2012 Unitit States presidential election
The Unitit States presidential election o 2012 wis the 57t quadrennial presidential election. It wis held on Tysday, November 6, 2012. The Democratic nominee, incumbent Preses Barack Obama, an his runnin mate, Vice Preses Joe Biden, wur re-electit tae a seicont term, defeatin the Republican nominee, umwhile Massachusetts Govrenor Mitt Romney, an his runnin mate, Representative Paul Ryan o Wisconsin.
538 electoral votes o the Electoral College
270 electoral votes needit tae win
|Turnoot||58.2% (votin eligible)|
Presidential election results cairt. Blue denotes states/destricts wan bi Obama/Biden. Reid denotes those wan bi Romney/Ryan. Nummers indicate electoral votes allottit tae the winner o each state.
Although maist major media outlets insistit afore the election that the race wis too close tae predict a winner in advance, analysts uisin statistical models, beukmakers, an bettin mercats haed Obama as a clear favorite. At aroond 11:15 PM EST on Election Day, maist major telly networks called Ohio for Obama, projectin him the winner o the election. At aroond 1:00 AM EST on November 7, Romney conceded the election tae Obama. Bi November 10, the electoral ootcomes o aw 50 states an the Destrict o Columbie haed been definitively projectit (the electoral ootcome in Florida remained uncertain til November 10). Obama wan 332 electoral votes tae Romney's 206 an carried aw the states an destricts (amang states that allocate electoral votes bi destrict) that he haed wan in the 2008 election except North Carolina, Indiana, an Nebraska's 2nt congressional destrict.
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- For example, the Financial Post (from Reuters) , Forbes , and Globe & Mail (Toronto) [deid airtin] all described the election as "too close to call".
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- Intrade Archived 2012-06-09 at the Wayback Machine, Betfair
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- "Obama's Night". The New York Times. 7 November 2012.
CBS News, CNN, Fox News and NBC News all projected that Mr. Obama would defeat Mr. Romney after concluding that he would win the necessary 270 electoral votes.
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