Link: 50–60% 60–70%
Larsen: 50-60% 60-70%
|Elections in North Dakota|
The 1972 North Dakota gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1972. Democratic nominee Arthur A. Link defeated Republican nominee Richard F. Larsen with 51.04% of the vote.
Primary elections were held on September 5, 1972.
|Democratic-NPL||Arthur A. Link||29,979||93.07|
|Democratic-NPL||Edward P. Burns||2,231||6.93|
|Republican||Richard F. Larsen||66,045||67.79|
|Republican||Robert P. McCarney||31,377||32.21|
|Democratic-NPL||Arthur A. Link||143,899||51.04%|
|Republican||Richard F. Larsen||138,032||48.96%|