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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
Barack H. ObamaJoseph R. Biden, Jr.Democratic 8,274,473 60.92%55
John S. McCain, IIISarah PalinRepublican 5,011,781 36.90%0
Ralph NaderMatt GonzalezPeace and Freedom 108,381 0.80%0
Bob BarrWayne A. RootLibertarian 67,582 0.50%0
Alan KeyesWiley S. Drake, Sr.American Independent 40,673 0.30%0
Cynthia A. McKinneyRosa A. ClementeGreen 38,774 0.29%0
YOther (+) - - 41,419 0.30%0
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Election Notes:
  • The Statement of Vote does not count any write-in votes for candidates that did not register for qualified write-in status. Officially, Frank Moore received 36 write-in votes. The write-ins votes listed here were collected from each county election agency (incomplete data).
  • James Harris appeared as a qualified write-in candidate as a stand-in candidate for RĂ³ger Calero
Demographic Data

2010 Population:37,253,956Enum.2010 Population Density:92.2persons/km2
2008 Population:36,604,337Est.2008 Population Density:90.6persons/km2
2000 Population:33,871,648Enum.2000 Population Density:83.9persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:55Electoral Vote Density:665,533persons/EV
Land Area (2000):403,933km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:1.0%

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  • Source for Popular Vote data: California Secretary of State, "President," Statement of Vote November 4, 2008, General Election (Sacramento, 2008)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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