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United States presidential election in Minnesota, 2012

← "2008 November 6, 2012 "2016 →
Turnout 76.42%[1] Decrease
  ""President Barack Obama, 2012 portrait crop.jpg ""Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 8.jpg
Nominee "Barack Obama "Mitt Romney
Party "Democratic "Republican
Home state "Illinois "Massachusetts
Running mate "Joe Biden "Paul Ryan
Electoral vote 10 0
Popular vote 1,546,167 1,320,225
Percentage 52.7% 45.0%

""Minnesota presidential election results 2012.svg
County Results

President before election

"Barack Obama
"Democratic

Elected President

"Barack Obama
"Democratic

The 2012 United States presidential election in "Minnesota took place on November 6, 2012, as part of the "2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus "The District of Columbia participated. Minnesota voters chose 10 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.

Minnesota backed incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama for re-election, giving him 52.65% of the vote, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney took 44.96%, a victory margin of 7.69%. With ten Democratic wins in a row, Minnesota has the longest current streak of voting for the Democratic candidate in presidential elections of any state, having not voted Republican since "Richard Nixon in "1972. This is also the longest streak for the Democrats in history amongst non-Southern States.

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General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Minnesota, 2012[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
"Democratic "Barack Obama "Joe Biden 1,546,167 52.65% 10
"Republican "Mitt Romney "Paul Ryan 1,320,225 44.96% 0
"Libertarian "Gary Johnson "Jim Gray 35,098 1.20% 0
"Green "Jill Stein "Cheri Honkala 13,023 0.44% 0
"Constitution "Virgil Goode "Jim Clymer 3,722 0.13% 0
"Grassroots "Jim Carlson George McMahon 3,149 0.11% 0
"Justice "Rocky Anderson "Luis J. Rodriguez 1,996 0.07% 0
Constitutional Government Dean Morstad Josh Franke-Hyland 1,092 0.04% 0
"Socialist Workers "James Harris "Maura DeLuca 1,051 0.04% 0
"Socialism and Liberation "Peta Lindsay "Yari Osorio 397 0.01% 0
Write-Ins 10,641 0.36% 0
Totals 2,936,561 100.00% 10
Voter turnout (eligible voters) 75.74%

By county[edit]

County Obama % Obama Votes Romney % Romney Votes Others % Others Votes Total Votes
"Aitkin 48.26% 4,412 49.58% 4,533 2.15% 197 9,142
"Anoka 47.52% 88,611 50.11% 93,430 2.37% 4,420 186,461
"Becker 41.69% 6,829 56.18% 9,204 2.13% 349 16,382
"Beltrami 53.59% 11,818 43.70% 9,637 2.70% 596 22,051
"Benton 41.66% 8,173 55.30% 10,849 3.04% 597 19,619
"Big Stone 48.23% 1,345 49.66% 1,385 2.12% 59 2,789
"Blue Earth 53.00% 18,164 43.52% 14,916 3.48% 1,194 34,274
"Brown 40.42% 5,630 56.99% 7,938 2.59% 361 13,929
"Carlton 61.78% 11,389 35.72% 6,586 2.50% 461 18,436
"Carver 39.22% 20,745 58.90% 31,155 1.89% 999 52,899
"Cass 42.49% 6,858 55.49% 8,957 2.02% 326 16,141
"Chippewa 49.72% 3,083 47.85% 2,967 2.44% 151 6,201
"Chisago 42.54% 12,524 55.12% 16,227 2.34% 690 29,441
"Clay 52.65% 15,208 44.73% 12,920 2.62% 758 28,886
"Clearwater 41.77% 1,753 56.21% 2,359 2.03% 85 4,197
"Cook 59.99% 1,993 36.75% 1,221 3.25% 108 3,322
"Cottonwood 41.50% 2,433 56.57% 3,316 1.93% 113 5,862
"Crow Wing 42.27% 14,760 55.60% 19,415 2.13% 745 34,920
"Dakota 50.37% 116,252 47.45% 109,514 2.19% 5,049 230,815
"Dodge 43.46% 4,487 53.48% 5,522 3.06% 316 10,325
"Douglas 41.29% 8,665 56.73% 11,905 1.98% 416 20,986
"Faribault 44.17% 3,407 53.21% 4,104 2.62% 202 7,713
"Fillmore 52.45% 5,713 45.11% 4,913 2.44% 266 10,892
"Freeborn 55.82% 9,326 41.72% 6,969 2.46% 411 16,706
"Goodhue 47.33% 12,212 50.33% 12,986 2.34% 603 25,801
"Grant 47.23% 1,647 50.13% 1,748 2.64% 92 3,487
"Hennepin 62.34% 423,979 35.30% 240,073 2.35% 16,007 680,059
"Houston 50.56% 5,281 47.40% 4,951 2.05% 214 10,446
"Hubbard 40.59% 4,676 57.48% 6,622 1.93% 222 11,520
"Isanti 39.69% 8,024 57.75% 11,675 2.56% 518 20,217
"Itasca 53.73% 12,852 43.90% 10,500 2.37% 566 23,918
"Jackson 41.77% 2,268 56.06% 3,044 2.17% 118 5,430
"Kanabec 44.09% 3,593 53.10% 4,328 2.81% 229 8,150
"Kandiyohi 45.68% 9,806 52.36% 11,239 1.96% 420 21,465
"Kittson 51.32% 1,241 45.29% 1,095 3.39% 82 2,418
"Koochiching 53.44% 3,451 43.99% 2,841 2.57% 166 6,458
"Lac Qui Parle 49.55% 1,974 48.64% 1,938 1.81% 72 3,984
"Lake 59.31% 4,043 38.29% 2,610 2.41% 164 6,817
"Lake of the Woods 38.45% 859 58.46% 1,306 3.09% 69 2,234
"Le Sueur 45.65% 6,753 52.14% 7,714 2.21% 327 14,794
"Lincoln 45.80% 1,428 51.12% 1,594 3.08% 96 3,118
"Lyon 44.11% 5,465 53.23% 6,595 2.66% 329 12,389
"Mahnomen 58.48% 1,276 39.92% 871 1.60% 35 2,182
"McLeod 37.56% 6,968 59.66% 11,069 2.78% 516 18,553
"Marshall 42.53% 1,998 54.68% 2,569 2.79% 131 4,698
"Martin 36.96% 4,054 60.69% 6,657 2.34% 257 10,968
"Meeker 40.68% 4,969 56.60% 6,913 2.72% 332 12,214
"Mille Lacs 44.53% 5,829 53.10% 6,951 2.38% 311 13,091
"Morrison 36.81% 6,153 60.78% 10,159 2.41% 402 16,714
"Mower 60.03% 11,129 37.42% 6,938 2.55% 472 18,539
"Murray 45.31% 2,160 52.53% 2,504 2.16% 103 4,767
"Nicollet 52.58% 9,652 44.75% 8,214 2.67% 491 18,357
"Nobles 44.52% 3,793 53.77% 4,581 1.71% 146 8,520
"Norman 53.94% 1,730 43.16% 1,384 2.90% 93 3,207
"Olmsted 50.23% 39,338 47.03% 36,832 2.74% 2,146 78,316
"Otter Tail 38.41% 12,165 59.55% 18,860 2.04% 645 31,670
"Pennington 46.41% 3,024 50.71% 3,304 2.89% 188 6,516
"Pine 48.34% 6,750 49.02% 6,845 2.65% 370 13,965
"Pipestone 37.13% 1,725 60.83% 2,826 2.04% 95 4,646
"Polk 46.10% 6,773 51.83% 7,615 2.08% 305 14,693
"Pope 47.73% 2,981 50.30% 3,142 1.97% 123 6,246
"Ramsey 66.33% 184,936 31.13% 86,799 2.54% 7,086 278,821
"Red Lake 46.99% 928 49.52% 978 3.49% 69 1,975
"Redwood 38.61% 3,008 58.66% 4,570 2.72% 212 7,790
"Renville 44.02% 3,394 53.81% 4,149 2.17% 167 7,710
"Rice 52.85% 17,054 44.58% 14,384 2.57% 829 32,267
"Rock 40.16% 1,946 57.99% 2,810 1.86% 90 4,846
"Roseau 37.70% 2,772 59.97% 4,409 2.33% 171 7,352
"Scott 41.47% 29,714 56.28% 40,321 2.25% 1,612 71,647
"Sherburne 37.84% 17,597 59.88% 27,847 2.29% 1,064 46,508
"Sibley 37.31% 2,916 60.05% 4,693 2.64% 206 7,815
"St. Louis 63.48% 73,376 33.85% 39,131 2.67% 3,085 115,592
"Stearns 42.75% 33,551 54.81% 43,015 2.44% 1,911 78,477
"Steele 45.52% 8,706 51.78% 9,903 2.69% 515 19,124
"Stevens 48.51% 2,742 48.94% 2,766 2.55% 144 5,652
"Swift 53.74% 2,751 43.91% 2,248 2.34% 120 5,119
"Todd 40.83% 4,819 56.93% 6,719 2.25% 265 11,803
"Traverse 51.06% 942 46.61% 860 2.33% 43 1,845
"Wabasha 46.03% 5,415 51.42% 6,049 2.54% 299 11,763
"Wadena 36.70% 2,492 61.02% 4,143 2.28% 155 6,790
"Waseca 44.83% 4,370 52.49% 5,116 2.68% 261 9,747
"Washington 49.39% 70,203 48.64% 69,137 1.97% 2,793 142,133
"Watonwan 48.48% 2,494 48.93% 2,517 2.59% 133 5,144
"Wilkin 39.04% 1,258 58.47% 1,884 2.48% 80 3,222
"Winona 55.01% 14,980 42.16% 11,480 2.83% 772 27,232
"Wright 37.95% 25,739 59.67% 40,468 2.37% 1,609 67,816
"Yellow Medicine 45.53% 2,465 51.83% 2,806 2.64% 143 5,414
Minnesota Total 52.65% 1,546,021 44.95% 1,320,048 2.38% 70,139 2,936,208

Democratic caucuses[edit]

Minnesota Democratic caucus, 2012

← "2008 February 7, 2012 (2012-02-07) "2016 →
  ""President Barack Obama, 2012 portrait crop.jpg
Candidate "Barack Obama
Home state "Illinois
Delegate count 91
Popular vote 16,733
Percentage 96.3%

""Minnesota Democratic presidential caucus election results, 2012.svg
Minnesota results by county
  Barack Obama
  No votes
Minnesota Democratic caucus, 2012[3]
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
""America Symbol.svg "Barack Obama 16,733 96.30% 91
Uncommited 643 3.70% 0

Republican caucuses[edit]

Minnesota Republican caucus, 2012

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  ""Rick Santorum by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg ""Ron Paul by Gage Skidmore 3 crop.jpg
Candidate "Rick Santorum "Ron Paul
Home state "Pennsylvania "Texas
Popular vote 21,988 13,282
Percentage 44.95% 27.15%

  ""Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 8.jpg ""Newt Gingrich by Gage Skidmore 6.jpg
Candidate "Mitt Romney "Newt Gingrich
Home state "Massachusetts "Georgia
Popular vote 8,240 5,263
Percentage 16.85% 10.76%

""Minnesota Republican Presidential Caucuses Results by County, 2012.svg
Minnesota results by county
  Rick Santorum
  Ron Paul
  Tie

The Republican caucuses were held on February 7, 2012.[4] The events coincided with the "Colorado Republican caucuses as well as the "Missouri Republican primary. "Minnesota has a total of 40 delegates, 37 of which are tied to the caucuses while 3 are unpledged RNC delegates. The non-binding straw poll was won by "Rick Santorum, but "Ron Paul won 32 of the 40 delegates to the "Republican National Convention.

Results with 100.0% (4,137 of 4,137 precincts) reporting:

Election Reporting[5][6][7][8][9]
Candidate Votes Delegates
Total Percentage Total Percentage
"Rick Santorum 21,988 44.95% 2 5%
""America Symbol.svg "Ron Paul 13,282 27.15% 32 80%
"Mitt Romney 8,240 16.85% 1 2.5%
"Newt Gingrich 5,263 10.76% 0 0%
Write-in 143 0.29% 0 0%
Unpledged delegates: 5 12.5%
Total: 48,916 100.0% 40 100.0%

Conventions[edit]

There is no formal system of allocating delegates to candidates in any step of the election process. At each meeting the participants decides what the best course of action is. The state convention can vote to bind the 13 at-large delegates to a candidate. The 24 delegates elected at the CD conventions and the 3 automatic (RNC) delegates are not legally bound to vote for a candidate.

Convention Results[6][8][9]
Candidate 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th State Party
leaders
Total
""America Symbol.svg "Ron Paul 2 3 3 3 3 3 1 2 12 0 32
"Rick Santorum 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
"Mitt Romney 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Unknown 1 1 3 5
Total 24 13 3 40

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Office of the State Of Minnesota Secretary of State". www.sos.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2017-07-22. 
  2. ^ "Minnesota Secretary of State". Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  3. ^ "Presidential Preference by County". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved 2016-10-07. 
  4. ^ Scheck, Tom (September 30, 2011). "MNGOP keeping Feb. 7 Caucus date". Capitol View. Minnesota Public Radio. 
  5. ^ "Election Reporting System: Statewide Results for Republican Party". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Paul supporters chosen as delegates in three congressional districts". Pierce County Herald. April 15, 2012. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ Anderson, Pat (21 April 2012). "Ron Paul gets 20/24 Congressional District delegates. CD4 3, CD2 3, CD8 2, CD1 2 #mngop #mnleg". twitter.com. Twitter. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Rep. Paul supporters elected to half of Minnesota GOP convention delegation". Pierce County Herald. April 22, 2012. Retrieved April 22, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Ron Paul Wins Minnesota State Convention". Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Republican Party of Minnesota Events". Retrieved 4 May 2012. 

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