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1972 Electoral College Map
        Electoral Popular
Political Party Presidential Nom. VP Nom. # % # %
Republican Richard M. Nixon Spiro Agnew 520 96.7 47,169,911 60.7
Democratic George McGovern Sargent Shriver 17 3.2 29,170,383 37.5

Nixon / Agnew

McGovern / Shriver

Richard Nixon George McGovern
RICHARD M. NIXON GEORGE S. McGOVERN
STATE TOTAL VOTES Republican Democrat
Votes % EV Votes % EV
Alabama 1,006,111 728,701 72.4 9 256,923 25.5
Alaska 95,219 55,349 58.1 3 32,967 34.6
Arizona 622,926 402,812 64.7 6 198,540 31.9
Arkansas 651,320 448,541 68.9 6 199,892 30.7
California 8,367,862 4,602,096 55.0 45 3,475,847 41.5
Colorado 953,884 597,189 62.6 7 329,980 34.6
Connecticut 1,384,277 810,763 58.6 8 555,498 40.1
Delaware 235,516 140,357 59.6 3 92,283 39.2
Dist. of Col. 163,421 35,226 21.6 127,627 78.1 3
Florida 2,583,283 1,857,759 71.9 17 718,117 27.8
Georgia 1,174,772 881,496 75.0 12 289,529 24.6
Hawaii 270,274 168,865 62.S 4 101,409 37.5
Idaho 310,379 199,384 64.2 4 80,826 26.0
Illinois 4,723,236 2,788,179 59.0 26 1,913,472 40.5
Indiana 2,125,529 1,405,154 66.1 13 708,568 33.3
Iowa 1,225,944 706,207 57.6 8 496,206 40.5
Kansas 916,095 619,812 67.7 7 270,287 29.5
Kentucky 1,067,499 676,446 63.4 9 371,159 34.8
Louisiana 1,051,491 686,852 65.3 10 298,142 28.4
Maine 417,042 256,458 61.5 4 160,584 38.5
Maryland 1,353,812 829,305 61.3 10 505,781 37.4
Massachusetts 2,458,756 1,112,078 45.2 1,332,540 54.2 14
Michigan 3,489,727 1,961,721 56.2 21 1,459,435 41.8
Minnesota 1,741,652 898,269 51.6 10 802,346 46.1
Mississippi 645,963 505,125 78.2 7 126,782 19.6
Missouri 1,855,803 1,153,852 62.2 12 697,147 37.6
Montana 317,603 183,976 57.9 4 120,197 37.8
Nebraska 576,289 406,298 70.5 5 169,991 29.5
Nevada 181,766 115,750 63.7 3 66,016 36.3
New Hampshire 334,055 213,724 64.0 4 116,435 34.9
New Jersey 2,997,229 1,845,502 61.6 17 1,102,211 36.8
New Mexico 386,241 235,606 61.0 4 141,084 36.5
New York 7,165,919 4,192,778 58.5 41 2,951,084 41.2
North Carolina 1,518,612 1,054,889 69.5 13 438,705 28.9
North Dakota 280,514 174,109 62.1 3 100,384 35.8
Ohio 4,094,787 2,441,827 59.6 25 1,558,889 38.1
Oklahoma 1,029,900 759,025 73.7 8 247,147 24.0
Oregon 927,946 486,686 52.4 6 392,760 42.3
Pennsylvania 4,592,106 2,714,521 59.1 27 1,796,951 39.1
Rhode Island 415,808 220,383 53.0 4 194,645 46.8
South Carolina 673,960 477,044 70.8 8 186,824 27.7
South Dakota 307,415 166,476 54.2 4 139,945 45.5
Tennessee 1,201,182 813,147 67.7 10 357,293 29.7
Texas 3,471,281 2,298,896 66.2 26 1,154,289 33.3
Utah 478,476 323,643 67.6 4 126,284 26.4
Vermont 186,947 117,149 62.7 3 68,174 36.5
Virginia* 1,457,019 988,493 67.8 11* 438,887 30.1
Washington 1,470,847 837,135 56.9 9 568,334 38.6
West Virginia 762,399 484,964 63.6 6 277,435 36.4
Wisconsin 1,852,890 989,430 53.4 11 810,174 43.7
Wyoming 145,570 100,464 69.0 3 44,358 30.5
Totals 77,718,554 47,169,911 60.7 520 29,170,383 37.5 17
* John Hospers (Libertarian) received one electoral vote from a faithless elector in Virginia

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