2004 Presidential Election Interactive Map

270 electoral votes to win

Change history with the 2004 presidential election interactive map.

Update a state winner by clicking it to rotate through candidates. Alternately, select a candidate color in the Map Color Palette, then select states to apply. Use the edit button in the Palette to update candidate information.

Split electoral vote states - if any - are not interactive. Use the table below the map to make changes.

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Split Electoral Votes

States shown here did not allocate all their available electoral votes to one candidate. The historical split can be edited in this table. You can also use the drop down menu to split other states.

'Other' electoral votes can only be reallocated or removed.

Removing the split () will set the state to undecided and make it interactive on the map.

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2004 Actual Election Results

Candidate Party Electoral Votes Popular Votes
George W. Bush (I) Republican 286 62,040,610
John F. Kerry Democratic 251 59,028,444
Other: See Election Facts Below 1

2004 Election Facts

  • Kerry won Minnesota; however one elector cast a vote for Dem. Vice-President candidate John Edwards. It may have been unintentional, as this ballot also voted for John Edwards as Vice-President
  • Bush and Kerry each received more votes than any candidates in history to that point. The prior record, about 54.5 million votes, was set in 1984 by Ronald Reagan
  • Popular vote totals from Federal Elections 2004.
  • Electoral Vote changes for 2004 based on 2000 Census: [+2: AZ, FL, GA, TX], [+1: CA, CO, NV, NC],
    [-1: CT, IL, IN, MI, MS, OH, OK, WI], [-2: NY, PA]
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