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1980 Presidential Election Interactive Map

270 electoral votes to win

Change history with the 1980 presidential election interactive map.

Update a state winner by clicking it to rotate through candidates. Alternately, select a candidate color in the Map Color Palette, then select states to apply. Use the edit button in the Palette to update candidate information.

Split electoral vote states - if any - are not interactive. Use the table below the map to make changes.

For full details, see the user guide.

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Split Electoral Votes

States shown here did not allocate all their available electoral votes to one candidate. The historical split can be edited in this table. You can also use the drop down menu to split other states.

Removing the split () will set the state to undecided and make it interactive on the map.

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1980 Actual Election Results

Candidate Party Electoral Votes Popular Votes
Ronald Reagan Republican 489 43,901,812
Jimmy Carter (I) Democratic 49 35,483,820
John Anderson Independent 0 5,719,850
Ed Clark Libertarian 0 921,128

1980 Election Facts

  • Independent candidate John B. Anderson received 5,719,437 votes, but no Electoral Votes
  • Issues of the Day: Iran hostage crisis, USSR invasion of Afghanistan (Summer Olympics boycott), Inflation