United States presidential election in Kansas, 2012
The 2012 United States presidential election in Kansas took place on November 6, 2012 as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Kansas voters chose six 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 Kansas with 59.66% of the popular vote to Obama's and Biden's 38.05%, thus winning the state's six electoral votes.
Obama carried only two counties: Douglas, home to liberal Lawrence and the University of Kansas; and Wyandotte, home to Kansas City and the state's largest concentration of minority voters. In 2008, Obama also carried Crawford County in southeast Kansas, but failed to do so this time.
|United States presidential election in Kansas, 2012|
|Party||Candidate||Running mate||Votes||Percentage||Electoral votes|
|Republican||Mitt Romney||Paul Ryan||689,809||59.66%||6|
|Democratic||Barack Obama||Joe Biden||439,908||38.05%||0|
|Libertarian||Gary Johnson||Jim Gray||20,409||1.77%||0|
|Reform||Chuck Baldwin||Joseph Martin||4,990||0.43%||0|
|Green (Write-In)||Jill Stein||Cheri Honkala||714||0.06%||0|
|Constitution (Write-In)||Virgil Goode||Jim Clymer||187||0.02%||0|
|Justice (Write-In)||Rocky Anderson||Luis J. Rodriguez||95||0.01%||0|
|Peace & Freedom (Write-In)||Roseanne Barr||Cindy Sheehan||58||0.01%||0|
|Other Write-Ins||Other Write-Ins||84||0.01%||0|
|Kansas results by county
|Elections in Kansas|
2012 U.S. Presidential Election
The Republican caucuses were held on Saturday, March 10, 2012. Kansas has 40 delegates to the 2012 Republican National Convention. 25 of these delegates are allocated proportionally to candidates who exceed a 20% threshold in the statewide vote tally. The 15 remaining delegates are 'winner-take-all' delegates. 12 delegates are given (3 each) to the candidates with most votes in each of Kansas's 4 congressional districts. 3 delegates are awarded to the candidate with most votes statewide.
Rick Santorum won the caucus and will receive 33 delegates. He won the state with 51% of the statewide vote and received most votes in all of the congressional districts, thus winning 15 delegates. As only Santorum and Mitt Romney exceeded the 20% threshold, 18 of the 25 proportionally allocated delegates were allocated to Santorum and 7 to Romney.
|Kansas Republican caucuses, 2012|
prior to contest
- Republican Party presidential primaries, 2012
- Results of the 2012 Republican Party presidential primaries
- "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - Kansas". Retrieved 4 January 2013.
- "Primary and Caucus Printable Calendar". CNN. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
- "Presidential Primary Dates" (PDF). Federal Election Commission. Retrieved January 23, 2012.
- Nate Silver (March 9, 2012). "Kansas Offers Santorum Chance for Big Delegate Grab". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved March 11, 2012.