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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
John S. McCain, IIISarah PalinRepublican 203,054 53.16%3
Barack H. ObamaJoseph R. Biden, Jr.Democratic 170,924 44.75%0
Ralph NaderMatt GonzalezIndependent 4,267 1.12%0
Charles O. BaldwinDarrell L. CastleConstitution 1,895 0.50%0
Bob BarrWayne A. RootIndependent 1,835 0.48%0
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Demographic Data

2010 Population:814,180Enum.2010 Population Density:4.1persons/km2
2008 Population:799,124Est.2008 Population Density:4.1persons/km2
2000 Population:754,844Enum.2000 Population Density:3.8persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:3Electoral Vote Density:266,375persons/EV
Land Area (2000):196,540km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:0.8%

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  • Source for Popular Vote data: South Dakota Secretary of State. 2008 South Dakota Official General Election Results Statewide Races by County November 4, 2008, South Dakota Secretary of State ( ) (accessed 26 Nov 2008)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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