United States presidential election in Washington (state), 2012

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.

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.

United States presidential election in Washington, 2012

November 6, 2012
  President Barack Obama, 2012 portrait crop Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 8
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%

Washington presidential election results 2012
County Results

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Barack Obama
Democratic

General election

Results

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 Democratic Votes (Obama) % Republican Votes (Romney) %
Adams 1,540 32.13% 3,171 66.16%
Asotin 4,003 40.43% 5,654 57.11%
Benton 28,145 35.38% 49,461 62.17%
Chelan 13,112 40.66% 18,402 57.06%
Clallam 18,580 48.81% 18,437 48.43%
Clark 93,382 48.94% 92,951 48.72%
Columbia 645 28.55% 1,568 69.41%
Cowlitz 22,726 50.93% 20,746 46.49%
Douglas 5,166 34.57% 9,425 63.08%
Ferry 1,294 37.62% 1,995 57.99%
Franklin 8,398 37.09% 13,748 60.72%
Garfield 336 26.29% 913 71.44%
Grant 8,950 32.48% 17,852 64.78%
Grays Harbor 15,960 55.64% 11,914 41.54%
Island 21,478 51.02% 19,605 46.57%
Jefferson 12,739 64.24% 6,405 32.3%
King 668,004 69.07% 275,700 28.51%
Kitsap 67,277 54.53% 52,846 42.84%
Kittitas 7,949 43.75% 9,782 53.83%
Klickitat 4,598 44.75% 5,316 51.74%
Lewis 12,664 37.2% 20,452 60.08%
Lincoln 1,673 28.49% 4,063 69.19%
Mason 14,764 52.29% 12,761 45.2%
Okanogan 7,108 42.19% 9,221 54.74%
Pacific 5,711 54.27% 4,499 42.75%
Pend Oreille 2,508 37.61% 3,952 59.27%
Pierce 186,430 54.37% 148,467 43.3%
San Juan 7,125 67.26% 3,111 29.37%
Skagit 26,688 51.91% 25,071 45.36%
Skamania 2,628 48.08% 2,687 49.16%
Snohomish 188,516 56.16% 133,016 40.33%
Spokane 102,295 45.7% 115,285 51.51%
Stevens 7,762 35.03% 13,691 61.78%
Thurston 74,037 58.27% 49,287 38.79%
Wahkiakum 1,094 47.69% 1,119 48.78%
Walla Walla 9,768 38.9% 14,648 58.34%
Whatcom 57,089 55.41% 42,703 41.45%
Whitman 8,037 46.94% 8,507 49.69%
Yakima 33,217 43.15% 42,239 54.88%

Democratic caucuses

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Republican caucuses

Washington Republican Presidential Caucuses Election Results by County, 2012
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 results

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
America Symbol.svg 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 results

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

References

  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.
  8. ^ http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/WA-R
  9. ^ https://twitter.com/FHQ/status/209025914649067520

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