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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


COMING SOON.


STATES VOTING/VOTES (537 TOTAL):
286
251
Alabama (9)
Alaska (3)
Arizona (10)
Arkansas (6)
California (55)
Colorado (9)
Connecticut (7)
Delaware (3)
Florida (27)
Georgia (15)
Hawaii (4)
Idaho (4)
Illinois (21)
Indiana (11)
Iowa (7)
Kansas (6)
Kentucky (8)
Louisiana (9)
Maine (4)*
Maine (0)*
Maryland (10)
Massachusetts (12)
Michigan (17)
Minnesota (9)
Mississippi (6)
Missouri (11)
Montana (3)
Nebraska (5)*
Nebraska (0)*
Nevada (5)
New Hampshire (4)
New Jersey (15)
New Mexico (5)
New York (31)
North Carolina (15)
North Dakota (3)
Ohio (20)
Oklahoma (7)
Oregon (7)
Pennsylvania (21)
Rhode Island (4)
South Carolina (8)
South Dakota (3)
Tennessee (11)
Texas (34)
Utah (5)
Vermont (3)
Virginia (13)
Washington (11)
West Virginia (5)
Wisconsin (10)
Wyoming (3)
Dictrict of Colombia (3)


* Maine and Nebraska are the only two states that do not follow the 'winner-take-all' rule regarding their Electoral Votes per candidate. This allows for a more proportional division of the claimed Electoral Votes. States with a historically high number of Electoral Votes are shown in YELLOW. These are typically 'power states' needed by both sides to claim a clear victory. While these usually vote consistently along a party line, some have been shown to be 'swing states' with changing support from term-to-term.


NOTES:
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 Colombia)