United States presidential election in Oregon, 2012
2012 United States presidential election in Oregon took place on November 6, 2012, as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Oregon voters chose seven 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.
Prior to the election, 17 news organizations considered this a state Obama would win, or otherwise considered as a safe
blue state. On election day, Obama carried Oregon with 54.24% of the vote to Romney's 42.15%, a Democratic victory margin of 12.09%. The Democrats have won the state in every presidential election since 1988.
Democratic primary [ edit ]
The Democratic primary was held on May 15, 2012. Barack Obama was unopposed for the nomination.
Republican primary [ edit ]
Oregon Republican primary, 2012
Oregon results by county
indicates a withdrawn candidacy)
The Republican primary occurred on May 15, 2012.
  Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich had withdrawn prior to the election, but their names still appeared on the Oregon ballot.
In order to participate in the primary, voters were required to register to vote by April 24, 2012.
A  closed primary was used to elect the presidential, legislative, and local partisan offices. A semi-closed primary, which allowed non-affiliated voters to participate, was used to elect the attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer positions. 
General election [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b "May 15, 2012, Primary Election Abstracts of Votes: United States President" (PDF). Oregon Elections Division . Retrieved . December 5, 2012
^ "Primary and Caucus Printable Calendar". CNN . Retrieved . January 12, 2012
^ "Presidential Primary Dates" (PDF). Federal Election Commission . Retrieved . January 23, 2012
^ Mickler, Lauren (March 6, 2012). "Oregon Primary Two Months Away". Eugene, OR: KEZI 9 News.
^ Mapes, Jeff (February 6, 2012). "Oregon Republican Party opens three statewide primaries to non-affiliated voters". . The Oregonian
^ "Official Results November 6, 2012 General Election" (PDF). Oregon Secretary of State . Retrieved . September 19, 2016
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