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Sentences for2008 United States presidential election
- Since then, the Republican candidate has never received more than 20 percent of the vote, and every Democrat since 2008 has received over 90% of the vote.
- In the 2008 U.S. presidential election, 78.2% of eligible Minnesotans voted – the highest percentage of any U.S. state – versus the national average of 61.2%.
- From 1964 through 2004, Kentucky voted for the eventual winner of the election for President of the United States; however, in the 2008 election the state lost its bellwether status.
- Democrats increased their share of the Hispanic vote in the 2008 presidential election, with Barack Obama receiving 67%.
- John McCain won the state in 2008, but with a smaller margin of victory compared to Bush at 55 percent of the vote.
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