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United States presidential election in Wyoming, 2012

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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%

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County Results

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Barack Obama
Democratic

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.

Prior to the election, 17 news organizations considered this a state Romney would win, or otherwise considered as a safe red state. Romney carried the state with 68.64% to Obama's 27.82%, with Libertarian Gary Johnson taking 2.14%.

With 68.64% of the popular vote, Wyoming would prove to be Romney's second strongest state in the 2012 election after neighboring Utah [1].

General Election

Results

United States presidential election in Wyoming, 2012 [2]
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

By county

County Obama% Obama# Romney% Romney# Others% Others# Total
Albany 45.54% 7,458 48.03% 7,866 6.44% 1,054 16,378
Big Horn 16.19% 868 79.91% 4,285 3.90% 209 5,362
Campbell 12.25% 2,163 84.71% 14,953 3.04% 537 17,653
Carbon 32.21% 2,110 63.32% 4,148 4.47% 293 6,551
Converse 17.05% 1,089 78.94% 5,043 4.01% 256 6,388
Crook 11.46% 426 83.62% 3,109 4.92% 183 3,718
Fremont 31.22% 5,333 64.84% 11,075 3.94% 673 17,081
Goshen 24.93% 1,458 71.43% 4,178 3.64% 213 5,849
Hot Springs 20.58% 523 74.58% 1,895 4.84% 123 2,541
Johnson 17.50% 749 78.56% 3,363 3.95% 169 4,281
Laramie 35.96% 14,295 60.14% 23,904 3.90% 1,551 39,750
Lincoln 14.86% 1,287 82.50% 7,144 2.63% 228 8,659
Natrona 27.49% 8,961 67.89% 22,132 4.63% 1,509 32,602
Niobrara 15.53% 200 79.35% 1,022 5.12% 66 1,288
Park 19.90% 2,927 76.39% 11,234 3.71% 545 14,706
Platte 26.78% 1,223 68.67% 3,136 4.55% 208 4,567
Sheridan 25.11% 3,618 71.24% 10,267 3.65% 526 14,411
Sublette 17.38% 767 78.69% 3,472 3.92% 173 4,412
Sweetwater 28.01% 4,774 67.06% 11,428 4.92% 839 17,041
Teton 53.99% 6,213 42.22% 4,858 3.79% 436 11,507
Uinta 18.98% 1,628 77.12% 6,615 3.91% 335 8,578
Washakie 19.95% 794 75.75% 3,014 4.30% 171 3,979
Weston 12.42% 422 82.99% 2,821 4.59% 156 3,399

Democratic caucuses

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Republican caucuses

Wyoming Republican caucus, 2012

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Candidate Mitt Romney Rick Santorum
Home state Massachusetts Pennsylvania
Delegate count 11 8
Popular vote 822 673
Percentage 38.99% 31.93%

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Candidate Ron Paul Newt Gingrich
Home state Texas Georgia
Delegate count 6 2
Popular vote 439 165
Percentage 20.83% 7.83%

Wyoming Republican Presidential Caucuses Election Results by County, 2012.svg
Wyoming results by county
  Mitt Romney
  Rick Santorum
  Ron Paul

The Republican caucuses took place between Saturday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 29, 2012. The county conventions were held March 6–10, 2012. [3] 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. [4]

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. [5]

Results

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. [6] The result of the straw polls taken at these caucuses are:

Wyoming Republican caucuses (straw poll), 2012 [7]
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
(non-binding) [3]
Delegates
(bound) [3]
America Symbol.svg 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

Convention

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

Convention Results [8] [9]
Candidate County
Conventions
State Party
leaders
Total
America Symbol.svg 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

References

  1. ^ "2012 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ "Wyoming Secretary of State" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-08.
  3. ^ a b c "Wyoming Republican". greenpapers.com. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  4. ^ Romney wins Wyoming, AP reports. CBS News. 2012-03-10. Accessed 2012-03-11.
  5. ^ Beck, Bob. "Wyoming's GOP Caucuses: The Process Is Drawn Out And Confusing". It's All Politics. NPR. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Romney Wins Wyoming". Retrieved 1 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-04. Retrieved 2012-05-04.
  8. ^ http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/WY-R
  9. ^ https://twitter.com/meadgruver/status/191310824550305792

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