|‹ 2008 2016 ›|
|United States Presidential Election, 2012|
|November 6, 2012|
|Nominee||Mitt Romney||Barack Obama|
|Running mate||Paul Ryan||Joe Biden|
|States carried||13||12 + DC|
President before election
The United States presidential election of 2012 was held on November 6, 2012. It was the 57th consecutive quadrennial United States presidential election and was the contest between the incumbent President Barack Obama and the Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Romney defeated Obama after winning the electoral vote of 99 compared to Obama's 22.