2012 United States presidential election in Maryland

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United States presidential election in Maryland, 2012

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  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 1,677,844 971,869
Percentage 61.97% 35.90%

Maryland 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 Maryland took place on November 6, 2012, as part of the 2012 general election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Maryland 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.

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Maryland, 2012[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 1,677,844 61.97% 10
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 971,869 35.90% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 30,195 1.12% 0
Green Jill Stein Cheri Honkala 17,110 0.63% 0
Others 10,309 0.38% 0
Totals 2,707,327 100.00% 10
Voter turnout (registered voters) 69.4%

By county[edit]

County Obama Votes Romney Votes Others Votes Totals
Allegany 32.85% 9,805 64.42% 19,230 2.73% 815 29,850
Anne Arundel 48.68% 126,635 48.75% 126,832 2.57% 6,688 260,155
Baltimore (City) 87.19% 221,478 11.09% 28,171 1.71% 4,356 254,005
Baltimore (County) 57.26% 220,322 40.26% 154,908 2.48% 9,552 384,782
Calvert 45.10% 20,529 52.62% 23,952 2.28% 1,037 45,518
Caroline 37.21% 4,970 60.63% 8,098 2.16% 289 13,357
Carroll 31.92% 27,939 64.84% 56,761 3.24% 2,836 87,536
Cecil 38.98% 16,557 58.39% 24,806 2.63% 1,117 42,480
Charles 64.84% 48,774 33.47% 25,178 1.69% 1,270 75,222
Dorchester 46.99% 7,257 51.64% 7,976 1.37% 211 15,444
Frederick 47.09% 55,146 50.21% 58,798 2.71% 3,171 117,115
Garrett 23.74% 3,124 74.05% 9,743 2.20% 290 13,157
Harford 39.48% 49,729 57.89% 72,911 2.63% 3,314 125,954
Howard 59.69% 91,393 37.72% 57,758 2.58% 3,957 153,108
Kent 48.89% 4,842 49.17% 4,870 1.94% 192 9,904
Montgomery 70.92% 323,400 27.05% 123,353 2.03% 9,239 455,992
Prince George's 89.73% 347,938 9.22% 35,734 1.05% 4,072 387,744
Queen Anne's 34.38% 8,556 63.58% 15,823 2.05% 509 24,888
St. Mary's 41.22% 19,711 56.03% 26,797 2.75% 1,316 47,824
Somerset 50.39% 5,240 48.49% 5,042 1.13% 117 10,399
Talbot 43.05% 8,808 55.42% 11,339 1.53% 312 20,459
Washington 39.90% 25,042 57.48% 36,074 2.61% 1,639 62,755
Wicomico 46.46% 19,635 51.50% 21,764 2.04% 860 42,259
Worcester 40.17% 11,014 58.17% 15,951 1.66% 455 27,420

Republican primary[edit]

Maryland Republican primary, 2012

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  Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 8.jpg Rick Santorum by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Candidate Mitt Romney Rick Santorum
Home state Massachusetts Pennsylvania
Delegate count 37 0
Popular vote 117,527 69,020
Percentage 49.2% 28.9%

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Candidate Newt Gingrich Ron Paul
Home state Georgia Texas
Delegate count 0 0
Popular vote 26,088 22,698
Percentage 10.9% 9.5%

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Maryland results by county
  Mitt Romney
  Rick Santorum

The Republican primary took place on April 3, 2012, the same day as the District of Columbia Republican primary and the Wisconsin Republican primary.[2] After the primary, 37 delegates were selected to attend the Republican National Convention.

Maryland Republican primary, 2012[3][4]
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
America Symbol.svg Mitt Romney 117,527 49.2% 37
Rick Santorum 69,020 28.9% 0
Newt Gingrich 26,088 10.9% 0
Ron Paul 22,698 9.5% 0
Jon Huntsman, Jr. 1,406 0.6% 0
Rick Perry 1,041 0.4% 0
Buddy Roemer 858 0.4% 0
Fred Karger 342 0.1% 0
Unprojected delegates: 3
Total: 238,987 100% 37

Minor parties[edit]

Green convention[edit]

Green National Convention, Maryland Delegate Vote[5][6]
Candidate Delegates Percentage
Jill Stein 5 83%
Roseanne Barr 1 17%
Others - -
Total 6 100%


Libertarian convention[edit]

Libertarian National Convention, Maryland Delegate Vote [7]
Candidate Delegates Percentage
Gary Johnson 9 64%
R. Lee Wrights 4 29%
Carl Person 1 7%
Others - -
Total 14 100%


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maryland State Board of Elections". Retrieved 2012-11-10.
  2. ^ "Maryland Republican Primary". New York Times. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.sos.ms.gov/elections/electionresults/Republican%20Certification_2012%20Primary.pdf
  4. ^ "maryland Republican Primary - Election Results - Election 2012". The New York Times.
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20150215154138/http://www.jillstein.org/primaries
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNsmiN6mi6E
  7. ^ https://www.lp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2012-Libertarian-Party-Convention-Minutes1.pdf