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Presidential Election of 2004, Electoral and Popular Vote Summary

This table provides information about the election results between candidates George W. Bush and John F. Kerry

Principal Candidates for President and Vice President:
Republican—George W. Bush; Richard B. Cheney (winner)
Democratic—John F. Kerry; John Edwards

  George W. Bush John F. Kerry Electoral votes
  Popular
vote
% Popular
vote
% R D
Alabama 1,176,394 62.5% 693,933 36.8% 9  
Alaska 190,889 61.1 111,025 35.5 3  
Arizona 1,104,294 54.9 893,524 44.4 10  
Arkansas 572,898 54.4 469,953 44.5 6  
California 5,509,826 44.4 6,745,485 54.3   55
Colorado 1,101,255 51.7 1,001,732 47.0 9  
Connecticut 693,826 43.9 857,488 54.3   7
Delaware 171,660 45.8 200,152 53.3   3
District of Columbia 21,256 09.3 202,970 89.2   3
Florida 3,964,522 52.1 3,583,544 47.1 27  
Georgia 1,914,254 58.0 1,366,149 41.4 15  
Hawaii 194,191 45.3 231,708 54.0   4
Idaho 409,235 68.4 181,098 30.3 4  
Illinois 2,345,946 44.5 2,891,550 54.8   21
Indiana 1,479,438 59.9 969,011 39.3 11  
Iowa 751,957 49.9 741,898 49.3 7  
Kansas 736,456 62.0 434,993 36.6 6  
Kentucky 1,069,439 59.5 712,733 39.7 8  
Louisiana 1,102,169 56.7 820,299 42.2 9  
Maine 330,201 44.6 396,842 53.6   4
Maryland 1,024,703 43.0 1,334,493 56.0   10
Massachusetts 1,071,109 36.9 1,803,800 62.0   12
Michigan 2,313,746 47.8 2,479,183 51.2   17
Minnesota 1,346,695 48.0 1,445,014 51.5   91
Mississippi 672,660 59.1 457,766 40.1 6  
Missouri 1,455,713 53.3 1,259,171 46.1 11  
Montana 266,063 59.1 173,710 38.6 3  
Nebraska 512,814 66.0 254,328 32.7 5  
Nevada 418,690 50.7 397,190 48.1 5  
New Hampshire 331,237 49.0 340,511 50.4   4
New Jersey 1,670,003 46.2 1,911,430 53.0   15
New Mexico 376,930 49.8 370,942 49.0 5  
New York 2,962,567 40.1 4,314,280 58.4   31
North Carolina 1,961,166 56.1 1,525,849 43.6 15  
North Dakota 196,651 62.9 111,052 35.5 3  
Ohio 2,859,764 50.8 2,741,165 48.7 20  
Oklahoma 959,792 65.6 503,966 34.4 7  
Oregon 866,831 47.4 943,163 51.6   7
Pennsylvania 2,793,847 48.5 2,938,095 51.0   21
Rhode Island 169,046 38.7 259,760 59.4   4
South Carolina 937,974 58.1 661,699 41.0 8  
South Dakota 232,584 59.9 149,244 38.4 3  
Tennessee 1,384,375 56.9 1,036,477 42.6 11  
Texas 4,526,917 61.1 2,832,704 38.2 34  
Utah 663,742 72.7 241,199 26.4 5  
Vermont 121,180 38.8 184,067 58.9   3
Virginia 1,716,959 53.8 1,454,742 45.6 13  
Washington 1,304,894 45.6 1,510,201 52.8   11
West Virginia 423,778 56.1 326,541 43.2 5  
Wisconsin 1,478,120 49.4 1,489,504 49.7   10
Wyoming 167,629 69.0 70,776 29.1 3  
Total 62,028,285 50.7 59,028,109 48.3 286 251
NOTE: Total electoral votes = 538. Total electoral votes needed to win = 270. Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding and other candidates.
1. One Minnesota electoral vote was cast for John Edwards.
Source: Figures are from the Federal Election Commission, 2004 Official Presidential Election Results, Feb. 11, 2005.
Voting age population (United States Election Project for Nov. 2004): 221,256,931
Estimated number of voters in the 2004 election was 122,294,978.

 

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