2012 Gubernatorial Election Statistics
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States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateTotal Vote R D L %Margin Margin Republican Democratic Libertarian Other
1 MT483,489213 1.57% 7,571 47.34% 48.90% 3.76% 0.00%
2 IN2,581,053123 2.95% 76,163 49.50% 46.55% 3.95% 0.00%
3 WA3,071,047210 3.08% 94,557 48.46% 51.54% 0.00% 0.00%
4 WV664,534214 4.84% 32,177 45.64% 50.48% 1.34% 2.54%
5 NC4,468,295123 11.39% 509,127 54.62% 43.23% 2.12% 0.03%
6 NH693,877213 12.09% 83,908 42.52% 54.61% 2.77% 0.10%
7 MO2,727,883213 12.24% 333,791 42.53% 54.77% 2.69% 0.00%
8 VT295,261210 20.21% 59,658 37.57% 57.78% 0.00% 4.65%
9 ND317,812120 28.78% 91,479 63.10% 34.31% 0.00% 2.59%
10 DE398,033214 40.75% 162,200 28.59% 69.34% 0.92% 1.15%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateTotal Vote R D L %Margin Margin Republican Democratic Libertarian Other
1 UT1,006,524123 40.83% 410,970 68.41% 27.58% 2.25% 1.76%
2 DE398,033214 40.75% 162,200 28.59% 69.34% 0.92% 1.15%
3 ND317,812120 28.78% 91,479 63.10% 34.31% 0.00% 2.59%
4 VT295,261210 20.21% 59,658 37.57% 57.78% 0.00% 4.65%
5 MO2,727,883213 12.24% 333,791 42.53% 54.77% 2.69% 0.00%
6 NH693,877213 12.09% 83,908 42.52% 54.61% 2.77% 0.10%
7 NC4,468,295123 11.39% 509,127 54.62% 43.23% 2.12% 0.03%
8 WV664,534214 4.84% 32,177 45.64% 50.48% 1.34% 2.54%
9 WA3,071,047210 3.08% 94,557 48.46% 51.54% 0.00% 0.00%
10 IN2,581,053123 2.95% 76,163 49.50% 46.55% 3.95% 0.00%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
RepublicanDemocraticLibertarian
Utah68.41%Delaware69.34%Indiana3.95%
North Dakota63.10%Vermont57.78%Montana3.76%
North Carolina54.62%Missouri54.77%New Hampshire2.77%
Indiana49.50%New Hampshire54.61%Missouri2.69%
Washington48.46%Washington51.54%Utah2.25%
GreenConstitutionIndependent
West Virginia2.53%Utah1.76%Vermont1.99%
Delaware1.15%Delaware0.00%North Dakota1.69%
Indiana0.00%Indiana0.00%Delaware0.00%
Missouri0.00%Missouri0.00%Indiana0.00%
Montana0.00%Montana0.00%Missouri0.00%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
RepublicanDemocraticLibertarian
Delaware28.59%Utah27.58%Washington0.00%
Vermont37.57%North Dakota34.31%Vermont0.00%
New Hampshire42.52%North Carolina43.23%North Dakota0.00%
Missouri42.53%Indiana46.55%Delaware0.92%
West Virginia45.64%Montana48.90%West Virginia1.34%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
North Carolina654,148Indiana405,259
West Virginia278,908Vermont160,616
Missouri210,456Utah136,576
New Hampshire206,579North Dakota69,251
Montana153,054Delaware22,001


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
West Virginia39.22%Vermont51.85%
Montana31.31%North Dakota22.13%
New Hampshire30.44%Utah17.08%
North Carolina14.79%Indiana14.85%
Missouri6.68%Delaware5.28%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
North Carolina199,354Missouri-149,895
Washington68,185Indiana-122,699
Utah60,999West Virginia-41,512
New Hampshire10,967Vermont-23,824
Delaware2,829Montana-5,077


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Utah6.45%Vermont-7.47%
North Carolina4.67%West Virginia-5.88%
Washington2.27%Missouri-5.21%
New Hampshire1.61%Indiana-4.54%
Delaware0.72%Montana-1.04%


State Ranks
Rank RepublicanDemocraticLibertarian
1470
2740
3006


County Ranks
Rank RepublicanDemocraticLibertarian
13961700
21703960
300397


Congressional District Ranks
Rank RepublicanDemocraticLibertarian
126130
213260
30027


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
RepublicanDemocraticLibertarian
Uintah, UT86.77%St. Louis, MO83.60%Henry, IN6.84%
Piute, UT86.01%Logan, WV78.82%Treasure, MT6.78%
Duchesne, UT85.27%New Castle, DE75.93%Rush, IN6.75%
Rich, UT85.21%Hertford, NC72.48%Mineral, MT6.69%
Sevier, UT82.86%Silver Bow, MT71.64%Shelby, IN6.48%
GreenConstitutionIndependent
Pocahontas, WV5.30%Millard, UT3.53%Essex, VT3.16%
Kanawha, WV4.51%Tooele, UT3.17%Windham, VT2.94%
Calhoun, WV4.43%Iron, UT3.05%Bennington, VT2.93%
Clay, WV4.16%Sanpete, UT2.90%Orleans, VT2.53%
Greenbrier, WV3.75%Duchesne, UT2.52%Billings, ND2.45%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
RepublicanDemocraticLibertarian
St. Louis, MO13.80%Uintah, UT9.62%Yakima, WA0.00%
Logan, WV19.90%Piute, UT10.72%Whitman, WA0.00%
New Castle, DE22.10%Duchesne, UT10.89%Whatcom, WA0.00%
Windham, VT24.87%Rich, UT12.36%Walla Walla, WA0.00%
Silver Bow, MT24.91%Utah, UT12.92%Wahkiakum, WA0.00%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
RepublicanDemocraticLibertarian
King, WA356,713King, WA590,879Marion, IN17,573
Wake, NC234,584St. Louis, MO324,748Wake, NC13,459
Mecklenburg, NC219,927Wake, NC233,822St. Louis, MO10,537
Salt Lake, UT209,310Mecklenburg, NC216,826Salt Lake, UT9,472
St. Louis, MO185,704Marion, IN210,119Jackson, MO8,191
GreenConstitutionIndependent
Kanawha, WV3,352Salt Lake, UT4,963Cass, ND1,507
New Castle, DE2,642Utah, UT3,812Chittenden, VT1,233
Sussex, DE1,152Davis, UT1,909Grand Forks, ND696
Monongalia, WV1,142Weber, UT1,346Windham, VT633
Cabell, WV801Washington, UT1,120Windsor, VT593


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
RepublicanDemocraticLibertarian
Petroleum, MT231Petroleum, MT62Yakima, WA0
Treasure, MT258Piute, UT82Whitman, WA0
Sioux, ND292Daggett, UT96Whatcom, WA0
Slope, ND301Carter, MT103Walla Walla, WA0
Golden Valley, MT309Garfield, MT107Wahkiakum, WA0


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Hillsborough, NH64,432Marion, IN130,255
Rockingham, NH51,851Salt Lake, UT92,072
St. Louis, MO38,327Chittenden, VT44,804
Wake, NC27,550Hamilton, IN40,824
Kanawha, WV27,333Tippecanoe, IN19,680
Guilford, NC26,694Hendricks, IN17,989
Forsyth, NC26,648Allen, IN17,533
Merrimack, NH25,278Windsor, VT17,027
Jackson, MO25,012Washington, VT16,698
King, WA23,371Vanderburgh, IN16,283


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Wibaux, MT59.81%McHenry, ND58.44%
Upshur, WV59.72%Windsor, VT58.18%
Doddridge, WV59.25%Pierce, ND58.15%
Phillips, MT56.14%Addison, VT57.28%
Grant, WV55.27%Chittenden, VT56.95%
Ritchie, WV55.21%Bennington, VT55.14%
Wood, WV53.76%Washington, VT54.63%
Mason, WV53.15%Lamoille, VT53.16%
Petroleum, MT52.48%Orange, VT52.36%
Hancock, WV52.32%Benson, ND52.15%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Wake, NC44,340St. Louis, MO-26,329
King, WA38,415Jackson, MO-24,864
Mecklenburg, NC37,381Marion, IN-20,457
Utah, UT18,093St. Louis, MO-14,240
Salt Lake, UT15,444Tippecanoe, IN-11,081
Guilford, NC12,534Lake, IN-9,319
Pierce, WA12,364Greene, MO-9,081
Davis, UT10,060St. Joseph, IN-7,922
Durham, NC9,831Jefferson, MO-7,500
Union, NC8,798Kanawha, WV-6,754


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
McKenzie, ND25.10%Clinton, IN-19.80%
Juab, UT24.51%Sioux, ND-18.37%
Dunn, ND20.78%Harrison, WV-17.45%
Mountrail, ND16.20%Tippecanoe, IN-16.43%
Uintah, UT15.26%Blackford, IN-14.01%
Daggett, UT15.16%Jennings, IN-13.86%
Franklin, WA14.11%Adair, MO-13.83%
Wasatch, UT12.85%Deer Lodge, MT-13.10%
Billings, ND12.38%Tyler, WV-12.42%
Utah, UT11.52%Roosevelt, MT-11.53%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
RepublicanDemocratic
Caledonia, VT47.88%Lake, MT47.95%
Park, MT47.89%Calhoun, WV48.50%
Daviess, MO48.28%Wood, WV48.55%
Rosebud, MT48.47%Tucker, WV48.62%
Barbour, WV48.54%Madison, IN48.63%


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
RepublicanDemocratic
Grays Harbor, WA49.10%Kitsap, WA49.72%
Snohomish, WA48.77%Columbus, NC48.97%
St. Charles, MO48.58%Mecklenburg, NC48.77%
Monroe, MO48.55%Pierce, WA48.54%
Pitt, NC48.54%Lenoir, NC48.50%


Congressional Districts with Highest Percent of Vote
RepublicanDemocraticLibertarian
District 3, UT81.49%District 1, MO83.60%At Large, ND1.70%
District 2, UT76.65%At Large, DE69.34%District 3, WV0.00%
District 1, UT71.79%District 1, NC66.62%District 1, UT0.00%
District 5, NC70.21%District 1, IN64.08%District 10, NC0.00%
District 10, NC66.13%District 3, WV54.47%District 8, NC0.00%


National Results for 2012

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