United States presidential election in Alabama, 1972

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United States presidential election in Alabama, 1972

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All 9 Alabama electoral votes to the Electoral College (United States)

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Nominee Richard Nixon George McGovern
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California South Dakota
Running mate Spiro Agnew Sargent Shriver
(replacing Thomas Eagleton)
Electoral vote 9 0
Popular vote 728,701 256,923
Percentage 72.4% 25.5%

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County Results

President before election

Richard Nixon
Republican

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

The 1972 United States presidential election in Alabama was held on November 7, 1972. Incumbent President Richard Nixon won Alabama, winning 72.43 percent of the vote to George McGovern's 25.54 percent. This is also the best showing in the state by a Republican presidential candidate. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Dallas County, Hale County, Russell County, and Perry County voted for the Republican candidate.[1]

With 72.43% of the popular vote, Alabama would prove to be Nixon's fourth strongest state in the 1972 election in Mississippi, Georgia and Oklahoma[2].

Results[edit]

General election results [3]
Party Nominee Popular Vote Percentage Electoral Vote
Republican Richard Nixon 728,701 72.43% 9
Democratic George McGovern 256,923 25.54% 0
AL Conservative John Schmitz 11,918 1.18% 0
AL Prohibition E. Harold Munn 8,551 0.85% 0

Result by county[edit]

County Nixon# Nixon% McGovern# McGovern% Others# Others% Total votes cast
Autauga 5,367 75.17% 1,593 22.31% 180 2.52% 7,140
Baldwin 15,104 82.20% 2,923 15.91% 348 1.89% 18,375
Barbour 4,985 70.92% 1,846 26.26% 198 2.82% 7,029
Bibb 3,332 78.44% 837 19.70% 79 1.86% 4,248
Blount 6,486 79.36% 1,582 19.36% 105 1.28% 8,173
Bullock 2,178 47.44% 2,321 50.56% 92 2.00% 4,591
Butler 4,685 76.45% 1,401 22.86% 42 0.69% 6,128
Calhoun 20,364 76.93% 5,832 22.03% 275 1.04% 26,471
Chambers 8,716 79.21% 2,076 18.87% 211 1.92% 11,003
Cherokee 3,179 71.89% 1,182 26.73% 61 1.38% 4,422
Chilton 7,349 82.88% 1,356 15.29% 162 1.83% 8,867
Choctaw 3,055 60.74% 1,934 38.45% 41 0.82% 5,030
Clarke 5,256 70.89% 2,031 27.39% 127 1.71% 7,414
Clay 3,948 88.24% 507 11.33% 19 0.42% 4,474
Cleburne 3,420 85.20% 581 14.47% 13 0.32% 4,014
Coffee 9,076 80.06% 2,160 19.05% 100 0.88% 11,336
Colbert 11,215 67.71% 4,811 29.04% 538 3.25% 16,564
Conecuh 3,214 74.81% 1,042 24.26% 40 0.93% 4,296
Coosa 2,672 77.20% 773 22.33% 16 0.46% 3,461
Covington 9,278 85.27% 1,547 14.22% 56 0.51% 10,881
Crenshaw 3,129 72.87% 1,085 25.27% 80 1.86% 4,294
Cullman 14,390 79.54% 3,571 19.74% 130 0.72% 18,091
Dale 8,346 83.14% 1,594 15.88% 98 0.98% 10,038
Dallas 8,644 60.53% 5,427 38.00% 209 1.46% 14,280
DeKalb 9,434 71.27% 3,759 28.40% 44 0.33% 13,237
Elmore 8,461 79.90% 1,891 17.86% 238 2.25% 10,590
Escambia 7,883 82.19% 1,598 16.66% 110 1.15% 9,591
Etowah 20,851 72.95% 7,372 25.79% 358 1.25% 28,581
Fayette 4,240 83.53% 836 16.47% 0 0.00% 5,076
Franklin 5,877 75.23% 1,840 23.55% 95 1.22% 7,812
Geneva 5,851 84.33% 1,049 15.12% 38 0.55% 6,938
Greene 1,404 29.65% 3,235 68.32% 96 2.03% 4,735
Hale 2,859 59.22% 1,779 36.85% 190 3.94% 4,828
Henry 3,414 79.56% 853 19.88% 24 0.56% 4,291
Houston 12,622 83.46% 2,358 15.59% 144 0.95% 15,124
Jackson 6,202 65.91% 2,985 31.72% 223 2.37% 9,410
Jefferson 135,095 68.05% 57,288 28.86% 6,145 3.10% 198,528
Lamar 3,283 80.56% 766 18.80% 26 0.64% 4,075
Lauderdale 14,410 71.66% 5,112 25.42% 586 2.91% 20,108
Lawrence 4,433 75.61% 1,416 24.15% 14 0.24% 5,863
Lee 11,571 74.94% 3,622 23.46% 248 1.61% 15,441
Limestone 6,188 73.21% 2,079 24.60% 185 2.19% 8,452
Lowndes 1,990 42.69% 2,559 54.90% 112 2.40% 4,661
Macon 1,931 33.04% 3,636 62.21% 278 4.76% 5,845
Madison 38,899 73.42% 13,108 24.74% 977 1.84% 52,984
Marengo 5,156 65.05% 2,645 33.37% 125 1.58% 7,926
Marion 5,927 85.38% 986 14.20% 29 0.42% 6,942
Marshall 12,090 74.45% 3,894 23.98% 254 1.56% 16,238
Mobile 62,639 73.15% 20,694 24.17% 2,301 2.69% 85,634
Monroe 5,155 74.82% 1,636 23.74% 99 1.44% 6,890
Montgomery 35,353 71.86% 12,723 25.86% 1,121 2.28% 49,197
Morgan 18,100 76.85% 5,004 21.25% 449 1.91% 23,553
Perry 2,800 49.13% 2,718 47.69% 181 3.18% 5,699
Pickens 4,071 67.33% 1,933 31.97% 42 0.69% 6,046
Pike 5,690 76.66% 1,624 21.88% 108 1.46% 7,422
Randolph 4,427 75.14% 1,330 22.57% 135 2.29% 5,892
Russell 6,034 66.73% 2,644 29.24% 365 4.04% 9,043
St. Clair 6,952 79.82% 1,538 17.66% 220 2.53% 8,710
Shelby 9,390 81.24% 1,859 16.08% 309 2.67% 11,558
Sumter 2,686 49.19% 2,737 50.12% 38 0.70% 5,461
Talladega 12,763 73.12% 4,567 26.16% 125 0.72% 17,455
Tallapoosa 8,535 78.71% 2,113 19.49% 195 1.80% 10,843
Tuscaloosa 21,172 70.15% 8,272 27.41% 735 2.44% 30,179
Walker 14,581 78.79% 3,724 20.12% 202 1.09% 18,507
Washington 3,282 74.73% 1,096 24.95% 14 0.32% 4,392
Wilcox 2,641 44.42% 3,254 54.74% 50 0.84% 5,945
Winston 4,971 86.14% 779 13.50% 21 0.36% 5,771
Totals 728,701 72.43% 256,923 25.54% 20,469 2.03% 1,006,093

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  2. ^ "1972 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  3. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/state.php?f=0&fips=1&year=1972