Delaware gubernatorial election, 2012

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Delaware gubernatorial election, 2012
Delaware
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November 6, 2012
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  Jack Markell.jpg
Nominee Jack Markell Jeff Cragg
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 275,991 113,792
Percentage 69.1% 28.6%

Delaware Election Results by county, all Democrat.png


Governor before election

Jack Markell
Democratic

Elected Governor

Jack Markell
Democratic

The 2012 Delaware gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 2012, to elect the Governor of Delaware. Incumbent Democratic Governor Jack Markell won re-election to a second term, defeating Republican challenger Jeff Cragg.

General election[edit]

Democrat and Republican candidates were unopposed in their party primaries, which were held on September 11. The Green Party candidate was endorsed by the Green Party of Delaware at their annual meeting on May 11. http://gpde.us/2012-green-party-candidates/local-candidates/

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Delaware gubernatorial election, 2012[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jack Markell (inc.) 275,991 69.33% +1.81%
Republican Jeff Cragg 113,792 28.59% -3.46%
Green Mark Perri 4,575 1.15%
Libertarian Jesse McVay 3,668 0.92%
Margin of victory 162,199 40.75% +5.27%
Turnout 398,062 62.90% -2.71%
Democratic hold

Note: The ±% column reflects the change in total number of votes won by each party from the previous election. Neither the vote shares nor the turnout figures account for write-ins. Turnout percentage is the portion of registered voters (632,805 as of 11/1/2012)[5] who voted.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hayes, Jennifer (April 11, 2012). "Cragg, Valenzuela announce bid for gubernatorial ticket". Dover Post. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ Starkey, Jonathan (August 16, 2012). "Markell off leash in aiding Obama". The News Journal. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ "In Delaware, a packed debate schedule this week". The News Journal. October 15, 2012. Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". State of Delaware. Retrieved November 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ http://elections.delaware.gov/reports/e70r2601_20121101.shtml

External links[edit]

Campaign sites