2008 Presidential Election Results

August 04, 2012

On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama won the presidential election, making him the President-elect and the first African American elected President of the United States. He carried 28 states (and the District of Columbia) while Sen. John McCain carried 22 states.

State-by-state election results

2008 Presidential Election Results

Presidential candidate

Party

Popular vote Electoral vote

Running mate

Count Pct
Barack Obama Democratic 69,456,897 52.92% 365 Joe Biden
John McCain Republican 59,934,814 45.66% 173 Sarah Palin
Ralph Nader Independent 738,475 0.56% 0 Matt Gonzalez
Bob Barr Libertarian 523,686 0.40% 0 Wayne Allyn Root
Chuck Baldwin Constitution 199,314 0.15% 0 Darrell Castle
Cynthia McKinney Green 161,603 0.12% 0 Rosa Clemente
Other 242,539 0.18%
Total 131,257,328 100% 538
Needed to win 270

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