The 1972 US Presidential Election

The electoral map shown below depicts the results of the 1972 U.S. presidential election in which Richard Nixon defeated George McGovern.  Nixon carried 49 states and 60.7% of the popular vote. There was one faithless elector in Virginia who cast for the Libertarian ticket, resulting in the first ever electoral vote won by a woman.

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1972 Electoral Map

  Democrat: 17     George McGovern
Republican: 520    Richard Nixon