United States presidential election in Montana, 2012

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United States presidential election in Montana, 2012
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Nominee Mitt Romney Barack Obama
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Massachusetts Illinois
Running mate Paul Ryan Joe Biden
Electoral vote 3 0
Popular vote 267,928 201,839
Percentage 56.4% 41.7%

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County Results

President before election

Barack Obama

Elected President

Barack Obama

The 2012 United States presidential election in Montana took place on November 6, 2012 as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Montana voters chose three 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 carried Montana with 55.35% of the vote to Obama's 41.70%, with a 14.64% margin of victory. Montana was the second-best state performance for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, carrying about 3% of the vote.

Romney performed much better than John McCain had in 2008, when he narrowly won over Obama.

Republican primary[edit]

Montana Republican caucuses, 2012
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Candidate Mitt Romney Ron Paul Rick Santorum
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Montana results by county
  Mitt Romney
(Note: Italicization indicates a withdrawn candidacy)
Members of the Montana delegation at the 2012 Republican National Convention

The Republican caucuses took place on June 14 to 16, 2012 as the Montana state convention. Ten days before, the state delegates were selected by the central committee in each county[1][2][3] 23 delegates were to have been chosen, for a total of 26 delegates to go to the national convention. Prior to selecting delegates, a non-binding primary election was held June 5, 2012. Results were announced before the national convention in August.

Montana Republican primary, 2012[4]
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
Mitt Romney 96,121 68.4%
Ron Paul 20,227 14.4%
Rick Santorum 12,546 8.9%
Newt Gingrich 6,107 4.3%
No Preference 5,456 3.9%
Unpledged delegates: 25
Total: 140,457 26
Key: Withdrew prior to contest

General election[edit]

The Republican ticket won by a margin of 13.65%

U.S. presidential election in Montana, 2012[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mitt Romney 267,928 55.35
Democratic Barack Obama 201,839 41.70
Libertarian Gary Johnson 14,165 2.93
Others Others 116 0.02
Total votes 484,048 100.0

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