United States presidential election in Wisconsin, 2012

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United States presidential election in Wisconsin, 2012
Wisconsin
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 1,620,985 1,407,966
Percentage 52.83% 45.89%

Wisconsin presidential election results 2012.svg

County Results
  Obama—80-90%
  Obama—70-80%
  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 Wisconsin took place on November 6, 2012 as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Wisconsin 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.

When all ballots were counted, Obama won 52.83% of the vote to Romney's 45.89%, a 6.94% margin of victory.[1]

While this represented a reduced margin from Obama's nearly 14-point sweep in 2008, it was still a stronger Democratic win in Wisconsin than was achieved by either John Kerry in 2004 or Al Gore in 2000; in both of those years Democrats won the state by a margin of less than 1 point. Nonetheless, the Democrats have won the state in every presidential election since 1988. Obama-Biden's win was also surprisingly comfortable in spite of the fact that Wisconsin was the home state of Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Wisconsin, 2012
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 1,620,985 52.83% 10
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 1,407,966 45.89% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 20,439 0.67% 0
Green Jill Stein Cheri Honkala 7,665 0.25% 0
Write-Ins Write-Ins 5,170 0.17% 0
Constitution Virgil Goode Jim Clymer 4,930 0.16% 0
Socialist Equality Jerry White Phyllis Scherrer 553 0.02% 0
Socialism and Liberation Gloria La Riva Filberto Ramirez Jr. 526 0.02% 0
Justice Rocky Anderson Luis J. Rodriguez 112 0.00% 0
Peace & Freedom Roseanne Barr Cindy Sheehan 88 0.00% 0
Totals 3,068,434 100.00% 10

Results by county[edit]

County Obama Votes Romney Votes Others Votes Total
Adams 53.87% 5,542 45.14% 4,644 0.98% 101 10,287
Ashland 64.49% 5,399 33.68% 2,820 1.83% 153 8,372
Barron 47.99% 10,890 50.43% 11,443 1.58% 359 22,692
Bayfield 61.64% 6,033 36.84% 3,606 1.52% 149 9,788
Brown 48.50% 62,526 50.29% 64,836 1.21% 1,566 128,928
Buffalo 50.72% 3,570 47.79% 3,364 1.49% 105 7,039
Burnett 45.94% 3,986 52.44% 4,550 1.62% 141 8,677
Calumet 43.49% 11,489 55.03% 14,539 1.48% 392 26,420
Chippewa 49.26% 15,237 49.53% 15,322 1.21% 373 30,932
Clark 44.72% 6,172 53.71% 7,412 1.57% 217 13,801
Columbia 56.03% 17,175 42.49% 13,026 1.48% 453 30,654
Crawford 59.22% 4,629 39.24% 3,067 1.55% 121 7,817
Dane 71.03% 216,071 27.50% 83,644 1.47% 4,466 304,181
Dodge 42.17% 18,762 56.67% 25,211 1.16% 515 44,488
Door 52.95% 9,357 45.96% 8,121 1.09% 193 17,671
Douglas 64.92% 14,863 33.66% 7,705 1.42% 326 22,894
Dunn 51.46% 11,316 46.49% 10,224 2.06% 452 21,992
Eau Claire 55.95% 30,666 42.43% 23,256 1.61% 884 54,806
Florence 36.30% 953 62.67% 1,645 1.03% 27 2,625
Fond du Lac 41.91% 22,379 56.84% 30,355 1.25% 668 53,402
Forest 52.17% 2,425 46.73% 2,172 1.10% 51 4,648
Grant 56.06% 13,594 42.29% 10,255 1.65% 399 24,248
Green 58.00% 11,206 40.66% 7,857 1.34% 259 19,322
Green Lake 39.20% 3,793 59.76% 5,782 1.03% 100 9,675
Iowa 64.66% 8,105 34.20% 4,287 1.13% 142 12,534
Iron 49.12% 1,784 49.28% 1,790 1.60% 58 3,632
Jackson 56.89% 5,298 41.88% 3,900 1.23% 115 9,313
Jefferson 45.52% 20,158 53.11% 23,517 1.37% 606 44,281
Juneau 52.78% 6,242 45.75% 5,411 1.47% 174 11,827
Kenosha 55.46% 44,867 43.24% 34,977 1.30% 1,053 80,897
Kewaunee 46.69% 5,153 52.07% 5,747 1.24% 137 11,037
La Crosse 57.82% 36,693 40.58% 25,751 1.60% 1,018 63,462
Lafayette 57.04% 4,536 41.68% 3,314 1.28% 102 7,952
Langlade 43.47% 4,573 55.29% 5,816 1.24% 130 10,519
Lincoln 49.70% 7,563 48.99% 7,455 1.30% 198 15,216
Manitowoc 47.88% 20,403 50.69% 21,604 1.43% 610 42,617
Marathon 46.32% 32,363 52.41% 36,617 1.26% 882 69,862
Marinette 47.56% 9,882 51.11% 10,619 1.33% 276 20,777
Marquette 49.52% 4,014 49.25% 3,992 1.22% 99 8,105
Menominee 86.49% 1,191 13.00% 179 0.51% 7 1,377
Milwaukee 67.49% 332,438 31.45% 154,924 1.06% 5,214 492,576
Monroe 48.83% 9,515 49.65% 9,675 1.51% 295 19,485
Oconto 44.64% 8,865 54.09% 10,741 1.27% 253 19,859
Oneida 48.27% 10,452 50.42% 10,917 1.31% 283 21,652
Outagamie 48.28% 45,659 50.09% 47,372 1.63% 1,538 94,569
Ozaukee 34.32% 19,159 64.63% 36,077 1.04% 581 55,817
Pepin 50.72% 1,876 48.50% 1,794 0.78% 29 3,699
Pierce 48.69% 10,235 49.46% 10,397 1.85% 388 21,020
Polk 44.62% 10,073 53.58% 12,094 1.80% 406 22,573
Portage 56.12% 22,075 42.24% 16,615 1.64% 647 39,337
Price 49.20% 3,887 49.16% 3,884 1.65% 130 7,901
Racine 51.28% 53,008 47.74% 49,347 0.98% 1,009 103,364
Richland 57.41% 4,969 41.28% 3,573 1.31% 113 8,655
Rock 61.00% 49,219 37.82% 30,517 1.18% 954 80,690
Rusk 47.24% 3,397 51.12% 3,676 1.64% 118 7,191
Sauk 58.68% 18,736 40.21% 12,838 1.11% 353 31,927
Sawyer 49.71% 4,486 49.22% 4,442 1.07% 97 9,025
Shawano 44.38% 9,000 54.35% 11,022 1.27% 257 20,279
Sheboygan 44.56% 27,918 54.38% 34,072 1.06% 661 62,651
St Croix 43.07% 19,910 55.17% 25,503 1.76% 812 46,225
Taylor 39.56% 3,763 58.88% 5,601 1.56% 148 9,512
Trempealeau 56.41% 7,605 42.33% 5,707 1.25% 169 13,481
Vernon 56.37% 8,044 41.64% 5,942 1.98% 283 14,269
Vilas 42.99% 5,951 55.98% 7,749 1.03% 142 13,842
Walworth 43.12% 22,552 55.46% 29,006 1.42% 745 52,303
Washburn 47.88% 4,447 50.60% 4,699 1.52% 141 9,287
Washington 29.42% 23,166 69.55% 54,765 1.03% 811 78,742
Waukesha 32.31% 78,779 66.76% 162,798 0.93% 2,279 243,856
Waupaca 44.81% 11,578 54.19% 14,002 1.01% 260 25,840
Waushara 44.28% 5,335 54.47% 6,562 1.25% 151 12,048
Winnebago 50.97% 45,449 47.24% 42,122 1.80% 1,602 89,173
Wood 47.77% 18,581 50.65% 19,704 1.58% 615 38,900

Democratic primary[edit]

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President Barack Obama was unopposed in the Democratic Primary, winning 293,914 votes, or 97.89% of the vote. 'Uncommitted' received 5.492 votes, or 1.89% of the vote. 849 votes, 0.28%, were scattered. 111 delegates were sent to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/Percentage%20Results_Spring%20Election%20and%20Presidential%20Preference_4.3.12.pdf

Republican primary[edit]

United States presidential election in Wisconsin, 2012
Wisconsin
2008 ←
April 3, 2012 (2012-04-03) → 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 33 9
Popular vote 346,876 290,139
Percentage 44.03% 36.83%

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Candidate Ron Paul Newt Gingrich
Party Republican Republican
Home state Texas Georgia
Delegate count 0 0
Popular vote 87,858 45,978
Percentage 11.15% 5.83%

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

Results by county. Orange indicates a win by Romney, dark green by Santorum.

The 2012 Wisconsin Republican 2012 primary took place on April 3, 2012,[2][3] the same day as the District of Columbia and Maryland Republican primaries.

Wisconsin Republican primary, 2012[4]
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
America Symbol.svg Mitt Romney 346,876 44.03% 33
Rick Santorum 290,139 36.83% 9
Ron Paul 87,858 11.15% 0
Newt Gingrich 45,978 5.84% 0
Michele Bachmann 6,045 0.77% 0
Jon Huntsman 5,083 0.65% 0
Uninstructed 4,200 0.53% 0
Scattering 1,668 0.21% 0
Total: 787,847 100% 42

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