1972 Presidential General Election Results - Rhode Island
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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
Richard NixonSpiro AgnewRepublican 220,383 53.00%4
George McGovernR. Sargent ShriverDemocrat 194,645 46.81%0
YOther (+) - - 780 0.19%0
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Maps1972 Rhode Island County Map of General Election Results for President
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Demographic Data

1980 Population:947,154Enum.1980 Population Density:350.0persons/km2
1972 Population:976,365Est.1972 Population Density:360.8persons/km2
1970 Population:949,723Enum.1970 Population Density:351.0persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:4Electoral Vote Density:244,091persons/EV
Land Area (2000):2,706km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:-0.0%

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Data Sources:
  • Source for Popular Vote data: Rhode Island Board of Elections, "Vote by Counties for Presidential Electors," Official Count of the Ballots Cast ... at the Election Tuesday, November 7, 1972 (Providence, 1972)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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