Presidential Election - 2004

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2004 Election Results

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2004 Election Results

2004 Election Results

The 2004 U.S. presidential election was the 55th quadrennial election. The election took place on November 2, 2004, and was a contest between incumbent Republican President George W. Bush and Democrat John Kerry. President Bush raced little opposition for the Republican nomination. John Kerry was a junior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. Kerry faced competition from Vermont governor Howard Dean and North Carolina Senator John Edwards. Kerry was nominated by the Democratic Party for the presidential candidates and Edwards was nominated as his running mate.

The general campaign’s dominant theme was foreign policy. The general election took place less than 18 months after the start of the [Iraq War](https://www.britannica.com/event/Iraq-War) and three years after the September 11 terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of almost 3,000 people. Both of these became central issues during the general election. Additionally, Kerry talked about plans to reduce unemployment and the national deficit, increase access to healthcare, and roll back tax cuts for America’s wealthiest. Other topics included issues about religion, abortion, gay rights, and civil rights.

Candidate spending was very high during the campaign, as was voter turnout. Partisan dissension was high as well. On November 2, 2004, the American people voted for their next president. Voting controversies and concerns of voting irregularities emerged during the election as they did in 2000. When it came down to Ohio, Bush was declared the winner the day after election day after Kerry decided not to dispute Bush’s win in the state.

George W. Bush won the following states:

John Kerry won the following states:

George W. Bush received a total of 62,039,073 popular votes and John Kerry received 59,027,478 popular votes. George W. Bush won 286 electoral votes over Kerry’s 251 and was re-elected as President of the United States. George W. Bush was re-inaugurated for his second presidential term on January 20, 2005.

2004 Election Results

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State
Democrat
Republican
Winning Party
Alabama36.84%62.46%Republican
Alaska35.52%61.07%Republican
Arizona44.4%54.87%Republican
Arkansas44.55%54.31%Republican
California54.31%44.36%Democrat
Colorado47.02%51.69%Republican
Connecticut54.31%43.95%Democrat
Delaware53.35%45.75%Democrat
District of Columbia89.18%9.34%Democrat
Florida47.09%52.1%Republican
Georgia41.37%57.97%Republican
Hawaii54.01%45.26%Democrat
Idaho30.26%68.38%Republican
Illinois54.82%44.48%Democrat
Indiana39.26%59.94%Republican
Iowa49.23%49.9%Republican
Kansas36.62%62%Republican
Kentucky39.69%59.55%Republican
Louisiana42.22%56.72%Republican
Maine53.57%44.58%Democrat
Maryland55.91%42.93%Democrat
Massachusetts61.94%36.78%Democrat
Michigan51.23%47.81%Democrat
Minnesota51.09%47.61%Democrat
Mississippi39.76%59.45%Republican
Missouri46.1%53.3%Republican
Montana38.56%59.07%Republican
Nebraska32.68%65.9%Republican
Nevada47.88%50.47%Republican
New Hampshire50.24%48.87%Democrat
New Jersey52.92%46.24%Democrat
New Mexico49.05%49.84%Republican
New York58.37%40.08%Democrat
North Carolina43.58%56.02%Republican
North Dakota35.5%62.86%Republican
Ohio48.71%50.81%Republican
Oklahoma34.43%65.57%Republican
Oregon51.35%47.19%Democrat
Pennsylvania50.92%48.42%Democrat
Rhode Island59.42%38.67%Democrat
South Carolina40.9%57.98%Republican
South Dakota38.44%59.91%Republican
Tennessee42.53%56.8%Republican
Texas38.22%61.09%Republican
Utah26%71.54%Republican
Vermont58.94%38.8%Democrat
Virginia45.48%53.68%Republican
Washington52.82%45.64%Democrat
West Virginia43.2%56.06%Republican
Wisconsin49.7%49.32%Democrat
Wyoming29.07%68.86%Republican
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