President / Vice President, 2012 Election


Date: November 6, 2012
Cycle: 2012
Office: President / Vice President
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Running mate Party Votes Percent Margin
Barack Obama Incumbent Man Joseph Biden (Man) Incumbent Democratic-Farmer-Labor 1,546,167 52.84 +7.72
Mitt Romney Man Paul Ryan (Man) Republican 1,320,225 45.12
Gary E. Johnson Man James P. Gray (Man) Libertarian 35,098 1.20
Jill Stein Woman Cheri Honkala (Woman) Green 13,023 0.45
Virgil Goode Man James N. Clymer (Man) Constitution 3,722 0.13
Jim Carlson Man George L. McMahon (Man) Grassroots 3,149 0.11
Ross C. (Rocky) Anderson Man Luis J. Rodriguez (Man) Justice 1,996 0.07
Dean Morstad Man Josh Franke-Hyland (Man) Constitutional Government 1,092 0.04
James Harris Man Maura DeLuca (Woman) Socialist Workers 1,051 0.04
Peta Lindsay Woman Yari Osorio (Man) Socialism and Liberation 397 0.01
Roseanne Barr Woman Write-In 46 0.00
Thomas Hoefling Man Write-In 14 0.00
Jill Ann Reed Woman Write-In 8 0.00
Andre Barnett Man Write-In 4 0.00
Will Christensen Man Write-In 1 0.00

Obama and Biden each received Minnesota's 10 Electoral College votes. This cycle marked a party record 10th consecutive win in Minnesota for a Democratic presidential ticket. Minnesota became the first state outside the South (and second only to Virginia) in which both the Republican and Democratic parties recorded 10-cycle winning streaks for the office.


  • Report of the State Canvassing Board, Office of Secretary of State, State of Minnesota, November 27, 2012 (p. 4-12). State of Minnesota Write-In Report, Office of Secretary of State, November 27, 2012 (p. 1-15).