1980 United States Senate election in Utah

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1980 United States Senate election in Utah

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Nominee Jake Garn Dan Berman
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 437,675 151,454
Percentage 73.65% 25.49%

Utah Senate Election Results by County, 1980.svg
County Results

Garn:      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%

Berman:      50–60%

U.S. senator before election

Jake Garn
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Jake Garn
Republican

The 1980 United States Senate election in Utah took place on November 4, 1980.

Incumbent Republican U.S Senator Jake Garn won re-election to a second term in a landslide against Democrat Dan Berman.

American Party primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • George M. Batchelor
  • Lawrence Rey Topham

Results[edit]

American Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
American George M. Batchelor 675 54.52%
American Lawrence Rey Topham 563 45.48%
Total votes 1,238 100.00%

After losing the primary, Topham became the American Party nominee for Governor of Utah.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Dan Berman
  • A. Stephen Dirks, Mayor of Ogden

Results[edit]

Democratic Senate primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan Berman 28,930 50.25%
Democratic A. Stephen Dirks 28,643 49.75%
Total votes 57,573 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

1980 United States Senate election in Maryland[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jake Garn (incumbent) 437,675 73.65% Increase23.65
Democratic Dan Berman 151,454 25.49% Decrease18.58
Independent Bruce Bangerter 3,186 0.54% N/A
American George M. Batchelor 3,186 0.54% Decrease5.50
Total votes 1,286,088 100.00%

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