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1972 Presidential Election Interactive Map

270 electoral votes to win
520
Nixon (R)
17
McGovern (D)
Undecided 0
1972 Actual
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1972 Election Facts
  • Based on 1970 census results, California replaces New York with most electoral votes
  • 26th Amendment ratified in this cycle: 18 year olds allowed to vote
  • Vice-Presidential Succession: Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974, and was replaced by Vice-President Gerald R. Ford
  • Nixon won Virginia; however one Elector cast a vote for John Hospers
  • Issues of the Day: Vietnam War, International Relations (Detente with USSR, Visit to China), Watergate
  • Maine shifts from winner-take-all to congressional district method for allocating electoral votes
1972 Actual
Richard M. Nixon (R) (I)
    Electoral 520
    Popular 46,740,323
George McGovern (D)
    Electoral 17
    Popular 28,901,598
(R) Republican
(D) Democratic
(I) Incumbent

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