Electoral history of Barack Obama

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Senator Obama on the campaign trail

Barack Obama served as the 44th President of the United States (2009–2017) and as a United States Senator from Illinois (2005–2008).

Illinois Senate and U.S. House of Representatives elections (1996–2002)[edit]

Illinois Senate, 13th district, 1996

  • Barack Obama (D) - 48,592 (82.16%)
  • David Whitehead (Harold Washington Party) - 7,461 (12.62%)
  • Rosette Caldwell Peyton (R) - 3,091 (5.23%)

Illinois Senate, 13th district, 1998

US House, Illinois's 1st district, 2000 (Democratic primary), 2000

Illinois Senate, 13th district, 2002

  • Barack Obama (inc.) - 48,717 (100.00%)

United States Senate election (2004)[edit]

Democratic primary for the United States Senate from Illinois, 2004

United States Senate election in Illinois, 2004

  • Barack Obama (D) - 3,598,277 (69.97%)
  • Alan Keyes (R) - 1,391,030 (27.05%)
  • Albert J. Franzen (I) - 81,186 (1.58%)
  • Jerry Kohn (LBT) - 69,276 (1.35%)
  • Mark Kuhnke (R) (write-in) - 2,268 (0.04%)
  • Scott Doddy (I) (write-in) - 339 (0.01%)
  • Donald McArthur-Self (I) (write-in) - 134 (0.00%)
  • Kathy Campbell (I) (write-in) - 129 (0.00%)
  • Shaun Bill (I) (write-in) - 37 (0.00%)
  • Marcus Hester (I) (write-in) - 23 (0.00%)

Presidential primaries (2008)[edit]

2008 Democratic presidential primaries

Excluding penalized contests,[1] only primary and caucuses votes:

Including penalized contests:

2008 Democratic delegate counts:

(2,118 delegates needed to secure nomination)

Pledged delegates

Including superdelegates

2008 Democratic National Convention (Presidential tally)

  • Barack Obama - chosen by acclamation

Unfinished roll call (13 states, D.C. Guam, American Samoa and Democrats Abroad):

Other results[edit]

2008 New Hampshire Democratic Vice Presidential primary:

2008 United States Presidential Election[edit]

Presidential candidate Party Home state Popular vote Electoral
vote
Running mate
Count Percentage Vice-presidential candidate Home state Electoral vote
Barack Obama Democratic Illinois 69,456,897 52.92% 365 Joe Biden Delaware 365
John McCain Republican Arizona 59,934,786 45.66% 173 Sarah Palin Alaska 173
Ralph Nader Independent Connecticut 738,475 0.56% 0 Matt Gonzalez Texas 0
Bob Barr Libertarian Georgia 523,686 0.40% 0 Wayne Allyn Root New York 0
Chuck Baldwin Constitution Florida 199,314 0.15% 0 Darrell Castle Tennessee 0
Cynthia McKinney Green Georgia 161,603 0.12% 0 Rosa Clemente New York 0
Other 226,908 0.17% Other
Total 131,241,669 100% 538 538
Needed to win 270 270

Electoral vote:

2012 United States Presidential Election[edit]

Presidential candidate Party Home state Popular vote Electoral
vote
Running mate
Count Percentage Vice-presidential candidate Home state Electoral vote
Barack Obama (Incumbent) Democratic Illinois 65,915,795 51.06% 332 Joe Biden Delaware 332
Mitt Romney Republican Massachusetts 60,933,504 47.20% 206 Paul Ryan Wisconsin 206
Gary Johnson Libertarian New Mexico 1,275,971 0.99% 0 James P. Gray California 0
Jill Stein Green Massachusetts 469,627 0.36% 0 Cheri Honkala Pennsylvania 0
Virgil Goode Constitution Virginia 122,389 0.09% 0 Jim Clymer Pennsylvania 0
Roseanne Barr Peace and Freedom Hawaii 67,326 0.05% 0 Cindy Sheehan California 0
Rocky Anderson Justice Utah 43,018 0.03% 0 Luis J. Rodriguez California 0
Tom Hoefling America's Iowa 40,628 0.03% 0 J.D. Ellis Tennessee 0
Other 217,152 0.19% Other
Total 129,085,409 100% 538 538
Needed to win 270 270

References[edit]

  1. ^ Florida and Michigan violated Democratic National Committee rules by moving their primaries before February 5, 2008, resulting in a nullification of their primaries, until the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee voted to restore half their delegates.