2012 Presidential Election Interactive Map

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2012 Actual Election Results

Candidate Party Electoral Votes Popular Votes
Barack H. Obama (I) Democratic 332 65,446,032
W. Mitt Romney Republican 206 60,589,084
Gary Johnson Libertarian 0 1,275,971

2012 Election Facts

  • 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