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Presidential Election of 2012, Electoral and Popular Vote Summary

This table provides information about the election results between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney

Principal Candidates for President and Vice President:
Democratic—Barack Obama; Joseph Biden (winner)
Republican—Mitt Romney; Paul Ryan

  Barack Obama Mitt Romney Electoral votes
  Popular
vote
% Popular
vote
% D R
Alabama 793,620 38% 1,252,453 61%   9
Alaska 102,138 41 136,848 55   3
Arizona 930,669 44 1,143,051 54   11
Arkansas 392,401 37 644,784 61   6
California 6,493,924 59 4,202,127 38 55  
Colorado 1,238,490 51 1,125,391 47 9  
Connecticut 912,531 58 631,432 40 7  
Delaware 242,547 59 165,476 40 3  
District of Columbia 222,332 91 17,337 7 3  
Florida 4,235,270 50 4,162,081 49 29  
Georgia 1,761,761 45 2,070,221 53   16
Hawaii 303,090 71 119,494 28 4  
Idaho 212,560 33 420,750 65   4
Illinois 2,916,811 57 2,090,116 41 20  
Indiana 1,140,425 44 1,412,620 54 11  
Iowa 816,429 52 727,928 46 6  
Kansas 427,918 38 678,719 60   6
Kentucky 679,340 38 1,087,127 61   8
Louisiana 808,496 41 1,152,460 58   8
Maine 397,754 56 290,437 41 4  
Maryland 1,527,686 62 904,970 37 10  
Massachusetts 1,901,276 61 1,178,245 38 12  
Michigan 2,561,911 54 2,112,673 45 17  
Minnesota 1,547,668 53 1,321,575 45 10  
Mississippi 528,260 44 674,302 56   6
Missouri 1,215,031 44 1,478,961 54   10
Montana 200,489 42 264,974 55   3
Nebraska 289,154 38 446,039 61   4
Nevada 528,801 52 462,422 46 6  
New Hampshire 368,529 52 327,870 46 4  
New Jersey 1,960,744 58 1,383,233 41 14  
New Mexico 408,312 53 331,915 43 5  
New York 3,875,826 63 2,226,637 36 29  
North Carolina 2,178,388 48 2,275,853 51 15  
North Dakota 124,490 39 187,586 59   3
Ohio 2,697,260 50 2,593,779 48 18  
Oklahoma 442,647 33 889,372 67   7
Oregon 937,321 54 733,743 43 7  
Pennsylvania 2,907,448 52 2,619,583 47 20  
Rhode Island 274,342 63 155,355 36 4  
South Carolina 845,756 44 1,049,507 55   9
South Dakota 144,988 40 210,541 58   3
Tennessee 953,043 39 1,453,097 59   11
Texas 3,294,440 41 4,555,799 57   38
Utah 251,813 25 740,600 73   6
Vermont 199,259 67 92,700 31 3  
Virginia 1,905,528 51 1,789,618 48 13  
Washington 1,620,432 56 1,210,369 42 12  
West Virginia 234,925 36 412,406 62   5
Wisconsin 1,613,950 53 1,408,746 46 10  
Wyoming 68,780 28 170,265 69   3
Total 62,611,250 51 59,134,475 48 332 206
NOTE: Total electoral votes = 538. Total electoral votes needed to win = 270. Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding and other candidates.
Source: Figures are from the New York Times and CNN.
Voting age population (United States Election Project for Nov. 2012): 231,229,580
Estimated number of voters in the 2012 election was 122,842,626.