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United States presidential election, 1968
November 7, 1972
Governor Ronald Reagan Press Photo HubertHumphrey
Nominee Ronald Reagan Hubert Humphrey
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California Minnesota
Running mate John Ashbrook Edmund Muskie
Electoral vote 277 261
States carried 30 20 + D.C.
Popular vote 38,641,133 40,045,974
Percentage 48.4 50.2%
1972 US Presidential Election (This is the Dream)
Presidential election results map. Red denotes states won by Reagan/Ashbrook, Blue denotes states won by Humphrey/Muskie. Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.
President before election
Hubert Humphrey
Elected President
Ronald Reagan
The United States presidential election of 1972 was the 47th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 7, 1972. The election was primarily contested between Republican candidate Ronald Reagan, incumbent Governor of California, and the Democratic candidate, incumbent President Hubert Humphrey.