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1972 United States presidential election in Kentucky

The 1972 United States presidential election in Kentucky took place on November 7, 1972, as part of the 1972 United States presidential election. Kentucky voters chose nine[2] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. These electors at the time were Frank Stubblefield (D), Romano L. Mazzoli (D), Gene Snyder (R), Tim Lee Carter (R), William P. Curlin Jr. (D), Carl D. Perkins (D), John Sherman Cooper (R), Marlow W. Cook (R).

1972 United States presidential election in Kentucky

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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 9 0
Popular vote 676,446 371,159
Percentage 63.4% 34.8%

President before election

Richard Nixon
Republican

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

Kentucky was won by incumbent President Richard Nixon (RCalifornia), with 63.77 percent of the popular vote, against George McGovern (DSouth Dakota), with 34.77 percent.[3][4] Nixon won 112 out of 120 counties in the state of Kentucky.[5] Kentucky had voted Republican the previous election, 1968 but did not continue with that pattern in the 1976 election.[6]

ResultsEdit

United States presidential election in Kentucky, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon (inc.) 676,446 63.37%
Democratic George McGovern 371,159 34.77%
American Independent John G. Schmitz 17,627 1.65%
Write-in 2,267 0.21%
Total votes 1,067,499 100%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1972 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "1972 Election for the Forty-Seventh Term (1973-77)". Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  3. ^ "1972 Presidential General Election Results - Kentucky". Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1972". Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  5. ^ Leip, David (2016). "1972 Presidential General Election Data - Kentucky". US Election Atlas. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  6. ^ "Kentucky Presidential Election Voting History". Retrieved 2018-11-30.