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On the fourth day of November 2008, the State of Michigan partook in a presidential election as part of the general election cycle. The candidates for the office of the president were Chuck Baldwin, Bob Barr, John McCain, Cynthia McKinney, Ralph Nader, and Barack Obama. The prize was the sum of Michigan's 17 electoral votes. In the end, Barack Obama defeated all other candidates in Michigan on his way to winning the presidency. Chuck Baldwin was listed on the ballot under the U.S. Taxpayer's Party—the local wing of the Constitution Party.

Statewide election resultsEdit

United States presidential election in Michigan, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Party John McCain 2,050,655 40.96% n/a
Democratic Party Checkmark-Icon Barack Obama 2,875,308 57.43% n/a
Green Party Cynthia McKinney 8,962 0.18% n/a
Constitution Party Chuck Baldwin 14,759 0.29% n/a
Libertarian Party Bob Barr 23,740 0.47% n/a
None Ralph Nader 33,126 0.66% n/a
Turnout 5,006,550

Election results by countyEdit

County name Total Votes John McCain
(R)
Barack Obama
(D)
Cynthia McKinney
(G)
Chuck Baldwin
(C)
Bob Barr
(L)
Ralph Nader
(I)
Alcona County 6,420 3,404 2,896 18 15 36
Alger County 4,750 2,188 2,472 14 13 19
Allegan County 55,279 30,061 24,165 109 265 294
Alpena County 15,085 7,125 7,705 25 30 79
Antrim County 13,852 7,506 6,079 40 55 68
Arenac County 8,128 3,807 4,155 22 22 36
Baraga County 3,644 1,846 1,725 4 20 18
Barry County 30,565 16,431 13,449 78 175 189
Bay County 57,427 23,794 32,589 100 180 254
Benzie County 10,309 4,687 5,451 21 48 36
Berrien County 77,658 36,128 40,376 128 221 387
Branch County 18,282 9,534 8,412 43 70 79
Calhoun County 64,166 28,538 34,550 148 182 281
Cass County 23,571 11,112 12,080 57 68 123
Charlevoix County 14,367 7,306 6,817 43 47 70
Cheboygan County 13,901 6,919 6,721 26 50 80
Chippewa County 16,708 8,267 8,184 27 39 80
Clare County 14,565 6,793 7,496 28 50 82
Clinton County 40,372 19,724 20,001 61 130 181
Crawford County 6,471 3,197 3,116 26 27 46
Delta County 19,028 8,763 9,976 25 65 63
Dickinson County 13,311 7,049 5,995 18 43 68
Eaton County 57,616 25,898 30,736
Emmet County 18,150 9,315 8,515
Genesee County 219,879 72,445 143,919
Gladwin County 13,241 6,391 6,590
Gogebic County 8,264 3,330 4,757
Grand Traverse County 48,725 24,713 23,255
Gratiot County 17,734 8,324 9,102
Hillsdale County 20,449 11,221 8,765
Houghton County 15,968 8,100 7,473
Huron County 17,135 8,434 8,367
Ingham County 145,125 47,143 95,698
Ionia County 31,346 15,850 14,808
Iosco County 14,185 6,583 7,307
Iron County 6,162 2,947 3,080
Isabella County 28,349 11,220 16,679
Jackson County 74,503 35,692 37,480
Kalamazoo County 130,755 51,545 77,037
Kalkaska County 8,499 4,527 3,780
Kent County 303,138 148,305 149,855
Keweenaw County 1,410 756 610
Lake County 5,292 2,269 2,919
Lapeer County 45,362 22,831 21,457
Leelanau County 14,462 6,937 7,354
Lenawee County 47,729 22,223 24,638
Livingston County 99,618 55,581 42,346
Luce County 2,740 1,490 1,191
Mackinac County 6,396 3,268 3,027
Macomb County 419,156 187,645 223,754
Manistee County 13,004 5,506 7,234
Marquette County 33,176 12,902 19,630
Mason County 15,491 7,416 7,816
Mecosta County 18,649 9,235 9,099
Menominee County 11,033 4,855 5,980
Midland County 43,707 22,263 20,701
Missaukee County 7,492 4,469 2,898
Monroe County 76,421 35,858 39,180
Montcalm County 27,051 13,291 13,208
Montmorency County 5,360 2,841 2,403
Muskegon County 83,564 28,855 53,400
Newaygo County 23,103 11,862 10,788
Oakland County 659,261 276,881 372,694
Oceana County 12,509 5,860 6,405
Ogemaw County 10,768 5,133 5,391
Ontonagon County 3,885 1,823 1,966
Osceola County 11,012 5,966 4,848
Oscoda County 4,328 2,320 1,887
Otsego County 12,616 6,752 5,634
Ottawa County 138,882 84,823 51,925
Presque Isle County 7,501 3,605 3,719
Roscommon County 14,050 6,727 7,082
Saginaw County 104,067 42,218 60,260
Saint Clair County 80,905 38,555 40,676
Saint Joseph County 25,680 12,876 12,311
Sanilac County 20,168 10,678 9,047
Schoolcraft County 4,325 2,058 2,184
Shiawassee County 33,764 15,054 18,015
Tuscola County 27,797 13,739 13,503
Van Buren County 34,768 15,535 18,589
Washtenaw County 187,070 53,943 130,547
Wayne County 890,196 219,550 660,004
Wexford County 15,700 8,044 7,375
Statewide Total 5,006,550 2,050,655 2,875,308 8,962 14,759 23,740 33,126

SourcesEdit

Election results from the Michigan Secretary of State

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