United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 2012

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United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 2012
Pennsylvania
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April 24, 2012 (2012-04-24)
→ 2016

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CandidateMitt RomneyNewt GingrichRon Paul
PartyRepublicanRepublicanRepublican
Home stateMassachusettsGeorgiaTexas

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Results by county. Orange indicates a county won by Romney.
 
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Pennsylvania will choose electors on November 6, 2012, to the United States Electoral College who will vote for U.S. President.

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Democratic primary

Incumbent Barack Obama won all the delegates.[citation needed]

Republican primary

United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 2012
Pennsylvania
2008 ←
April 24, 2012 (2012-04-24)
→ 2016

 Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 6.jpgNewt Gingrich by Gage Skidmore 6.jpgRon Paul, official Congressional photo portrait, 2007.jpg
CandidateMitt RomneyNewt GingrichRon Paul
PartyRepublicanRepublicanRepublican
Home stateMassachusettsGeorgiaTexas

Pennsylvania Republican Presidential Primary Election Results by County, 2012.svg

Results by county. Orange indicates a county won by Romney.

The Pennsylvania Republican 2012 primary took place on April 24, 2012.[1][2] This primary was to be the make or break moment for Rick Santorum, who had just lost three primaries to Mitt Romney, who thus appeared to become the presumptive nominee by achieving a prohibitive lead.

As momentum in the Republican race built for Romney, Santorum suspended his campaign for four days to meet with ‘movement conservatives’ to strategize.[3][4] Former Family Research Council chief Gary Bauer, who was present at the sit-down with Santorum, called it a ‘strategy meeting to discuss how Senator Santorum prevails.’[5] But rather than returning to campaigning the next Monday, Rick and Karen Santorum canceled campaign events scheduled right after Easter weekend to be in the hospital with their youngest daughter.[6]

In deference to the sick child, Romney ceased airing attack ads, replacing them with positive introductory ones.

On April 10th, Santorum formally suspended his campaign but his three delegates will attend the Convention in August.

CandidateVotesPercentageProjected delegate countEstimated delegate count
CNNGP
Mitt Romney468,37458.0%31110
Rick Santorum149,05618.4%430
Ron Paul106,14813.1%550
Newt Gingrich84,53710.5%340
Unprojected delegates2949
Total:808,115100%727272

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General election

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