Election Results 2012

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(Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

President Barack Obama waves to supporters at his election-night headquarters as he celebrates his re-election on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, in Chicago, Illinois.

Dalton Valette, Opinions Editor

President/ Vice President- Barack Obama/ Joe Biden (D)

Runner-up- Mitt Romney/ Paul Ryan (R)

Electoral Votes- 303 for Obama, 206 for Romney (Florida results not in)

Percentage- 50.3% Obama, 48.1% Romney

 

U.S. House of Representative District 2- Jared Polis (D)

Runner-up- Kevin Lundberg (R)

Percentage- 55% Polis, 40% Lundberg

 

U.S. House of Representative District 7- Ed Perlmutter (D)

Runner-up- Joe Coors (R)

Percentage- 53% Perlmutter, 41% Coors

 

State Senate District 17 (Louisville) – Matt Jones (D)

Runner-up- Charlie Plaginos (R)

Percentage- 63% Jones, 33% Plaginos

 

State House District 12 (Louisville) – Mike Foote (D)

Runner-up- Russ Lyman (R)

Percentage- 65% Foote, 30% Lyman

 

State House District 33 (Superior) – Dianne Primavera (D)

Runner-up- David Pigott (R)

Percentage- 50% Primavera, 45% Pigott

 

Amendment 64: Recreational use of marijuana for persons over 21- Passed, 55% in favor 45% opposed

Amendment 65: Supports limiting campaign spending in elections- Passed, 73% in favor, 27% opposed

 

Fun Facts about the 2012 election: ·

Maine and Maryland approved same-sex marriage. ·

Colorado and Washington approved recreational use of marijuana. ·

Tammy Baldwin, D, of Wisconsin is the first openly gay senator. ·

There are now twenty women senators, breaking the previous record of seventeen.