United States elections, 2004

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2004 United States elections
Presidential election year
Election day November 2
Presidential election
Electoral vote
George W. Bush (R) 286
John Kerry (D) 251
2004 Presidential election results map
2004 Presidential election results map. Red denotes states/districts won by Republican George W. Bush, and Blue denotes those won by Democrat John Kerry. Numbers indicate electoral votes allotted to the winner of each state.
Senate elections
Seats contested 34 seats of Class III
Net change Republican +4
2004 Senate election results map
2004 Senate election results map
House elections
Net change Republican +3
2004 House election results map
2004 House election results map
Gubernatorial elections
Seats contested 11
Net change 0
2004 Gubernatorial election results map
2004 Gubernatorial election results map
Legend
  Democratic hold
  Democratic gain
  Republican hold
  Republican gain

The 2004 United States general elections were held on November 2, with George W. Bush being re-elected to a second term as President. Riding Bush's coattails, the Republicans picked up net gains of 4 Senate seats and 3 House seats, increasing their majorities in both House in Congress. In the state governorships up for election, there was no net gain in seats for either party. Foreign policy was the dominant theme throughout the election campaign, particularly Bush's conduct of the War on Terrorism and the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Federal[edit]

President[edit]

George W. Bush was re-elected to a second term.

Candidate Votes % States led National ECV
Republican George W. Bush 62,040,610 50.73 31 286
Democrat John Kerry 59,028,444 48.27 19+DC 251
Independent Ralph Nader 465,650 0.38 - -
Libertarian Michael Badnarik 397,265 0.32 - -
Constitution Michael Peroutka 143,630 0.12 - -
Green David Cobb 119,859 0.096 - -
Peace and Freedom Leonard Peltier 27,607 0.023 - -
Socialist Walt Brown 10,837 0.009 - -
Socialist Workers Roger Calero, James Harris 10,800 0.009 - -
None of these candidates (Nevada) 3,688 0.003 - -
Thomas Harens 2,387 0.002 - -
Prohibition Gene Amondson 1,944 0.002 - -
Bill Van Auken 1,857 0.002 - -
Workers World John Parker 1,646 0.001 - -
Charles Jay 946 0.001 - -
Stanford Andress 804 0.001 - -
Prohibition Earl Dodge 140 0.000 - -
Democrat John Edwards - - - 1
Total 122,267,553 100.000 50 + DC 538

United States Congress[edit]

United States House of Representatives[edit]

Republicans gained a couple of seats in the House, mainly due to the 2003 Texas redistricting.

e • d  Summary of the 2004 United States House of Representatives elections results
Parties Seats Popular Vote
20021 2004 +/- Strength Vote  % Change
  Republican Party 229 232 +3 53.3% 55,958,144 49.4% -0.6%
  Democratic Party 204 202 -2 46.4% 52,969,786 46.8% +1.6%
  Libertarian Party 1,056,844 0.9% -0.5%
  Independent 1 1 0 0.2% 674,202 0.6% +0.1%
  Green Party 344,549 0.3% -0.1%
  Constitution Party 187,006 0.2% -
  Reform Party 85,539 0.1% +0.1%
  Independence Party 76,053 0.1% +0.1%
  Conservative Party 51,529 <0.1% -0.1%
  Peace and Freedom Party 29,684 <0.1% -
  Peace and Justice Party 20,106 <0.1% -
  Socialist Equality Party 8,586 <0.1% -
  Personal Choice Party 7,806 <0.1% -
  Marijuana Party 4,914 <0.1% -
  Healthcare Party 3,285 <0.1% -
  Working Families Party 3,196 <0.1% -
  Liberty Union Party 3,018 <0.1% -
  Socialist Workers Party 2,976 <0.1% -
  Help Residents Party 2,399 <0.1% -
  Natural Law Party 2,153 <0.1% -
  Jobs Equality Business Party 1,993 <0.1% -
  Immigration Moratorium Now Party 1,746 <0.1% -
  Centrist Party 1,353 <0.1% -
  Pro Life Conservative Party 1,282 <0.1% -
  Fair Party 1,248 <0.1% -
  Socialist Party 1,169 <0.1% -
  Politicians are Crooks Party 1,066 <0.1% -
  E Pluribus Unum Party 931 <0.1% -
  Randolph for Congress Party 857 <0.1% -
  Others 1,688,866 1.5% -0.5%
Total 434 435 0 100.0% 113,192,286 100.0%
Source: Election Statistics - Office of the Clerk

1 Vacancy due to death of Patsy Mink (D-Hawaii).

United States Senate[edit]

The 34 seats in the United States Senate Class 3 were up for election. Republicans had a net gain of 4 seats.

Summary of the United States Senate elections, 2004 results [edit]

Parties Total
Democratic Republican Independent Libertarian Others
Last election (2002) 48 51 1 100
Before this election 48 51 1 100
End of this Congress (two months later) 48 51 1 100
Not Up 29 36 1 66
Up 19 15 34
Incumbent
retired
Held by same party 1 1
Replaced by other party Decrease 2 Republicans
replaced by
Increase 2 Democrats
Decrease 5 Democrats
replaced by
Increase 5 Republicans
IncreaseDecrease 7
Incumbent
ran
Won re-election 13 12 25
Lost re-election Decrease 1 Democrat
replaced by
Increase 1 Republican
IncreaseDecrease 1
Lost renomination, held by same party 0
Lost renomination, and party lost 0
Total held 13 13 26
Total not held / gained Decrease 2 Increase 4 IncreaseDecrease 6
Total elected 15 19 34
Result 44 55 1 100
Popular
vote
Votes 44,754,618 39,920,562 186,231 754,861 2,481,075 88,097,347
Share 50.8% 45.3% 0.21% 0.86% 2.82% 100%

Sources:

State[edit]

Governors[edit]

Eleven of the fifty United States governors were up for re-election, as were the governorships of two U.S. territories. The final results were a net change of zero between the political parties. The Democrats picked up the governorships in Montana and New Hampshire, but the Republicans picked up the ones in Indiana and Missouri.

Other state-wide Officer elections[edit]

In many states where if the following positions were elective offices, voters cast votes for candidates for state executive branch offices of Lieutenant Governor (though some were voted for on the same ticket as the gubernatorial nominee), Secretary of state, state Treasurer, state Auditor, state Attorney General, state Superintendent of Education, Commissioners of Insurance, Agriculture or, Labor, and etc.) and state judicial branch offices (seats on state Supreme Courts and, in some states, state appellate courts).

State Legislative elections[edit]

Many states across the nation held elections for their state legislatures.

Initiatives and Referenda[edit]

Vote for same-sex marriage ban by counties:
  90% – 100%
  80% – 90%
  70% – 80%
  60% – 70%
  50% – 60%
Vote against same-sex marriage ban by counties:
  60% – 70%
  50% – 60%

Local elections[edit]

Mayoral elections[edit]

Some of the major American cities that held their mayoral elections in 2004 included:

References[edit]

  1. ^ (365Gay)
  2. ^ >Armstrong, Kevin (2008-01-10). "Chesapeake mayor Dalton Edge won't run for second term". The Virginian-Pilot. 
  3. ^ Dillon, Jeff (2005-04-25). "San Diego mayor announces departure less than 5 months into second term". San Diego Union-Tribune. 

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