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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1984 - 11:00am
Polls Open December 17, 1984 - 06:00am
Polls Close December 17, 1984 - 08:00pm
Term Start January 20, 1985 - 11:00am
Term End January 20, 1989 - 11:00am
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedNothing wrong, just gone October 08, 2008 12:24pm
Data SourcesCongressional Record, 1/7/1985
Description
Recap of Popular Vote

President Ronald Reagan won a dramatic re-election on 11/6/1984. He carried the popular vote with 58% to 41% for former VP Walter Mondale. Reagan won 49 of the 50 states, leaving Mondale with a razor-thin win in Minnesota and a runaway win in the District of Columbia. Of the 538 people chosen to cast the electoral vote, 525 were Republican and 13 were Democratic.

Casting the Electoral Vote

The Presidential Electors met in their respective state capitol buildings on 12/17/1984 to cast the electoral vote. The 51 individual ceremonies were witnessed by small a limited number of guests, primarily relatives of the Electors.

All Presidential Electors voted for the nominees of their parties. The Associated Press, however, reported that one Republican Elector in Illinois attempted to vote for Geraldine Ferraro (the Democratic nominee) for Vice President. The chairman of the Illinois electoral college called for a second ballot, and VP Bush won all 24 electoral votes. The certificate of vote of Illinois did not indicate that a second ballot took place.

Joint Session of Congress, 1/7/1985

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Joint Session of Congress

Congress assembled in joint session on 1/7/1985 to count the electoral votes. The U.S. Senate entered the U.S. House chamber at 12:55 p.m., and the session lasted for roughly 30 minutes. VP Bush presided, with Majority Leader Jim Wright of the U.S. House (who had been presiding over U.S. House sessions in the absence of Speaker Tip O'Neill) serving as assistant chairman. The tellers were as shown in the table.

The two mahogany boxes containing the electoral votes of the states were opened, and that of Alabama was first read. When it was complete, VP Bush announced that unless an objection was made, only the critical information would be read from the certificates of vote of other states. There was no objection.

As it turned out, no member of Congress raised an objection to the result of any state. VP Bush declared Ronald Reagan to have been re-elected President and himself to have been re-elected Vice President. The purpose of the joint session having been completed, members of the Senate departed from the House chamber at 1:22 p.m.

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won12/15/1980
NameRonald Reagan Votes489 (90.89%)
Term01/20/1981 - 01/20/1985 Margin440 (+81.78%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won12/19/1988
NameGeorge H.W. Bush Votes426 (79.18%)
Term01/20/1989 - 01/20/1993 Margin315 (+58.55%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Jun 24, 1983 US President - PRB Convention Earl Dodge
Sep 04, 1983 US President - LBT Convention David Bergland
Sep 05, 1983 US President - Soc Convention No Nominee
Dec 04, 1983 US President - Am Convention Delmar Dennis
Jan 23, 1984 US President - Com Convention Gus Hall
Jul 01, 1984 US President - Independent Alliance Campaign Dennis L. Serrette
Jul 01, 1984 US President - WWP Campaign Larry Holmes
Jul 01, 1984 US President - National Unity Campaign John B. Anderson
Jul 01, 1984 US President - SWP Campaign Melvin T. "Mel" Mason
Jul 01, 1984 US President - WLP Campaign Edward Winn
Jul 19, 1984 US President - D Convention Walter F. Mondale
Aug 12, 1984 US President - Citizen's Party Convention Sonia Johnson
Aug 19, 1984 US President - Pop Convention Bob Richards
Aug 23, 1984 US President - R Convention Ronald Reagan
Aug 26, 1984 US President - PFP Convention Sonia Johnson

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KEY RACE? 9.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Leaning Call: 0 (0.00%)
Weighted Call: 0 (0.00%)

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Name (I) President Ronald Reagan Vice President Walter F. Mondale Lyndon LaRouche Party Leader David Bergland Bob Richards General Secretary Gus Hall Sonia Johnson
PartyRepublican Democratic Independent Libertarian Populist Communist Citizens
Website [Website] [Website] [Website]
Certified Votes525 (97.58%) 13 (2.42%) 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -512 (-95.17%) -525 (-97.58%) -525 (-97.58%) -525 (-97.58%) -525 (-97.58%) -525 (-97.58%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
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R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
R TurnerforCongress
R Ferriswh.googlepages.com
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D DylanSH99
I John B. Anderson
IND Monsieur
D Andy
LBT Smart
Veg Nothing wrong, just gone
I TX_Socialist

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Jan 20, 1985 07:00am Jan 20, 1985 07:00pm Inauguration 59th Presidential Inauguration (Reagan)  Chronicler 

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