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United States presidential election in South Dakota, 2012

The 2012 United States presidential election in South Dakota took place on November 6, 2012, as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. South Dakota 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. Prior to the election, 17 news organizations considered this a state Romney would win, or otherwise considered as a safe red state. Romney won South Dakota by an 18.02% margin of victory.

United States presidential election in South Dakota, 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 3 0
Popular vote 210,610 145,039
Percentage 57.89% 39.87%

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County Results

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Barack Obama
Democratic

Contents

General ElectionEdit

ResultsEdit

United States presidential election in South Dakota, 2012[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 210,610 57.89% 3
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 145,039 39.87% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 5,795 1.59% 0
Constitution Virgil Goode Jim Clymer 2,371 0.65% 0
Totals 363,815 100.00% 3

By countyEdit

County Obama% Obama# Romney% Romney# Others% Others# Total
Aurora County 39.71% 556 57.43% 804 2.86% 40 1,400
Beadle County 39.67% 2,881 58.24% 4,230 2.09% 152 7,263
Bennett County 45.55% 548 52.04% 626 2.41% 29 1,203
Bon Homme County 37.96% 1,167 59.53% 1,830 2.50% 77 3,074
Brookings County 46.99% 5,827 50.16% 6,220 2.85% 353 12,400
Brown County 45.12% 7,250 51.79% 8,321 3.09% 497 16,068
Brule County 34.64% 824 63.01% 1,499 2.35% 56 2,379
Buffalo County 73.63% 472 25.90% 166 0.47% 3 641
Butte County 23.81% 1,002 73.03% 3,073 3.16% 133 4,208
Campbell County 19.44% 153 78.27% 616 2.29% 18 787
Charles Mix County 39.40% 1,483 59.25% 2,230 1.35% 51 3,764
Clark County 39.15% 713 58.59% 1,067 2.25% 41 1,821
Clay County 56.46% 2,955 41.02% 2,147 2.52% 132 5,234
Codington County 39.81% 4,588 58.10% 6,696 2.08% 240 11,524
Corson County 54.00% 648 42.92% 515 3.08% 37 1,200
Custer County 29.54% 1,335 67.74% 3,062 2.72% 123 4,520
Davison County 38.16% 3,042 59.68% 4,757 2.16% 172 7,971
Day County 52.11% 1,497 45.95% 1,320 1.95% 56 2,873
Deuel County 43.34% 941 54.12% 1,175 2.53% 55 2,171
Dewey County 63.69% 1,207 34.99% 663 1.32% 25 1,895
Douglas County 19.64% 332 78.93% 1,334 1.42% 24 1,690
Edmunds County 32.13% 622 65.29% 1,264 2.58% 50 1,936
Fall River County 32.42% 1,140 64.22% 2,258 3.36% 118 3,516
Faulk County 29.37% 331 67.88% 765 2.75% 31 1,127
Grant County 41.40% 1,493 56.41% 2,034 2.19% 79 3,606
Gregory County 27.85% 599 70.06% 1,507 2.09% 45 2,151
Haakon County 12.64% 138 86.08% 940 1.28% 14 1,092
Hamlin County 32.98% 921 64.55% 1,803 2.47% 69 2,793
Hand County 31.11% 575 67.21% 1,242 1.68% 31 1,848
Hanson County 31.46% 760 67.34% 1,627 1.20% 29 2,416
Harding County 11.10% 82 86.33% 638 2.57% 19 739
Hughes County 34.16% 2,786 64.00% 5,219 1.84% 150 8,155
Hutchinson County 26.95% 923 71.56% 2,451 1.49% 51 3,425
Hyde County 25.78% 189 72.44% 531 1.77% 13 733
Jackson County 38.52% 426 59.76% 661 1.72% 19 1,106
Jerauld County 44.93% 452 53.48% 538 1.59% 16 1,006
Jones County 17.73% 108 80.46% 490 1.81% 11 609
Kingsbury County 41.87% 1,092 55.64% 1,451 2.49% 65 2,608
Lake County 43.34% 2,724 54.40% 3,419 2.26% 142 6,285
Lawrence County 34.98% 3,973 61.85% 7,025 3.18% 361 11,359
Lincoln County 36.36% 7,982 62.00% 13,611 1.64% 359 21,952
Lyman County 38.56% 605 59.46% 933 1.98% 31 1,569
McCook County 53.40% 1,061 44.74% 889 1.86% 37 1,987
McPherson County 34.63% 905 63.34% 1,655 2.03% 53 2,613
Marshall County 22.39% 272 75.80% 921 1.81% 22 1,215
Meade County 27.07% 2,928 69.95% 7,566 2.99% 323 10,817
Mellette County 48.76% 375 49.54% 381 1.69% 13 769
Miner County 42.02% 479 55.79% 636 2.19% 25 1,140
Minnehaha County 45.28% 34,674 52.68% 40,342 2.05% 1,567 76,583
Moody County 47.12% 1,429 50.61% 1,535 2.27% 69 3,033
Oglala Lakota County 34.02% 15,125 63.49% 28,232 2.49% 1,107 44,464
Pennington County 20.06% 319 75.79% 1,205 4.15% 66 1,590
Perkins County 24.55% 339 74.51% 1,029 0.94% 13 1,381
Potter County 54.09% 2,302 44.24% 1,883 1.67% 71 4,256
Roberts County 34.89% 389 61.70% 688 3.41% 38 1,115
Sanborn County 93.39% 2,937 05.98% 188 0.64% 20 3,145
Spink County 42.75% 1,300 54.92% 1,670 2.33% 71 3,041
Stanley County 28.25% 435 69.03% 1,063 2.73% 42 1,540
Sully County 22.74% 186 74.94% 613 2.32% 19 818
Todd County 79.13% 1,976 19.94% 498 0.92% 23 2,497
Tripp County 27.39% 737 70.79% 1,905 1.82% 49 2,691
Turner County 33.52% 1,411 64.49% 2,715 2.00% 84 4,210
Union County 36.62% 2,782 61.85% 4,698 1.53% 116 7,596
Walworth County 27.25% 671 70.31% 1,731 2.44% 60 2,462
Yankton County 42.37% 4,226 55.09% 5,495 2.54% 253 9,974
Ziebach County 57.69% 439 41.26% 314 1.05% 8 761

Republican primaryEdit

South Dakota Republican primary, 2012
 
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Candidate Mitt Romney Ron Paul
Home state Massachusetts Texas
Delegate count 25 0
Popular vote 34,033 6,704
Percentage 66.05% 13.01%

   
Candidate Rick Santorum Uncommited
Home state Pennsylvania n/a
Delegate count 0 0
Popular vote 5,916 2,797
Percentage 11.48% 5.43%

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

The Republican primary took place on June 5, 2012.[2] 25 delegates will be chosen, for a total of 28 delegates to go to the national convention.

South Dakota Republican primary, 2012
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
Mitt Romney 34,033 66.1% 25
Ron Paul 6,704 13.01% 0
Rick Santorum 5,916 11.48% 0
Uncommitted 2,797 5.43% 0
Newt Gingrich 2,074 4.03% 0
Unpledged delegates: 3
Total: 51,524 100.0% 28
Key: Withdrew prior to contest

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "South Dakota Secretary of State". Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  2. ^ "Primary and Caucus Printable Calendar". CNN. Retrieved January 12, 2012. 

External linksEdit