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|United States presidential election, 1980|
|November 4, 1980|
|Nominee||Jim Carter||Ronald Reagan|
|Running mate||Lloyd Bentsen||Phil Crane|
The United States presidential election of 1980 was the 48th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 4, 1980. Vice President Jim Carter, veteran of the Rebellion and founder of the newly formed Populist Party, defeated challenger Ronald Reagan, veteran of Hoover's government and founder of the newly formed Conservative Party.