1984 United States presidential election

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1984 United States presidential election

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538 members of the Electoral College
270 electoral votes needed to win
Turnout53.3%[1] Increase 0.7 pp
  Ronald Reagan 1985 presidential portrait (cropped).jpg Vice President Mondale 1977 closeup.jpg
Nominee Ronald Reagan Walter Mondale
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California Minnesota
Running mate George H. W. Bush Geraldine Ferraro
Electoral vote 525 13
States carried 49 1 + DC
Popular vote 54,455,472 37,577,352
Percentage 58.8% 40.6%

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Presidential election results map. Red denotes states won by Reagan/Bush and blue denotes those won by Mondale/Ferraro. Numbers indicate electoral votes cast by each state and the District of Columbia.

President before election

Ronald Reagan
Republican

Elected President

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 received the highest electoral votes towards any presidential nominee in American history.[2] It is the lowest electoral vote for a Democratic nominee and the highest for a Republican to date.[2]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The Election of 1984". Boundless.com. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "1984 PRESIDENTIAL ANNOUNCEMENT SPEECH OF GEORGE McGOVERN".