1980 United States presidential election in Maryland Information

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United States presidential election in Maryland, 1980

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Nominee Jimmy Carter Ronald Reagan John B. Anderson
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Home state Georgia California Illinois
Running mate Walter Mondale George H. W. Bush Patrick Lucey
Electoral vote 10 0 0
Popular vote 726,161 680,606 119,537
Percentage 47.12% 44.18% 7.76%

President before election

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

Elected President

Ronald Reagan
Republican

The 1980 United States presidential election in Maryland took place on November 4, 1980, as part of the 1980 United States presidential election. Voters chose ten representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

On election night, several news outlets actually incorrectly called the state for Ronald Reagan. In a similar vein, many of the same news outlets also called Massachusetts for President Carter, despite the fact that Reagan would ultimately end up winning that state by a very close margin.

Maryland was won by incumbent President Jimmy Carter ( D- Georgia), with 47.12% of the popular vote, over former Governor Ronald Reagan ( R- California) with 44.18% of the popular vote and Republican US Representative John B. Anderson running as an independent candidate ( I- Illinois) with 7.76% of the popular vote. [1] Reagan ultimately won the national vote, defeating Carter. [2]

Results

United States presidential election in Maryland, 1980 [1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Jimmy Carter 726,161 47.12% 10
Republican Ronald Reagan 680,606 44.18% 0
Independent John B. Anderson 119,537 7.76% 0
Libertarian Ed Clark 14,192 0.92% 0
Totals 1,540,496 100.0% 10

By county

County Carter% Carter# Reagan% Reagan# Anderson% Anderson# Clark% Clark# Total
Allegany 38.65% 12,167 55.62% 17,512 4.72% 1,486 1.01% 319 29,679
Anne Arundel 38.58% 50,780 52.76% 69,443 7.61% 10,020 1.06% 1,389 120,223
Baltimore 43.33% 121,280 47.33% 132,490 8.25% 23,096 1.09% 3,051 253,770
Calvert 43.65% 4,745 50.05% 5,440 5.43% 590 0.87% 95 10,185
Caroline 41.88% 2,833 52.95% 3,582 4.30% 291 0.87% 59 6,415
Carroll 31.55% 10,393 60.29% 19,859 6.81% 2,243 1.35% 445 30,252
Cecil 42.12% 7,937 51.33% 9,673 5.50% 1,037 1.06% 199 17,610
Charles 40.36% 8,887 53.62% 11,807 5.24% 1,153 0.79% 173 20,694
Dorchester 46.52% 4,908 48.91% 5,160 3.41% 360 1.16% 122 10,068
Frederick 34.83% 13,629 56.31% 22,033 7.39% 2,891 1.47% 577 35,662
Garrett 31.69% 2,708 64.07% 5,475 3.16% 270 1.08% 92 8,183
Harford 39.34% 20,042 52.44% 26,713 7.38% 3,761 0.83% 425 46,755
Howard 40.12% 20,702 47.04% 24,272 11.68% 6,028 1.16% 597 44,974
Kent 47.37% 2,986 45.83% 2,889 5.89% 371 0.92% 58 5,875
Montgomery 39.76% 105,822 47.16% 125,515 12.30% 32,730 0.78% 2,084 231,337
Prince George's 50.91% 98,757 40.71% 78,977 7.51% 14,574 0.87% 1,679 177,734
Queen Anne's 41.92% 3,820 52.12% 4,749 5.27% 480 0.69% 63 8,569
St. Mary's 42.18% 6,773 51.49% 8,267 5.56% 892 0.77% 124 15,040
Somerset 48.18% 3,342 47.74% 3,312 3.10% 215 0.98% 68 6,654
Talbot 37.30% 3,995 56.43% 6,044 5.32% 570 0.95% 102 10,039
Washington 36.12% 14,118 58.60% 22,901 4.32% 1,689 0.96% 375 37,019
Wicomico 43.05% 9,431 51.26% 11,229 4.99% 1,092 0.70% 153 20,660
Worcester 40.98% 4,195 52.38% 5,362 5.72% 586 0.91% 93 9,557
Baltimore City 72.48% 191,911 21.87% 57,902 4.95% 13,112 0.70% 1,850 249,813

References

  1. ^ a b Maryland Manual 1981–1982. The Hall of Records Commission of the State of Maryland. p. 585. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "1980 Presidential General Election Results". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 8 June 2012.