How Cobb, Georgia Voted in 2012 Presidential Election

The numbers for Republicans and Democrats compared to 2008 stayed fairly consistent.

Cobb County and Georgia overall stayed fairly consistent in party voting between the presidential elections of 2008 and 2012.

Below is a breakdown of how you and your fellow Georgians voted Tuesday to give the Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Peach State’s 16 electoral votes in his loss to incumbent Democrat Barack Obama. 

Georgia 2012 (from the Huffington Post)
Mitt Romney—2,070,221 (53.4%)
Barack Obama—1,761,761 (45.4%)
Other—45,056 (1.2%)

Georgia 2008 (from the New York Times)
John McCain—2,048,244 (52.2%)
Barack Obama—1,843,452 (47%)
Other—28,805 (.7%)

Cobb County 2012
Mitt Romney—171,464 (55.49%)
Barack Obama—132,526 (42.89%)
Gary Johnson—4,999 (1.62%)

Registered voters—415,314
Ballots cast—310,356
Voter turnout—74.73%

Cobb County 2008
John McCain—170,957 (54.2%)
Barack Obama—141,216 (44.8%)
Other—2,966 (.9%)

2012 Metro Atlanta Counties for Romney (no change from 2008 for McCain)

2012 Metro Atlanta Counties for Obama (no change from 2008)

2012 Electoral College (Florida remained undecided Wednesday)
Barack Obama—303
Mitt Romney—206

2008 Electoral College
Barack Obama—365
John McCain—173

2012 Popular Vote
Barack Obama—60,652,149 (50.4%)
Mitt Romney—57,810,390 (48.0%)

2008 Popular Vote
Barack Obama—66,862,039 (53.4%)
Mitt Romney—58,319,442 (46.6%)

Precinct-by-precinct totals for Cobb are available online.

Are you pleased with the outcome of the elections? Tell us in the comments.

C.J. November 08, 2012 at 04:32 PM
RE: "Are you pleased with the outcome of the elections?" As a deficit hawk, I'm pleased the President Obama was re-elected. In fact, he inherited a $1.4 trillion deficit (caused by the Bush tax cuts, recession, wars, Medicare Part D,...) and reduced it to approximately $1.1 trillion this year the same way that Clinton balanced the budget...by growing the economy. On the other hand, Romney's proposal to make the Bush tax cuts permanent, cut tax rates by another 20 percent, and increase defense spending was a recipe for disaster. Now, if we could get back to the Clinton tax rates and put people back to work, then we'll be on our way.
Brian November 09, 2012 at 11:12 PM
I guess now that the election is over, I can say how I voted.. Since I knew there was no chance Obama would win GA I decided not to tactical vote and instead voted for Johnson and against a two-party system. However, to escape a two-party system, we need structural constitutional amendments to limit power of parties, super-pacs, and change from winner-takes-all to approval voting. Many people complain about the electoral college in close elections, but the electoral college is actually a good thing since it limits federal power.
MS November 16, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Our voting systems are not safe from manipulation. http://www.salon.com/2012/11/16/ailes_karl_rove_was_wrong/?source=newsletter Anonymous may have stopped Rove from hacking the election Here is a link to that article. http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021832154 Another article about election fraud (2004) http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/19/2011/4239e is a link to the YouTube video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98frqrKFnQ8


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