2008 Gubernatorial 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 NC4,268,941123 3.40% 145,021 50.27% 46.88% 2.85% 0.00%
2 WA3,002,862120 6.48% 194,614 53.24% 46.76% 0.00% 0.00%
3 IN2,703,752213 17.81% 481,422 40.04% 57.84% 2.12% 0.00%
4 MO2,877,778123 18.91% 544,247 58.40% 39.49% 1.11% 1.01%
5 VT319,085310 31.56% 100,701 21.79% 53.43% 0.00% 24.78%
6 MT488,566123 32.88% 160,625 65.42% 32.54% 2.03% 0.00%
7 DE395,204120 35.48% 140,199 67.52% 32.05% 0.00% 0.43%
8 NH682,910123 42.54% 290,487 70.15% 27.61% 2.19% 0.05%
9 WV706,046120 44.06% 311,085 69.78% 25.72% 0.00% 4.50%
10 ND315,692210 50.91% 160,730 23.53% 74.44% 0.00% 2.03%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateTotal Vote D R L %Margin Margin Democratic Republican Libertarian Other
1 UT945,525213 57.91% 547,546 19.72% 77.63% 2.62% 0.02%
2 ND315,692210 50.91% 160,730 23.53% 74.44% 0.00% 2.03%
3 WV706,046120 44.06% 311,085 69.78% 25.72% 0.00% 4.50%
4 NH682,910123 42.54% 290,487 70.15% 27.61% 2.19% 0.05%
5 DE395,204120 35.48% 140,199 67.52% 32.05% 0.00% 0.43%
6 MT488,566123 32.88% 160,625 65.42% 32.54% 2.03% 0.00%
7 VT319,085310 31.56% 100,701 21.79% 53.43% 0.00% 24.78%
8 MO2,877,778123 18.91% 544,247 58.40% 39.49% 1.11% 1.01%
9 IN2,703,752213 17.81% 481,422 40.04% 57.84% 2.12% 0.00%
10 WA3,002,862120 6.48% 194,614 53.24% 46.76% 0.00% 0.00%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
New Hampshire70.15%Utah77.63%North Carolina2.85%
West Virginia69.78%North Dakota74.44%Utah2.62%
Delaware67.52%Indiana57.84%New Hampshire2.19%
Montana65.42%Vermont53.43%Indiana2.12%
Missouri58.40%North Carolina46.88%Montana2.03%
IndependentGreenConstitution
Vermont21.87%West Virginia4.46%Missouri1.01%
Delaware0.00%Delaware0.00%West Virginia0.03%
Indiana0.00%Indiana0.00%Delaware0.00%
Missouri0.00%Missouri0.00%Indiana0.00%
Montana0.00%Montana0.00%Montana0.00%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
Utah19.72%West Virginia25.72%West Virginia0.00%
Vermont21.79%New Hampshire27.61%Washington0.00%
North Dakota23.53%Delaware32.05%Vermont0.00%
Indiana40.04%Montana32.54%North Dakota0.00%
North Carolina50.27%Missouri39.49%Delaware0.00%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Utah396,715Missouri625,224
North Carolina299,112New Hampshire276,169
Indiana292,410Washington194,485
Vermont36,745Montana140,922
North Dakota24,804Delaware121,659


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Utah41.51%New Hampshire40.39%
Vermont10.88%Delaware30.39%
Indiana10.09%Montana28.46%
North Carolina9.34%Missouri21.89%
North Dakota7.05%West Virginia14.56%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
North Carolina782,253West Virginia-38,387
Indiana255,254
Washington192,804
Missouri158,179
Montana42,420


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
North Carolina22.44%West Virginia-5.16%
Indiana10.42%
Montana9.51%
Delaware8.35%
Washington6.86%


State Ranks
Rank DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
1740
2370
3106


County Ranks
Rank DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
12702960
22862700
3100330


Congressional District Ranks
Rank DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
121190
219210
30026


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
Deer Lodge, MT85.76%Rich, UT89.05%Broadwater, MT5.71%
St. Louis, MO84.90%Box Elder, UT87.98%Millard, UT5.46%
McDowell, WV83.25%Morgan, UT87.91%Pender, NC5.04%
Silver Bow, MT82.84%Uintah, UT87.42%Juab, UT4.93%
Mason, WV80.02%Duchesne, UT87.30%Orange, NC4.66%
IndependentGreenConstitution
Washington, VT29.53%Monongalia, WV11.28%Saline, MO9.67%
Lamoille, VT27.31%Gilmer, WV7.30%Shannon, MO4.74%
Addison, VT23.32%Pocahontas, WV7.21%Douglas, MO4.57%
Chittenden, VT23.25%Calhoun, WV7.18%Polk, MO3.58%
Orange, VT23.14%Preston, WV6.75%Cedar, MO3.32%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
Box Elder, UT8.90%Deer Lodge, MT12.61%Wyoming, WV0.00%
Rich, UT9.03%St. Louis, MO13.01%Wood, WV0.00%
Morgan, UT9.10%McDowell, WV14.59%Wirt, WV0.00%
Uintah, UT10.00%Silver Bow, MT15.65%Wetzel, WV0.00%
Utah, UT10.06%Mason, WV16.80%Webster, WV0.00%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
King, WA583,357King, WA325,820Wake, NC16,486
St. Louis, MO357,649Salt Lake, UT250,311Salt Lake, UT8,978
Jackson, MO227,267Marion, IN209,955Mecklenburg, NC8,234
Wake, NC224,032Mecklenburg, NC199,340Marion, IN7,375
Mecklenburg, NC199,677Wake, NC197,244Guilford, NC7,326
IndependentGreenConstitution
Chittenden, VT18,968Kanawha, WV5,303St. Louis, MO3,677
Washington, VT9,363Monongalia, WV3,640Jackson, MO2,935
Rutland, VT6,212Berkeley, WV1,525Greene, MO1,679
Windsor, VT5,959Jefferson, WV1,334Clay, MO1,193
Windham, VT4,906Harrison, WV1,309St. Charles, MO1,171


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
Slope, ND65Petroleum, MT151Wyoming, WV0
Billings, ND70Treasure, MT221Wood, WV0
Daggett, UT79Wibaux, MT223Wirt, WV0
Rich, UT89Golden Valley, MT228Wetzel, WV0
Piute, UT95Slope, ND339Webster, WV0


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Salt Lake, UT166,205St. Louis, MO119,530
Marion, IN67,909King, WA102,649
Mecklenburg, NC58,943New Castle, DE88,334
Utah, UT52,444Hillsborough, NH87,881
Davis, UT45,076Rockingham, NH63,332
Wake, NC40,097Jackson, MO49,422
Hamilton, IN38,015Greene, MO45,774
Weber, UT35,598St. Charles, MO38,404
Union, NC23,240Jefferson, MO30,732
Cabarrus, NC20,753St. Louis, MO29,422


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Summit, UT61.66%Belknap, NH48.20%
Carbon, UT55.70%Douglas, MO45.36%
Weber, UT49.03%Judith Basin, MT44.90%
Wasatch, UT46.67%Shannon, MO44.90%
Tooele, UT46.33%Chouteau, MT44.85%
Morgan, UT45.86%Hillsborough, NH44.79%
Salt Lake, UT45.86%Dallas, MO44.12%
Beaver, UT45.17%Coos, NH43.47%
Daggett, UT43.56%Pulaski, MO42.35%
Cache, UT43.49%Wright, MO42.00%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Wake, NC88,220Kanawha, WV-5,550
Mecklenburg, NC88,085Wood, WV-3,384
Marion, IN57,833Cabell, WV-2,829
Guilford, NC40,469Mingo, WV-2,394
King, WA32,725Wayne, WV-2,314
Cumberland, NC29,577Raleigh, WV-2,310
Forsyth, NC25,791Boone, WV-1,858
Union, NC25,736Fayette, WV-1,647
Snohomish, WA25,702Mercer, WV-1,469
Durham, NC25,534Marion, WV-1,421


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Union, NC43.22%Mingo, WV-22.58%
Chowan, NC42.43%Clay, WV-19.51%
Pitt, NC39.78%Boone, WV-18.22%
Hoke, NC39.23%Webster, WV-17.18%
Carteret, NC38.01%Burke, ND-16.91%
Brunswick, NC38.01%Calhoun, WV-16.04%
Pender, NC37.61%Lincoln, WV-15.95%
Pasquotank, NC33.82%Sheridan, ND-14.21%
Gaston, NC32.06%Steele, ND-13.90%
Onslow, NC31.62%Wayne, WV-13.13%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
DemocraticRepublican
Watauga, NC48.16%Windham, VT37.26%
Cedar, MO48.22%Pender, NC48.02%
Switzerland, IN48.90%Musselshell, MT48.67%
Douglas, MO48.95%Alamance, NC48.76%
Mecklenburg, NC49.03%Polk, NC48.77%


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
Mason, WA49.58%Island, WA49.76%Washington, VT29.53%
Clallam, WA49.42%Skagit, WA49.67%Lamoille, VT27.31%
Warren, MO49.07%Kitsap, WA49.26%Addison, VT23.32%
Clark, WA48.99%Pike, MO49.09%Chittenden, VT23.25%
Cole, MO48.98%McCone, MT49.08%Orange, VT23.14%


Congressional Districts with Highest Percent of Vote
DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
District 1, WV71.47%District 3, UT82.10%District 3, WV0.00%
District 3, WV70.97%District 1, UT81.49%District 13, NC0.00%
District 1, NC69.45%District 2, UT81.45%District 11, NC0.00%
District 4, NC68.66%At Large, ND75.98%District 10, NC0.00%
At Large, DE67.81%District 5, IN75.90%District 8, NC0.00%


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