US Presidential Elections 2012

Barack Obama won 2012 US Presidential Elections.


All 538 electoral votes of the Electoral College 270 electoral votes needed to win
Turnout 57.5–60% (Est.)
  Barack Obama Mitt Romney
Nominee Barack Obama Mitt Romney
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Illinois Massachusetts
Running mate Joe Biden Paul Ryan
Electoral vote 303a 206a
States carried 25 + DC 24
Popular vote 60,662,601 57,821,399
Percentage 50.4%[2] 48.1%

US Presidential Elections 2012 Candidates

Democratic Candidate

Barack Obama

Nominee: Barack Obama

Party: Democratic

Home state: Illinois

Running mate: Joe Biden

Incumbent President

Republican Candidate

Mitt Romney

Nominee: Mitt Romney

Party: Republican

Home state: Massachusetts

Running mate: Paul Ryan

Libertarian Candidate

Gary Johnson

Nominee: Gary Johnson

Party: Libertarian

Home state: New Mexico

Running mate: James Gray

Green Candidate

Jill Stein

Nominee: Jill Stein

Party: Green

Home state: Massachusetts

Running mate: Cheri Honkala

Constitution Candidate

Virgil Goode

Nominee: Virgil Goode

Party: Constitution

Home state: Virginia

Running mate:Jim Clymer

US Presidential Elections 2012 Electoral college changes

States won by Democrats
in 2000, 2004, and 2008

  • Illinois −1
  • Massachusetts −1
  • Michigan −1
  • New Jersey −1
  • New York −2
  • Pennsylvania −1
  • Washington +1

States won by Republicans
in 2000, 2004, and 200

  • Arizona +1
  • Georgia +1
  • Louisiana −1
  • Missouri −1
  • South Carolina +1
  • Texas +4
  • Utah +1

Remaining states

  • Florida (Democratic in 2008, Republican in 2000 and 2004) +2
  • Iowa (Democratic in 2000 and 2008, Republican in 2004) −1
  • Nevada (Democratic in 2008, Republican in 2000 and 2004) +1
  • Ohio (Democratic in 2008, Republican in 2000 and 2004) −2

US Presidential Elections 2012 Presidential Debates

  • October 3: The first presidential debate
  • October 11: The vice-presidential debate
  • October 16: The second presidential debate
  • October 22: The third and final presidential debate

US Presidential Elections 2012 Election Dates

  • November 6, 2012 – Election Day
  • December 17, 2012 – Electoral College will formally elect a President and Vice President.
  • January 3, 2013 – The new Congress is sworn in.
  • January 6, 2013 – Electoral votes are formally counted before a joint session of Congress.
  • January 20, 2013 – Inauguration oaths are taken, the new presidential term starts.
  • January 21, 2013 – Inauguration Day (as the 20th falls on a Sunday)

The US Presidential Elections 2012 (57th quadrennial election) is scheduled to be on November 6, Tuesday. This is the day to choose the presidential electors (the official electors of the US president and vice president on December 17).

Candidates with Sufficient Ballot Access

President Barak Obama: This is the incumbent president’s final term, as the democratic candidate from Illinois is running for his second time. The vice presidential candidate of Democratic Party is the incumbent US vice president Joe Biden from Delaware.

Republican Mitt Romney: Former governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney is the major challenger of President Obama. The vice presidential candidate of the Republican Party is Congressman Paul Ryan from Wisconsin.

Gary Johnson: Former governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson has been nominated by the Libertarian Party. The vice presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party is James P. Gary, a former judge of Supreme Court from California.

Jill Stein: Nominated by the Green Party, Jill Stein is a physician, who has run electoral campaigns such as for Massachusetts Governor, State Representative and Commonwealth Secretary. The vice presidential candidate of the Green Party is Cheri Honka from Pennsylvania.

There are many other nominees from different parties and independent candidates contesting in the US Presidential Elections 2012.

The presidential debates start on October 3rd and the final one will be on October 22nd. There will be three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate.

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