2012 Arkansas Democratic presidential primary

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2012 Arkansas Democratic presidential primary

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55 Democratic National Convention votes for election
  President Barack Obama, 2012 portrait crop.jpg John Wolfe on Lesser-Known Presidential Candidates Forum crop.jpg
Candidate Barack Obama John Wolfe Jr.
Home state Illinois Tennessee
Delegate count 47[1] 0
Popular vote 94,936 67,711
Percentage 58.37% 41.63%

Arkansas Democratic presidential primary, 2012.svg
Arkansas results by county
  Barack Obama
  John Wolfe Jr.

The 2012 Arkansas Democratic presidential primary was held on May 22 2012. The then current US president Barack Obama won the primary against Tennessee attorney and candidate who had a record of losing John Wolfe Jr, who got nearly 42% of the vote, which many people didn't think would happen. All 47 voters to decide the winner of the primary were given to, and said they would vote for Barack Obama at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.[1] While John Wolfe Jr. was allowed 19 delegates[2] to the convention because of how he had done in Arkansas, state party officials said Wolfe missed two paperwork filing deadlines related to the voters for the convention process, therefore he was not allowed to be given them.[3][4] Wolfe started legal proceedings to have voters in the primary in his name allowed.[5] Eight other delegates who didn't announce who they'd vote for, known as superdelegates, also attended the convention and cast their votes as well.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Brantley, Max (Jun 17, 2012). "Democratic convention delegates chosen". Arkansas Times. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  2. "Arkansas Democratic Delegation 2008". The Green Papers. Retrieved 2008-02-01.
  3. Pare, Mike (April 18, 2012). "John Wolfe cries foul in Louisiana primary". Chattanooga Times Free Press. WRCB. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
  4. Tilove, Jonathan (April 23, 2012). "President Obama will clinch renomination Tuesday, but it may not be unanimous". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
  5. Candidate who won 42 percent in Arkansas Democratic primary sues for his delegates Archived 2012-05-26 at the Wayback Machine. Fox News. Retrieved May 26, 2012.