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Party NomineesElectoral VotePopular Vote
 PresidentialVice Presidential
  Democratic
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Barack ObamaJoseph Biden36567.8%69,456,89752.9%
  Republican John McCainSarah Palin17332.2%59,934,81445.7%

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BARACK OBAMADemocratJOHN McCAINRepublicanSTATETOTAL VOTESVotes%EVVotes%EV Alabama2,099,819813,47938.7% 1,266,54660.3%9Alaska326,197123,59437.9% 193,84159.4%3Arizona2,293,4751,034,70745.1% 1,230,11153.6%10Arkansas1,086,617422,31038.9% 638,01758.7%6California13,561,9008,274,47361.0%555,011,78137.0% Colorado2,401,3611,288,57653.7%91,073,58944.7% Connecticut1,646,792997,77260.6%7629,42838.2% Delaware412,412255,45961.9%3152,37436.9% Dist. Of Col.265,853245,80092.5%317,3676.5% Florida8,390,7444,282,07451.0%274,045,62448.2% Georgia3,924,4401,844,13747.0% 2,048,74452.2%15Hawaii453,568325,87171.8%4120,56626.6% Idaho655,032236,44036.1% 403,01261.5%4Illinois5,523,0513,419,67361.9%212,031,52736.8% Indiana2,751,0541,374,03949.9%111,345,64848.9% Iowa1,543,662828,94053.7%7682,37944.2% Kansas1,235,872514,76541.7% 699,65556.6%6Kentucky1,826,508751,98541.2% 1,048,46257.4%8Louisiana1,960,761782,98939.9% 1,148,27558.6%9Maine731,163421,92357.7%4295,27340.4% Maryland2,631,5961,629,46761.9%10959,86236.5% Massachusetts3,080,9851,904,09761.8%121,108,85436.0% Michigan5,001,7662,872,57957.4%172,048,63941.0% Minnesota2,910,3691,573,35454.1%101,275,40943.8% Mississippi1,289,865554,66243.0% 724,59756.2%6Missouri2,925,2051,441,91149.3% 1,445,81449.4%11Montana490,109231,66747.3% 242,76349.5%3Nebraska801,281333,31941.6%1*452,97956.5%4*Nevada967,848533,73655.1%5412,82742.7% New Hampshire707,611384,82654.4%4316,53444.7% New Jersey3,868,2372,215,42257.3%151,613,20741.7% New Mexico830,158472,42256.9%5346,83241.8% New York7,591,2334,769,70062.8%312,742,29836.1% North Carolina4,310,7892,142,65149.7%152,128,47449.4% North Dakota316,621141,27844.6% 168,60153.3%3Ohio5,698,2602,933,38851.5%202,674,49146.9% Oklahoma1,462,661502,49634.4% 960,16565.6%7Oregon1,827,8641,037,29156.7%7738,47540.4% Pennsylvania6,034,7453,276,36354.3%212,655,88544.0% Rhode Island469,767296,57163.1%4165,39135.2% South Carolina1,920,969862,44944.9% 1,034,89653.9%8South Dakota381,975170,92444.7% 203,05453.2%3Tennessee2,599,7491,087,43741.8% 1,479,17856.9%11Texas8,077,7953,528,63343.7% 4,479,32855.5%34Utah952,370327,67034.4% 596,03062.6%5Vermont325,046219,26267.5%398,97430.4% Virginia3,723,2601,959,53252.6%131,725,00546.3% Washington3,036,8781,750,84857.7%111,229,21640.5% West Virginia713,362303,85742.6% 397,46655.7%5Wisconsin2,983,4171,677,21156.2%101,262,39342.3% Wyoming256,03582,86832.4% 164,95864.4%3 Totals131,278,10769,456,89752.9%36559,934,81445.7%173 

Nebraska provides a break-up system because that allocating electoral votes. The state allocates one electoral poll to the winner of every of the state"s 3 congressional districts, and also the remaing 2 to the candidate who wins a plurality of the entire state"s famous vote. Barack Obama winner a plurality in the second congressional district (Omaha), and therefore was awarded one of the state"s 5 electoral votes.

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Man McCain won a plurality in the first and 3rd districts, and also the in its entirety state vote and also therefore was awarded four electoral votes. Maine is the only other state that provides a split system.

 

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