United States presidential election in Connecticut, 1972 Article

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United States presidential election in Connecticut, 1972

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Nominee Richard Nixon George McGovern
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California South Dakota
Running mate Spiro Agnew Sargent Shriver
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 810,763 555,498
Percentage 58.6% 40.1%

United States presidential election in Connecticut, 1972 results by county.svg
County results

Nixon

  50-59%
  60-69%

President before election

Richard Nixon
Republican

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

The 1972 United States presidential election in Connecticut took place on November 7, 1972. All 50 states and the District of Columbia were part of the 1972 United States presidential election. Connecticut voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Connecticut was won by the Republican nominees, incumbent President Richard Nixon of California and his running mate Vice President Spiro Agnew of Maryland. Nixon and Agnew defeated the Democratic nominees, Senator George McGovern of South Dakota and his running mate U.S. Ambassador Sargent Shriver of Maryland.

Nixon carried Connecticut with 58.57% of the vote to McGovern’s 40.13%, a victory margin of 18.44%. [1] He won every county in the state.

Results

United States presidential election in Connecticut, 1972 [2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Richard Nixon 810,763 58.57% 8
Democratic George McGovern 555,498 40.13% 0
George Wallace Party John Schmitz 17,239 1.25% 0
Write-ins Write-ins 777 0.06% 0
Totals 1,384,277 100.00% 8
Voter turnout -

References

  1. ^ "1972 Presidential General Election Results - Connecticut". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2015-04-21.
  2. ^ "1972 Presidential General Election Results - Connecticut". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2015-04-21.