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United States Presidential Election, 1984
November 6, 1984
U.S Vice-President Walter Mondale 220px-William Cohen, official portrait
Nominee Walter Mondale William Cohen
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Minnesota Maine
Running mate Walter Huddleston Bill Young
Electoral vote 293 245
States carried 20+DC 30
Popular vote 47,143,797 44,889,027
Percentage 50.4% 48.7%
1984 Electoral Map (Ford Momentum)
Presidential results map. Blue denotes states won by Mondale/Huddleston, Red denotes states won by Cohen/Young.
The United States Presidential Election of 1984 was the 50th quadrennial presidential election for United States president. It was held on November 6, 1984, and was contested between incumbent President Walter Mondale, and US Senator from Maine, William Cohen.

Carrying 20 electoral votes (plus D.C) Mondale matched his 1980 election performance for the number of states, however, carried 23 more electoral votes. Mondale had carried America through a tough economic recovery, from the flailing economy of the 1970's and the early 80's recession. Using this, as well as a national revival of federal confidence, Mondale managed to defeat Cohen with a sizable margin of victory.