Cite

Presidential Election of 2008, Electoral and Popular Vote Summary

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

This table provides information about the election results between candidates Barack H. Obama and John S. McCain

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

Barack H. Obama John S. McCain 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.

.com/us/government/presidential-election-electoral-popular-vote.html