1972 Presidential General Election Results - Virginia
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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
Richard NixonSpiro AgnewRepublican 988,493 67.84%11
John HospersTheodora Nathan- 0 0.00%1
George McGovernR. Sargent ShriverDemocrat 438,887 30.12%0
John SchmitzThomas AndersonAmerican 19,721 1.35%0
Louis FisherGenevieve GundersonSocialist Labor 9,918 0.68%0
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Election Notes:
  • One Nixon Elector cast his ballot for John Hospers (President) and Theodora Nathan (Vice President).
Demographic Data

1980 Population:5,346,797Enum.1980 Population Density:52.1persons/km2
1972 Population:4,828,131Est.1972 Population Density:47.1persons/km2
1970 Population:4,651,448Enum.1970 Population Density:45.4persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:12Electoral Vote Density:402,344persons/EV
Land Area (2000):102,548km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:1.4%

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Data Sources:
  • Source for Popular Vote data: Virginia State Board of Elections, comp., Commonwealth of Virginia Official Election Results 1972 for President and Vice President ... in the General Election, November 7, 1972 ... (Richmond, 0)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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