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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


COMING SOON.


STATES VOTING/VOTES (538 TOTAL):
365
173
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 (10)
Mississippi (6)
Missouri (11)
Montana (3)
Nebraska (4)*
Nebraska (1)*
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 - 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 Colombia)