United States presidential election in Minnesota, 2012

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

  Obama portrait crop.jpg Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 6 cropped.jpg
Nominee Barack Obama Mitt Romney
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Illinois Massachusetts
Running mate Joe Biden Paul Ryan
Electoral vote 10 0
Popular vote 1,546,167 1,320,225
Percentage 52.65% 44.96%

Minnesota presidential election results 2012.svg

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

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Barack Obama
Democratic

The 2012 United States presidential election in Minnesota took place on November 6, 2012 as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Minnesota voters chose 10 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.

Minnesota backed incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama for re-election, giving him 52.65% of the vote, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney took 44.96%, a victory margin of 7.69%. Minnesota has the longest streak of voting for the Democratic candidate in presidential elections of any state, having not voted Republican since 1972.

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Minnesota, 2012[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 1,546,167 52.65% 10
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 1,320,225 44.96% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 35,098 1.20% 0
Green Jill Stein Cheri Honkala 13,023 0.44% 0
Constitution Virgil Goode Jim Clymer 3,722 0.13% 0
Grassroots Jim Carlson George McMahon 3,149 0.11% 0
Justice Rocky Anderson Luis J. Rodriguez 1,996 0.07% 0
Constitutional Government Dean Morstad Josh Franke-Hyland 1,092 0.04% 0
Socialist Workers James Harris Maura DeLuca 1,051 0.04% 0
Socialism and Liberation Peta Lindsay Yari Osorio 397 0.01% 0
Write-Ins 10,641 0.36% 0
Totals 2,936,561 100.00% 10
Voter turnout (eligible voters) 75.74%

By county[edit]

County Obama % Obama Votes Romney % Romney Votes Others % Others Votes Total Votes
Aitkin 48.26% 4,412 49.58% 4,533 2.15% 197 9,142
Anoka 47.52% 88,611 50.11% 93,430 2.37% 4,420 186,461
Becker 41.69% 6,829 56.18% 9,204 2.13% 349 16,382
Beltrami 53.59% 11,818 43.70% 9,637 2.70% 596 22,051
Benton 41.66% 8,173 55.30% 10,849 3.04% 597 19,619
Big Stone 48.23% 1,345 49.66% 1,385 2.12% 59 2,789
Blue Earth 53.00% 18,164 43.52% 14,916 3.48% 1,194 34,274
Brown 40.42% 5,630 56.99% 7,938 2.59% 361 13,929
Carlton 61.78% 11,389 35.72% 6,586 2.50% 461 18,436
Carver 39.22% 20,745 58.90% 31,155 1.89% 999 52,899
Cass 42.49% 6,858 55.49% 8,957 2.02% 326 16,141
Chippewa 49.72% 3,083 47.85% 2,967 2.44% 151 6,201
Chisago 42.54% 12,524 55.12% 16,227 2.34% 690 29,441
Clay 52.65% 15,208 44.73% 12,920 2.62% 758 28,886
Clearwater 41.77% 1,753 56.21% 2,359 2.03% 85 4,197
Cook 59.99% 1,993 36.75% 1,221 3.25% 108 3,322
Cottonwood 41.50% 2,433 56.57% 3,316 1.93% 113 5,862
Crow Wing 42.27% 14,760 55.60% 19,415 2.13% 745 34,920
Dakota 50.37% 116,252 47.45% 109,514 2.19% 5,049 230,815
Dodge 43.46% 4,487 53.48% 5,522 3.06% 316 10,325
Douglas 41.29% 8,665 56.73% 11,905 1.98% 416 20,986
Faribault 44.17% 3,407 53.21% 4,104 2.62% 202 7,713
Fillmore 52.45% 5,713 45.11% 4,913 2.44% 266 10,892
Freeborn 55.82% 9,326 41.72% 6,969 2.46% 411 16,706
Goodhue 47.33% 12,212 50.33% 12,986 2.34% 603 25,801
Grant 47.23% 1,647 50.13% 1,748 2.64% 92 3,487
Hennepin 62.34% 423,979 35.30% 240,073 2.35% 16,007 680,059
Houston 50.56% 5,281 47.40% 4,951 2.05% 214 10,446
Hubbard 40.59% 4,676 57.48% 6,622 1.93% 222 11,520
Isanti 39.69% 8,024 57.75% 11,675 2.56% 518 20,217
Itasca 53.73% 12,852 43.90% 10,500 2.37% 566 23,918
Jackson 41.77% 2,268 56.06% 3,044 2.17% 118 5,430
Kanabec 44.09% 3,593 53.10% 4,328 2.81% 229 8,150
Kandiyohi 45.68% 9,806 52.36% 11,239 1.96% 420 21,465
Kittson 51.32% 1,241 45.29% 1,095 3.39% 82 2,418
Koochiching 53.44% 3,451 43.99% 2,841 2.57% 166 6,458
La Qui Parle 49.55% 1,974 48.64% 1,938 1.81% 72 3,984
Lake 59.31% 4,043 38.29% 2,610 2.41% 164 6,817
Lake of the Woods 38.45% 859 58.46% 1,306 3.09% 69 2,234
Le Sueur 45.65% 6,753 52.14% 7,714 2.21% 327 14,794
Lincoln 45.80% 1,428 51.12% 1,594 3.08% 96 3,118
Lyon 44.11% 5,465 53.23% 6,595 2.66% 329 12,389
Mahnomen 58.48% 1,276 39.92% 871 1.60% 35 2,182
McLeod 37.56% 6,968 59.66% 11,069 2.78% 516 18,553
Marshall 42.53% 1,998 54.68% 2,569 2.79% 131 4,698
Martin 36.96% 4,054 60.69% 6,657 2.34% 257 10,968
Meeker 40.68% 4,969 56.60% 6,913 2.72% 332 12,214
Mille Lacs 44.53% 5,829 53.10% 6,951 2.38% 311 13,091
Morrison 36.81% 6,153 60.78% 10,159 2.41% 402 16,714
Mower 60.03% 11,129 37.42% 6,938 2.55% 472 18,539
Murray 45.31% 2,160 52.53% 2,504 2.16% 103 4,767
Nicollet 52.58% 9,652 44.75% 8,214 2.67% 491 18,357
Nobles 44.52% 3,793 53.77% 4,581 1.71% 146 8,520
Norman 53.94% 1,730 43.16% 1,384 2.90% 93 3,207
Olmsted 50.23% 39,338 47.03% 36,832 2.74% 2,146 78,316
Otter Tail 38.41% 12,165 59.55% 18,860 2.04% 645 31,670
Pennington 46.41% 3,024 50.71% 3,304 2.89% 188 6,516
Pine 48.34% 6,750 49.02% 6,845 2.65% 370 13,965
Pipestone 37.13% 1,725 60.83% 2,826 2.04% 95 4,646
Polk 46.10% 6,773 51.83% 7,615 2.08% 305 14,693
Pope 47.73% 2,981 50.30% 3,142 1.97% 123 6,246
Ramsey 66.33% 184,936 31.13% 86,799 2.54% 7,086 278,821
Red Lake 46.99% 928 49.52% 978 3.49% 69 1,975
Redwood 38.61% 3,008 58.66% 4,570 2.72% 212 7,790
Renville 44.02% 3,394 53.81% 4,149 2.17% 167 7,710
Rice 52.85% 17,054 44.58% 14,384 2.57% 829 32,267
Rock 40.16% 1,946 57.99% 2,810 1.86% 90 4,846
Roseau 37.70% 2,772 59.97% 4,409 2.33% 171 7,352
Scott 41.47% 29,714 56.28% 40,321 2.25% 1,612 71,647
Sherburne 37.84% 17,597 59.88% 27,847 2.29% 1,064 46,508
Sibley 37.31% 2,916 60.05% 4,693 2.64% 206 7,815
St. Louis 63.48% 73,376 33.85% 39,131 2.67% 3,085 115,592
Stearns 42.75% 33,551 54.81% 43,015 2.44% 1,911 78,477
Steele 45.52% 8,706 51.78% 9,903 2.69% 515 19,124
Stevens 48.51% 2,742 48.94% 2,766 2.55% 144 5,652
Swift 53.74% 2,751 43.91% 2,248 2.34% 120 5,119
Todd 40.83% 4,819 56.93% 6,719 2.25% 265 11,803
Traverse 51.06% 942 46.61% 860 2.33% 43 1,845
Wabasha 46.03% 5,415 51.42% 6,049 2.54% 299 11,763
Wadena 36.70% 2,492 61.02% 4,143 2.28% 155 6,790
Waseca 44.83% 4,370 52.49% 5,116 2.68% 261 9,747
Washington 49.39% 70,203 48.64% 69,137 1.97% 2,793 142,133
Watonwan 48.48% 2,494 48.93% 2,517 2.59% 133 5,144
Wilkin 39.04% 1,258 58.47% 1,884 2.48% 80 3,222
Winona 55.01% 14,980 42.16% 11,480 2.83% 772 27,232
Wright 37.95% 25,739 59.67% 40,468 2.37% 1,609 67,816
Yellow Medicine 45.53% 2,465 51.83% 2,806 2.64% 143 5,414
Minnesota Total 52.65% 1,546,021 44.95% 1,320,048 2.38% 70,139 2,936,208

Democratic caucuses[edit]

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Republican caucuses[edit]

Minnesota Republican primary, 2012
Minnesota
2008 ←
February 7, 2012 (2012-02-07) → 2016

  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
Popular vote 21,988 13,282
Percentage 44.95% 27.15%

  Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 6.jpg Newt Gingrich by Gage Skidmore 6.jpg
Candidate Mitt Romney Newt Gingrich
Party Republican Republican
Home state Massachusetts Georgia
Popular vote 8,240 5,263
Percentage 16.85% 10.76%

Minnesota Republican Presidential Caucuses Election Results by County, 2012.svg

Results by county. Green indicates a county won by Santorum, yellow by Paul, black is a tie between Paul and Santorum in Lincoln County.

The Republican caucuses were held on February 7, 2012.[2] The events coincided with the Colorado Republican caucuses as well as the Missouri Republican primary. Minnesota has a total of 40 delegates, 37 of which are tied to the caucuses while 3 are unpledged RNC delegates. The non-binding straw poll was won by Rick Santorum, but Ron Paul won 32 of the 40 delegates to the Republican National Convention.

Results with 100.0% (4,137 of 4,137 precincts) reporting:

Election Reporting[3][4][5][6][7]
Candidate Votes Delegates
Total Percentage Total Percentage
Rick Santorum 21,988 44.95% 2 5%
America Symbol.svg Ron Paul 13,282 27.15% 32 80%
Mitt Romney 8,240 16.85% 1 2.5%
Newt Gingrich 5,263 10.76% 0 0%
Write-in 143 0.29% 0 0%
Unpledged delegates: 5 12.5%
Total: 48,916 100.0% 40 100.0%

Conventions[edit]

There is no formal system of allocating delegates to candidates in any step of the election process. At each meeting the participants decides what the best course of action is. The state convention can vote to bind the 13 at-large delegates to a candidate. The 24 delegates elected at the CD conventions and the 3 automatic (RNC) delegates are not legally bound to vote for a candidate.

  • 17 February - 31 March: BPOU conventions elect delegates to the state convention and the congressional district conventions.
  • 14–21 April: Eight congressional conventions elect 3 National Convention delegates each.
  • 18–19 May: State convention elect 13 National Convention delegates.[8]
Convention Results[4][6][7]
Candidate 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th State Party
leaders
Total
America Symbol.svg Ron Paul 2 3 3 3 3 3 1 2 12 0 32
Rick Santorum 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Mitt Romney 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Unknown 1 1 3 5
Total 24 13 3 40

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Secretary of State". Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  2. ^ Scheck, Tom (September 30, 2011). "MNGOP keeping Feb. 7 Caucus date". Capitol View (Minnesota Public Radio). 
  3. ^ "Election Reporting System: Statewide Results for Republican Party". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Paul supporters chosen as delegates in three congressional districts". Pierce County Herald. April 15, 2012. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ Anderson, Pat (21 April 2012). "Ron Paul gets 20/24 Congressional District delegates. CD4 3, CD2 3, CD8 2, CD1 2 #mngop #mnleg". twitter.com. Twitter. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Rep. Paul supporters elected to half of Minnesota GOP convention delegation". Pierce County Herald. April 22, 2012. Retrieved April 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Ron Paul Wins Minnesota State Convention". Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Republican Party of Minnesota Events". Retrieved 4 May 2012. 

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