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United States presidential election in Alaska, 2012

United States presidential election in Alaska, 2012

November 6, 2012

Nominee Mitt Romney Barack Obama
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Massachusetts Illinois
Running mate Paul Ryan Joe Biden
Electoral vote 3 0
Popular vote 164,676 122,640
Percentage 54.80% 40.81%

Borough & Census Area Results

President before election

Barack Obama

Elected President

Barack Obama

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

Mitt Romney won the state of Alaska with 54.80% of the vote. Barack Obama received 40.81% of the vote.[1] This was the first time since 1968 that a Democrat received more than 40% of the vote in Alaska. While the Republicans handily won its 3 electoral votes, Alaska's 2012 result made it one of just six states to swing toward President Obama between 2008 and 2012; in 2008 Alaska had been won by Republican nominee John McCain with a 21.5% margin of victory. Obama closed his margin of defeat in Alaska by 7.55% compared to his 2008 loss, making it the state with the strongest Democratic gain in 2012.


  • National election 1
    • Results 1.1
  • Party caucuses 2
    • Democratic caucuses 2.1
    • Republican caucuses 2.2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

National election

Candidate Ballot Access
  • Barack Obama/Joseph Biden, Democratic
  • Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, Republican
  • Gary Johnson/James P. Gray, Libertarian
  • Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala, Green
Write-In Candidate Access
  • Rocky Anderson/Luis J. Rodriguez, Justice


United States presidential election in Alaska, 2012
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 164,676 54.80% 3
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 122,640 40.81% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 7,392 2.46% 0
Green Jill Stein Cheri Honkala 2,917 0.97% 0
Write-ins Write-ins 2,870 0.96% 0
Totals 300,495 100.00% 3

Party caucuses

Democratic caucuses

Republican caucuses

The Alaska Republican caucuses were held Super Tuesday, March 6, 2012.[2][3][4] The presidential preference poll portion of the caucuses was scheduled between 4 pm and 8 pm local time (which is 8 pm to midnight EST) at locations across the state and one caucus in Washington, DC.[5]

Similar to the Nevada Republican caucuses, 2012, the results of the presidential preference poll will be used to directly and proportionately apportion 24 national convention delegates among the candidates.[6] Another 3 super delegates are unbound and not determined by the caucus results.[7]

Alaska Republican caucuses, 2012[8]
Candidate Votes Percentage Estimated national delegates
Mitt Romney 4,285 32.4% 8
Rick Santorum 3,860 29.2% 7
Ron Paul 3,175 24.0% 6
Newt Gingrich 1,865 14.1% 3
Uncommitted 34 0.3%
Unprojected delegates: 3
Totals 13,219 100.0% 27

See also


  1. ^ State of Alaska 2012 General Election Official Results
  2. ^ Alaska Republican Events
  3. ^
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  8. ^ New York Times, Retrieved March 23, 2012.

External links

  • The Green Papers: for Alaska
  • The Green Papers: Major state elections in chronological order
  • Official website of the Alaska Republican Party
  • Official website of the Alaska Democratic Party
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