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United States presidential election in Hawaii, 1972

← 1968 November 7, 1972 1976 →
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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 4 0
Popular vote 168,865 101,409
Percentage 62.5% 37.5%

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Results by county

President before election

Richard Nixon

Elected President

Richard Nixon

The 1972 United States presidential election in Hawaii took place on November 7, 1972. All 50 states and the District of Columbia, were part of the 1972 United States presidential election. Hawaii voters chose 4 electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

Hawaii was won by incumbent United States President Richard Nixon of California, who was running against former Senator George McGovern of South Dakota. Nixon ran for a second time with former Governor Spiro Agnew of Maryland, and McGovern ran with former U.S. Ambassador to France Sargent Shriver of Maryland.

Nixon won the election in Hawaii with a decisive 25-point landslide, with a clear majority in all four counties.[1] Nixon was the only Republican to win the state of Hawaii until Ronald Reagan in 1984. It is the last occasion, and the only one apart from a very marginal case in 1960, when Hawaii has voted more Republican than the nation as a whole – since then it has become consistently one of the “bluest” states in the nation.[2]


United States presidential election in Hawaii, 1984
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Richard Nixon 168,865 62.48% 4
Democratic George McGovern 101,409 37.52% 0
Libertarian John Hospers - - -
American Independent John Schmitz - - -

See also[edit]


  1. ^ David Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections; Hawaii, 1972
  2. ^ Counting the Votes; Hawaii


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