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|United States presidential election, 2012|
|November 6, 2012|
|Nominee||Malcolm Darnell||Ronald Price||Michael King|
|Running mate||Anthony Cuomo||Tim Pawlenty||Kenneth Percival|
|Nominee||Harvey Furney||Enrique Peña Nieto||Connor Bentley|
|Running mate||Roger Tenant||Algernon Asinov|
| Darnell: blue|
President before election
The United States presidential election of 2012 was the 58th quadrennial United States presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Incumbent President Malcolm Darnell ran for a second and final term during this election. His presumptive Progressive and major party challenger was Erie Governor Ronald Price. A few other candidates had attained ballot access sufficient enough to mathematically win the election by a majority of the electoral college: Nationalist Michael King, Republican Harvey Furney, Whig Connor Bentley, and Independent Fidel Castro. Darnell was reelected following his victory in Florida, giving him the election.
The 2012 presidential election coincided with the United States Senate elections where 33 races will be occurring as well as the United States House of Representatives elections to elect the members for the 121st Congress. The election also encompassed twenty-one gubernatorial races as well as many state legislature races.
Democratic Party nomination
With an incumbent president running for reelection against token opposition, the race for the Democratic nomination was largely uneventful.
On April 20, 2011, Darnell announced his re-election campaign for 2012 at a White House press conference. He filed election papers with the Federal Election Commission on the same day.
Albeit agreeing to two debates, thus giving the primaries some life, Darnell quickly cemented his status as the Democratic presumptive nominee on April 3, 2012 by securing the minimum number of pledged delegates needed to clinch the nomination.
Republican Party nomination
Former businessman and Florida governor Ronald Price emerged as a candidate by running an extremely controversial campaign. Price frequently made racist statements, attracting the attention of the media back to the Republican Party. Price revolutionized the Republican Party by attracting new voters with his inflammatory remarks and eventually surpassed the Progressives in terms of attention and easily secured his party's nomination. Price selected one of the few other Republicans on the national stage, Tim Pawlenty, as his running mate and went on the general ahead of Progressive Michael King in every poll. Price restored the Republicans to prominence, despite going on to lose the general election. He successfully diverted votes from the Republican splinter parties (Nationalists and Whigs) and brought many of its members, including prominent Senators, Congressmen, and Governors back to the Republicans, establishing them as the leading second party in the 2014 midterms and the 2016 general ahead of the Progressives, who began to lose their strong position gained in the 80s.
Early campaigning and debates
Primaries and caucuses
Progressive Party nomination
Michael King was seen as an early frontrunner and favorite son. He was endorsed by former Progressive president Jesse Jackson and had the support of the party base. However, he was unable to combat Ronald Price's controversial statements and lost support in every battleground state.
Minor parties and independent candidates
- August 17-20, 2012: 2012 Nationalist National Convention held in Cincinnati, Erie.
- August 20–23, 2012: 2012 Republican National Convention held in Bluegrass, Ohio.
- August 24–26, 2012: 2012 Democratic National Convention held in Detroit, Michigan.
- August 27–30, 2012: 2012 Progressive National Convention held in Chicago, Illinois.
General election campaign
- First presidential debate: Monday October 1: The first presidential debate took place at the Yucatan University of Technology in Yucatan, Yucatan between President Malcolm Darnell and Florida Governor Ronald Price. Moderated by John Smith.
- First vice presidential debate: Tuesday October 9: The first vice-presidential debate took place at the Louisiana Medical Institution in Versailles, Louisiana, between Vice President Anthony Cuomo and Governor Tim Pawlenty. Moderated by Frank Carter.
- Second presidential debate: Wednesday October 17: The second presidential debate took place at the New York Establishment of the Sciences in New York, New York between President Malcolm Darnell and Florida Governor Ronald Price. Moderated by Samuel Campbell.
- Second vice presidential debate: Wednesday October 17: The second vice-presidential debate took place at Assiniboia International College in Jienette, Assiniboia between Vice President Anthony Cuomo and Governor Tim Pawlenty. Moderated by Jay Mo.
- Third presidential debate: Friday November 2: The third and final presidential debate took place at the Alyeskan Forensic University between President Malcolm Darnell and Florida Governor Ronald Price. Moderated by Norman Robinson.
- A debate for the all the candidates outside the major-two-parties-system was held on Monday, November 4, 2012. Michael King, Connor Bentley, Enrique Peña Nieto, and Harvey Furney. Moderated by Bill Rolin.
|Party||Home state||Popular vote||Running mate|
| Malcolm Darnell
|Democratic||Acadia||0||0.00%|| Anthony Cuomo
|Ronald Price||Progressive||Erie||0||0.00%||Tim Pawlenty||Menisota|
|Michael King||Nationalist||Meskousing||0||0.00%||Ken Percival||Nevada|
|Harvey Furney||Republican||Lincoln||0||0.00%||Roger Tennant||California|
|Needed to win|