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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
John S. McCain, IIISarah PalinRepublican 403,012 61.21%4
Barack H. ObamaJoseph R. Biden, Jr.Democratic 236,440 35.91%0
Ralph NaderMatt GonzalezIndependent 7,175 1.09%0
Charles O. BaldwinDarrell L. CastleConstitution 4,747 0.72%0
Bob BarrWayne A. RootLibertarian 3,658 0.56%0
Write-ins-- 3,340 0.51%0
YOther (+) - - 82 0.01%0
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  2008 Idaho County Map of General Election Results for President  
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Election Notes:
  • Official Results do not count any write-in votes for candidates that did not register for qualified write-in status. Officially registered write-in votes as follows: Santa Claus: 6, Lawson Bone: 1, MsMere: 1. The write-ins votes listed here were collected from each county official report (incomplete data).
Demographic Data

2010 Population:1,567,582Enum.2010 Population Density:7.3persons/km2
2008 Population:1,534,320Est.2008 Population Density:7.2persons/km2
2000 Population:1,293,953Enum.2000 Population Density:6.0persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:4Electoral Vote Density:383,580persons/EV
Land Area (2000):214,314km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:1.9%

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  • Source for Popular Vote data: Idaho Secretary of State. Idaho Election Results General Election (To County Level) Statewide, Idaho Secretary of State ( ) (accessed 20 Nov 2008)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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