|Elections in Delaware|
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%.
|United States presidential election in Delaware, 1972 |
|Republican||Richard Nixon ( incumbent)||140,357||59.60%||3|
|American Independent||John Schmitz||2,638||1.12%||0|
|Prohibition||E. Harold Munn||238||0.10%||0|
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