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2008 Presidential Election


Barak Obama vs Mitt Romney (November 4th, 2008)


Newcomer Barak Obama easily defeated his Republican challenger, the late John McCain of Arizona, to claim the American Presidency.
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Barack Obama (IL)
Democrat

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: Joe Biden
Carried Home State (Illinois): Yes
Incumbent Status: No
365
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
28 of 50 states carried (56%)


69,498,516
Popular Vote (53.7%)
173
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
22 of 50 states carried (44%)


59,948,323
Popular Vote (46.3%)
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John McCain (AZ)
Republican

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: Sarah Palin
Carried Home State (Arizona): Yes
Incumbent Status: No




NOTES:


TOTAL ELECTORAL VOTES AVAILABLE by REGION:
NORTHEAST - 101 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont)
MIDWEST - 124 (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)