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United States presidential election in Delaware, 2012

United States presidential election in Delaware, 2012

November 6, 2012

Nominee Barack Obama Mitt Romney
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Illinois Massachusetts
Running mate Joe Biden Paul Ryan
Electoral vote 3 0
Popular vote 242,584 165,484
Percentage 58.61% 39.98%

County Results

President before election

Barack Obama

Elected President

Barack Obama

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


  • General election 1
  • Results 2
    • By county 2.1
  • Democratic primary 3
  • Republican primary 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

General election

Candidate Ballot Access:

  • Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, Republican
  • Barack Obama/Joseph Biden, Democratic
  • 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 Delaware, 2012[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 242,584 58.61% 3
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 165,484 39.98% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 3,882 0.94% 0
Green Jill Stein Cheri Honkala 1,940 0.47% 0
Totals 413,890 100.00% 3
Voter turnout 65.00%

By county

County Obama Obama# Romney Romney# Others Others#
New Castle 66.30% 167,082 32.23% 81,230 1.47% 3,684
Kent 51.73% 35,527 46.79% 32,135 1.48% 1,010
Sussex 42.88% 39,975 55.91% 52,119 1.21% 1,128

Democratic primary

The Delaware Democratic 2012 primary was cancelled.

Republican primary

Delaware Republican primary, 2012

April 24, 2012 (2012-04-24)

Candidate Mitt Romney Newt Gingrich Ron Paul
Party Republican Republican Republican
Home state Massachusetts Georgia Texas
Delegate count 17 0 0
Popular vote 16,143 7,742 3,017
Percentage 56.5% 27.1% 10.6%

Results by county. Orange indicates a county won by Romney.

The Delaware Republican 2012 primary took place on April 24, 2012.[2][3]

Delaware Republican primary, 2012[4]
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
Mitt Romney 16,143 56.5% 17
Newt Gingrich 7,742 27.1% 0
Ron Paul 3,017 10.6% 0
Rick Santorum 1,690 5.9% 0
Unprojected delegates: 0
Total: 28,592 100% 17
Key: Withdrew prior to contest

See also


  1. ^ "Official General Election Results". State of Delaware. 2012-11-07. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  2. ^ "Primary and Caucus Printable Calendar".  
  3. ^ "Presidential Primary Dates".  
  4. ^ State of Delaware official election results

External links

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