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United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 2012


United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 2012

United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 2012

November 6, 2012

Nominee Barack Obama Mitt Romney
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Illinois Massachusetts
Running mate Joe Biden Paul Ryan
Electoral vote 11 0
Popular vote 1,921,290 1,188,314
Percentage 60.65% 37.51%

County Results

President before election

Barack Obama

Elected President

Barack Obama

The 2012 United States presidential election in Massachusetts took place on November 6, 2012 as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Massachusetts voters chose 11 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.

Obama and Biden won Massachusetts with 60.7% of the popular vote to Romney's and Ryan's 37.5%, thus winning the state's 11 electoral votes, despite the fact that it is Romney's home state and he was Governor of the state from 2003 to 2007.[1]

Massachusetts has not voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 1984, nor has any Republican even broken 40% in the state since 1988. 2012 also marked the sixth straight election beginning in 1992 in which Democratic presidential candidates have swept every one of the state's 14 counties.


  • General election 1
    • Results 1.1
    • Results by municipality 1.2
  • 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
  • Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala, Green
  • Gary Johnson/James P. Gray, Libertarian


United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 2012[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 1,921,290 60.65% 11
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 1,188,314 37.51% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 30,920 0.98% 0
Green-Rainbow Jill Stein Cheri Honkala 20,691 0.65% 0
Others Others 6,552 0.21% 0
Totals 3,167,767 100.00% 11

Results by municipality

Voting results by municipality


Democratic primary

Incumbent president Barack Obama won the Democratic Primary with 81% of the vote. He wasn't challenged in the primary and the rest of the vote went to write-in candidates, through the primary and district caucuses, he won all of the state's 136 delegates which were pledged to vote for him at the 2012 Democratic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Republican primary

United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 2012

March 6, 2012 (2012-03-06)

Candidate Mitt Romney Rick Santorum Ron Paul
Party Republican Republican Republican
Home state Massachusetts Pennsylvania Texas
Delegate count 38 0 0
Popular vote 266,313 44,564 35,219
Percentage 71.9% 12.0% 9.5%

Results by county, orange indicates a county won by Romney.

The 2012 Massachusetts Republican primary was held on March 6, 2012.[3][4] Among the 41 delegates to the Republican National Convention, 38 are awarded proportionately among candidates getting at least 15% of the vote statewide, and another three super delegates are unbound.[5] Expectedly, Romney won Massachusetts by a landslide. Romney won the plurality in every town with the exception of 10 towns (Santorum winning 7, Paul winning 2, and a tie in 1), earning the majority in all but 53 towns.[6]

Massachusetts Republican primary, 2012[7]
Candidate Votes Percentage Projected delegate count
Mitt Romney 266,313 71.89% - 38 38
Rick Santorum 44,564 12.03% - 0 0
Ron Paul 35,219 9.51% - 0 0
Newt Gingrich 16,991 4.59% - 0 0
Jon Huntsman (withdrawn) 2,268 0.61% - 0 0
Rick Perry (withdrawn) 991 0.27% - 0 0
Michele Bachmann (withdrawn) 865 0.23% - 0 0
No preference 1,793 0.48% - 0 0
Blanks 818 0.22% - 0 0
Others 613 0.17% - 0 0
Unprojected delegates: 41 3 3
Total: 370,425 100.00% 41 41 41

See also


  1. ^ "2012 Presidential Election – Massachusetts". Politico. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Massachusetts Secretary of State". Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  3. ^ "Primary and Caucus Printable Calendar".  
  4. ^ "Presidential Primary Dates".  
  5. ^  
  6. ^  
  7. ^
  8. ^ Massachusetts – CNN
  9. ^ Massachusetts – Fox News

External links

  • The Green Papers: for Massachusetts
  • The Green Papers: Major state elections in chronological order
  • Official Results for 2012 Election in Massachusetts
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