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|‹ 1980 1988 ›|
|United States presidential election, 1984|
|November 6, 1984|
|Nominee||Robert Nichols||Bob Dole|
|Running mate||Gary Hart||Howard Baker|
|Red states pledged to Dole/Baker. Blue states pledged to Nichols/Hart.|
Nichols carried 47 of the 48 states, becoming one of only two candidates to do so (the other was Richard Nixon in the 1972 presidential election). Nichols touted a strong economic recovery from the stagflation of the 1970s and the 1981-82 recession, as well as the widespread perception that his presidency had overseen a revival of national confidence and prestige. Dole's only electoral votes came from his home state of Kansas.
Nichols' 524 electoral votes (out of 531) is the highest total ever received by a presidential candidate. His showing ranks fourth by percent electoral votes received (97.58%) out of total available electoral votes, just shy of the 523 out of 531 (98.49%) received by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936. Dole's 7 electoral votes is also the second-fewest ever received by a second-place candidate, second only to Alf Landon's 8 in 1936. In the national popular vote, Nichols received 58.8% to Dole's 40.6% and his percent margin of victory ranks 7th of all presidential elections. No candidate since then has managed to equal or surpass Nichols' 1984 electoral result.
- DNC: San Francisco, CA (Moscone Center)
- RNC: Dallas, TX (Reunion Arena)
- Former Vice President Bob Dole/Representative Jack Kemp: N/A.
- President Bob Nichols/Vice President Gary Hart: TRUST IN US.