United States presidential election in Washington (state), 1980

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United States presidential election in Washington, 1980

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Nominee Ronald Reagan Jimmy Carter John B. Anderson
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Home state California Georgia Illinois
Running mate George H. W. Bush Walter Mondale Patrick Lucey
Electoral vote 9 0 0
Popular vote 865,244 650,193 185,073
Percentage 49.66% 37.32% 10.62%

United States presidential election in Washington (state), 1980 results by county.svg
County results

President before election

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

Elected President

Ronald Reagan
Republican

The 1980 United States presidential election in Washington was held on November 4, 1980. Republican candidate Ronald Reagan won the state of Washington with 49.66 percent of the vote, carrying the state’s nine electoral votes. During the previous election in 1976, Reagan, who was not on the ballot in any of the fifty states, received one of Washington’s electoral votes by faithless elector Mike Padden.

Reagan won every county in the state except Gray’s Harbor and Pacific Counties, neither of which ever voted Republican between 1956 and 2012. As of the 2016 presidential election, Reagan’s 1980 effort remains the last Republican win in Jefferson County and was the last in Cowlitz County until 2016.[1] Third-party candidate John B. Anderson did well in Western Washington,[2] gaining many voters from disaffected major-party supporters and exceeding 14 percent of the vote in Kitsap and San Juan Counties.[3] Anderson was less successful east of the Cascades, apart from college-influenced Whitman County.

Results

United States presidential election in Washington, 1980[3]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Ronald Reagan 865,244 49.66% 9
Democrat Jimmy Carter 650,193 37.32% 0
Independent John B. Anderson 185,073 10.62% 0
Libertarian Edward Clark 29,213 1.68% 0
Citizens Barry Commoner 9,403 0.54% 0
- Other 3,268 0.19% 0
Totals 1,742,394 100.0% 9

Results by county

Ronald Wilson Reagan
Republican
James Earl Carter
Democratic
John Bayard Anderson
Independent
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Adams 3,248 68.01% 1,223 25.61% 255 5.34% 50 1.05% 2,025 42.40% 4,776
Asotin 3,275 49.18% 2,724 40.91% 539 8.09% 121 1.82% 551 8.27% 6,659
Benton 28,728 64.68% 11,561 26.03% 3,301 7.43% 823 1.85% 17,167 38.65% 44,413
Chelan 11,299 56.92% 6,483 32.66% 1,608 8.10% 460 2.32% 4,816 24.26% 19,850
Clallam 11,515 51.65% 8,029 36.01% 2,172 9.74% 580 2.60% 3,486 15.64% 22,296
Clark 33,223 46.10% 30,584 42.43% 6,445 8.94% 1,823 2.53% 2,639 3.66% 72,075
Columbia 1,349 64.67% 587 28.14% 119 5.70% 31 1.49% 762 36.53% 2,086
Cowlitz 13,154 45.93% 12,560 43.86% 2,336 8.16% 589 2.06% 594 2.07% 28,639
Douglas 5,171 59.38% 2,833 32.53% 564 6.48% 141 1.62% 2,338 26.85% 8,709
Ferry 1,108 52.76% 802 38.19% 127 6.05% 63 3.00% 306 14.57% 2,100
Franklin 7,327 61.26% 3,719 31.09% 699 5.84% 216 1.81% 3,608 30.16% 11,961
Garfield 875 57.60% 509 33.51% 122 8.03% 13 0.86% 366 24.09% 1,519
Grant 11,152 61.29% 5,673 31.18% 1,091 6.00% 280 1.54% 5,479 30.11% 18,196
Grays Harbor 10,226 40.19% 11,290 44.37% 3,267 12.84% 661 2.60% -1,064 -4.18% 25,444
Island 10,926 58.87% 5,422 29.21% 1,800 9.70% 411 2.21% 5,504 29.66% 18,559
Jefferson 3,645 44.61% 3,279 40.13% 876 10.72% 370 4.53% 366 4.48% 8,170
King 272,567 45.42% 235,046 39.16% 76,119 12.68% 16,425 2.74% 37,521 6.25% 600,157
Kitsap 29,420 48.79% 20,893 34.65% 8,525 14.14% 1,458 2.42% 8,527 14.14% 60,296
Kittitas 5,359 49.86% 4,075 37.91% 1,066 9.92% 248 2.31% 1,284 11.95% 10,748
Klickitat 3,113 49.54% 2,596 41.31% 423 6.73% 152 2.42% 517 8.23% 6,284
Lewis 13,636 59.94% 6,962 30.60% 1,603 7.05% 548 2.41% 6,674 29.34% 22,749
Lincoln 3,324 62.28% 1,597 29.92% 357 6.69% 59 1.11% 1,727 32.36% 5,337
Mason 6,745 49.10% 5,241 38.15% 1,353 9.85% 398 2.90% 1,504 10.95% 13,737
Okanogan 6,460 51.71% 4,634 37.09% 1,030 8.24% 369 2.95% 1,826 14.62% 12,493
Pacific 3,132 39.09% 3,727 46.52% 945 11.79% 208 2.60% -595 -7.43% 8,012
Pend Oreille 2,136 55.70% 1,399 36.48% 221 5.76% 79 2.06% 737 19.22% 3,835
Pierce 90,247 51.13% 64,444 36.51% 18,345 10.39% 3,475 1.97% 25,803 14.62% 176,511
San Juan 2,363 46.97% 1,666 33.11% 728 14.47% 274 5.45% 697 13.85% 5,031
Skagit 15,520 50.68% 11,299 36.90% 2,854 9.32% 950 3.10% 4,221 13.78% 30,623
Skamania 1,416 45.75% 1,373 44.36% 218 7.04% 88 2.84% 43 1.39% 3,095
Snohomish 66,153 48.68% 52,003 38.26% 14,465 10.64% 3,286 2.42% 14,150 10.41% 135,907
Spokane 78,096 55.51% 49,263 35.02% 11,258 8.00% 2,068 1.47% 28,833 20.49% 140,685
Stevens 7,094 61.53% 3,584 31.08% 601 5.21% 251 2.18% 3,510 30.44% 11,530
Thurston 26,369 48.10% 20,508 37.41% 5,993 10.93% 1,953 3.56% 5,861 10.69% 54,823
Wahkiakum 828 46.57% 751 42.24% 148 8.32% 51 2.87% 77 4.33% 1,778
Walla Walla 11,223 59.14% 5,825 30.70% 1,591 8.38% 338 1.78% 5,398 28.44% 18,977
Whatcom 21,371 46.40% 18,430 40.02% 4,906 10.65% 1,350 2.93% 2,941 6.39% 46,057
Whitman 8,636 50.73% 5,726 33.63% 2,331 13.69% 331 1.94% 2,910 17.09% 17,024
Yakima 33,815 55.21% 21,873 35.71% 4,672 7.63% 893 1.46% 11,942 19.50% 61,253
Totals 865,244 49.66% 650,193 37.32% 185,073 10.62% 41,884 2.40% 215,051 12.34% 1,742,394

References

  1. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  2. ^ 1980 Presidential Election; Percentage of Vote for John B. Anderson
  3. ^ a b "1980 Presidential General Election Results – Washington". Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
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