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1972 United States presidential election in Ohio

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

1972 United States presidential election in Ohio

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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 25 0
Popular vote 2,441,827 1,558,889
Percentage 59.6% 38.1%

Map of election results by county
County Results

President before election

Richard Nixon
Republican

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

Ohio was won by incumbent President Richard Nixon (R) by a margin of 21.56 percent. Nixon won every county in the state except Lucas and Athens Counties, which McGovern won by only 0.95 percent and 1.22 percent respectively,[1] and gained a majority in all eighty-six winning counties except Cuyahoga, Mahoning and Summit Counties. Nixon's biggest win was in Union County where he obtained 75.89 percent of the vote.

This was the last occasion until 2012 that Belmont, Jefferson and Monroe Counties voted for a Republican presidential candidate, the last until 2016 that Trumbull County would vote Republican, and the last to date that Cuyahoga and Mahoning Counties have supported the Republican candidate.[2]

ResultsEdit

1972 United States presidential election in Ohio[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Richard Nixon 2,441,827 59.63% 26
Democrat George McGovern 1,558,889 38.07% 0
American Independent John Schmitz 80,067 1.96% 0
Socialist Labor Louis Fisher 7,107 0.17% 0
Not Designated Gus Hall 6,437 0.16% 0
No party Write-ins 460 0.01% 0
Totals 4,094,787 100.00% 25
Voter turnout (Voting age/Registered votes) 57%/90%

Results by countyEdit

Richard M. Nixon
Republican
George S. McGovern
Democratic
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % #
Adams 4,980 63.18% 2,709 34.37% 193 2.45% 2,271 28.81% 7,882
Allen 26,966 69.96% 10,184 26.42% 1,393 3.61% 16,782 43.54% 38,543
Ashland 12,470 73.04% 4,302 25.20% 302 1.77% 8,168 47.84% 17,074
Ashtabula 22,762 58.96% 15,052 38.99% 794 2.06% 7,710 19.97% 38,608
Athens 9,735 48.88% 9,977 50.10% 203 1.02% -242 -1.22% 19,915
Auglaize 11,900 69.81% 4,617 27.08% 530 3.11% 7,283 42.72% 17,047
Belmont 17,628 53.62% 14,800 45.01% 450 1.37% 2,828 8.60% 32,878
Brown 6,772 62.68% 3,770 34.89% 262 2.43% 3,002 27.79% 10,804
Butler 50,380 68.42% 21,194 28.78% 2,061 2.80% 29,186 39.64% 73,635
Carroll 5,984 66.39% 2,755 30.56% 275 3.05% 3,229 35.82% 9,014
Champaign 8,756 69.48% 3,626 28.77% 221 1.75% 5,130 40.70% 12,603
Clark 34,447 61.79% 19,725 35.38% 1,578 2.83% 14,722 26.41% 55,750
Clermont 22,936 71.70% 8,276 25.87% 777 2.43% 14,660 45.83% 31,989
Clinton 8,140 74.08% 2,709 24.65% 139 1.27% 5,431 49.43% 10,988
Columbiana 27,308 62.63% 15,683 35.97% 611 1.40% 11,625 26.66% 43,602
Coshocton 8,082 66.21% 3,790 31.05% 334 2.74% 4,292 35.16% 12,206
Crawford 14,632 69.50% 5,518 26.21% 903 4.29% 9,114 43.29% 21,053
Cuyahoga 329,493 49.94% 317,670 48.15% 12,588 1.91% 11,823 1.79% 659,751
Darke 13,862 65.71% 6,534 30.97% 700 3.32% 7,328 34.74% 21,096
Defiance 8,914 65.40% 4,377 32.11% 339 2.49% 4,537 33.29% 13,630
Delaware 12,950 72.40% 4,452 24.89% 484 2.71% 8,498 47.51% 17,886
Erie 16,714 58.46% 10,889 38.09% 988 3.46% 5,825 20.37% 28,591
Fairfield 21,909 71.67% 7,746 25.34% 913 2.99% 14,163 46.33% 30,568
Fayette 6,970 73.25% 2,344 24.63% 201 2.11% 4,626 48.62% 9,515
Franklin 219,771 63.74% 117,562 34.09% 7,475 2.17% 102,209 29.64% 344,808
Fulton 8,387 68.55% 3,615 29.55% 232 1.90% 4,772 39.01% 12,234
Gallia 6,506 72.40% 2,341 26.05% 139 1.55% 4,165 46.35% 8,986
Geauga 15,624 66.27% 7,329 31.09% 624 2.65% 8,295 35.18% 23,577
Greene 25,349 65.15% 12,736 32.73% 824 2.12% 12,613 32.42% 38,909
Guernsey 9,648 66.00% 4,757 32.54% 214 1.46% 4,891 33.46% 14,619
Hamilton 239,212 65.65% 119,054 32.67% 6,119 1.68% 120,158 32.98% 364,385
Hancock 18,111 70.68% 6,084 23.74% 1,429 5.58% 12,027 46.94% 25,624
Hardin 8,713 69.14% 3,535 28.05% 354 2.81% 5,178 41.09% 12,602
Harrison 4,554 64.96% 2,388 34.07% 68 0.97% 2,166 30.90% 7,010
Henry 8,099 70.58% 3,145 27.41% 231 2.01% 4,954 43.17% 11,475
Highland 8,524 69.72% 3,464 28.33% 238 1.95% 5,060 41.39% 12,226
Hocking 5,407 63.67% 2,874 33.84% 211 2.48% 2,533 29.83% 8,492
Holmes 3,752 69.97% 1,507 28.11% 103 1.92% 2,245 41.87% 5,362
Huron 10,942 63.10% 5,491 31.67% 907 5.23% 5,451 31.44% 17,340
Jackson 7,351 67.30% 3,410 31.22% 162 1.48% 3,941 36.08% 10,923
Jefferson 21,531 56.25% 16,198 42.32% 545 1.42% 5,333 13.93% 38,274
Knox 10,705 63.95% 5,370 32.08% 664 3.97% 5,335 31.87% 16,739
Lake 42,488 58.90% 27,523 38.15% 2,130 2.95% 14,965 20.74% 72,141
Lawrence 15,125 67.02% 7,112 31.52% 330 1.46% 8,013 35.51% 22,567
Licking 28,070 66.47% 12,460 29.50% 1,702 4.03% 15,610 36.96% 42,232
Logan 10,938 71.12% 3,786 24.62% 656 4.27% 7,152 46.50% 15,380
Lorain 51,102 56.15% 36,634 40.25% 3,280 3.60% 14,468 15.90% 91,016
Lucas 88,401 48.38% 90,142 49.34% 4,166 2.28% -1,741 -0.95% 182,709
Madison 8,372 75.67% 2,484 22.45% 208 1.88% 5,888 53.22% 11,064
Mahoning 64,144 49.69% 62,428 48.36% 2,516 1.95% 1,716 1.33% 129,088
Marion 17,197 67.02% 7,970 31.06% 492 1.92% 9,227 35.96% 25,659
Medina 21,010 64.82% 10,643 32.84% 758 2.34% 10,367 31.99% 32,411
Meigs 5,961 70.69% 2,335 27.69% 137 1.62% 3,626 43.00% 8,433
Mercer 8,587 57.60% 5,798 38.89% 522 3.50% 2,789 18.71% 14,907
Miami 21,226 68.44% 9,121 29.41% 665 2.14% 12,105 39.03% 31,012
Monroe 3,721 59.14% 2,483 39.46% 88 1.40% 1,238 19.68% 6,292
Montgomery 120,998 58.02% 82,231 39.43% 5,323 2.55% 38,767 18.59% 208,552
Morgan 3,679 68.50% 1,554 28.93% 138 2.57% 2,125 39.56% 5,371
Morrow 6,886 70.56% 2,527 25.89% 346 3.55% 4,359 44.67% 9,759
Muskingum 19,897 63.99% 10,313 33.17% 884 2.84% 9,584 30.82% 31,094
Noble 3,274 68.22% 1,449 30.19% 76 1.58% 1,825 38.03% 4,799
Ottawa 9,772 57.86% 6,465 38.28% 652 3.86% 3,307 19.58% 16,889
Paulding 4,553 64.81% 2,283 32.50% 189 2.69% 2,270 32.31% 7,025
Perry 6,716 62.13% 3,728 34.49% 365 3.38% 2,988 27.64% 10,809
Pickaway 9,661 74.30% 2,978 22.90% 363 2.79% 6,683 51.40% 13,002
Pike 5,037 57.49% 3,531 40.30% 193 2.20% 1,506 17.19% 8,761
Portage 23,294 51.76% 20,769 46.15% 939 2.09% 2,525 5.61% 45,002
Preble 8,993 70.29% 3,472 27.14% 330 2.58% 5,521 43.15% 12,795
Putnam 8,185 66.32% 3,729 30.21% 428 3.47% 4,456 36.10% 12,342
Richland 31,117 68.18% 13,468 29.51% 1,056 2.31% 17,649 38.67% 45,641
Ross 15,573 71.15% 5,879 26.86% 436 1.99% 9,694 44.29% 21,888
Sandusky 15,489 63.63% 8,308 34.13% 546 2.24% 7,181 29.50% 24,343
Scioto 19,998 63.13% 11,008 34.75% 673 2.12% 8,990 28.38% 31,679
Seneca 13,939 60.82% 8,180 35.69% 799 3.49% 5,759 25.13% 22,918
Shelby 9,089 61.82% 4,721 32.11% 893 6.07% 4,368 29.71% 14,703
Stark 92,110 62.74% 51,565 35.12% 3,135 2.14% 40,545 27.62% 146,810
Summit 112,419 49.92% 108,534 48.19% 4,263 1.89% 3,885 1.73% 225,216
Trumbull 47,680 55.92% 35,278 41.37% 2,308 2.71% 12,402 14.55% 85,266
Tuscarawas 18,413 59.07% 12,255 39.32% 501 1.61% 6,158 19.76% 31,169
Union 8,389 75.89% 2,447 22.14% 218 1.97% 5,942 53.75% 11,054
Van Wert 9,545 71.28% 3,644 27.21% 202 1.51% 5,901 44.07% 13,391
Vinton 2,725 62.85% 1,537 35.45% 74 1.71% 1,188 27.40% 4,336
Warren 20,210 72.45% 6,941 24.88% 746 2.67% 13,269 47.56% 27,897
Washington 14,023 68.63% 5,814 28.45% 597 2.92% 8,209 40.17% 20,434
Wayne 20,368 67.72% 9,260 30.79% 448 1.49% 11,108 36.93% 30,076
Williams 9,083 66.76% 4,278 31.44% 244 1.79% 4,805 35.32% 13,605
Wood 21,080 59.17% 13,494 37.88% 1,051 2.95% 7,586 21.29% 35,625
Wyandot 6,414 68.15% 2,771 29.44% 227 2.41% 3,643 38.71% 9,412
Totals 2,441,827 59.63% 1,558,889 38.07% 94,071 2.30% 882,938 21.56% 4,094,787

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b David Leip's Atlas of US Presidential Elections; 1972 Presidential General Election Data Graphs – Ohio by County
  2. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016