United States presidential election in Alabama, 2012
The 2012 United States presidential election in Alabama took place on November 6, 2012 as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Alabama voters chose 9 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.
In 2008, Alabama was won by Republican nominee John McCain with a 21.6% margin of victory. Prior to the election, 17 news organizations considered this a state Romney would win, or otherwise considered it a safe red state. Located in the Deep South, Alabama is one of the most conservative states in the country. Alabama has not gone Democratic since it was won by Jimmy Carter in 1976.
Mitt Romney won the election in Alabama with 60.55% of the vote. Barack Obama received 38.36% of the vote.
|Elections in Alabama|
Candidate Ballot Access:
- Barack Obama/Joseph Biden, Democratic
- Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, Republican
- Gary Johnson/James P. Gray, Libertarian
- Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala, Green
- Virgil Goode/Jim Clymer, Constitution
Write-In Candidate Access:
- Rocky Anderson/Luis J. Rodriguez, Justice
- Andre Barnett/Ken Cross, Reform
|United States presidential election in Alabama, 2012|
|Party||Candidate||Running mate||Votes||Percentage||Electoral votes|
|Republican||Mitt Romney||Paul Ryan||1,255,925||60.55%||9|
|Democratic||Barack Obama||Joe Biden||797,696||38.36%||0|
|Libertarian||Gary Johnson||Jim Gray||12,328||0.59%||0|
|Green||Jill Stein||Cheri Honkala||3,397||0.16%||0|
|Constitution||Virgil Goode||Jim Clymer||2,981||0.14%||0|
Opinion polls that have been taken in Alabama have consistently showed Mitt Romney to be leading Barack Obama.
The latest predictions:
- Cook Political Report: Solid Republican
- Election Projection: Solid Romney
- Electoral-vote.com: Strongly Republican
- Real Clear Politics: Safe Romney
- CNN: Safe Romney
- MSNBC: Republican
- The Washington Post: Solid Republican
- 270 to win: Safe Romney
- Belanger Report: Safe Romney
- FiveThirtyEight: Solid Romney
|Alabama results by county
The 2012 Alabama Republican primary took place on March 13, 2012, on the same day as the Mississippi Republican primary and the Hawaii Republican caucuses. Rick Santorum was declared the winner.
|Alabama Republican primary, 2012|
|Candidate||Votes||Percentage||Projected delegate count|
|Rick Perry (withdrawn)||1,867||0.30%||0||0||–|
|Michele Bachmann (withdrawn)||1,700||0.27%||0||0||–|
|Jon Huntsman (withdrawn)||1,049||0.17%||0||0||–|
- List of United States presidential electors, 2012
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- United States presidential election in Alabama, 2008
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- Results of the 2012 Republican Party presidential primaries
- Alabama Republican Party
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