United States presidential election, 1984

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1980 United States 1988
United States presidential election, 1984
November 6, 1984
Official Portrait of President Reagan 1981.jpg U.S Vice-President Walter Mondale.jpg
Nominee Ronald Reagan Walter Mondale
Party Republican Democrat
Home state California Minnesota
Running mate George H. W. Bush Geraldine Ferraro
Electoral vote 525 13
States won 49 1 + DC
Popular vote 54,455,472 37,577,352
Percentage 58.8% 40.6%
United States presidential election, 1984

Presidential election results map. Red denotes states won by Reagan/Bush, Blue denotes the state won by Mondale/Ferraro.

Incumbent President
Ronald Reagan
Republican
President-Elect
Ronald Reagan
Republican

This election was a contest between Democrat Walter Mondale (the vice president of Jimmy Carter) and Republican Ronald Reagan (the president at the time).

During the debates, Mondale criticized Ronald Reagan's idea (called Strategic Defense Initiative) to build a missile defense system and also criticized him for making the government borrow too much money.

The bad economy of 1982 ended, and the economy recovered very quickly. During the election, the economy was the greatest has ever been in many years. Ronald Reagan called it "Morning In America".

Ronald Reagan won the election by a huge landslide (winning 49 out of 50 states).

This election is the highest electoral vote for a Republican nominee. It is the lowest electoral vote for a Democratic nominee.

Candidates[change | edit source]

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