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Percentage of State Population Voting for Ron Paul Compared

June 30, 2012


Percentage of total state population voting for Ron Paul in the Republican Primary or Caucus, ranked highest to lowest by color:
Red 5% to 3% (NH)
Orange 2.9% to 2% (VT MT)
Yellow 1.9% to 1% (SC WI IN VA MI NC OH NE)
Light Green 0.9% to 0.5% (OR IA PA SC TN OK AR TX IL WV AL FL GA AZ MA KY ID MO NM)
Green less than 0.5% (ND AK MS CA MD UT DE RI NJ MN LA NV CT WA CO ME HI NY KS WY)

A much larger percentage of the total state population voted for Ron Paul in New Hampshire in 2012 than in most other states. NH did this despite not having an open primary where all voters are allowed to vote in a Republican primary. In NH, only Republican and undeclared voters could vote in the Republican primary. In the 7 next best states (VT, MT, SC, WI, IN, VA, MI) all voters (even Democrats) were allowed to vote in the Republican primary. Lots and lots of Democrats did vote in Republican primaries.

In fact, the next highest state in the same category as NH was NC where 1.1% of the population voted for Ron Paul. Ron Paul received about 4 times as many votes as a percentage of the state population in NH as he did NC did.

Percentage of total state population voting for Ron Paul in the Republican Primary or Republican Caucus, ranked highest to lowest (and the 2008 percentage):
1. New Hampshire 4.3% (1.4%)
2. Vermont 2.4% (0.4%)
3. Montana 2% (1.7%)
4. South Carolina 1.7% (0.4%)
5. Wisconsin 1.5% (0.3%)
6. Indiana 1.5% (0.5%)
7. Virginia 1.3% (0.3%)
8. Michigan 1.2% (0.6%)
9. North Carolina 1.1% (0.4%)
10. Ohio 1% (0.5%)
11. Nebraska 1% (1%)
12. Oregon 0.9% (1.3%)
13. Iowa 0.9% (0.4%)
14. Pennsylvania 0.8% (1%)
15. South Dakota 0.8% (1.2%)
16. Tennessee 0.8% (0.5%)
17. Oklahoma 0.7% (0.3%)
18. Arkansas 0.7% (0.4%)
19. Texas 0.7% (0.3%)
20. Illinois 0.7% (0.4%)
21. West Virgina 0.7% (0.3%)
22. Alabama 0.6% (0.3%)
23. Florida 0.6% (0.3%)
24. Georgia 0.6% (0.3%)
25. Arizona 0.6% (0.4%)
26. Massachusetts 0.5% (0.2%)
27. Kentucky 0.5% (0.3%)
28. Idaho 0.5% (1.9%)
29. Missouri 0.5% (0.4%)
30. New Mexico 0.5% (0.8%)
31. North Dakota 0.4% (0.3%)
32. Alaska 0.4% (0.3%)
33. Mississippi 0.4% (0.2%)
34. California 0.4% (0.3%)
35. Maryland 0.4% (0.3%)
36. Utah 0.4% (0.3%)
37. Delaware 0.3% (0.2%)
38. Rhode Island 0.3% (0.2%)
39. New Jersey 0.3% (0.3%)
40. Minnesota 0.2% (0.2%)
41. Louisiana 0.2% (0.2%)
42. Nevada 0.2% (0.2%)
43. Connecticut 0.2% (0.2%)
44. Washington 0.2% (0.6%)
45. Colorado 0.2% (0.1%)
46. Maine 0.2% (0.08%)
47. Hawaii 0.1% (No popular vote)
48. New York 0.1% (0.2%)
49. Kansas 0.1% (0.08%)
United States Virgin Islands 0.1% (0.01%)
50. Wyoming 0.1% (No popular vote)
Washington D.C. 0.09% (0.08%)
Northern Mariana Islands 0.05% (0.01%)
Puerto Rico 0.04% (0.0002%)

Percentage of total state population voting for Ron Paul in the Republican Primary or Republican Caucus, listed in chronological order:
Iowa 1/3/12 0.9%
New Hampshire 1/10/12 4.3%
South Carolina 1/21/12 1.7%
Florida 1/21/12 0.6%
Nevada 2/4/12 0.2%
Missouri 2/7/12 0.5%
Minnesota 2/7/12 0.2%
Colorado 2/7/12 0.2%
Maine 2/11/12 0.2%
Michigan 2/28/12 1.2%
Arizona 2/28/12 0.6%
Wyoming 2/29/12 0.08%
Washington 3/3/12 0.2%
Vermont 3/6/12 2.4%
Virginia 3/6/12 1.3%
Ohio 3/6/12 1%
Tennessee 3/6/12 0.8%
Oklahoma 3/6/12 0.7%
Georgia 3/6/12 0.6%
Massachusetts 3/6/12 0.5%
Idaho 3/6/12 0.5%
Alaska 3/6/12 0.4%
North Dakota 3/6/12 0.4%
Kansas 3/10/12 0.1%
United States Virgin Islands 3/10/12 0.1%
Northern Mariana Islands 3/10/12 0.05%
Alabama 3/13/12 0.6%
Mississippi 3/13/12 0.4%
Hawaii 3/13/12 0.1%
Puerto Rico 3/18/12 0.04%
Illinois 3/20/12 0.7%
Louisiana 3/24/12 0.2%
Wisconsin 4/3/12 1.5%
Maryland 4/3/12 0.4%
Washington D.C. 4/3/12 0.09%
Pennsylvania 4/24/12 0.8%
Delaware 4/24/12 0.3%
Rhode Island 4/24/12 0.3%
Connecticut 4/24/12 0.2%
New York 4/24/12 0.1%
Indiana 5/8/12 1.5%
North Carolina 5/8/12 1.1%
West Virgina 5/8/12 0.7%
Nebraska 5/15/12 1.0%
Oregon 5/15/12 0.9%
Arkansas 5/22/12 0.7%
Kentucky 5/22/12 0.5%
Texas 5/29/12 0.7%
Montana 6/5/12 2%
South Dakota 6/5/12 0.8%
New Mexico 6/5/12 0.5%
California 6/5/12 0.4%
New Jersey 6/5/12 0.3%
Utah 6/26/12 0.4%

Percentage of total state population voting for Ron Paul, listed by how easy it is to vote in state primary:
Everyone Allowed to Vote
Vermont 2.4%
Montana 2%
South Carolina 1.7%
Wisconsin 1.5%
Indiana 1.5%
Virginia 1.3%
Michigan 1.2%
Ohio 1%
Tennessee 0.8%
Arkansas 0.7%
Texas 0.7%
Illinois 0.7%
Alabama 0.6%
Georgia 0.6%
Missouri 0.5%
Mississippi 0.4%
Puerto Rico 0.04%

GOP and Undeclared or Unenrolled (Independents) Allowed to Vote
New Hampshire 4.3%
North Carolina 1.1%
West Virgina 0.7%
Massachusetts 0.5%
Rhode Island 0.3%

GOP Allowed to Vote
Nebraska 1%
Oregon 0.9%
Pennsylvania 0.8%
South Dakota 0.8%
Oklahoma 0.7%
Florida GOP 0.6%
Arizona 0.6%
Kentucky 0.5%
New Mexico 0.5%
California 0.4%
Maryland 0.4%
Utah 0.4%
Delaware 0.3%
New Jersey 0.3%
Louisiana 0.2%
Connecticut 0.2%
New York 0.1%
Washington D.C. 0.09%

Percentage of total state population voting for Ron Paul, listed by how easy it is to vote in state caucus:
Everyone Allowed to Vote
North Dakota 0.4%
Minnesota 0.2%
Washington 0.2%

GOP and Undeclared or Unenrolled (Independents) Allowed to Vote
Maine 0.2%
Hawaii 0.1%

GOP Allowed to Vote
Iowa 0.9%
Idaho 0.5%
Alaska 0.4%
Nevada 0.2%
Colorado 0.2%
Kansas 0.1%
United States Virgin Islands 0.1%
Wyoming 0.1%
Northern Mariana Islands 0.04%
Sources:
Type “population of XXX” into Google to see the population source used for the states. Results quickly pop up from http://www.google.com/publicdata — Source: U.S. Census Bureau
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Results…tial_primaries for the vote results
See http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr…ng-Information for information on about how easy it is to vote in a primary or caucus
See http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr…=1#post4165019 for 2008 percentages
Google chart link http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?c…0,100&chtm=usa

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