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United States presidential election in Arkansas, 2012
Arkansas
2008 ←
November 6, 2012
→ 2016

  Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 6 cropped.jpg Obama portrait crop.jpg
Nominee Mitt Romney Barack Obama
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Massachusetts Illinois
Running mate Paul Ryan Joe Biden
Electoral vote 6 0
Popular vote 647,744 394,409
Percentage 60.57% 36.88%

Arkansas presidential election results 2012.svg

County Results
  Obama—60-70%
  Obama—50-60%
  Obama—<50%
  Romney—<50%
  Romney—50-60%
  Romney—60-70%
  Romney—70-80%

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Barack Obama
Democratic

The 2012 United States presidential election in Arkansas took place on November 6, 2012 as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Arkansas voters chose six electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote pitting incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama and his running mate, Vice President Joe Biden, against Republican challenger and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and his running mate, Congressman Paul Ryan.

Romney and Ryan carried Arkansas with 60.57% of the popular vote to Obama's and Biden's 36.88% of the vote, winning the state's six electoral votes.[1] While Arkansas had been won by the Democrats as recently as the 1990s by native son Bill Clinton, Barack Obama proved a poor fit for the state, and his 23.69% loss was the worst defeat for a Democratic presidential candidate in Arkansas since 1972.

The presidential primaries were held May 22, 2012, on the same day as the primaries in Kentucky.[2][3]

General election[edit]

Candidate Ballot Access:

  • Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, Republican
  • Barack Obama/Joseph Biden, Democratic
  • Gary Johnson/James P. Gray, Libertarian
  • Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala, Green
  • Peta Lindsay/Yari Osorio, Socialism and Liberation

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Arkansas, 2012
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 647,744 60.57% 6
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 394,409 36.88% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 16,276 1.52% 0
Green Jill Stein Cheri Honkala 9,305 0.87% 0
Socialism and Liberation Peta Lindsay Yari Osorio 1,734 0.16% 0
Totals 1,069,468 100.00% 6

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic presidential primary in Arkansas, 2012
Arkansas
2008 ←
May 22, 2012 (2012-05-22)
→ 2016

  Official portrait of Barack Obama.jpg John Wolfe, Jr.jpg
Candidate Barack Obama John Wolfe, Jr.
Party Democratic Democratic
Home state Illinois Tennessee
Delegate count 47[4] 0
Popular vote 94,936 67,711
Percentage 58.37% 41.63%

Arkansas Democratic Presidential Primary Election Results by County, 2012.PNG

Results by county. Blue indicates a win by Obama. Purple indicates a win by Wolfe

The Democratic primary had 47 delegates at stake. All 47 delegates were allocated to, and pledged to vote for Barack Obama at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.[4] While John Wolfe, Jr. qualified for 19 delegates[5] to the convention by virtue of his performances in Arkansas, State party officials said Wolfe missed two paperwork filing deadlines related to the delegate process, therefore he was not eligible for any delegates.[6][7] Wolfe has commenced legal proceedings to have delegates in his name seated.[8] Eight other unpledged delegates, known as superdelegates, will also attended the convention and cast their votes as well.

Arkansas Democratic primary, 2012
Candidate Votes[9] Percentage[9] Delegates[4]
Barack Obama 94,936 58.37% 47
John Wolfe, Jr. 67,711 41.63% 0
Unpledged delegates: 8
Total: 162,647 100% 55
Key: Disqualified
Results by county (actual votes in parentheses):[9]
County Barack Obama John Wolfe, Jr. County Barack Obama John Wolfe, Jr. County Barack Obama John Wolfe, Jr.
Arkansas 54.11% (599) 45.89% (508) Garland 70.46% (2647) 29.54% (1110) Newton 74.60% (94) 25.40% (32)
Ashley 34.01% (973) 65.99% (1888) Grant 31.43% (644) 68.57% (1405) Ouachita 59.60% (984) 40.40% (667)
Baxter 28.32% (190) 71.68% (481) Greene 40.39% (1523) 59.61% (2248) Perry 39.67% (388) 60.33% (590)
Benton 84.07% (2402) 15.93% (455) Hempstead 54.60% (421) 45.40% (350) Phillips 63.56% (1997) 36.44% (1145)
Boone 69.71% (290) 30.29% (126) Hot Spring 40.16% (1370) 59.84% (2041) Pike 27.90% (560) 72.10% (1447)
Bradley 42.54% (505) 57.46% (682) Howard 36.69% (397) 63.31% (685) Poinsett 33.04% (793) 66.96% (1607)
Calhoun 33.36% (396) 66.64% (791) Independence 43.32% (665) 56.68% (870) Polk 55.80% (303) 44.20% (240)
Carroll 74.47% (388) 25.53% (133) Izard 38.24% (465) 61.76% (751) Pope 60.50% (674) 39.50% (440)
Chicot 72.32% (601) 27.68% (230) Jackson 43.18% (687) 56.82% (904) Prairie 32.40% (324) 67.60% (676)
Clark 71.38% (1292) 28.62% (518) Jefferson 75.54% (6554) 24.46% (2122) Pulaski 86.19% (19916) 13.81% (3190)
Clay 42.22% (953) 57.78% (1304) Johnson 43.90% (1210) 56.10% (1546) Randolph 45.65% (802) 54.35% (955)
Cleburne 46.66% (831) 53.34% (950) Lafayette 62.57% (239) 37.43% (143) Saline 65.25% (1930) 34.75% (1028)
Cleveland 32.45% (378) 67.55% (787) Lawrence 48.35% (661) 51.65% (706) Scott 36.60% (355) 63.40% (615)
Columbia 59.92% (846) 40.08% (566) Lee 64.03% (737) 35.97% (414) Searcy 71.76% (94) 28.24% (37)
Conway 54.51% (954) 45.49% (796) Lincoln 33.97% (639) 66.03% (1242) Sebastian 72.13% (1799) 27.87% (695)
Craighead 46.61% (3067) 53.39% (3513) Little River 30.07% (756) 69.93% (1758) Sevier 24.64% (499) 75.36% (1526)
Crawford 65.66% (631) 34.34% (330) Logan 48.77% (516) 51.23% (542) Sharp 42.47% (403) 57.53% (546)
Crittenden 53.92% (2398) 46.08% (2049) Lonoke 52.84% (1024) 47.16% (914) St. Francis 61.42% (1654) 38.58% (1039)
Cross 44.52% (740) 55.48% (928) Madison 67.51% (428) 32.49% (206) Stone 33.88% (721) 66.12% (1407)
Dallas 48.02% (498) 51.98% (539) Marion 56.25% (243) 43.75% (189) Union 67.59% (1214) 32.41% (582)
Desha 53.03% (1139) 46.97% (1009) Miller 62.55% (907) 37.45% (543) Van Buren 47.29% (506) 52.71% (564)
Drew 41.94% (1150) 58.06% (1592) Mississippi 75.61% (2424) 24.39% (782) Washington 84.42% (5832) 15.58% (1076)
Faulkner 69.19% (1925) 30.81% (857) Monroe 43.38% (514) 56.62% (671) White 52.45% (964) 47.55% (874)
Franklin 56.34% (502) 43.66% (389) Montgomery 53.04% (192) 46.96% (170) Woodruff 50.72% (738) 49.28% (717)
Fulton 43.42% (508) 56.58% (662) Nevada 36.28% (537) 63.72% (943) Yell 35.86% (545) 64.14% (975)


Republican primary[edit]

Republican presidential primary in Arkansas, 2012
Arkansas
2008 ←
May 22, 2012 (2012-05-22)
→ 2016

  Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 6.jpg Ron Paul, official Congressional photo portrait, 2007.jpg
Candidate Mitt Romney Ron Paul
Party Republican Republican
Home state Massachusetts Texas
Delegate count 33 0
Popular vote 104,200 20,399
Percentage 68.39% 13.39%

Arkansas Republican Presidential Primary Election Results by County, 2012.svg

Results by county. Orange indicates a win by Romney.

The Republican primary had 33 delegates at stake. Mitt Romney won all 75 counties in Arkansas. As a result all 33 delegates were allocated to, and pledged to vote for Mitt Romney at the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich withdrew from the presidential race on April 10 and May 2, 2012, respectively. Both endorsed Mitt Romney as the nominee.

Arkansas Republican primary, 2012[9]
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
Mitt Romney 104,200 68.39% 33
Ron Paul 20,399 13.39% 0
Rick Santorum 20,308 13.33% 0
Newt Gingrich 7,453 4.89% 0
Unpledged delegates: 3
Total: 152,360 100% 36
Key: Withdrew prior to contest
Results by county (actual votes in parentheses):[9]
County Mitt Romney Ron Paul Rick Santorum
(withdrawn)
Newt Gingrich
(withdrawn)
County Mitt Romney Ron Paul Rick Santorum
(withdrawn)
Newt Gingrich
(withdrawn)
Arkansas 68.86% (418) 12.69% (77) 11.53% (70) 6.92% (42) Lee 48.00% (12) 4.00% (1) 36.00% (9) 12.00% (3)
Ashley 70.09% (232) 7.25% (24) 17.52% (58) 5.14% (17) Lincoln 72.55% (37) 11.76% (6) 9.80% (5) 5.88% (3)
Baxter 73.04% (2338) 13.71% (439) 8.78% (281) 4.47% (143) Little River 76.42% (162) 5.19% (11) 12.74% (27) 5.66% (12)
Benton 65.10% (14527) 14.69% (3278) 15.65% (3493) 4.56% (1018) Logan 70.36% (869) 12.31% (152) 12.31% (152) 5.02% (62)
Boone 65.60% (1903) 15.41% (447) 13.89% (403) 5.10% (148) Lonoke 65.51% (2758) 13.52% (569) 15.11% (636) 5.87% (247)
Bradley 73.66% (193) 8.02% (21) 12.60% (33) 5.73% (15) Madison 66.34% (889) 15.82% (212) 14.18% (190) 3.66% (49)
Calhoun 63.11% (65) 13.59% (14) 19.42% (20) 3.88% (4) Marion 69.93% (528) 13.38% (101) 12.05% (91) 4.64% (35)
Carroll 64.44% (1263) 15.87% (311) 13.67% (268) 6.02% (118) Miller 73.82% (1824) 9.19% (227) 12.18% (301) 4.82% (119)
Chicot 79.07% (102) 6.20% (8) 6.20% (8) 8.53% (11) Mississippi 76.47% (364) 9.45% (45) 9.45% (45) 4.62% (22)
Clark 65.55% (725) 13.74% (152) 13.47% (149) 7.23% (80) Monroe 65.82% (52) 10.13% (8) 16.46% (13) 7.59% (6)
Clay 53.64% (59) 29.09% (32) 13.64% (15) 3.64% (4) Montgomery 72.04% (456) 13.74% (87) 9.16% (58) 5.06% (32)
Cleburne 68.10% (2011) 11.65% (344) 13.48% (398) 6.77% (200) Nevada 72.84% (59) 8.64% (7) 16.05% (13) 2.47% (2)
Cleveland 68.82% (287) 8.63% (36) 16.31% (68) 6.24% (26) Newton 61.74% (276) 15.44% (69) 17.45% (78) 5.37% (24)
Columbia 71.67% (1472) 10.81% (222) 12.27% (252) 5.26% (108) Ouachita 75.25% (830) 7.98% (88) 13.24% (146) 3.54% (39)
Conway 61.90% (442) 13.87% (99) 19.47% (139) 4.76% (34) Perry 65.91% (292) 15.80% (70) 14.67% (65) 3.61% (16)
Craighead 70.92% (1678) 10.40% (246) 13.86% (328) 4.82% (114) Phillips 68.63% (35) 15.69% (8) 1.96% (1) 13.73% (7)
Crawford 72.21% (3259) 10.26% (463) 13.27% (599) 4.25% (192) Pike 65.05% (134) 15.53% (32) 14.56% (30) 4.85% (10)
Crittenden 72.18% (288) 9.27% (37) 10.03% (40) 8.52% (34) Poinsett 64.44% (241) 11.76% (44) 16.04% (60) 7.75% (29)
Cross 75.10% (196) 6.51% (17) 12.26% (32) 6.13% (16) Polk 68.32% (1085) 12.03% (191) 13.29% (211) 6.36% (101)
Dallas 70.87% (253) 11.20% (40) 13.45% (48) 4.48% (16) Pope 69.59% (2751) 12.32% (487) 12.98% (513) 5.11% (202)
Desha 67.16% (45) 8.96% (6) 16.42% (11) 7.46% (5) Prairie 60.94% (78) 22.66% (29) 13.28% (17) 3.13% (4)
Drew 72.56% (423) 7.55% (44) 14.24% (83) 5.66% (33) Pulaski 71.27% (9758) 13.27% (1817) 11.52% (1578) 3.94% (539)
Faulkner 64.50% (5233) 15.83% (1284) 14.93% (1211) 4.75% (385) Randolph 67.01% (197) 12.59% (37) 15.31% (45) 5.10% (15)
Franklin 71.32% (980) 9.24% (127) 13.46% (185) 5.97% (82) Saline 66.50% (6782) 15.02% (1532) 13.93% (1421) 4.55% (464)
Fulton 66.55% (185) 14.75% (41) 9.71% (27) 8.99% (25) Scott 70.31% (450) 11.25% (72) 13.59% (87) 4.84% (31)
Garland 72.83% (5829) 13.58% (1087) 8.47% (678) 5.12% (410) Searcy 57.48% (857) 20.59% (307) 14.55% (217) 7.38% (110)
Grant 69.24% (493) 12.92% (92) 12.78% (91) 5.06% (36) Sebastian 70.82% (6331) 12.09% (1081) 12.40% (1108) 4.69% (419)
Greene 65.83% (422) 10.45% (67) 17.32% (111) 6.40% (41) Sevier 71.30% (164) 14.35% (33) 9.57% (22) 4.78% (11)
Hempstead 71.34% (478) 10.45% (70) 11.79% (79) 6.42% (43) Sharp 62.50% (375) 16.17% (97) 15.83% (95) 5.50% (33)
Hot Spring 67.68% (693) 13.87% (142) 13.38% (137) 5.08% (52) St. Francis 76.42% (94) 8.13% (10) 7.32% (9) 8.13% (10)
Howard 69.68% (193) 12.64% (35) 12.27% (34) 5.42% (15) Stone 69.94% (342) 12.47% (61) 12.47% (61) 5.11% (25)
Independence 68.37% (536) 13.14% (103) 14.16% (111) 4.34% (34) Union 73.34% (1642) 11.39% (255) 10.50% (235) 4.78% (107)
Izard 70.97% (357) 16.90% (85) 8.15% (41) 3.98% (20) Van Buren 71.37% (653) 11.58% (106) 11.37% (104) 5.68% (52)
Jackson 64.55% (122) 8.99% (17) 20.63% (39) 5.82% (11) Washington 68.11% (8504) 14.93% (1864) 12.92% (1613) 4.04% (505)
Jefferson 70.52% (1220) 9.71% (168) 13.99% (242) 5.78% (100) White 65.47% (3638) 12.13% (674) 16.63% (924) 5.78% (321)
Johnson 65.81% (512) 13.88% (108) 13.24% (103) 7.07% (55) Woodruff 57.89% (11) 10.53% (2) 21.05% (4) 10.53% (2)
Lafayette 71.82% (288) 9.98% (40) 14.71% (59) 3.49% (14) Yell 68.72% (681) 13.22% (131) 12.21% (121) 5.85% (58)
Lawrence 66.09% (269) 13.02% (53) 14.50% (59) 6.39% (26)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arkansas State General Election November 6, 2012". Arkansas Secretary of State. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Primary and Caucus Printable Calendar". CNN. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Presidential Primary Dates". Federal Election Commission. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Brantley, Max (Jun 17, 2012). "Democratic convention delegates chosen". Arkansas Times. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Arkansas Democratic Delegation 2008". The Green Papers. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  6. ^ Pare, Mike (April 18, 2012). "John Wolfe cries foul in Louisiana primary". Chattanooga Times Free Press. WRCB. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ Tilove, Jonathan (April 23, 2012). "President Obama will clinch renomination Tuesday, but it may not be unanimous". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  8. ^ Candidate who won 42 percent in Arkansas Democratic primary sues for his delegates. Fox News. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
  9. ^ a b c d e Arkansas State Primary Election: Statewide Results, May 22, 2012, Little Rock, AR: Office of the Arkansas Secretary of State, May 22, 2012, retrieved June 3, 2012 

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