1972 United States presidential election in Louisiana

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Nominee Richard Nixon George McGovern
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California South Dakota
Running mate Spiro Agnew Sargent Shriver
Electoral vote 10 0
Popular vote 686,852 298,142
Percentage 65.32% 28.35%

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Parish Results

President before election

Richard Nixon
Republican

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

The 1972 United States presidential election in Louisiana took place on November 7, 1972. All 50 states and the District of Columbia were part of the 1972 United States presidential election. State voters chose ten electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Louisiana was won by the Republican nominees, incumbent President Richard Nixon of California and his running mate Vice President Spiro Agnew of Maryland. Nixon and Agnew defeated the Democratic nominees, Senator George McGovern of South Dakota and his running mate U.S. Ambassador Sargent Shriver of Maryland.

Nixon carried Louisiana with 65.32% of the vote to McGovern's 28.35%, a victory margin of 36.97%, making Louisiana 13.8% more Republican than the nation-at-large. In a state that would reflect McGovern's national results, the Democratic candidate only won one parish (West Feliciana) in Louisiana. As of the 2020 presidential election, this is the last election when Iberville Parish, Madison Parish, St. James Parish, St. Helena Parish, and East Carroll Parish voted for a Republican presidential candidate.[1] This is also the last time the city of New Orleans has voted Republican.

With 4.95 percent of the popular vote, Louisiana would prove to be American Party candidate John G. Schmitz’ fifth strongest state after Idaho, Alaska, Utah and Oregon.[2]

Results

1972 United States presidential election in Louisiana[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon (inc.) 686,852 65.32%
Democratic George McGovern 298,142 28.35%
American John G. Schmitz 52,099 4.95%
Socialist Workers Linda Jenness 14,398 1.37%
Total votes 1,051,491 100%

Results by parish

Parish Richard Milhous Nixon
Republican
George Stanley McGovern
Democratic
John George Schmitz
American
Linda Jenness
Socialist Workers
Margin Total votes cast[4]
# % # % # % # % # %
Acadia 9,698 63.83% 4,406 29.00% 820 5.40% 270 1.78% 5,292 34.83% 15,194
Allen 3,581 59.41% 2,029 33.66% 321 5.33% 97 1.61% 1,552 25.75% 6,028
Ascension 5,187 54.48% 3,324 34.91% 827 8.69% 183 1.92% 1,863 19.57% 9,521
Assumption 3,751 58.93% 2,065 32.44% 405 6.36% 144 2.26% 1,686 26.49% 6,365
Avoyelles 6,225 57.76% 3,395 31.50% 845 7.84% 313 2.90% 2,830 26.26% 10,778
Beauregard 4,955 69.41% 1,728 24.21% 343 4.80% 113 1.58% 3,227 45.20% 7,139
Bienville 3,384 58.99% 1,890 32.94% 388 6.76% 75 1.31% 1,494 26.04% 5,737
Bossier 12,856 78.63% 2,914 17.82% 445 2.72% 135 0.83% 9,942 60.81% 16,350
Caddo 47,215 71.68% 15,649 23.76% 2,685 4.08% 318 0.48% 31,566 47.92% 65,867
Calcasieu 24,778 57.72% 15,330 35.71% 2,368 5.52% 449 1.05% 9,448 22.01% 42,925
Caldwell 2,306 76.99% 508 16.96% 132 4.41% 49 1.64% 1,798 60.03% 2,995
Cameron 1,391 60.90% 739 32.36% 121 5.30% 33 1.44% 652 28.55% 2,284
Catahoula 2,683 73.15% 823 22.44% 74 2.02% 88 2.40% 1,860 50.71% 3,668
Claiborne 3,432 64.08% 1,551 28.96% 315 5.88% 58 1.08% 1,881 35.12% 5,356
Concordia 4,521 64.37% 2,142 30.50% 235 3.35% 125 1.78% 2,379 33.87% 7,023
De Soto 4,017 56.16% 2,596 36.29% 454 6.35% 86 1.20% 1,421 19.87% 7,153
East Baton Rouge 52,648 65.37% 23,617 29.32% 3,558 4.42% 719 0.89% 29,031 36.04% 80,542
East Carroll 1,736 48.40% 1,661 46.31% 146 4.07% 44 1.23% 75 2.09% 3,587
East Feliciana 1,992 48.98% 1,603 39.41% 378 9.29% 94 2.31% 389 9.56% 4,067
Evangeline 5,523 60.03% 2,919 31.72% 597 6.49% 162 1.76% 2,604 28.30% 9,201
Franklin 4,967 73.76% 1,272 18.89% 368 5.46% 127 1.89% 3,695 54.87% 6,734
Grant 3,626 76.51% 859 18.13% 175 3.69% 79 1.67% 2,767 58.39% 4,739
Iberia 11,812 65.84% 5,143 28.67% 692 3.86% 293 1.63% 6,669 37.17% 17,940
Iberville 3,972 46.92% 3,650 43.11% 721 8.52% 123 1.45% 322 3.80% 8,466
Jackson 4,152 69.96% 1,477 24.89% 208 3.50% 98 1.65% 2,675 45.07% 5,935
Jefferson 75,348 73.99% 20,981 20.60% 4,320 4.24% 1,192 1.17% 54,367 53.38% 101,841
Jefferson Davis 5,903 65.96% 2,551 28.51% 392 4.38% 103 1.15% 3,352 37.46% 8,949
Lafayette 22,939 69.10% 8,740 26.33% 1,106 3.33% 413 1.24% 14,199 42.77% 33,198
Lafourche 13,936 67.20% 5,713 27.55% 724 3.49% 364 1.76% 8,223 39.65% 20,737
LaSalle 3,858 81.51% 651 13.75% 129 2.73% 95 2.01% 3,207 67.76% 4,733
Lincoln 6,736 69.15% 2,589 26.58% 325 3.34% 91 0.93% 4,147 42.57% 9,741
Livingston 7,481 72.96% 1,898 18.51% 672 6.55% 202 1.97% 5,583 54.45% 10,253
Madison 2,420 49.22% 2,249 45.74% 188 3.82% 60 1.22% 171 3.48% 4,917
Morehouse 5,770 66.94% 2,355 27.32% 397 4.61% 98 1.14% 3,415 39.62% 8,620
Natchitoches 6,994 64.74% 3,180 29.44% 471 4.36% 158 1.46% 3,814 35.31% 10,803
Orleans 88,075 54.55% 60,790 37.65% 9,811 6.08% 2,770 1.72% 27,285 16.90% 161,446
Ouachita 24,860 74.74% 6,920 20.80% 1,037 3.12% 446 1.34% 17,940 53.93% 33,263
Plaquemines 6,595 83.05% 990 12.47% 263 3.31% 93 1.17% 5,605 70.58% 7,941
Pointe Coupee 3,192 46.58% 3,133 45.72% 440 6.42% 88 1.28% 59 0.86% 6,853
Rapides 22,306 69.68% 8,422 26.31% 1,115 3.48% 168 0.52% 13,884 43.37% 32,011
Red River 2,245 65.95% 957 28.11% 176 5.17% 26 0.76% 1,288 37.84% 3,404
Richland 4,304 70.80% 1,335 21.96% 309 5.08% 131 2.15% 2,969 48.84% 6,079
Sabine 4,935 73.88% 1,332 19.94% 272 4.07% 141 2.11% 3,603 53.94% 6,680
Saint Bernard 15,198 77.69% 3,189 16.30% 845 4.32% 331 1.69% 12,009 61.39% 19,563
Saint Charles 5,469 60.42% 2,788 30.80% 591 6.53% 204 2.25% 2,681 29.62% 9,052
Saint Helena 1,446 52.00% 943 33.91% 324 11.65% 68 2.45% 503 18.09% 2,781
Saint James 3,112 49.47% 2,633 41.85% 451 7.17% 95 1.51% 479 7.61% 6,291
Saint John the Baptist 3,525 49.75% 2,815 39.73% 609 8.59% 137 1.93% 710 10.02% 7,086
Saint Landry 12,510 57.01% 7,421 33.82% 1,712 7.80% 302 1.38% 5,089 23.19% 21,945
Saint Martin 6,337 62.00% 3,202 31.33% 492 4.81% 190 1.86% 3,135 30.67% 10,221
Saint Mary 11,117 68.44% 4,435 27.30% 509 3.13% 182 1.12% 6,682 41.14% 16,243
Saint Tammany 15,438 74.13% 3,949 18.96% 1,157 5.56% 281 1.35% 11,489 55.17% 20,825
Tangipahoa 11,607 62.89% 5,227 28.32% 1,307 7.08% 316 1.71% 6,380 34.57% 18,457
Tensas 1,729 50.47% 1,568 45.77% 101 2.95% 28 0.82% 161 4.70% 3,426
Terrebonne 13,753 71.70% 4,415 23.02% 716 3.73% 298 1.55% 9,338 48.68% 19,182
Union 4,322 70.20% 1,465 23.79% 248 4.03% 122 1.98% 2,857 46.40% 6,157
Vermilion 8,909 66.39% 3,876 28.88% 445 3.32% 190 1.42% 5,033 37.50% 13,420
Vernon 6,225 77.62% 1,345 16.77% 305 3.80% 145 1.81% 4,880 60.85% 8,020
Washington 8,162 66.92% 2,947 24.16% 895 7.34% 192 1.57% 5,215 42.76% 12,196
Webster 8,829 71.50% 2,859 23.15% 555 4.49% 106 0.86% 5,970 48.34% 12,349
West Baton Rouge 2,626 53.14% 1,849 37.41% 392 7.93% 75 1.52% 777 15.72% 4,942
West Carroll 2,997 77.24% 571 14.72% 214 5.52% 98 2.53% 2,426 62.53% 3,880
West Feliciana 1,001 42.13% 1,079 45.41% 258 10.86% 38 1.60% -78 -3.28% 2,376
Winn 4,235 70.40% 1,490 24.77% 205 3.41% 86 1.43% 2,745 45.63% 6,016
Totals 686,852 65.32% 298,142 28.35% 52,099 4.95% 14,398 1.37% 388,710 36.97% 1,051,491

See also

References

  1. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  2. ^ "1972 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  3. ^ Dave Leip. "1972 Presidential General Election Results – Louisiana". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2018-02-06.
  4. ^ "LA US President Race, November 07, 1972". Our Campaigns.