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Campaign 2008

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Updated October 06, 2012

The year 2008 has proven to be an influential and historical election year. As Americans, we had the ability to decide who we want to run our country, and we let our voices be heard!

Current Status

Barack Obama was elected president -- he is the first African American to win a presidential election and serve as commander in chief.

History

Barack Obama and his running mate Joe Biden were the candidates for the Democratic Party. They ran against Republicans, John McCain and Sarah Palin. Barack Obama was elected with 365 electoral votes -- 53% of the vote (John McCain earned 173 electoral votes and 46% of the vote).

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