The 1980 United States general election was held on November 4. These included the 49th presidential election, Senate elections (where 34 seats were decided), and House of Representatives elections (to elect all 435 members of the House for the 97th United States Congress). Other elections were held as well.The elections saw sweeping gains by the Republican Party in the Senate, House, and in numerous gubernatorial and state races.

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  • The 1980 United States general election was held on November 4. These included the 49th presidential election, Senate elections (where 34 seats were decided), and House of Representatives elections (to elect all 435 members of the House for the 97th United States Congress). Other elections were held as well.The elections saw sweeping gains by the Republican Party in the Senate, House, and in numerous gubernatorial and state races. Republican Ronald Reagan was elected as the 40th President of the United States, defeating incumbent Democrat Jimmy Carter in a landslide. Additionally, the Republicans gained control of the Senate for the first time in 28 years, and increased their numbers in the House. The Republicans also gained four seats in governors' races.The wins by Reagan and the Republicans marked the beginning of what is popularly called the "Reagan Revolution" or Reagan Era, and signified a conservative realignment in national politics. (en)
  • The 1980 United States general election was held on November 4. These included the 49th presidential election, Senate elections (where 34 seats were decided), and House of Representatives elections (to elect all 435 members of the House for the 97th United States Congress). Other elections were held as well.The elections saw sweeping gains by the Republican Party in the Senate, House, and in numerous gubernatorial and state races. Republican former California Governor Ronald Reagan defeated Democratic incumbent President Jimmy Carter in a landslide. Additionally, the Republicans gained control of the Senate for the first time in 28 years, and increased their numbers in the House. The Republicans also gained four seats in governors' races.The wins by Reagan and the Republicans marked the beginning of what is popularly called the "Reagan Revolution" or Reagan Era, and signified a conservative realignment in national politics. (en)
  • The 1980 United States elections was held on November 4. These included the 49th presidential election, Senate elections (where 34 seats were decided), and House of Representatives elections (to elect all 435 members of the House for the 97th United States Congress). Other elections were held as well.The elections saw sweeping gains by the Republican Party in the Senate, House, and in numerous gubernatorial and state races. Republican former California Governor Ronald Reagan defeated Democratic incumbent President Jimmy Carter in a landslide. Additionally, the Republicans gained control of the Senate for the first time in 28 years, and increased their numbers in the House. The Republicans also gained four seats in governors' races.The wins by Reagan and the Republicans marked the beginning of what is popularly called the "Reagan Revolution" or Reagan Era, and signified a conservative realignment in national politics. (en)
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  • The 1980 United States general election was held on November 4. These included the 49th presidential election, Senate elections (where 34 seats were decided), and House of Representatives elections (to elect all 435 members of the House for the 97th United States Congress). Other elections were held as well.The elections saw sweeping gains by the Republican Party in the Senate, House, and in numerous gubernatorial and state races. (en)
  • The 1980 United States elections was held on November 4. These included the 49th presidential election, Senate elections (where 34 seats were decided), and House of Representatives elections (to elect all 435 members of the House for the 97th United States Congress). Other elections were held as well.The elections saw sweeping gains by the Republican Party in the Senate, House, and in numerous gubernatorial and state races. (en)
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