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United States presidential election, 2008
November 4, 2008
Turnout 59.6%
John McCain Senate portrait (2005) Barack Obama Senate portrait (2005)
Nominee John McCain Barack Obama
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Arizona Illinois
Running mate Sarah Palin Joe Biden
Electoral vote 281 257
States carried 28 22 + D.C.
Popular vote 62,060,361 60,700,473
Percentage 50.2% 49.1%
President before election
George W. Bush
Elected President
John McCain

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