United States presidential election in New Jersey, 1984

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United States presidential election in New Jersey, 1984

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  Official Portrait of President Reagan 1985 crop.jpg U.S Vice-President Walter Mondale.jpg
Nominee Ronald Reagan Walter Mondale
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California Minnesota
Running mate George H. W. Bush Geraldine Ferraro
Electoral vote 16 0
Popular vote 1,933,630 1,261,323
Percentage 60.1% 39.2%

New Jersey Presidential Election Results by County, 1984.svg
County Results
  Mondale—50-60%
  Reagan—50-60%
  Reagan—60-70%
  Reagan—70-80%

President before election

Ronald Reagan
Republican

Elected President

Ronald Reagan
Republican

The 1984 United States presidential election in New Jersey took place on November 6, 1984. All 50 states and the District of Columbia, were part of the 1984 United States presidential election. New Jersey voters chose 16 electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

New Jersey was won by the Republican nominees, incumbent President Ronald Reagan of California and incumbent Vice President George H.W. Bush of Texas. Reagan and Bush defeated the Democratic nominees, former Vice President Walter Mondale of Minnesota and his running mate Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro of New York.

Reagan carried New Jersey with 60.09 percent of the vote to Mondale’s 39.20 percent, a margin of 20.89 percent.[1]

Reagan also swept nearly every county in the state. Mondale’s only county victory was Essex County, where he defeated Reagan 55.1%–43.5%. This remains the last election in which a Republican presidential nominee has won heavily Democratic Hudson County and Mercer County,[2] both of which narrowly defected to Reagan in 1984 primarily due to the support of working-class Reagan Democrats.

New Jersey weighed in for this election as 1% more Republican than the national average.

Results

United States presidential election in New Jersey, 1984
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Ronald Reagan 1,933,630 60.09% 16
Democratic Walter Mondale 1,261,323 39.20% 0
Workers World Larry Holmes 8,404 0.26% 0
Libertarian David Bergland 6,416 0.20% 0
New Alliance Dennis Serrette 2,293 0.07% 0
Workers League Edward Winn 537 0.02% 0
Communist Party Gus Hall 1,564 0.05% 0
Socialist Workers Melvin T. Mason 1,264 0.04% 0
Citizens Sonia Johnson 1,247 0.04% 0
Totals 3,217,862 100.0% 16
Voter Turnout (Voting age/Registered) 57%/79%

Results by county

Ronald Wilson Reagan
Republican
Walter Fritz Mondale
Democratic
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % #
Atlantic 49,158 59.33% 33,240 40.12% 453 0.55% 15,918 19.21% 82,851
Bergen 268,507 63.22% 155,039 36.50% 1,172 0.28% 113,468 26.72% 424,718
Burlington 89,815 60.83% 57,467 38.92% 377 0.26% 32,348 21.91% 147,659
Camden 109,749 54.63% 90,233 44.92% 904 0.45% 19,516 9.71% 200,886
Cape May 28,786 68.06% 13,378 31.63% 133 0.31% 15,408 36.43% 42,297
Cumberland 29,398 57.47% 21,141 41.33% 616 1.20% 8,257 16.14% 51,155
Essex 136,798 43.49% 173,295 55.09% 4,450 1.41% -36,497 -11.60% 314,543
Gloucester 54,041 62.08% 32,702 37.57% 307 0.35% 21,339 24.51% 87,050
Hudson 112,834 54.18% 94,304 45.29% 1,106 0.53% 18,530 8.90% 208,244
Hunterdon 29,737 72.39% 10,972 26.71% 370 0.90% 18,765 45.68% 41,079
Mercer 71,195 51.55% 66,398 48.07% 528 0.38% 4,797 3.47% 138,121
Middlesex 160,221 59.82% 104,905 39.17% 2,727 1.02% 55,316 20.65% 267,853
Monmouth 152,595 65.52% 79,382 34.08% 932 0.40% 73,213 31.43% 232,909
Morris 137,719 71.91% 53,201 27.78% 584 0.30% 84,518 44.13% 191,504
Ocean 124,391 70.23% 51,012 28.80% 1,710 0.97% 73,379 41.43% 177,113
Passaic 101,951 58.28% 69,590 39.78% 3,399 1.94% 32,361 18.50% 174,940
Salem 17,368 65.66% 8,935 33.78% 149 0.56% 8,433 31.88% 26,452
Somerset 66,303 66.77% 31,924 32.15% 1,069 1.08% 34,379 34.62% 99,296
Sussex 35,680 75.36% 11,502 24.29% 163 0.34% 24,178 51.07% 47,345
Union 135,446 59.11% 92,056 40.17% 1,638 0.71% 43,390 18.94% 229,140
Warren 21,938 67.07% 10,647 32.55% 122 0.37% 11,291 34.52% 32,707
Totals 1,933,630 60.09% 1,261,323 39.20% 22,909 0.71% 672,307 20.89% 3,217,862

See also

References

  1. ^ "1984 Presidential General Election Results - New Jersey". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
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