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2004 Presidential Election


George W. Bush vs John Kerry (November 2nd, 2004)


Amid the backdrop of two wars, incumbent George W. Bush managed leads in the Popular Vote, Electoral Vote, and States Carried to secure his second term against challenger John Kerry of Massachusetts.
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George W. Bush (TX)
Republican

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: Dick Cheney
Carried Home State (Texas): Yes
Incumbent Status: Yes
286
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
31 of 50 states carried (62%)


62,040,610
Popular Vote (51.2%)
251
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
19 of 50 states carried (38%)


59,028,444
Popular Vote (48.8%)
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Photograph of John Kerry
John Kerry (MA)
Democrat

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: John Edwards
Carried Home State (Massachusetts): Yes
Incumbent Status: No




NOTES:
A Faithless Elector vote by Minnesota was awarded to John Edwards.


TOTAL ELECTORAL VOTES AVAILABLE by REGION:
NORTHEAST - 101 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont)
MIDWEST - 123 (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
WEST - 124 (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)
SOUTH - 186 (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia)
SPECIAL - 3 (District of Columbia)