United States presidential election in Delaware, 1972 Article

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United States presidential election in Delaware, 1972

←  1968 November 7, 1972 1976 →
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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 3 0
Popular vote 140,357 92,283
Percentage 59.60% 39.18%

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County Results
Nixon
  50-60%
  60-70%


President before election

Richard Nixon
Republican

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

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

Delaware 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 Delaware with 59.60% of the vote to McGovern’s 39.18%, a victory margin of 20.42%.

Statewide Results

United States presidential election in Delaware,1976 [1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Richard Nixon ( incumbent) 140,357 59.60% 3
Democratic George McGovern 92,283 39.18% 0
American Independent John Schmitz 2,638 1.12% 0
Prohibition E. Harold Munn 238 0.10% 0
Totals 235,516 100.00% 3
Voter turnout

Results by county

County Nixon Votes McGovern Votes Schmitz Votes Munn Votes
Kent 62.03% 17,712 36.64% 10,463 1.25% 357 0.08% 24
New Castle 58.21% 100,681 40.58% 70,190 1.10% 1,906 0.11% 179
Sussex 64.59% 21,964 34.20% 11,630 1.10% 375 0.11% 35

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