United States presidential election in Utah, 1972

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United States presidential election in Utah, 1972
Utah
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Nominee Richard Nixon George McGovern John G. Schmitz
Party Republican Democratic American Independent
Home state California South Dakota California
Running mate Spiro Agnew Sargent Shriver Thomas J. Anderson
Electoral vote 4 0 0
Popular vote 323,643 126,284 28,549
Percentage 67.6% 26.4% 6.0%

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Utah results by county
  Nixon—50-60%
  Nixon—60-70%
  Nixon—70-80%
  Nixon—80-90%

President before election

Richard Nixon
Republican

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

The 1972 United States presidential election in Utah 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.

Utah overwhelmingly voted for incumbent President Richard Nixon (R-California) with over 67 percent of the popular vote, beating Democratic South Dakota Senator George McGovern with a margin of over forty percent,[1] carrying every county in the state. Nixon carried every county with over sixty percent of the vote except for Carbon County, which had typically been the most Democratic area of the state.[2] U.S. Representative John G. Schmitz (R-California) of the American Independent Party received nearly six percent of the popular vote.

County results[edit]

County Nixon# Nixon% McGovern# McGovern% Schmidt# Schmidt% Total votes cast
Beaver 1,332 64.88% 682 33.22% 39 1.90% 2,053
Box Elder 9,880 77.22% 2,134 16.68% 780 6.10% 12,794
Cache 16,538 76.83% 4,018 18.67% 969 4.50% 21,525
Carbon 3,956 53.19% 3,335 44.84% 147 1.98% 7,438
Daggett 204 72.86% 50 17.86% 26 9.29% 280
Davis 29,706 72.61% 7,954 19.44% 3,251 7.95% 40,911
Duchesne 2,183 70.49% 629 20.31% 285 9.20% 3,097
Emery 1,666 65.33% 769 30.16% 115 4.51% 2,550
Garfield 1,290 80.47% 242 15.10% 71 4.43% 1,603
Grand 1,837 72.15% 560 22.00% 149 5.85% 2,546
Iron 5,085 76.49% 1,098 16.52% 465 6.99% 6,648
Juab 1,629 67.06% 691 28.45% 109 4.49% 2,429
Kane 1,146 78.82% 218 14.99% 90 6.19% 1,454
Millard 2,689 70.48% 777 20.37% 349 9.15% 3,815
Morgan 1,456 71.51% 363 17.83% 217 10.66% 2,036
Piute 475 78.77% 102 16.92% 26 4.31% 603
Rich 604 79.58% 120 15.81% 35 4.61% 759
Salt Lake 132,066 62.99% 68,489 32.67% 9,111 4.35% 209,666
San Juan 1,893 68.27% 677 24.41% 203 7.32% 2,773
Sanpete 3,995 70.68% 1,220 21.59% 437 7.73% 5,652
Sevier 3,700 72.96% 820 16.17% 551 10.87% 5,071
Summit 2,209 69.95% 836 26.47% 113 3.58% 3,158
Tooele 5,641 66.02% 2,621 30.67% 283 3.31% 8,545
Uintah 4,712 80.30% 716 12.20% 440 7.50% 5,868
Utah 42,179 70.94% 10,828 18.21% 6,453 10.85% 59,460
Wasatch 2,046 70.21% 693 23.78% 175 6.01% 2,914
Washington 5,176 77.69% 956 14.35% 530 7.96% 6,662
Wayne 597 71.75% 183 22.00% 52 6.25% 832
Weber 37,753 68.23% 14,503 26.21% 3,078 5.56% 55,334
Totals 323,643 67.64% 126,284 26.39% 28,549 5.97% 478,476

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 7, 1972" (PDF). Clerk.house.gov. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  2. ^ "Utah Lieutenant Governor's Office: Elections" (PDF). Utah Lieutenant Governor Elections. Utah.gov. Retrieved 2016-09-30.