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|Popular Vote||Electoral Vote|
|Richard Nixon||Spiro Agnew||Republican
|George McGovern||R. Sargent Shriver||Democrat
|Other (+)|| - || -
|1980 Population:||947,154||Enum.||1980 Population Density:||350.0||persons/km2|
|1972 Population:||976,365||Est.||1972 Population Density:||360.8||persons/km2|
|1970 Population:||949,723||Enum.||1970 Population Density:||351.0||persons/km2|
|Total Electoral Vote:||4||Electoral Vote Density:||244,091||persons/EV|
|Land Area (2000):||2,706||km2||Annual Pop Growth Rate:||-0.0||%|
|Election Data and Statistics:|
- 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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