United States presidential election in Indiana, 2012

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United States presidential election in Indiana, 2012
Indiana
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November 6, 2012 → 2016

  Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 8.jpg President Barack Obama, 2012 portrait crop.jpg
Nominee Mitt Romney Barack Obama
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Massachusetts Illinois
Running mate Paul Ryan Joe Biden
Electoral vote 11 0
Popular vote 1,420,543 1,152,887
Percentage 54.13% 43.93%

Indiana presidential election results 2012.svg

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

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Barack Obama
Democratic

The 2012 United States presidential election in Indiana took place on November 6, 2012 as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Indiana 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. Romney and Ryan carried Indiana with 54.1% of the popular vote to Obama's and Biden's 43.9%, thus winning the state's 11 electoral votes.[1]

Indiana was one of just two states (along with North Carolina) which had been won by Obama in 2008 but which flipped to the Republicans in 2012. Although the state normally leans Republican, in 2008 Obama had been the first Democrat to win Indiana since 1964, albeit by a narrow 1.03% margin. However, unlike North Carolina, Indiana was not seriously contested again by the Obama campaign in 2012, and consequently Romney was able to carry it by a relatively comfortable 10.20%.

Campaign[edit]

Incumbent Obama didn't visit Indiana although first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton stumped in the state. Meanwhile, the Romney campaign sensed victory in the state, and he visited Indiana several times.[2]

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Indiana, 2012[3]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 1,420,543 54.13% 11
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 1,152,887 43.93% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 50,111 1.91% 0
Green (Write-in) Jill Stein (Write-in) Cheri Honkala 625 0.02% 0
Constitution (Write-in) Virgil Goode (Write-in) Jim Clymer 290 0.01% 0
America's Party (Write-in) Thomas Hoefling (Write-in) Jonathan D. Ellis 35 0.00% 0
Socialist (Write-in) Stewart Alexander (Write-in) Alex Mendoza 17 0.00% 0
Write-Ins Write-Ins 10 0.00% 0
Unaffiliated (Write-in) Jill Ann Reed (Write-in) Tom Cary 8 0.00% 0
Independent (Write-in) Randall Terry (Write-in) Missy Smith 8 0.00% 0
Totals 2,624,534 100.00% 11

Following Romney's win in Indiana, The Indianapolis Star said that "Voters painted Indiana bright red on Tuesday- with a splash or so of blue" and that "voters also proved that while this state is conservative, it doesn't like to stray too far from the middle".[4]

The following people were delegate electors for Romney-Ryan in the Indiana Republican Party:[citation needed]

  • Charles Williams, of Valparaiso
  • William Ruppel, of North Manchester
  • Steve Shine, of Fort Wayne
  • Beverly Bush, of Kirklin
  • Kyle Hupfer, of Pendleton
  • Susan Lightle, of Greenfield
  • Pearl Swanigan, of Indianapolis
  • William Springer, of Sullivan
  • Jamey Noel, of Jeffersonville
  • Robert Grand, of Indianapolis
  • Eric Holcomb, of Indianapolis

By County[edit]

County Obama,

Barack Joe Biden (Democratic)

Romney,

Mitt Paul Ryan (Republican)

Turnout
Total: 1152887 1420543 58%
Adams 3806 8937 70%
Allen 60036 84613 58%
Bartholomew 10625 18083 57%
Benton 1159 2329 62%
Blackford 1927 2711 54%
Boone 8328 18808 65%
Brown 3060 4332 62%
Carroll 2635 4999 58%
Cass 5371 8443 65%
Clark 20807 25450 54%
Clay 3460 7096 58%
Clinton 3308 6338 49%
Crawford 2041 2421 51%
Daviess 2437 7638 54%
Dearborn 6528 15394 60%
Decatur 2941 7119 67%
DeKalb 5419 10587 57%
Delaware 22654 21251 51%
Dubois 6522 11654 63%
Elkhart 24399 42378 54%
Fayette 3555 5045 52%
Floyd 14812 19878 63%
Fountain 2237 4664 59%
Franklin 2909 7424 57%
Fulton 2621 5317 62%
Gibson 4928 9487 64%
Grant 9589 15151 51%
Greene 4350 8457 64%
Hamilton 43796 90747 68%
Hancock 9319 22796 63%
Harrison 6607 10640 59%
Hendricks 21112 44312 66%
Henry 7613 10838 63%
Howard 15135 20327 59%
Huntington 4596 10862 63%
Jackson 5838 10419 57%
Jasper 4672 7955 59%
Jay 3063 4645 65%
Jefferson 5728 7096 60%
Jennings 3821 6120 58%
Johnson 17260 39513 60%
Knox 5228 9612 56%
Kosciusko 6862 22558 61%
La Porte 24107 18615 55%
LaGrange 2898 6231 59%
Lake 130897 68431 60%
Lawrence 5779 11622 57%
Madison 24407 26769 56%
Marion 216336 136509 56%
Marshall 6137 11260 61%
Martin 1351 3262 62%
Miami 4222 8174 57%
Monroe 33436 22481 55%
Montgomery 4271 9824 60%
Morgan 7969 19591 60%
Newton 2212 3291 52%
Noble 5229 10680 56%
Ohio 994 1759 63%
Orange 2939 4617 51%
Owen 2823 5062 55%
Parke 2110 4234 53%
Perry 4316 3403 62%
Pike 2125 3627 64%
Porter 37252 34406 64%
Posey 4533 7430 65%
Pulaski 1899 3366 58%
Putnam 4507 9005 59%
Randolph 3769 6218 59%
Ripley 3241 7484 53%
Rush 2221 4633 59%
Scott 3998 4539 46%
Shelby 5359 10978 61%
Spencer 4026 5515 63%
St. Joseph 56460 52578 54%
Starke 3809 4738 51%
Steuben 4853 8547 66%
Sullivan 3191 4902 58%
Switzerland 1437 1872 50%
Tippecanoe 26711 28757 54%
Tipton 2432 4773 57%
Union 1018 2022 53%
Vanderburgh 31725 39389 51%
Vermillion 2979 3426 59%
Vigo 19712 19369 53%
Wabash 3973 8644 58%
Warren 1324 2377 58%
Warrick 8793 15351 49%
Washington 3909 6533 56%
Wayne 10591 14321 58%
Wells 3436 9256 71%
White 3637 5970 57%
Whitley 4420 10258 69%

Democratic primary[edit]

No major Democratic candidate challenged President Obama for the Democratic nomination in 2012. [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

Republican primary[edit]

Indiana Republican primary, 2012
Indiana
2008 ←
May 8, 2012 (2012-05-08) → 2016

  Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 8.jpg Ron Paul, official Congressional photo portrait, 2007.jpg
Candidate Mitt Romney Ron Paul
Home state Massachusetts Texas
Delegate count 29 0
Popular vote 410,635 98,487
Percentage 64.61% 15.50%

  Rick Santorum by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Newt Gingrich by Gage Skidmore 6.jpg
Candidate Rick Santorum Newt Gingrich
Home state Pennsylvania Georgia
Delegate count 0 0
Popular vote 41,135 41,135
Percentage 13.43% 6.47%

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

Indiana results by county
  Mitt Romney

(Note: Italicization indicates a withdrawn candidacy)

The Republican primary took place on May 8, 2012.[5][6]

Indiana Republican primary, 2012[7]
Candidate Votes Percentage Projected delegate count
AP CNN
FOX
America Symbol.svg Mitt Romney 410,635 64.61% 28 27
Ron Paul 98,487 15.50%
Rick Santorum (withdrawn) 85,332 13.43%
Newt Gingrich (withdrawn) 41,135 6.47%
Unprojected delegates: 18 19 46
Total: 635,589 100.00% 46 46 46

See also[edit]

References[edit]

http://www.indiana.gov/sos/elections/files/2012_Presidential_Elector_Candidate_List.pdf

External links[edit]