1980 United States presidential election in Tennessee

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United States presidential election in Tennessee, 1980

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Nominee Ronald Reagan Jimmy Carter
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California Georgia
Running mate George H. W. Bush Walter Mondale
Electoral vote 10 0
Popular vote 787,761 783,051
Percentage 48.70% 48.41%

President before election

Jimmy Carter

Elected President

Ronald Reagan

The 1980 United States presidential election in Tennessee took place on November 4, 1980. All 50 states and The District of Columbia were part of the 1980 United States presidential election. Tennessee voters chose 10 electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Tennessee was won by former California Governor Ronald Reagan (R) by a very slim margin of 0.29 points,[1] partly because of President Jimmy Carter's southern roots. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Tipton County voted for the Democratic candidate.


  1. ^ "1980 Presidential General Election Results - Tennessee". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved May 21, 2015.