United States presidential election in Kansas, 1972

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United States presidential election in Kansas, 1972

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Nominee Richard Nixon George McGovern
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California South Dakota
Running mate Spiro Agnew Sargent Shriver
(replacing Thomas Eagleton)
Electoral vote 7 0
Popular vote 619,812 270,287
Percentage 67.7% 29.5%

President before election

Richard Nixon
Republican

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

The 1972 United States presidential election in Kansas took place on November 7, 1972. All fifty states and the District of Columbia, were part of the 1972 United States presidential election. Kansas voters chose seven electors to the Electoral College, which voted for President and Vice President.

Kansas was won by incumbent Republican President Richard Nixon by a landslide of 28 points; Nixon succeeded in securing re-election against Democratic Senator George McGovern of South Dakota. Nixon ran with Vice President, and former Maryland Governor, Spiro Agnew for vice president, and McGovern ran with United States Ambassador Sargent Shriver for vice president. In the midst of a nationwide Republican landslide, Nixon took 67.66 percent of Kansas’ vote to McGovern's 29.50 percent.

Kansas voters turned out heavily for Nixon, who won every county in the state.[1] McGovern’s loss was heavily influenced by voter opposition to his far-left ideology. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last time a Republican presidential candidate carried Wyandotte County.[2]

Results

Presidential candidate Party Home state Popular vote Electoral
vote
Running mate
Count Percentage Vice-presidential candidate Home state Electoral vote
Richard M. Nixon Republican California 619,812 67.66% 7 Spiro Agnew Maryland 7
George McGovern Democrat South Dakota 270,287 29.50% 0 Sargent Shriver Maryland 0
John G. Schmitz Conservative California 21,808 2.38% 0 Thomas J. Anderson Tennessee 0
E. Harold Munn Prohibition Michigan 4,188 0.46% 0 Marshall E. Uncapher Kansas 0
Total 916,095 100% 7 7
Needed to win 270 270

Results by county

Richard Milhous Nixon
Republican
George Stanley McGovern
Democratic
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % #
Allen 3,938 69.47% 1,610 28.40% 121 2.13% 2,328 41.07% 5,669
Anderson 2,718 70.86% 1,035 26.98% 83 2.16% 1,683 43.87% 3,836
Atchison 5,471 67.83% 2,404 29.80% 191 2.37% 3,067 38.02% 8,066
Barber 2,308 74.26% 727 23.39% 73 2.35% 1,581 50.87% 3,108
Barton 8,479 68.87% 3,481 28.27% 352 2.86% 4,998 40.59% 12,312
Bourbon 4,776 70.09% 1,912 28.06% 126 1.85% 2,864 42.03% 6,814
Brown 4,314 78.92% 1,038 18.99% 114 2.09% 3,276 59.93% 5,466
Butler 11,045 67.39% 4,669 28.49% 675 4.12% 6,376 38.90% 16,389
Chase 1,184 76.04% 315 20.23% 58 3.73% 869 55.81% 1,557
Chautauqua 1,546 78.00% 378 19.07% 58 2.93% 1,168 58.93% 1,982
Cherokee 6,019 67.03% 2,806 31.25% 155 1.73% 3,213 35.78% 8,980
Cheyenne 1,440 75.51% 399 20.92% 68 3.57% 1,041 54.59% 1,907
Clark 1,142 76.03% 311 20.71% 49 3.26% 831 55.33% 1,502
Clay 3,562 78.42% 887 19.53% 93 2.05% 2,675 58.89% 4,542
Cloud 3,832 66.38% 1,806 31.28% 135 2.34% 2,026 35.09% 5,773
Coffey 2,667 75.70% 782 22.20% 74 2.10% 1,885 53.51% 3,523
Comanche 1,052 77.18% 281 20.62% 30 2.20% 771 56.57% 1,363
Cowley 10,332 70.51% 3,592 24.51% 729 4.98% 6,740 46.00% 14,653
Crawford 9,652 58.02% 6,683 40.17% 302 1.82% 2,969 17.85% 16,637
Decatur 1,707 70.22% 616 25.34% 108 4.44% 1,091 44.88% 2,431
Dickinson 6,515 75.34% 1,957 22.63% 175 2.02% 4,558 52.71% 8,647
Doniphan 2,856 78.40% 690 18.94% 97 2.66% 2,166 59.46% 3,643
Douglas 15,316 55.64% 11,646 42.31% 565 2.05% 3,670 13.33% 27,527
Edwards 1,534 64.54% 757 31.85% 86 3.62% 777 32.69% 2,377
Elk 1,522 76.02% 428 21.38% 52 2.60% 1,094 54.65% 2,002
Ellis 5,463 55.67% 4,113 41.91% 237 2.42% 1,350 13.76% 9,813
Ellsworth 2,087 65.20% 1,028 32.11% 86 2.69% 1,059 33.08% 3,201
Finney 4,335 65.66% 2,062 31.23% 205 3.11% 2,273 34.43% 6,602
Ford 6,232 67.12% 2,804 30.20% 249 2.68% 3,428 36.92% 9,285
Franklin 6,011 72.71% 2,056 24.87% 200 2.42% 3,955 47.84% 8,267
Geary 4,299 70.02% 1,708 27.82% 133 2.17% 2,591 42.20% 6,140
Gove 1,226 69.86% 466 26.55% 63 3.59% 760 43.30% 1,755
Graham 1,440 73.32% 488 24.85% 36 1.83% 952 48.47% 1,964
Grant 1,469 73.19% 476 23.72% 62 3.09% 993 49.48% 2,007
Gray 1,235 69.15% 511 28.61% 40 2.24% 724 40.54% 1,786
Greeley 639 68.49% 212 22.72% 82 8.79% 427 45.77% 933
Greenwood 3,157 74.49% 951 22.44% 130 3.07% 2,206 52.05% 4,238
Hamilton 941 67.26% 394 28.16% 64 4.57% 547 39.10% 1,399
Harper 2,628 75.71% 729 21.00% 114 3.28% 1,899 54.71% 3,471
Harvey 8,287 67.23% 3,555 28.84% 485 3.93% 4,732 38.39% 12,327
Haskell 1,036 71.55% 383 26.45% 29 2.00% 653 45.10% 1,448
Hodgeman 853 68.40% 331 26.54% 63 5.05% 522 41.86% 1,247
Jackson 3,363 71.98% 1,191 25.49% 118 2.53% 2,172 46.49% 4,672
Jefferson 3,679 72.69% 1,237 24.44% 145 2.87% 2,442 48.25% 5,061
Jewell 2,242 74.04% 716 23.65% 70 2.31% 1,526 50.40% 3,028
Johnson 76,161 74.14% 24,324 23.68% 2,242 2.18% 51,837 50.46% 102,727
Kearny 876 70.87% 325 26.29% 35 2.83% 551 44.58% 1,236
Kingman 2,756 68.90% 1,107 27.68% 137 3.43% 1,649 41.23% 4,000
Kiowa 1,559 76.35% 406 19.88% 77 3.77% 1,153 56.46% 2,042
Labette 6,399 64.76% 3,210 32.49% 272 2.75% 3,189 32.27% 9,881
Lane 943 73.21% 294 22.83% 51 3.96% 649 50.39% 1,288
Leavenworth 10,762 67.70% 4,727 29.74% 408 2.57% 6,035 37.96% 15,897
Lincoln 1,649 75.57% 476 21.81% 57 2.61% 1,173 53.76% 2,182
Linn 2,593 73.41% 876 24.80% 63 1.78% 1,717 48.61% 3,532
Logan 1,164 69.99% 428 25.74% 71 4.27% 736 44.26% 1,663
Lyon 9,157 69.67% 3,720 28.30% 266 2.02% 5,437 41.37% 13,143
McPherson 7,457 70.56% 2,858 27.04% 254 2.40% 4,599 43.51% 10,569
Marion 4,373 72.17% 1,478 24.39% 208 3.43% 2,895 47.78% 6,059
Marshall 4,127 67.68% 1,823 29.90% 148 2.43% 2,304 37.78% 6,098
Meade 1,712 74.56% 526 22.91% 58 2.53% 1,186 51.66% 2,296
Miami 5,234 69.04% 2,140 28.23% 207 2.73% 3,094 40.81% 7,581
Mitchell 2,830 71.59% 1,030 26.06% 93 2.35% 1,800 45.54% 3,953
Montgomery 11,717 73.66% 3,685 23.17% 505 3.17% 8,032 50.49% 15,907
Morris 2,471 76.12% 704 21.69% 71 2.19% 1,767 54.44% 3,246
Morton 1,165 72.68% 363 22.65% 75 4.68% 802 50.03% 1,603
Nemaha 3,422 64.06% 1,777 33.26% 143 2.68% 1,645 30.79% 5,342
Neosho 5,034 65.06% 2,559 33.07% 145 1.87% 2,475 31.99% 7,738
Ness 1,539 68.37% 652 28.96% 60 2.67% 887 39.40% 2,251
Norton 2,688 75.80% 776 21.88% 82 2.31% 1,912 53.92% 3,546
Osage 4,073 71.11% 1,522 26.57% 133 2.32% 2,551 44.54% 5,728
Osborne 2,182 73.42% 724 24.36% 66 2.22% 1,458 49.06% 2,972
Ottawa 2,065 72.94% 705 24.90% 61 2.15% 1,360 48.04% 2,831
Pawnee 2,370 65.83% 1,110 30.83% 120 3.33% 1,260 35.00% 3,600
Phillips 2,919 76.15% 827 21.58% 87 2.27% 2,092 54.58% 3,833
Pottawatomie 3,947 73.51% 1,298 24.18% 124 2.31% 2,649 49.34% 5,369
Pratt 3,253 71.20% 1,214 26.57% 102 2.23% 2,039 44.63% 4,569
Rawlins 1,553 70.46% 560 25.41% 91 4.13% 993 45.05% 2,204
Reno 15,714 63.81% 8,183 33.23% 731 2.97% 7,531 30.58% 24,628
Republic 2,921 71.80% 1,059 26.03% 88 2.16% 1,862 45.77% 4,068
Rice 3,843 66.22% 1,825 31.45% 135 2.33% 2,018 34.78% 5,803
Riley 11,120 66.16% 5,333 31.73% 356 2.12% 5,787 34.43% 16,809
Rooks 2,457 71.74% 904 26.39% 64 1.87% 1,553 45.34% 3,425
Rush 1,639 65.25% 806 32.09% 67 2.67% 833 33.16% 2,512
Russell 3,168 73.81% 1,011 23.56% 113 2.63% 2,157 50.26% 4,292
Saline 12,592 68.74% 5,406 29.51% 321 1.75% 7,186 39.23% 18,319
Scott 1,547 74.30% 449 21.57% 86 4.13% 1,098 52.74% 2,082
Sedgwick 83,949 65.74% 39,220 30.71% 4,532 3.55% 44,729 35.03% 127,701
Seward 3,866 77.27% 989 19.77% 148 2.96% 2,877 57.51% 5,003
Shawnee 43,727 66.75% 20,383 31.12% 1,396 2.13% 23,344 35.64% 65,506
Sheridan 1,134 64.40% 552 31.35% 75 4.26% 582 33.05% 1,761
Sherman 2,225 69.92% 785 24.67% 172 5.41% 1,440 45.25% 3,182
Smith 2,600 74.26% 818 23.36% 83 2.37% 1,782 50.90% 3,501
Stafford 2,200 70.35% 844 26.99% 83 2.65% 1,356 43.36% 3,127
Stanton 754 71.54% 259 24.57% 41 3.89% 495 46.96% 1,054
Stevens 1,392 74.48% 408 21.83% 69 3.69% 984 52.65% 1,869
Sumner 6,941 68.08% 2,685 26.34% 569 5.58% 4,256 41.75% 10,195
Thomas 2,300 67.73% 943 27.77% 153 4.51% 1,357 39.96% 3,396
Trego 1,369 66.91% 621 30.35% 56 2.74% 748 36.56% 2,046
Wabaunsee 2,461 76.83% 662 20.67% 80 2.50% 1,799 56.17% 3,203
Wallace 782 73.22% 214 20.04% 72 6.74% 568 53.18% 1,068
Washington 3,301 75.13% 996 22.67% 97 2.21% 2,305 52.46% 4,394
Wichita 794 69.89% 288 25.35% 54 4.75% 506 44.54% 1,136
Wilson 3,568 74.80% 1,043 21.87% 159 3.33% 2,525 52.94% 4,770
Woodson 1,592 72.59% 550 25.08% 51 2.33% 1,042 47.51% 2,193
Wyandotte 34,157 52.70% 28,206 43.52% 2,453 3.78% 5,951 9.18% 64,816
Totals 619,812 67.66% 270,287 29.50% 25,996 2.84% 349,525 38.15% 916,095

References

  1. ^ "1972 Presidential General Election Results – Kansas". Uselections.org. Retrieved May 31, 2015. 
  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
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