1972 Presidential General Election Results - South Dakota
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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
Richard NixonSpiro AgnewRepublican 166,476 54.15%4
George McGovernR. Sargent ShriverDemocrat 139,945 45.52%0
Linda JennessAndrew PulleyIndependent 994 0.32%0
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Maps1972 South Dakota County Map of General Election Results for President
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Demographic Data

1980 Population:690,768Enum.1980 Population Density:3.5persons/km2
1972 Population:677,389Est.1972 Population Density:3.4persons/km2
1970 Population:666,257Enum.1970 Population Density:3.4persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:4Electoral Vote Density:169,347persons/EV
Land Area (2000):196,540km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:0.4%

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Data Sources:
  • Source for Popular Vote data: South Dakota Secretary of State, comp., "Presidential Electors," Official Election Returns by Counties for the State of South Dakota General Election November 7, 1972 (Pierre, 1972)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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