United States presidential election in New Mexico, 2012

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

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Nominee Barack Obama Mitt Romney
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Illinois Massachusetts
Running mate Joe Biden Paul Ryan
Electoral vote 5 0
Popular vote 415,335 335,788
Percentage 52.99% 42.84%

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County Results
  Obama—70-80%
  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 New Mexico took place on November 6, 2012 as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. This was the 25th U.S. Presidential Election in which New Mexico participated. New Mexico voters chose five 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.

President Obama and Vice President Biden carried New Mexico with 52.99% of the vote to Mitt Romney's 42.84%, a victory margin of 10.15 percentage points. Libertarian Gary Johnson, a former Republican who served two terms as Governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003, garnered 3.55% of the vote, his strongest statewide performance in the nation, and the strongest 3rd party showing in the state since 2000.

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
  • Virgil Goode/Jim Clymer, Constitution
  • Rocky Anderson/Luis J. Rodriguez, Justice

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in New Mexico, 2012[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 415,335 52.99% 5
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 335,788 42.84% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 27,788 3.55% 0
Green Jill Stein Cheri Honkala 2,691 0.34% 0
Justice Rocky Anderson Luis J. Rodriguez 1,177 0.15% 0
Constitution Virgil Goode Jim Clymer 983 0.13% 0
Totals 783,756 100.00% 5

By county[edit]

County Obama Votes Romney Votes Others Votes Total
Bernalillo 55.55% 147,183 39.35% 104,242 5.10% 13,517 264,942
Catron 26.38% 560 70.37% 1,494 3.25% 69 2,123
Chaves 32.28% 6,641 64.77% 13,327 2.95% 607 20,575
Cibola 60.18% 4,907 36.37% 2,966 3.45% 281 8,154
Colfax 49.05% 2,828 46.83% 2,700 4.11% 237 5,765
Curry 29.51% 4,019 67.91% 9,250 2.58% 352 13,621
DeBaca 31.82% 287 64.97% 586 3.22% 29 902
Doña Ana 55.97% 36,778 41.07% 26,988 2.96% 1,946 65,712
Eddy 31.83% 6,110 65.36% 12,546 2.81% 539 19,195
Grant 55.00% 7,009 41.48% 5,286 3.52% 449 12,744
Guadalupe 69.68% 1,478 26.12% 554 4.20% 89 2,121
Harding 43.26% 260 54.41% 327 2.33% 14 601
Hidalgo 51.42% 995 46.46% 899 2.12% 41 1,935
Lea 23.98% 4,080 73.75% 12,548 2.27% 387 17,015
Lincoln 31.82% 2,940 64.51% 5,961 3.67% 339 9,240
Los Alamos 48.72% 5,191 45.02% 4,796 6.26% 667 10,654
Luna 47.77% 3,583 48.93% 3,670 3.29% 247 7,500
McKinley 72.08% 15,363 25.43% 5,420 2.49% 530 21,313
Mora 74.85% 1,952 22.81% 595 2.34% 61 2,608
Otero 34.15% 6,811 62.23% 12,412 3.62% 723 19,946
Quay 37.32% 1,384 59.39% 2,202 3.29% 122 3,708
Rio Arriba 74.74% 11,389 22.13% 3,373 3.13% 477 15,239
Roosevelt 28.92% 1,730 67.73% 4,052 3.36% 201 5,983
San Juan 34.11% 15,688 62.57% 28,779 3.32% 1,527 45,994
San Miguel 76.86% 8,751 20.04% 2,281 3.10% 353 11,385
Sandoval 50.29% 26,976 45.17% 24,228 4.53% 2,432 53,636
Santa Fe 73.37% 50,097 22.48% 15,351 4.15% 2,832 68,280
Sierra 38.49% 1,964 57.39% 2,928 4.12% 210 5,102
Socorro 56.37% 4,047 37.89% 2,720 5.74% 412 7,179
Taos 78.06% 11,855 17.84% 2,710 4.10% 623 15,188
Torrance 37.86% 2,414 55.22% 3,521 6.92% 441 6,376
Union 26.83% 472 70.27% 1,236 2.90% 51 1,759
Valencia 48.73% 13,473 46.25% 12,788 5.01% 1,386 27,647

Democratic caucuses[edit]

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Republican caucuses[edit]

New Mexico Republican primary, 2012
New Mexico
2008 ←
June 5, 2012 (2012-06-05) → 2016

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Candidate Mitt Romney Ron Paul
Party Republican Republican
Home state Massachusetts Texas
Delegate count 20 0
Popular vote 65,935 9,363
Percentage 73.2% 10.4%

The New Mexico Republican 2012 primary was proclaimed under state law on 30 January 2012,[2] to take place on 5 June 2012.[2][3] Under New Mexico law it is a closed primary, with only registered members of the New Mexico Republican Party being eligible to vote in the Republican primary.[4] 20 delegates will be chosen, for a total of 23 delegates to go to the national convention.

Federal offices[edit]

  • President of the United States: This is a "proportional primary". The twenty delegates to the National Republican Convention are bound proportionally, according to the percentage of votes received, to presidential contenders who receive 15% or more of the primary vote statewide.[5]
  • United States Senate: A single candidate to run for the seat formerly held by Jeff Bingaman.
  • United States House of Representatives: One candidate from each of the three congressional districts.

Statewide offices[edit]

Results of the presidential voting[edit]

New Mexico Republican primary, 2012[7]
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
America Symbol.svg Mitt Romney 65,935 73.2% 20
Rick Santorum 9,517 10.6% 0
Ron Paul 9,363 10.4% 0
Newt Gingrich 5,298 5.9% 0
Unpledged delegates: 3
Total: 90,113 100.0% 23
Key: Withdrew prior to contest

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "New Mexico Secretary of State". Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  2. ^ a b c d Martinez, Susana (30 January 2012) "Primary Election Proclamation", archived at http://www.webcitation.org/65G9f0zVD by Webcite on 6 February 2012
  3. ^ "Primary and Caucus Printable Calendar". CNN. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ "In a primary election, a voter shall not be permitted to vote for a candidate of a party different from the party designation shown on the voter's certificate of registration." New Mexico Statutes Annotated §1-12-7.2(D) (2011), archived by Webcite at http://www.webcitation.org/65GBuwBcu on 6 February 2012
  5. ^ "each candidate and the uncommitted category shall be entitled to a share of the total vote allotted to the delegation that is equal to the proportion that the vote he received in the presidential primary bears to the total combined vote received by all qualified candidates; provided that no candidate shall be excluded who has received at least fifteen percent of the total vote cast for candidates for president of that party, and no candidate shall be excluded in violation of any political party rule" New Mexico Statutes Annotated §1-15A-9(C)(1) (2011), archived by Webcite at http://www.webcitation.org/65GE6jCpl on 6 February 2012
  6. ^ Barbati, Duane (1 February 2012) "Appeals judge wants to retain seat" Alamogordo Daily News, archive at http://www.webcitation.org/65GGFbEEo by Webcite on 6 February 2012
  7. ^ Secretary of State official election results. June 26, 2012. Retrieved June 27, 2012.

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