United States presidential election in Washington (state), 2012

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United States presidential election in Washington, 2012
Washington (state)
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  President Barack Obama, 2012 portrait crop.jpg Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 8.jpg
Nominee Barack Obama Mitt Romney
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Illinois Massachusetts
Running mate Joe Biden Paul Ryan
Electoral vote 12 0
Popular vote 1,755,396 1,290,670
Percentage 56.16% 41.29%

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County Results
  Obama—60-70%
  Obama—50-60%
  Obama—<50%
  Romney—<50%
  Romney—50-60%
  Romney—60-70%
  Romney—70-80%

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Barack Obama
Democratic

The 2012 United States presidential election in Washington took place on November 6, 2012 as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Washington voters chose 12 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.

President Obama won the state of Washington comfortably, taking 56.16% to Mitt Romney's 41.29%, a 14.87% margin of victory.[1] The election continued the state's blue trend; Washington has not voted for a Republican since Ronald Reagan in 1984.

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Washington, 2012
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 1,755,396 56.16% 12
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 1,290,670 41.29% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 42,202 1.35% 0
Green Jill Stein Cheri Honkala 20,928 0.67% 0
Constitution Virgil Goode Jim Clymer 8,851 0.28% 0
Justice Rocky Anderson Luis J. Rodriguez 4,946 0.16% 0
Socialism and Liberation Peta Lindsay Yari Osorio 1,318 0.04% 0
Socialist Workers James Harris Alyson Kennedy 1,205 0.04% 0
Totals 3,125,516 100.00% 12

Democratic caucuses[edit]

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Republican caucuses[edit]

Results of the non-binding strawpoll by county. Orange indicates a county won by Romney, gold by Paul, dark green by Santorum.

The Republican caucuses were held on March 3, 2012,[2] The additional preferential primary, as held since 1992, was canceled this year for budgetary reasons, as was the one in 2004.[3] Caucus participants however did not allocate national delegates to the candidates, they did only elected delegates to the county conventions and took part in a nonbinding strawpoll. Only the state convention on May 31 – June 2, 2012 legally pledged delegates to the national convention to specific candidates.

Caucus results[edit]

With 3,677,919 registered voters as of February 29,[4] the turnout was 1.4%.[5]

Washington state Republican caucuses nonbinding strawpoll
Candidate Votes Percentage
America Symbol.svg Mitt Romney 19,111 37.65%
Ron Paul 12,594 24.81%
Rick Santorum 12,089 23.81%
Newt Gingrich 5,221 10.28%
Uncommitted 1,656 3.26%
Total Write-Ins 93 0.18%
Totals 50,764 100.00%

Convention results[edit]

Convention Results[6][7][8]
Candidate 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th State Party
leaders
Total
America Symbol.svgMitt Romney 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 3 3 3 10 3 37
Ron Paul 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5
Rick Santorum 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 30 10 3 43

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