1972 United States presidential election in Utah

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

1972 United States presidential election in Utah

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Nominee Richard Nixon George McGovern John G. Schmitz
Party Republican Democratic American Independent
Home state California South Dakota California
Running mate Spiro Agnew Sargent Shriver Thomas J. Anderson
Electoral vote 4 0 0
Popular vote 323,643 126,284 28,549
Percentage 67.6% 26.4% 6.0%

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Utah results by county
  Nixon—50-60%
  Nixon—60-70%
  Nixon—70-80%
  Nixon—80-90%

President before election

Richard Nixon
Republican

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

Utah overwhelmingly voted for incumbent President Richard Nixon (R-California) with over 67 percent of the popular vote, beating Democratic South Dakota Senator George McGovern with a margin of over forty percent,[1] carrying every county in the state. Nixon carried every county with over sixty percent of the vote except for Carbon County, which had typically been the most Democratic area of the state.[2] U.S. Representative John G. Schmitz (R-California) of the American Independent Party received 5.97 percent of the popular vote, and his results in Utah proved to be his third strongest state in the 1972 election after Idaho and Alaska.[3]

ResultsEdit

1972 United States presidential election in Utah[4]
Party Nominee Popular Vote Percentage Electoral Vote
Republican Richard Nixon 323,643 67.64% 4
Democratic George McGovern 126,284 26.39% 0
American Independent John Schmitz 28,549 5.97% 0

Results by countyEdit

County Richard Milhous Nixon
Republican
George Stanley McGovern
Democratic
John George Schmitz
American Independent
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # %
Beaver 1,332 64.88% 682 33.22% 39 1.90% 650 31.66% 2,053
Box Elder 9,880 77.22% 2,134 16.68% 780 6.10% 7,746 60.54% 12,794
Cache 16,538 76.83% 4,018 18.67% 969 4.50% 12,520 58.16% 21,525
Carbon 3,956 53.19% 3,335 44.84% 147 1.98% 621 8.35% 7,438
Daggett 204 72.86% 50 17.86% 26 9.29% 154 55.00% 280
Davis 29,706 72.61% 7,954 19.44% 3,251 7.95% 21,752 53.17% 40,911
Duchesne 2,183 70.49% 629 20.31% 285 9.20% 1,554 50.18% 3,097
Emery 1,666 65.33% 769 30.16% 115 4.51% 897 35.18% 2,550
Garfield 1,290 80.47% 242 15.10% 71 4.43% 1,048 65.38% 1,603
Grand 1,837 72.15% 560 22.00% 149 5.85% 1,277 50.16% 2,546
Iron 5,085 76.49% 1,098 16.52% 465 6.99% 3,987 59.97% 6,648
Juab 1,629 67.06% 691 28.45% 109 4.49% 938 38.62% 2,429
Kane 1,146 78.82% 218 14.99% 90 6.19% 928 63.83% 1,454
Millard 2,689 70.48% 777 20.37% 349 9.15% 1,912 50.12% 3,815
Morgan 1,456 71.51% 363 17.83% 217 10.66% 1,093 53.68% 2,036
Piute 475 78.77% 102 16.92% 26 4.31% 373 61.86% 603
Rich 604 79.58% 120 15.81% 35 4.61% 484 63.77% 759
Salt Lake 132,066 62.99% 68,489 32.67% 9,111 4.35% 63,577 30.32% 209,666
San Juan 1,893 68.27% 677 24.41% 203 7.32% 1,216 43.85% 2,773
Sanpete 3,995 70.68% 1,220 21.59% 437 7.73% 2,775 49.10% 5,652
Sevier 3,700 72.96% 820 16.17% 551 10.87% 2,880 56.79% 5,071
Summit 2,209 69.95% 836 26.47% 113 3.58% 1,373 43.48% 3,158
Tooele 5,641 66.02% 2,621 30.67% 283 3.31% 3,020 35.34% 8,545
Uintah 4,712 80.30% 716 12.20% 440 7.50% 3,996 68.10% 5,868
Utah 42,179 70.94% 10,828 18.21% 6,453 10.85% 31,351 52.73% 59,460
Wasatch 2,046 70.21% 693 23.78% 175 6.01% 1,353 46.43% 2,914
Washington 5,176 77.69% 956 14.35% 530 7.96% 4,220 63.34% 6,662
Wayne 597 71.75% 183 22.00% 52 6.25% 414 49.76% 832
Weber 37,753 68.23% 14,503 26.21% 3,078 5.56% 23,250 42.02% 55,334
Totals 323,643 67.64% 126,284 26.39% 28,549 5.97% 197,359 41.25% 478,476

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 7, 1972" (PDF). Clerk.house.gov. Retrieved 2013-09-03.
  2. ^ "Utah Lieutenant Governor's Office: Elections" (PDF). Utah Lieutenant Governor Elections. Utah.gov. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
  3. ^ "1972 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  4. ^ "1972 Presidential General Election Results – Utah". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2019-09-12.