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|‹ 1980 1988 ›|
|United States Presidential election, 1984|
|Candidate||Elizabeth Shannon||Joseph R. Clausen|
|Running mate||Robert Redford||Nicholas Angerrard|
The 1984 United States Presidential election was a contest between incumbent President Elizabeth Shannon of the National Party and Texas Senator Joseph Randall Clausen of the Democratic Party. Shannon was narrowly elected over Clausen, despite not carrying a majority of the popular vote. It marked the first incumbent to be re-elected since 1968, and the first time since 1940 when a candidate won an election without a majority of the popular vote, and the first time that an incumbent winning reelection did so with a lower share of the popular vote than in their prior contest.