McCain wins! (In Missouri)

More than two weeks after Election Day, the Associated Press finally calls the state and its 11 Electoral College votes for John McCain.



Alex Koppelman
November 20, 2008 3:13AM (UTC)

It only took two weeks, but we can finally say officially -- if not yet with complete certainty -- that John McCain won Missouri and its 11 Electoral College votes on November 4th. The Associated Press made the call on Wednesday.

McCain's margin over Barack Obama in Missouri stands at just 3,632 votes, the equivalent of 0.12 percentage points. Because the two men are separated by less than one percentage point, Obama could ask for a recount. Obviously, that's unlikely to happen.

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With Missouri in McCain's column, the final Electoral College count stands at 365-173 in Obama's favor, though of course that could change if there are any faithless electors.


Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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