Election Resources on the Internet:
Federal Elections in the United States of America, Part I
by Manuel Álvarez-Rivera
   

The United States of America held a general election on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Voters selected presidential electors which in turn chose President Barack Obama, the Democratic Party candidate, over his Republican Party challenger, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney; voters also chose all 435 members of the House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate's 100 members.

Nationwide and state-level results are available here for the following general elections:

              President       Senate       House of Representatives      
      November 6, 2012       Results    Election Map            Election Map            Election Map      
      November 2, 2010                         Election Map            Election Map      
      November 4, 2008       Results    Election Map            Election Map            Election Map      
      November 7, 2006                         Election Map            Election Map      
      November 2, 2004       Results    Election Map            Election Map            Election Map      
      November 5, 2002                         Election Map            Election Map      
      November 7, 2000       Results    Election Map            Election Map            Election Map      
      November 3, 1998                         Election Map            Election Map      
      November 5, 1996       Results    Election Map            Election Map            Election Map      

1996 to 2012 election statistics presented in this space come from reports and data files issued by the Federal Election Commission.

Part II of this presentation will describe the electoral system used to choose the President of the U.S. and members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

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