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United States presidential election in Wyoming, 2012

United States presidential election in Wyoming, 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 170,962 69,286
Percentage 68.64% 27.82%

County Results

President before election

Barack Obama

Elected President

Barack Obama

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

Romney carried the state with 68.64% to Obama's 27.82%, with Libertarian Gary Johnson taking 2.14%.


  • General Election 1
    • Results 1.1
  • Democratic caucuses 2
  • Republican caucuses 3
    • Results 3.1
    • Convention 3.2
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

General Election


United States presidential election in Wyoming, 2012[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 170,962 68.64% 3
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 69,286 27.82% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 5,326 2.14% 0
Write-Ins Write-Ins 2,035 0.82% 0
Constitution Virgil Goode Jim Clymer 1,452 0.58% 0
Totals 249,061 100.00% 3

Democratic caucuses

Republican caucuses

Wyoming Republican caucuses, 2012

March 6, 2012 (2012-03-06)

Candidate Mitt Romney Rick Santorum
Party Republican Republican
Home state Massachusetts Pennsylvania
Delegate count 11 8
Popular vote 822 673
Percentage 39.0% 31.9%

Candidate Ron Paul Newt Gingrich
Party Republican Republican
Home state Texas Georgia
Delegate count 6 2
Popular vote 439 165
Percentage 20.8% 7.8%

  Rick Santorum (10)
  Mitt Romney (8)
  Ron Paul (5)

The Republican caucuses took place between Saturday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 29, 2012. The county conventions were held March 6-10, 2012.[2] The results of the conventions were reported on Saturday, March 10, 2012, the same day on which the Guam, Kansas, and Virgin Islands caucuses were held. After narrowly beating Santorum during the precinct caucuses in February, Romney went on to win the county conventions decisively.[3]

The caucuses took place over a number of days to accommodate the state's geographic size and sparse population, particularly ranchers in the midst of calving season. The entire process of nominating Wyoming's delegates lasts from February until April.[4]


The precinct caucuses that took place from February 11 to February 29 are the only stage of the delegate selection process in which every registered Wyoming Republican is eligible to participate.[5] The result of the straw polls taken at these caucuses are:
Wyoming Republican caucuses (straw poll), 2012[6]
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
(non-binding) [2]
(bound) [2]
Mitt Romney 822 38.99% 11 8
Rick Santorum 673 31.93% 8 2
Ron Paul 439 20.83% 6 1
Newt Gingrich 165 7.83% 2 0
Others 9 0.43% 0
Uncommitted 1
Unpledged 2 17
Total: 2,108 100.00% 29 29


Delegates were chosen at county conventions on March 6-10 and the state convention on April 12-14.

Convention Results[7][8]
Candidate County
State Party
Mitt Romney 8 14 0 22
Rick Santorum 2 0 0 2
Ron Paul 1 0 0 1
Unknown 1 0 3 4
Total 12 14 3 29

See also


  1. ^ "Wyoming Secretary of State". Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  2. ^ a b c The Green Papers "Wyoming Republican". Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Romney wins Wyoming, AP reports. CBS News. 2012-03-10. Accessed 2012-03-11.
  4. ^ Beck, Bob. "Wyoming's GOP Caucuses: The Process Is Drawn Out And Confusing". It's All Politics. NPR. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Romney Wins Wyoming". Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  6. ^
  7. ^
  8. ^!/meadgruver/status/191310824550305792

External links

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