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1972 United States presidential election in Rhode Island

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1972 United States presidential election in Rhode Island

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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 4 0
Popular vote 220,383 194,645
Percentage 53.0% 46.8%

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County Results

President before election

Richard Nixon

Elected President

Richard Nixon

The 1972 United States presidential election in Rhode Island took place on November 7, 1972 as part of the 1972 United States presidential election. Voters chose four representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Rhode Island voted for the Republican incumbent, Richard Nixon, over the Democratic challenger, South Dakota Senator George McGovern.  Nixon took 53.00% of the vote to McGovern's 46.81%, a margin of 6.19%. This was the first election in 116 years in which Rhode Island did not vote for the same candidate as neighbouring Massachusetts.

As of the 2020 presidential election, this is the last election in which Providence County voted for the Republican candidate, and Nixon won the county by only 186 votes. This was also the last presidential election where a Republican presidential candidate was able to win every county in the state of Rhode Island.


1972 United States presidential election in Rhode Island[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Richard Nixon (incumbent) 220,383 53.00% 4
Democratic George McGovern 194,645 46.81% 0
Socialist Workers Linda Jenness 729 0.18% 0
American Independent John G. Schmitz (write-in) 25 0.01% 0
People's Benjamin Spock (write-in) 5 0.00% 0
Libertarian John Hospers (write-in) 2 0.00% 0
Write-ins Scattered (write-ins) 19 0.00% 0
Totals 415,808 100.00% 4
Voter turnout

By county

County Nixon% Nixon# McGovern% McGovern# Others% Others#
Newport 59.8% 19,142 40.1% 12,844 0.2% 49
Washington 58.5% 19,280 41.4% 13,637 0.2% 62
Kent 58.2% 40,534 41.6% 29,004 0.2% 115
Bristol 54.6% 12,009 45.2% 9,928 0.2% 48
Providence 49.9% 129,418 49.9% 129,232 0.2% 506

See also


  1. ^ "Guide to U.S. Elections (p. 848)". CQ Press (12 January 2016). Retrieved 2016-02-09.
  2. ^ "1972 Presidential General Election Results - Rhode Island". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2016-02-09.

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