November 5, 2008 Leave a comment
begins with record-breaking voter turnout…
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More than 130 million people turned out to vote Tuesday, the most ever to vote in a presidential election.
With ballots still being counted in some precincts into Wednesday morning, an estimated 64 percent of the electorate turned out, making 2008 the highest percentage turnout in generations.
The percentage of Americans who voted was unmatched in at least a generation and perhaps since 1908, according to election experts. Secretaries of state estimated turnouts approaching 90 percent in Virginia and Colorado and 80 percent or more in big states like Ohio, California, Texas, Virginia, Missouri and Maryland.
Obama snared about 63 million votes to McCain’s 55.8 million, according to totals early Wednesday.
Obama won the popular vote, 52%-46% — the first time a Democrat won more than 51% since LBJ did it in 1964.