1972 Presidential General Election Results - California
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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
Richard NixonSpiro AgnewRepublican 4,602,096 55.00%45
George McGovernR. Sargent ShriverDemocrat 3,475,847 41.54%0
John SchmitzThomas AndersonAmerican Ind. 232,554 2.78%0
Benjamin SpockJulius HobsonPeace & Freedom 55,167 0.66%0
YOther (+) - - 2,198 0.03%0
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Demographic Data

1980 Population:23,667,765Enum.1980 Population Density:58.6persons/km2
1972 Population:20,584,794Est.1972 Population Density:51.0persons/km2
1970 Population:19,971,069Enum.1970 Population Density:49.4persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:45Electoral Vote Density:457,440persons/EV
Land Area (2000):403,933km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:1.7%

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Data Sources:
  • Source for Popular Vote data: California Secretary of State, comp., Statement of Vote General Election November 7, 1972 (Sacramento, 1972)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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