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1984 United States presidential election in Colorado

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1984 United States presidential election in Colorado

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Ronald Reagan 1985 presidential portrait (cropped).jpg
Vice President Mondale 1977 closeup.jpg
Nominee Ronald Reagan Walter Mondale
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California Minnesota
Running mate George H.W. Bush Geraldine Ferraro
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 821,818 454,974
Percentage 63.44% 35.12%

CO1984.jpg
County Results

President before election

Ronald Reagan
Republican

Elected President

Ronald Reagan
Republican

The 1984 United States presidential election in Colorado took place on November 6, 1984. All 50 states and the District of Columbia, were part of the 1984 United States presidential election. State voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president of the United States.

Colorado was won by incumbent United States President Ronald Reagan of California, who was running against former Vice President Walter Mondale of Minnesota. Reagan ran for a second time with incumbent Vice President and former C.I.A. Director George H. W. Bush of Texas, and Mondale ran with Representative Geraldine Ferraro of New York, the first major female candidate for the vice presidency.

Partisan background

The presidential election of 1984 was a very partisan election for Colorado, with over 98% of the electorate voting for either the Democratic or Republican parties, though several parties appeared on the ballot.[1] As was typical for the time, the large majority of counties in Colorado voted mainly for the Republican candidate. Since the election, the trend of Colorado becoming a swing state became apparent in the elections of the 1990s and 2000s. Reagan did best in Rio Blanco County, and Mondale did the best in Costilla County, along the Southern Rockies. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Adams County, Boulder County, Gilpin County, Lake County, Pitkin County, Saguache County, and San Miguel County voted for a Republican presidential candidate.[2] This is also the last election in which Colorado was decided by double digits.

Republican victory

On the campaign trail, President Reagan is welcomed at the graduation commencement for the United States Air Force Academy, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. May, 1984.
On the campaign trail, President Reagan is welcomed at the graduation commencement for the United States Air Force Academy, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. May, 1984.

Reagan won the election in Colorado with a resounding 28 point sweep-out landslide. These very decisive results in Colorado, which was rapidly transitioning toward swing state by this time, are reflective of a nationwide reconsolidation of base for the Republican Party which took place through the 1980s; called by Reagan the "second American Revolution."[3] This was most evident during the 1984 presidential election. No Republican candidate has received as strong of support in the American West at large, as Reagan did.

It is speculated that Mondale lost support with voters nearly immediately during the campaign, namely during his acceptance speech at the 1984 Democratic National Convention. There he stated that he intended to increase taxes. To quote Mondale, "By the end of my first term, I will reduce the Reagan budget deficit by two thirds. Let's tell the truth. It must be done, it must be done. Mr. Reagan will raise taxes, and so will I. He won't tell you. I just did."[4] Despite this claimed attempt at establishing truthfulness with the electorate, this claim to raise taxes badly eroded his chances in what had already begun as an uphill battle against the charismatic Ronald Reagan.

Reagan also enjoyed high levels of bipartisan support during the 1984 presidential election, both in Colorado, and across the nation at large. Many registered Democrats who voted for Reagan (Reagan Democrats) stated that they had chosen to do so because they associated him with the economic recovery, because of his strong stance on national security issues with Russia, and because they considered the Democrats as "supporting American poor and minorities at the expense of the middle class."[5] These public opinion factors contributed to Reagan's 1984 landslide victory, in Colorado and elsewhere.

Results

1984 United States presidential election in Colorado
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Ronald Reagan 821,818 63.44% 8
Democratic Walter Mondale 454,974 35.12% 0
Libertarian David Bergland 11,257 0.87% 0
Independent Lyndon LaRouche 4,662 0.36% 0
New Alliance Party Dennis Serrette 978 0.08% 0
Prohibition Earl Dodge 859 0.07% 0
Socialist Workers Party Melvin Mason 810 0.06% 0
Write-Ins 23 >0.01% 0
Totals 1,295,381 100.0% 8

Results by county

County Ronald Wilson Reagan[6]
Republican
Walter Frederick Mondale[6]
Democratic
David Peter Bergland[6]
Libertarian
Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr.[6]
Independent
Various candidates[6]
Other parties
Margin
% # % # % # % # % # % #
Rio Blanco 80.81% 2,131 18.35% 484 0.49% 13 0.23% 6 0.11% 3 62.46% 1,647
Douglas 79.33% 12,249 19.50% 3,011 0.80% 124 0.25% 39 0.12% 18 59.83% 9,238
Dolores 78.47% 667 20.35% 173 0.24% 2 0.59% 5 0.35% 3 58.12% 494
Jackson 78.22% 722 20.69% 191 0.11% 1 0.54% 5 0.43% 4 57.53% 531
Washington 77.47% 2,080 21.15% 568 0.37% 10 0.86% 23 0.15% 4 56.31% 1,512
Kit Carson 77.06% 2,762 21.71% 778 0.33% 12 0.61% 22 0.28% 10 55.36% 1,984
Custer 76.12% 832 22.05% 241 0.82% 9 0.91% 10 0.09% 1 54.07% 591
Teller 75.84% 3,460 22.86% 1,043 0.88% 40 0.35% 16 0.07% 3 52.98% 2,417
Baca 75.85% 1,903 23.12% 580 0.28% 7 0.64% 16 0.12% 3 52.73% 1,323
Elbert 75.27% 2,605 23.17% 802 0.95% 33 0.52% 18 0.09% 3 52.09% 1,803
Kiowa 75.22% 850 23.45% 265 0.27% 3 0.80% 9 0.27% 3 51.77% 585
Hinsdale 74.88% 310 23.67% 98 0.97% 4 0.24% 1 0.24% 1 51.21% 212
El Paso 75.04% 88,377 23.93% 28,185 0.59% 694 0.31% 360 0.13% 157 51.11% 60,192
Yuma 74.32% 3,394 24.55% 1,121 0.33% 15 0.59% 27 0.22% 10 49.77% 2,273
Moffat 72.88% 3,630 24.65% 1,228 1.67% 83 0.56% 28 0.24% 12 48.22% 2,402
Cheyenne 73.23% 892 25.21% 307 0.16% 2 0.90% 11 0.49% 6 48.03% 585
Montezuma 73.06% 4,753 25.59% 1,665 0.46% 30 0.69% 45 0.20% 13 47.46% 3,088
Rio Grande 73.25% 3,122 25.90% 1,104 0.40% 17 0.31% 13 0.14% 6 47.35% 2,018
Lincoln 72.91% 1,661 25.77% 587 0.44% 10 0.70% 16 0.18% 4 47.15% 1,074
Mineral 72.55% 333 25.49% 117 1.09% 5 0.65% 3 0.22% 1 47.06% 216
Grand 72.72% 2,865 25.81% 1,017 0.81% 32 0.66% 26 0.00% 0 46.90% 1,848
Logan 72.33% 5,883 26.50% 2,155 0.23% 19 0.69% 56 0.25% 20 45.84% 3,728
Sedgwick 72.39% 1,146 27.10% 429 0.13% 2 0.19% 3 0.19% 3 45.29% 717
Arapahoe 71.92% 107,556 26.67% 39,891 1.05% 1,566 0.20% 303 0.16% 239 45.24% 67,665
Archuleta 71.98% 1,557 27.00% 584 0.46% 10 0.37% 8 0.18% 4 44.98% 973
Morgan 71.26% 6,097 27.24% 2,331 0.94% 80 0.30% 26 0.26% 22 44.02% 3,766
Phillips 71.36% 1,689 27.50% 651 0.51% 12 0.59% 14 0.04% 1 43.85% 1,038
Park 70.33% 2,041 26.95% 782 1.79% 52 0.62% 18 0.31% 9 43.38% 1,259
Ouray 70.85% 914 28.37% 366 0.08% 1 0.54% 7 0.16% 2 42.48% 548
Montrose 70.40% 7,162 28.15% 2,864 0.40% 41 0.78% 79 0.27% 27 42.25% 4,298
Mesa 69.66% 23,736 29.17% 9,938 0.50% 171 0.50% 170 0.17% 59 40.49% 13,798
Prowers 68.71% 3,501 28.79% 1,467 1.47% 75 0.53% 27 0.49% 25 39.92% 2,034
Delta 69.28% 6,678 29.41% 2,835 0.39% 38 0.60% 58 0.31% 30 39.87% 3,843
Garfield 69.14% 7,111 29.91% 3,076 0.56% 58 0.28% 29 0.11% 11 39.23% 4,035
Jefferson 68.92% 124,495 29.73% 53,700 0.78% 1,401 0.40% 727 0.17% 304 39.19% 70,795
Weld 68.51% 31,293 30.35% 13,863 0.54% 248 0.41% 188 0.19% 87 38.16% 17,430
Eagle 67.84% 4,500 30.63% 2,032 0.87% 58 0.39% 26 0.26% 17 37.21% 2,468
Gunnison 67.30% 3,100 30.92% 1,424 1.24% 57 0.20% 9 0.35% 16 36.39% 1,676
La Plata 67.49% 8,719 31.27% 4,040 0.53% 68 0.44% 57 0.26% 34 36.22% 4,679
Fremont 67.31% 8,250 31.78% 3,895 0.46% 56 0.31% 38 0.14% 17 35.53% 4,355
Larimer 66.64% 49,883 31.93% 23,896 0.81% 610 0.40% 300 0.21% 160 34.72% 25,987
Chaffee 66.31% 3,680 32.05% 1,779 1.01% 56 0.45% 25 0.18% 10 34.25% 1,901
Routt 66.15% 4,239 32.01% 2,051 1.26% 81 0.45% 29 0.12% 8 34.14% 2,188
Summit 66.14% 3,253 32.29% 1,588 1.04% 51 0.39% 19 0.14% 7 33.86% 1,665
Clear Creek 65.34% 2,151 33.08% 1,089 0.91% 30 0.55% 18 0.12% 4 32.26% 1,062
Crowley 65.03% 993 33.86% 517 0.33% 5 0.46% 7 0.33% 5 31.17% 476
Otero 62.37% 5,373 34.88% 3,005 1.87% 161 0.35% 30 0.53% 46 27.49% 2,368
San Juan 61.66% 320 35.26% 183 1.93% 10 0.39% 2 0.77% 4 26.40% 137
Alamosa 62.68% 2,953 36.51% 1,720 0.30% 14 0.30% 14 0.21% 10 26.17% 1,233
Adams 60.20% 55,092 38.56% 35,285 0.56% 513 0.49% 450 0.19% 171 21.64% 19,807
Bent 59.75% 1,314 39.06% 859 0.55% 12 0.59% 13 0.05% 1 20.69% 455
Gilpin 57.03% 896 40.36% 634 2.23% 35 0.19% 3 0.19% 3 16.68% 262
Saguache 57.63% 1,201 41.60% 867 0.29% 6 0.38% 8 0.10% 2 16.03% 334
Pitkin 56.39% 3,117 41.48% 2,293 1.48% 82 0.47% 26 0.18% 10 14.91% 824
San Miguel 54.77% 833 43.00% 654 1.38% 21 0.39% 6 0.46% 7 11.77% 179
Boulder 55.06% 53,535 43.39% 42,195 0.99% 960 0.34% 326 0.23% 222 11.66% 11,340
Conejos 51.40% 1,669 47.83% 1,553 0.18% 6 0.43% 14 0.15% 5 3.57% 116
Lake 49.65% 1,364 48.20% 1,324 1.42% 39 0.40% 11 0.33% 9 1.46% 40
Huerfano 49.04% 1,581 49.69% 1,602 0.53% 17 0.59% 19 0.16% 5 -0.65% -21
Denver 47.83% 105,096 50.15% 110,200 1.45% 3,190 0.27% 586 0.30% 669 -2.32% -5,104
Pueblo 47.19% 24,634 51.97% 27,126 0.32% 168 0.35% 184 0.17% 88 -4.77% -2,492
Las Animas 44.38% 2,992 54.43% 3,670 0.36% 24 0.39% 26 0.44% 30 -10.06% -678
Costilla 38.07% 621 61.13% 997 0.43% 7 0.25% 4 0.12% 2 -23.05% -376

See also

References

  1. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Uselectionatlas.org. Archived from the original on 2012-04-14. Retrieved 2013-11-11.
  2. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  3. ^ Raines, Howell (November 7, 1984). "Reagan Wins By a Landslide, Sweeping at Least 48 States; G.O.P. Gains Strength in House". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2013-11-14. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  4. ^ Mondale's Acceptance Speech, 1984 Archived 2013-06-06 at the Wayback Machine, AllPolitics
  5. ^ Prendergast, William B. (1999). The Catholic vote in American politics. Washington DC: Georgetown University Press. pp. 186, 191–193. ISBN 0-87840-724-3.
  6. ^ a b c d e Our Campaigns; CO US President, November 06, 1984
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