United States presidential election in Colorado, 1972

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United States presidential election in Colorado, 1972

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Nominee Richard Nixon George McGovern
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California South Dakota
Running mate Spiro Agnew Sargent Shriver
Electoral vote 7 0
Popular vote 597,189 329,980
Percentage 62.6% 34.6%

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County Results
  McGovern
  Nixon

President before election

Richard Nixon
Republican

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

The 1972 United States presidential election in Colorado refers to how Colorado participated in the 1972 United States presidential election.

Colorado voted for the Republican incumbent, Richard Nixon, over the Democratic challenger, South Dakota Senator George McGovern.  Nixon took 62.61% of the vote to McGovern's 34.59%, a margin of 28.01%.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Colorado, 1972[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Richard Nixon (incumbent) 597,189 62.61% 7
Democratic George McGovern 329,980 34.59% 0
American Independent John G. Schmitz 17,269 1.81% 0
Socialist Labor Louis Fisher 4,361 0.46% 0
People's Benjamin Spock 2,403 0.25% 0
Libertarian John Hospers 1,111 0.12% 0
Socialist Workers Linda Jenness 666 0.07% 0
Prohibition E. Harold Munn 467 0.05% 0
Communist Gus Hall 432 0.05% 0
Write-ins Scattered (write-ins) 6 0.00% 0
Totals 953,884 100.00% 7
Voter turnout

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guide to U.S. Elections (p. 848)". CQ Press (12 January 2016). Retrieved 2016-02-09. 
  2. ^ "1972 Presidential General Election Results - Colorado". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2016-02-09.