ⓘ 2008 United States presidential election in Nevada

                                     

ⓘ 2008 United States presidential election in Nevada

The 2008 United States presidential election in Nevada was part of the 2008 United States presidential election, which took place on November 4, 2008, throughout all 50 states and D.C. Voters chose 5 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Nevada was won by Democratic candidate Barack Obama with a 12.5% win. Both campaigns actively campaigned here in 2008, while Obama held a lead in the polls, it was not unreasonable to think that John McCain, a nationally known Senator from neighboring Arizona had a legitimate chance to swing Nevada into your corner. Most news organization considered the state as Obama would win, or a blue state, but some still consider it as a swing state in the last week of the election. In the last four presidential elections, the victory has always been below 5 percentage points. George W. Bush twice carried Nevada in 2000 and 2004, when bill Clinton won the silver state both times in 1992 and 1996. With anti-Republican sentiment growing throughout the country and the fact that the person McCain barely campaigned in Nevada the swung deep into the Democratic column in 2008, Barack Obama carried the state 12.50 points over John McCain, receiving 55.15% of the total statewide vote to McCain, which is 42.65%. It was the first time since 1988 that the margin of victory was in double digits, and the first and only time since 1964, when the margin was democratic.

                                     
  • The 1988 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 8, 1988. All 50 states and the District of Columbia, were part of the 1988
  • 1932 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 8, 1932, as part of the 1932 United States presidential election Nevada voters
  • The 2004 United States presidential election took place on November 2, 2004, and was part of the 2004 United States presidential election Voters chose
  • 1960 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 8, 1960, as part of the 1960 United States presidential election Nevada voters
  • 1940 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 5, 1940, as part of the 1940 United States presidential election Nevada voters
  • The 1872 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 5, 1872, as part of the 1872 United States presidential election Voters
  • 1864 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 8, 1864, as part of the 1864 United States presidential election Nevada voters
  • The 1888 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 6, 1888, as part of the 1888 United States presidential election Voters
  • 1944 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 7, 1944, as part of the 1944 United States presidential election Nevada voters
  • 1948 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 2, 1948, as part of the 1948 United States presidential election Nevada voters
  • 1880 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 2, 1880, as part of the 1880 United States presidential election Nevada voters
  • 1964 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 3, 1964, as part of the 1964 United States presidential election Nevada voters