Sunday, May 6, 2012
How did President Obama really do in 2008 when it came to a count of electoral votes?
The Electoral College map immediately below shows the results of the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Democratic candidate Barack Obama won the popular vote in 28 states and Washington, D.C. (denoted in blue) to capture 365 electoral votes. Republican candidate John McCain won the popular vote in 22 states (denoted in red) to capture 173 electoral votes. Nebraska split its electoral vote when Obama won the electoral vote from Nebraska's 2nd congressional district; the state's other four electoral votes went to McCain
|Obama - Blue McCain - Red|