ⓘ 2008 United States presidential election in Oregon

                                     

ⓘ 2008 United States presidential election in Oregon

The 2008 United States presidential election in Oregon took place on November 4, 2008, and was part of the 2008 United States presidential election. Voters chose 7 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Oregon defeated the candidate from Democratic party Barack Obama with 16.4% victory. Before the election, all 17 news organizations considered this a state Obama would win, or otherwise considered a safe blue state. Located on the West coast, which has become a reliably Democratic stronghold, Oregon is a relatively blue state. The last presidential candidate from the Republicans to carry Oregon was Ronald Reagan in the 1984 landslide re-election. Although George W. Bush came in half a percentage point, al Gore in 2000, he lost the state to John Kerry by four points, and Republicans have not seriously contested here. It is also the first case where the presidential candidate received over a million votes in Oregon.