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United States presidential election, 1984
November 6, 1984
Loyd Bentsen No Flag Lweicker
Nominee Lloyd Bentsen Lowell Weicker
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Texas Connecticut
Running mate Richard McCormack Charles W. Wiley
Electoral vote 297 241
States carried 22 + D.C. 28
Popular vote 46,378,854 43,982,038
Percentage 49.7% 47.2%
1984 US Presidential Election (This is the Dream)
Presidential election results map. Blue denotes states won by Bentsen/McCormack, Red denotes states won by Weicker/Wiley. Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.
President before election
Lloyd Bentsen
Elected President
Lloyd Bentsen
The United States presidential election of 1984 was the 50th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 6, 1984. The contest was between the incumbent Democratic candidate, President Lloyd Bentsen who had come to office less than two years earlier following the death of his predecessor Henry Jackson, and the Republican candidate, Senator from Connecticut, Lowell Weicker, Jr.