24 December 2012

General Election 2012: Semi-Final Presidential Totals

Since Preliminary Report XV on 12/12/2012, the totals have not moved much. The total then was 128,660,669.

It is now 128,684,090, a gain of only 23,421 votes.

The percentages and margins remain as they were 2 weeks ago:











2012 65594523 60859626 2229941 128684090 50,97% 47,29% 1,73% 4734897 3,68%
2008 69499428 59950323 2009529 131459280 52,87% 45,60% 1,53% 9549105 7,26%
Diff: -3904905 909303 220412 -2775190 -1,89% 1,69% 0,20% -4814208 -3,58%












Right now, with rounding, that would be Obama 51.0% / Romney 47.3%, margin: Obama +3.7%.

This is the first time ever in our history where a candidate won in the national popular vote with a margin between +3.5% and +4.0%.

And it is also the first time in 96 years that a candidate won in the national popular vote with a margin anywhere within the +3% range (Wilson, +3.12%, 1916).


As of 12/23/2012, all states in the Union EXCEPT for New York State have certified their results:



So, what is going on in New York State?

Here is the LINK to their 2012 election results. And the link to a .pdf of the current presidential results.

New York is calling these results "provisional". I quote:

"November 6, 2012 General Election Results for the following locations are “Provisional” pending the completion of affidavit ballot counting or a court-supervised count: 

Albany, Clinton, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Nassau, New York City, Saratoga, Schenectady, St. Lawrence, Suffolk, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Westchester."

David Wasserman, from the Cook Report (Twitter, his election results excel sheet) thinks that up to 400,000 more votes are still "out" from NYC.

Now, none of this is going to change the results of the presidential election: Obama has clearly won with about 51% of the national popular vote and the electoral colleges of the individual states have already met in their respective states to cast their ballots for President, according to the slate of electors that have been picked based on the winner of each respective state. I have seen no reporting of any surprises, so we can assume that when the joint session of the new Congress meets, usually on January 6th, but since the 6th is a Sunday, I bet they will meet on Monday, January 7th at 1:00 PM EST as the 12 amendment mandates, to openly count the electoral votes and declare a winner, it will be Obama 332 EV - Romney 206 EV.

However, 400,000 more votes from New York State will change that state's electoral statistics. Right now, New York stands at:


DEM GOP IND Total DEM % GOP % IND % Margin Mar %
New York 2012 4166837 2413099 99722 6679658 62,38% 36,13% 1,49% 1753738 26,25%
New York 2008 4804945 2752771 83232 7640948 62,88% 36,03% 1,09% 2052174 26,86%
Diff: -638108 -339672 16490 -961290 -0,50% 0,10% 0,40% -298436 -0,60%


Currently at +26.25%, Obama is 0.60% under is margin from 2008. As I extrapolated HERE on 12/02/2012, these extra votes would probably move Obama slightly over the 51% mark nationally and could even cause New York to jump above Rhode Island in the partisan rankings. Wait and see. Back then, the extrapolation was based on at least 600,000 votes.

The final, engraved in stone figures will be released with the complete summary of the 2012 National Election  sometime in January 2013. And even then, some figures can change very slightly over time: the congressional record can even be amended after the fact. Dave Leip at USelectionatlas does a good job of keeping tabs on these changes.

The entire current table is HERE at Google Docs, including stats by region.

And here is most of it right here as well:

USA DEM GOP IND Total DEM % GOP % IND % Margin Mar % % of NPV growth rate












2012 65594523 60859626 2229941 128684090 50,97% 47,29% 1,73% 4734897 3,68% 100,00%
2008 69499428 59950323 2009529 131459280 52,87% 45,60% 1,53% 9549105 7,26% 100,00%
Diff: -3904905 909303 220412 -2775190 -1,89% 1,69% 0,20% -4814208 -3,58% 0,00% -2,11%
























Alabama 2012 * 795696 1255925 22717 2074338 38,36% 60,55% 1,10% 460229 22,19% 1,61%
Alabama 2008 813479 1266546 19794 2099819 38,74% 60,32% 0,94% 453067 21,58% 1,60%
Diff: -17783 -10621 2923 -25481 -0,38% 0,23% 0,15% 7162 0,61% 0,01% -1,21%












Alaska 2012 * 122640 164676 13179 300495 40,81% 54,80% 4,39% 42036 13,99% 0,23%
Alaska 2008 123594 193841 8762 326197 37,89% 59,42% 2,69% 70247 21,54% 0,25%
Diff: -954 -29165 4417 -25702 2,92% -4,62% 1,70% -28211 -7,55% -0,01% -7,88%












Arizona 2012 * 1025232 1233654 40368 2299254 44,59% 53,65% 1,76% 208422 9,06% 1,79%
Arizona 2008 1034707 1230111 39020 2303838 44,91% 53,39% 1,69% 195404 8,48% 1,75%
Diff: -9475 3543 1348 -4584 -0,32% 0,26% 0,06% 13018 0,58% 0,03% -0,20%












Arkansas 2012 * 394409 647744 27315 1069468 36,88% 60,57% 2,55% 253335 23,69% 0,83%
Arkansas 2008 422310 638017 26290 1086617 38,86% 58,72% 2,42% 215707 19,85% 0,83%
Diff: -27901 9727 1025 -17149 -1,99% 1,85% 0,13% 37628 3,84% 0,00% -1,58%












California 2012 * 7854285 4839958 344304 13038547 60,24% 37,12% 2,64% 3014327 23,12% 10,13%
California 2008 8274473 5011781 291011 13577265 60,94% 36,91% 2,14% 3262692 24,03% 10,33%
Diff: -420188 -171823 53293 -538718 -0,70% 0,21% 0,50% -248365 -0,91% -0,20% -3,97%












Colorado 2012 * 1322998 1185050 61169 2569217 51,49% 46,12% 2,38% 137948 5,37% 2,00%
Colorado 2008 1288633 1073629 39200 2401462 53,66% 44,71% 1,63% 215004 8,95% 1,83%
Diff: 34365 111421 21969 167755 -2,17% 1,42% 0,75% -77056 -3,58% 0,17% 6,99%












Connecticut 2012 *?? 905083 634892 18139 1558114 58,09% 40,75% 1,16% 270191 17,34% 1,21%
Connecticut 2008 997773 629428 19592 1646793 60,59% 38,22% 1,19% 368345 22,37% 1,25%
Diff: -92690 5464 -1453 -88679 -2,50% 2,53% -0,03% -98154 -5,03% -0,04% -5,38%












Delaware 2012 * 242584 165484 5822 413890 58,61% 39,98% 1,41% 77100 18,63% 0,32%
Delaware 2008 255459 152374 4783 412616 61,91% 36,93% 1,16% 103085 24,98% 0,31%
Diff: -12875 13110 1039 1274 -3,30% 3,05% 0,25% -25985 -6,36% 0,01% 0,31%












DC 2012 267070 21381 5313 293764 90,91% 7,28% 1,81% 245689 83,63% 0,23%
DC 2008 245800 17367 2686 265853 92,46% 6,53% 1,01% 228433 85,92% 0,20%
Diff: 21270 4014 2627 27911 -1,54% 0,75% 0,80% 17256 -2,29% 0,03% 10,50%












Florida 2012 * 4237756 4163447 72976 8474179 50,01% 49,13% 0,86% 74309 0,88% 6,59%
Florida 2008 4282367 4046219 83275 8411861 50,91% 48,10% 0,99% 236148 2,81% 6,40%
Diff: -44611 117228 -10299 62318 -0,90% 1,03% -0,13% -161839 -1,93% 0,19% 0,74%












Georgia 2012 * 1773827 2078688 47535 3900050 45,48% 53,30% 1,22% 304861 7,82% 3,03%
Georgia 2008 1844123 2048759 39276 3932158 46,90% 52,10% 1,00% 204636 5,20% 2,99%
Diff: -70296 29929 8259 -32108 -1,42% 1,20% 0,22% 100225 2,61% 0,04% -0,82%












Hawaii 2012 * 306658 121015 7024 434697 70,55% 27,84% 1,62% 185643 42,71% 0,34%
Hawaii 2008 325871 120566 7131 453568 71,85% 26,58% 1,57% 205305 45,26% 0,35%
Diff: -19213 449 -107 -18871 -1,30% 1,26% 0,04% -19662 -2,56% -0,01% -4,16%












Idaho 2012 * 212787 420911 18576 652274 32,62% 64,53% 2,85% 208124 31,91% 0,51%
Idaho 2008 236440 403012 19002 658454 35,91% 61,21% 2,89% 166572 25,30% 0,50%
Diff: -23653 17899 -426 -6180 -3,29% 3,32% -0,04% 41552 6,61% 0,01% -0,94%












Illinois 2012 3019512 2135216 87286 5242014 57,60% 40,73% 1,67% 884296 16,87% 4,07%
Illinois 2008 3419348 2031179 77828 5528355 61,85% 36,74% 1,41% 1388169 25,11% 4,21%
Diff: -399836 104037 9458 -286341 -4,25% 3,99% 0,26% -503873 -8,24% -0,13% -5,18%












Indiana 2012 1152887 1420543 51104 2624534 43,93% 54,13% 1,95% 267656 10,20% 2,04%
Indiana 2008 1374039 1345648 35903 2755590 49,86% 48,83% 1,30% 28391 1,03% 2,10%
Diff: -221152 74895 15201 -131056 -5,94% 5,29% 0,64% -296047 11,23% -0,06% -4,76%












Iowa 2012 * 822544 730617 29019 1582180 51,99% 46,18% 1,83% 91927 5,81% 1,23%
Iowa 2008 828940 682379 25804 1537123 53,93% 44,39% 1,68% 146561 9,53% 1,17%
Diff: -6396 48238 3215 45057 -1,94% 1,78% 0,16% -54634 -3,72% 0,06% 2,93%












Kansas 2012 * 440726 692634 26611 1159971 37,99% 59,71% 2,29% 251908 21,72% 0,90%
Kansas 2008 514765 699655 23996 1238416 41,57% 56,50% 1,94% 184890 14,93% 0,94%
Diff: -74039 -7021 2615 -78445 -3,57% 3,22% 0,36% 67018 6,79% -0,04% -6,33%












Kentucky 2012 * 679370 1087190 30652 1797212 37,80% 60,49% 1,71% 407820 22,69% 1,40%
Kentucky 2008 751985 1048462 27140 1827587 41,15% 57,37% 1,49% 296477 16,22% 1,39%
Diff: -72615 38728 3512 -30375 -3,35% 3,12% 0,22% 111343 6,47% 0,01% -1,66%












Louisiana 2012 * 809141 1152262 32662 1994065 40,58% 57,78% 1,64% 343121 17,21% 1,55%
Louisiana 2008 782989 1148275 29497 1960761 39,93% 58,56% 1,50% 365286 18,63% 1,49%
Diff: 26152 3987 3165 33304 0,64% -0,78% 0,13% -22165 -1,42% 0,06% 1,70%












Maine 2012 * 401306 292276 19598 713180 56,27% 40,98% 2,75% 109030 15,29% 0,55%
Maine 2008 421923 295273 13967 731163 57,71% 40,38% 1,91% 126650 17,32% 0,56%
Diff: -20617 -2997 5631 -17983 -1,44% 0,60% 0,84% -17620 -2,03% 0,00% -2,46%












Maryland 2012 * 1677844 971869 57614 2707327 61,97% 35,90% 2,13% 705975 26,08% 2,10%
Maryland 2008 1629467 959862 42267 2631596 61,92% 36,47% 1,61% 669605 25,44% 2,00%
Diff: 48377 12007 15347 75731 0,05% -0,58% 0,52% 36370 0,63% 0,10% 2,88%












Massachusetts 2012 * 1921290 1188314 58163 3167767 60,65% 37,51% 1,84% 732976 23,14% 2,46%
Massachusetts 2008 1904098 1108854 68117 3081069 61,80% 35,99% 2,21% 795244 25,81% 2,34%
Diff: 17192 79460 -9954 86698 -1,15% 1,52% -0,37% -62268 -2,67% 0,12% 2,81%












Michigan 2012 * 2564569 2115256 51136 4730961 54,21% 44,71% 1,08% 449313 9,50% 3,68%
Michigan 2008 2872579 2048639 88976 5010194 57,33% 40,89% 1,78% 823940 16,45% 3,81%
Diff: -308010 66617 -37840 -279233 -3,13% 3,82% -0,70% -374627 -6,95% -0,13% -5,57%












Minnesota 2012 * 1546167 1320225 70169 2936561 52,65% 44,96% 2,39% 225942 7,69% 2,28%
Minnesota 2008 1573354 1275409 61606 2910369 54,06% 43,82% 2,12% 297945 10,24% 2,21%
Diff: -27187 44816 8563 26192 -1,41% 1,14% 0,27% -72003 -2,54% 0,07% 0,90%












Mississippi 2012 * 562949 710746 11889 1285584 43,79% 55,29% 0,92% 147797 11,50% 1,00%
Mississippi 2008 554662 724597 10606 1289865 43,00% 56,18% 0,82% 169935 13,17% 0,98%
Diff: 8287 -13851 1283 -4281 0,79% -0,89% 0,10% -22138 -1,68% 0,02% -0,33%












Missouri 2012 * 1223796 1482440 51087 2757323 44,38% 53,76% 1,85% 258644 9,38% 2,14%
Missouri 2008 1441911 1445814 41224 2928949 49,23% 49,36% 1,41% 3903 0,13% 2,23%
Diff: -218115 36626 9863 -171626 -4,85% 4,40% 0,45% 254741 9,25% -0,09% -5,86%












Montana 2012 * 201839 267928 14281 484048 41,70% 55,35% 2,95% 66089 13,65% 0,38%
Montana 2008 232159 243882 16709 492750 47,11% 49,49% 3,39% 11723 2,38% 0,37%
Diff: -30320 24046 -2428 -8702 -5,42% 5,86% -0,44% 54366 11,27% 0,00% -1,77%












Nebraska 2012 * 302081 475064 17234 794379 38,03% 59,80% 2,17% 172983 21,78% 0,62%
Nebraska 2008 333319 452979 14983 801281 41,60% 56,53% 1,87% 119660 14,93% 0,61%
Diff: -31238 22085 2251 -6902 -3,57% 3,27% 0,30% 53323 6,84% 0,01% -0,86%












Nevada 2012 * 531373 463567 19978 1014918 52,36% 45,68% 1,97% 67806 6,68% 0,79%
Nevada 2008 533736 412827 21285 967848 55,15% 42,65% 2,20% 120909 12,49% 0,74%
Diff: -2363 50740 -1307 47070 -2,79% 3,02% -0,23% -53103 -5,81% 0,05% 4,86%












New Hampshire 2012 * 369561 329918 11493 710972 51,98% 46,40% 1,62% 39643 5,58% 0,55%
New Hampshire 2008 384826 316534 9610 710970 54,13% 44,52% 1,35% 68292 9,61% 0,54%
Diff: -15265 13384 1883 2 -2,15% 1,88% 0,26% -28649 -4,03% 0,01% 0,00%












New Jersey 2012 * 2122786 1478088 37625 3638499 58,34% 40,62% 1,03% 644698 17,72% 2,83%
New Jersey 2008 2215422 1613207 48778 3877407 57,14% 41,61% 1,26% 602215 15,53% 2,95%
Diff: -92636 -135119 -11153 -238908 1,21% -0,98% -0,22% 42483 2,19% -0,12% -6,16%












New Mexico 2012 * 415335 335788 32635 783758 52,99% 42,84% 4,16% 79547 10,15% 0,61%
New Mexico 2008 472422 346832 10904 830158 56,91% 41,78% 1,31% 125590 15,13% 0,63%
Diff: -57087 -11044 21731 -46400 -3,91% 1,06% 2,85% -46043 -4,98% -0,02% -5,59%












New York 2012 4166837 2413099 99722 6679658 62,38% 36,13% 1,49% 1753738 26,25% 5,19%
New York 2008 4804945 2752771 83232 7640948 62,88% 36,03% 1,09% 2052174 26,86% 5,81%
Diff: -638108 -339672 16490 -961290 -0,50% 0,10% 0,40% -298436 -0,60% -0,62% -12,58%












North Carolina 2012 * 2178391 2270395 56586 4505372 48,35% 50,39% 1,26% 92004 2,04% 3,50%
North Carolina 2008 2142651 2128474 39664 4310789 49,70% 49,38% 0,92% 14177 0,33% 3,28%
Diff: 35740 141921 16922 194583 -1,35% 1,02% 0,34% -106181 2,37% 0,22% 4,51%












North Dakota 2012 * 124966 188320 9646 322932 38,70% 58,32% 2,99% 63354 19,62% 0,25%
North Dakota 2008 141403 168887 7448 317738 44,50% 53,15% 2,34% 27484 8,65% 0,24%
Diff: -16437 19433 2198 5194 -5,81% 5,16% 0,64% 35870 10,97% 0,01% 1,63%












Ohio 2012 * 2827621 2661407 91794 5580822 50,67% 47,69% 1,64% 166214 2,98% 4,34%
Ohio 2008 2940044 2677820 103951 5721815 51,38% 46,80% 1,82% 262224 4,58% 4,35%
Diff: -112423 -16413 -12157 -140993 -0,72% 0,89% -0,17% -96010 -1,60% -0,02% -2,46%












Oklahoma 2012 * 443547 891325 0 1334872 33,23% 66,77% 0,00% 447778 33,54% 1,04%
Oklahoma 2008 502496 960165 0 1462661 34,35% 65,65% 0,00% 457669 31,29% 1,11%
Diff: -58949 -68840 0 -127789 -1,13% 1,13% 0,00% -9891 2,25% -0,08% -8,74%












Oregon 2012 * 970488 754175 64607 1789270 54,24% 42,15% 3,61% 216313 12,09% 1,39%
Oregon 2008 1037291 738475 52098 1827864 56,75% 40,40% 2,85% 298816 16,35% 1,39%
Diff: -66803 15700 12509 -38594 -2,51% 1,75% 0,76% -82503 -4,26% 0,00% -2,11%












Pennsylvania 2012 * 2990274 2680434 82838 5753546 51,97% 46,59% 1,44% 309840 5,39% 4,47%
Pennsylvania 2008 3276363 2655885 83228 6015476 54,47% 44,15% 1,38% 620478 10,31% 4,58%
Diff: -286089 24549 -390 -261930 -2,49% 2,44% 0,06% -310638 -4,93% -0,10% -4,35%












Rhode Island 2012 * 279677 157204 9168 446049 62,70% 35,24% 2,06% 122473 27,46% 0,35%
Rhode Island 2008 296571 165391 9804 471766 62,86% 35,06% 2,08% 131180 27,81% 0,36%
Diff: -16894 -8187 -636 -25717 -0,16% 0,19% -0,02% -8707 -0,35% -0,01% -5,45%












South Carolina 2012 * 865941 1071645 26532 1964118 44,09% 54,56% 1,35% 205704 10,47% 1,53%
South Carolina 2008 862449 1034896 23624 1920969 44,90% 53,87% 1,23% 172447 8,98% 1,46%
Diff: 3492 36749 2908 43149 -0,81% 0,69% 0,12% 33257 1,50% 0,07% 2,25%












South Dakota 2012 * 145039 210610 8166 363815 39,87% 57,89% 2,24% 65571 18,02% 0,28%
South Dakota 2008 170924 203054 7997 381975 44,75% 53,16% 2,09% 32130 8,41% 0,29%
Diff: -25885 7556 169 -18160 -4,88% 4,73% 0,15% 33441 9,61% -0,01% -4,75%












Tennessee 2012 960709 1462330 35538 2458577 39,08% 59,48% 1,45% 501621 20,40% 1,91%
Tennessee 2008 1087437 1479178 35367 2601982 41,79% 56,85% 1,36% 391741 15,06% 1,98%
Diff: -126728 -16848 171 -143405 -2,72% 2,63% 0,09% 109880 5,35% -0,07% -5,51%












Texas 2012 * 3308124 4569843 115884 7993851 41,38% 57,17% 1,45% 1261719 15,78% 6,21%
Texas 2008 3528633 4479328 79247 8087208 43,63% 55,39% 0,98% 950695 11,76% 6,15%
Diff: -220509 90515 36637 -93357 -2,25% 1,78% 0,47% 311024 4,03% 0,06% -1,15%












Utah 2012 * 251813 740600 25027 1017440 24,75% 72,79% 2,46% 488787 48,04% 0,79%
Utah 2008 327670 596030 33781 957481 34,22% 62,25% 3,53% 268360 28,03% 0,73%
Diff: -75857 144570 -8754 59959 -9,47% 10,54% -1,07% 220427 20,01% 0,06% 6,26%












Vermont 2012 * 199239 92698 7353 299290 66,57% 30,97% 2,46% 106541 35,60% 0,23%
Vermont 2008 219262 98974 6810 325046 67,46% 30,45% 2,10% 120288 37,01% 0,25%
Diff: -20023 -22206 543 -41686 -0,89% 0,52% 0,36% 2183 -1,41% -0,01% -12,82%












Virginia 2012 * 1971820 1822522 60147 3854489 51,16% 47,28% 1,56% 149298 3,87% 3,00%
Virginia 2008 1959532 1725005 38723 3723260 52,63% 46,33% 1,04% 234527 6,30% 2,83%
Diff: 12288 97517 21424 131229 -1,47% 0,95% 0,52% -85229 -2,43% 0,16% 3,52%












Washington 2012 * 1755396 1290670 79450 3125516 56,16% 41,29% 2,54% 464726 14,87% 2,43%
Washington 2008 1750848 1229216 73152 3053216 57,34% 40,26% 2,40% 521632 17,08% 2,32%
Diff: 4548 61454 6298 72300 -1,18% 1,03% 0,15% -56906 -2,22% 0,11% 2,37%












West Virginia 2012 238269 417655 14514 670438 35,54% 62,30% 2,16% 179386 26,76% 0,52%
West Virginia 2008 303857 397466 13545 714868 42,51% 55,60% 1,89% 93609 13,09% 0,54%
Diff: -65588 20189 969 -44430 -6,97% 6,70% 0,27% 85777 13,66% -0,02% -6,22%












Wisconsin 2012 * 1620985 1410966 39483 3071434 52,78% 45,94% 1,29% 210019 6,84% 2,39%
Wisconsin 2008 1677211 1262393 43813 2983417 56,22% 42,31% 1,47% 414818 13,90% 2,27%
Diff: -56226 148573 -4330 88017 -3,44% 3,62% -0,18% -204799 -7,07% 0,12% 2,95%












Wyoming 2012 * 69286 170962 8813 249061 27,82% 68,64% 3,54% 101676 40,82% 0,19%
Wyoming 2008 82868 164958 5023 252849 32,77% 65,24% 1,99% 82090 32,47% 0,19%
Diff: -13582 6004 3790 -3788 -4,95% 3,40% 1,55% 19586 8,36% 0,00% -1,50%

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