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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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Aurora County Beadle County Bennett County Bon Homme County Brookings County Brown County Brule County Buffalo County Butte County Campbell County Charles Mix County Clark County Clay County Codington County Corson County Custer County Davison County Day County Deuel County Dewey County Douglas County Edmunds County Fall River County Faulk County Grant County Gregory County Haakon County Hamlin County Hand County Hanson County Harding County Hughes County Hutchinson County Hyde County Jackson County Jerauld County Jones County Kingsbury County Lake County Lawrence County Lincoln County Lyman County McCook County McPherson County Marshall County Meade County Mellette County Miner County Minnehaha County Moody County Pennington County Perkins County Potter County Roberts County Sanborn County Shannon County Spink County Stanley County Sully County Todd County Tripp County Turner County Union County Walworth County Yankton County Ziebach County