United States presidential election in North Carolina, 1980

United States presidential election in North Carolina, 1980
North Carolina
November 4, 1980

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 13 0 0
Popular vote 915,018 875,635 52,800
Percentage 49.30% 47.18% 2.85%

President before election

Jimmy Carter

Elected President

Ronald Reagan

The 1980 United States presidential election in North Carolina took place on November 4, 1980 throughout all 50 states and D.C., which was part of the 1980 United States presidential election. Voters chose 13 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

North Carolina barely voted for the Republican nominee, Governor Ronald Reagan, over the Democratic nominee, President Jimmy Carter in a close battle. Independent Candidate Republican Congressman John B. Anderson, proved to be a minor spoilsport, taking two percent of the vote from Reagan and Carter. The Final numbers were 49.30% for Reagan to 47.18% for Carter and 2.85% for Anderson.


United States presidential election in North Carolina, 1980[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Ronald Reagan 915,018 49.30% 13
Democratic Jimmy Carter (incumbent) 875,635 47.18% 0
Independent John B. Anderson 52,800 2.85% 0
Libertarian Edward Clark 9,677 0.52% 0
Citizens Barry Commoner 2,287 0.12% 0
Socialist Workers Clifton Deberry 416 0.02 0
Totals 1,855,833 100.0% 13
Voter turnout 54.52%


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