United States presidential election in Alabama, 2012

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

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Nominee Mitt Romney Barack Obama
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Massachusetts Illinois
Running mate Paul Ryan Joe Biden
Electoral vote 9 0
Popular vote 1,255,925 795,696
Percentage 60.55% 38.36%

Alabama presidential election results 2012.svg

County Results

President before election

Barack Obama

Elected President

Barack Obama

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.[1]

Mitt Romney won the election in Alabama with 60.55% of the vote. Barack Obama received 38.36% of the vote.[2]

General Election[edit]

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
Write-Ins Write-Ins 4,011 0.19% 0
Green Jill Stein Cheri Honkala 3,397 0.16% 0
Constitution Virgil Goode Jim Clymer 2,981 0.14% 0
Totals 2,074,338 100.00% 9


Opinion polls that have been taken in Alabama have consistently showed Mitt Romney to be leading Barack Obama.


The latest predictions:

  1. Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[3]
  2. Election Projection: Solid Romney[4]
  3. Electoral-vote.com: Strongly Republican[5]
  4. Real Clear Politics: Safe Romney[6]
  5. CNN: Safe Romney[7]
  6. MSNBC: Republican[8]
  7. The Washington Post: Solid Republican[9]
  8. 270 to win: Safe Romney[10]
  9. Belanger Report: Safe Romney
  10. FiveThirtyEight: Solid Romney[11]

Democratic primary[edit]

Alabama results by county
  Barack Obama

Republican primary[edit]

United States presidential election in Alabama, 2012
2008 ←
March 13, 2012 (2012-03-13) → 2016

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Candidate Rick Santorum Newt Gingrich
Home state Pennsylvania Georgia
Delegate count 17 12
Popular vote 215,105 182,276
Percentage 34.55% 29.28%

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Candidate Mitt Romney Ron Paul
Home state Massachusetts Texas
Delegate count 10 0
Popular vote 180,321 30,937
Percentage 28.97% 4.97%

Alabama Republican presidential primary results, 2012.svg

Alabama results by county
  Rick Santorum
  Newt Gingrich
  Mitt Romney

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.[12][13] Rick Santorum was declared the winner.[14]

Alabama Republican primary, 2012[15]
Candidate Votes Percentage Projected delegate count
Rick Santorum 215,105 34.55% 22 18
Newt Gingrich 182,276 29.28% 14 9
Mitt Romney 180,321 28.97% 11 9
Ron Paul 30,937 4.97% 0 0
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
Uncommitted 9,259 1.49% 0 0
Unprojected delegates 3 14 50
Total: 622,514 100.00% 50 50 50

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