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1968 Flag of the United States 1976
United States presidential election, 1972
November 7, 1972


Robert-Kennedy
Nominee Robert Kennedy


Party Independent


Home state New York


Running mate Jim Carter
Electoral vote 537
States carried 48
Percentage 95.7%

The United States presidential election of 1972 was the 47th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 7, 1972, and the first to be held after Black Tuesday, May 2, 1972, which saw the killings of President John Hoover, Vice President Richard Nixon, Director of the Internal Investigative Service John Butler, and White House Chief of Staff Ray Cohn, and the naming of rebellion leader Robert Kennedy as acting president.

Although an election was held in 1972, President Kennedy fielded only nominal challenges for the position, mostly in the form of favorite-son candidates. Kennedy joined the ranks of presidents MacArthur, Monroe, and Washington to run unopposed.

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