The 1972 United States presidential election in North Dakota took place on November 7, 1972, as part of the 1972 United States presidential election. North Dakota voters chose three representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.
North Dakota was won by incumbent President Richard Nixon (R–California), with 62.07% of the popular vote, against George McGovern (D–South Dakota), with 35.79% of the popular vote. John G. Schmitz was the only other candidate on the ballot, and, as the candidate for the American Independent Party, he received over five thousand votes.
In a state that would reflect McGovern's national results, the Democratic nominee only won one county (Rolette) in North Dakota.