2012 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

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2012 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

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Nominee Mitt Romney Barack Obama
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Massachusetts Illinois
Running mate Paul Ryan Joe Biden
Electoral vote 7 0
Popular vote 891,325 443,547
Percentage 66.77% 33.23%

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County Results
Romney
  50-60%
  60-70%
  70-80%
  80-90%
  >90%


President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Barack Obama
Democratic

The 2012 United States presidential election in Oklahoma took place on November 6, 2012, as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Oklahoma voters chose seven 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.

Oklahoma in recent years has become one of the most conservative states in the nation; in both 2008 and 2004, Republicans took over 65% of the vote in Oklahoma and won every county in the state. In 2012, this Republican trend continued as Mitt Romney swept the state of Oklahoma with 66.77% of the vote, while Barack Obama took only 33.23%.

With 66.77% of the popular vote, Oklahoma would prove to be Romney's third strongest state in the 2012 election after Utah and Wyoming.[1]

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

2012 United States presidential election in Oklahoma[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 891,325 66.77% 7
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 443,547 33.23% 0
Totals 1,334,872 100.00% 7

By county[edit]

Note: The Oklahoma SoS website only lists the Democrat and Republican results. No third-party results are available.

County Obama% Obama# Romney% Romney# Total
Adair 32.68% 2,127 67.32% 4,381 6,508
Alfalfa 15.46% 322 84.54% 1,761 2,083
Atoka 26.00% 1,243 74.00% 3,538 4,781
Beaver 10.58% 244 89.42% 2,062 2,306
Beckham 20.46% 1,417 79.54% 5,508 6,925
Blaine 26.00% 992 74.00% 2,824 3,816
Bryan 27.88% 3,681 72.12% 9,520 13,201
Caddo 35.75% 3,164 64.25% 5,687 8,851
Canadian 22.83% 10,537 77.17% 35,625 46,162
Carter 28.66% 4,908 71.34% 12,214 17,122
Cherokee 42.95% 6,144 57.05% 8,162 14,306
Choctaw 29.49% 1,494 70.51% 3,572 5,066
Cimarron 09.61% 115 90.39% 1,082 1,197
Cleveland 37.03% 34,771 62.97% 59,116 93,887
Coal 27.51% 649 72.49% 1,710 2,359
Comanche 41.48% 12,521 58.52% 17,664 30,185
Cotton 26.78% 657 73.22% 1,796 2,453
Craig 32.92% 1,747 67.08% 3,559 5,306
Creek 27.30% 7,128 72.70% 18,986 26,114
Custer 24.06% 2,359 75.94% 7,446 9,805
Delaware 29.39% 4,196 70.61% 10,080 14,276
Dewey 14.38% 301 85.62% 1,792 2,093
Ellis 12.55% 226 87.45% 1,575 1,801
Garfield 23.77% 4,733 76.23% 15,177 19,910
Garvin 26.98% 2,559 73.02% 6,925 9,484
Grady 24.39% 4,786 75.61% 14,833 19,619
Grant 19.00% 393 81.00% 1,675 2,068
Greer 26.64% 488 73.36% 1,344 1,832
Harmon 28.60% 264 71.40% 659 923
Harper 12.06% 173 87.94% 1,261 1,434
Haskell 27.69% 1,175 72.31% 3,069 4,244
Hughes 32.56% 1,370 67.44% 2,838 4,208
Jackson 24.67% 1,954 75.33% 5,965 7,919
Jefferson 27.02% 605 72.98% 1,634 2,239
Johnston 30.03% 1,137 69.97% 2,649 3,786
Kay 28.69% 4,627 71.31% 11,499 16,126
Kingfisher 15.57% 898 84.43% 4,870 5,768
Kiowa 32.32% 1,106 67.68% 2,316 3,422
Latimer 30.81% 1,170 69.19% 2,628 3,798
Le Flore 29.43% 4,662 70.57% 11,177 15,839
Lincoln 25.52% 3,273 74.48% 9,553 12,826
Logan 27.73% 4,724 72.27% 12,314 17,038
Love 29.80% 1,034 70.20% 2,436 3,470
Major 14.2% 446 85.8% 2,700 3,146
Marshall 27.2% 1,396 72.8% 3,744 5,140
Mayes 33.4% 4,823 66.6% 9,637 14,460
McClain 22.3% 3,194 77.7% 11,112 14,306
McCurtain 24.2% 2,440 75.8% 7,635 10,075
McIntosh 38.1% 2,779 61.9% 4,509 7,288
Murray 29.9% 1,540 70.1% 3,606 5,146
Muskogee 42.6% 9,952 57.4% 13,404 23,356
Noble 24.68% 1,143 75.32% 3,488 4,631
Nowata 30.52% 1,244 69.48% 2,832 4,076
Okfuskee 34.98% 1,256 65.02% 2,335 3,591
Oklahoma 41.67% 106,982 58.33% 149,728 256,710
Okmulgee 41.27% 5,432 58.73% 7,731 13,163
Osage 37.36% 6,704 62.64% 11,242 17,946
Ottawa 35.18% 3,509 64.82% 6,466 9,975
Pawnee 29.99% 1,813 70.01% 4,232 6,045
Payne 35.82% 9,198 64.18% 16,481 25,679
Pittsburg 30.83% 4,831 69.17% 10,841 15,672
Pontotoc 30.62% 3,947 69.38% 8,945 12,892
Pottawatomie 30.67% 7,188 69.33% 16,250 23,438
Pushmataha 25.25% 1,043 74.75% 3,087 4,130
Roger Mills 16.25% 272 83.75% 1,402 1,674
Rogers 24.93% 9,148 75.07% 27,553 36,701
Seminole 34.87% 2,600 65.13% 4,856 7,456
Sequoyah 30.45% 4,193 69.55% 9,578 13,771
Stephens 23.38% 3,939 76.62% 12,908 16,847
Texas 14.88% 862 85.12% 4,930 5,792
Tillman 33.30% 906 66.70% 1,815 2,721
Tulsa 36.32% 82,744 63.68% 145,062 227,806
Wagoner 27.15% 7,791 72.85% 20,900 28,691
Washington 26.09% 5,532 73.91% 15,668 21,200
Washita 19.05% 822 80.95% 3,494 4,316
Woods 19.75% 671 80.25% 2,727 3,398
Woodward 16.01% 1,133 83.99% 5,945 7,078

Democratic primary[edit]

President Obama faced four challengers in Oklahoma's Democratic Primary. Challenger Randall Terry took 12 counties with candidate Jim Rogers winning in three counties. Candidates Bob Ely and Darcy Richardson also appeared on Oklahoma's ballot but failed to obtain a majority of votes in any county.[3]

Oklahoma Democratic primary, 2012

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Candidate Barack Obama Randall Terry
Home state Illinois West Virginia
Delegate count 35 7
Popular vote 64,259 20,294
Percentage 57.07% 18.02%

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Candidate Jim Rogers Darcy Richardson
Home state Oklahoma Florida
Delegate count 3 0
Popular vote 15,535 7,192
Percentage 13.80% 6.39%

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Oklahoma results by county
  Barack Obama
  Randall Terry
  Jim Rogers
Oklahoma Democratic primary, 2012[4]
Candidate Votes Percentage Projected national delegates[4]
America Symbol.svg Barack Obama 64,259 57.07% 35
Randall Terry 20,294 18.02% 7
Jim Rogers 15,535 13.80% 3
Darcy Richardson 7,192 6.39% 0
Bob Ely 5,318 4.72% 0
Totals 112,598 100.00% 45

Republican primary[edit]

Oklahoma Republican primary, 2012

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Candidate Rick Santorum Mitt Romney
Home state Pennsylvania Massachusetts
Delegate count 14 13
Popular vote 96,849 80,356
Percentage 33.8% 28%

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Candidate Newt Gingrich Ron Paul
Home state Georgia Texas
Delegate count 13 0
Popular vote 78,730 27,596
Percentage 27.5% 9.6%

Oklahoma Republican Presidential Primary Results by County, 2012.svg
Oklahoma results by county
  Rick Santorum
  Mitt Romney
  Newt Gingrich
  Tie

The Republican primary took place on Super Tuesday, March 6, 2012.[5][6]

Oklahoma has 43 delegates to the 2012 Republican National Convention. Three super delegates are unbound by the primary results. 15 delegates are allocated by congressional districts, 3 delegates for each district. If a candidate gets a majority in the district, he takes all 3 delegates; if no one gets a majority, the delegates are split either 2-to-1 or 1-1-1 depending on how many candidates get at least 15% of the vote. Another 25 delegates are awarded to the candidate who wins a majority in the state, or allocated proportionately among candidates winning at least 15% of the vote statewide if no one gets majority.[7]

Oklahoma Republican primary, 2012[8]
Candidate Votes Percentage Projected national delegates[9]
America Symbol.svg Rick Santorum 96,849 33.8% 14
Mitt Romney 80,356 28.0% 13
Newt Gingrich 78,730 27.5% 13
Ron Paul 27,596 9.6% 0
Rick Perry 1,291 0.45% 0
Michele Bachmann 951 0.33% 0
Jon Huntsman 750 0.26% 0
Unprojected delegates 3
Totals 286,523 100.0% 43
Key: Withdrew
prior to contest

Republican Conventions for Oklahoma's Congressional Districts[edit]

Fifteen delegates to the 2012 Republican national convention were elected at congressional-district conventions March 31 to April 14, 2012 — three from each of Oklahoma's five congressional districts.[10][11]

Oklahoma Republican Convention[edit]

The Oklahoma Republican State Convention was held May 11–12, 2012 in Norman. Irregularities were reported.[10][12]

At least two Ron Paul supporters said they were physically attacked by Romney supporters.[13][14]

Oklahoma's (Republican) Governor Mary Fallin tried to speak at the convention. After loud chants of "Ron Paul" from the floor, she stated (referring to Romney) "We have a presidential nominee", resulting in loud booing.[14]

Paul supporters said that the convention was stopped with unfinished business, without a two-thirds vote, and therefore against parliamentary procedure.[15] It was reported that, after the convention was said to be adjourned, a partition in the room was moved, isolating many attendees from the rest of the body. The lights were turned out momentarily.[12]

After the convention was stopped and the chairman left, many Paul supporters assembled outside and held a rump convention, chaired by Jake Peters, at which they elected a slate of Paul supporters as delegates to the national convention.[14][16]

Four Paul supporters, including Jake Peters, made a formal complaint to the Oklahoma Republican Party, saying that Party rules were broken by failing to take a roll-call vote on the delegate slate and that the convention was adjourned without the required vote. The complaint asserted that state law is involved in the Republican Party's nominating process and cited case law to the effect that party process should be considered "an integral part of the State's election system".[15][17][18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ "Oklahoma State Election Board". Retrieved 2012-11-24.
  3. ^ Oklahoma Democratic primary, 2012
  4. ^ a b The Green Papers, Retrieved July 8, 2015
  5. ^ "Primary and Caucus Printable Calendar". CNN. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
  6. ^ "Presidential Primary Dates" (PDF). Federal Election Commission. Retrieved January 23, 2012.
  7. ^ Nate Silver (March 4, 2012). "Romney Could Win Majority of Super Tuesday Delegates". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
  8. ^ State of Oklahoma Unofficial Results, Retrieved March 23, 2012
  9. ^ The Green Papers, Retrieved April 27
  10. ^ a b "Oklahoma Republican Presidential Nominating Process". Retrieved May 16, 2012.
  11. ^ McNutt, Michael (May 13, 2012). "Oklahoma Republicans elect delegates to national convention". newsok.com. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
  12. ^ a b "Rachel Maddow Discusses Ron Paul & GOP Conventions Chaos". May 14, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2012.
  13. ^ "2 Romney Supporters ASSAULT 2 Ron Paul Supporters in OK". www.youtube.com R11110000. May 13, 2012. Retrieved May 25, 2012.
  14. ^ a b c "Violent OK GOP State Convention". newsODP/www.youtube.com. Retrieved May 15, 2012.
  15. ^ a b "Ron Paul Supporters Submit Challenge to Oklahoma GOP State Convention". Retrieved May 25, 2012.
  16. ^ "Ron Paul Supporters Stage Rump Convention in OK – May 12, 2012". Retrieved May 15, 2012.
  17. ^ "Rules of the Oklahoma Republican Party, Amended August 27, 2011" (PDF). Retrieved May 25, 2012.
  18. ^ "Report of the Committee on Rules and Order of Business". Oklahoma Republican State Convention. May 12, 2012. Retrieved May 25, 2012.

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