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 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.

 
 
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