United States presidential election in Vermont, 2012
The 2012 United States presidential election in Vermont took place on November 6, 2012 as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus the District of Columbia participated. Vermont 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.
Repeating his success from 2008, Obama again carried Vermont in a landslide, taking 66.57% of the vote to Romney's 30.97%, a Democratic victory margin of 35.60%.
Obama's victory margin in 2012 represented a slightly reduced margin from 2008, although it remained the second most Democratic showing in Vermont's history after 2008. The results of the 2012 election made Vermont the second most Democratic state in the nation, only surpassed by the results in Obama's birth state of Hawaii.
Candidate Ballot Access:
- Barack Obama/Joseph Biden, Democratic
- Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, Republican
- Gary Johnson/James P. Gray, Libertarian
- Rocky Anderson/Luis J. Rodriguez, Justice
- Peta Lindsay/Yari Osorio, Socialism and Liberation
Write-In Candidate Access:
- Ron Paul, Republican
- Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala, Green
- Virgil Goode/Jim Clymer, Constitution
- Roseanne Barr/Cindy Sheehan, Peace and Freedom
|United States presidential election in Vermont, 2012|
|Party||Candidate||Running mate||Votes||Percentage||Electoral votes|
|Democratic||Barack Obama||Joe Biden||199,239||66.57%||3|
|Republican||Mitt Romney||Paul Ryan||92,698||30.97%||0|
|Libertarian||Gary Johnson||Jim Gray||3,487||1.17%||0|
|Justice||Rocky Anderson||Luis J. Rodriguez||1,128||0.38%||0|
|Socialism and Liberation||Peta Lindsay||Yari Osorio||695||0.23%||0|
|Grand Isle County||62.11%||2,531||36.10%||1,471||1.79%||73||4,075|
|Elections in Vermont|
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2012 U.S. Presidential Election
The Democratic primary took place on Super Tuesday, March 6, 2012. incumbent President Barack Obama ran unopposed. According to the Secretary of State of Vermont's office, he received 30,954 votes and all of the 27 delegates attending the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina pleaded to support his re-nomination.
Vermont results by county
Vermont has 17 delegates to the 2012 Republican National Convention. Three super delegates are bound by the primary results and awarded on a winner-take-all basis. The remaining 14 are awarded winner-take-all to the candidate who wins at least 50% of the vote statewide, or allocated proportionately among candidates winning at least 20% of the vote statewide if no one gets a majority.
|Vermont Republican primary, March 6, 2012|
- Republican Party presidential debates, 2012
- Republican Party presidential primaries, 2012
- Results of the 2012 Republican Party presidential primaries
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- Official Report of the Canvassing Committee, Retrieved March 22, 2012
- The Green Papers, January 14, 2012