2012 Wyoming General Elections Story

2012 Wyoming General Elections Story

A head to head comparison of the Wyoming 2012 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.    

Mitt Romney received 170,265 (71%) votes, beating Barack Obama who gained 68,780 (29%) by 101,485 votes in Wyoming.

Mitt Romney won 21 counties whereas Barack Obama won 1 county in the total of the 22 counties in the State of Wyoming.

Presidential General Elections

During the 2012 General elections, over 122M total number of votes were cast. Barack Obama got 62,614,654 (62.6 Million) over Mitt Romney's 59,141,654 (59.1 Million). He won the popular vote by 3,472,979 (3.4 Million). Even though he lost to Mitt Romney in the State of Wyoming, his 68,780 gained votes represents 0.1% of his popular vote victory. The remaining 49 states contributed to the remaining 99.9% popular votes victory.

Top 15 Counties in Primary Elections vs General Elections

All Candidates (General Elections)

These 15 counties play an important role in these Primary elections. If a candidate, can get a sizable majority in the larger counties (Laramie, Natrona, Campbell), it becomes very difficult to win majorities in the smaller counties without voter outreach and increased voter participation in them.

Top 15 Counties Comparison in Primary Elections vs General Elections

General Elections
Barack Obama

General Elections
Mitt Romney

Laramie, Natrona, Campbell, three of the larger counties, voted in favor of Romney, giving him a 35k vote advantage. This combined with his steady win at many of the other counties made him gain an upper hand in the State of Wyoming.

Related References: 2016 Wyoming Primary Election Story, 2016 Wyoming General Election Story, 2020 Wyoming Primary Election Story, 2020 Wyoming General Election Story