ⓘ 1980 United States presidential election in Vermont

                                     

ⓘ 1980 United States presidential election in Vermont

The 1980 United States presidential election in Vermont took place on November 4, 1980, as part of the 1980 United States presidential election which was held throughout all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Voters chose three representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Vermont voted for Republican nominee Ronald Reagan in California and his partner George Bush in Texas. Reagan 44.37% of the vote incumbent Democrat Jimmy Carter 38.41%, while the margin of victory 5.96%. Independent John Anderson took 14.90%.

While winning a national electoral landslide, Reagans victory in the Green Mountain state was a weak victory of the Republicans in the green Mountain state since the founding of the GOP, with only Barry Goldwater having made worse when he was lost in the 1964 Democratic landslide.

Long a stronghold of liberal republicanism, Vermont is the only state in the country to swing Democratic in the 1980s, putting a more comfortable 11.20% margin of victory of a moderate Republican Gerald Ford just four years earlier, in 1976, while other nation swung hard to the side of the Republican party in 1980. While Ford swept every County in Vermont, Reagan lost two Northwest counties, Chittenden and Grand Isle, Carter. The conservative Reagan would bleed significant support in the state of John Anderson, who was a liberal Republican Congressman before installing his independent bid for the presidency.

The current President is already embattled Democratic Carter suffered in a state of strong third party candidate, liberal Republican Congressman, who ran in 1980 as an independent after failing to win the Republican partys own nomination as a presidential candidate John Anderson. Anderson was very popular among liberal and moderate votes in New England, who viewed Reagan too far right and falling normally democratic voters who were dissatisfied with the policy of the Carter administration. New England in General will prove Andersons strong region of the country, with all 6 New England States to give double-digit percentages in Anderson. In fact, Vermont will eventually be the second strongest state John Anderson in the country after neighboring Massachusetts, his 14.9% votes in the state in more than two 6.61% he received nationwide.

With Reagans victory only 44.37% of the vote, he became the first presidential candidate from the Republicans to win the popular vote Vermonts many since William Howard Taft to the state only 37.13% of the votes in the 1912 year. It was the second and last time today that happened.

These elections mark the beginning of the transition of Vermont from staunchly Republican States, to become one of the most democratic States. Ronald Reagan represented the domination of the conservative movement in the modern Republican party, which would become increasingly dominated by conservatives, southerners, Evangelical Christians during and after intake of Reagans. Vermont are, therefore, to begin the transition to more Democrats in the coming years. This is a very democratic state today, by 2019, as it was for over 25 years.

Then the activist Bernie Sanders served as elector for Andrew pulley, a Trotskyist and a candidate from the Socialist workers party.

                                     
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