Electoral History of Walter Mondale

Electoral history of Walter Mondale, 42nd Vice President of the United States (1977–1981); United States Senator (1964–1976) from Minnesota and 23rd Attorney General of Minnesota (1960–1964).


Minnesota Attorney General, 1962:

  • Walter Mondale (DFL) (inc.) – 730,783 (59.64%)
  • Robert L. Kunzig (R) – 494,621 (40.36%)

Minnesota United States Senate election, 1966:

  • Walter Mondale (DFL) (inc.) – 685,840 (53.94%)
  • Robert A. Forsythe (R) – 574,868 (45.21%)
  • Joseph Johnson (Socialist Workers) – 5,487 (0.43%)
  • William Braatz (Industrial Government) – 5,231 (0.41%)

1972 Democratic National Convention (Presidential tally):

  • George McGovern – 1,729 (57.37%)
  • Henry M. Jackson – 525 (17.42%)
  • George Wallace – 382 (12.67%)
  • Shirley Chisholm – 152 (5.04%)
  • Terry Sanford – 78 (2.59%)
  • Hubert Humphrey – 67 (2.22%)
  • Wilbur Mills – 34 (1.13%)
  • Edmund Muskie – 25 (0.83%)
  • Ted Kennedy – 13 (0.43%)
  • Wayne Hays – 5 (0.17%)
  • Eugene McCarthy – 2 (0.07%)
  • Ramsey Clark – 1 (0.03%)
  • Walter Mondale – 1 (0.03%)

Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party primary for the United States Senate, 1972:

  • Walter Mondale (inc.) – 230,679 (89.88%)
  • Tom Griffin – 11,266 (4.39%)
  • Richard Leaf – 7,750 (3.02%)
  • Ralph E. Franklin – 6,946 (2.71%)

Minnesota United States Senate election, 1972:

  • Walter Mondale (DFL) (inc.) – 981,320 (56.67%)
  • Phil Hansen (R) – 742,121 (42.86%)
  • Karl H. Heck (Socialist Labor) – 8,192 (0.47%)

1976 Democratic National Convention (Vice Presidential tally):

  • Walter Mondale – 2,817 (94.28%)
  • Carl Albert – 36 (1.21%)
  • Barbara Jordan – 25 (0.84%)
  • Ron Dellums – 20 (0.67%)
  • Henry M. Jackson – 16 (0.54%)
  • Gary Benoit – 12 (0.40%)
  • Frank Church – 11 (0.37%)
  • Fritz Efaw – 11 (0.37%)
  • Peter Flaherty – 11 (0.37%)
  • George Wallace – 6 (0.20%)
  • Allard Lowenstein – 5 (0.17%)
  • Edmund Muskie – 4 (0.13%)
  • Philip Hart – 2 (0.07%)
  • Thomas E. Morgan – 2 (0.07%)
  • Mo Udall – 2 (0.07%)
  • Wendell Anderson – 1 (0.03%)
  • Al Castro – 1 (0.03%)
  • Fred R. Harris – 1 (0.03%)
  • Ernest Hollings – 1 (0.03%)
  • Peter Rodino – 1 (0.03%)
  • Daniel Schorr – 1 (0.03%)
  • Josephnie Smith – 1 (0.03%)
  • Hunter S. Thompson – 1 (0.03%)

United States presidential election, 1976

  • Jimmy Carter/Walter Mondale (D) – 40,831,881 (50.1%) and 297 electoral votes (55.2%, 23 states and D.C. carried)
  • Gerald Ford/Bob Dole (R) – 39,148,634 (48.0%) and 240 electoral votes (44.6%, 27 states carried)
  • Ronald Reagan/Bob Dole – 1 (0.2%) electoral vote (Washington faithess elector)
  • Eugene McCarthy (I) – 740,460 (0.9%)
  • Roger McBride/David Bergland (LBT) – 172,553 (0.2%)
  • Lester Maddox/William Dyke (American Independent) – 170,274 (0.2%)
  • Thomas J. Anderson/Rufus Shackelford (American) – 158,271 (0.2%)
  • Peter Camejo/Willie Mae Reid (Socialist Workers) – 90,986 (0.1%)
  • Others – 218,525 (0.3%)

1980 Democratic National Convention (Presidential tally):

  • Jimmy Carter (inc.) – 2,123 (64.04%)
  • Ted Kennedy – 1,151 (34.72%)
  • William Proxmire – 10 (0.30%)
  • Koryne Kaneski Horbal – 5 (0.15%)
  • Scott M. Matheson – 5 (0.15%)
  • Ron Dellums – 3 (0.09%)
  • Robert Byrd – 2 (0.06%)
  • John Culver – 2 (0.06%)
  • Kent Hance – 2 (0.06%)
  • Jennings Randolph – 2 (0.06%)
  • Warren Spannaus – 2 (0.06%)
  • Alice Tripp – 2 (0.06%)
  • Jerry Brown – 1 (0.03%)
  • Dale Bumpers – 1 (0.03%)
  • Hugh L. Carey – 1 (0.03%)
  • Walter Mondale – 1 (0.03%)
  • Edmund Muskie – 1 (0.03%)
  • Thomas J. Steed – 1 (0.03%)

1980 Democratic National Convention (Vice Presidential tally):

  • Walter Mondale (inc.) – 2,429 (72.99%)
  • Abstaining – 724 (21.76%)
  • Melvin Boozer – 49 (1.44%)
  • Ed Rendell – 28 (0.84%)
  • Roberto A. Mondragon – 19 (0.57%)
  • Patricia Stone Simon – 11 (0.33%)
  • Tom Daschle – 10 (0.30%)
  • Ted Kulongoski – 8 (0.24%)
  • Shirley Chisholm – 6 (0.18%)
  • Terry Chisholm – 6 (0.18%)
  • Barbara Jordan – 4 (0.12%)
  • Richard M. Nolan – 4 (0.12%)
  • Patrick Joseph Lucey – 3 (0.09%)
  • Jerry Brown – 2 (0.06%)
  • George McGovern – 2 (0.06%)
  • Eric Tovar – 2 (0.06%)
  • Mo Udall – 2 (0.06%)
  • Les Aspin – 1 (0.03%)
  • Mario Biaggi – 1 (0.03%)
  • George S. Broody – 1 (0.03%)
  • Michella Kathleen Gray – 1 (0.03%)
  • Michael J. Carrington – 1 (0.03%)
  • Frank Johnson – 1 (0.03%)
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver – 1 (0.03%)
  • Dennis Krumm – 1 (0.03%)
  • Mary Ann Kuharski – 1 (0.03%)
  • Jim McDermott – 1 (0.03%)
  • Barbara Mikulski – 1 (0.03%)
  • Gaylord Nelson – 1 (0.03%)
  • George Orwell – 1 (0.03%)
  • Charles Prine – 1 (0.03%)
  • William A. Redmond – 1 (0.03%)
  • Jim Thomas – 1 (0.03%)
  • Elly Uharis – 1 (0.03%)
  • Jim Weaver – 1 (0.03%)
  • William Winpisinger – 1 (0.03%)

United States presidential election, 1980:

  • Ronald Reagan/George H. W. Bush (R) – 43,903,230 (50.7%) and 489 electoral votes (90.9%, 44 states carried)
  • Jimmy Carter/Walter Mondale (D) (inc.) – 35,480,115 (41.0%) and 49 electoral votes (9.1%, 6 states and D.C. carried)
  • John B. Anderson/Patrick Joseph Lucey (I) – 5,719,850 (6.6%)
  • Ed Clark/David H. Koch (LBT) – 921,128 (1.1%)
  • Barry Commoner/LaDonna Harris (Citizens) – 233,052 (0.3%)
  • John Rarick/Eileen Shearer (American Independent) – 40,906 (0.0%)
  • Ellen McCormack/Carroll Driscoll (Right to Life) – 32,320 (0.0%)
  • Others – 252,303 (0.3%)

1984 Democratic presidential primaries:

  • Walter Mondale – 6,952,912 (38.32%)
  • Gary Hart – 6,504,842 (35.85%)
  • Jesse Jackson – 3,282,431 (18.09%)
  • John Glenn – 617,909 (3.41%)
  • George McGovern – 334,801 (1.85%)
  • Unpledged delegates – 146,212 (0.81%)
  • Lyndon LaRouche – 123,649 (0.68%)
  • Reubin O'Donovan Askew – 52,759 (0.29%)
  • Alan Cranston – 51,437 (0.28%)
  • Ernest Hollings – 33,684 (0.19%)

1984 Democratic National Convention (Presidential tally):

  • Walter Mondale – 2,191 (56.41%)
  • Gary Hart – 1,201 (30.92%)
  • Jesse Jackson – 466 (12.00%)
  • Thomas Eagleton – 18 (0.46%)
  • George McGovern – 4 (0.10%)
  • John Glenn – 2 (0.05%)
  • Joe Biden – 1 (0.03%)
  • Martha Kirkland – 1 (0.03%)

United States presidential election, 1984:

  • Ronald Reagan/George H. W. Bush (R) (inc.) – 54,455,472 (58.8%) and 525 electoral votes (97.58%, 49 states carried)
  • Walter Mondale/Geraldine Ferraro (D) – 37,577,352 (40.6%) and 13 electoral votes (2.42%, 1 state and D.C. carried)
  • David Bergland/James A. Lewis (LBT) – 228,111 (0.3%)
  • Others – 392,298 (0.4%)

Minnesota United States Senate election, 2002:

  • Norm Coleman (R) – 1,116,697 (49.53%)
  • Walter Mondale (DFL) – 1,067,246 (47.34%)
  • Jim Moore (Minnesota Independence Party) – 45,139 (2.00%)
  • Paul Wellstone (DFL) (write-in) – 11,381 (0.51%)
  • Ray Tricomo (Green) – 10,119 (0.45%)
  • Miro Drago Kovatchevich (CST) – 2,254 (0.10%)
  • Others – 1,796 (0.08%)

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    Where’s the beef?
    —Walter F. Mondale (b. 1928)

    And they be these: the wood, the weed, the wag.
    The wood is that which makes the gallow tree;
    The weed is that which strings the hangman’s bag;
    —Sir Walter Raleigh (1552?–1618)

    Books of natural history aim commonly to be hasty schedules, or inventories of God’s property, by some clerk. They do not in the least teach the divine view of nature, but the popular view, or rather the popular method of studying nature, and make haste to conduct the persevering pupil only into that dilemma where the professors always dwell.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established.
    Honoré De Balzac (1799–1850)