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  Presidential
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Vice Presidential
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Popular VoteElectoral Vote
Barack H. ObamaJoseph R. Biden, Jr.Democratic 1,904,098 61.80%12
John S. McCain, IIISarah PalinRepublican 1,108,854 35.99%0
Ralph NaderMatt GonzalezIndependent 28,841 0.94%0
Write-ins-- 14,566 0.47%0
Bob BarrWayne A. RootLibertarian 13,189 0.43%0
YOther (+) - - 11,521 0.37%0
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Maps2008 Massachusetts County Map of General Election Results for President
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Election Notes:
  • Results include one vote added for Obama in City of Boston (Suffolk County) per Boston City Elections
  • Results include 83 votes added for write-ins in Town of Barnstable (Barnstable County) per town Elections
Demographic Data

2010 Population:6,547,629Enum.2010 Population Density:322.4persons/km2
2008 Population:6,468,967Est.2008 Population Density:318.6persons/km2
2000 Population:6,349,097Enum.2000 Population Density:312.7persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:12Electoral Vote Density:539,081persons/EV
Land Area (2000):20,306km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:0.3%

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  • Source for Popular Vote data: Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth. Elections Division. 0, Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth. Elections Division (http://www.state.ma.us/sec/ele/eleidx.htm) (accessed 0)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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