1972 Presidential General Election Results - Alabama
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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
Richard NixonSpiro AgnewRepublican 728,701 72.43%9
George McGovernR. Sargent ShriverDemocrat 256,923 25.54%0
John SchmitzThomas AndersonAL Conservative 11,918 1.18%0
E. Harold MunnMarshall UncapherAL Prohibition 8,551 0.85%0
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Election Notes:
  • McGovern vote is the fusion of Democrat and National Democratic Party of Alabama.
Demographic Data

1980 Population:3,894,025Enum.1980 Population Density:29.6persons/km2
1972 Population:3,540,080Est.1972 Population Density:26.9persons/km2
1970 Population:3,444,354Enum.1970 Population Density:26.2persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:9Electoral Vote Density:393,342persons/EV
Land Area (2000):131,426km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:1.2%

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Data Sources:
  • Source for Popular Vote data: State of Alabama Department of Archives and History, "General Election November 7, 1972," Alabama Official and Statistical Register 1975 (Montgomery, 1975)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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