United States presidential election in Arizona, 2012

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United States presidential election in Arizona, 2012
Arizona
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November 6, 2012
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  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 11 0
Popular vote 1,233,654 1,025,232
Percentage 53.48% 44.45%

Arizona presidential election results 2012.svg

County results
  Obama—60-70%
  Obama—50-60%
  Romney—50-60%
  Romney—60-70%

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Barack Obama
Democratic

On campaign, Romney speaks to crowd in Tempe, Arizona. April 20, 2012.

The 2012 United States presidential election in Arizona took place on November 6, 2012 as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Arizona has been won by the Republican nominee for president in every election since 1952 except when President Clinton narrowly carried the state in 1996. Arizona voters chose 11 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. Arizona was won by Romney with a 9.03% margin.

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

Write-In Candidate Access:

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

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Arizona, 2012[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 1,233,654 53.48% 11
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 1,025,232 44.45% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 32,100 1.39% 0
Green Jill Stein Cheri Honkala 7,816 0.34% 0
Constitution Virgil Goode Jim Clymer 289 0.01% 0
Justice Rocky Anderson Luis J. Rodriguez 119 0.01% 0
Other Write-In Other Write-In 7,349 0.32% 0
Totals 2,306,559 100.00% 11

By county[edit]

not actual final data

County Obama% Obama# Romney% Romney# Others% Others# Total
Apache 66.16% 17,147 31.83% 8,250 2.01% 520 25,917
Cochise 37.69% 18,546 59.95% 29,497 2.35% 1158 49,201
Coconino 56.30% 29,257 40.84% 21,220 2.86% 1,485 51,962
Gila 35.88% 7,697 62.18% 13,455 1.94% 617 21,595
Graham 30.13% 3,609 68.03% 8,076 1.84% 220 11,905
Greenlee 43.87% 1,310 53.32% 1,592 2.81% 84 2,986
La Paz 32.78% 1,880 64.76% 3,714 2.46% 141 5,735
Maricopa 43.61% 602,288 54.30% 749,885 2.09% 28,876 1,380,959
Mohave 27.77% 19,533 69.91% 49,168 2.19% 1,627 70,328
Navajo 45.23% 16,945 53.07% 19,884 1.70% 636 37,465
Pima 52.52% 201,251 45.61% 174,779 1.86% 7,143 383,173
Pinal 40.77% 44,306 57.12% 62,079 2.11% 2,297 108,682
Santa Cruz 68.19% 9,486 30.44% 4,235 1.37% 190 13,911
Yavapai 33.69% 33,918 64.04% 64,468 2.27% 2,281 100,667
Yuma 42.92% 18,059 55.50% 23,352 1.57% 662 42,073

Democratic primary[edit]

Incumbent president Barack Obama won all the delegates and was renominated during the Democratic National Convention on September 5th, 2012.


Republican primary[edit]

Arizona Republican primary, 2012
Arizona
2008 ←
February 28, 2012 (2012-02-28)
→ 2016

  Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 6.jpg Rick Santorum by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Candidate Mitt Romney Rick Santorum
Party Republican Republican
Home state Massachusetts Pennsylvania
Delegate count 29 0
Popular vote 216,805 122,088
Percentage 47.3% 26.6%

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Candidate Newt Gingrich Ron Paul
Party Republican Republican
Home state Georgia Texas
Delegate count 0 0
Popular vote 74,110 38,753
Percentage 16.2% 8.45%

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

Results by county. Mitt Romney won all counties.

The Republican primary was a closed primary that took place on February 28, 2012.[2] More than 1,130,000 registered Republican voters participated in the event, the purpose of which was to select delegates from the state to attend the Republican National Convention on behalf of candidates for the Republican presidential nomination. The Republican National Committee removed half of Arizona's delegate allocation because the state committee moved its Republican primary before March 6. Arizona therefore held a ballot to select 29 proportionally-allocated delegates. This election occurred the same day as the Michigan Republican primary. The Arizona primary was set as a winner-take-all contest, another violation of RNC delegate allocation rules, which require proportional allocation for all primaries held before April 1.

Polling[edit]

Project White House[edit]

The small alternative newspaper Tucson Weekly, for the second election in a row, has sponsored an event called "Project White House"[3] in which it gets as many ordinary citizens on the ballot as it possibly can. Afterward, a series of "reality show style" competitions occurred, including candidate meet-and-greets, and two televised debates which were sponsored by the Tucson Weekly, a local public-access television show called Illegal Knowledge, and local public television stations.[4]

Project White House Debates[edit]

The two debates took place on February 18 and February 19, 2012, both were commercial-free, one hour long each, and both aired on Access Tucson while they were streamed live on the internet.[5][6][7][8] Both debates were produced in conjunction with Project White House and Jim Nintzel of the Tucson Weekly.

The first debate, held on the 18th at 8 pm MST, produced by Illegal Knowledge[5] and hosted by Dave Maass of San Diego CityBeat,[9] had nine participants, composed of eight lesser known Republican candidates (Donald Benjamin, Simon Bollander, Cesar Cisneros, Kip Dean, Sarah Gonzales, Al "Dick" Perry, Charles Skelley and Jim Terr) and one Green Party candidate (Michael Oatman).[6] A press release regarding this first debate was distributed which invited all candidates listed on either Republican or Green Party ballots in Arizona to the first debate,[10] although none of the major Republican or Green Party candidates appeared.

The second debate, held on the 19th at 7pm MST, produced by Access Tucson[7] and hosted by both Dave Maass of San Diego CityBeat and Amanda Hurley of The University of Arizona School of Journalism,[9] was restricted only to Republican candidates and featured seven of the eight lesser known Republican candidates from the previous night (less Cesar Cisneros).[8]

There was a third Arizona debate which took place in Mesa, AZ on February 22, 2012, but was not associated with Project White House and had only invited the four major Republican candidates to participate.[11][12]

Two lesser known candidates appearing in the first debates, Sarah Gonzales (who placed sixth) and Michael Oatman (who placed tied for third), placed ahead of their better known Republican and Green Party counterparts (Buddy Roemer and Gerard Davis respectively) in the Arizona Presidential Preference Election Results from February 28, 2012.[13]

Campaign[edit]

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer, Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum were contesting and campaigning in the Arizona primary.

Televised debates in Arizona were held on February 18 and 19, 2012, on Public-access television[14] and February 22, 2012, on CNN. Only the major Republican candidates, except for Roemer[citation needed], were invited to the third, and none of them attended the first two.

Twenty-three candidates will appear on the Presidential primary ballot,[15] 11 of whom are residents of the state.[16]

Results[edit]

The 2012 Arizona Republican state convention, which determined delegates who would be sent to the RNC.

Arizona was allocated 29 delegates because it moved its primary to February 28.[17]

Voter turnout = 45.3% [18] (Latest)

Results with 100.0% (722 of 722 precincts) reporting (510,258 votes total) (Latest) :

Arizona Republican primary, 2012[19]
Candidate Votes

(Latest)

Percentage

(Latest)

Delegates[20]
Mitt Romney 239,167 46.87% 26
Rick Santorum 138,031 27.05% 0
Newt Gingrich 81,748 16.02% 0
Ron Paul 43,952 8.61% 3
Rick Perry (withdrawn) 2,023 0.40% 0
Sarah Gonzales 1,544 0.30% 0
Buddy Roemer (withdrawn) 692 0.14% 0
Paul Sims 530 0.10% 0
Cesar Cisneros 418 0.08% 0
Mark Callahan 358 0.07% 0
Al "Dick" Perry 310 0.06% 0
Donald Benjamin 223 0.04% 0
Michael Levinson 217 0.04% 0
Kip Dean 198 0.04% 0
Ronald Zack 156 0.03% 0
Christopher Hill 139 0.03% 0
Frank Lynch 110 0.02% 0
Wayne Charles Arnett 96 0.02% 0
Raymond Scott Perkins 90 0.02% 0
Matt Welch 86 0.02% 0
Jim Terr 59 0.01% 0
Charles Skelley 57 0.01% 0
Simon Bollander 54 0.01% 0
Total: 510,258 100.00% 29

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arizona Secretary of State". Arizona Secretary of State. 
  2. ^ Burns, Alexander (September 12, 2011). "Arizona flouts rules, keeps February primary". The Politico. Retrieved January 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Project White House 2012 Feature, Tucson Weekly". Tucson Weekly. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Project White House 2012, Tucson Weekly". Tucson Weekly. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Illegal Knowledge TV Episode 401, Access Tucson". Access Tucson. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "IKTV401 Let's Get On TV 2012 Illegal Knowledge's Arizona Presidential Preference Election Debate Special". Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Project White House Debate 2012, Access Tucson". Access Tucson. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Project White House Debate 2012". Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Dave Maass, Project White House Debates!". Dave Maass. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Announcing First Arizona Presidential Preference Election Debate in 2012 (press release)". Michael Oatman, Host / Producer Illegal Knowledge TV. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  11. ^ http://www.cnnobservations.blogspot.com/2012/02/cnn-arizona-gop-presidential-debate.html
  12. ^ http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/02/20/gop-candidates-to-appear-for-final-debate-before-super-tuesday/120811/comment-page-3/
  13. ^ "February 28, 2012 Election Results". Ken Bennett, Arizona Secretary of State. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  14. ^ http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/ProjectWhiteHouse2012/Page
  15. ^ Bennett, Ken. "2012 Presidential Preference Election - Ballot Order". Arizona Secretary of State. Retrieved January 12, 2012. 
  16. ^ http://news.yahoo.com/23-official-candidates-arizona-primary-ballot-other-significant-001800979.html
  17. ^ "IOWA CAUCUSES & NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY GUIDE". NBC News. Retrieved December 29, 2011. 
  18. ^ "State of Arizona Registration Report" (PDF). Arizona Secretary of State. February 29, 2012. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  19. ^ http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/AZ/36496/71939/en/summary.html
  20. ^ Arizona Daily Star: 3 of 29 AZ delegates break ranks, vote for Ron Paul. August 29, 2012.

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