United States presidential election in Louisiana, 2012

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United States presidential election in Louisiana, 2012
Louisiana
2008 ←
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 8 0
Popular vote 1,152,262 809,141
Percentage 57.78% 40.58%

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Parish Results

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Barack Obama
Democratic

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

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Louisiana, 2012[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 1,152,262 57.78% 8
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 809,141 40.58% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 18,157 0.91% 0
Green Jill Stein Cheri Honkala 6,978 0.35% 0
Constitution Virgil Goode Jim Clymer 2,508 0.13% 0
Others 1,766 0.09% 0
Justice Rocky Anderson Luis J. Rodriguez 1,368 0.07% 0
Socialism and Liberation Peta Lindsay Yari Osorio 622 0.03% 0
Prohibition Party Jack Fellure Toby Davis 519 0.03% 0
Socialist Workers James Harris Alyson Kennedy 389 0.02% 0
Socialist Equality Jerry White Phyllis Scherrer 355 0.02% 0
Totals 1,994,065 100.00% 8
Voter turnout (registered voters) 67.26%

By parish[edit]

Parish Romney% Romney# Obama% Obama# Others% Others# Totals
Acadia 74.27% 19,931 24.45% 6,560 1.28% 344 26,835
Allen 69.79% 6,495 28.12% 2,617 2.10% 195 9,307
Ascension 66.29% 33,856 32.01% 16,349 1.70% 868 51,073
Assumption 55.34% 6,082 43.25% 4,754 1.41% 155 10,991
Avoyelles 62.64% 10,668 35.68% 6,077 1.67% 285 17,030
Beauregard 78.12% 11,112 19.88% 2,828 2.00% 285 14,225
Bienville 50.55% 3,641 48.45% 3,490 1.00% 72 7,203
Bossier 72.05% 34,988 26.68% 12,956 1.27% 618 48,562
Caddo 46.97% 52,378 51.90% 57,879 1.13% 1,259 111,516
Calcasieu 63.44% 51,850 34.70% 28,359 1.86% 1,517 81,726
Caldwell 77.18% 3,640 21.54% 1,016 1.27% 60 4,716
Cameron 87.07% 3,260 10.90% 408 2.03% 76 3,744
Catahoula 65.44% 2,744 33.58% 1,408 0.98% 41 4,193
Claiborne 54.20% 3,649 44.77% 3,014 1.02% 69 6,732
Concordia 58.10% 5,450 40.86% 3,833 1.03% 97 9,380
De Soto 56.34% 7,353 42.55% 5,553 1.11% 145 13,051
East Baton Rouge 46.57% 92,292 51.80% 102,656 1.63% 3,223 198,171
East Carroll 37.62% 1,508 61.83% 2,478 0.55% 22 4,008
East Feliciana 52.87% 5,397 45.53% 4,648 1.61% 164 10,209
Evangeline 64.55% 10,176 33.81% 5,330 1.64% 259 15,765
Franklin 67.42% 6,294 31.29% 2,921 1.30% 121 9,336
Grant 81.72% 7,082 16.40% 1,421 1.88% 163 8,666
Iberia 62.56% 20,892 36.33% 12,132 1.12% 373 33,397
Iberville 42.74% 7,271 56.12% 9,548 1.15% 195 17,014
Jackson 68.16% 5,132 30.61% 2,305 1.22% 92 7,529
Jefferson 58.15% 102,536 39.91% 70,384 1.94% 3,423 176,343
Jefferson Davis 72.91% 10,014 25.37% 3,484 1.72% 236 13,734
Lafayette 65.89% 64,992 32.21% 31,768 1.91% 1,882 98,642
Lafourche 73.17% 28,592 24.63% 9,623 2.20% 860 39,075
LaSalle 87.13% 5,726 11.63% 764 1.25% 82 6,572
Lincoln 56.54% 10,739 41.89% 7,956 1.57% 298 18,993
Livingston 84.19% 45,513 13.78% 7,451 2.03% 1,098 54,062
Madison 38.56% 2,000 60.81% 3,154 0.64% 33 5,187
Morehouse 52.26% 6,591 46.67% 5,887 1.07% 135 12,613
Natchitoches 52.60% 9,077 46.02% 7,942 1.38% 239 17,258
Orleans 17.79% 27,967 80.26% 126,199 1.95% 3,067 157,233
Ouachita 59.80% 40,948 38.91% 26,645 1.29% 881 68,474
Plaquemines 63.20% 6,469 35.14% 3,597 1.65% 169 10,235
Pointe Coupee 53.91% 6,548 44.75% 5,436 1.34% 163 12,147
Rapides 64.10% 37,193 34.55% 20,045 1.35% 781 58,019
Red River 51.65% 2,483 46.87% 2,253 1.48% 71 4,807
Richland 62.66% 5,846 36.31% 3,387 1.03% 96 9,329
Sabine 76.97% 7,738 21.82% 2,194 1.20% 121 10,053
St. Bernard 60.94% 8,497 36.23% 5,052 2.83% 395 13,944
St. Charles 62.91% 15,937 35.12% 8,896 1.97% 500 25,333
St. Helena 39.55% 2,529 59.12% 3,780 1.33% 85 6,394
St. James 42.03% 5,209 56.95% 7,059 1.02% 127 12,395
St. John 36.08% 7,620 62.39% 13,178 1.53% 324 21,122
St. Landry 51.56% 21,475 47.23% 19,668 1.21% 504 41,647
St. Martin 61.55% 15,653 37.05% 9,422 1.41% 358 25,433
St. Mary 58.74% 13,885 39.97% 9,450 1.29% 305 23,640
St. Tammany 75.04% 84,723 22.79% 25,728 2.17% 2,451 112,902
Tangipahoa 63.05% 31,583 35.38% 17,720 1.57% 787 50,090
Tensas 43.74% 1,230 55.62% 1,564 0.64% 18 2,812
Terrebonne 69.68% 29,503 28.52% 12,074 1.80% 764 42,341
Union 70.23% 7,561 28.56% 3,075 1.21% 130 10,766
Vermilion 75.68% 18,910 22.89% 5,720 1.43% 357 24,987
Vernon 77.83% 12,150 20.33% 3,173 1.84% 287 15,610
Washington 63.49% 11,798 34.80% 6,466 1.71% 317 18,581
Webster 61.90% 11,400 36.94% 6,802 1.16% 214 18,416
West Baton Rouge 54.19% 6,922 44.56% 5,692 1.25% 160 12,774
West Carroll 79.77% 3,628 18.76% 853 1.47% 67 4,548
West Feliciana 56.38% 3,257 42.25% 2,441 1.37% 79 5,777
Winn 69.49% 4,539 29.38% 1,919 1.13% 74 6,532

Democratic primary and caucuses[edit]

Louisiana Democratic primary, 2012
Louisiana
2008 ←
March 24, 2012 (2012-03-24) → 2016

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Candidate Barack Obama John Wolfe, Jr.
Home state Illinois Tennessee
Delegate count 62 3
Popular vote 115,150 17,804
Percentage 76.46% 11.82%

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Candidate Bob Ely Darcy Richardson
Home state Illinois Florida
Delegate count 0 0
Popular vote 9,897 7,750
Percentage 6.57% 5.15%

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Louisiana results by parish
  Barack Obama
  John Wolfe, Jr.

Republican primary and caucuses[edit]

Louisiana Republican primary and caucuses, 2012
Louisiana
2008 ←
March 24, 2012 (2012-03-24) → 2016

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Candidate Rick Santorum Mitt Romney
Home state Pennsylvania Massachusetts
Delegate count 10 5
Popular vote 91,321 49,758
Percentage 49.0% 26.7%

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Candidate Newt Gingrich Ron Paul
Home state Georgia Texas
Delegate count 0 0
Popular vote 29,656 11,467
Percentage 15.9% 6.2%

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Louisiana results by parish
  Rick Santorum
  Mitt Romney

The 2012 Louisiana Republican primary took place on Saturday, March 24, 2012. And the caucuses were held April 28.[2][3]

Louisiana has 46 delegates to the Republican National Convention. 20 are awarded based on the primary outcome, and the rest 26 are awarded by the caucuses.

Primary[edit]

The 20 delegate allocation is proportional among candidates who receive at least 25% of the statewide vote. Candidates who do not reach the 25% threshold lose the delegates they otherwise would have won, and those delegates become uncommitted then.[4]

On March 24, Rick Santorum was declared the winner of the state's primary.[5]

Official results:[6]

Louisiana Republican primary, 2012
Candidate Votes Percentage Projected delegate count
GP
[7]
CNN
[8]
MSNBC
[9]
America Symbol.svg Rick Santorum 91,321 48.99% 10 10 10
Mitt Romney 49,758 26.69% 5 5 6
Newt Gingrich 29,656 15.91% 0 0 0
Ron Paul 11,467 6.15% 0 0 0
Buddy Roemer 2,203 1.18% 0 0 0
Rick Perry 955 0.51% 0 0 0
Michele Bachmann 622 0.33% 0 0 0
Jon Huntsman, Jr. 242 0.13% 0 0 0
Randy Crow 186 0.10% 0 0 0
Unprojected delegates: 5 5 4
Total: 186,410 100.00% 20 20 20

Caucuses, delegate dispute, and ultimate agreement[edit]

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Although Ron Paul won just 6 percent of the vote in the primary on March 24 (in which almost 190,000 voters cast ballots), he carried four of Louisiana's six congressional districts in the congressional district caucuses held the following month (in which fewer than 10,000 people took part).[10]

Paul's showing in the April district causes "guaranteed him 12 of the state's 46 national convention delegates and, as important, gave his forces 111 of the 180 delegates to the state convention," which chose the actual delegates to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.[11][10]

In advance of the June 2 Louisiana State Republican Convention in Shreveport, pro-Paul delegates and others clashed with officials and loyalists of the state Republican Party, which "issued supplemental rules on the eve of the convention to keep the Paul forces from wresting more than the 17 delegates which, in their view, was their due."[10] The convention itself was described as a "riotous" and chaotic scene, as the police removed two Paul supporters, arresting one, and the convention devolved into two separate conventions, "as the Paul delegates turned their chairs around and conducted their convention facing one way, while the state party and its loyalists conducted their parallel convention facing the other."[10]

The split convention resulted in two rival slates of 46 delegates.[10][12] The national Republican Party accepted the slate submitted by Louisiana Republican Party chairman Roger Villere as the official slate.[12] In late July, however, Paul's campaign announced that it would challenge all the Louisiana delegates, asserting that "our rump convention is the legitimate delegation and they have a right to be seated at the Republican National Convention."[13] In its official challenge to the delegate slate filed in August, Paul's campaign likened Villere to the leader of "of a North Korean politburo"; in response, the executive director of the Louisiana Republican Party said that Paul's challenge was "full of personal attacks, hyperbole and unfounded assumption."[14] The dispute was to be adjudicated by the Contest Committee of the national Republican Party, with a possible appeal to the full Republican National Committee and then to the Credential Committee of the convention.[10] However, in late August—one week prior to the convention—the Paul campaign made an agreement with the Republican Party of Louisiana in which Paul would get 17 of the state's 46 delegates, with the rest of the state's delegates supporting then-presumptive nominee Mitt Romney.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Louisiana Secretary of State". Louisiana Secretary of State. 
  2. ^ "Primary and Caucus Printable Calendar". CNN. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Presidential Primary Dates" (PDF). Federal Election Commission. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ Nate Silver (March 24, 2012). "G.O.P. Campaign Could End Soon — But Not in Louisiana". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ Rick Santorum wins Louisiana primary
  6. ^ "Unofficial Election Results". LA Secretary of State. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  7. ^ The Green Papers, "2012 Louisiana Republican Primary" . The Green Papers.
  8. ^ CNN, "Republican Primary" . CNN.
  9. ^ MSNBC, "Republican Primary" . MSNBC.
  10. ^ a b c d e f Jonathan Tilove, Louisiana Republican convention devolves into separate meetings, The Times-Picayune (June 10, 2012).
  11. ^ Tilove, Jonathan (April 28, 2012). "Ron Paul supporters dominate Louisiana's Republican presidential caucuses". The Times-Picayune. 
  12. ^ a b Melina Deslatte, Dispute over La. delegates to GOP convention goes national, Associated Press (August 1, 2012).
  13. ^ Adam Levy, Ron Paul campaign to challenge all Louisiana delegates, CNN (July 27, 2012).
  14. ^ Jonathan Tilove Ron Paul supporters won't back down in Louisiana GOP dispute, The Times-Picayune (August 6, 2012).
  15. ^ Stephen Ohlemacher, Paul adds delegates in Louisiana compromise, Associated Press (August, 21 2012).

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