ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 08, 1972
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(Studio) President Richard Nixon wins reelection by largest absolute majority ever in American history, with 45,767,218 votes to Senator George McGovern's 28,357,667, and Schmitz' 1,045,048. Nixon wins 61%, close to record 61.1% reached by Lyndon Johnson over Barry Goldwater. McGovern gets 38%; Schmitz 1%. 74 million votes counted; more Americans than ever voted before, but smallest proportion of eligible voters since 1948.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
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