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Presidential Election of 2012, Electoral and Popular Vote Summary

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

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 ObamaMitt RomneyElectoral votes
 Popular
vote
%Popular
vote
%DR
Alabama793,62038%1,252,45361% 9
Alaska102,13841136,84855 3
Arizona930,669441,143,05154 11
Arkansas392,40137644,78461 6
California6,493,924594,202,1273855 
Colorado1,238,490511,125,391479 
Connecticut912,53158631,432407 
Delaware242,54759165,476403 
District of Columbia222,3329117,33773 
Florida4,235,270504,162,0814929 
Georgia1,761,761452,070,22153 16
Hawaii303,09071119,494284 
Idaho212,56033420,75065 4
Illinois2,916,811572,090,1164120 
Indiana1,140,425441,412,6205411 
Iowa816,42952727,928466 
Kansas427,91838678,71960 6
Kentucky679,340381,087,12761 8
Louisiana808,496411,152,46058 8
Maine397,75456290,437414 
Maryland1,527,68662904,9703710 
Massachusetts1,901,276611,178,2453812 
Michigan2,561,911542,112,6734517 
Minnesota1,547,668531,321,5754510 
Mississippi528,26044674,30256 6
Missouri1,215,031441,478,96154 10
Montana200,48942264,97455 3
Nebraska289,15438446,03961 4
Nevada528,80152462,422466 
New Hampshire368,52952327,870464 
New Jersey1,960,744581,383,2334114 
New Mexico408,31253331,915435 
New York3,875,826632,226,6373629 
North Carolina2,178,388482,275,8535115 
North Dakota124,49039187,58659 3
Ohio2,697,260502,593,7794818 
Oklahoma442,64733889,37267 7
Oregon937,32154733,743437 
Pennsylvania2,907,448522,619,5834720 
Rhode Island274,34263155,355364 
South Carolina845,756441,049,50755 9
South Dakota144,98840210,54158 3
Tennessee953,043391,453,09759 11
Texas3,294,440414,555,79957 38
Utah251,81325740,60073 6
Vermont199,2596792,700313 
Virginia1,905,528511,789,6184813 
Washington1,620,432561,210,3694212 
West Virginia234,92536412,40662 5
Wisconsin1,613,950531,408,7464610 
Wyoming68,78028170,26569 3
Total62,611,2505159,134,47548332206
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.

 
 
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