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2012 United States presidential election in Nebraska

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

United States presidential election in Nebraska, 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 5 0
Popular vote 475,064 302,081
Percentage 59.80% 38.03%

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County Results

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Barack Obama
Democratic

On election day, Mitt Romney carried the state of Nebraska, taking 59.80% of the vote to Barack Obama's 38.03%, a margin of 21.77%. Nebraska is one of two states (along with Maine) which splits its electoral votes based on the winner in each congressional district. In 2012, Romney won all 3 congressional districts, thus winning all 5 of the state's electoral votes. This was a change from 2008, when the state as a whole had voted for Republican John McCain but Democrat Barack Obama still won an electoral vote from the state. Nebraska's 2nd congressional district, home to Omaha, had split with the rest of the state and awarded one of Nebraska's electoral votes to a Democratic presidential nominee for the first time since 1964. Nebraska's 2nd congressional district, Indiana, and North Carolina were the only sources of electoral votes to change hands from Obama to the Republicans between 2008 and 2012.

Contents

General ElectionEdit

ResultsEdit

United States presidential election in Nebraska, 2012
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 475,064 59.80% 5
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 302,081 38.03% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 11,109 1.40% 0
Write-Ins 3,717 0.47% 0
Independent Randall Terry Missy Smith 2,408 0.30% 0
Totals 794,379 100.00% 5

Results by congressional districtEdit

Romney won all three of Nebraska's congressional districts.[1]

District Romney % Romney # Obama % Obama # Johnson % Johnson # Terry % Terry # Representative
1st 57.43% 152,021 40.83% 108,082 1.45% 3,847 0.28% 762 Jeff Fortenberry
2nd 52.85% 140,976 45.70% 121,889 1.27% 3,393 0.18% 469 Lee Terry
3rd 70.23% 182,067 27.82% 72,110 1.44% 3,869 0.45% 1,177 Adrian Smith

By countyEdit

County Romney % Romney # Obama % Obama # Others % Others # Total
Adams 65.64% 8,316 32.06% 4,062 2.30% 292 12670
Antelope 80.32% 2596 17.67% 571 2.01% 65 3232
Arthur 86.64% 227 11.45% 30 1.91% 5 262
Banner 84.18% 346 13.38% 55 2.43% 10 411
Blaine 88.45% 268 9.57% 29 1.98% 6 303
Boone 76.19% 2,138 21.92% 615 1.89% 53 2806
Box Butte 60.98% 2,869 35.96% 1,692 3.06% 144 4705
Boyd 81.51% 873 17.55% 188 0.93% 10 1071
Brown 83.73% 1302 14.41% 224 1.86% 29 1555
Buffalo 69.76% 13,570 27.58% 5,365 2.66% 518 19453
Burt 60.12% 2,029 38.25% 1,291 1.63% 55 3375
Butler 70.95% 2,738 27.08% 1,045 1.97% 76 3859
Cass 62.04% 7556 35.85% 4367 2.11% 257 12180
Cedar 75.63% 3,278 22.10% 958 2.26% 98 4334
Chase 84.84% 1,584 13.60% 254 1.55% 29 1867
Cherry 83.45% 2,557 14.23% 436 2.32% 71 3064
Cheyenne 74.19% 3449 23.32% 1084 2.50% 116 4649
Clay 75.74% 2232 22.63% 667 1.63% 48 2947
Colfax 66.83% 2051 31.57% 969 1.60% 49 3069
Cuming 72.33% 2876 25.93% 1031 1.74% 69 3976
Custer 78.14% 4296 19.70% 1083 2.16% 119 5498
Dakota 50.42% 3094 47.62% 2922 1.96% 120 6136
Dawes 66.47% 2478 30.36% 1132 3.17% 118 3728
Dawson 69.47% 5460 27.98% 2199 2.54% 200 7859
Deuel 75.02% 763 21.14% 215 3.83% 39 1017
Dixon 64.97% 1745 32.39% 870 2.64% 71 2686
Dodge 60.17% 8995 37.95% 5673 1.89% 282 14950
Douglas 50.56% 113220 47.54% 106456 1.90% 4,251 223927
Dundy 80.41% 792 17.87% 176 1.73% 17 985
Fillmore 69.71% 2007 28.03% 807 2.26% 65 2879
Franklin 72.40% 1112 25.00% 384 2.60% 40 1536
Frontier 77.16% 1007 20.77% 271 2.07% 27 1305
Furnas 79.55% 1782 18.88% 423 1.56% 35 2240
Gage 57.06% 5513 40.40% 3903 2.54% 245 9661
Garden 75.99% 829 22.18% 242 1.83% 20 1091
Garfield 81.81% 769 15.85% 149 2.34% 22 940
Gosper 75.05% 734 23.52% 230 1.43% 14 978
Grant 88.71% 322 8.26% 30 3.03% 11 363
Greeley 69.20% 820 28.69% 340 2.11% 25 1185
Hall 62.51% 12646 35.40% 7161 2.09% 422 20229
Hamilton 73.91% 3600 23.53% 1146 2.57% 125 4871
Harlan 78.46% 1395 19.91% 354 1.63% 29 1778
Hayes 88.31% 476 9.46% 51 2.23% 12 539
Hitchcock 78.80% 1178 18.33% 274 2.88% 43 1495
Holt 79.41% 3922 17.86% 882 2.73% 135 4939
Hooker 83.54% 330 14.94% 59 1.52% 6 395
Howard 65.85% 1890 31.85% 914 2.30% 66 2870
Jefferson 62.86% 2166 34.68% 1195 2.47% 85 3446
Johnson 59.38% 1225 38.29% 790 2.33% 48 2063
Kearney 73.87% 2349 24.31% 773 1.82% 58 3180
Keith 75.01% 3044 22.87% 928 2.12% 86 4058
Keya Paha 81.20% 393 16.53% 80 2.27% 11 484
Kimball 73.21% 1235 23.41% 395 3.38% 57 1687
Knox 71.48% 2885 26.24% 1059 2.28% 92 4036
Lancaster 49.02% 62434 48.69% 62015 2.28% 2,906 127355
Lincoln 68.53% 10728 28.43% 4450 3.05% 477 15655
Logan 82.60% 356 15.78% 68 1.62% 7 431
Loup 81.01% 290 17.32% 62 1.68% 6 358
Madison 72.47% 10062 25.10% 3485 2.43% 338 13885
McPherson 81.44% 237 14.09% 41 4.47% 13 291
Merrick 71.37% 2490 26.51% 925 2.12% 74 3489
Morrill 76.76% 1681 20.78% 455 2.47% 54 2190
Nance 68.23% 1106 29.67% 481 2.10% 34 1621
Nemaha 62.60% 2012 35.10% 1128 2.30% 74 3214
Nuckolls 71.84% 1574 25.92% 568 2.24% 49 2191
Otoe 60.99% 4258 36.68% 2561 2.33% 163 6982
Pawnee 67.04% 899 29.83% 400 3.13% 42 1341
Perkins 81.42% 1135 17.07% 238 1.51% 21 1394
Phelps 77.63% 3400 20.09% 880 2.28% 100 4380
Pierce 78.90% 2707 18.57% 637 2.54% 87 3431
Platte 74.68% 10061 23.37% 3148 1.96% 264 13473
Polk 76.92% 1890 21.49% 528 1.59% 39 2457
Red Willow 78.83% 3891 19.29% 952 1.88% 93 4936
Richardson 65.34% 2443 31.85% 1191 2.81% 105 3739
Rock 85.17% 672 13.05% 103 1.77% 14 789
Saline 51.57% 2557 46.17% 2289 2.26% 112 4958
Sarpy 60.45% 43213 37.31% 26671 2.25% 1,606 71490
Saunders 65.65% 6770 32.07% 3307 2.28% 235 10312
Scotts Bluff 67.53% 9648 30.29% 4327 2.18% 312 14287
Seward 66.06% 5003 31.51% 2386 2.43% 184 7573
Sheridan 81.76% 2021 15.78% 390 2.47% 61 2472
Sherman 60.59% 927 36.08% 552 3.33% 51 1530
Sioux 84.44% 624 13.67% 101 1.89% 14 739
Stanton 73.71% 1949 23.22% 614 3.06% 81 2644
Thayer 70.48% 1874 27.38% 728 2.14% 57 2659
Thomas 88.24% 360 10.29% 42 1.47% 6 408
Thurston 42.39% 939 56.30% 1247 1.31% 29 2215
Valley 75.49% 1657 22.69% 498 1.82% 40 2195
Washington 67.33% 6899 30.57% 3132 2.10% 215 10246
Wayne 67.71% 2493 29.17% 1074 3.12% 115 3682
Webster 72.22% 1258 25.37% 442 2.41% 42 1742
Wheeler 77.01% 345 20.76% 93 2.23% 10 448
York 76.70% 4874 21.61% 1373 1.70% 108 6355

Democratic primaryEdit

The Democratic primary was not held as Barack Obama ran unopposed and had secured enough delegates for nomination.[2]

Republican primaryEdit

Nebraska Republican primary, 2012
 
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Candidate Mitt Romney Rick Santorum
Home state Massachusetts Pennsylvania
Delegate count 30 0
Popular vote 131,436 25,830
Percentage 70.89% 13.93%

     
Candidate Ron Paul Newt Gingrich
Home state Texas Georgia
Delegate count 2 0
Popular vote 18,508 9,628
Percentage 9.98% 5.19%

 
Nebraska results by county
  Mitt Romney
(Note: Italicization indicates a withdrawn candidacy)

The Republican primary was on May 15, 2012.[3] This primary was purely of an advisory nature. From June 1 to June 10 caucuses county conventions caucused to elect delegates to the state convention. These delegates were not bound to vote for any candidate, but at the state convention on July 14, elected 32 bound National delegates. 3 party leaders attended the National Convention unbound, making a total of 35 voting delegates going to the national convention from Nebraska.

Nebraska Republican primary, 2012
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
Mitt Romney 131,436 70.89% 30
Rick Santorum 25,830 13.93% 0
Ron Paul 18,508 9.98% 2
Newt Gingrich 9,628 5.19% 0
Unpledged delegates: 3
Total: 185,402 100.0% 35
Key: Withdrew prior to contest

ConventionEdit

The State Convention was held in Grand Island on July 14, 2012.

Convention Results[4][5]
Candidate 1st 2nd 3rd State Party
leaders
Total
 Mitt Romney 3 1 3 23 2 32
Ron Paul 0 2 0 0 0 2
Unknown 0 0 0 0 1 1
Total 9 23 3 35

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official Results of Nebraska General Election - November 6, 2012" (PDF). Retrieved April 16, 2013.
  2. ^ "Nebraska Results". Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/2012/pdf/canvass-report-2012-primary.pdf
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-10. Retrieved 2012-07-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/NE-R

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