Presidential Election of 2004, Electoral and Popular Vote Summary

This table provides information about the election results between candidates George W. Bush and John F. Kerry

Principal Candidates for President and Vice President:
Republican—George W. Bush; Richard B. Cheney (winner)
Democratic—John F. Kerry; John Edwards

 George W. Bush John F. KerryElectoral votes
 Popular
vote
% Popular
vote
% R D
Alabama1,176,39462.5%693,93336.8%9 
Alaska190,88961.1111,02535.53 
Arizona1,104,29454.9893,52444.410 
Arkansas572,89854.4469,95344.56 
California5,509,82644.46,745,48554.3 55
Colorado1,101,25551.71,001,73247.09 
Connecticut693,82643.9857,48854.3 7
Delaware171,66045.8200,15253.3 3
District of Columbia21,25609.3202,97089.2 3
Florida3,964,52252.13,583,54447.127 
Georgia1,914,25458.01,366,14941.415 
Hawaii194,19145.3231,70854.0 4
Idaho409,23568.4181,09830.34 
Illinois2,345,94644.52,891,55054.8 21
Indiana1,479,43859.9969,01139.311 
Iowa751,95749.9741,89849.37 
Kansas736,45662.0434,99336.66 
Kentucky1,069,43959.5712,73339.78 
Louisiana1,102,16956.7820,29942.29 
Maine330,20144.6396,84253.6 4
Maryland1,024,70343.01,334,49356.0 10
Massachusetts1,071,10936.91,803,80062.0 12
Michigan2,313,74647.82,479,18351.2 17
Minnesota1,346,69548.01,445,01451.5 91
Mississippi672,66059.1457,76640.16 
Missouri1,455,71353.31,259,17146.111 
Montana266,06359.1173,71038.63 
Nebraska512,81466.0254,32832.75 
Nevada418,69050.7397,19048.15 
New Hampshire331,23749.0340,51150.4 4
New Jersey1,670,00346.21,911,43053.0 15
New Mexico376,93049.8370,94249.05 
New York2,962,56740.14,314,28058.4 31
North Carolina1,961,16656.11,525,84943.615 
North Dakota196,65162.9111,05235.53 
Ohio2,859,76450.82,741,16548.720 
Oklahoma959,79265.6503,96634.47 
Oregon866,83147.4943,16351.6 7
Pennsylvania2,793,84748.52,938,09551.0 21
Rhode Island169,04638.7259,76059.4 4
South Carolina937,97458.1661,69941.08 
South Dakota232,58459.9149,24438.43 
Tennessee1,384,37556.91,036,47742.611 
Texas4,526,91761.12,832,70438.234 
Utah663,74272.7241,19926.45 
Vermont121,18038.8184,06758.9 3
Virginia1,716,95953.81,454,74245.613 
Washington1,304,89445.61,510,20152.8 11
West Virginia423,77856.1326,54143.25 
Wisconsin1,478,12049.41,489,50449.7 10
Wyoming167,62969.070,77629.13 
Total62,028,28550.759,028,10948.3286251
NOTE: Total electoral votes = 538. Total electoral votes needed to win = 270. Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding and other candidates.
1. One Minnesota electoral vote was cast for John Edwards.
Source: Figures are from the Federal Election Commission, 2004 Official Presidential Election Results, Feb. 11, 2005.
Voting age population (United States Election Project for Nov. 2004): 221,256,931
Estimated number of voters in the 2004 election was 122,294,978.

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