United States presidential election in the District of Columbia, 1972

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United States presidential election in the District of Columbia, 1972

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Nominee George McGovern Richard Nixon
Party Democratic Republican
Home state South Dakota California
Running mate Sargent Shriver Spiro Agnew
Electoral vote 3 0
Popular vote 127,627 35,226
Percentage 78.10% 21.56%

President before election

Richard Nixon
Republican

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

The United States presidential election in the District of Columbia, 1972 took place in order to select the District of Columbia's 3 electoral votes for President of the United States. Democrat George McGovern won the District by an overwhelming margin, receiving nearly 80% of the vote.[1] Along with Massachusetts, the District of Columbia was the only place in the U.S. that voted for George McGovern in the general election.

This would be the first and, as of 2018, the only election where the Republican candidate won over 20 percent of the vote.

References

  1. ^ "1972 Presidential General Election Results - District of Columbia". U.S. Election Atlas. David Leip. Retrieved 2016-11-16. 
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