United States presidential election in Wyoming, 1972 Article

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United States presidential election in Wyoming, 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 3 0
Popular vote 100,464 44,358
Percentage 69.01% 30.47%

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County Results

President before election

Richard Nixon
Republican

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

The 1972 United States presidential election in Wyoming took place on November 7, 1972. All 50 states and the District of Columbia were part of the 1972 United States presidential election. Wyoming voters chose 3 electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Wyoming 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 Wyoming with 69.01% of the vote to McGovern’s 30.47%, a victory margin of 38.54%. [1]

Statewide Results

General election results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 100,464 69.01%
Democratic George McGovern 44,358 30.47%
American Independent John G. Schmitz 748 0.52%
Total votes 145,570 100.00%

Results by county

Richard Nixon
Republican
George McGovern
Democratic
John Schmitz
American Independent
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % #
Albany 7,021 58.92% 4,873 40.89% 23 0.19% 2,148 18.03% 11,917
Big Horn 3,244 75.44% 1,049 24.40% 7 0.16% 2,195 51.04% 4,300
Campbell 2,953 78.64% 783 20.85% 19 0.51% 2,170 57.79% 3,755
Carbon 4,037 63.69% 2,292 36.16% 10 0.16% 1,745 27.53% 6,339
Converse 2,312 77.06% 682 22.73% 6 0.20% 1,630 54.33% 3,000
Crook 1,760 83.41% 339 16.07% 11 0.52% 1,421 67.34% 2,110
Fremont 7,359 69.12% 3,248 30.51% 40 0.38% 4,111 38.61% 10,647
Goshen 3,629 70.27% 1,515 29.34% 20 0.39% 2,114 40.94% 5,164
Hot Springs 1,678 70.89% 689 29.11% 0 0.00% 989 40.78% 2,367
Johnson 2,203 83.13% 436 16.45% 11 0.42% 1,767 66.68% 2,650
Laramie 15,010 65.67% 7,791 34.09% 54 0.24% 7,219 31.59% 22,855
Lincoln 2,459 67.08% 969 26.43% 238 6.49% 1,490 40.64% 3,666
Natrona 15,649 70.49% 6,514 29.34% 37 0.16% 9,135 41.15% 22,200
Niobrara 1,245 81.00% 289 18.80% 3 0.20% 956 62.20% 1,537
Park 5,890 74.79% 1,950 24.76% 35 0.44% 3,940 50.03% 7,875
Platte 2,200 70.35% 925 29.58% 2 0.06% 1,275 40.77% 3,127
Sheridan 6,432 69.03% 2,874 30.84% 12 0.13% 3,558 38.18% 9,318
Sublette 1,348 81.55% 304 18.39% 1 0.06% 1,044 63.16% 1,653
Sweetwater 5,175 58.05% 3,713 41.65% 27 0.30% 1,462 16.40% 8,915
Teton 2,182 70.03% 810 25.99% 124 3.98% 1,372 44.03% 3,116
Uinta 2,011 67.03% 968 32.27% 21 0.70% 1,043 34.77% 3,000
Washakie 2,604 75.92% 825 24.05% 1 0.03% 1,779 51.87% 3,430
Weston 2,063 78.47% 520 19.78% 46 1.75% 1,543 58.69% 2,629
Totals 100,464 69.01% 44,358 30.47% 748 0.51% 56,106 38.54% 145,570

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