2012 United States presidential election in Montana

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United States presidential election in Montana, 2012

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Nominee Mitt Romney Barack Obama
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Massachusetts Illinois
Running mate Paul Ryan Joe Biden
Electoral vote 3 0
Popular vote 267,928 201,839
Percentage 55.35% 41.70%

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County Results

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Barack Obama
Democratic

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

Romney carried Montana with 55.35% of the vote to Obama's 41.70%, with a 13.65% margin of victory. Montana was the second-best state performance for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, carrying about 3% of the vote.

Romney performed much better than John McCain had in 2008, when he narrowly won over Obama.

Republican primary[edit]

Montana Republican caucuses, 2012

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Candidate Mitt Romney Ron Paul Rick Santorum
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Montana results by county
  Mitt Romney
(Note: Italicization indicates a withdrawn candidacy)
Members of the Montana delegation at the 2012 Republican National Convention

The Republican caucuses took place on June 14 to 16, 2012 as the Montana state convention. Ten days before, the state delegates were selected by the central committee in each county[1][2][3] 23 delegates were to have been chosen, for a total of 26 delegates to go to the national convention. Prior to selecting delegates, a non-binding primary election was held June 5, 2012. Results were announced before the national convention in August.

Montana Republican primary, 2012[4]
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
Mitt Romney 96,121 68.4%
Ron Paul 20,227 14.4%
Rick Santorum 12,546 8.9%
Newt Gingrich 6,107 4.3%
No Preference 5,456 3.9%
Unpledged delegates: 25
Total: 140,457 26
Key: Withdrew prior to contest

General election[edit]

The Republican ticket won by a margin of 13.65%

U.S. presidential election in Montana, 2012[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mitt Romney 267,928 55.35
Democratic Barack Obama 201,839 41.70
Libertarian Gary Johnson 14,165 2.93
Others Others 116 0.02
Total votes 484,048 100.0

By county[edit]

County Obama% Obama# Romney% Romney# Others% Others# Total
Beaverhead County 28.49% 1,371 68.35% 3,289 3.16% 152 4,812
Big Horn County 62.30% 2,882 36.04% 1,667 1.66% 77 4,626
Blaine County 56.52% 1,616 41.20% 1,178 2.27% 65 2,859
Broadwater County 25.37% 764 71.47% 2,152 3.16% 95 3,011
Carbon County 36.71% 2,146 60.43% 3,533 2.86% 167 5,846
Carter County 12.09% 96 85.39% 678 2.52% 20 794
Cascade County 44.07% 15,232 53.08% 18,345 2.86% 987 34,564
Chouteau County 34.67% 978 62.32% 1,758 3.01% 85 2,821
Custer County 34.17% 1,833 62.87% 3,373 2.96% 159 5,365
Daniels County 23.54% 237 73.49% 740 2.98% 30 1,007
Dawson County 27.56% 1,219 68.48% 3,029 3.96% 175 4,423
Deer Lodge County 64.13% 2,860 32.47% 1,448 3.41% 152 4,460
Fallon County 16.87% 237 80.28% 1,128 2.85% 40 1,405
Fergus County 27.01% 1,640 70.12% 4,257 2.87% 174 6,071
Flathead County 31.95% 13,892 65.11% 28,309 2.93% 1,275 43,476
Gallatin County 45.86% 21,961 50.87% 24,358 3.26% 1,563 47,882
Garfield County 09.43% 66 88.86% 622 1.71% 12 700
Glacier County 65.68% 2,924 31.78% 1,415 2.54% 113 4,452
Golden Valley County 22.96% 110 73.28% 351 3.76% 18 479
Granite County 31.26% 533 64.93% 1,107 3.81% 65 1,705
Hill County 49.90% 3,403 46.39% 3,164 3.71% 253 6,820
Jefferson County 34.85% 2,272 62.19% 4,055 2.96% 193 6,520
Judith Basin County 27.74% 337 70.29% 854 1.98% 24 1,215
Lake County 43.63% 5,805 53.63% 7,135 2.74% 364 13,304
Lewis and Clark County 46.88% 15,620 50.43% 16,803 2.69% 895 33,318
Liberty County 26.01% 257 71.05% 702 2.94% 29 988
Lincoln County 28.71% 2,552 68.14% 6,057 3.15% 280 8,889
Madison County 28.45% 1,289 69.09% 3,130 2.45% 111 4,530
McCone County 22.46% 223 75.03% 745 2.52% 25 993
Meagher County 27.67% 269 68.93% 670 3.4% 33 972
Mineral County 34.71% 700 60.29% 1,216 5.01% 101 2,017
Missoula County 57.39% 32,824 39.61% 22,652 3.% 1,716 57,192
Musselshell County 20.44% 492 76.15% 1,833 3.41% 82 2,407
Park County 43.15% 3,783 53.71% 4,709 3.15% 276 8,768
Petroleum County 16.44% 49 80.54% 240 3.02% 9 298
Phillips County 21.14% 471 75.76% 1,688 3.1% 69 2,228
Pondera County 35.86% 975 61.53% 1,673 2.61% 71 2,719
Powder River County 16.55% 170 81.11% 833 2.34% 24 1,027
Powell County 31.99% 888 65.06% 1,806 2.95% 82 2,776
Prairie County 23.76% 167 73.97% 520 2.28% 16 703
Ravalli County 32.81% 7,285 64.43% 14,307 2.77% 614 22,206
Richland County 21.57% 1,002 75.57% 3,510 2.86% 133 4,645
Roosevelt County 56.81% 2,086 41.23% 1,514 1.96% 72 3,672
Rosebud County 40.36% 1,422 56.88% 2,004 2.75% 97 3,523
Sanders County 29.15% 1,720 67.45% 3,980 3.41% 201 5,901
Sheridan County 34.49% 665 62.60% 1,207 2.9% 56 1,928
Silver Bow County 64.79% 10,857 32.41% 5,430 2.8% 469 16,756
Stillwater County 26.54% 1,248 70.97% 3,337 2.49% 117 4,702
Sweet Grass County 22.44% 475 75.30% 1,594 2.27% 48 2,117
Teton County 32.98% 1,082 64.40% 2,113 2.62% 86 3,281
Toole County 27.69% 582 68.51% 1,440 3.81% 80 2,102
Treasure County 25.05% 114 70.11% 319 4.84% 22 455
Valley County 35.89% 1,385 60.56% 2,337 3.55% 137 3,859
Wheatland County 27.42% 272 69.86% 693 2.72% 27 992
Wibaux County 18.01% 98 77.39% 421 4.6% 25 544
Yellowstone County 38.37% 26,403 58.86% 40,500 2.77% 1,904 68,807

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Primary and Caucus Printable Calendar". CNN. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
  2. ^ "Presidential Primary Dates" (PDF). Federal Election Commission. Retrieved January 23, 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/MT-R#0614
  4. ^ unofficial election results Archived 2014-10-21 at the Wayback Machine. Secretary of State. June 22, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2012.
  5. ^ http://electionresults.sos.mt.gov/resultsCTY.aspx?type=FED&rid=450001349&osn=100&map=CTY

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