2012 Presidential Election Interactive Map

270 electoral votes to win

Change history with the 2012 presidential election interactive map.

Update a state winner by clicking it to rotate through candidates. Alternately, select a candidate color in the Map Color Palette, then select states to apply. Use the edit button in the Palette to update candidate information.

Split electoral vote states - if any - are not interactive. Use the table below the map to make changes.

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Split Electoral Votes

States shown here did not allocate all their available electoral votes to one candidate. The historical split can be edited in this table. You can also use the drop down menu to split other states.

Removing the split () will set the state to undecided and make it interactive on the map.

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2012 Actual Election Results

Candidate Party Electoral Votes Popular Votes
Barack H. Obama (I) Democratic 332 65,915,795
W. Mitt Romney Republican 206 60,933,504
Gary Johnson Libertarian 0 1,275,971

2012 Election Facts

  • Popular vote totals from Federal Elections 2012.
  • Issues of the Day: Role of government, Spending & tax rates, Nuclear Iran, Arab Spring, Global warming, Campaign finance
  • Obama only the 2nd president (Wilson, 1916) to be elected to a second term with fewer electoral votes than earned when winning first term
  • Few Battlegrounds: Despite a fairly competitive race overall, only four states were decided by less than a 5% popular vote margin
  • Electoral Vote changes for 2012 based on 2010 Census: [+4 TX], [+2: FL], [+1: AZ, GA, NV, SC, UT, WA],
    [-1: IA, IL, LA, MA, MI, MO, NJ, PA], [-2: NY, OH]
  • More Census: First time that CA hasn't gained an electoral vote in reapportionment; 7th consecutive time NY has lost 2 or more; TX gain of 4 most since CA gained 7 after 1990 count