|The Green Papers: American Samoa 2012 General Election|
Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Gubernatorial Runoff: Tuesday 20 November 2012
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American Samoa State and Local Government
American Samoa 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Political parties are not officially utilized in elections in American Samoa.
Should no candidate receive 50% of the vote in the General Election, the two top vote-getters will participate in a Runoff.
6 November 2012 General Election-Certified Candidates List.
6 November 2012 General Election returns from an official source.
20 November 2012 runoff Election returns from an official source.
|Governor 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012. Term Limit: Two consecutive terms. Territorial Governor|
|Democratic||Governor Togiola T.A. Tulafono
Acting Goveror: 2003 (remaining officially Lieutenant Governor after the death of Governor Tauese Sunia on 26 March 2003). First elected to a full term: 2004, re-elected: 2008.
Lt. Governor Ipulasi Aitofele Sunia
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat - At Term Limit
| ||** Open Office (no incumbent) **|
|Nonpartisan||6,645||52.94%||Lolo Matalasi Moliga
for Lieutenant Governor: Senator Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Mauga
|Nonpartisan; (Democratic)||5,908||47.06%||Faoa Aitofele T.F. Sunia
for Lieutenant Governor: Taufete'e John Faumuina, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Utuali'i Iuniasolua Tului "Iuni" Savusa
for Lieutenant Governor: Tuika Tuika
for Lieutenant Governor: Le'i Sonny Thompson
for Lieutenant Governor: Tofoitaufa Sandra King Young
The current Administration informally identifies itself with the US Democrats. The major opponents to the Sunia/Tulafono ticket in both 1996 through 2008 identified themselves as "Independent" although they have ties to the US Republican Party.
6 November 2012 official results: Moliga/Mauga- 4,372 (33.5%), Sunia/Faumuina- 4,315 (33.1%), Lutu/Thompson- 2,521 (19.3%), Hunkin-Finau/Savusa- 893 (6.8%), Tuitele/Young- 763 (5.8%), Jones/Tuika- 189 (1.4%), Total 13,053. No candidate received a majority (50% of the vote plus 1) on 6 November. The top two vote getters, Lolo Matalasi Moliga / Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Mauga and Faoa Aitofele T.F. Sunia / Taufete'e John Faumuina, Jr., proceed to a Tuesday 20 November 2012 runoff.
|Delegate to the House of Representatives 2 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2012. Elections in American Samoa are officially non-partisan.|
||Democratic||Territorial Delegate Eni F.H. Faleomavaega
Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2012
First elected: 1988; re-elected 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
|Democratic||7,221||55.22%||Territorial Delegate Eni F.H. Faleomavaega
FEC H0AS00018; 26 Nov 12; Tot $110,570; Dsb $98,496
FEC H4AS00036; 26 Nov 12; Tot $19,367; Dsb $20,697
|Independent||697||5.33%||Rosie Fuala'au Tago Lancaster
FEC H8AS00052; 17 Oct 12; Tot $8,950; Dsb $10,886
|Democratic||438||3.35%||Kereti Mata'utia, Jr.
|No Party Affiliation||300||2.29%||Fatumalala Leulua'iali'i A. Al-Sheri
|Non-voting Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. A candidate must receive a majority of the popular vote in order to be elected as Delegate to the House. A runoff election is scheduled in the event that no candidate receives the requisite majority.|
|Political Parties Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.|
| Democratic (affiliates): 2 incumbents, 3 candidates|
|Other Third Parties|
| Conservative: 1 candidate|
| Independent: 1 candidate|
| No Party Affiliation: 1 candidate|
| Nonpartisan: 2 candidates|
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.
|Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.|
"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.
When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.
If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.
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