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Welcome to the AARP Election 2012 Center. Click on the arrow beside the name of each state below. Find out about 50+ voters and how they voted for president in 2012 and 2008.

Nationwide

538 total electoral votes, 270 votes needed to win

Power of the 50+ voter

50% of registered voters are age 50+
29% are 50-64
21% are 65+

 

How they voted

 

 2012

 2008

 

 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

50%  

48%    

53%

46% 

50+

46

53

48 

51

50-64 

47

52

50       

49       

65+    

44

56

45       

53

Alabama

9 electoral votes


Power of the 50+ voter

50% of registered voters are age 50+

(30th highest)

28% are 50-64

22% are 65+

How they voted

 

 2012

 2008

 

 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

 38%  

61%    

39%

61% 

50+

 34

65

32 

68

50-64 

 36

63

38       

62       

65+    

 31

69

22       

78

Alaska

3 electoral votes


Power of the 50+ voter

46% of registered voters are age 50+

(47th highest)

32% are 50-64

15% are 65+

How they voted


 2012

 2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

41%  

55%    

38%

60%

50+

N/A

N/A

42 

55

50-64 

N/A

N/A

43      

54      

65+    

N/A

N/A

39      

58

Arizona

11 electoral votes


Power of the 50+ voter

49% of registered voters are age 50+

(40th highest)

27% are 50-64

23% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

43%  

55%    

45%

54%      

50+

34

66

44

55

50-64 

36

64

44     

54      

65+    

29

71

43    

56

Arkansas

6 electoral votes


Power of the 50+ voter

53% of registered voters are age 50+

(11th highest)

30% are 50-64

22% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

37%

61%    

39%

59%     

50+

N/A

N/A

36

59

50-64 

N/A

N/A

39  

57      

65+    

N/A

N/A

32

63

California

55 electoral votes


Power of the 50+ voter

48% of registered voters are age 50+

(42nd highest)

29% are 50-64

19% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

59%  

39%    

61%

37%   

50+

49

50

58

41

50-64 

50

49

63  

35      

65+    

46

53

49

49

Colorado

9 electoral votes


Power of the 50+ voter

48% of registered voters are age 50+

(44th highest)

30% are 50-64

18% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

51%  

47%    

54%

45%  

50+

48

51

57

43

50-64 

52

47

54  

45

65+    

42

57

59 41

Connecticut

7 electoral votes


Power of the 50+ voter

53% of registered voters are age 50+

(9th highest)

33% are 50-64

20% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

58%  

41%    

61%

38%     

50+

55

44

N/A

N/A

50-64 

56

43

56  

40      

65+    

52

47

N/A N/A

Delaware

3 electoral votes

Power of the 50+ voter
53% of registered voters are age 50+
(10th highest)
29% are 50-64
24% are 65+

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

59%  

40%    

62%

37%      

50+

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

50-64 

N/A

N/A

61  

39      

65+    

N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

District of Columbia

3 electoral votes

Power of the 50+ voter

37% of registered voters are age 50+
(the lowest percentage in the nation)
21% are 50-64
16% are 65+

 

How they voted

 

 2012

 2008

 

 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

91%  

7%    

93%

9% 

50+

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

50-64 

N/A

N/A

91      

6     

65+    

N/A

N/A

N/A  

N/A

Florida

29 electoral votes

Power of the 50+ voter
55% of registered voters are age 50+
(3rd highest)
28% are 50-64
27% are 65+

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

50%  

49%    

51%

48%   

50+

45

54

50

48

50-64 

48

51

54

44     

65+    

41

58

45 53

Georgia

16 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

44% of registered voters are age 50+

(50th highest)

30% are 50-64

14% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

45%  

53%    

47%

52%    

50+

N/A

N/A

47

51

50-64 

N/A

N/A

48

50     

65+    

N/A

N/A

46 52

Hawaii

4 electoral votes

Power of the 50+ voter
55% of registered voters are age 50+
(4th highest)
30% are 50-64
24% are 65+

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

70%  

28%    

72%

27%

50+

N/A

N/A

69

30

50-64 

N/A

N/A

69

30     

65+    

N/A

N/A

69 30

Idaho

4 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

51% of registered voters are age 50+
(19th highest)

28% are 50-64

23% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

33%  

65%    

36%

61%    

50+

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

50-64 

N/A

N/A

32

66     

65+    

N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

Illinois

20 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

50% of registered voters are age 50+

(36th highest)

30% are 50-64

19% are 65+

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

57%  

41%    

62%

37%     

50+

55

44

54

44

50-64 

54

45

54

44     

65+    

57

43

55 45

Indiana

11 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

51% of registered voters are age 50+

(20th highest)

31% are 50-64

20% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

44%  

54%    

50%

49%   

50+

38

61

44

54

50-64 

40

59

47

51  

65+    

33

66

37 61

Iowa

6 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

50% of registered voters are age 50+

(25th highest)

29% are 50-64

21% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

52%  

46%    

54%

45%    

50+

53

46

52

46

50-64 

55

43

54

44  

65+    

50

50

49 48

Kansas

6 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

51% of registered voters are age 50+

(15th highest)

33% are 50-64

18% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

38%  

60%    

42%

57%    

50+

39

59

40

60

50-64 

38

60

43

56  

65+    

40

58

34 66

Kentucky

8 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

50% of registered voters are age 50+

(31st highest)

29% are 50-64

21% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

38%  

60%    

41%

58%

50+

N/A

N/A

42

57

50-64 

N/A

N/A

43

56  

65+    

N/A

N/A

40 59

Louisiana

8 electoral votes


Power of the 50+ voter

46% of registered voters are age 50+

(48th highest)

27% are 50-64

19% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

40%  

59%    

40%

59%      

50+

N/A

N/A

32

66

50-64 

N/A

N/A

33

65  

65+    

N/A

N/A

29 69

Maine

4 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

54% of registered voters are age 50+

(5th highest)

33% are 50-64

21% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

56%  

41%    

58%

40%

50+

57

41

56

41

50-64 

58

40

61

36

65+    

55

43

45 53

Maryland

10 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

51% of registered voters are age 50+

(21st highest)

31% are 50-64

20% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

62%  

36%    

62%

37%  

50+

58

40

N/A

N/A

50-64 

56

42

62

37

65+    

64

35

N/A N/A

Massachusetts

11 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

51% of registered voters are age 50+

(14th highest)

29% are 50-64

22% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

61%  

38%    

62%

36%    

50+

59

41

N/A

N/A

50-64 

61

39

58

41

65+    

56

43

N/A N/A

Michigan

16 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

48% of registered voters are age 50+

(41st highest)

29% are 50-64

19% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

54%  

45%    

57%

41%     

50+

50

50

54

44

50-64 

51

49

54

43

65+    

48

52

53 45

Minnesota

10 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

50% of registered voters are age 50+

(34th highest)

30% are 50-64

20% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

53%  

45%    

54%

44%      

50+

52

47

54

44

50-64 

52

46

54

45

65+    

51

48

55 43

Mississippi

6 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

48% of registered voters are age 50+

(43rd highest)

28% are 50-64

20% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

44%  

55%    

43%

56%

50+

38

62

N/A

N/A

50-64 

45

54

41

58

65+    

22

78

N/A N/A

Missouri

10 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

50% of registered voters are age 50+

(38th highest)

31% are 50-64

19% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

44%  

54%    

49%

50%    

50+

38

61

46

53

50-64 

41

57

48

51

65+    

32

67

43 56

Montana

3 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

55% of registered voters are age 50+

(the nation's highest 50+ demographic)

27% are 50-64

27% are 65+

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

42%  

55%    

47%

50%     

50+

45

53

47

50

50-64 

47

51

48

50

65+    

42

56

45 49

 

Nebraska

5 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

53% of registered voters are age 50+

(8th highest)

30% are 50-64

24% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

38%  

61%    

42%

57%     

50+

N/A

N/A

40

60

50-64 

N/A

N/A

40

59

65+    

N/A

N/A

38 61

 

Nevada

6 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

50% of registered voters are age 50+

(29th highest)

27% are 50-64

23% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

52%  

46%    

55%

43%      

50+

46

52

47

49

50-64 

49

48

52

46

65+    

42

57

42 55

New Hampshire

4 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

53% of registered voters are age 50+

(7th highest)

33% are 50-64

20% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

52%  

46%    

54%

45%    

50+

52

48

57

43

50-64 

50

49

57

43

65+    

55

45

56 43

New Jersey

14 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

53% of registered voters are age 50+

(12th highest)

29% are 50-64

24% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

58%  

41%    

57%

42%      

50+

54

44

51

46

50-64 

57

41

53

46

65+    

48

52

47 47

New Mexico

5 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

55% of registered voters are age 50+

(2nd highest)

33% are 50-64

22% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

53%  

43%    

57%

42%    

50+

50

47

55

44

50-64 

49

47

57

42

65+    

52

47

53 46

New York

29 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

50% of registered voters are age 50+

(26th highest)

29% are 50-64

21% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

63%  

36%    

63%

36%    

50+

61

38

55

45

50-64 

62

37

55

45

65+    

59

40

55 43

North Carolina

15 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

50% of registered voters are age 50+

(27th highest)

29% are 50-64

21% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

48%  

51%    

50%

49%     

50+

42

57

44

56

50-64 

47

52

44

56

65+    

35

64

43 56

North Dakota

3 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

50% of registered voters are age 50+

(32nd highest)

30% are 50-64

20% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

39%  

59%    

45%

53%    

50+

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

50-64 

N/A

N/A

44

53

65+    

N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

Ohio

18 electoral votes


Power of the 50+ voter

49% of registered voters are age 50+

(39th highest)

31% are 50-64

19% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

50%  

48%    

52%

47%      

50+

47

53

50

49

50-64 

48

51

54

45

65+    

44

56

44 55

Oklahoma

7 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

51% of registered voters are age 50+

(18th highest)

28% are 50-64

23% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

33%  

67%    

34%

66%   

50+

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

50-64 

N/A

N/A

28

72

65+    

N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

Oregon

7 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

48% of registered voters are age 50+

(45th highest)

29% are 50-64

19% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

54%  

44%    

57%

41%     

50+

52

46

60

40

50-64 

52

46

60

40

65+    

52

46

59 41

Pennsylvania

20 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

52% of registered voters are age 50+

(13th highest)

29% are 50-64

23% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

52%  

47%    

55%

44%     

50+

46

54

54

45

50-64 

47

52

57

42

65+    

43

57

49 50

Rhode Island

4 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

50% of registered voters are age 50+

(24th highest)

31% are 50-64

20% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

63%  

35%    

63%

35%     

50+

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

50-64 

N/A

N/A

65

33

65+    

N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

South Carolina


9 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

50% of registered voters are age 50+

(35th highest)

28% are 50-64

21% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

44%  

55%    

45%

54%  

50+

N/A

N/A

35

65

50-64 

N/A

N/A

35

64

65+    

N/A

N/A

33 66

South Dakota

 

3 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

50% of registered voters are age 50+

(22nd highest)

30% are 50-64

20% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

40%  

58%    

45%

53%   

50+

N/A

N/A

44

53

50-64 

N/A

N/A

44

52

65+    

N/A

N/A

45 55

Tennessee

 

11 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

50% of registered voters are age 50+

(33rd highest)

28% are 50-64

22% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

39%  

59%    

42%

57%   

50+

N/A

N/A

40

57

50-64 

N/A

N/A

42

56

65+    

N/A

N/A

36 59

Texas

 

38 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

47% of registered voters are age 50+

(46th highest)

29% are 50-64

18% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

41%  

57%    

44%

55%   

50+

N/A

N/A

37

61

50-64 

N/A

N/A

40

59

65+    

N/A

N/A

32 66

Utah

6 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

45% of registered voters are age 50+

(49th highest)

26% are 50-64

19% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

25%  

73%    

34%

63%     

50+

  xx

xx

N/A

N/A

50-64 

  xx

xx

28

68

65+    

  xx

xx

N/A N/A

Vermont

 

3 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

53% of registered voters are age 50+

(6th highest)

32% are 50-64

21% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

67%  

31%    

68%

31%  

50+

64

35

67

32

50-64 

71

28

66

33

65+    

51

48

69 31

Virginia

 

13 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

50% of registered voters are age 50+

(28th highest)

30% are 50-64

20% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

51%  

48%    

53%

47%    

50+

45

54

50

49

50-64 

45

54

52

47

65+    

46

54

46 53

Washington

12 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

50% of registered voters are age 50+

(37th highest)

30% are 50-64

19% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

55%  

43%    

58%

41%    

50+

50

48

58

41

50-64 

50

48

61

37

65+    

51

47

52 47

West Virginia

5 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

50% of registered voters are age 50+

(23rd highest)

28% are 50-64

22% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

35%  

62%    

43%

56%   

50+

N/A

N/A

44

54

50-64 

N/A

N/A

44

54

65+    

N/A

N/A

43 54

Wisconsin

 

10 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

51% of registered voters are age 50+

(16th highest)

30% are 50-64

21% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

53%  

46%    

56%

43%    

50+

51

48

55

44

50-64 

53

46

58

41

65+    

47

52

50 50

Wyoming

 

3 electoral votes

 

Power of the 50+ voter

51% of registered voters are age 50+

(17th highest)

31% are 50-64

20% are 65+

 

How they voted


2012

2008


 Obama

 Romney

 Obama

 McCain

Overall

28%  

69%    

33%

65%     

50+

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

50-64 

N/A

N/A

40

58

65+    

N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

 

 

Video Extra

Election Night 2012: President Obama gave a re-eleciton victory speech in front of cheering supporters in his Chiacgo hometown. Watch the president's full remarks.

Election Update

As of November 29, 2012
(Data based on Associated Press reporting)

PRESIDENT: 270 Electoral Votes to Win

President Barack Obama positions on health care issues

Barack Obama

332

Winner

Mitt Romney - positions on health care during the presidential campaign

Mitt Romney

206

Senate Races for the 113th Congress*

Session opens January 3, 2013

 

Democrats | Republicans | Independents
        53                45                       2

Senate as of November 5, 2012: D (51), R (47), I (2)
* Includes 67 incumbants, D (30), R (37) 

House Races for the 113th Congress

Session opens January 3, 2013

 

Republicans | Democrats | Independents

     234                  201                   0

House as of November 5, 2012: R (242), D (193), I (0)
All 435 seats were up for election.

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