2008 Senatorial Election Statistics
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States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateTotal Vote D R L %Margin Margin Democratic Republican Libertarian Other
1 MN2,887,646124 0.01% 312 41.99% 41.98% 0.48% 15.54%
2 AK317,723124 1.24% 3,953 47.77% 46.52% 0.78% 4.93%
3 GA3,752,485213 2.92% 109,704 46.83% 49.76% 3.41% 0.00%
4 OR1,767,504120 3.35% 59,233 48.90% 45.55% 0.00% 5.54%
5 KY1,800,821210 5.93% 106,811 47.03% 52.97% 0.00% 0.00%
6 NH694,787123 6.34% 44,035 51.59% 45.25% 3.10% 0.06%
7 LA1,896,574123 6.39% 121,121 52.11% 45.72% 0.98% 1.19%
8 NC4,271,970123 8.47% 361,801 52.65% 44.18% 3.12% 0.04%
9 MS1,243,473210 9.92% 123,345 45.04% 54.96% 0.00% 0.00%
10 CO2,331,712120 10.30% 240,265 52.80% 42.49% 0.00% 4.71%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateTotal Vote D R L %Margin Margin Democratic Republican Libertarian Other
1 AR1,011,754100 59.07% 597,602 79.53% 0.00% 0.00% 20.47%
2 WY249,946210 51.38% 128,415 24.26% 75.63% 0.00% 0.11%
3 WY249,558210 46.83% 116,861 26.53% 73.35% 0.00% 0.12%
4 RI438,812120 46.60% 204,470 73.07% 26.47% 0.00% 0.45%
5 MT479,366120 45.77% 219,422 72.89% 27.11% 0.00% 0.00%
6 IL5,329,884124 39.31% 2,095,223 67.84% 28.53% 0.94% 2.69%
7 MA2,994,247123 34.93% 1,045,930 65.86% 30.93% 3.13% 0.08%
8 TN2,424,585215 33.50% 812,241 31.64% 65.14% 0.39% 2.83%
9 VA3,643,294124 31.30% 1,140,497 65.03% 33.73% 0.56% 0.68%
10 DE398,134120 29.37% 116,944 64.69% 35.31% 0.00% 0.00%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
Arkansas79.53%Wyoming75.63%Georgia3.41%
Rhode Island73.07%Wyoming73.35%Massachusetts3.13%
Montana72.89%Tennessee65.14%North Carolina3.12%
Illinois67.84%Alabama63.36%New Hampshire3.10%
Massachusetts65.86%Mississippi61.44%Texas2.34%
IndependentGreenConstitution
Minnesota15.15%Arkansas20.47%Oregon5.24%
Idaho5.35%Illinois2.24%Alaska4.15%
Oklahoma4.14%Colorado2.14%Colorado2.56%
Louisiana0.72%Nebraska0.98%Nebraska1.44%
Virginia0.60%Michigan0.90%Michigan0.64%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
Wyoming24.26%Arkansas0.00%Wyoming0.00%
Wyoming26.53%Rhode Island26.47%Wyoming0.00%
Tennessee31.64%Montana27.11%West Virginia0.00%
Idaho34.11%Illinois28.53%South Dakota0.00%
Kansas36.46%Massachusetts30.93%South Carolina0.00%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Tennessee649,116Virginia2,370,391
Massachusetts560,046Illinois1,317,160
Texas407,619Arkansas742,025
Alabama299,309Michigan686,247
South Carolina173,262North Carolina562,482


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Massachusetts45.10%Virginia113.88%
Tennessee23.57%Mississippi74.66%
Rhode Island10.24%Arkansas71.74%
Alabama8.09%Alaska68.90%
Maine5.88%Mississippi61.71%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Texas3,398,063
Virginia2,153,872
North Carolina1,940,789
Illinois1,843,033
Georgia1,722,226


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Virginia144.61%
Mississippi97.79%
Mississippi97.22%
Georgia84.83%
North Carolina83.25%


State Ranks
Rank DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
120150
215190
3009


County Ranks
Rank DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
11,0661,3290
21,3279900
310802


Congressional District Ranks
Rank DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
1000
2000
3000


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
Shannon, SD94.88%Roberts, TX92.53%Lumpkin, GA6.40%
Lee, AR92.09%King, TX90.98%White, GA5.56%
Desha, AR91.12%Wallace, KS90.82%Haralson, GA5.55%
Woodruff, AR91.06%Ochiltree, TX90.78%Gilmer, GA5.53%
Petersburg, VA90.16%Glasscock, TX89.57%Caldwell, NC5.36%
IndependentGreenConstitution
Sibley, MN25.63%Baxter, AR32.41%Columbia, OR8.70%
Waseca, MN23.17%Boone, AR30.03%Wheeler, OR8.60%
Renville, MN22.85%Benton, AR29.66%Josephine, OR8.42%
Meeker, MN22.37%Carroll, AR27.00%Linn, OR8.39%
McLeod, MN21.86%Searcy, AR26.79%Crook, OR8.03%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
Roberts, TX6.09%Yell, AR0.00%Weston, WY0.00%
King, TX7.52%Woodruff, AR0.00%Washakie, WY0.00%
Wallace, KS7.94%White, AR0.00%Uinta, WY0.00%
Ochiltree, TX7.97%Washington, AR0.00%Teton, WY0.00%
Glasscock, TX8.57%Van Buren, AR0.00%Sweetwater, WY0.00%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
Cook, IL1,629,347Harris, TX544,857Harris, TX22,535
Wayne, MI674,528Cook, IL347,434Middlesex, MA20,609
Harris, TX583,782Tarrant, TX341,772Travis, TX16,264
Middlesex, MA476,434Dallas, TX312,781Cook, IL15,131
Oakland, MI396,862Hennepin, MN237,712Bexar, TX14,811
IndependentGreenConstitution
Hennepin, MN84,912Cook, IL40,302Multnomah, OR12,410
Ramsey, MN36,708Pulaski, AR29,003Washington, OR9,886
Dakota, MN34,066Benton, AR20,429Clackamas, OR8,851
Anoka, MN30,504Washington, AR13,646Marion, OR8,359
Washington, MN20,711Saline, AR10,324El Paso, CO8,324


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
King, TX10Yell, AR0Weston, WY0
Loving, TX16Woodruff, AR0Washakie, WY0
Roberts, TX31White, AR0Uinta, WY0
Glasscock, TX46Washington, AR0Teton, WY0
Borden, TX48Van Buren, AR0Sweetwater, WY0


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Middlesex, MA128,593Cook, IL694,015
Worcester, MA99,909Fairfax, VA393,968
Norfolk, MA90,500Wayne, MI219,937
Essex, MA83,038Virginia Beach, VA132,924
Plymouth, MA75,941Bernalillo, NM123,841
Barnstable, MA54,557DuPage, IL114,129
Knox, TN52,245Mecklenburg, NC108,312
Montgomery, TX39,986Henrico, VA105,346
Collin, TX36,401Multnomah, OR103,719
Bristol, MA31,726Pulaski, AR103,170


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Barnstable, MA64.28%Petersburg, VA158.77%
Trousdale, TN60.05%Martinsville, VA149.20%
Morgan, TN58.89%Richmond, VA148.56%
Plymouth, MA58.16%Norfolk, VA140.52%
Smith, TN58.04%Franklin, VA139.42%
Worcester, MA55.36%Portsmouth, VA138.38%
Overton, TN54.32%Emporia, VA137.12%
Scott, TN54.25%Hampton, VA136.90%
Stewart, TN53.60%Covington, VA136.03%
Grundy, TN52.43%Northampton, VA133.52%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Cook, IL700,961St. Bernard, LA-5,899
Harris, TX510,383Martin, KY-1,161
Wayne, MI303,536Owsley, KY-414
Tarrant, TX279,963Bennett, SD-408
Dallas, TX276,324Knott, KY-387
Fairfax, VA258,331Hand, SD-347
Bexar, TX242,320Hutchinson, SD-326
Wake, NC212,735Lyman, SD-321
Oakland, MI209,077Spink, SD-319
Middlesex, MA207,479Magoffin, KY-305


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
DeSoto, MS431.68%St. Bernard, LA-31.00%
DeSoto, MS425.87%Bennett, SD-25.36%
Tunica, MS389.00%Martin, KY-24.26%
Tunica, MS381.95%Buffalo, SD-21.82%
Petersburg, VA316.97%Owsley, KY-20.33%
Alcorn, MS293.15%Lyman, SD-16.31%
Alcorn, MS292.61%Hand, SD-14.72%
King George, VA286.99%Sanborn, SD-14.63%
Westmoreland, VA269.99%Jones, SD-14.11%
Spotsylvania, VA261.21%McPherson, SD-13.65%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
DemocraticRepublican
Chippewa, MN40.48%Watonwan, MN40.16%
Nicollet, MN40.84%Renville, MN40.37%
Aitkin, MN41.60%Grant, MN41.23%
Blue Earth, MN41.73%Traverse, MN41.29%
Lac Qui Parle, MN41.87%Yellow Medicine, MN41.58%


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
Curry, NM49.66%Sussex, DE49.84%Madison, ID12.99%
Page, IA49.61%Los Alamos, NM49.78%--
Copiah, MS49.61%Harrison, KY49.53%--
Nelson, KY49.60%Grundy, IA49.49%--
Marengo, AL49.58%McLean, KY49.45%--




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