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Overview of the 2008 Election
Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II
Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.

Party: DEMOCRATIC
Home State: Obama - IL; VP - DE
Electoral Votes: 365
Popular Votes: 69,297,997 (52.9%)

John McCain John Sidney McCain III
Sarah Louise Heath Palin

Party: REPUBLICAN
Home State: McCain - AZ ; VP - AK
Electoral Votes: 173
Popular Votes: 59,597,520 (45.5%)


Other Candidates

Party: Independent, Libertarian, Constitution, et al.
Electoral Votes: 0
Popular Votes: 2,137,282 (1.6%)

Total electoral votes - 538 (from 50 states and DC)
Majority needed to win - 270

Total popular vote: 131,032,799
Percentage of eligible population voting: 56.7%



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2008 State-by-State Results
STATEOBAMAMCCAINOTHERSST.
ELECTORSEVs
ALABAMA813,479
(38.7%)
1,266,546
(60.3%)
19,794
(0.9%)
AL
Les Barnett, Will Sellers, Ralph (Al) Blythe, W. Jack Stiefel, J. Elbert Peters, Matthew Fridy, Robert (Bob) A. Cusanelli, Cam Ward, James (Jim) Eldon Wilson9
ALASKA123,594
(37.9%)
193,841
(59.4%)
8,762
(2.7%)
AK
Roy Burkhart, Hope Nelson, Robert Brodie3
ARIZONA1,034,707
(45.1%)
1,230,111
(53.6%)
28,657
(1.2%)
AZ
Bruce Ash, Kurt Davis, Wes Gullett, Sharon Harper, Jack Londen, Beverly Lockett Miller, Lee Miller, Bettina Nava, Randy Pullen, Michael Rappoport8
ARKANSAS422,310
(38.9%)
638,017
(58.7%)
26,290
(2.4%)
AR
Jim Burnett, Reta Hamilton, Rose Bryant Jones, Phyllis Kincannon, Steve Lux, Kermit Parks6
CALIFORNIA8,274,473
(61.5%)
5,011,781
(37.2%)
178,241
(1.3%)
CA
Ian Robert Blue, Mark H Cibula, Richard Allen Hundrieser, Lawrence Steven Du Bois, Mark Friedman, Mary W Hubert, Fred D Jackson, LeRoy King, Roberta C Brooks, Audrey Gordon, Michael McNerney, Nancy Jean Parrish, James Paul Farley, John Freidenrich, Jeremy Seiji Nishihara, Jaime A Alvarado, Vinz J Koller, Gregory Ray Olzack, David A. Sanchez, Larry Sheingold, Stephen Allen Smith, Mark A Macarro, Nathan Eric Brostrom, Robert \"Bob\" M Handy, Robert D. Conaway, Greg Warner, Lane Sherman, Ilene Haber, Kenneth Sulzer, Sanford Weiner, Ana Delgado Mascarenas, Joe Perez, Gwen Moore, Anthony Rendon, Karen D. Waters, Kelley Schnaitter Willis, Silissa Uriarte-Smith, Norma Judith Torres, Alma Marquez, Ray L Cordova, Patrick Kelly Kahler, Aaruni Kumar Thakur, Joe Baca Jr., Juadina Stallings, Betty McMillion, William F. Gusta Ayer, Gregory Howes Willenborg, James L. Yedor, Bobby Gene Glaser, Mary Elizabeth Keadle, Frank G. Salazar, Christine Raye Young, Sid Voorakkara, Aleita Huguenin, Lou Paulson54
COLORADO1,288,576
(53.7%)
1,073,589
(44.7%)
39,196
(1.6%)
CO
Wellington Webb, Terry Phillips, Camilla Auger, Pam Shaddock, Jennifer Trujillo-Sanchez, Don Strickland, Ann Knollman, Polly Baca, Margaret Atencio8
CONNECTICUT997,763
(60.6%)
629,428
(38.2%)
19,592
(1.2%)
CT
Shirley W. Steinmetz, Nicholas Paindiris, Andrea Jackson Brooks, Jim Ezzes, Lorraine McQueen, Deborah McFadden, Ken Delacruz8
DELAWARE255,459
(61.9%)
152,374
(36.9%)
4,579
(1.1%)
DE
James Johnson, Edward Kaufman, Harriet Smith Windsor3
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA245,800
(92.5%)
17,367
(6.5%)
2,686
(1.0%)
DC
Muriel Bowser, Jerry S. Cooper, Vincent C. Gray3
FLORIDA4,282,074
(51.0%)
4,045,624
(48.2%)
63,046
(0.8%)
FL
Wills Chip Arndt, Jr., T. Wayne Bailey, Fred Balsera, Terrie Bradv, Karl Flagg, Joe Gibbons, Janet Goen, James Golden, Chris Hand, Marlon Hill, Tony Hill, Joan Joseph, Allan Katz, Gena Keebler, Joan Lane, Caren Lobo, Rick Minor, Jared Moskowitz, Angela Rodante, Frank Sanchez, Juanita Scott, Geraldine Thompson, Karen Thurman, Carmen Torres, Kirk Wagarof Miami, FL, at-large elector , Enoch Williams, Frederica Wilson25
GEORGIA1,844,137
(47.0%)
2,048,744
(52.2%)
28,812
(0.7%)
GA
Esther Clark, Dennis Coxwell, Norma Edenfield, Randy Evans, Sue P. Everhart, Leigh Ann Gillis, Judy Goddard, Linda Herren, Rufus Montgomery, Clint Murphy, Sunny Park, Alec Poitevint, John Sours, Allan Vigil, John White13
HAWAII325,871
(71.8%)
120,566
(26.6%)
7,131
(1.6%)
HI
Joy Kobashigawa Lewis, Marie Dolores Strazar, Amefil Agbayani, Frances K. Kagawa4
IDAHO236,440
(36.1%)
403,012
(61.5%)
15,580
(2.4%)
ID
Darlene Bramon, Ben Doty, John Erickson, Melinda Smyser4
ILLINOIS3,419,673
(62.0%)
2,031,527
(36.8%)
62,435
(1.1%)
IL
Constance A. Howard, Carrie Austin, Andrew Madigan,, Ricardo MuĖoz, James DeLeo, Marge Friedman, Vera Davis, Nancy Shepardson, William Marovitz, Lauren Beth Gash, Debbie Halvorson, Molly McKenzie, Julia Kennedy Beckman, Mark Guethle, Lynn Foster, John M. Nelson, Mary Boland, Shirley McCombs, Don Johnston, Barbara Flynn Currie, John R. Daley22
INDIANA1,374,039
(49.9%)
1,345,648
(48.9%)
31,367
(1.1%)
IN
Jeffrey L. Chidester, Owen "Butch" Morgan, Michelle Boxell, Charlotte Martin, Jerry J. Lux, Connie Southworth, Alan P. Hogan, Myrna E. Brown, Clarence Benjamin Leatherbury, Daniel J. Parker, Cordelia Lewis Burks12
IOWA828,940
(54.2%)
682,379
(44.6%)
19,067
(1.2%)
IA
Elwood Thompson, Slayton Thompson, Kathleen O\'Leary, Jon Heitland, Dennis Ryan, Joe Judge, Audrey Linville7
KANSAS514,765
(41.7%)
699,655
(56.6%)
21,381
(1.7%)
KS
Tom Arpke, Jeff Colyer, David Kensinger, Kris Kobach, Mike Pompeo, Helen Van Etten6
KENTUCKY751,985
(41.2%)
1,048,462
(57.4%)
26,173
(1.4%)
KY
James Henry Snider, Walter A. Baker, Edna M. Fulkerson, Amy B. Towles, Nancy Mitchell, Don Ball, Robert Gable, Elizabeth G. Thomas8
LOUISIANA782,989
(39.9%)
1,148,275
(58.6%)
29,497
(1.5%)
LA
Lynn E. Skidmore, Joe Lavigne, Gordon J. Giles, Alan Seabaugh, Karen Haymon, Charles Davis, Charlie Buckels, Dianne Christopher, Roger F. Villere, Jr.9
MAINE
District 1
232,145
(60.5%)
144,604
(37.7%)
6,877
(1.8%)
ME
Jill Duson1
MAINE
District 2
189,778
(54.6%)
150,669
(43.3%)
7,090
(2.0%)
Samuel Shapiro1
MAINE
At-Large
421,923
(57.7%)
295,273
(40.4%)
13,967
(1.9%)
Robert O'Brien, Tracie Reed2
MARYLAND1,629,467
(62.1%)
959,862
(36.6%)
33,220
(1.3%)
MD
Gene Ransom, Delores Kelley, Guy Guzzone, Nathaniel Exum, Christopher Reynolds, A.G. Bobby Fouche, Elizabeth Bobo, Michael Barnes, Susan Lee, Rainier Harvey10
MASSACHUSETTS1,904,097
(61.8%)
1,108,854
(36.0%)
68,034
(2.2%)
MA
Samuel Poulten, Melvin Poindexter, Jason Whittet, Joseph H. Kaplan, John P. Brissette, Raymond A. Jordan, Patricia Marcus, Brenda Brathwaite, Carol Pacheco, Mary Anne Dube, Faye Morrison, Corinne Wingard12
MICHIGAN2,872,579
(57.4%)
2,048,639
(41.0%)
80,548
(1.6%)
MI
Brenda Abbey, Dallas Dean, Ida DeHaas, Ron Gettelfinger, James Hoffa, Kenneth Paul Jenkins, Harry Kalogerakos, Jessica Mistak, Arturo Reyes, Griffin Rivers, Gary Shepherd, Roger Short, Arthur Shy, Richard West, Whitney Randall Wolcott, David Woodward, Charlene Yarbrough18
MINNESOTA1,573,354
(54.2%)
1,275,409
(44.0%)
52,110
(1.8%)
MN
Arthur A. Anderson, Jim Gremmels, David W. Lee, Al Patton, Joan M. Wittman, William J. Davis, Benjamin F. Gross, Matt Little, Jackie Stevenson, Susan Kay Moravec10
MISSISSIPPI554,662
(43.0%)
724,597
(56.2%)
10,606
(0.8%)
MS
Jim Barksdale, Barry Bridgforth, Fred Carl, Bobby Chain, Charles Doty, Victor Mavar7
MISSOURI1,441,911
(49.3%)
1,445,814
(49.4%)
37,480
(1.3%)
MO
Willis Corbett, Scott Dickenson, Robert Haul, Ronny Margason, Cathy Owens, Ron Muck, Gene Hall, R. Mellene Schudy, Nadine Thurman, Paul Nahon, Jerry Dowell11
MONTANA231,667
(47.3%)
242,763
(49.5%)
15,679
(3.2%)
MT
Thelma Baker, John Brenden, Errol Galt3
NEBRASKA
District 1
121,468
(44.3%)
148,179
(54.1%)
4,311
(1.6%)
NE
Charles Thone1
NEBRASKA
District 2
138,752
(50.0%)
135,439
(48.8%)
3,553
(1.3%)
William Forsee1
NEBRASKA
District 3
73,099
(29.6%)
169,361
(68.6%)
4,282
(1.7%)
D. Neal Smith1
NEBRASKA
At-Large
333,319
(41.7%)
452,979
(56.7%)
12,146
(1.5%)
Norman Riffel, Patricia Dorwart2
NEVADA533,736
(55.5%)
412,827
(42.9%)
15,018
(1.6%)
NV
Maggie Carlton, Tahis Castro, Ruby Duncan, Ron Hibble, Theresa Navarro4
NEW HAMPSHIRE384,826
(54.4%)
316,534
(44.7%)
6,251
(0.9%)
NH
Martha Fuller Clark, Gaeten DiGangi, Edgar "Ned" Helms, Kathleen N. Sullivan4
NEW JERSEY2,215,422
(57.3%)
1,613,207
(41.7%)
39,608
(1.0%)
NJ
Jose Colon, William Fontanez, Gina Genovese, Wilma Grey, Kevin G. Halpern, Victor J. Herlinsky, Jr., Stacy Lubrecht, Salaheddin Mustafa, Peter D. Nichols, William W. Northgrave, Ken Saunders, Ginger Gold Schnitzer, Carl E. Styles, Shavonda Sumter, Stephen S. Weinstein15
NEW MEXICO472,422
(56.9%)
346,832
(41.8%)
10,904
(1.3%)
NM
Brian S. Colon, Annadelle Sanchez, Tom Buckner, Christy French, Alvin Warren5
NEW YORK4,610,809
(60.7%)
2,409,077
(31.7%)
570,665
(7.5%)
NY
Velda Jeffrey, June F. O'Neill, Dennis Mehiel, David Paterson, Andrew Cuomo, Thomas DiNapoli, Sheldon Silver, Malcolm Smith, Maria Luna, Robert Master, Pamela Green-Perkins, Helen D. Foster, Jon Cooper, Hakeem Jeffries, Richard Fife, Deborah A. Slott, Terrence Yang, George Arthur, George Gresham, Alan Van Capelle, Inez Dickens, Suzy Ballantyne, Alan Lubin, Bethaida González, Christine Quinn, Bill Thompson, Stuart Applebaum, Maritza Davila, Ivan Young, Barbara Fiala, Frank A. Bolz, III33
NORTH CAROLINA2,142,651
(49.9%)
2,128,474
(49.5%)
25,722
(0.6%)
NC
Janice Cole, Louise Sewell, Virginia Tillett, Linda Gunter, Timothy Futrelle, Wayne Abraham, Armin J. Ancis, Wendy Wood, Michael Cognac, Dan W. DeHart, Harley Caldwell, Samuel Spencer IV, Patricia Hawkins, David Crawford, Kara Hollingsworth14
NORTH DAKOTA141,278
(44.6%)
168,601
(53.3%)
6,742
(2.1%)
ND
Theresa Tokach, Susan Wefald, Cleo Thompson3
OHIO2,933,388
(51.5%)
2,674,491
(46.9%)
90,048
(1.6%)
OH
Catherine Barret, Barbara Tuckerman, Wade Kapszukiewicz, Tamela Lee, Renee Cafaro, Victoria Wulsin, Craig Brown, Jimmy Cotner, Janet Carson, Bruce Johnson, Nannette Whaley, Martha Jane Brooks, Eugene Miller, Fran Alberty, Chris Redfern, John Kostyo, Kelly Gillis, Charleta Tavares, Michael Todd, Ted Strickland21
OKLAHOMA502,496
(34.4%)
960,165
(65.6%)
0
(0.0%)
OK
Virginia Chrisco, Gail Stice, Pete Katzdorn, Robert Cleveland, Mary Phyllis Gorman, Bunny Chambers, Diane Murphy Gunther8
OREGON1,037,291
(57.2%)
738,475
(40.7%)
38,485
(2.1%)
OR
Michael J. Bohan, Shirley A. Cairns, R.P. Joe Smith, John C. McColgan, Meredith Wood Smith, Frank James Dixon, Bernard Gorter7
PENNSYLVANIA3,276,363
(54.7%)
2,651,812
(44.3%)
64,209
(1.1%)
PA
Lynne Abraham, Christopher Lewis, John S. Brenner, Valerie McDonald-Roberts, Eileen Connell, Thomas McMahon, Kathi Cozzone, Robert Mellow, John K. Fetterman, Michael A. Nutter, William George, Corey D. O'Brien, Patrick Gillespie, Joshua Shapiro, J. Richard Gray, Jack Wagner, Franco Harris, Michael J. Washo, George Hartwick, Wendell Young, IV, Daylin Leach23
RHODE ISLAND296,571
(62.9%)
165,391
(35.1%)
9,804
(2.1%)
RI
Maryellen Goodwin, Charlene Lima, John J. McConnell, Jr., Mark Weiner4
SOUTH CAROLINA862,449
(44.9%)
1,034,896
(53.9%)
23,624
(1.2%)
SC
Wayland Moody, Benny Kinlaw, Susan Aiken, Betty Sheppard Poe, Rebecca W. Delleney, Shelby M. Phillips, Katon E. Dawson, Patrick Bonner Haddon8
SOUTH DAKOTA170,924
(44.7%)
203,054
(53.2%)
7,997
(2.1%)
SD
Mike Rounds, Dennis Daugaard, Larry Long3
TENNESSEE1,087,437
(41.8%)
1,479,178
(56.9%)
33,134
(1.3%)
TN
Sara Sellers, Jim Haslam II, J. Wayne Cropp, Lisa Wheeler, Beth Campbell, Albert McCall, Shirley Curry, Marilucile Counce, Colin Richmond, Winfield Dunn, Chrystal Horne11
TEXAS3,528,633
(43.7%)
4,479,328
(55.5%)
69,834
(0.9%)
TX
Marcia Daughtrey, Virgil Vickery, Charlie O\'Reilly, Brenda Zielke, Mary Darby, Melba McDow, Paul Pressler, James Wiggins, Deborah B. Cupples, Frank E. Alvarez II, Russ Duerstine, Zan Prince, Bruce Harris, Gordon Starkenburg, Sandra Cararas, Donene O\'Dell, Larry Lovelace, Nelda Eppes, Kenneth Corbin, Gene Ryder, Robert E. Hierynomus, Terese Raia, Arturo Martinez de Vara, Thomas Ferguson, Robert K. Long, Pat Peale, Joel Yowell, Judith Hooge, Giovanna Searcy, Patricia Ann Van Winkle, Ronny Risinger, Frank Eikenburg, Genny Hensz, Talmadge Heflin32
UTAH327,670
(34.8%)
596,030
(63.2%)
18,978
(2.0%)
UT
Scott Simpson, Richard Snelgrove, Stan Lockhart, Enid Greene Mickelesen, Mark Shurtleff5
VERMONT219,262
(67.5%)
98,974
(30.4%)
6,810
(2.1%)
VT
Claire D. Ayer, Euan Bear, Kevin B. Christie3
VIRGINIA1,959,532
(52.7%)
1,725,005
(46.4%)
32,368
(0.9%)
VA
Christia V. Rey, Sandra W. Brandt, Betty L. Squire, Susan Johnston Rowland, Marc L. Finney, Dorothy S. Blackwell, James Harold Allen Boyd, Marian A. Van Landingham, Robert Edgar Childress, Jr., Rolland D. Winter, Janet A. Carver, Michael Jon Khandelwal, Sophie Ann Salley13
WASHINGTON1,750,848
(57.7%)
1,229,216
(40.5%)
56,814
(1.9%)
WA
Jafar Siddiqui,, Maggie J. Hanson, Jane M. Buchanan?Banks, Pat M. Notter, Marcus Riccelli, Bradford L. Donovan, Lesley G. Ahmed, Di A. Irons, Calvin L. Edwards, Kristine F. Fallstone, John M. Daniels11
WEST VIRGINIA303,857
(42.6%)
397,466
(55.7%)
12,128
(1.7%)
WV
Robert Fish, Zane Lawhorn, Catherine Sue McKinney, Mary (Marti) Riggall, Theresa A. Waxman5
WISCONSIN1,677,211
(56.4%)
1,262,393
(42.4%)
36,752
(1.2%)
WI
Ray Rivera, Fred Risser, Rollie Hicks, Annette Polly Williams, Dian Palmer, Gordon Hintz, Christine Bremer-Muggli, Donsia Strong Hill, Jim Doyle, Joe Wineke11
WYOMING82,868
(32.7%)
164,958
(65.2%)
5,311
(2.1%)
WY
Rosa L. Goolsby, Ron Micheli, Susan Thomas3
TOTAL69,297,997
(52.9%)
59,597,520
(45.5%)
2,137,282
(1.6%)
ELECTORAL VOTES3651730


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