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United States presidential election in Utah, 2012

United States presidential election in Utah, 2012

November 6, 2012

 
Nominee Mitt Romney Barack Obama
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Massachusetts Illinois
Running mate Paul Ryan Joe Biden
Electoral vote 6 0
Popular vote 740,600 251,813
Percentage 72.62% 24.69%

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

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Barack Obama
Democratic

The 2012 United States presidential election in Utah took place on November 6, 2012 as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Utah voters chose six 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. Utah is among the most heavily Republican states, and is also the only state to have a majority Mormon population, benefiting Romney, the first Mormon to head a major party presidential ticket. He carried every county in the state, the majority by very large margins.

Contents

  • General election 1
    • Results 1.1
  • Democratic primary 2
  • Republican primary 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

General election

Candidate Ballot Access:

  • Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, Republican
  • Barack Obama/Joseph Biden, Democratic
  • Rocky Anderson/Luis J. Rodriguez, Justice
  • Gary Johnson/James P. Gray, Libertarian
  • Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala, Green
  • Virgil Goode/Jim Clymer, Constitution
  • Gloria La Riva/Filberto Ramirez Jr., Socialism and Liberation (as stand-ins for Peta Lindsay and Yari Osorio, who may not appear on the Utah ballot due to their Constitutional ineligibility to be president and vice president)

Write in Access:

  • Andre Barnett/Ken Cross, Reform

Results

United States presidential election in Utah, 2012[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 740,600 72.62% 6
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 251,813 24.69% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 12,572 1.23% 0
Justice Rocky Anderson Luis J. Rodriguez 5,335 0.52% 0
Green Jill Stein Cheri Honkala 3,817 0.37% 0
Constitution Virgil Goode Jim Clymer 2,871 0.28% 0
Socialism and Liberation Gloria La Riva Filberto Ramirez Jr. 393 0.04% 0
Others Others 2,414 0.24% 0
Totals 1,019,815 100.00% 6

Democratic primary

Republican primary

Utah Republican primary, 2012

June 26, 2012 (2012-06-26)

 
Candidate Mitt Romney Ron Paul
Party Republican Republican
Home state Massachusetts Texas
Delegate count 40 0
Popular vote 220,865 11,209
Percentage 93.07% 4.72%

The Republican primary took place on 26 June 2012.[2] 37 delegates were chosen, for a total of 40 delegates to go to the national convention, all pledged to the primary winner.

In 2008, Mitt Romney received major support from the Mormon (LDS) and other religious population and was able to carry the state with 89.49% of the vote. Romney led the polling in 2012[3][4] and won the primary by a large margin.[5]

Utah Republican primary, 2012[5]
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
Mitt Romney 220,865 93.1% 40
Ron Paul 11,209 4.7% 0
Rick Santorum 3,541 1.5% 0
Newt Gingrich 1,124 0.5% 0
Fred Karger 578 0.2% 0
Pledged party leaders: 3
Total: 237,317 100.0% 40
Key: Withdrew prior to contest

See also

References

  1. ^ "Utah Secretary of State". Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  2. ^ "Primary and Caucus Printable Calendar".  
  3. ^ "WSJ Poll tracker, 17-poll average". Wall Street Journal. April 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Poll: Utah voters believe Romney’s Mormon faith hurting him less this time". Deseret News. April 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Republican for President". Utah Election Results. State of Utah. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 

External links

  • The Green Papers: for Utah
  • The Green Papers: Major state elections in chronological order
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