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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
John S. McCain, IIISarah PalinRepublican 243,882 49.49%3
Barack H. ObamaJoseph R. Biden, Jr.Democratic 232,159 47.11%0
Ron PaulMichael PeroutkaConstitution 10,669 2.17%0
Ralph NaderMatt GonzalezIndependent 3,699 0.75%0
Bob BarrWayne A. RootLibertarian 1,358 0.28%0
YOther (+) - - 983 0.20%0
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Maps2008 Montana County Map of General Election Results for President
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Election Notes:
  • Results include corrected figures in Broadwater County based on Broadwater County Abstract.
  • 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: 3, RaeDeen Heupel: 12, Rosa Clemente: 10, Amy Lou Wyatt: 1 The write-ins votes listed here were collected from each county official report (incomplete data).
Demographic Data

2010 Population:989,415Enum.2010 Population Density:2.6persons/km2
2008 Population:976,415Est.2008 Population Density:2.6persons/km2
2000 Population:902,195Enum.2000 Population Density:2.4persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:3Electoral Vote Density:325,472persons/EV
Land Area (2000):376,979km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:0.9%

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  • Source for Popular Vote data: Montana Secretary of State. 2008 Statewide General Canvass - November 4th, 2008 President & Vice President, Montana Secretary of State ( ) (accessed 24 Nov 2008)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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