Tuesday, November 4, 2008

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Stories from the 2008 US Presidential Election

Republican John McCain has conceded the election to the Democratic Party Barack Obama. After two years of campaign, today United States citizens went to the polls to vote for the presidency and for many races in the Senate, the House, the states and localities across the country. The District of Columbia and at least 32 states voted early before polling day. As of October 31, more than 23 million people had voted by mail or at advance polls. Of the approximately 6 million people belonging to a known party who voted early, 58 percent were Democrats and 42 percent were Republicans.

A record number of voters were expected to ballot on polling day. Technical problems and long queues have been reported across the country. High participation rates have been reported in Indiana, Ohio and Wyoming among other states.

Polling Place, Albany County Fairground, Laramie, Wyoming
Image: Leila Monaghan

At 11:45 am Obama is expected to get 349 votes out of McCain's 163 votes. The popular vote at that time was 62,992,553 (52%) for Obama, 55,796,823 (46%) for McCain.

National results

This is a count of all polling stations closed so far.
Candidate
votes
%
Led states
National ECV
Barack Obama (Democrat) Symbol kept vote.svg

67,900,840

52.8%

27+DC+NE-02*

365
John McCain (Republican)

59,042,932

45.9%

22

173
Ralph Nader (Independent)

698.798

0.6%

0

0
Bob Barr (Libertarian)

511,324

0.4%

0

0
Chuck Baldwin (Constitution)

181,818

0.1%

0

0
Cynthia McKinney (Green)

152,811

0.1%

0

0
Alan Keyes (Independent)

41,748

0.1%

0

0
Other candidates

163,986

0.1%

0

0
Total

128,702,976

100%

50 + DC

538

Results of the electoral college

State results

Note: Results only refer to states reporting at least 99% of constituencies.

State

Obama's popular vote

Obama%

McCain Popular Vote

McCain%

Electoral vote
Alabama

811,510

39%

1,263,741

61%

9
Alaska

80,340

36%

136,348

62%

3
Arizona

851,589

45%

1,012,878

54%

ten
Arkansas

418,049

39%

632,672

59%

6
California

55
Colorado

9
Connecticut

7
Delaware

247.386

61%

151,667

38%

3
District of Colombia

210,403

93%

14,821

7%

3
Florida

4,103,638

51%

3908736

49%

27
Georgia

1,811,198

46%

2,022,409

53%

15
Hawaii

298.621

72%

110,848

27%

4
Idaho

235 219

36%

400,989

62%

4
Illinois

3,265,509

62%

1,970,622

37%

21
Indiana

1,367,264

50%

1,341,101

49%

11
Iowa

818.240

54%

677.508

45%

7
Kansas

499,979

41%

685.541

57%

6
Kentucky

751.515

41%

1,050,599

58%

8
Louisiana

780,981

40%

1,147,603

59%

9
Maine

4
Maryland

1 409 150

61%

873,320

38%

ten
Massachusetts

1,891,083

62%

1,104,284

36%

12
Michigan

2,867,680

57%

2,044,405

41%

17
Minnesota

1,573,246

54%

1,275,466

44%

ten
Mississippi

517.899

43%

684.475

57%

6
Missouri

1,436,745

49%

1 442 613

50%

11
Montana

220,401

47%

236,513

50%

3
Nebraska

315 913

41%

439.421

47%

5
Nevada

531.884

55%

411.988

43%

5
New Hampshire

4
New Jersey

2073934

57%

1,540,907

42%

15
New Mexico

454,291

57%

334.298

42%

5
New York

4,357,360

62%

2,573,368

37%

31
North Carolina

2,123,334

50%

2,109,281

49%

15
North Dakota

141.113

45%

168,523

53%

3
Ohio

20
Oklahoma

502.286

34%

959.645

66%

7
Oregon

7
Pennsylvania

3,184,807

55%

2,584,119

44%

21
Rhode Island

272.572

63%

150,891

35%

4
Caroline from the south

842.441

45%

1,008,727

54%

8
South Dakota

170,877

45%

203,002

53%

3
Tennessee

1,093,213

42%

1,487,564

57%

11
Texas

3,521,164

44%

4,467,748

55%

34
Utah

301,771

34%

555,497

63%

5
Vermont

3
Virginia

1,792,502

52%

1,637,338

47%

13
Washington

11
West Virginia

301.438

43%

394.278

56%

5
Wisconsin

1,670,474

56%

1,258,181

43%

ten
Wyoming

80,496

33%

160,639

66%

3

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