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2012 United States presidential election in Washington (state)

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.

United States presidential election in Washington, 2012

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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

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Barack Obama
Democratic

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 electionEdit

ResultsEdit

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
Results By County [2]
County Dem Votes (Obama) % Rep Votes (Romney) % Other % Total
Adams 1,540 32.13% 3,171 66.16% 123 2.57% 4,793
Asotin 4,003 40.43% 5,654 57.11% 497 5.02% 9,901
Benton 28,145 35.38% 49,461 62.17% 3,740 4.70% 79,559
Chelan 13,112 40.66% 18,402 57.06% 1,248 3.87% 32,250
Clallam 18,580 48.81% 18,437 48.43% 1,599 4.20% 38,066
Clark 93,382 48.94% 92,951 48.72% 4,472 6.01% 190,805
Columbia 645 28.55% 1,568 69.41% 89 3.94% 2,259
Cowlitz 22,726 50.93% 20,746 46.49% 1,982 4.44% 44,620
Douglas 5,166 34.57% 9,425 63.08% 548 3.67% 14,942
Ferry 1,294 37.62% 1,995 57.99% 98 2.85% 3,440
Franklin 8,398 37.09% 13,748 60.72% 876 3.87% 22,643
Garfield 336 26.29% 913 71.44% 73 5.71% 1,278
Grant 8,950 32.48% 17,852 64.78% 922 3.35% 27,558
Grays Harbor 15,960 55.64% 11,914 41.54% 1,201 4.19% 28,684
Island 21,478 51.02% 19,605 46.57% 2,110 5.01% 42,099
Jefferson 12,739 64.24% 6,405 32.3% 767 3.87% 19,829
King 668,004 69.07% 275,700 28.51% 35,115 3.63% 967,154
Kitsap 67,277 54.53% 52,846 42.84% 7,749 6.28% 123,367
Kittitas 7,949 43.75% 9,782 53.83% 783 4.31% 18,171
Klickitat 4,598 44.75% 5,316 51.74% 320 3.11% 10,274
Lewis 12,664 37.2% 20,452 60.08% 1,250 3.67% 34,044
Lincoln 1,673 28.49% 4,063 69.19% 166 2.83% 5,872
Mason 14,764 52.29% 12,761 45.2% 1,406 4.98% 28,235
Okanogan 7,108 42.19% 9,221 54.74% 487 2.89% 16,846
Pacific 5,711 54.27% 4,499 42.75% 322 3.06% 10,524
Pend Oreille 2,508 37.61% 3,952 59.27% 214 3.21% 6,668
Pierce 186,430 54.37% 148,467 43.3% 18,040 5.26% 342,910
San Juan 7,125 67.26% 3,111 29.37% 511 4.82% 10,594
Skagit 28,688 51.91% 25,071 45.36% 2,586 4.68% 55,269
Skamania 2,628 48.08% 2,687 49.16% 273 4.99% 5,466
Snohomish 188,516 56.16% 133,016 40.33% 17,458 5.29% 329,817
Spokane 102,295 45.7% 115,285 51.51% 11,162 4.99% 223,830
Stevens 7,762 35.03% 13,691 61.78% 733 3.31% 22,161
Thurston 74,037 58.27% 49,287 38.79% 7,151 5.63% 127,063
Wahkiakum 1,094 47.69% 1,119 48.78% 80 3.49% 2,294
Walla Walla 9,768 38.9% 14,648 58.34% 1,129 4.50% 25,108
Whatcom 57,089 55.41% 42,703 41.45% 4,605 4.47% 103,029
Whitman 8,037 46.94% 8,507 49.69% 967 5.65% 17,121
Yakima 33,217 43.15% 42,239 54.88% 2,518 3.27% 76,973

Democratic caucusesEdit

[Data unknown/missing.]

Republican caucusesEdit

 
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,[3] The additional preferential primary, as held since 1992, was canceled this year for budgetary reasons, as was the one in 2004.[4] 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 resultsEdit

With 3,677,919 registered voters as of February 29,[5] the turnout was 1.4%.[6]

Washington state Republican caucuses nonbinding strawpoll
Candidate Votes Percentage
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 resultsEdit

Convention Results[7][8][9]
Candidate 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th State Party
leaders
Total
Mitt 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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Washington SoS". Retrieved January 13, 2013.
  2. ^ http://results.vote.wa.gov/results/20121106/President-Vice-President_ByCounty.html
  3. ^ Grygiel, Chris (September 27, 2011). "Washington state GOP to hold presidential caucus March 3". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Hearst Corporation. ISSN 0745-970X. OCLC 3734418. Retrieved January 10, 2011.
  4. ^ "GOP candidates vie for delegates in Washington, feet planted in Ohio". Fox News. March 3, 2012. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
  5. ^ "Elections & Voting". Washington Secretary of State - Elections Division. Retrieved March 4, 2012.
  6. ^ Washington Republican - The Green Papers
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-10. Retrieved 2012-07-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/WA-R
  9. ^ https://twitter.com/FHQ/status/209025914649067520

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