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Electoral history of Ronald Reagan

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Ronald Reagan

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This is the Electoral history of Ronald Reagan. Reagan, a Republican, served as the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and earlier as the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975).

California gubernatorial election, 1966

Results of the 1966 gubernatorial election

Republican primary

(Source:[1])

Democratic primary

(Source:[2])

General election

1966 gubernatorial election, California[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ronald Reagan 3,742,913 57.55
Democratic Pat Brown (incumbent) 2,749,174 42.27
Other Various candidates 11,358 0.18
Total votes 6,503,445 100.00
Voter turnout 57.70%
Republican gain from Democratic

1968 Presidential election

1968 Republican presidential primaries

Gold denotes a state won by Richard Nixon. Blue denotes a state won by Nelson Rockefeller. Green denotes a state won by James A. Rhodes. Purple denotes a state won by Ronald Reagan. Grey denotes a state that did not hold a primary.
  • States carried:[5]
    • Nixon - 9
    • Reagan - 1
    • Rhodes - 1
    • Rockefeller - 1

1968 Republican National Convention

The Republican Convention Talley
President (before switches) (after switches) Vice President
Richard M. Nixon 692 1238 Spiro T. Agnew 1119
Nelson Rockefeller 277 93 George Romney 186
Ronald Reagan 182 2 John V. Lindsay 10
Ohio Governor James A. Rhodes 55 Massachusetts Senator Edward Brooke 1
George Romney 50 James A. Rhodes 1
New Jersey Senator Clifford Case 22 Not Voting 16
Kansas Senator Frank Carlson 20
Arkansas Governor Winthrop Rockefeller 18 -
Hawaii Senator Hiram Fong 14 - -
Harold Stassen 2
New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay 1 -

California gubernatorial election, 1970

Results
1970 gubernatorial election, California[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ronald Reagan (incumbent) 3,439,174 52.83
Democratic Jesse M. Unruh 2,938,607 45.14
Peace and Freedom Ricardo Romo 65,954 1.01
American Independent William K. Shearer 65,847 1.01
Invalid or blank votes 123,851 1.87%
Total votes 6,633,433 100.00
Voter turnout 54.50%
Republican hold

1976 Presidential election

1976 electoral college vote.

1976 Republican presidential primaries

Shading indicates level of support; darker colors signify a win by 60% or more, lighter colors show a plurality or bare majority.
  • States carried:[8]
    • Ford - 27
    • Reagan - 23

1976 Republican National Convention (Presidential tally)

First ballot vote for the presidential nomination by state delegations
Republican National Convention Presidential nominee vote, 1976[9]
Candidate Votes Percentage
President Ford 1,187 52.57%
Ronald Reagan - 1,070 47.39%
Elliot Richardson 1 0.04%
Totals 2,258 100.00%

1976 Republican National Convention (Vice Presidential tally)

(Source:[10])

Election results

(Source:[11])
Presidential candidate Party Home state Popular vote Electoral
vote
Running mate
Count Pct Vice-presidential candidate Home state Elect. vote
James Earl Carter, Jr. Democratic Georgia 40,831,881 50.1% 297 (23 states and D.C.) Walter Frederick Mondale Minnesota 297 (23 states and D.C.)
Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. Republican Michigan 39,148,634 48.0% 240 (27 states) Robert Joseph Dole Kansas 241
Ronald Wilson Reagan Republican California (a) (a) 1 (faithless elector)
Eugene McCarthy (none) Minnesota 740,460 0.9% 0  (b)  (b) 0
Roger MacBride Libertarian Vermont 172,553 0.2% 0 David Bergland California 0
Lester Maddox American Independent Georgia 170,274 0.2% 0 William Dyke Wisconsin 0
Thomas J. Anderson American  (c) 158,271 0.2% 0 Rufus Shackelford   0
Peter Camejo Socialist Workers 90,986 0.1% 0 Willie Mae Reid 0
Other 218,525 0.3% Other
Total 81,531,584 100% 538 538
Needed to win 270 270

1980 Presidential election

1980 electoral collage vote

1980 Republican presidential primaries

Shading indicates level of support; darker colors signify a win by 60% or more, lighter colors show a plurality or bare majority.
  • States carried:[13]
    • Reagan - 44
    • Bush - 6

1980 Republican National Convention (Presidential tally)

Republican National Convention Presidential nominee vote, 1980[14]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Ronald Reagan 1,939 97.44%
John B. Anderson 37 1.86%
George H. W. Bush 13 0.65%
John B. Connally and Anne Armstrong 1 each 0.05%
Totals 2,258 100.00%

Election results

(Source:[15])
Presidential candidate Party Home state Popular vote Electoral
vote
Running mate
Count Pct Vice-presidential candidate Home state Elect. vote
Ronald Wilson Reagan Republican California 43,903,230 50.7% 489 (44 states) George Herbert Walker Bush Texas 489 (44 states)
James Earl Carter, Jr. Democratic Georgia 35,480,115 41.0% 49 (6 states and D.C.) Walter Frederick Mondale Minnesota 49 (6 states and D.C.)
John Bayard Anderson (none) Illinois 5,719,850 6.6% 0 Patrick John Lucey Wisconsin 0
Ed Clark Libertarian California 921,128 1.1% 0 David H. Koch Kansas 0
Barry Commoner Citizens Missouri 233,052 0.3% 0 La Donna Harris Oklahoma 0
John Rarick American Independent } 0.0% 0 Eileen Shearer 0
Ellen McCormack Right to Life New York 32,320 0.0% 0 Carroll Driscoll 0
Other 252,303 0.3% Other
Total 86,574,904 100% 538 538
Needed to win 270 270

1984 Presidential election

1984 electoral collage vote

1984 Republican presidential primaries

Reagan won every statewide contest.

(Source:[16])

Reagan won all states in the 1984 presidential primaries.

1984 Republican National Convention (Presidential tally)

(Source:[17])

Election results

(Source:[18])
Presidential candidate Party Home state Popular vote Electoral
vote
Running mate
Count Pct Vice-presidential candidate Home state Elect. vote
Ronald Wilson Reagan Republican California 54,455,472 58.8% 525 (49 states) George Herbert Walker Bush Texas 525 (49 states)
Walter Frederick Mondale Democratic Minnesota 37,577,352 40.6% 13 (1 state and D.C.) Geraldine Anne Ferraro New York 13 (1 state and D.C.)
David Bergland Libertarian California  228,111 0.3% 0 Jim Lewis Connecticut  0
Other 392,298 0.4% Other
Total 92,653,233 100% 538 538
Needed to win 270 270

See also

  • Democratic Party, Reagan was a member of this party early in his life, and was mainly opposed by this party during his political career.
  • Reagan Democrat, a term used for a traditional Democratic voter who defected from their party to support Reagan in 1980 and 1984.

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  11. ^ Leip, David. 1976 Presidential Election Results. Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections (August 7, 2005).
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  15. ^ Leip, David. 1980 Presidential Election Results. Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections (August 7, 2005).
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  18. ^ Leip, David. 1984 Presidential Election Results. Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections (August 19, 2015).
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