Thursday, November 6, 2008

2008 Election Results

Nothing could make me happier than hearing that Barack Obama was elected president on Tuesday. What an amazing decision this country has made. This is a huge step for us. We're finally going to be moving in the right direction.

I want to show some statistics from the election below. I think it's interesting to see the results of this election such it was such a big deal and since it was and is so historic.

Electoral Votes
Obama: 349 McCain: 163

Vote %
Obama: 53% McCain: 46%

Obama: 64,118,579 McCain: 56,542,266

Vote by Sex

Male (47%)
Obama: 49% McCain: 48%

Female (53%)
Obama: 56% McCain: 43%

Vote by Age

18-29 (18%)
Obama: 66% McCain: 32%

30-44 (29%)
Obama: 52% McCain: 46%

45-64 (37%)
Obama: 50% McCain: 49%

65+ (16%)
Obama: 45% McCain: 53%

Blue States
Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Colorado, New Mexico, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California

Red States
West Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Alaska

I think it's interesting to see the results after such a long campaign. I think it's interesting to see how certain voters cast their votes for. Young people tended to go for Obama. McCain was more popular with senior citizens. But the votes seem to be pretty split among certain ages and genders.

I like to review the red and blue states. It's interesting to see the liberal states win over for Barack and the southern, more conservative, states choose McCain. I am just glad that I live in a blue state that supports my ideas. I like to be a part of a state that helped put Obama in his rightful place.

So, what do you think of the results?

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