24 October 2008

Which Election Was It?

After 16 years of Democratic rule, the Republicans were considered shoo-ins to return to the White House in this election. In fact, polling predicted a GOP landslide. But it wasn't to be. In the last month of the campaign, the Democrat stepped up to the plate and won an unexpected victory.

Democratic ticket:
Popular vote 49.5%
Electoral vote 303

Republican ticket:

Popular vote 45.1%
Electoral vote 189

A segregationist third-party candidate won 2.4% of the popular vote and 39 electoral votes from four southern states.

The answer tomorrow.