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United States Presidential Election, 2004 (Dewey Defeats Truman)

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United States presidential election, 2004
November 2, 2004
Turnout 60.1%
412px-John McCain official photo portrait-cropped-2 Dick Gephardt2
Nominee John McCain Dick Gephardt
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Arizona Missouri
Running mate Lincoln Chafee Wesley Clark
Electoral vote 286 251
States carried 31 19+DC
Percentage 50.7% 48.3%

The United States presidential election of 2004 was the 55th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 2004. Incumbent John McCain, the Republican nominee, defeated Dick Gephardt, the Democratic nominee.

McCain's first term had proven exceedingly popular among voters, and his reelection was all but assured. Had Gephardt won the election, he would have been the first person to ascend directly to the White House from the House of Representatives in over a hundred and fifty years.

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