1972 United States presidential election in Missouri

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1972 United States presidential election in Missouri

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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 12 0
Popular vote 1,154,058 698,531
Percentage 62.29% 37.71%

President before election

Richard Nixon

Elected President

Richard Nixon

The 1972 United States presidential election in Missouri took place on November 7, 1972. All 50 states and the District of Columbia were part of the 1972 United States presidential election. Missouri voters chose twelve electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Missouri 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 Missouri with 62.29% of the vote to McGovern’s 37.71%, a victory margin of 24.58%. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Jackson County voted for the Republican candidate.

Statewide results[edit]

General election results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 1,154,058 62.29%
Democratic George McGovern 698,531 37.71%
Total votes 1,852,589 100%


  1. ^ David Leip. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2017-04-09.