The 1972 United States Presidential Election in Massachusetts took place on November 7, 1972, and was part of the 1972 United States Presidential Election nationwide. Voters from the state chose fourteen representative, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.
Massachusetts was the only state carried by Democratic nominee George McGovern during the 1972 presidential election (McGovern won also in the District of Columbia, but also lost in his home state, South Dakota, which he represented in the United States Senate). Massachusetts, thus, was the only state that Richard Nixon did not win in any of his three presidential campaigns. Since all 49 other U.S states voted for Nixon in 1972, Massachusetts also held the then longest active streak of supporting Democrat presidential candidates (Having last supported a Republican, Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956). That streak was ended when Ronald Reagan won the state in 1980.
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