United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1972

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United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 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 27 0
Popular vote 2,714,521 1,796,951
Percentage 59.1% 39.1%

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County results

President before election

Richard Nixon

Elected President

Richard Nixon

The 1972 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on November 7, 1972, throughout all 50 states and D.C., which was part of the 1972 United States presidential election. Voters chose 27 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Pennsylvania strongly voted for the Republican nominee, President Richard Nixon, over the Democratic nominee, Senator George McGovern. Nixon won Pennsylvania by a massive margin of 19.98 percent, winning every county except for Philadelphia. This result nonetheless was over three percent more Democratic than the nation at-large.


United States presidential [1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Richard Nixon 2,714,521 59.11% 27
Democratic George McGovern 1,796,951 39.13% 0
Constitution John Schmitz 70,593 1.54% 0
Socialist Workers Linda Jenness 4,639 0.10% 0
Write-ins Write-ins 2,715 0.06% 0
Communist Gus Hall 2,686 0.06% 0