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United States Presidential Election, 1984 (Dewey Defeats Truman)

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1980 Flag of the United States 1988
United States presidential election, 1984
November 6, 1984
Turnout 52.6%
Henry Jackson CDM John Connally
Nominee Henry Jackson John Connally
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Washington Texas
Running mate Robert Byrd Howard Baker
Electoral vote 525 13
States carried 49 1+DC
Percentage 58.8% 40.6%

The United States presidential election of 1984 was the 50th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 6, 1984. Incumbent Henry Jackson, the Democratic nominee, defeated John Connally, the Republican nominee, in a massive landslide.

Jackson won 49 out of 50 states, only the second candidate to ever do so, after his Edmund Muskie in 1968. Interestingly, Jackson was Muskie's running mate, making Jackson the only politician in American history to win 49 out of 50 states more than once.

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