Who did New York vote for in 2012?

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Who did New York vote for in 2012?

Barack Obama carried the state of New York by a landslide margin, winning 63.35% of the vote to Mitt Romney’s 35.17%.

Does the ball actually drop in New York?

While New Year’s Eve traditions vary around the world, the US watches the ball drop in Times Square. The tradition started in 1907, when the ball was originally made of iron and wood. After seven redesigns, today’s ball weighs 11,875 pounds.

Who is hosting the Ball Drop 2021?

Ryan Seacrest
The host lineup includes includes 17-time host and EP Ryan Seacrest in Times Square with first-time co-host Liza Koshy, co-host Billy Porter from New Orleans, and co-host Roselyn Sanchez in Puerto Rico, site of the show’s first Spanish-language countdown and where Daddy Yankee is set to perform.

How much does the new year’s Eve ball cost?

Waterford and the Times Square New Year’s Eve organizers have been coy about how much the ball costs, calling it “priceless,” but have conceded it’s valued at more than $1 million. But for all of these jaw-dropping facts and figures, the ball drop is rooted in pretty humble beginnings.

Who invented the new year’s ball drop?

Adolph Ochs
Times Square Ball

Times Square Ball Drop
Frequency Annually
Location(s) Times Square, New York City
Inaugurated 1907
Founder Adolph Ochs

How blue is NYC?

Today, although New York (along with Florida) is still the third largest prize in the Electoral College with 29 votes, it is usually considered an uncontested “blue state”—meaning that it is presumed safe for the Democrats.

What do the numbers mean in the 2012 election?

Numbers indicate electoral votes allotted to the winner of each state. The 2012 United States elections took place on November 6, 2012. Democratic President Barack Obama won election to a second term, though the Republican Party retained control of the House of Representatives.

What happened in the 2012 election?

The 2012 electoral map is above. Click on the states in the map to toggle them between Democrat, Republican and Tossup. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden won renomination as the Democratic ticket without substantial opposition.

What percentage of popular vote did the Democrats get in 2012?

The Democratic ticket received 51.1% of the popular vote, while the Republican ticket received 47.2% of the vote. The 2012 campaign focused on economic issues including the Affordable Care Act and job creation. The 2012 electoral map is above. Click on the states in the map to toggle them between Democrat, Republican and Tossup.

How many electoral votes does it take to win the election?

NOTE: Total electoral votes = 538. Total electoral votes needed to win = 270. Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding and other candidates. Source: Figures are from the New York Times and CNN. Estimated number of voters in the 2012 election was 122,842,626.

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