United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 2012

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United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 2012
Massachusetts
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 11 0
Popular vote 1,921,290 1,188,314
Percentage 60.65% 37.51%

Massachusetts presidential election results 2012.svg

County Results
  Obama—70-80%
  Obama—60-70%
  Obama—50-60%

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Barack Obama
Democratic

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

Obama and Biden won Massachusetts with 60.7% of the popular vote to Romney's and Ryan's 37.5%, thus winning the state's 11 electoral votes, despite the fact that it is Romney's home state and he was Governor of the state from 2003 to 2007.[1]

Massachusetts has not voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 1984, nor has any Republican even broken 40% in the state since 1988. 2012 also marked the sixth straight election beginning in 1992 in which Democratic presidential candidates have swept every one of the state's 14 counties.

General election[edit]

Candidate Ballot Access:

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

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 2012[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 1,921,290 60.65% 11
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 1,188,314 37.51% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 30,920 0.98% 0
Green-Rainbow Jill Stein Cheri Honkala 20,691 0.65% 0
Others Others 6,552 0.21% 0
Totals 3,167,767 100.00% 11

Results by municipality[edit]

Voting results by municipality

  Obama—70-80%
  Obama—60-70%
  Obama—50-60%
  Obama—<50%
  Romney—<50%
  Romney—50-60%
  Romney—60-70%


Democratic primary[edit]

Incumbent president Barack Obama won the Democratic Primary with 81% of the vote he wasn't challenged in the primary and the rest of the vote went to write in candidates through the primary and district caucuses, he won all of the states 136 delegates which were pledged to votet for him at the 2012 Democratic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina


Republican primary[edit]

United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 2012
Massachusetts
2008 ←
March 6, 2012 (2012-03-06)
→ 2016

  Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 6.jpg Rick Santorum by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Ron Paul, official Congressional photo portrait, 2007.jpg
Candidate Mitt Romney Rick Santorum Ron Paul
Party Republican Republican Republican
Home state Massachusetts Pennsylvania Texas
Delegate count 38 0 0
Popular vote 266,313 44,564 35,219
Percentage 71.9% 12.0% 9.5%

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

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

The 2012 Massachusetts Republican primary was held on March 6, 2012.[3][4] Among the 41 delegates to the Republican National Convention, 38 are awarded proportionately among candidates getting at least 15% of the vote statewide, and another three super delegates are unbound.[5] Expectedly, Romney won Massachusetts by a landslide. Romney won the plurality in every town with the exception of 10 towns (Santorum winning 7, Paul winning 2, and a tie in 1), earning the majority in all but 53 towns.[6]

Massachusetts Republican primary, 2012[7]
Candidate Votes Percentage Projected delegate count
AP CNN
[8]
FOX
[9]
Mitt Romney 266,313 71.89% - 38 38
Rick Santorum 44,564 12.03% - 0 0
Ron Paul 35,219 9.51% - 0 0
Newt Gingrich 16,991 4.59% - 0 0
Jon Huntsman (withdrawn) 2,268 0.61% - 0 0
Rick Perry (withdrawn) 991 0.27% - 0 0
Michele Bachmann (withdrawn) 865 0.23% - 0 0
No preference 1,793 0.48% - 0 0
Blanks 818 0.22% - 0 0
Others 613 0.17% - 0 0
Unprojected delegates: 41 3 3
Total: 370,425 100.00% 41 41 41

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