1984 United States presidential election
The 1984 United States presidential election happened on November 6, 1984. Ronald Reagan, the incumbent president and Republican candidate, won the election. He defeated Walter Mondale, the Democratic candidate, who was the vice president of Jimmy Carter.
538 members of the Electoral College
270 electoral votes needed to win
|Turnout||53.3% 0.7 pp|
Presidential election results map. Red denotes states won by Reagan/Bush and blue denotes those won by Mondale/Ferraro. Numbers indicate electoral votes cast by each state and the District of Columbia.
During the debates, Mondale criticized Ronald Reagan's idea (called Strategic Defense Initiative) to build a missile defense system and also criticized him for making the government borrow too much money.
The bad economy of 1982 ended, and the economy recovered very quickly. During the election, the economy was the greatest it had been in many years. Ronald Reagan called it "Morning In America".
Ronald Reagan won the election by a huge landslide (winning 49 out of 50 states).
This election received the highest electoral votes towards any presidential nominee in American history. It is the lowest electoral vote for a Democratic nominee and the highest for a Republican to date.
- Ronald Reagan, President of the United States from California
- Harold Stassen, former governor of Minnesota
- Ben Fernandez, former Special Ambassador to Paraguay from California
Former Governor Harold Stassen of Minnesota
- Walter Mondale, former U.S. vice president and former U.S. senator from Minnesota
- Gary Hart, U.S. senator from Colorado
- Jesse Jackson, reverend and civil rights activist from Illinois
- John Glenn, U.S. senator from Ohio
- George McGovern, former U.S. senator and 1972 Democratic nominee from South Dakota 
- Reubin Askew, former Governor of Florida
- Joe Biden, U.S. senator from Delaware
- Alan Cranston, U.S. senator from California
- Ernest Hollings, U.S. senator from South Carolina
Former Vice President Walter Mondale from Minnesota
Senator Gary Hart from Colorado
Reverend Jesse Jackson from Illinois
Senator John Glenn from Ohio
Former Senator George McGovern from South Dakota
Senator Alan Cranston from California
Senator Ernest Hollings from South Carolina
Former Governor Reubin Askew of Florida
- ↑ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved October 21, 2012.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "The Election of 1984". Boundless.com. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "1984 PRESIDENTIAL ANNOUNCEMENT SPEECH OF GEORGE McGOVERN".