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United States presidential election in Virginia, 1972


United States presidential election in Virginia, 1972

United States presidential election in Virginia, 1972

November 7, 1972

Nominee Richard Nixon George McGovern John Hospers
Party Republican Democratic Libertarian
Home state California South Dakota Iowa
Running mate Spiro Agnew Sargent Shriver
(replacing Thomas Eagleton)
Tonie Nathan
Electoral vote 11 0 1
Popular vote 988,493 438,887 0
Percentage 67.84% 30.12% 0.00%

President before election

Richard Nixon

Elected President

Richard Nixon

The 1972 United States presidential election in Virginia took place on November 7, 1972. All 50 states and the District of Columbia were part of the 1972 United States presidential election. Virginia voters chose 12 electors to the Electoral College, which selected the President and Vice President of the United States. This was also the first presidential election after the passage of the Twenty-sixth Amendment, which decreased the voting age from 21 to 18.

South Dakota. Nixon also won the national election with 60.67% of the vote. However, Nixon did not win all of the electoral votes in Virginia because one of his electors, Roger MacBride, instead cast his vote for Libertarian candidate John Hospers and his running mate, Tonie Nathan. Although Hospers was not on the ballot in Virginia, MacBride's vote was the first electoral vote ever cast for a female candidate (Nathan); MacBride was subsequently nominated as the Libertarian candidate for President in the next election.


United States presidential election in Virginia, 1972[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Richard Nixon (inc.) 988,493 67.84% 11
Democratic George McGovern 438,887 30.12% 0
American Independent John G. Schmitz 19,721 1.35% 0
Socialist Labor Louis Fisher 9,918 0.68% 0
Libertarian John Hospers 0 0.00% 1
Totals 1,457,019 100.00% 12


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