomico 66.27% 16,124 33.54% 8,160 0.20% 48 24,284
Worcester 68.32% 8,208 31.38% 3,770 0.30% 36 11,978
Baltimore City 28.20% 80,120 71.18% 202,277 0.62% 1,766 282,397

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Maryland Manual 1985–1986. The Hall of Records Commission of the State of Maryland. p. 611. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "1984 Presidential General Election Results". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 8 June 2012.