United States presidential election in Virginia, 1980 Article

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United States presidential election in Virginia, 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 12 0 0
Popular vote 989,609 752,174 95,418
Percentage 53.03% 40.31% 5.11%

President before election

Jimmy Carter
Democratic

Elected President

Ronald Reagan
Republican

The 1980 United States presidential election in Virginia took place on November 4, 1980. All fifty states and the District of Columbia, were part of the 1980 United States presidential election. Virginia voters chose twelve electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president of the United States.

Virginia was won by former California Governor Ronald Reagan of California with 53.03 percent of the vote, who was running against incumbent United States President Jimmy Carter of Georgia and Representative John B. Anderson of Illinois. The national election was ultimately won by Reagan with 50.75 percent of the vote.

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last occasion when Franklin County, Isle of Wight County, Craig County, Louisa County and Pulaski County have voted for a Democratic presidential candidate. It is also the last time Arlington County and Alexandria City have voted for a Republican presidential candidate. [1]

Results

United States presidential election in Virginia, 1980 [2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Ronald Reagan 989,609 53.03% 12
Democratic Jimmy Carter ( inc.) 752,174 40.31% 0
Independent John B. Anderson 95,418 5.11% 0
Citizens Barry Commoner 14,024 0.75% 0
Libertarian Ed Clark 12,821 0.69% 0
Socialist Workers Clifton DeBerry 1,986 0.11% 0
Totals 1,866,032 100.00% 12

Results by county

Ronald Wilson Reagan
Republican
James Earl Carter
Democratic
John Bayard Anderson
Independent
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County or Independent City # % # % # % # % # % #
Accomack County 5,371 50.21% 4,872 45.54% 292 2.73% 163 1.52% 499 4.66% 10,698
Albemarle County 10,424 53.23% 7,293 37.24% 1,435 7.33% 430 2.20% 3,131 15.99% 19,582
Alleghany County 2,185 45.94% 2,411 50.69% 116 2.44% 44 0.93% -226 -4.75% 4,756
Amelia County 1,969 53.20% 1,643 44.39% 52 1.41% 37 1.00% 326 8.81% 3,701
Amherst County 5,088 57.56% 3,476 39.32% 208 2.35% 68 0.77% 1,612 18.24% 8,840
Appomattox County 2,548 60.42% 1,492 35.38% 85 2.02% 92 2.18% 1,056 25.04% 4,217
Arlington County 30,854 46.15% 26,502 39.64% 8,042 12.03% 1,463 2.19% 4,352 6.51% 66,861
Augusta County 11,011 64.32% 5,202 30.39% 539 3.15% 368 2.15% 5,809 33.93% 17,120
Bath County 921 45.89% 999 49.78% 70 3.49% 17 0.85% -78 -3.89% 2,007
Bedford County 6,608 55.81% 4,721 39.87% 336 2.84% 175 1.48% 1,887 15.94% 11,840
Bland County 1,278 54.50% 1,002 42.73% 35 1.49% 30 1.28% 276 11.77% 2,345
Botetourt County 4,408 51.24% 3,698 42.99% 329 3.82% 167 1.94% 710 8.25% 8,602
Brunswick County 2,310 39.39% 3,430 58.49% 70 1.19% 54 0.92% -1,120 -19.10% 5,864
Buchanan County 4,554 42.85% 5,768 54.27% 95 0.89% 212 1.99% -1,214 -11.42% 10,629
Buckingham County 1,864 47.51% 1,933 49.27% 77 1.96% 49 1.25% -69 -1.76% 3,923
Campbell County 9,592 65.16% 4,473 30.39% 396 2.69% 260 1.77% 5,119 34.77% 14,721
Caroline County 2,071 40.18% 2,924 56.73% 116 2.25% 43 0.83% -853 -16.55% 5,154
Carroll County 5,905 61.29% 3,437 35.68% 183 1.90% 109 1.13% 2,468 25.62% 9,634
Charles City County 506 23.74% 1,564 73.39% 39 1.83% 22 1.03% -1,058 -49.65% 2,131
Charlotte County 2,322 51.26% 2,108 46.53% 59 1.30% 41 0.91% 214 4.72% 4,530
Chesterfield County 37,908 70.71% 13,060 24.36% 2,182 4.07% 463 0.86% 24,848 46.35% 53,613
Clarke County 1,876 57.44% 1,156 35.39% 177 5.42% 57 1.75% 720 22.05% 3,266
Craig County 768 43.17% 946 53.18% 41 2.30% 24 1.35% -178 -10.01% 1,779
Culpeper County 4,312 59.43% 2,519 34.72% 231 3.18% 193 2.66% 1,793 24.71% 7,255
Cumberland County 1,515 50.10% 1,355 44.81% 51 1.69% 103 3.41% 160 5.29% 3,024
Dickenson County 3,687 46.12% 4,177 52.25% 77 0.96% 54 0.68% -490 -6.13% 7,995
Dinwiddie County 3,369 48.01% 3,475 49.52% 107 1.52% 67 0.95% -106 -1.51% 7,018
Essex County 1,581 52.93% 1,280 42.85% 76 2.54% 50 1.67% 301 10.08% 2,987
Fairfax County 137,620 57.41% 73,734 30.76% 24,605 10.26% 3,746 1.56% 63,886 26.65% 239,705
Fauquier County 6,782 58.11% 4,119 35.30% 548 4.70% 221 1.89% 2,663 22.82% 11,670
Floyd County 2,447 56.60% 1,642 37.98% 131 3.03% 103 2.38% 805 18.62% 4,323
Fluvanna County 1,605 50.41% 1,424 44.72% 108 3.39% 47 1.48% 181 5.68% 3,184
Franklin County 4,993 45.02% 5,685 51.26% 304 2.74% 108 0.97% -692 -6.24% 11,090
Frederick County 7,293 67.61% 2,948 27.33% 455 4.22% 91 0.84% 4,345 40.28% 10,787
Giles County 2,978 42.91% 3,627 52.26% 211 3.04% 124 1.79% -649 -9.35% 6,940
Gloucester County 4,261 53.96% 3,138 39.74% 354 4.48% 144 1.82% 1,123 14.22% 7,897
Goochland County 2,423 49.68% 2,290 46.96% 113 2.32% 51 1.05% 133 2.73% 4,877
Grayson County 3,494 53.37% 2,875 43.91% 106 1.62% 72 1.10% 619 9.45% 6,547
Greene County 1,702 60.55% 925 32.91% 105 3.74% 79 2.81% 777 27.64% 2,811
Greensville County 1,583 41.66% 2,142 56.37% 39 1.03% 36 0.95% -559 -14.71% 3,800
Halifax County 5,088 51.73% 4,528 46.03% 125 1.27% 95 0.97% 560 5.69% 9,836
Hanover County 14,262 70.02% 5,383 26.43% 589 2.89% 134 0.66% 8,879 43.59% 20,368
Henrico County 50,505 66.85% 21,023 27.83% 2,956 3.91% 1,067 1.41% 29,482 39.02% 75,551
Henry County 8,258 46.44% 8,800 49.49% 355 2.00% 370 2.08% -542 -3.05% 17,783
Highland County 751 58.76% 487 38.11% 25 1.96% 15 1.17% 264 20.66% 1,278
Isle of Wight County 3,526 45.30% 3,951 50.76% 197 2.53% 110 1.41% -425 -5.46% 7,784
James City County 4,289 53.29% 3,068 38.12% 551 6.85% 140 1.74% 1,221 15.17% 8,048
King and Queen County 949 44.14% 1,128 52.47% 43 2.00% 30 1.40% -179 -8.33% 2,150
King George County 1,784 53.54% 1,318 39.56% 185 5.55% 45 1.35% 466 13.99% 3,332
King William County 2,036 56.54% 1,446 40.16% 80 2.22% 39 1.08% 590 16.38% 3,601
Lancaster County 2,780 61.01% 1,567 34.39% 106 2.33% 104 2.28% 1,213 26.62% 4,557
Lee County 4,417 47.10% 4,758 50.74% 137 1.46% 65 0.69% -341 -3.64% 9,377
Loudoun County 12,076 58.93% 6,694 32.67% 1,312 6.40% 410 2.00% 5,382 26.26% 20,492
Louisa County 2,633 46.14% 2,809 49.23% 160 2.80% 104 1.82% -176 -3.08% 5,706
Lunenburg County 2,045 49.44% 1,958 47.34% 59 1.43% 74 1.79% 87 2.10% 4,136
Madison County 1,959 55.64% 1,351 38.37% 156 4.43% 55 1.56% 608 17.27% 3,521
Mathews County 2,204 59.31% 1,300 34.98% 148 3.98% 64 1.72% 904 24.33% 3,716
Mecklenburg County 4,853 54.45% 3,790 42.52% 142 1.59% 128 1.44% 1,063 11.93% 8,913
Middlesex County 1,810 54.13% 1,395 41.72% 90 2.69% 49 1.47% 415 12.41% 3,344
Montgomery County 8,222 47.41% 7,455 42.98% 1,400 8.07% 267 1.54% 767 4.42% 17,344
Nelson County 1,866 41.50% 2,410 53.60% 143 3.18% 77 1.71% -544 -12.10% 4,496
New Kent County 1,739 57.30% 1,204 39.67% 68 2.24% 24 0.79% 535 17.63% 3,035
Northampton County 2,165 45.65% 2,363 49.82% 114 2.40% 101 2.13% -198 -4.17% 4,743
Northumberland County 2,598 60.00% 1,551 35.82% 109 2.52% 72 1.66% 1,047 24.18% 4,330
Nottoway County 2,813 50.13% 2,593 46.21% 113 2.01% 92 1.64% 220 3.92% 5,611
Orange County 3,381 54.90% 2,420 39.30% 241 3.91% 116 1.88% 961 15.61% 6,158
Page County 4,297 60.20% 2,607 36.52% 161 2.26% 73 1.02% 1,690 23.68% 7,138
Patrick County 3,436 56.12% 2,382 38.90% 105 1.71% 200 3.27% 1,054 17.21% 6,123
Pittsylvania County 12,022 59.28% 7,653 37.74% 250 1.23% 355 1.75% 4,369 21.54% 20,280
Powhatan County 2,933 64.18% 1,484 32.47% 98 2.14% 55 1.20% 1,449 31.71% 4,570
Prince Edward County 2,774 49.55% 2,553 45.61% 137 2.45% 134 2.39% 221 3.95% 5,598
Prince George County 3,389 57.56% 2,310 39.23% 130 2.21% 59 1.00% 1,079 18.33% 5,888
Prince William County 23,061 58.95% 12,787 32.69% 2,676 6.84% 595 1.52% 10,274 26.26% 39,119
Pulaski County 5,747 47.73% 5,769 47.92% 343 2.85% 181 1.50% -22 -0.18% 12,040
Rappahannock County 1,179 49.81% 1,055 44.57% 99 4.18% 34 1.44% 124 5.24% 2,367
Richmond County 1,567 62.81% 854 34.23% 49 1.96% 25 1.00% 713 28.58% 2,495
Roanoke County 17,182 55.76% 12,114 39.31% 1,286 4.17% 232 0.75% 5,068 16.45% 30,814
Rockbridge County 2,784 49.04% 2,475 43.60% 296 5.21% 122 2.15% 309 5.44% 5,677
Rockingham County 11,397 63.82% 5,294 29.64% 771 4.32% 397 2.22% 6,103 34.17% 17,859
Russell County 4,778 43.94% 5,764 53.01% 125 1.15% 207 1.90% -986 -9.07% 10,874
Scott County 4,744 50.54% 4,314 45.96% 153 1.63% 176 1.87% 430 4.58% 9,387
Shenandoah County 7,517 67.10% 3,137 28.00% 385 3.44% 164 1.46% 4,380 39.10% 11,203
Smyth County 6,033 50.86% 5,335 44.98% 224 1.89% 269 2.27% 698 5.88% 11,861
Southampton County 2,997 45.50% 3,347 50.81% 163 2.47% 80 1.21% -350 -5.31% 6,587
Spotsylvania County 5,385 53.82% 4,039 40.37% 464 4.64% 117 1.17% 1,346 13.45% 10,005
Stafford County 7,106 58.85% 4,211 34.87% 623 5.16% 135 1.12% 2,895 23.98% 12,075
Surry County 962 34.10% 1,756 62.25% 63 2.23% 40 1.42% -794 -28.15% 2,821
Sussex County 1,664 38.94% 2,447 57.27% 86 2.01% 76 1.78% -783 -18.32% 4,273
Tazewell County 7,021 48.67% 7,003 48.55% 225 1.56% 176 1.22% 18 0.12% 14,425
Warren County 3,861 55.79% 2,597 37.53% 297 4.29% 165 2.38% 1,264 18.27% 6,920
Washington County 8,402 53.87% 6,390 40.97% 382 2.45% 423 2.71% 2,012 12.90% 15,597
Westmoreland County 2,510 50.31% 2,271 45.52% 133 2.67% 75 1.50% 239 4.79% 4,989
Wise County 5,767 43.89% 6,779 51.59% 258 1.96% 337 2.56% -1,012 -7.70% 13,141
Wythe County 4,758 54.28% 3,677 41.95% 164 1.87% 167 1.91% 1,081 12.33% 8,766
York County 6,744 55.58% 4,532 37.35% 723 5.96% 134 1.10% 2,212 18.23% 12,133
Alexandria City 17,865 44.23% 17,134 42.42% 4,546 11.26% 843 2.09% 731 1.81% 40,388
Bedford City 1,145 47.26% 1,149 47.42% 75 3.10% 54 2.23% -4 -0.17% 2,423
Bristol City 3,432 52.68% 2,889 44.34% 160 2.46% 34 0.52% 543 8.33% 6,515
Buena Vista City 942 45.09% 1,031 49.35% 59 2.82% 57 2.73% -89 -4.26% 2,089
Charlottesville City 5,907 40.56% 6,866 47.15% 1,377 9.46% 412 2.83% -959 -6.59% 14,562
Chesapeake City 17,888 48.47% 17,155 46.49% 1,189 3.22% 672 1.82% 733 1.99% 36,904
Clifton Forge City 716 39.23% 1,012 55.45% 68 3.73% 29 1.59% -296 -16.22% 1,825
Colonial Heights City 5,012 70.96% 1,692 23.96% 219 3.10% 140 1.98% 3,320 47.01% 7,063
Covington City 1,187 37.68% 1,813 57.56% 101 3.21% 49 1.56% -626 -19.87% 3,150
Danville City 10,665 61.43% 6,138 35.35% 296 1.70% 263 1.51% 4,527 26.07% 17,362
Emporia City 988 51.95% 855 44.95% 41 2.16% 18 0.95% 133 6.99% 1,902
Fairfax City 4,475 55.91% 2,614 32.66% 800 10.00% 115 1.44% 1,861 23.25% 8,004
Falls Church City 2,485 52.23% 1,703 35.79% 497 10.45% 73 1.53% 782 16.44% 4,758
Franklin City 1,045 42.55% 1,324 53.91% 62 2.52% 25 1.02% -279 -11.36% 2,456
Fredericksburg City 2,502 50.36% 2,174 43.76% 245 4.93% 47 0.95% 328 6.60% 4,968
Galax City 1,188 51.81% 1,061 46.27% 31 1.35% 13 0.57% 127 5.54% 2,293
Hampton City 17,023 45.08% 18,517 49.03% 1,598 4.23% 627 1.66% -1,494 -3.96% 37,765
Harrisonburg City 3,388 58.45% 1,896 32.71% 403 6.95% 109 1.88% 1,492 25.74% 5,796
Hopewell City 4,423 56.19% 3,102 39.41% 178 2.26% 169 2.15% 1,321 16.78% 7,872
Lexington City 956 45.90% 963 46.23% 129 6.19% 35 1.68% -7 -0.34% 2,083
Lynchburg City 15,245 62.44% 7,783 31.88% 854 3.50% 535 2.19% 7,462 30.56% 24,417
Manassas City 3,009 60.76% 1,565 31.60% 318 6.42% 60 1.21% 1,444 29.16% 4,952
Manassas Park City 729 58.13% 447 35.65% 52 4.15% 26 2.07% 282 22.49% 1,254
Martinsville City 3,433 48.82% 3,337 47.45% 162 2.30% 100 1.42% 96 1.37% 7,032
Newport News City 22,423 47.73% 22,066 46.97% 2,068 4.40% 425 0.90% 357 0.76% 46,982
Norfolk City 27,506 40.93% 35,118 52.26% 3,333 4.96% 1,243 1.85% -7,612 -11.33% 67,200
Norton City 572 40.86% 762 54.43% 42 3.00% 24 1.71% -190 -13.57% 1,400
Petersburg City 5,001 37.67% 7,931 59.73% 254 1.91% 91 0.69% -2,930 -22.07% 13,277
Poquoson City 2,338 68.78% 877 25.80% 158 4.65% 26 0.76% 1,461 42.98% 3,399
Portsmouth City 13,660 38.00% 20,900 58.14% 1,124 3.13% 265 0.74% -7,240 -20.14% 35,949
Radford City 1,964 44.01% 2,225 49.85% 233 5.22% 41 0.92% -261 -5.85% 4,463
Richmond City 34,629 39.76% 47,975 55.08% 3,502 4.02% 1,000 1.15% -13,346 -15.32% 87,106
Roanoke City 15,164 43.39% 18,139 51.91% 1,350 3.86% 293 0.84% -2,975 -8.51% 34,946
Salem City 4,862 51.78% 4,091 43.57% 359 3.82% 77 0.82% 771 8.21% 9,389
South Boston City 1,615 60.97% 971 36.66% 51 1.93% 12 0.45% 644 24.31% 2,649
Staunton City 4,819 60.79% 2,658 33.53% 311 3.92% 139 1.75% 2,161 27.26% 7,927
Suffolk City 7,179 42.82% 9,064 54.07% 360 2.15% 162 0.97% -1,885 -11.24% 16,765
Virginia Beach City 47,936 60.50% 24,895 31.42% 4,830 6.10% 1,574 1.99% 23,041 29.08% 79,235
Waynesboro City 3,697 61.84% 1,926 32.22% 255 4.27% 100 1.67% 1,771 29.63% 5,978
Williamsburg City 1,344 45.51% 1,199 40.60% 340 11.51% 70 2.37% 145 4.91% 2,953
Winchester City 4,240 64.02% 2,006 30.29% 320 4.83% 57 0.86% 2,234 33.73% 6,623
Totals 989,609 53.03% 752,174 40.31% 95,418 5.11% 28,831 1.55% 237,435 12.72% 1,866,032

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. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1980election.pdf