Republican Party presidential primaries, 1984

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Republican Party presidential primaries, 1984

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Candidate Ronald Reagan
Home state California
Contests won 51
Popular vote 6,484,987
Percentage 98.8%

Previous Republican nominee

Ronald Reagan

Republican nominee

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan announcing his reelection campaign from the Oval Office on January 29, 1984
Reagan campaigning in Fairfield, Connecticut near the end of the subsequent general election campaign

The 1984 Republican presidential primaries were the selection process by which voters of the Republican Party chose its nominee for President of the United States in the 1984 U.S. presidential election. Incumbent President Ronald Reagan was again selected as the nominee through a series of primary elections and caucuses culminating in the 1984 Republican National Convention held from August 20 to August 23, 1984, in Dallas, Texas.

The primaries were uneventful as Reagan was virtually assured of the nomination by virtue of his popularity within the party. Thus, he faced only token opposition in the primary race.



Withdrew during primaries


The popular vote from the Republican primaries was as follows:[1]

  • Ronald Reagan (inc.): 6,484,987 (98.78%)
  • Unpledged delegates: 55,458 (0.85%)
  • Harold Stassen: 12,749 (0.19%)
  • Ben Fernandez: 202 (0.00%)

Reagan was renominated by a vote of 2,233 (two delegates abstained). For the only time in American history, the vice presidential roll call was taken concurrently with the presidential roll call. Vice President George H. W. Bush was overwhelmingly renominated. This was the last time in the 20th century that the Vice Presidential candidate of either major party was nominated by roll call vote.

The Balloting
Presidential Ballot Vice Presidential Ballot
Ronald Reagan 2,233 George H. W. Bush 2,231
Abstaining 2 Abstaining 2
Jack Kemp 1
Jeane Kirkpatrick 1

See also


  1. ^ "US President - R Primaries Race - Feb 20, 1984". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2015-08-25.
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