1972 United States presidential election in Indiana

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United States presidential election in Indiana, 1972

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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 13 0
Popular vote 1,405,154 708,568
Percentage 66.11% 33.34%

President before election

Richard Nixon
Republican

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

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

Indiana was won by the Republican nominees, incumbent President Richard Nixon of California and his running mate Vice President Spiro Agnew of Maryland. Nixon and Agnew defeated the Democratic nominees, Senator George McGovern of South Dakota and his running mate U.S. Ambassador Sargent Shriver of Maryland.

Nixon carried Indiana with 66.11 percent of the vote to McGovern’s 33.34 percent, a victory margin of 32.77 percent. Although Indiana is one of the most reliable Republican states in the country, this is the only occasion where a Republican candidate (indeed, where any Presidential candidate) carried every county in the state.[1] As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last time a Republican won Democratic-leaning Lake County in the northwestern corner.[2]

Results[edit]

General election results [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 1,405,154 66.11%
Democratic George McGovern 708,568 33.34%
Socialist Workers Evelyn Reed 5,575 0.26%
Peace and Freedom Benjamin Spock 4,554 0.21%
Socialist Labor Louis Fisher 1,688 0.08%
Total votes 2,125,529 100%

Results by county[edit]

County Nixon# Nixon% McGovern# McGovern% Others# Others% Total votes cast
Adams 7,549 65.24% 3,971 34.32% 52 0.45% 11,572
Allen 76,924 66.20% 38,621 33.24% 654 0.56% 116,199
Bartholomew 17,365 70.87% 6,974 28.46% 163 0.67% 24,502
Benton 3,703 70.01% 1,566 29.61% 20 0.38% 5,289
Blackford 3,876 62.33% 2,311 37.16% 32 0.51% 6,219
Boone 9,874 75.10% 3,235 24.61% 38 0.29% 13,147
Brown 2,737 65.06% 1,443 34.30% 27 0.64% 4,207
Carroll 5,885 72.32% 2,214 27.21% 38 0.47% 8,137
Cass 12,681 69.77% 5,317 29.25% 178 0.98% 18,176
Clark 16,111 59.42% 10,838 39.97% 164 0.60% 27,113
Clay 7,146 65.34% 3,742 34.21% 49 0.45% 10,937
Clinton 9,849 69.42% 4,283 30.19% 55 0.39% 14,187
Crawford 2,623 58.96% 1,801 40.48% 25 0.56% 4,449
Daviess 8,490 70.33% 3,538 29.31% 43 0.36% 12,071
Dearborn 7,689 64.69% 4,137 34.81% 59 0.50% 11,885
Decatur 6,761 68.84% 2,994 30.48% 67 0.68% 9,822
DeKalb 8,834 66.44% 4,354 32.74% 109 0.82% 13,297
Delaware 32,468 64.21% 17,936 35.47% 163 0.32% 50,567
Dubois 6,637 50.36% 6,365 48.30% 177 1.34% 13,179
Elkhart 31,009 70.57% 12,659 28.81% 273 0.62% 43,941
Fayette 7,273 67.16% 3,519 32.50% 37 0.34% 10,829
Floyd 13,198 58.31% 9,243 40.83% 195 0.86% 22,636
Fountain 5,979 66.41% 2,977 33.07% 47 0.52% 9,003
Franklin 4,324 66.74% 2,131 32.89% 24 0.37% 6,479
Fulton 6,170 73.82% 2,150 25.72% 38 0.45% 8,358
Gibson 9,115 61.51% 5,633 38.01% 71 0.48% 14,819
Grant 20,969 72.41% 7,912 27.32% 77 0.27% 28,958
Greene 8,453 64.80% 4,450 34.11% 142 1.09% 13,045
Hamilton 20,247 82.74% 4,151 16.96% 72 0.29% 24,470
Hancock 11,019 77.87% 3,069 21.69% 62 0.44% 14,150
Harrison 5,910 59.77% 3,927 39.71% 51 0.52% 9,888
Hendricks 17,699 79.89% 4,384 19.79% 70 0.32% 22,153
Henry 14,538 71.94% 5,610 27.76% 60 0.30% 20,208
Howard 23,089 73.67% 8,083 25.79% 169 0.54% 31,341
Huntington 10,858 68.48% 4,908 30.96% 89 0.56% 15,855
Jackson 9,546 64.99% 4,984 33.93% 159 1.08% 14,689
Jasper 6,369 76.21% 1,920 22.97% 68 0.81% 8,357
Jay 6,090 64.21% 3,349 35.31% 45 0.47% 9,484
Jefferson 6,722 60.54% 4,267 38.43% 114 1.03% 11,103
Jennings 5,156 63.21% 2,903 35.59% 98 1.20% 8,157
Johnson 17,537 77.17% 5,067 22.30% 120 0.53% 22,724
Knox 11,940 65.62% 6,089 33.46% 167 0.92% 18,196
Kosciusko 16,216 78.93% 4,233 20.60% 96 0.47% 20,545
LaGrange 4,152 71.11% 1,658 28.40% 29 0.50% 5,839
Lake 115,480 56.24% 88,510 43.10% 1,352 0.66% 205,342
LaPorte 26,243 65.98% 13,222 33.24% 311 0.78% 39,776
Lawrence 10,936 71.55% 4,278 27.99% 70 0.46% 15,284
Madison 39,036 64.92% 20,921 34.79% 177 0.29% 60,134
Marion 206,065 66.52% 102,166 32.98% 1,535 0.50% 309,766
Marshall 11,908 73.02% 4,349 26.67% 51 0.31% 16,308
Martin 3,470 62.99% 2,021 36.69% 18 0.33% 5,509
Miami 9,477 70.46% 3,889 28.91% 84 0.62% 13,450
Monroe 19,953 56.05% 15,241 42.82% 402 1.13% 35,596
Montgomery 10,997 75.99% 3,431 23.71% 43 0.30% 14,471
Morgan 11,980 77.62% 3,390 21.96% 65 0.42% 15,435
Newton 3,771 75.00% 1,252 24.90% 5 0.10% 5,028
Noble 7,916 64.75% 4,250 34.76% 60 0.49% 12,226
Ohio 1,368 59.50% 922 40.10% 9 0.39% 2,299
Orange 5,715 65.89% 2,932 33.80% 27 0.31% 8,674
Owen 3,896 69.25% 1,708 30.36% 22 0.39% 5,626
Parke 5,014 69.16% 2,207 30.44% 29 0.40% 7,250
Perry 5,204 54.72% 4,277 44.97% 29 0.30% 9,510
Pike 4,252 61.28% 2,648 38.16% 39 0.56% 6,939
Porter 26,877 74.60% 8,943 24.82% 210 0.58% 36,030
Posey 6,771 65.24% 3,586 34.55% 21 0.20% 10,378
Pulaski 4,243 69.04% 1,863 30.31% 40 0.65% 6,146
Putnam 7,879 70.08% 3,339 29.70% 25 0.22% 11,243
Randolph 8,754 71.57% 3,409 27.87% 69 0.56% 12,232
Ripley 6,594 64.45% 3,601 35.20% 36 0.35% 10,231
Rush 5,965 76.95% 1,764 22.76% 23 0.30% 7,752
St. Joseph 64,808 60.55% 41,629 38.89% 602 0.56% 107,039
Scott 3,564 55.77% 2,785 43.58% 42 0.66% 6,391
Shelby 10,794 72.44% 4,028 27.03% 78 0.52% 14,900
Spencer 5,518 58.61% 3,867 41.07% 30 0.32% 9,415
Starke 5,520 64.43% 2,994 34.95% 53 0.62% 8,567
Steuben 5,636 69.80% 2,401 29.73% 38 0.47% 8,075
Sullivan 5,338 59.30% 3,624 40.26% 39 0.43% 9,001
Switzerland 1,872 53.53% 1,612 46.10% 13 0.37% 3,497
Tippecanoe 31,565 68.08% 14,598 31.48% 203 0.44% 46,366
Tipton 5,674 72.67% 2,095 26.83% 39 0.50% 7,808
Union 2,043 72.50% 765 27.15% 10 0.35% 2,818
Vanderburgh 48,806 68.32% 22,163 31.02% 468 0.66% 71,437
Vermillion 4,764 57.24% 3,515 42.23% 44 0.53% 8,323
Vigo 29,730 60.73% 18,898 38.60% 329 0.67% 48,957
Wabash 10,011 68.29% 4,601 31.39% 47 0.32% 14,659
Warren 2,746 69.96% 1,164 29.66% 15 0.38% 3,925
Warrick 8,520 65.84% 4,296 33.20% 125 0.97% 12,941
Washington 4,758 60.06% 3,086 38.95% 78 0.98% 7,922
Wayne 21,610 73.60% 7,655 26.07% 96 0.33% 29,361
Wells 6,425 65.77% 3,244 33.21% 100 1.02% 9,769
White 7,419 73.19% 2,675 26.39% 43 0.42% 10,137
Whitley 7,489 65.67% 3,838 33.65% 77 0.68% 11,404
Totals 1,405,154 66.11% 708,568 33.34% 11,807 0.56% 2,125,529

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas, G. Scott; The Pursuit of the White House: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics and History, p. 428 ISBN 0313257957
  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
  3. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/state.php?year=1972&fips=18&f=0&off=0&elect=0&minper=0