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1972 Presidential General Election Results -
1972 Presidential General Election Results -
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  Presidential
Candidate
Vice Presidential
Candidate
Political
Party
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
Richard NixonSpiro AgnewRepublican 47,168,710 60.67%47,168,710
George McGovernR. Sargent ShriverDemocratic 29,173,222 37.52%29,173,222
John SchmitzThomas AndersonAmerican 1,100,896 1.42%1,100,896
Linda JennessAndrew PulleySocialist Workers 83,380 0.11%83,380
Benjamin SpockJulius HobsonPeople's 78,759 0.10%78,759
Louis FisherGenevieve GundersonSocialist Labor 53,814 0.07%53,814
Write-ins-- 26,639 0.03%26,639
Gus HallJarvis TynerCommunist 25,598 0.03%25,598
Evelyn ReedClifton DeBerrySocialist Workers 13,878 0.02%13,878
E. Harold MunnMarshall UncapherProhibition 13,497 0.02%13,497
John HospersTheodora NathanLibertarian 3,674 0.00%3,674
John MahalchikIrving HomerAmerica First 1,743 0.00%1,743
Gabriel GreenDaniel FryUniversal 220 0.00%220
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Demographic Data

1980 Population:226,542,204Enum.1980 Population Density:24.7persons/km2
1972 Population:209,284,390Est.1972 Population Density:22.8persons/km2
1970 Population:203,302,031Enum.1970 Population Density:22.2persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:77744030Electoral Vote Density:3persons/EV
Land Area (2000):9,161,889km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:1.1%

Election Data and Statistics:
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  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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