United States presidential election in Georgia, 2012

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United States presidential election in Georgia, 2012
Georgia (U.S. state)
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 16 0
Popular vote 2,078,688 1,773,827
Percentage 53.30% 45.48%

Georgia presidential election results 2012.svg

County Results
  Obama—80-90%
  Obama—70-80%
  Obama—60-70%
  Obama—50-60%
  Obama—<50%
  Romney—<50%
  Romney—50-60%
  Romney—60-70%
  Romney—70-80%
  Romney—80-90%

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Barack Obama
Democratic

The 2012 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 6, 2012 as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Georgia voters chose 16 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 won Georgia by a 7.82% margin. Romney received 53.30% of the vote to Obama's 45.48%.

General election[edit]

Candidate Ballot Access:

  • Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, Republican
  • Barack Obama/Joseph Biden, Democratic
  • Gary Johnson/James P. Gray, Libertarian

Write-In Candidate Access:

  • Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala, Green
  • Virgil Goode/Jim Clymer, Constitution
  • Rocky Anderson/Luis J. Rodriguez, Justice

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Georgia, 2012[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 2,078,688 53.30% 16
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 1,773,827 45.48% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 45,324 1.16% 0
Green (Write-in) Jill Stein Cheri Honkala 1,516 0.04% 0
Constitution (Write-in) Virgil Goode Jim Clymer 432 0.01% 0
Justice (Write-in) Rocky Anderson Luis J. Rodriguez 154 0.00% 0
Other Write-ins Other Write-ins 109 0.00% 0
Totals 3,900,050 100.00% 16
Voter turnout (registered voters) 71.36%

By county[edit]

County Obama Obama# Romney Romney# Johnson Johnson Total
Appling 24.81% 1,756 73.89% 5,231 1.30% 92 7,079
Atkinson 32.05% 930 66.78% 1,938 1.17% 34 2,902
Bacon 20.13% 791 78.70% 3,092 1.17% 46 3,929
Baker 49.87% 790 49.49% 784 0.63% 10 1,584
Baldwin 52.23% 8,469 46.78% 7,585 0.99% 160 16,214
Banks 12.58% 779 86.46% 5,353 0.95% 59 6,191
Barrow 23.91% 6,019 74.37% 18,719 1.72% 433 25,171
Bartow 23.46% 8,383 75.12% 26,847 1.42% 508 35,738
Ben Hill 42.17% 2,508 57.09% 3,395 0.74% 44 5,947
Berrien 20.49% 1,268 78.18% 4,837 1.33% 82 6,187
Bibb 59.63% 38,538 39.62% 25,606 0.74% 481 64,625
Bleckley 25.82% 1,266 73.14% 3,586 1.04% 51 4,903
Brantley 15.65% 939 82.70% 4,963 1.65% 99 6,001
Brooks 46.48% 3,101 52.80% 3,522 0.72% 48 6,671
Bryan 27.57% 3,695 71.16% 9,537 1.28% 171 13,403
Bulloch 39.83% 9,572 58.92% 14,159 1.25% 301 24,032
Burke 55.28% 5,403 43.98% 4,298 0.74% 72 9,773
Butts 31.65% 2,966 67.29% 6,306 1.07% 100 9,372
Calhoun 59.30% 1,297 40.37% 883 0.32% 7 2,187
Camden 35.44% 6,358 63.10% 11,318 1.46% 262 17,938
Candler 32.76% 1,155 66.48% 2,344 0.77% 27 3,526
Carroll 30.49% 12,635 68.16% 28,249 1.35% 561 41,445
Catoosa 22.66% 5,357 75.50% 17,848 1.84% 434 23,639
Charlton 31.81% 1,197 67.15% 2,527 1.04% 39 3,763
Chatham 55.49% 60,077 43.49% 47,083 1.02% 1,107 108,267
Chattahoochee 48.95% 726 49.36% 732 1.69% 25 1,483
Chattooga 28.49% 2,220 69.75% 5,434 1.76% 137 7,791
Cherokee 20.21% 19,813 78.00% 76,473 1.79% 1,755 98,041
Clarke 63.25% 25,386 34.39% 13,804 2.36% 948 40,138
Clay 61.48% 862 38.30% 537 0.21% 3 1,402
Clayton 84.81% 81,439 14.74% 14,158 0.44% 423 96,020
Clinch 34.47% 852 64.64% 1,598 0.89% 22 2,472
Cobb 42.89% 132,526 55.49% 171,464 1.62% 4,999 308,989
Coffee 34.97% 5,048 64.03% 9,242 1.00% 144 14,434
Colquitt 29.81% 3,971 69.37% 9,240 0.81% 108 13,319
Columbia 27.91% 16,420 70.91% 41,724 1.19% 698 58,842
Cook 33.88% 2,042 65.27% 3,934 0.85% 51 6,027
Coweta 27.30% 15,156 71.40% 39,633 1.30% 723 55,512
Crawford 33.16% 1,699 65.70% 3,366 1.13% 58 5,123
Crisp 42.78% 3,160 56.58% 4,179 0.64% 47 7,386
Dade 23.41% 1,404 74.34% 4,458 2.25% 135 5,997
Dawson 12.13% 1,241 86.41% 8,843 1.47% 150 10,234
Decatur 43.76% 4,580 55.58% 5,816 0.66% 69 10,465
DeKalb 77.86% 237,704 21.06% 64,308 1.08% 3,287 305,299
Dodge 31.56% 2,440 67.44% 5,214 1.00% 77 7,731
Dooly 53.11% 2,278 46.23% 1,983 0.65% 28 4,289
Dougherty 69.30% 26,209 30.25% 11,441 0.45% 172 37,822
Douglas 51.47% 28,410 47.51% 26,226 1.02% 565 55,201
Early 51.64% 2,762 47.78% 2,556 0.58% 31 5,349
Echols 15.70% 173 83.21% 917 1.09% 12 1,102
Effingham 23.78% 4,941 75.03% 15,591 1.19% 247 20,779
Elbert 39.06% 3,179 59.68% 4,857 1.27% 103 8,139
Emanuel 36.22% 2,919 63.10% 5,086 0.68% 55 8,060
Evans 35.56% 1,266 63.68% 2,267 0.76% 27 3,560
Fannin 20.26% 2,027 78.48% 7,853 1.27% 127 10,007
Fayette 33.70% 19,703 65.07% 38,046 1.24% 724 58,473
Floyd 29.36% 9,595 69.26% 22,636 1.39% 454 32,685
Forsyth 17.82% 14,544 80.70% 65,853 1.47% 1,201 81,598
Franklin 19.32% 1,499 78.79% 6,112 1.88% 146 7,757
Fulton 64.11% 250,514 34.72% 135,672 1.17% 4,568 390,754
Gilmer 17.76% 1,955 81.03% 8,920 1.21% 133 11,008
Glascock 13.20% 176 85.15% 1,135 1.65% 22 1,333
Glynn 36.07% 11,922 63.09% 20,853 0.84% 279 33,054
Gordon 20.38% 3,436 78.15% 13,174 1.47% 247 16,857
Grady 36.41% 3,419 63.06% 5,922 0.53% 50 9,391
Greene 38.43% 3,195 60.95% 5,067 0.61% 51 8,313
Gwinnett 44.62% 131,879 53.99% 159,563 1.39% 4,118 295,560
Habersham 15.73% 2,297 83.21% 12,148 1.06% 155 14,600
Hall 21.08% 12,489 77.51% 45,918 1.41% 834 59,241
Hancock 80.99% 3,301 18.74% 764 0.27% 11 4,076
Haralson 17.25% 1,787 81.44% 8,439 1.31% 136 10,362
Harris 26.75% 4,141 72.31% 11,193 0.94% 145 15,479
Hart 30.20% 2,869 68.58% 6,516 1.22% 116 9,501
Heard 22.75% 947 75.80% 3,155 1.44% 60 4,162
Henry 47.94% 43,374 51.18% 46,299 0.88% 796 90,469
Houston 39.10% 22,643 59.80% 34,631 1.10% 638 57,912
Irwin 30.79% 1,134 68.40% 2,519 0.81% 30 3,683
Jackson 17.90% 4,236 80.79% 19,122 1.32% 312 23,670
Jasper 30.60% 1,839 68.57% 4,121 0.83% 50 6,010
Jeff Davis 23.85% 1,271 74.93% 3,994 1.22% 65 5,330
Jefferson 58.31% 4,238 41.17% 2,992 0.52% 38 7,268
Jenkins 46.37% 1,424 53.21% 1,634 0.42% 13 3,071
Johnson 34.60% 1,305 64.69% 2,440 0.72% 27 3,772
Jones 35.31% 4,272 63.97% 7,740 0.72% 87 12,099
Lamar 34.29% 2,602 64.51% 4,896 1.20% 91 7,589
Lanier 37.46% 1,108 61.26% 1,812 1.28% 38 2,958
Laurens 38.32% 7,508 60.98% 11,947 0.69% 136 19,591
Lee 23.42% 3,187 75.77% 10,310 0.81% 110 13,607
Liberty 64.64% 10,427 34.45% 5,558 0.91% 147 16,132
Lincoln 35.84% 1,586 63.41% 2,806 0.75% 33 4,425
Long 37.88% 1,434 60.75% 2,300 1.37% 52 3,786
Lowndes 44.34% 17,118 54.85% 21,176 0.82% 316 38,610
Lumpkin 18.84% 2,049 79.36% 8,633 1.80% 196 10,878
McDuffie 67.16% 3,211 32.32% 1,545 0.52% 25 4,781
McIntosh 22.44% 2,486 76.19% 8,441 1.37% 152 11,079
Macon 44.55% 1,411 54.66% 1,731 0.79% 25 3,167
Madison 42.16% 4,041 57.12% 5,475 0.72% 69 9,585
Marion 45.16% 2,860 53.77% 3,405 1.07% 68 6,333
Meriwether 46.74% 4,328 52.44% 4,855 0.82% 76 9,259
Miller 30.61% 848 68.74% 1,904 0.65% 18 2,770
Mitchell 49.33% 4,081 50.20% 4,153 0.47% 39 8,273
Monroe 30.83% 3,779 68.13% 8,352 1.04% 128 12,259
Montgomery 29.63% 1,135 69.49% 2,662 0.89% 34 3,831
Morgan 30.51% 2,751 68.52% 6,178 0.96% 87 9,016
Murray 22.68% 2,542 75.29% 8,439 2.03% 228 11,209
Muscogee 60.30% 42,458 39.01% 27,469 0.69% 483 70,410
Newton 50.55% 21,844 48.54% 20,979 0.91% 393 43,216
Oconee 24.88% 4,140 73.44% 12,222 1.69% 281 16,643
Oglethorpe 30.57% 1,913 67.91% 4,250 1.52% 95 6,258
Paulding 27.56% 15,779 71.21% 40,771 1.23% 704 57,254
Peach 53.40% 6,141 45.92% 5,280 0.68% 78 11,499
Pickens 15.59% 1,975 83.22% 10,545 1.19% 151 12,671
Pierce 16.42% 1,124 82.78% 5,666 0.80% 55 6,845
Pike 16.73% 1,355 82.23% 6,660 1.04% 84 8,099
Polk 26.57% 3,608 72.15% 9,798 1.28% 174 13,580
Pulaski 33.12% 1,219 66.40% 2,444 0.49% 18 3,681
Putnam 31.69% 2,917 67.46% 6,210 0.85% 78 9,205
Quitman 54.26% 612 45.21% 510 0.53% 6 1,128
Rabun 20.95% 1,558 77.35% 5,753 1.71% 127 7,438
Randolph 58.01% 1,749 41.43% 1,249 0.56% 17 3,015
Richmond 66.52% 52,461 32.74% 25,821 0.74% 583 78,865
Rockdale 57.76% 21,878 41.37% 15,671 0.87% 330 37,879
Schley 25.63% 448 73.57% 1,286 0.80% 14 1,748
Screven 45.45% 2,769 53.91% 3,285 0.64% 39 6,093
Seminole 39.18% 1,475 59.60% 2,244 1.22% 46 3,765
Spalding 39.45% 9,884 59.47% 14,901 1.09% 272 25,057
Stephens 22.43% 2,123 76.13% 7,207 1.45% 137 9,467
Stewart 63.60% 1,307 36.01% 740 0.39% 8 2,055
Sumter 53.89% 6,370 45.45% 5,372 0.66% 78 11,820
Talbot 64.87% 2,264 34.44% 1,202 0.69% 24 3,490
Taliaferro 66.18% 636 33.40% 321 0.42% 4 961
Tattnall 28.45% 1,894 70.62% 4,702 0.93% 62 6,658
Taylor 44.42% 1,571 55.07% 1,948 0.51% 18 3,537
Telfair 41.62% 1,804 57.20% 2,479 1.18% 51 4,334
Terrell 57.84% 2,544 41.70% 1,834 0.45% 20 4,398
Thomas 40.39% 7,651 58.88% 11,153 0.73% 139 18,943
Tift 33.43% 4,481 65.97% 8,843 0.60% 80 13,404
Toombs 29.36% 2,740 69.85% 6,519 0.79% 74 9,333
Towns 20.54% 1,265 78.49% 4,834 0.97% 60 6,159
Treutlen 39.01% 1,068 60.12% 1,646 0.88% 24 2,738
Troup 40.53% 7,858 58.48% 11,339 1.00% 193 19,390
Turner 42.41% 1,508 57.00% 2,027 0.59% 21 3,556
Twiggs 54.04% 2,269 45.37% 1,905 0.60% 25 4,199
Union 19.30% 2,137 79.22% 8,771 1.48% 164 11,072
Upson 35.13% 3,955 64.22% 7,229 0.65% 73 11,257
Walker 24.08% 5,269 74.25% 16,245 1.67% 365 21,879
Walton 21.66% 8,139 77.24% 29,018 1.10% 413 37,570
Ware 32.64% 3,892 66.54% 7,933 0.82% 98 11,923
Warren 60.47% 1,525 39.25% 990 0.28% 7 2,522
Washington 53.49% 4,705 45.85% 4,033 0.66% 58 8,796
Wayne 25.29% 2,594 73.63% 7,553 1.08% 111 10,258
Webster 48.77% 573 50.89% 598 0.34% 4 1,175
Wheeler 35.74% 772 63.24% 1,366 1.02% 22 2,160
White 15.95% 1,670 82.58% 8,647 1.47% 154 10,471
Whitfield 26.81% 7,193 71.90% 19,290 1.29% 345 26,828
Wilcox 33.90% 1,059 65.62% 2,050 0.48% 15 3,124
Wilkes 43.83% 2,080 55.37% 2,628 0.80% 38 4,746
Wilkinson 49.01% 2,180 50.47% 2,245 0.52% 23 4,448
Worth 29.56% 2,486 69.73% 5,864 0.71% 60 8,410

Democratic primary[edit]

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Republican primary[edit]

Georgia Republican primary, 2012
Georgia (U.S. state)
2008 ←
March 6, 2012 (2012-03-06)
→ 2016

  Newt Gingrich by Gage Skidmore 6.jpg Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 6.jpg
Candidate Newt Gingrich Mitt Romney
Party Republican Republican
Home state Georgia Massachusetts
Delegate count 46 13
Popular vote 425,395 233,611
Percentage 47.2% 25.9%

  Rick Santorum by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Ron Paul, official Congressional photo portrait, 2007.jpg
Candidate Rick Santorum Ron Paul
Party Republican Republican
Home state Pennsylvania Texas
Delegate count 2 0
Popular vote 176,259 59,100
Percentage 19.6% 6.6%

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

Results by county. Purple indicates a county won by Gingrich, orange by Romney.

The 2012 Georgia Republican primary took place on March 6, 2012.[2][3]

Georgia has 76 delegates to the Republic National Convention. The three super delegates are awarded winner-take-all to the statewide winner. Thirty-one delegates are awarded proportionately among candidates winning at least 20% of the vote statewide. Another 42 delegates are allocated by Congressional district, 3 delegates for each district. If a candidate gets a majority in a district, he wins all 3 delegates. If no one get majority, the delegates are split 2 and 1 between the top two candidates respectively.[4]

Georgia Republican primary, 2012[5]
Candidate Votes Percentage Estimated national delegates [6]
America Symbol.svg Newt Gingrich 425,395 47.2% 54
Mitt Romney 233,611 25.9% 19
Rick Santorum 176,259 19.6% 3
Ron Paul 59,100 6.6% 0
Jon Huntsman Jr. 1,813 0.2% 0
Michele Bachmann 1,714 0.2% 0
Rick Perry 1,696 0.2% 0
Buddy Roemer 1,142 0.13% 0
Gary Johnson 740 0.08% 0
Undecided or Other 0
Totals 901,470 100.0% 76
Key: Withdrew prior to contest.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Georgia Election Results". Secretary of State of Georgia. 2012-11-08. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  2. ^ "Primary and Caucus Printable Calendar". CNN. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Presidential Primary Dates". Federal Election Commission. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ Nate Silver (March 4, 2012). "Romney Could Win Majority of Super Tuesday Delegates". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ Georgia Election Results, Retrieved March 23, 2012.
  6. ^ Georgia Republican Delegation 2012 The Green Papers. Retrieved March 15, 2012.

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