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2012 Election Results

2012 Election Results

The 2012 U.S. presidential election was the 57th quadrennial presidential election. The election was held on November 6, 2012, and was a contest between incumbent Democrat President Barack Obama and Republican candidates, Mitt Romney. President Obama secured the Democratic nomination with no serious opposition. Obama chose his vice president, Joe Biden, to be his running mate again in the 2012 election.

Former governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney experienced a competitive primary for the Republican nomination. Romney was challenged by several conservative contenders such as the former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former Rick Santorum, among other candidates. Mitt Romney won the nomination and chose Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate.

During the campaign, it was clear American voters were looking at two significantly different visions for the future of the United States. Mitt Romney proposed tax cuts and boosting economic growth by implementing regulations that would reduce the burden on small businesses. Romney also promised to repeal the Obama administration’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Romney preferred laissez-faire policies and wanted to achieve energy independence by developing domestic sources of energy. On the other hand, Obama defended his responses to the Great Recession. and the 2008 financial crisis by saying that his actions prevented a full depression. He also focused on his plan for strategic investments in clean energy, education, and infrastructure. On November 6, 2012, the American people cast their ballots for their new president.

Barack Obama won the following states:

  • Wisconsin

Mitt Romney won the following states

In the election, several states had changes in their number of electoral votes. Texas gained four, Florida gained two, and Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah, and Washington gained one each. Iowa, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania all lost one electoral vote. New York and Ohio each lost two electoral votes.

Obama received 65,446,032 popular votes and Romney received 60,589,084. Gary Johnson, who ran for the Libertarian party, won 1,275,971 popular votes. In the electoral college, Obama won 332 votes over Romney’s 206. Gary Johnson did not receive any electoral votes. On January 20, 2013, Barack Obama was re-inaugurated for his second term as president.

2012 Election Results

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State
Democrat
Republican
Winning Party
Alabama38.36%60.55%Republican
Alaska40.81%54.8%Republican
Arizona44.59%53.65%Republican
Arkansas36.88%60.57%Republican
California60.24%37.12%Democrat
Colorado51.49%46.13%Democrat
Connecticut58.06%40.73%Democrat
Delaware58.61%39.98%Democrat
District of Columbia90.91%7.28%Democrat
Florida50.01%49.13%Democrat
Georgia45.48%53.3%Republican
Hawaii70.55%27.84%Democrat
Idaho32.62%64.53%Republican
Illinois57.6%40.73%Democrat
Indiana43.93%54.13%Republican
Iowa51.99%46.18%Republican
Kansas37.99%59.71%Republican
Kentucky37.8%60.49%Republican
Louisiana40.58%57.78%Republican
Maine56.27%40.98%Democrat
Maryland61.97%35.9%Democrat
Massachusetts60.65%37.51%Democrat
Michigan54.21%44.71%Democrat
Minnesota52.65%44.96%Democrat
Mississippi43.79%55.29%Republican
Missouri44.38%53.76%Republican
Montana41.7%55.35%Republican
Nebraska38.03%59.8%Republican
Nevada52.36%45.68%Democrat
New Hampshire51.98%46.4%Democrat
New Jersey58.38%40.59%Democrat
New Mexico52.99%42.84%Democrat
New York63.35%35.17%Democrat
North Carolina48.35%50.39%Republican
North Dakota38.69%58.32%Republican
Ohio50.67%47.69%Democrat
Oklahoma33.23%66.77%Republican
Oregon54.24%42.15%Democrat
Pennsylvania51.97%46.59%Democrat
Rhode Island62.7%35.24%Democrat
South Carolina44.09%54.56%Republican
South Dakota39.87%57.89%Republican
Tennessee39.08%59.48%Republican
Texas41.38%57.17%Republican
Utah24.75%72.79%Republican
Vermont66.57%30.97%Democrat
Virginia51.16%30.97%Democrat
Washington56.16%41.29%Democrat
West Virginia35.54%62.3%Republican
Wisconsin52.83%45.89%Democrat
Wyoming27.82%68.64%Republican
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How many states did Barack Obama win in the 2012 elections?

In the 2012 elections, Barack Obama won 26 states.

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