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United States presidential election, 2012
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November 6, 2012
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538 members of the Electoral College
270 electoral votes needed to win
 
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Nominee Stuart Hughes ???
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Michigan ???
Running mate Selina Meyer Abraham Buttrick

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Electoral vote at least 270 at most 268
States carried ??? ???

2012map
Presidential election results map. Blue denotes states/districts won by
Hughes/Meyer. Red denotes those won by the Republicans.
Numbers indicate electoral votes allotted to the winner of each state.

President before election
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Republican
Elected President
Stuart Hughes
Democratic

The United States presidential election of 2012 was the 57th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Democratic nominee Stuart Hughes and running mate Maryland Senator Selina Meyer defeated unknown opponents. The election also decided the makeup of the 113th United States Congress.

Campaign Edit

Primaries and Caucuses Edit

Main article: Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2012

According to Fundraiser, Mike McLintock was the one who ran Meyer's failed campaign to become President of the United States. Meyer did very well in New Hampshire but did poorly on Super Tuesday, on which she conceded.

According to Mike, the two biggest mistakes of her primary campaign was "she looked tired and the hat. The hat hurt us". The two biggest mistakes according to Dan were that "she spent too much time in New Hampshire and the attack ads in Oregon came up way too soon. It made you look mean before you had to be mean."

While Meyer's campaign did not last beyond the primaries, party frontrunner Stuart Hughes chose her as his running mate.

General Election Edit

Democratic Party Ticket, 2012
Stuart Hughes Selina Meyer
for President for Vice President
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Governor of Michigan U.S. Senator from Maryland
(2003–2013)

In the general election campaign, Selina became bitter with Hughes' senior strategist Kent Davison, primarily for forcing Selina to appear more familial with her ex-husband Andrew, including a trip going river rafting, where Selina at night had to hear "Andrew banging that skank on the riverbank".

Hughes and Meyer ran as pro-choice candidates during the election.[2] They were also able to take a large portion of the pro-Israel vote, allowing them to carry the state of Florida.[3]

Hughes and Meyer ultimately won the election. On election night, Davison put Andrew on stage, with Selina angry because "it was her night".

In First Response, Andrew revealed that his company funded super PACs on both sides during election.

Aftermath Edit

Hughes and Meyer were sworn in on January 20, 2013 and became President of the United States and Vice President of the United States, respectively. In 2014, the Democratic Party did poorly in the midterms, and the Uzbek Hostage Crisis further tarnished the reputation of Hughes, who decided not to run for re-election in 2016. Meyer decided to run and was ultimately unsuccessful.

References Edit

  1. Referenced in A Woman First: First Woman.
  2. In The Choice, Hughes switches his position to pro-life.
  3. Mentioned in Signals

See also Edit

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