1972 United States presidential election in North Dakota

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United States presidential election in North Dakota, 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 3 0
Popular vote 174,109 100,384
Percentage 62.1% 35.8%

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Results by county
Nixon           McGovern

President before election

Richard Nixon
Republican

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

The 1972 United States presidential election in North Dakota took place on November 7, 1972, as part of the 1972 United States presidential election. North Dakota voters chose three[2] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

North Dakota was won by incumbent President Richard Nixon (RCalifornia), with 62.07% of the popular vote, against George McGovern (DSouth Dakota), with 35.79% of the popular vote.[3][4] John G. Schmitz was the only other candidate on the ballot, and, as the candidate for the American Independent Party, he received over five thousand votes.

In a state that would reflect McGovern's national results,[5][6] the Democratic nominee only won one county (Rolette) in North Dakota.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in North Dakota, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon (inc.) 174,109 62.07%
Democratic George McGovern 100,384 35.79%
American Independent John G. Schmitz 5,646 2.01%
Write-in 375 0.13%
Total votes 280,514 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1972 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "1972 Election for the Forty-Seventh Term (1973-77)". Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "1972 Presidential General Election Results - North Dakota". Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1972". Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  5. ^ "1972 Presidential Election - 270toWin.com". Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  6. ^ "1972 Election - Voting America". Retrieved January 8, 2017.