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United States presidential election in Alabama, 2012

United States presidential election in Alabama, 2012
Alabama
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Turnout 73.2% Decrease
  Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 8.jpg President Barack Obama, 2012 portrait crop.jpg
Nominee Mitt Romney Barack Obama
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Massachusetts Illinois
Running mate Paul Ryan Joe Biden
Electoral vote 9 0
Popular vote 1,255,925 795,696
Percentage 60.55% 38.36%

Alabama 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 Alabama took place on November 6, 2012 as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Alabama voters chose 9 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.

In 2008, Alabama was won by Republican nominee John McCain with a 21.6% margin of victory. Prior to the election, 17 news organizations considered this a state Romney would win, or otherwise considered it a safe red state. Located in the Deep South, Alabama is one of the most conservative states in the country. Alabama has not gone Democratic since it was won by Jimmy Carter in 1976.[1]

Mitt Romney won the election in Alabama with 60.55% of the vote. Barack Obama received 38.36% of the vote.[2] While the state swung slightly more Republican from 2008, Obama flipped two McCain counties, Barbour and Conecuh, into the Democratic column.

General Election

Candidate Ballot Access:

  • Barack Obama/Joseph Biden, Democratic
  • Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, Republican
  • Gary Johnson/James P. Gray, Libertarian
  • Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala, Green
  • Virgil Goode/Jim Clymer, Constitution

Write-In Candidate Access:

  • Rocky Anderson/Luis J. Rodriguez, Justice
  • Andre Barnett/Ken Cross, Reform

Results

United States presidential election in Alabama, 2012
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 1,255,925 60.55% 9
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 797,696 38.36% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 12,328 0.59% 0
Write-Ins Write-Ins 4,011 0.19% 0
Green Jill Stein Cheri Honkala 3,397 0.16% 0
Constitution Virgil Goode Jim Clymer 2,981 0.14% 0
Totals 2,074,338 100.00% 9

Results by county

County Romney# Romney% Obama# Obama% Other# Other% Total Votes
Autauga 17,379 72.49% 6,363 26.54% 231 0.96% 23,973
Baldwin 66,016 77.22% 18,424 21.55% 1,051 1.23% 85,491
Barbour 5,550 48.19% 5,912 51.33% 55 0.48% 11,517
Bibb 6,132 72.83% 2,202 26.15% 86 1.02% 8,420
Blount 20,757 86.27% 2,970 12.34% 333 1.38% 24,060
Bullock 1,251 23.51% 4,061 76.31% 10 0.19% 5,322
Butler 5,087 53.54% 4,374 46.03% 41 0.43% 9,502
Calhoun 30,278 65.30% 15,511 33.45% 575 1.24% 46,364
Chambers 7,626 52.13% 6,871 46.97% 132 0.90% 14,629
Cherokee 7,506 76.65% 2,132 21.77% 154 1.57% 9,792
Chilton 13,932 79.68% 3,397 19.43% 156 0.89% 17,485
Choctaw 4,152 52.06% 3,786 47.47% 38 0.48% 7,976
Clarke 7,470 53.90% 6,334 45.70% 56 0.40% 13,860
Clay 4,817 72.12% 1,777 26.61% 85 1.27% 6,679
Cleburne 5,272 83.43% 971 15.37% 76 1.20% 6,319
Coffee 14,666 73.99% 4,925 24.85% 230 1.16% 19,821
Colbert 13,936 59.44% 9,166 39.10% 342 1.46% 23,444
Conecuh 3,439 48.95% 3,555 50.60% 31 0.44% 7,025
Coosa 3,049 57.72% 2,191 41.48% 42 0.80% 5,282
Covington 12,153 78.72% 3,158 20.45% 128 0.83% 15,439
Crenshaw 4,331 67.42% 2,050 31.91% 43 0.67% 6,424
Cullman 28,999 83.92% 5,052 14.62% 504 1.46% 34,555
Dale 13,108 70.47% 5,286 28.42% 207 1.11% 18,601
Dallas 6,288 29.99% 14,612 69.70% 64 0.31% 20,964
DeKalb 18,331 76.54% 5,239 21.87% 380 1.59% 23,950
Elmore 26,253 73.86% 8,954 25.19% 339 0.95% 35,546
Escambia 9,287 62.35% 5,489 36.85% 118 0.79% 14,894
Etowah 29,130 68.34% 12,803 30.04% 691 1.62% 42,624
Fayette 6,054 76.07% 1,817 22.83% 87 1.09% 7,958
Franklin 7,567 69.54% 3,171 29.14% 143 1.31% 10,881
Geneva 9,175 80.97% 2,039 17.99% 117 1.03% 11,331
Greene 804 15.05% 4,521 84.62% 18 0.34% 5,343
Hale 3,210 37.12% 5,411 62.58% 26 0.30% 8,647
Henry 5,628 64.20% 3,083 35.17% 55 0.63% 8,766
Houston 29,270 69.72% 12,367 29.46% 347 0.83% 41,984
Jackson 14,439 69.98% 5,822 28.22% 371 1.80% 20,632
Jefferson 141,683 46.53% 159,876 52.50% 2,964 0.97% 304,523
Lamar 5,457 76.05% 1,646 22.94% 73 1.02% 7,176
Lauderdale 23,911 64.57% 12,511 33.78% 610 1.65% 37,032
Lawrence 8,874 62.72% 5,069 35.83% 205 1.45% 14,148
Lee 32,194 59.08% 21,381 39.23% 921 1.69% 54,496
Limestone 25,295 71.17% 9,829 27.66% 416 1.17% 35,540
Lowndes 1,756 23.34% 5,747 76.39% 20 0.27% 7,523
Macon 1,331 12.80% 9,045 87.00% 20 0.19% 10,396
Madison 90,884 58.47% 62,015 39.90% 2,529 1.63% 155,428
Marengo 5,336 46.23% 6,167 53.43% 40 0.35% 11,543
Marion 9,697 79.95% 2,249 18.54% 183 1.51% 12,129
Marshall 25,867 79.24% 6,299 19.30% 478 1.46% 32,644
Mobile 94,893 54.18% 78,760 44.97% 1,487 0.85% 175,140
Monroe 5,741 53.57% 4,914 45.85% 62 0.58% 10,717
Montgomery 38,332 37.56% 63,085 61.81% 650 0.64% 102,067
Morgan 35,391 71.56% 13,439 27.17% 629 1.27% 49,459
Perry 1,506 24.68% 4,568 74.87% 27 0.44% 6,101
Pickens 5,124 53.26% 4,455 46.30% 42 0.44% 9,621
Pike 7,963 56.38% 6,035 42.73% 125 0.89% 14,123
Randolph 7,224 69.32% 3,078 29.54% 119 1.14% 10,421
Russell 8,278 43.78% 10,500 55.53% 132 0.70% 18,910
Shelby 71,436 77.03% 20,051 21.62% 1,255 1.35% 92,742
St. Clair 29,031 82.39% 5,801 16.46% 403 1.14% 35,235
Sumter 1,586 22.56% 5,421 77.11% 23 0.33% 7,030
Talladega 19,246 57.60% 13,905 41.61% 265 0.79% 33,416
Tallapoosa 12,396 65.76% 6,319 33.52% 136 0.72% 18,851
Tuscaloosa 45,748 58.08% 32,048 40.68% 976 1.24% 78,772
Walker 21,651 75.74% 6,557 22.94% 377 1.32% 28,585
Washington 5,761 65.56% 2,976 33.87% 50 0.57% 8,787
Wilcox 1,679 25.61% 4,868 74.26% 8 0.12% 6,555
Winston 8,312 85.44% 1286 13.22% 130 1.34% 9,728

Polling

Opinion polls that have been taken in Alabama have consistently showed Mitt Romney to be leading Barack Obama.

Predictions

The latest predictions:

  1. Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[3]
  2. Election Projection: Solid Romney[4]
  3. Electoral-vote.com: Strongly Republican[5]
  4. Real Clear Politics: Safe Romney[6]
  5. CNN: Safe Romney[7]
  6. MSNBC: Republican[8]
  7. The Washington Post: Solid Republican[9]
  8. 270 to win: Safe Romney[10]
  9. Belanger Report: Safe Romney
  10. FiveThirtyEight: Solid Romney[11]

Democratic primary

Alabama results by county
  Barack Obama
  Uncommited

Republican primary

United States presidential election in Alabama, 2012
Alabama
← 2008 March 13, 2012 (2012-03-13) 2016 →
  Rick Santorum by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Newt Gingrich by Gage Skidmore 6.jpg
Candidate Rick Santorum Newt Gingrich
Home state Pennsylvania Georgia
Delegate count 17 12
Popular vote 215,105 182,276
Percentage 34.55% 29.28%

  Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 8.jpg Ron Paul by Gage Skidmore 3 crop.jpg
Candidate Mitt Romney Ron Paul
Home state Massachusetts Texas
Delegate count 10 0
Popular vote 180,321 30,937
Percentage 28.97% 4.97%

Alabama Republican presidential primary results, 2012.svg
Alabama results by county
  Rick Santorum
  Newt Gingrich
  Mitt Romney
  Tie

The 2012 Alabama Republican primary took place on March 13, 2012, on the same day as the Mississippi Republican primary and the Hawaii Republican caucuses.[12][13] Rick Santorum was declared the winner.[14]


Alabama Republican primary, 2012[15]
Candidate Votes Percentage Projected delegate count
AP
[16]
CNN
[17]
FOX
Rick Santorum 215,105 34.55% 22 18
Newt Gingrich 182,276 29.28% 14 9
Mitt Romney 180,321 28.97% 11 9
Ron Paul 30,937 4.97% 0 0
Rick Perry (withdrawn) 1,867 0.30% 0 0
Michele Bachmann (withdrawn) 1,700 0.27% 0 0
Jon Huntsman (withdrawn) 1,049 0.17% 0 0
Uncommitted 9,259 1.49% 0 0
Unprojected delegates 3 14 50
Total: 622,514 100.00% 50 50 50

See also

References

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