1972 Presidential General Election Results - Minnesota
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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
Richard NixonSpiro AgnewRepublican 898,269 51.58%10
George McGovernR. Sargent ShriverDemocrat-F.L. 802,346 46.07%0
John SchmitzThomas AndersonAmerican 31,407 1.80%0
YOther (+) - - 9,630 0.55%0
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Demographic Data

1980 Population:4,075,970Enum.1980 Population Density:19.8persons/km2
1972 Population:3,866,878Est.1972 Population Density:18.8persons/km2
1970 Population:3,806,103Enum.1970 Population Density:18.5persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:10Electoral Vote Density:386,688persons/EV
Land Area (2000):206,189km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:0.7%

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Data Sources:
  • Source for Popular Vote data: Minnesota Secretary of State, "Returns of General Election in State of Minnesota, November 7, 1972," The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1973-1974 (St. Paul, 1973)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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