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2008 Presidential General Election, County Results

What this map layer shows:

The popular vote of the 2008 Presidential election, by county.
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Article II of the U.S. Constitution mandates that the President of the United States be chosen by a slate of electors selected by the States. When Americans vote for a President and Vice President, they are actually voting for these electors, known collectively as the electoral college. In each State, the results of the popular vote determine which political party's slate of electors will participate in the electoral college. This map layer was produced by the U.S. Geological Survey using data generously supplied by State elections authorities.

The 2008 Presidential General Election, County Results map layer portrays the popular vote by county for the 2008 Presidential general election. Included are the number of popular votes for the Democratic, Republican, and independent candidates; the total votes received by other political parties; and the percentage of votes cast for each party.