Wednesday, November 19, 2008

McCain Takes Missouri—Finally! The Show Me State's Winning Streak is Over

We have no idea why it took so long, but today (today!) our Missouri friends have made their presidential choice. It's McCain, just barely.

Here's the CNN report on the news, a squeaker which McCain won by just over 3,600 votes, out of 2.9 million votes.

(CNN) – It's taken more than two weeks, but we finally have a winner in Missouri.

Fifteen days after Election Day, Republican Sen. John McCain has narrowly edged out President-elect Barack Obama in the state, according to CNN's review of the latest unofficial vote totals from the Missouri Secretary of State. This resolves the final outstanding contest of the 2008 presidential race.

According to the unofficial results, McCain won the state by 3,632 votes. The unofficial count shows McCain with 1,445,812 votes, or 49.4 percent, and Obama with 1,442,180 votes, or 49.3 percent.

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