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United States presidential election, 2012
November 6, 2012
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Nominee Arnold Schwarzenegger Barack Obama
Party Republican Party Democratic Party
Home state California Illinois
Running mate John Kasich Joe Biden
Electoral vote 287 251
States carried 30 20 + DC
Popular vote 65,000,000 63,000,000
Percentage 50.78% 49.22%
Red coloured states denote a Schwarzenegger/Kasich win, whilst blue coloured states denote an Obama/Biden win.
President before election
Barack Obama
Democratic Party
Elected President
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Republican Party

The United States presidential election of 2012 was the 57th quadrennial American presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. The Republican ticket, former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger and Governor of Ohio John Kasich defeated the Democratic ticket of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.