1972 United States presidential election in Nebraska

The 1972 United States presidential election in Nebraska took place on November 7, 1972, as part of the 1972 United States presidential election. Voters chose five[2] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1972 United States presidential election in Nebraska

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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 5 0
Popular vote 406,298 169,991
Percentage 70.5% 29.5%

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County Results
Nixon
  50-60%
  60-70%
  70-80%
  80-90%


President before election

Richard Nixon
Republican

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

Nebraska was won by incumbent President Richard Nixon (RCalifornia), with 70.5% of the popular vote, against George McGovern (DSouth Dakota), with 29.5% of the popular vote.[3][4]

In a state that would reflect McGovern's national results,[5][6] the Democratic nominee did not win a single county in Nebraska. Out of Nixon's three campaigns, this was the only one in which Nebraska was not his strongest state, although he did outperform his past two performances here in popular vote percentage. Instead, Nebraska was his seventh strongest state after Mississippi, Georgia, Oklahoma, Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina.

ResultsEdit

1972 United States presidential election in Nebraska
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon (inc.) 406,298 70.50%
Democratic George McGovern 169,991 29.50%
Total votes 576,289 100%

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 - Nebraska". Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1972". Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  5. ^ "1972 Presidential Election - 270toWin.com". Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  6. ^ "1972 Election - Voting America". Retrieved January 28, 2017.