1980 United States presidential election in Illinois

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United States presidential election in Illinois, 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 26 0 0
Popular vote 2,358,049 1,981,413 346,754
Percentage 49.7% 41.7% 7.3%

President before election

Jimmy Carter

Elected President

Ronald Reagan

The 1980 United States presidential election in Illinois took place on November 4, 1980. All 50 states and The District of Columbia, were part of the 1980 United States presidential election. Illinois voters chose 26 electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Illinois, the state where Republican candidate, former California Governor Ronald Reagan was born and raised, was won by him with an 8% margin of victory over Democratic candidate, President Jimmy Carter.[1] Despite being the home state of Congressman John B. Anderson, he only won 7.3% of the popular vote, 346,754 votes, and failed to carry any counties.

This election is the most recent in which Rock Island County voted Republican.


  1. ^ "1980 Presidential General Election Results - Illinois". Uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved May 17, 2015.