2012 United States presidential election in Georgia

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United States presidential election in Georgia, 2012

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  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 16 0
Popular vote 2,078,688 1,773,827
Percentage 53.30% 45.48%

Georgia 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 Georgia took place on November 6, 2012, as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Georgia voters chose 16 electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote pitting incumbent Democrat 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. Early County is the only county to have flipped from Republican to Democrat. Chattahoochee County is the only county to have flipped from Democrat to Republican. Romney won Georgia by a 7.82% margin. Romney received 53.30% of the vote to Obama's 45.48%. Obama is the first Democrat to win two terms without winning Georgia either time.

General election[edit]

Candidate Ballot Access:

  • Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, Republican
  • Barack Obama/Joseph Biden, Democrat
  • Gary Johnson/James P. Gray, Libertarian

Write-In Candidate Access:

  • Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala, Green
  • Virgil Goode/Jim Clymer, Constitution
  • Rocky Anderson/Luis J. Rodriguez, Justice

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Georgia, 2012[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 2,078,688 53.30% 16
Democrat Barack Obama Joe Biden 1,773,827 45.48% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 45,324 1.16% 0
Green (Write-in) Jill Stein Cheri Honkala 1,516 0.04% 0
Constitution (Write-in) Virgil Goode Jim Clymer 432 0.01% 0
Justice (Write-in) Rocky Anderson Luis J. Rodriguez 154 0.00% 0
Other Write-ins Other Write-ins 109 0.00% 0
Totals 3,900,050 100.00% 16
Voter turnout (registered voters) 71.36%

By county[edit]

County Obama% Obama# Romney% Romney# Others% Others# Total
Appling County 24.78% 1,758 73.78% 5,233 1.44% 102 7,093
Atkinson County 31.99% 930 66.67% 1,938 1.34% 39 2,907
Bacon County 20.10% 791 78.58% 3,093 1.32% 52 3,936
Baker County 49.91% 794 49.34% 785 0.75% 12 1,591
Baldwin County 52.14% 8,483 46.64% 7,589 1.22% 198 16,270
Banks County 12.57% 780 86.30% 5,354 1.13% 70 6,204
Barrow County 23.85% 6,028 74.10% 18,725 2.05% 517 25,270
Bartow County 23.39% 8,396 74.87% 26,876 1.74% 625 35,897
Ben Hill County 42.08% 2,512 56.88% 3,396 1.04% 62 5,970
Berrien County 20.45% 1,273 77.81% 4,843 1.74% 108 6,224
Bibb County 59.54% 38,585 39.54% 25,623 0.92% 595 64,803
Bleckley County 25.79% 1,269 72.91% 3,587 1.30% 64 4,920
Brantley County 15.60% 939 82.46% 4,964 1.94% 117 6,020
Brooks County 46.46% 3,138 52.62% 3,554 0.92% 62 6,754
Bryan County 27.51% 3,707 70.94% 9,560 1.55% 209 13,476
Bulloch County 39.75% 9,593 58.73% 14,174 1.52% 366 24,133
Burke County 55.19% 5,405 43.92% 4,301 0.89% 87 9,793
Butts County 31.57% 2,968 67.09% 6,306 1.34% 126 9,400
Calhoun County 59.30% 1,298 40.34% 883 0.37% 8 2,189
Camden County 35.33% 6,377 62.84% 11,343 1.83% 330 18,050
Candler County 32.77% 1,157 66.38% 2,344 0.85% 30 3,531
Carroll County 30.45% 12,688 67.86% 28,280 1.69% 704 41,672
Catoosa County 22.55% 5,365 75.06% 17,858 2.39% 568 23,791
Charlton County 31.79% 1,197 67.12% 2,527 1.09% 41 3,765
Chatham County 55.36% 60,246 43.38% 47,204 1.26% 1,371 108,821
Chattahoochee County 48.83% 729 49.23% 735 1.94% 29 1,493
Chattooga County 28.36% 2,232 69.28% 5,452 2.35% 185 7,869
Cherokee County 20.16% 19,841 77.73% 76,514 2.12% 2,084 98,439
Clarke County 62.77% 25,431 34.10% 13,815 3.13% 1,269 40,515
Clay County 61.44% 862 38.28% 537 0.29% 4 1,403
Clayton County 84.67% 81,479 14.72% 14,164 0.61% 587 96,230
Clinch County 34.54% 860 64.46% 1,605 1.00% 25 2,490
Cobb County 42.83% 133,124 55.25% 171,722 1.93% 5,989 310,835
Coffee County 34.94% 5,057 63.89% 9,248 1.17% 169 14,474
Colquitt County 29.77% 3,973 69.25% 9,243 0.98% 131 13,347
Columbia County 27.85% 16,451 70.70% 41,765 1.45% 855 59,071
Cook County 33.80% 2,042 65.14% 3,935 1.06% 64 6,041
Coweta County 27.22% 15,168 71.17% 39,653 1.61% 897 55,718
Crawford County 33.16% 1,706 65.47% 3,368 1.36% 70 5,144
Crisp County 42.80% 3,167 56.51% 4,182 0.69% 51 7,400
Dade County 23.33% 1,411 73.94% 4,471 2.73% 165 6,047
Dawson County 12.09% 1,241 86.19% 8,847 1.71% 176 10,264
Decatur County 43.72% 4,591 55.47% 5,824 0.81% 85 10,500
DeKalb County 77.63% 238,224 20.98% 64,392 1.38% 4,242 306,858
Dodge County 31.49% 2,442 67.24% 5,214 1.26% 98 7,754
Dooly County 53.11% 2,285 46.14% 1,985 0.74% 32 4,302
Dougherty County 69.24% 26,295 30.15% 11,449 0.61% 231 37,975
Douglas County 51.36% 28,441 47.38% 26,241 1.26% 697 55,379
Early County 51.60% 2,765 47.71% 2,557 0.69% 37 5,359
Echols County 15.66% 173 82.99% 917 1.36% 15 1,105
Effingham County 23.72% 4,947 74.79% 15,596 1.49% 311 20,854
Elbert County 39.00% 3,181 59.58% 4,859 1.42% 116 8,156
Emanuel County 36.18% 2,927 63.05% 5,100 0.77% 62 8,089
Evans County 35.57% 1,268 63.62% 2,268 0.81% 29 3,565
Fannin County 20.16% 2,028 78.10% 7,857 1.74% 175 10,060
Fayette County 33.61% 19,736 64.83% 38,075 1.56% 917 58,728
Floyd County 29.28% 9,640 69.04% 22,733 1.68% 554 32,927
Forsyth County 17.79% 14,571 80.47% 65,908 1.74% 1,421 81,900
Franklin County 19.27% 1,499 78.62% 6,114 2.11% 164 7,777
Fulton County 64.13% 255,470 34.42% 137,124 1.44% 5,752 398,346
Gilmer County 17.71% 1,958 80.76% 8,926 1.53% 169 11,053
Glascock County 13.17% 176 84.96% 1,135 1.87% 25 1,336
Glynn County 36.00% 11,950 62.95% 20,893 1.05% 348 33,191
Gordon County 20.31% 3,440 77.91% 13,197 1.78% 302 16,939
Grady County 36.32% 3,419 62.93% 5,924 0.74% 70 9,413
Greene County 38.44% 3,201 60.90% 5,071 0.66% 55 8,327
Gwinnett County 44.56% 132,509 53.76% 159,855 1.68% 4,992 297,356
Habersham County 15.68% 2,301 82.90% 12,166 1.42% 209 14,676
Hall County 21.13% 12,999 77.19% 47,481 1.68% 1,032 61,512
Hancock County 80.88% 3,308 18.80% 769 0.32% 13 4,090
Haralson County 17.19% 1,789 81.16% 8,446 1.65% 172 10,407
Harris County 26.71% 4,145 72.14% 11,197 1.79% 279 15,621
Hart County 30.12% 2,870 68.39% 6,517 1.49% 142 9,529
Heard County 22.69% 948 75.63% 3,160 1.68% 70 4,178
Henry County 47.81% 43,761 51.10% 46,774 1.09% 996 91,531
Houston County 39.02% 22,702 59.58% 34,662 1.39% 811 58,175
Irwin County 30.72% 1,141 68.34% 2,538 0.94% 35 3,714
Jackson County 17.85% 4,238 80.59% 19,135 1.57% 372 23,745
Jasper County 30.54% 1,845 68.45% 4,136 1.01% 61 6,042
Jeff Davis County 23.88% 1,275 74.85% 3,996 1.27% 68 5,339
Jefferson County 58.36% 4,261 41.08% 2,999 0.56% 41 7,301
Jenkins County 43.84% 1,488 55.60% 1,887 0.56% 19 3,394
Johnson County 34.56% 1,305 64.62% 2,440 0.82% 31 3,776
Jones County 35.27% 4,274 63.90% 7,744 0.83% 101 12,119
Lamar County 34.18% 2,602 64.36% 4,899 1.46% 111 7,612
Lanier County 37.41% 1,114 61.11% 1,820 1.48% 44 2,978
Laurens County 38.26% 7,513 60.85% 11,950 0.90% 176 19,639
Lee County 23.42% 3,196 75.58% 10,314 1.00% 136 13,646
Liberty County 64.57% 10,457 34.36% 5,565 1.07% 173 16,195
Lincoln County 35.80% 1,586 63.36% 2,807 0.84% 37 4,430
Long County 37.80% 1,442 60.45% 2,306 1.76% 67 3,815
Lowndes County 44.54% 17,470 54.38% 21,327 1.08% 424 39,221
Lumpkin County 18.77% 2,055 78.98% 8,647 2.25% 246 10,948
Macon County 67.09% 3,211 32.28% 1,545 0.63% 30 4,786
Madison County 22.40% 2,494 75.84% 8,443 1.76% 196 11,133
Marion County 44.42% 1,412 54.51% 1,733 1.07% 34 3,179
McDuffie County 42.10% 4,044 57.00% 5,475 0.90% 86 9,605
McIntosh County 45.07% 2,864 53.65% 3,409 1.27% 81 6,354
Meriwether County 46.70% 4,331 52.36% 4,856 0.94% 87 9,274
Miller County 30.65% 852 68.53% 1,905 0.83% 23 2,780
Mitchell County 49.28% 4,081 50.18% 4,155 0.54% 45 8,281
Monroe County 30.78% 3,785 68.00% 8,361 1.21% 149 12,295
Montgomery County 29.60% 1,135 69.41% 2,662 0.99% 38 3,835
Morgan County 30.45% 2,753 68.42% 6,186 1.13% 102 9,041
Murray County 22.59% 2,542 75.02% 8,443 2.40% 270 11,255
Muscogee County 60.20% 42,573 38.90% 27,510 0.89% 632 70,715
Newton County 50.45% 21,851 48.45% 20,982 1.10% 476 43,309
Oconee County 24.76% 4,421 73.34% 13,098 1.90% 340 17,859
Oglethorpe County 30.45% 1,914 67.64% 4,251 1.91% 120 6,285
Paulding County 27.50% 15,825 70.98% 40,846 1.52% 872 57,543
Peach County 53.29% 6,148 45.83% 5,287 0.88% 102 11,537
Pickens County 15.55% 1,975 83.03% 10,547 1.42% 180 12,702
Pierce County 16.40% 1,124 82.67% 5,667 0.93% 64 6,855
Pike County 16.66% 1,356 81.93% 6,668 1.41% 115 8,139
Polk County 26.49% 3,615 71.89% 9,811 1.63% 222 13,648
Pulaski County 33.08% 1,219 66.32% 2,444 0.60% 22 3,685
Putnam County 31.70% 2,926 67.34% 6,215 0.95% 88 9,229
Quitman County 54.26% 612 45.21% 510 0.53% 6 1,128
Rabun County 20.88% 1,559 77.08% 5,754 2.04% 152 7,465
Randolph County 57.84% 1,770 41.54% 1,271 0.62% 19 3,060
Richmond County 66.39% 52,560 32.64% 25,845 0.97% 769 79,174
Rockdale County 57.72% 22,023 41.19% 15,716 1.09% 417 38,156
Schley County 25.57% 448 73.40% 1,286 1.03% 18 1,752
Screven County 45.39% 2,774 53.79% 3,287 0.82% 50 6,111
Seminole County 39.13% 1,478 59.44% 2,245 1.43% 54 3,777
Spalding County 39.37% 9,898 59.31% 14,911 1.31% 330 25,139
Stephens County 22.35% 2,131 75.74% 7,221 1.91% 182 9,534
Stewart County 63.73% 1,323 35.89% 745 0.39% 8 2,076
Sumter County 53.77% 6,375 45.36% 5,378 0.87% 103 11,856
Talbot County 64.84% 2,265 34.41% 1,202 0.74% 26 3,493
Taliaferro County 66.04% 636 33.54% 323 0.42% 4 963
Tattnall County 28.41% 1,897 70.48% 4,706 1.11% 74 6,677
Taylor County 44.41% 1,572 55.03% 1,948 0.56% 20 3,540
Telfair County 41.61% 1,805 57.17% 2,480 1.22% 53 4,338
Terrell County 57.73% 2,544 41.62% 1,834 0.66% 29 4,407
Thomas County 40.30% 7,653 58.74% 11,156 0.96% 183 18,992
Tift County 33.42% 4,660 65.88% 9,185 0.70% 97 13,942
Toombs County 29.35% 2,746 69.72% 6,524 0.93% 87 9,357
Towns County 20.39% 1,273 78.09% 4,876 1.52% 95 6,244
Treutlen County 39.04% 1,074 60.05% 1,652 0.91% 25 2,751
Troup County 40.51% 10,547 58.30% 15,179 0.01% 3 25,729
Turner County 42.33% 1,510 56.85% 2,028 0.81% 29 3,567
Twiggs County 53.98% 2,270 45.35% 1,907 0.67% 28 4,205
Union County 19.25% 2,139 78.97% 8,773 1.77% 197 11,109
Upson County 35.10% 3,959 64.10% 7,230 0.80% 90 11,279
Walker County 23.98% 5,274 73.86% 16,247 2.16% 475 21,996
Walton County 21.63% 8,148 77.07% 29,036 1.31% 493 37,677
Ware County 32.63% 3,900 66.44% 7,941 0.94% 112 11,953
Warren County 60.51% 1,529 39.18% 990 0.32% 8 2,527
Washington County 53.46% 4,714 45.76% 4,035 0.77% 68 8,817
Wayne County 25.23% 2,596 73.45% 7,557 1.31% 135 10,288
Webster County 48.99% 582 50.59% 601 0.42% 5 1,188
Wheeler County 35.66% 772 63.09% 1,366 1.25% 27 2,165
White County 15.88% 1,671 82.21% 8,651 1.91% 201 10,523
Whitfield County 26.74% 7,210 71.58% 19,305 1.68% 453 26,968
Wilcox County 33.84% 1,060 65.55% 2,053 0.61% 19 3,132
Wilkes County 43.80% 2,087 55.30% 2,635 0.90% 43 4,765
Wilkinson County 48.95% 2,181 50.40% 2,246 0.65% 29 4,456
Worth County 29.48% 2,487 69.57% 5,869 0.95% 80 8,436

Democratic primary[edit]

Incumbent president Barack Obama was unopposed in the Georgia primary, therefore winning all of the state's delegates.

Republican primary[edit]

Georgia Republican primary, 2012

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  Newt Gingrich by Gage Skidmore 6.jpg Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 8.jpg
Candidate Newt Gingrich Mitt Romney
Home state Georgia Massachusetts
Delegate count 46 13
Popular vote 425,395 233,611
Percentage 47.2% 25.9%

  Rick Santorum by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Ron Paul by Gage Skidmore 3 crop.jpg
Candidate Rick Santorum Ron Paul
Home state Pennsylvania Texas
Delegate count 2 0
Popular vote 176,259 59,100
Percentage 19.6% 6.6%

Georgia Republican Presidential Primary Election Results by County, 2012.svg
Georgia results by county
  Newt Gingrich
  Mitt Romney

The 2012 Georgia Republican primary took place on March 6, 2012.[2][3]

Georgia has 76 delegates to the Republic National Convention. The three super delegates are awarded winner-take-all to the statewide winner. Thirty-one delegates are awarded proportionately among candidates winning at least 20% of the vote statewide. Another 42 delegates are allocated by Congressional district, 3 delegates for each district. If a candidate gets a majority in a district, he wins all 3 delegates. If no one get majority, the delegates are split 2 and 1 between the top two candidates respectively.[4]

Georgia Republican primary, 2012[5]
Candidate Votes Percentage Estimated national delegates [6]
America Symbol.svg Newt Gingrich 425,395 47.2% 54
Mitt Romney 233,611 25.9% 19
Rick Santorum 176,259 19.6% 3
Ron Paul 59,100 6.6% 0
Jon Huntsman Jr. 1,813 0.2% 0
Michele Bachmann 1,714 0.2% 0
Rick Perry 1,696 0.2% 0
Buddy Roemer 1,142 0.13% 0
Gary Johnson 740 0.08% 0
Undecided or Other 0
Totals 901,470 100.0% 76
Key: Withdrew prior to contest.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Georgia Election Results". Secretary of State of Georgia. 2012-11-08. Retrieved 2012-11-08.
  2. ^ "Primary and Caucus Printable Calendar". CNN. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
  3. ^ "Presidential Primary Dates" (PDF). Federal Election Commission. Retrieved January 23, 2012.
  4. ^ Nate Silver (March 4, 2012). "Romney Could Win Majority of Super Tuesday Delegates". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
  5. ^ Georgia Election Results, Retrieved March 23, 2012.
  6. ^ Georgia Republican Delegation 2012 The Green Papers. Retrieved March 15, 2012.

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