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Election of 2004, United States (Reagan's Third Term)

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United States Presidential election, 2004
November 2, 2004
JoeLieberman1 John McCain Senate
Nominee Joe Lieberman John McCain
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Connecticut Arizona
Running mate Paul Wellstone George W. Bush
Electoral vote 332 206
States carried 25+D.C. 25
Popular vote 67,797,222 63,235,979
Percentage 53.9% 46.5%
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Election results map. Red denotes states won by McCain/Bush (25), Blue denotes states won by Lieberman/Wellstone (25+D.C.).
President before election
Joe Lieberman
Elected President
Joe Lieberman

The Election of 2004 was the 55th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 2004. Incumbent President and Democrat Joe Lieberman ran for a second and final term, as allowed by the amendment passed on August 8, 2002 that limited a president to just two terms. Lieberman's opponent, Senator John McCain, lacked the full backing of the conservative wing of the Republican Party and Lieberman was popular, so a victory for the charismatic Lieberman was inevitable. He won the electoral vote by a larger margin than he had won in 2000, while the popular vote margin was slightly smaller. His popular vote count (67,797,222) is one of the largest popular vote counts in history, only beaten by Marco Rubio’s 69,799,823 in 2008.

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