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
Alaska102,13841136,848553
Arizona930,669441,143,0515411
Arkansas392,40137644,784616
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
Georgia1,761,761452,070,2215316
Hawaii303,09071119,494284
Idaho212,56033420,750654
Illinois2,916,811572,090,1164120
Indiana1,140,425441,412,6205411
Iowa816,42952727,928466
Kansas427,91838678,719606
Kentucky679,340381,087,127618
Louisiana808,496411,152,460588
Maine397,75456290,437414
Maryland1,527,68662904,9703710
Massachusetts1,901,276611,178,2453812
Michigan2,561,911542,112,6734517
Minnesota1,547,668531,321,5754510
Mississippi528,26044674,302566
Missouri1,215,031441,478,9615410
Montana200,48942264,974553
Nebraska289,15438446,039614
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 Dakota124,49039187,586593
Ohio2,697,260502,593,7794818
Oklahoma442,64733889,372677
Oregon937,32154733,743437
Pennsylvania2,907,448522,619,5834720
Rhode Island274,34263155,355364
South Carolina845,756441,049,507559
South Dakota144,98840210,541583
Tennessee953,043391,453,0975911
Texas3,294,440414,555,7995738
Utah251,81325740,600736
Vermont199,2596792,700313
Virginia1,905,528511,789,6184813
Washington1,620,432561,210,3694212
West Virginia234,92536412,406625
Wisconsin1,613,950531,408,7464610
Wyoming68,78028170,265693
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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