United States presidential election in Oregon, 2012
|Elections in Oregon|
2012 U.S. Presidential Election
The 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.
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.
|United States President: Oregon|
|Pacific Green||Jill Stein||19,427||1.09|
|Constitution (Oregon)||Will Christensen||4,432||0.25|
The Democratic primary was held on May 15, 2012. Barack Obama was unopposed for the nomination.
|Oregon Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Oregon results by county
(Note: Italicization indicates a withdrawn candidacy)
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.
|Oregon Republican Primary, 2012|
|Republican||Rick Santorum (withdrew)||27,042||9.39|
|Republican||Newt Gingrich (withdrew)||15,451||5.37|
- Republican Party presidential debates, 2012
- Republican Party presidential primaries, 2012
- Results of the 2012 Republican Party presidential primaries
- Oregon Republican Party
- "November 6, 2012, General Election Abstract of Votes" (PDF). Oregon Elections Division. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
- "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.