Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Presidential Election -- Alaska

Electoral votes: 3

2004 result: Bush 61%, Kerry 36%

2000 result: Bush 59%, Gore 28%

Most recent Democratic win (1964): Johnson 66%, Goldwater 34%

African American percentage: 3.7% (national average is 12.8%)

Link to polls in Real Clear Politics

It would have been interesting to see whether the corruption scandals involving Alaska Republicans would have caused difficulties for John McCain, in this normally-Republican state. But with their favorite daughter, Gov. Sarah Palin, on the Republican ticket, Alaska seems securely in the Republican column.

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