2012 United States presidential election in Texas

2012 United States presidential election in Texas

The 2012 United States presidential election in Texas took place on November 6, 2012, as part of the 2012 U.S presidential election. Texas voters chose 38 electors to represent them in the Electoral College. The 2012 Texas Democratic Primary was held on May 29, 2012. Incumbent Barack Obama won the primary with 88. 18% of the vote, and was awarded all of Texas’ 287 delegates to the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

About 2012 United States presidential election in Texas in brief

Summary 2012 United States presidential election in TexasThe 2012 United States presidential election in Texas took place on November 6, 2012, as part of the 2012 U.S presidential election. Texas voters chose 38 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. The 2012 Texas Democratic Primary was held on May 29, 2012. Incumbent Barack Obama won the primary with 88. 18% of the vote, and was awarded all of Texas’ 287 delegates to the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

The state solidified its Republican identity in the Reagan Era and has not voted for a Democratic presidential nominee since fellow Southerner Jimmy Carter carried it in 1976. Following this election and the loss of the Republican Party’s former hold on the vast suburbs of Austin, Dallas–Fort Worth, and Houston, it would become a Republican-leaning swing state, voting for Donald Trump by only 8. 99% in 2016 and 5. 58% in 2020.