Electoral College changes
The 2010 Census changed the Electoral College vote apportionment for the Presidential elections from 2012 to 2020 in the following states.
States in blue represent states that gained votes. States in orange represent states that lost votes. These changes would give the Democratic Party a net loss of six electoral votes in typically blue states, while the Republican Party will see a net gain of six electoral votes in typically red states. Votes allocated to remaining states remain unchanged from the national total of 115.
If States vote along historic party lines, Blue States still hold 242 Electorates, with Red States holding 181 Electorates.
Primary and caucus dates
May 15th Nebraska Primary - 35 Delegates
May 15th Oregon Primary - 28 Delegates
Here is the current Candidate to date list with Delegate count won.
- President Barack Obama of Illinois (Officially Running)
- Mitt Romney, former Governor from Massachusetts (Officially Running)
Socialist Party USA
- Stewart Alexander, activist (Officially Running)
- Kent Mesplay, Green Party activist and air quality inspector from California (Officially Running)
- GARY, ROGER V activist and former elected official of San Antonio, Texas (Officially Running)
- R. Lee Wrights, former Libertarian National Committee Vice-Chair (Officially Running)
- Gary E. Johnson, former Governor of New Mexico (Officially Running)
- Jack Fellure (Officially Running)
The Reform Party
- Buddy Roemer, former Governor from Louisiana (Officially Running)
- Tim Pawlenty, [R] former Governor from Minnesota 8/14/11
- "I wish it would have been different, but obviously the pathway forward for me doesn't exist so we are going to end the campaign,"
- Jonathon Sharkey, [R] perennial candidate, wrestler and vampire from Florida 08/24/2011
- Representative Thad McCotter, [R] of Michigan 8/22/11
- "It was sort of death by media."
- Herman Cain, [R] businessman and radio talk show host from Georgia 12/3/11
- "I am not going away. I will continue to be a voice for the people."
- Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota 1/4/12
- U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, Jr. of Utah 1/16/12
- Vern Wuensche, Businessman 1/16/12
- Rick Perry, Governor of Texas 1/19/12
- (To Be Announced)
- Rick Santorum, former Senator from Pennsylvania4/10/12
- Newt Gingrich, former U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives from Georgia.5/2/12
- Ron Paul, U.S. Representative from Texas 5/14/12
- “Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted,”
Official candidate websites
The Reform Party