United States presidential election in Vermont, 2012

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United States presidential election in Vermont, 2012
Vermont
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 3 0
Popular vote 199,239 92,698
Percentage 66.57% 30.97%

Vermont 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 Vermont took place on November 6, 2012 as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Vermont voters chose three 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.

Repeating his success from 2008, Obama again carried Vermont in a landslide, taking 66.57% of the vote to Romney's 30.97%, a Democratic victory margin of 35.60%.

A very liberal Northeastern state, Vermont was the second most Democratic state in the nation, weighing in as a whopping 32% more Democratic than the national average in the 2012 election.

Obama's victory margin in 2012 represented a slightly reduced margin from 2008, although it remained the second most Democratic showing in Vermont's history, after 2008. The results of the 2012 election made Vermont the second most Democratic state in the nation, only surpassed by the results in Obama's birth state of Hawaii.

General election[edit]

Candidate Ballot Access:

  • Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, Republican
  • Barack Obama/Joseph Biden, Democratic
  • Gary Johnson/James P. Gray, Libertarian
  • Rocky Anderson/Luis J. Rodriguez, Justice

Write-In Candidate Access:

  • Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala, Green
  • Virgil Goode/Jim Clymer, Constitution

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Vermont, 2012[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 199,239 66.57% 3
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 92,698 30.97% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 3,487 1.17% 0
Write-ins Write-ins 2,043 0.68% 0
Justice Rocky Anderson Luis J. Rodriguez 1,128 0.38% 0
Socialism and Liberation Peta Lindsay Yari Osorio 695 0.23% 0
Totals 299,290 100.00% 3

By county[edit]

County Obama Votes Romney Votes Others Votes Total
Addison County 68.44% 12,257 29.05% 5,203 2.51% 450 17,910
Bennington County 65.45% 11,514 32.33% 5,687 2.23% 392 17,593
Caledonia County 59.97% 8,192 37.25% 5,088 2.79% 381 13,661
Chittenden County 69.57% 53,626 27.99% 21,571 2.44% 1,883 77,080
Essex County 55.00% 1,539 41.60% 1,164 3.40% 95 2,798
Franklin County 60.62% 12,057 37.23% 7,405 2.14% 426 19,888
Grand Isle County 62.11% 2,531 36.10% 1,471 1.79% 73 4,075
Lamoille County 69.83% 8,371 27.88% 3,342 2.29% 275 11,988
Orange County 64.58% 9,076 32.65% 4,588 2.77% 389 14,053
Orleans County 60.87% 7,117 36.83% 4,306 2.30% 269 11,692
Rutland County 59.73% 17,088 37.87% 10,835 2.40% 686 28,609
Washington County 69.44% 20,351 27.61% 8,093 2.95% 863 29,307
Windham County 73.06% 16,026 24.37% 5,347 2.57% 564 21,937
Windsor County 67.93% 19,494 29.96% 8,598 2.11% 607 28,699

Democratic primary[edit]

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In the Democratic Primary held on the same day Incumbent President Barack Obama ran unopposed in the Primary according to the Vermont Secretary Of States office he received 30,954 votes and all of the 27 delegates attending the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina pleaded to support his re-nomination

Republican primary[edit]

Vermont Republican primary, 2012
Vermont
2008 ←
March 6, 2012 (2012-03-06) → 2016

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Candidate Mitt Romney Ron Paul
Party Republican Republican
Home state Massachusetts Texas
Delegate count 9 4
Popular vote 24,008 15,391
Percentage 39.45% 25.29%

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Candidate Rick Santorum Newt Gingrich
Party Republican Republican
Home state Pennsylvania Georgia
Delegate count 4
Popular vote 14,368 4,949
Percentage 23.61% 8.13%

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

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

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

Vermont has 17 delegates to the 2012 Republican National Convention. Three super delegates are bound by the primary results and awarded on a winner-take-all basis. The remaining 14 are awarded winner-take-all to the candidate who wins at least 50% of the vote statewide, or allocated proportionately among candidates winning at least 20% of the vote statewide if no one gets a majority.[4]

Vermont Republican primary, March 6, 2012[5][6]
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
America Symbol.svg Mitt Romney 24,008 39.45% 9
Ron Paul 15,391 25.29% 4
Rick Santorum 14,368 23.61% 4
Newt Gingrich 4,949 8.13% 0
Jon Huntsman 1,198 1.97% 0
Rick Perry 544 0.89% 0
Write-in 392 0.64% 0
Unprojected delegates: 0
Total: 60,850 100.00% 17

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vermont Secretary of State". Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  2. ^ "Primary and Caucus Printable Calendar". CNN. Retrieved January 12, 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. ^ Official Report of the Canvassing Committee, Retrieved March 22, 2012
  6. ^ The Green Papers, January 14, 2012

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