1972 Presidential General Election Results - South Carolina
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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
Richard NixonSpiro AgnewRepublican 478,427 70.58%8
George McGovernR. Sargent ShriverDemocrat 189,270 27.92%0
John SchmitzThomas AndersonIndependent 10,166 1.50%0
Write-ins-- 17 0.00%0
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Maps1972 South Carolina County Map of General Election Results for President
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Election Notes:
  • McGovern vote is the fusion of Democrat and United Citizen parties.
Demographic Data

1980 Population:3,120,729Enum.1980 Population Density:40.0persons/km2
1972 Population:2,718,404Est.1972 Population Density:34.9persons/km2
1970 Population:2,590,713Enum.1970 Population Density:33.2persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:8Electoral Vote Density:339,801persons/EV
Land Area (2000):77,983km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:1.9%

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Data Sources:
  • Source for Popular Vote data: South Carolina State Election Commission, "South Carolina Votes Cast in General Election Held in South Carolina November 7, 1972," Report of the South Carolina State Election Commission for the Period Ending June 30, 1973 (Columbia, 1973)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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