What was the electoral count in 2012?
2012 United States presidential election
|Nominee||Barack Obama||Mitt Romney|
|Running mate||Joe Biden||Paul Ryan|
What year did Barack Obama become president?
In 2008, a year after beginning his campaign, and after a close primary campaign against Hillary Clinton, he was nominated by the Democratic Party for president. Obama was elected over Republican nominee John McCain in the general election and was inaugurated alongside his running mate Joe Biden, on January 20, 2009.
How many electoral votes did Obama get in 2012?
Obama received 332 electoral votes to Romney’s 206 electoral votes, a decrease from the president’s 365 electoral votes in 2008. The Democratic ticket received 51.1% of the popular vote, while the Republican ticket received 47.2% of the vote. The 2012 campaign focused on economic issues including the Affordable Care Act and job creation.
What did the Electoral College map look like in 2012?
The Electoral College map looked similar to the 2008 map with two exceptions. Obama won Indiana and North Carolina in 2008 as part of his victory over McCain. Romney won both states in 2012.
What happened to popular vote in 2012?
Romney won both states in 2012. The 2012 presidential election also featured just four states with popular vote margins under 5%, reinforcing the firming of Democratic and Republican strongholds in national elections.
How many electoral votes do you need to win the election?
In 48 states and Washington, D.C., the winner gets all the electoral votes for that state. Maine and Nebraska assign their electors using a proportional system. A candidate needs the vote of at least 270 electors—more than half of all electors—to win the presidential election.