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Informer: Presidential popular vote not fully tallied yet

Last Modified: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 1:22 PM

By Andrew Perzo / American Press

I heard on TV that 12 million fewer people voted and that 8 million fewer voted for President Obama. What was the final national popular vote for Obama and Mitt Romney?

Official popular vote totals have yet to be released because final tallies have yet to be certified in New York and Hawaii.

“It’s Christmas but New York still isn’t nearly done counting votes from 11/6,” Cook Political Report editor David Wasserman tweeted Tuesday. “In fact, we have new #s under the tree...”

But the tentative results, according to a Google Docs spreadsheet maintained by Wasserman, show an Obama-Romney vote split of 65,621,455 to 60,875,403, or 50.98 percent to 47.29 percent.

The spreadsheet lists the difference between the 2008 and 2012 totals — including ballots cast for third-party candidates — at 2,585,782 votes, or about 2 percent.

The popular vote splits — listing Obama first, Romney second — for each state as of Tuesday night, according to Wasserman’s spreadsheet:

Alabama — 795,696; 1,255,925.

Alaska — 122,640; 164,676.

Arizona — 1,025,232; 1,233,654.

Arkansas — 394,409; 647,744.

California — 7,854,285; 4,839,958.

Colorado — 1,322,998; 1,185,050.

Connecticut — 905,083; 634,892.

Delaware — 242,584; 165,484.

District of Columbia — 267,070; 21,381.

Florida — 4,237,756; 4,163,447.

Georgia — 1,773,827; 2,078,688.

Hawaii — 306,658; 121,015.

Idaho — 212,787; 420,911.

Illinois — 3,019,512; 2,135,216.

Indiana — 1,152,887; 1,420,543.

Iowa — 822,544; 730,617.

Kansas — 440,726; 692,634.

Kentucky — 679,370; 1,087,190.

Louisiana — 809,141; 1,152,262.

Maine — 401,306; 292,276.

Maryland — 1,677,844; 971,869.

Massachusetts — 1,921,290; 1,188,314.

Michigan — 2,564,569; 2,115,256.

Minnesota — 1,546,167; 1,320,225.

Mississippi — 562,949; 710,746.

Missouri — 1,223,796; 1,482,440.

Montana — 201,839; 267,928.

Nebraska — 302,081; 475,064.

Nevada — 531,373; 463,567.

New Hampshire — 369,561; 329,918.

New Jersey — 2,122,786; 1,478,088.

New Mexico — 415,335; 335,788.

New York — 4,193,769; 2,428,876.

North Carolina — 2,178,391; 2,270,395.

North Dakota — 124,966; 188,320.

Ohio — 2,827,621; 2,661,407.

Oklahoma — 443,547; 891,325.

Oregon — 970,488; 754,175.

Pennsylvania — 2,990,274; 2,680,434.

Rhode Island — 279,677; 157,204.

South Carolina — 865,941; 1,071,645.

South Dakota — 145,039; 210,610.

Tennessee — 960,709; 1,462,330.

Texas — 3,308,124; 4,569,843.

Utah — 251,813; 740,600.

Vermont — 199,239; 92,698.

Virginia — 1,971,820; 1,822,522.

Washington — 1,755,396; 1,290,670.

West Virginia — 238,269; 417,655.

Wisconsin — 1,620,985; 1,410,966.

Wyoming — 69,286; 170,962.

According to the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, the president received 69,297,997 million votes in 2008, and Arizona Sen. John McCain received 59,597,520.

Online: https://twitter.com/Redistrict; www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college.

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The Informer answers questions from readers each Sunday, Monday and Wednesday. It is researched and written by Andrew Perzo, an American Press staff writer. To ask a question, call 494-4098, press 5 and leave voice mail, or email informer@americanpress.com

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