United States presidential election in California, 2012

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United States presidential election in California, 2012
California
2008 ←
November 6, 2012 → 2016

  President Barack Obama, 2012 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 55 0
Popular vote 7,854,285 4,839,958
Percentage 60.24% 37.12%

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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

California Republican primary, 2012
California
2008 ←
June 5, 2012 (2012-06-05) → 2016

  Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 6.jpg Ron Paul, official Congressional photo portrait, 2007.jpg
Candidate Mitt Romney Ron Paul
Party Republican Republican
Home state Massachusetts Texas
Delegate count 171 0
Popular vote 1,151,197 147,893
Percentage 79.6 % 10.2 %

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Results by county. Orange indicates a win by Romney.

The 2012 United States presidential election in California took place on November 6, 2012, as part of the 2012 general election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. California voters chose 55 electors, the most out of any state, 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.

According to Secretary of State Debra Bowen's website, the President won the popular vote with 60.24%, with Mitt Romney in second place at 37.12%, and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson in third place at 1.10%.[1] The Democrats have won the state in every presidential election since 1992.

Primaries[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

There was no primary in 2012 for the Democratic party.

Republican primary[edit]

The California Republican 2012 primary took place on June 5, 2012.[2][3][4] 169 delegates will be chosen, for a total of 172 delegates to go to the national convention.

Delegate allocation rule[edit]

As noted in the Green Papers for California [1]. "159 district delegates are to be bound to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the 53 congressional districts: each congressional district is assigned 3 National Convention delegates and the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in that district will receive all 3 of that district's National Convention delegates. 10 at-large delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 0 bonus delegate) are to be bound to the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in the primary statewide. In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the California's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position."

Results[edit]

California Republican primary, 2012[5]
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
Mitt Romney 1,530,513 79.5% 171
Ron Paul 199,246 10.4% 0
Rick Santorum 102,258 5.3% 0
Newt Gingrich 72,022 3.7% 0
Buddy Roemer 12,520 0.7% 0
Fred Karger 8,393 0.4% 0
Jeremy Hannon 11 0.0% 0
Donald James Gonzales 5 0.0% 0
Sheldon Yeu Howard 2 0.0% 0
Unpledged delegates: 1
Total: 1,924,970 100% 172
Key: Withdrew prior to contest Write-in

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
  • Tom Hoefling/Robert Ornelas, Independent
  • Roseanne Barr/Cindy Sheehan, Peace and Freedom

Write-In Candidate Access:

  • Virgil Goode/Jim Clymer, Constitution
  • Rocky Anderson/Luis J. Rodriguez, Justice
  • James Harris/Maura DeLuca, Socialist Workers
  • Stewart Alexander/Alejandro Mendoza, Socialist
  • Jerry White/Phyllis Scherrer, Socialist Equality
  • Stephen Durham/Christina Lopez, Freedom Socialist
  • Ron Paul/Andrew Napolitano [6]

Results[edit]

By county[edit]

County Obama Votes Romney Votes Others Votes Total
Alameda 78.9% 469,684 18.2% 108,182 3.0% 17,776 595,642
Alpine 59.6% 389 36.1% 236 4.3% 28 653
Amador 38.7% 6,830 58.3% 10,281 3.3% 538 17,649
Butte 47.0% 42,669 49.0% 44,479 4.0% 3,604 90,752
Calaveras 39.8% 8,670 56.8% 12,365 3.4% 751 21,786
Colusa 38.3% 2,314 59.7% 3,601 2.0% 119 6,034
Contra Costa 66.4% 290,824 31.2% 136,517 2.5% 10,885 438,226
Del Norte 43.2% 3,791 52.6% 4,614 4.2% 365 8,770
El Dorado 39.6% 35,166 57.4% 50,973 3.0% 2,635 88,774
Fresno 49.9% 129,129 48.1% 124,490 2.0% 5,208 258,827
Glenn 35.8% 3,301 61.1% 5,632 3.0% 278 9,211
Humboldt 60.0% 34,457 32.8% 18,825 7.3% 4,188 57,470
Imperial 65.2% 25,136 33.1% 12,777 1.7% 652 38,565
Inyo 42.6% 3,422 54.0% 4,340 3.4% 274 8,036
Kern 40.4% 89,495 57.2% 126,618 2.4% 5,359 221,472
Kings 41.3% 12,979 56.2% 17,671 2.4% 768 31,418
Lake 56.3% 13,163 39.3% 9,200 4.4% 1,028 23,391
Lassen 28.6% 3,053 68.3% 7,296 3.1% 334 10,683
Los Angeles 69.7% 2,216,903 27.8% 885,333 2.5% 78,831 3,181,067
Madera 40.2% 16,018 57.3% 22,852 2.5% 996 39,866
Marin 74.3% 99,896 23.0% 30,880 2.8% 3,740 134,516
Mariposa 38.9% 3,498 57.1% 5,140 4.0% 362 9,000
Mendocino 66.2% 23,193 27.6% 9,658 6.2% 2,166 35,017
Merced 53.2% 33,005 44.4% 27,581 2.4% 1,471 62,057
Modoc 27.9% 1,111 69.7% 2,777 2.5% 98 3986
Mono 52.8% 2,733 44.1% 2,285 3.1% 163 5,181
Monterey 67.1% 82,920 30.3% 37,390 2.6% 3,208 123,518
Napa 63.0% 35,870 34.3% 19,526 2.8% 1,572 56,968
Nevada 47.7% 24,663 48.4% 24,986 3.9% 2,027 51,676
Orange 45.6% 512,440 51.9% 582,332 2.5% 27,892 1,122,664
Placer 39.0% 66,818 58.3% 99,921 2.7% 4,583 171,322
Plumas 40.1% 4,026 56.9% 5,721 3.0% 300 10,047
Riverside 49.7% 329,063 48.1% 318,127 2.2% 14,717 661,907
Sacramento 58.1% 300,503 39.2% 202,514 2.7% 13,792 516,809
San Benito 59.2% 11,276 38.6% 7,343 2.2% 425 19,044
San Bernardino 52.5% 305,109 45.1% 262,358 2.4% 14,050 581,517
San Diego 52.6% 626,957 45.0% 536,726 2.4% 28,599 1,192,282
San Francisco 83.5% 301,723 13.0% 47,076 3.4% 12,410 361,209
San Joaquin 55.8% 114,121 42.0% 86,071 2.2% 4,505 204,697
San Luis Obispo 48.8% 61,258 47.7% 59,967 3.5% 4,413 125,638
San Mateo 72.1% 206,085 25.5% 72,756 2.4% 6,879 285,720
Santa Barbara 57.6% 94,129 39.6% 64,606 2.8% 4,585 163,320
Santa Clara 70.1% 450,818 27.2% 174,843 2.7% 17,430 643,091
Santa Cruz 75.6% 90,805 20.0% 24,047 4.4% 5,243 120,095
Shasta 33.8% 25,819 63.0% 48,067 3.2% 2,449 76,335
Sierra 36.4% 653 58.8% 1,056 4.8% 86 1,795
Siskiyou 40.4% 8,046 55.6% 11,077 4.0% 787 19,910
Solano 63.5% 96,783 34.2% 52,092 2.3% 3,569 152,444
Sonoma 71.1% 153,942 25.3% 54,784 3.6% 7,782 216,508
Stanislaus 50.0% 77,724 47.3% 73,459 2.7% 4,186 155,369
Sutter 39.3% 12,192 58.4% 18,122 2.3% 712 31,026
Tehama 34.5% 7,934 62.0% 14,235 3.5% 808 22,977
Trinity 47.1% 2,674 47.9% 2,716 5.0% 284 5,674
Tulare 41.3% 41,752 56.3% 56,956 2.4% 2,392 101,100
Tuolumne 40.5% 9,998 56.2% 13,880 3.3% 809 24,687
Ventura 52.3% 170,929 45.3% 147,958 2.5% 8,087 326,974
Yolo 65.4% 48,715 31.4% 23,368 3.2% 2,392 74,475
Yuba 39.1% 7,711 57.2% 11,275 3.6% 714 19,700

Final results[edit]

United States presidential election in California, 2012[7]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 7,854,285 60.24% 55
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 4,839,958 37.12% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 143,221 1.10% 0
Green Jill Stein Cheri Honkala 85,638 0.66% 0
Peace and Freedom Roseanne Barr Cindy Sheehan 53,824 0.41% 0
American Independent Thomas Hoefling Robert Ornelas 38,372 0.29% 0
Independent Ron Paul (write-in) Andrew Napolitano 21,461 0.16% 0
Independent Rocky Anderson (write-in) Luis Rodriguez 992 0.01% 0
Independent Virgil Goode (write-in) Jim Clymer 503 0.00% 0
Independent Stewart Alexander (write-in) Alejandro Mendoza 82 0.00% 0
Independent Jerry White (write-in) Phyllis Scherrer 79 0.00% 0
Independent James Harris (write-in) Maura DeLuca 72 0.00% 0
Independent Stephen Durham (write-in) Christina López 54 0.00% 0
Independent Shelia Tittle (write-in) Matthew Turner 6 0.00% 0
Valid votes 13,038,547 98.76%
Invalid or blank votes 163,611 1.24%
Totals 13,202,158 100.00% 55
Voter turnout 72.35%

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