The 2012 United States presidential election in Kansas took place on November 6, 2012 as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Kansas voters chose six 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 . Romney and Ryan carried Kansas with 59.66% of the popular vote to Obama's and Biden's 38.05%, thus winning the state's six electoral votes. [2]

Obama carried only two counties: Douglas , home to liberal Lawrence and the University of Kansas ; and Wyandotte , home to Kansas City and the state's largest concentration of minority voters. In 2008, Obama also carried Crawford County in southeast Kansas, but failed to do so this time.

General Election

Results

United States presidential election in Kansas, 2012
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 689,809 59.66% 6
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 439,908 38.05% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 20,409 1.77% 0
Reform Chuck Baldwin Joseph Martin 4,990 0.43% 0
Green (Write-In) Jill Stein Cheri Honkala 714 0.06% 0
Constitution (Write-In) Virgil Goode Jim Clymer 187 0.02% 0
Justice (Write-In) Rocky Anderson Luis J. Rodriguez 95 0.01% 0
Peace & Freedom (Write-In) Roseanne Barr Cindy Sheehan 58 0.01% 0
Other Write-Ins Other Write-Ins 84 0.01% 0
Totals 1,156,254 100.00% 6

Democratic caucuses

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Republican caucuses

The Republican caucuses were held on Saturday, March 10, 2012. [3] [4] Kansas has 40 delegates to the 2012 Republican National Convention . 25 of these delegates are allocated proportionally to candidates who exceed a 20% threshold in the statewide vote tally. The 15 remaining delegates are 'winner-take-all' delegates. 12 delegates are given (3 each) to the candidates with most votes in each of Kansas's 4 congressional districts. 3 delegates are awarded to the candidate with most votes statewide. [5]

Rick Santorum won the caucus and will receive 33 delegates. He won the state with 51% of the statewide vote and received most votes in all of the congressional districts, thus winning 15 delegates. As only Santorum and Mitt Romney exceeded the 20% threshold, 18 of the 25 proportionally allocated delegates were allocated to Santorum and 7 to Romney.

Kansas Republican caucuses, 2012
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
Rick Santorum 15,290 51.2% 33
Mitt Romney 6,250 20.9% 7
Newt Gingrich 4,298 14.4% 0
Ron Paul 3,767 12.6% 0
Uncommitted 122 0.4% 0
Herman Cain 39 0.1% 0
Jon Huntsman 38 0.1% 0
Rick Perry 37 0.1% 0
Michele Bachmann 16 0.1% 0
Totals 29,857 100% 0
Key: Withdrew
prior to contest

See also