M 2012 Idaho General Election

President of the United States

About this race

The president oversees the executive branch of the U.S. government and serves as commander in chief of the military. The position pays $400,000 per year plus generous benefits both during and after elected service. Terms are four years and presidents are limited to no more than two terms in the White House.

Results on this page represent vote totals within the state of Idaho. The winner of this Idaho vote receives four votes in the electoral college.

Last updated: Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m. Election results
Idaho vote totals in the national election

Mitt Romney (R) 420,750 64.54%
Barack Obama (D) 212,560 32.61%
Gary Johnson (L) 9,448 1.45%
Jill Stein (G) 4,400 0.67%
Rocky Anderson (J) 2,495 0.38%
Virgil Goode (C) 2,218 0.34%
James Harris (S) 0 0%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

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