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Popular VoteElectoral Vote
Barack H. ObamaJoseph R. Biden, Jr.Democratic 2,142,651 49.70%15
John S. McCain, IIISarah PalinRepublican 2,128,474 49.38%0
Bob BarrWayne A. RootLibertarian 25,722 0.60%0
Write-ins-- 12,292 0.29%0
YOther (+) - - 1,650 0.04%0
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Election Notes:
  • Results include six votes added for Nader in Cherokee County (columns shifted for this County in state write-in table)
Demographic Data

2010 Population:9,535,483Enum.2010 Population Density:75.6persons/km2
2008 Population:9,309,449Est.2008 Population Density:73.8persons/km2
2000 Population:8,049,313Enum.2000 Population Density:63.8persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:15Electoral Vote Density:620,630persons/EV
Land Area (2000):126,161km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:1.7%

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Data Sources:
  • Source for Popular Vote data: North Carolina State Board of Elections. 2008 General Election Official Results, North Carolina State Board of Elections ( ) (accessed 26 Nov 2008)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
Results for and Individual County:
Primary Documentation:
  • 2008 Certificate of Ascertainment (m)
  • 2008 Certificate of Vote (m)
The 2008 Campaign: