1972 Presidential General Election Results
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Candidate
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Party
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
Richard NixonSpiro AgnewRepublican 47,168,710 60.67% 520 96.7%
George McGovernR. Sargent ShriverDemocratic 29,173,222 37.52% 17 3.2%
John HospersTheodora NathanLibertarian 3,674 0.00% 1 0.2%
John SchmitzThomas AndersonAmerican 1,100,896 1.42% 0 0.0%
YOther (+) - - 297,528 0.38% 0 0.0%
Total77,744,030538
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  • In Virginia, one Nixon Elector cast his vote for John Hospers (President) and Theodora Nathan (Vice President).
  • Electoral Vote Map Note: there is no implied geographical significance as to the location of the shaded areas for Virginia's split electoral votes.
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