What the 2012 presidential election results show
Election Day has passed, but the data crunching continues. Here’s a look at how the election broke down, according to an analysis by the National Association of Counties (NACo).
About 119 million people voted in the 2012 elections, down from 131 million who voted in 2008. President Barack Obama was reelected with 332 electoral votes, winning the popular vote by about 3 million votes.
One other finding from the 2012 general election: There was a marked split in the presidential election among rural and urban counties.
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