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Container

U.S. Executive

Race Type

General Election

Filing Deadline

11/1/2008 12:00 pm

Polls Open

12/15/2008 6:00 am

Polls Close

12/15/2008 11:00 pm

Term Starts

1/20/2009 11:00 am

Term Ends

1/20/2013 12:00 pm

Database Record

Posted 1/12/2006, Updated 1/20/2009

Table

Click here for a table of all races for this office


PREVIOUS ELECTION

Election date

12/13/2004

Term

2005-2009

Winner

George W. Bush

Party

Republican *

Votes

286

Percent

53.16%


NEXT ELECTION

Election date

12/17/2012

Term

2013-2017

Winner

Barack Obama

Party

Democratic *

Votes

332

Percent

61.71%


PRIMARIES

6/12/2007

US President - Prb Convention (Dodge Faction)

Gene C. Amondson

9/13/2007

US President - PRB Convention

Gene C. Amondson

10/20/2007

US President - SOC Convention

Brian P. Moore

1/1/2008

US President - SWP Convention

Róger Calero

1/17/2008

US President - PSL Selection

Gloria E. La Riva

3/8/2008

US President - Am Convention

Diane Beall Templin

3/11/2008

US President - NAIP Primary

Frank McEnulty

4/26/2008

US President - CST Convention

Chuck Baldwin

5/25/2008

US President - LBT Convention

Bob Barr

6/15/2008

US President - BTP Convention

Charles "CJ" Jay

7/12/2008

US President - G Convention

Cynthia McKinney

7/19/2008

US President - REF Convention

Ted C. Weill

8/2/2008

US President - PFP Convention

Ralph Nader

8/27/2008

US President - D Convention

Barack Obama

9/3/2008

US President - R Convention

John McCain


NARRATIVE

The Presidential Electors, chosen on 11/4/2008, are scheduled to cast the electoral vote on 12/15/2008.


DEBATES

EVENTS

1/20/2009

Inauguration

65th Presidential Inauguration (Obama)


NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

4/27/2013 10:50 am

News

Biden: McCain would have beat Obama if economy hadn't tanked

11/19/2009 12:00 pm

Poll

52 Percent of Republicans Say ACORN Stole the 2008 Election

1/3/2008 1:00 pm

Endorsement

US Pirate Party Endorses Barack Obama

3/18/2009 12:00 pm

News

Divide (Electoral Votes) and Conquer? No, Obama Still Won

1/20/2009 8:10 am

Opinion

Hoping Obama is a Failure

1/14/2009 3:00 pm

Analysis

How Obama Really Won the Election

12/15/2008 4:00 pm

News

Electoral College Seals the Deal on the Election

12/13/2008 12:00 am

News

Electoral College Meets to Begin Final Steps

12/12/2008 10:00 pm

Amusing

White House denies Obama's request to move in early [to Blair House]

11/4/2008 10:55 pm

News

Obama to the White House: Elation and disbelief

11/3/2008 12:00 pm

Perspective

Why McCain Will Win

11/4/2008 10:00 am

Election Guide

The sad campaign of John McCain

11/3/2008 3:00 pm

Election Guide

GOP-ers chart path to McCain win

10/30/2008 11:00 pm

Speculative

Obama approaches lawmaker [Rahm Emanuel] about White House post

10/30/2008 1:00 pm

Strategy

Obama prepares for quick transition

10/29/2008 7:00 am

General

McCain supporters still confident

10/28/2008 1:40 pm

News

'Obama Wins!,' newspaper declares

10/27/2008 9:00 am

General

McCain, Palin insiders declare war on one another

10/26/2008 5:40 pm

Blog Entry

Here’s Your ‘Sunday Electoral Map Analysis,’ Lozers!

10/25/2008 12:00 pm

Speculative

Why McCain Won

10/26/2008 12:00 pm

General

McCain says campaign is on track, rejects polls

10/22/2008 1:25 pm

Strategy

'It's a Whole Different Game'

10/16/2008 4:15 pm

Strategy

McCain map strategy prompts head-scratching

10/12/2008 6:00 pm

Endorsement

106-year-old voter chooses Obama

10/10/2008 11:00 am

News

CQ Politics Map Now Shows Obama on Victory Trail — But Detours Possible

10/9/2008 11:00 am

Commentary

Will: Throw billions to the wind

10/6/2008 5:00 pm

Analysis

Obama at 264 [Chuck Todd's latest number crunching]

9/26/2008 4:20 pm

Online Tool

Global Electoral College

9/21/2008 2:40 pm

Commentary

Meet the New Map--Same as the Old Map (Almost): A Commentary By Larry Saba

9/13/2008 2:00 pm

Poll

Election 2008: Electoral College Update: Electoral College: McCain 200 Obama 193

9/10/2008 6:00 pm

Poll

Election 2008: Electoral College Update: Electoral College: Obama 193 McCain 189

9/10/2008 6:00 pm

Blog Entry

Pathetic, Failed Presidential Candidate Barack Obama To Win Presidential Election

9/8/2008 12:00 pm

General

Obama Is Losing Support Among Moderate Evangelicals

9/6/2008 1:00 pm

News

McCain, Obama Set Joint Sept. 11 Appearance

9/4/2008 11:00 pm

General

How partisan is the stock market?

8/21/2008 8:00 am

News

No single-term pledge for McCain

8/14/2008 2:00 pm

Commentary

The 3 a.m. Phone Call is Real

8/11/2008 7:00 am

Election Guide

7 worrisome signs for Obama

8/9/2008 10:20 am

General

Clinton on Obama: ‘We’re on one journey now’

8/5/2008 11:00 pm

Perspective

Dems Need To "Suck It Up" On Race

8/5/2008 12:00 pm

Analysis

Senator Obama, You Are No Ronald Reagan

8/1/2008 10:00 am

Blog Entry

ABC: Here's what trying to scare voters actually looks like

8/1/2008 3:00 pm

News

Obama Aide Concedes 'Dollar Bill' Remark Referred to His Race

7/30/2008 11:00 am

Statement

McCain campaign backs off 'cameras' charge

7/29/2008 10:00 am

General

Obama hailed by House Dems

7/29/2008 11:00 am

Commentary

McCain Takes Harsher Tone

7/28/2008 11:45 am

News

Obama Returns to Economy as McCain Assails Foreign Tour

7/28/2008 11:00 am

General

Mr. President? Not quite, but quite presidential

7/22/2008 1:55 pm

Commentary

Ghosts of 1976 in Today's Campaign

7/17/2008 2:00 pm

Amusing

Electoral Apocalypse Doomsday Scenario: Obama And McCain Tie, World Explodes, Nancy Pelosi Is President

7/14/2008 1:00 pm

Announcement

Obama suddenly the cash underdog?

6/29/2008 8:00 pm

Strategy

McCain's unorthodox campaign

6/9/2008 11:45 am

Blog Entry

McCain Makes Pitch For Clinton Voters...With ABBA Video

6/9/2008 6:40 pm

Analysis

Don't Blame McCain

6/9/2008 5:40 pm

News

How Different Will the 2008 White House Map Look From ‘04 and ‘00?

6/9/2008 2:00 pm

Analysis

Race possible challenge for Obama

6/8/2008 12:00 am

News

Some Thoughts On A Hypothetical Constitutional Crisis

6/8/2008 9:00 pm

News

Democrats in rural strongholds refuse to give backing to Obama

5/30/2008 3:00 pm

Statement

Poblano: No, I'm not Chuck Todd

5/29/2008 5:00 pm

Analysis

The McCain Blowout Fallacy

5/27/2008 3:30 am

Strategy

Obama looks westward in electoral map play

5/8/2008 5:45 pm

Humor

Number Of Acceptable Things Candidates Can Say Now Down To Four

5/8/2008 11:00 pm

News

Obama accuses McCain of 'losing his bearings'

4/25/2008 8:00 am

News

McCain Offers Tax Policies He Once Opposed

4/21/2008 9:00 pm

News

Clinton, Obama and McCain on WWE's `Monday Night Raw'

4/20/2008 5:00 pm

News

Obama says McCain would be better than Bush

4/20/2008 6:00 pm

News

McCain: Cutting taxes more important than balanced budget

4/10/2008 10:00 am

Commentary

Which Candidate Is Greenest?

4/10/2008 3:00 pm

News

David Brock, Dems plan $40M hit on McCain

4/7/2008 7:00 pm

News

McCain Raises $15 Million in March

4/1/2008 1:50 pm

Humor

Nader Tells Gravel to Get Out of Race

3/23/2008 9:05 am

News

A Chuck Hagel endorsement of John McCain is no gimme

3/28/2008 12:20 pm

Interview

Mark McKinnon On Why He'll Leave The McCain Campaign If Obama Is The Democratic Nominee

3/28/2008 11:00 am

Poll

Election 2008: Electoral College Update; Democrats 247, Republicans 240

3/27/2008 7:00 pm

News

Clinton tells Democrats: Don't vote for McCain

3/18/2008 8:50 am

News

Economic turmoil shakes up campaign strategies

3/18/2008 3:00 am

News

Why won't Clinton, McCain make tax returns public?

3/9/2008 6:00 pm

News

Angry Boeing supporters target McCain

3/6/2008 11:50 am

Poll

Both Obama And Clinton Hold Edge Over McCain

3/5/2008 10:00 pm

News

Bush endorses McCain for presidency

2/27/2008 6:00 pm

Poll

McCain Trusted More than Obama on National Security, Iraq, and the Economy

2/19/2008 12:00 pm

Analysis

Election 2008: Electoral College Update

2/7/2008 7:25 pm

Poll

TIME Poll: Clinton More Beatable than Obama

2/3/2008 7:00 am

Analysis

Super Tuesday: Breaking down all 24 states

1/30/2008 2:00 pm

General

Seeking a Change, but Finding Few Choices

1/24/2008 10:00 am

Analysis

Super Tuesday Won't Decide Nominations

1/1/2008 11:25 am

Analysis

Dems widen money lead in '08 field

12/11/2007 6:55 am

Poll

Poll: Huckabee would lose to top Democrats by double digits

11/16/2007 9:00 am

News

President Dobbs? Nah

9/21/2007 1:00 pm

News

Clinton vs. Giuliani raises specter of 2000 N.Y. race

8/23/2007 12:40 pm

Analysis

A MAP IN FLUX?

8/9/2007 11:00 am

Blog Entry

Will it be Bloomberg/Nunn 2008?

8/5/2007 11:00 pm

Opinion

Will Bush Cancel The 2008 Election?

7/22/2007 12:00 am

Editorial

Democrats' rare chance to go for gut

7/23/2007 12:00 am

Analysis

The Stumper Stickers: A design expert critiques the brand messaging of the 2008 front runners

7/11/2007 12:00 pm

Analysis

As Bush exits, his issues will linger

7/5/2007 7:00 pm

Poll

Bloomberg Takes From Giuliani [against Clinton]

6/27/2007 7:00 pm

Humor

Ralph Nader’s Ego Enters 2008 Race; Massive self-regard fills Madison Square Garden

6/20/2007 5:00 pm

News

Presidential debate team checks out New Orleans for '08

6/7/2007 10:00 pm

News

TV analyst says voters seek change

1/28/2007 5:00 pm

General

The Faint Hoofbeats? That’s the Dark Horse

1/10/2007 3:00 pm

Poll

Canadians prefer [US] Democrats four-to-one

1/6/2007 8:00 am

Analysis

Election 2008: A Six-Way Race?

12/22/2006 8:00 am

Opinion

Sexual Politics

12/15/2006 10:00 am

News

Americans Open to New Kinds of Candidates

11/2/2006 9:00 am

News

Poll: Obama now trails only Clinton on '08 list

9/15/2006 5:00 pm

Speculative

Bloomberg Secretly Considers Presidential Campaign

4/9/2006 9:55 pm

News

Back-to-back conventions set for '08

3/10/2006 10:20 am

News

Greenspan: Third-party candidate coming

2/11/2006 9:00 pm

News

Governor Nobody sneaks up on Hillary

2/10/2006 10:05 am

News

02/09/06 FOX News Poll: Republicans Have Edge in Early 2008 Presidential Matchups

2/6/2006 3:00 pm

Speculative

Is Kitzhaber Planning a White House Run?

12/29/2005 3:00 pm

Commentary

Hillary Clinton's Got the Ball, but Others Line Up for a Shot

12/15/2005 10:00 pm

Poll

Poll: Clinton v. Giuliani in 2008

12/2/2005 5:00 pm

Blog Entry

The Friday Line: Handicapping the [2008] White House Hopefuls

11/9/2005 3:10 pm

Poll

Don't expect a real woman president in 2008

8/21/2005 11:00 pm

News

Is [McCain vs. Clinton] The Race For 2008?

8/9/2005 9:00 pm

Press Release

Actor Christopher Walken to run as Candidate in 2008 Presidential Race

8/6/2005 11:00 am

Blog Entry

This just in: Republicans win 2008 presidential election

5/30/2005 12:15 pm

Speculative

Laura Bush/Hillary Clinton presidential matchup?

5/6/2005 2:00 pm

Poll

Poll: Clinton and Giuliani top party picks, but polarizing

4/28/2005 3:00 pm

Poll

Insiders Poll Predicts Clinton vs. Allen for 2008

4/20/2005 9:00 am

News

Lott says senators can't win 2008 presidential nomination

3/28/2005 5:00 pm

Speculative

Haley [Barbour] the new Jimmy [Carter]?

3/10/2005 12:00 pm

Poll

Poll: Clinton would be competitive against Giuliani or McCain

2/28/2005 9:00 am

Speculative

McCain touts Gov. Bush [as 2008 Presidential candidate]

2/13/2005 12:00 am

Analysis

2004 VOTE RATINGS: The Presidential Wannabes

11/11/2004 12:00 am

Humor

Democrats Already Focusing on Losing in 2008

4/15/2004 12:00 am

News

Jesse Ventura Eyes 2008 Presidential Bid


MAP OF THIS ELECTION

 


CERTIFIED RESULTS OF THIS ELECTION

Sen. Barack Obama
(Democratic)
Announced 6/3/2008

365
67.84%

Sen. John McCain
(Republican)
Announced 3/4/2008

173
32.16%

 

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