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2008 Electoral College Map
        Electoral Popular
Political Party Presidential Nom. VP Nom. # % # %
Democratic Barack Obama Joseph Biden 365 67.8 69,456,897 52.9
Republican John McCain Sarah Palin 173 32.2 59,934,814 45.7

Obama / Biden

McCain / Palin

Barack Obama John McCain
  BARACK OBAMA
Democrat
JOHN McCAIN
Republican
STATE TOTAL VOTES Votes % EV Votes % EV
Alabama 2,099,819 813,479 38.7%   1,266,546 60.3% 9
Alaska 326,197 123,594 37.9%   193,841 59.4% 3
Arizona 2,293,475 1,034,707 45.1%   1,230,111 53.6% 10
Arkansas 1,086,617 422,310 38.9%   638,017 58.7% 6
California 13,561,900 8,274,473 61.0% 55 5,011,781 37.0%  
Colorado 2,401,361 1,288,576 53.7% 9 1,073,589 44.7%  
Connecticut 1,646,792 997,772 60.6% 7 629,428 38.2%  
Delaware 412,412 255,459 61.9% 3 152,374 36.9%  
Dist. of Col. 265,853 245,800 92.5% 3 17,367 6.5%  
Florida 8,390,744 4,282,074 51.0% 27 4,045,624 48.2%  
Georgia 3,924,440 1,844,137 47.0%   2,048,744 52.2% 15
Hawaii 453,568 325,871 71.8% 4 120,566 26.6%  
Idaho 655,032 236,440 36.1%   403,012 61.5% 4
Illinois 5,523,051 3,419,673 61.9% 21 2,031,527 36.8%  
Indiana 2,751,054 1,374,039 49.9% 11 1,345,648 48.9%  
Iowa 1,543,662 828,940 53.7% 7 682,379 44.2%  
Kansas 1,235,872 514,765 41.7%   699,655 56.6% 6
Kentucky 1,826,508 751,985 41.2%   1,048,462 57.4% 8
Louisiana 1,960,761 782,989 39.9%   1,148,275 58.6% 9
Maine 731,163 421,923 57.7% 4 295,273 40.4%  
Maryland 2,631,596 1,629,467 61.9% 10 959,862 36.5%  
Massachusetts 3,080,985 1,904,097 61.8% 12 1,108,854 36.0%  
Michigan 5,001,766 2,872,579 57.4% 17 2,048,639 41.0%  
Minnesota 2,910,369 1,573,354 54.1% 10 1,275,409 43.8%  
Mississippi 1,289,865 554,662 43.0%   724,597 56.2% 6
Missouri 2,925,205 1,441,911 49.3%   1,445,814 49.4% 11
Montana 490,109 231,667 47.3%   242,763 49.5% 3
Nebraska 801,281 333,319 41.6% 1* 452,979 56.5% 4*
Nevada 967,848 533,736 55.1% 5 412,827 42.7%  
New Hampshire 707,611 384,826 54.4% 4 316,534 44.7%  
New Jersey 3,868,237 2,215,422 57.3% 15 1,613,207 41.7%  
New Mexico 830,158 472,422 56.9% 5 346,832 41.8%  
New York 7,591,233 4,769,700 62.8% 31 2,742,298 36.1%  
North Carolina 4,310,789 2,142,651 49.7% 15 2,128,474 49.4%  
North Dakota 316,621 141,278 44.6%   168,601 53.3% 3
Ohio 5,698,260 2,933,388 51.5% 20 2,674,491 46.9%  
Oklahoma 1,462,661 502,496 34.4%   960,165 65.6% 7
Oregon 1,827,864 1,037,291 56.7% 7 738,475 40.4%  
Pennsylvania 6,034,745 3,276,363 54.3% 21 2,655,885 44.0%  
Rhode Island 469,767 296,571 63.1% 4 165,391 35.2%  
South Carolina 1,920,969 862,449 44.9%   1,034,896 53.9% 8
South Dakota 381,975 170,924 44.7%   203,054 53.2% 3
Tennessee 2,599,749 1,087,437 41.8%   1,479,178 56.9% 11
Texas 8,077,795 3,528,633 43.7%   4,479,328 55.5% 34
Utah 952,370 327,670 34.4%   596,030 62.6% 5
Vermont 325,046 219,262 67.5% 3 98,974 30.4%  
Virginia 3,723,260 1,959,532 52.6% 13 1,725,005 46.3%  
Washington 3,036,878 1,750,848 57.7% 11 1,229,216 40.5%  
West Virginia 713,362 303,857 42.6%   397,466 55.7% 5
Wisconsin 2,983,417 1,677,211 56.2% 10 1,262,393 42.3%  
Wyoming 256,035 82,868 32.4%   164,958 64.4% 3
Totals 131,278,107 69,456,897 52.9% 365 59,934,814 45.7% 173

Nebraska uses a split system for allocating electoral votes. The state allocates one electoral vote to the winner of each of the state's three congressional districts, and the remaing two to the candidate who wins a plurality of the entire state's popular vote. Barack Obama won a plurality in the 2nd congressional district (Omaha), and therefore was awarded one of the state's five electoral votes. John McCain won a plurality in the 1st and 3rd districts, as well as the overall state vote and therefore was awarded four electoral votes. Maine is the only other state that uses a split system.


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