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|United States Presidential Election, 1984|
|November 6, 1984|
|Nominee||Walter Mondale||William Cohen|
|Running mate||Walter Huddleston||Bill Young|
|Presidential results map. Blue denotes states won by Mondale/Huddleston, Red denotes states won by Cohen/Young.|
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.