United States presidential election in Oregon, 1972 Article

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United States presidential election in Oregon, 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 6 0
Popular vote 486,686 392,760
Percentage 52.45% 42.33%

President before election

Richard Nixon
Republican

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

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

Oregon 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 Oregon with 52.45 percent of the vote to McGovern’s 42.33 percent, a victory margin of 10.12 percent.

American Independent Party candidate John G. Schmitz would carry 4.98% of the popular vote in Oregon, which would make the state his fourth strongest after Idaho, Alaska and Utah [1].

Statewide results

United States presidential election in Oregon, 1972 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 486,686 52.45%
Democratic George McGovern 392,760 42.33%
American Independent John G. Schmitz 46,211 4.98%
Other Write-ins 2,289 0.25%
Total votes 927,946 100%

Results by county

Richard Milhous Nixon
Republican
George Stanley McGovern
Democratic
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % #
Baker 3,441 55.32% 2,047 32.91% 732 11.77% 1,394 22.41% 6,220
Benton 14,906 56.34% 10,842 40.98% 708 2.68% 4,064 15.36% 26,456
Clackamas 41,767 53.49% 32,540 41.67% 3,782 4.84% 9,227 11.82% 78,089
Clatsop 5,998 47.43% 6,017 47.58% 632 5.00% -19 -0.15% 12,647
Columbia 5,348 43.54% 5,997 48.82% 939 7.64% -649 -5.28% 12,284
Coos 10,370 44.67% 11,778 50.74% 1,065 4.59% -1,408 -6.07% 23,213
Crook 2,167 52.56% 1,743 42.28% 213 5.17% 424 10.28% 4,123
Curry 2,832 51.77% 2,108 38.54% 530 9.69% 724 13.24% 5,470
Deschutes 7,747 52.28% 6,319 42.64% 753 5.08% 1,428 9.64% 14,819
Douglas 15,881 57.73% 9,009 32.75% 2,618 9.52% 6,872 24.98% 27,508
Gilliam 665 62.21% 355 33.21% 49 4.58% 310 29.00% 1,069
Grant 1,781 60.35% 932 31.58% 238 8.07% 849 28.77% 2,951
Harney 1,693 59.13% 1,004 35.07% 166 5.80% 689 24.07% 2,863
Hood River 3,152 53.96% 2,330 39.89% 359 6.15% 822 14.07% 5,841
Jackson 24,003 57.75% 14,529 34.96% 3,029 7.29% 9,474 22.80% 41,561
Jefferson 1,816 56.38% 1,229 38.16% 176 5.46% 587 18.22% 3,221
Josephine 9,911 58.55% 5,090 30.07% 1,926 11.38% 4,821 28.48% 16,927
Klamath 11,169 58.93% 5,719 30.17% 2,066 10.90% 5,450 28.75% 18,954
Lake 1,619 61.03% 777 29.29% 257 9.69% 842 31.74% 2,653
Lane 47,739 48.62% 46,177 47.03% 4,271 4.35% 1,562 1.59% 98,187
Lincoln 6,112 51.56% 5,117 43.17% 625 5.27% 995 8.39% 11,854
Linn 15,079 54.21% 11,178 40.19% 1,557 5.60% 3,901 14.03% 27,814
Malheur 5,908 67.36% 1,870 21.32% 993 11.32% 4,038 46.04% 8,771
Marion 36,441 57.51% 23,908 37.73% 3,012 4.75% 12,533 19.78% 63,361
Morrow 1,059 52.77% 718 35.77% 230 11.46% 341 16.99% 2,007
Multnomah 118,219 46.73% 125,470 49.60% 9,269 3.66% -7,251 -2.87% 252,958
Polk 8,985 57.56% 5,908 37.85% 716 4.59% 3,077 19.71% 15,609
Sherman 677 64.91% 330 31.64% 36 3.45% 347 33.27% 1,043
Tillamook 4,120 51.22% 3,544 44.06% 380 4.72% 576 7.16% 8,044
Umatilla 10,470 57.94% 6,090 33.70% 1,511 8.36% 4,380 24.24% 18,071
Union 5,073 56.46% 3,272 36.42% 640 7.12% 1,801 20.04% 8,985
Wallowa 1,909 62.28% 899 29.33% 257 8.38% 1,010 32.95% 3,065
Wasco 4,537 51.70% 3,749 42.72% 489 5.57% 788 8.98% 8,775
Washington 43,958 58.43% 27,890 37.07% 3,390 4.51% 16,068 21.36% 75,238
Wheeler 474 60.31% 267 33.97% 45 5.73% 207 26.34% 786
Yamhill 9,660 58.51% 6,008 36.39% 841 5.09% 3,652 22.12% 16,509
Totals 486,686 52.45% 392,760 42.33% 48,500 5.23% 93,926 10.12% 927,946

References

  1. ^ "1972 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ David Leip. "1972 Presidential General Election Results – Oregon". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-09.