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2012 United States presidential election in Georgia

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The 2012 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 6, 2012, as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Georgia voters chose 16 electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote pitting incumbent Democrat 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. Early County is the only county to have flipped from Republican to Democrat. Chattahoochee County is the only county to have flipped from Democrat to Republican. Romney won Georgia by a 7.82% margin. Romney received 53.30% of the vote to Obama's 45.48%. Obama is the first Democrat to win two terms without winning Georgia either time.

United States presidential election in Georgia, 2012

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  Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 8.jpg President Barack Obama, 2012 portrait crop.jpg
Nominee Mitt Romney Barack Obama
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Massachusetts Illinois
Running mate Paul Ryan Joe Biden
Electoral vote 16 0
Popular vote 2,078,688 1,773,827
Percentage 53.30% 45.48%

Georgia presidential election results 2012.svg
County Results

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Barack Obama
Democratic

Contents

General electionEdit

Candidate Ballot Access:

  • Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, Republican
  • Barack Obama/Joseph Biden, Democrat
  • Gary Johnson/James P. Gray, Libertarian

Write-In Candidate Access:

  • Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala, Green
  • Virgil Goode/Jim Clymer, Constitution
  • Rocky Anderson/Luis J. Rodriguez, Justice

ResultsEdit

United States presidential election in Georgia, 2012[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 2,078,688 53.30% 16
Democrat Barack Obama Joe Biden 1,773,827 45.48% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 45,324 1.16% 0
Green (Write-in) Jill Stein Cheri Honkala 1,516 0.04% 0
Constitution (Write-in) Virgil Goode Jim Clymer 432 0.01% 0
Justice (Write-in) Rocky Anderson Luis J. Rodriguez 154 0.00% 0
Other Write-ins Other Write-ins 109 0.00% 0
Totals 3,900,050 100.00% 16
Voter turnout (registered voters) 71.36%

By countyEdit

County Obama% Obama# Romney% Romney# Others% Others# Total
Appling County 24.81% 1,756 73.89% 5,231 1.30% 92 7,079
Atkinson County 32.05% 930 66.78% 1,938 1.17% 34 2,902
Bacon County 20.13% 791 78.68% 3,092 1.20% 47 3,930
Baker County 49.87% 790 49.49% 784 0.63% 10 1,584
Baldwin County 52.23% 8,469 46.78% 7,585 0.99% 161 16,215
Banks County 12.58% 779 86.44% 5,353 0.98% 61 6,193
Barrow County 23.91% 6,019 74.35% 18,719 1.74% 439 25,177
Bartow County 23.45% 8,383 75.10% 26,847 1.45% 517 35,747
Ben Hill County 42.16% 2,508 57.07% 3,395 0.77% 46 5,949
Berrien County 20.49% 1,268 78.18% 4,837 1.33% 82 6,187
Bibb County 59.63% 38,538 39.62% 25,606 0.75% 484 64,628
Bleckley County 25.82% 1,266 73.14% 3,586 1.04% 51 4,903
Brantley County 15.65% 939 82.70% 4,963 1.65% 99 6,001
Brooks County 46.48% 3,101 52.80% 3,522 0.72% 48 6,671
Bryan County 27.56% 3,695 71.15% 9,537 1.29% 173 13,405
Bulloch County 39.82% 9,572 58.90% 14,159 1.28% 308 24,039
Burke County 55.28% 5,403 43.98% 4,298 0.74% 72 9,773
Butts County 31.62% 2,966 67.24% 6,306 1.14% 107 9,379
Calhoun County 59.30% 1,297 40.37% 883 0.32% 7 2,187
Camden County 35.44% 6,358 63.10% 11,318 1.46% 262 17,938
Candler County 32.76% 1,155 66.48% 2,344 0.77% 27 3,526
Carroll County 30.48% 12,635 68.15% 28,249 1.37% 567 41,451
Catoosa County 22.65% 5,357 75.47% 17,848 1.88% 445 23,650
Charlton County 31.80% 1,197 67.14% 2,527 1.06% 40 3,764
Chatham County 55.48% 60,077 43.48% 47,083 1.04% 1,122 108,282
Chattahoochee County 48.95% 726 49.36% 732 1.69% 25 1,483
Chattooga County 28.49% 2,220 69.75% 5,434 1.76% 137 7,791
Cherokee County 20.21% 19,813 77.99% 76,473 1.80% 1,764 98,050
Clarke County 63.21% 25,386 34.37% 13,804 2.42% 970 40,160
Clay County 61.48% 862 38.30% 537 0.21% 3 1,402
Clayton County 84.81% 81,439 14.74% 14,158 0.44% 423 96,020
Clinch County 34.47% 852 64.64% 1,598 0.89% 22 2,472
Cobb County 42.88% 132,526 55.48% 171,464 1.64% 5,058 309,048
Coffee County 34.96% 5,048 64.01% 9,242 1.03% 148 14,438
Colquitt County 29.81% 3,971 69.36% 9,240 0.83% 111 13,322
Columbia County 27.90% 16,420 70.90% 41,724 1.20% 705 58,849
Cook County 33.86% 2,042 65.24% 3,934 0.90% 54 6,030
Coweta County 27.30% 15,156 71.39% 39,633 1.31% 728 55,517
Crawford County 33.16% 1,699 65.70% 3,366 1.13% 58 5,123
Crisp County 42.78% 3,160 56.58% 4,179 0.64% 47 7,386
Dade County 23.41% 1,404 74.34% 4,458 2.25% 135 5,997
Dawson County 12.12% 1,241 86.37% 8,843 1.50% 154 10,238
Decatur County 43.76% 4,580 55.58% 5,816 0.66% 69 10,465
DeKalb County 77.85% 237,704 21.06% 64,308 1.08% 3,308 305,320
Dodge County 31.56% 2,440 67.44% 5,214 1.00% 77 7,731
Dooly County 53.11% 2,278 46.23% 1,983 0.65% 28 4,289
Dougherty County 69.30% 26,209 30.25% 11,441 0.45% 172 37,822
Douglas County 51.47% 28,410 47.51% 26,226 1.03% 566 55,202
Early County 51.64% 2,762 47.78% 2,556 0.58% 31 5,349
Echols County 15.70% 173 83.21% 917 1.09% 12 1,102
Effingham County 23.76% 4,941 74.97% 15,591 1.27% 265 20,797
Elbert County 39.06% 3,179 59.68% 4,857 1.27% 103 8,139
Emanuel County 36.22% 2,919 63.10% 5,086 0.68% 55 8,060
Evans County 35.56% 1,266 63.68% 2,267 0.76% 27 3,560
Fannin County 20.26% 2,027 78.48% 7,853 1.27% 127 10,007
Fayette County 33.69% 19,703 65.06% 38,046 1.25% 731 58,480
Floyd County 29.36% 9,595 69.26% 22,636 1.39% 454 32,685
Forsyth County 17.82% 14,544 80.69% 65,853 1.49% 1,220 81,617
Franklin County 19.32% 1,499 78.77% 6,112 1.91% 148 7,759
Fulton County 64.10% 250,514 34.72% 135,672 1.18% 4,608 390,794
Gilmer County 17.76% 1,955 81.03% 8,920 1.21% 133 11,008
Glascock County 13.20% 176 85.15% 1,135 1.65% 22 1,333
Glynn County 36.07% 11,922 63.09% 20,853 0.84% 279 33,054
Gordon County 20.38% 3,436 78.15% 13,174 1.47% 248 16,858
Grady County 36.40% 3,419 63.05% 5,922 0.54% 51 9,392
Greene County 38.43% 3,195 60.95% 5,067 0.61% 51 8,313
Gwinnett County 44.61% 131,879 53.97% 159,563 1.42% 4,185 295,627
Habersham County 15.72% 2,297 83.14% 12,148 1.14% 167 14,612
Hall County 21.07% 12,489 77.48% 45,918 1.45% 860 59,267
Hancock County 80.99% 3,301 18.74% 764 0.27% 11 4,076
Haralson County 17.24% 1,787 81.43% 8,439 1.33% 138 10,364
Harris County 26.75% 4,141 72.31% 11,193 0.94% 146 15,480
Hart County 30.17% 2,869 68.52% 6,516 1.30% 124 9,509
Heard County 22.75% 947 75.80% 3,155 1.44% 60 4,162
Henry County 47.94% 43,374 51.17% 46,299 0.89% 803 90,476
Houston County 39.08% 22,643 59.77% 34,631 1.16% 670 57,944
Irwin County 30.79% 1,134 68.40% 2,519 0.81% 30 3,683
Jackson County 17.89% 4,236 80.74% 19,122 1.37% 324 23,682
Jasper County 30.60% 1,839 68.57% 4,121 0.83% 50 6,010
Jeff Davis County 23.85% 1,271 74.93% 3,994 1.22% 65 5,330
Jefferson County 58.31% 4,238 41.17% 2,992 0.52% 38 7,268
Jenkins County 46.37% 1,424 53.21% 1,634 0.42% 13 3,071
Johnson County 34.60% 1,305 64.69% 2,440 0.72% 27 3,772
Jones County 35.31% 4,272 63.97% 7,740 0.72% 87 12,099
Lamar County 34.29% 2,602 64.51% 4,896 1.20% 91 7,589
Lanier County 37.46% 1,108 61.26% 1,812 1.28% 38 2,958
Laurens County 38.32% 7,508 60.98% 11,947 0.70% 137 19,592
Lee County 23.41% 3,187 75.74% 10,310 0.84% 115 13,612
Liberty County 64.63% 10,427 34.45% 5,558 0.92% 148 16,133
Lincoln County 35.84% 1,586 63.41% 2,806 0.75% 33 4,425
Long County 37.86% 1,434 60.72% 2,300 1.43% 54 3,788
Lowndes County 44.33% 17,118 54.84% 21,176 0.83% 322 38,616
Lumpkin County 18.83% 2,049 79.35% 8,633 1.82% 198 10,880
Macon County 67.16% 3,211 32.32% 1,545 0.52% 25 4,781
Madison County 22.43% 2,486 76.15% 8,441 1.42% 157 11,084
Marion County 44.55% 1,411 54.66% 1,731 0.79% 25 3,167
McDuffie County 42.15% 4,041 57.11% 5,475 0.74% 71 9,587
McIntosh County 45.16% 2,860 53.77% 3,405 1.07% 68 6,333
Meriwether County 46.74% 4,328 52.44% 4,855 0.82% 76 9,259
Miller County 30.61% 848 68.74% 1,904 0.65% 18 2,770
Mitchell County 49.33% 4,081 50.20% 4,153 0.47% 39 8,273
Monroe County 30.83% 3,779 68.13% 8,352 1.04% 128 12,259
Montgomery County 29.63% 1,135 69.49% 2,662 0.89% 34 3,831
Morgan County 30.51% 2,751 68.52% 6,178 0.96% 87 9,016
Murray County 22.67% 2,542 75.27% 8,439 2.06% 231 11,212
Muscogee County 60.29% 42,458 39.01% 27,469 0.71% 497 70,424
Newton County 50.54% 21,844 48.54% 20,979 0.91% 395 43,218
Oconee County 24.87% 4,140 73.43% 12,222 1.70% 283 16,645
Oglethorpe County 30.55% 1,913 67.87% 4,250 1.58% 99 6,262
Paulding County 27.55% 15,779 71.20% 40,771 1.25% 714 57,264
Peach County 53.40% 6,141 45.92% 5,280 0.68% 78 11,499
Pickens County 15.59% 1,975 83.21% 10,545 1.20% 152 12,672
Pierce County 16.42% 1,124 82.78% 5,666 0.80% 55 6,845
Pike County 16.73% 1,355 82.23% 6,660 1.04% 84 8,099
Polk County 26.56% 3,608 72.14% 9,798 1.30% 176 13,582
Pulaski County 33.12% 1,219 66.40% 2,444 0.49% 18 3,681
Putnam County 31.68% 2,917 67.45% 6,210 0.87% 80 9,207
Quitman County 54.26% 612 45.21% 510 0.53% 6 1,128
Rabun County 20.92% 1,558 77.23% 5,753 1.85% 138 7,449
Randolph County 58.01% 1,749 41.43% 1,249 0.56% 17 3,015
Richmond County 66.51% 52,461 32.74% 25,821 0.75% 590 78,872
Rockdale County 57.75% 21,878 41.37% 15,671 0.88% 334 37,883
Schley County 25.63% 448 73.57% 1,286 0.80% 14 1,748
Screven County 45.45% 2,769 53.91% 3,285 0.64% 39 6,093
Seminole County 39.18% 1,475 59.60% 2,244 1.22% 46 3,765
Spalding County 39.44% 9,884 59.46% 14,901 1.10% 276 25,061
Stephens County 22.41% 2,123 76.08% 7,207 1.51% 143 9,473
Stewart County 63.60% 1,307 36.01% 740 0.39% 8 2,055
Sumter County 53.89% 6,370 45.45% 5,372 0.66% 78 11,820
Talbot County 64.87% 2,264 34.44% 1,202 0.69% 24 3,490
Taliaferro County 66.18% 636 33.40% 321 0.42% 4 961
Tattnall County 28.45% 1,894 70.62% 4,702 0.93% 62 6,658
Taylor County 44.42% 1,571 55.07% 1,948 0.51% 18 3,537
Telfair County 41.62% 1,804 57.20% 2,479 1.18% 51 4,334
Terrell County 57.84% 2,544 41.70% 1,834 0.45% 20 4,398
Thomas County 40.39% 7,651 58.88% 11,153 0.73% 139 18,943
Tift County 33.43% 4,481 65.97% 8,843 0.60% 80 13,404
Toombs County 29.36% 2,740 69.85% 6,519 0.79% 74 9,333
Towns County 20.54% 1,265 78.49% 4,834 0.97% 60 6,159
Treutlen County 39.01% 1,068 60.12% 1,646 0.88% 24 2,738
Troup County 40.53% 7,858 58.48% 11,339 1.00% 193 19,390
Turner County 42.41% 1,508 57.00% 2,027 0.59% 21 3,556
Twiggs County 54.04% 2,269 45.37% 1,905 0.60% 25 4,199
Union County 19.30% 2,137 79.22% 8,771 1.48% 164 11,072
Upson County 35.13% 3,955 64.22% 7,229 0.65% 73 11,257
Walker County 24.08% 5,269 74.23% 16,245 1.70% 371 21,885
Walton County 21.66% 8,139 77.22% 29,018 1.12% 419 37,576
Ware County 32.64% 3,892 66.54% 7,933 0.82% 98 11,923
Warren County 60.47% 1,525 39.25% 990 0.28% 7 2,522
Washington County 53.48% 4,705 45.85% 4,033 0.67% 59 8,797
Wayne County 25.28% 2,594 73.60% 7,553 1.12% 115 10,262
Webster County 48.77% 573 50.89% 598 0.34% 4 1,175
Wheeler County 35.74% 772 63.24% 1,366 1.02% 22 2,160
White County 15.95% 1,670 82.57% 8,647 1.48% 155 10,472
Whitfield County 26.80% 7,193 71.88% 19,290 1.31% 352 26,835
Wilcox County 33.90% 1,059 65.62% 2,050 0.48% 15 3,124
Wilkes County 43.83% 2,080 55.37% 2,628 0.80% 38 4,746
Wilkinson County 49.01% 2,180 50.47% 2,245 0.52% 23 4,448
Worth County 29.56% 2,486 69.72% 5,864 0.73% 61 8,411

Democratic primaryEdit

Incumbent president Barack Obama was unopposed in the Georgia primary, therefore winning all of the state's delegates.

Republican primaryEdit

Georgia Republican primary, 2012
 
← 2008 March 6, 2012 (2012-03-06) 2016 →
     
Candidate Newt Gingrich Mitt Romney
Home state Georgia Massachusetts
Delegate count 46 13
Popular vote 425,395 233,611
Percentage 47.2% 25.9%

     
Candidate Rick Santorum Ron Paul
Home state Pennsylvania Texas
Delegate count 2 0
Popular vote 176,259 59,100
Percentage 19.6% 6.6%

 
Georgia results by county
  Newt Gingrich
  Mitt Romney

The 2012 Georgia Republican primary took place on March 6, 2012.[2][3]

Georgia has 76 delegates to the Republic National Convention. The three super delegates are awarded winner-take-all to the statewide winner. Thirty-one delegates are awarded proportionately among candidates winning at least 20% of the vote statewide. Another 42 delegates are allocated by Congressional district, 3 delegates for each district. If a candidate gets a majority in a district, he wins all 3 delegates. If no one get majority, the delegates are split 2 and 1 between the top two candidates respectively.[4]

Georgia Republican primary, 2012[5]
Candidate Votes Percentage Estimated national delegates [6]
  Newt Gingrich 425,395 47.2% 54
Mitt Romney 233,611 25.9% 19
Rick Santorum 176,259 19.6% 3
Ron Paul 59,100 6.6% 0
Jon Huntsman Jr. 1,813 0.2% 0
Michele Bachmann 1,714 0.2% 0
Rick Perry 1,696 0.2% 0
Buddy Roemer 1,142 0.13% 0
Gary Johnson 740 0.08% 0
Undecided or Other 0
Totals 901,470 100.0% 76
Key: Withdrew prior to contest.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Georgia Election Results". Secretary of State of Georgia. 2012-11-08. Retrieved 2012-11-08.
  2. ^ "Primary and Caucus Printable Calendar". CNN. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
  3. ^ "Presidential Primary Dates" (PDF). Federal Election Commission. Retrieved January 23, 2012.
  4. ^ Nate Silver (March 4, 2012). "Romney Could Win Majority of Super Tuesday Delegates". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
  5. ^ Georgia Election Results, Retrieved March 23, 2012.
  6. ^ Georgia Republican Delegation 2012 The Green Papers. Retrieved March 15, 2012.

External linksEdit