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The following are lists of candidates in the "2008 United States presidential election. Candidates who are not on any state ballots, withdrew from the race, suspended their presidential campaign, or failed to earn their party's nomination are listed separately.

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Party nominees[edit]

All candidates in the table below were "on the ballot in multiple states. Those who were on the ballot in enough states to win a majority in the "U.S. Electoral College are marked in bold. Candidates who were on the ballot in no more than one state are listed in the next section.

"Ron Paul was on the ballot in Louisiana with "Barry Goldwater, Jr. on the Louisiana Taxpayers Party ticket[1] and in Montana with "Michael Peroutka on the "Constitution Party of Montana ticket, even though the latter is associated with the national Constitution Party.[2] Paul's supporters also qualified him to receive "write-in votes in California. Paul was "no longer actively running for president when he attained ballot status and asked to be removed. His request was denied by the Montana Secretary of State, because the request was sent to him too late.[3]

Presidential candidate/running mate Party Campaign site
"Barack Obama/"Joe Biden ("campaign) "Democratic, "South Carolina United Citizens, "New York Working Families[4] barackobama.com
"John McCain/"Sarah Palin ("campaign) "Republican, "New York Independence, "New York Conservative johnmccain.com
"Ralph Nader/"Matt Gonzalez ("campaign) "Independent, "Independence-Ecology,[5] "Peace and Freedom, "Michigan Natural Law, "Delaware Independent, "Oregon Peace, New York Populist[4] votenader.org
"Bob Barr/"Wayne Allyn Root ("campaign) "Libertarian bobbarr2008.com
"Cynthia McKinney/"Rosa Clemente ("campaign) "Green votetruth08.com
"Chuck Baldwin/"Darrell Castle ("campaign) "Constitution, Kansas Reform, "Virginia Independent Green baldwin2008.com
"Alan Keyes/"Brian Rohrbough ("campaign) "Independent, "America's Independent alankeyes.com
"Gloria La Riva/"Eugene Puryear "Socialism & Liberation votepsl.org
"Brian Moore/"Stewart Alexander "Socialist, "Vermont Liberty Union votesocialist2008.org
"Róger Calero/"Alyson Kennedy "Socialist Workers themilitant.com
"Charles Jay/"Thomas L. Knapp "Boston Tea CJ08.com
"Thomas Stevens/Alden Link "Objectivist objectivistparty.us
"Gene Amondson/"Leroy Pletten "Prohibition geneamondson.com

Ballot access[edit]

The two major parties in the United States, the "Democratic Party and the "Republican Party, had ballot access in all 50 "US states and the "District of Columbia.

Each state sets its own requirements for candidates to gain ballot access. In some cases it is easier for party nominees to gain ballot access than for independent candidates, so Ralph Nader's independent campaign is associated with parties (pre-existing or newly formed) in some states: PF is the "Peace and Freedom Party, NLP is the Natural Law Party, IEP is the "Independent-Ecology Party, and IP is the Independent Party. In Kansas, Chuck Baldwin's campaign is associated with the Kansas Reform Party[6] after a legal challenge had been brought to recognize national Reform Party candidate Ted Weill on the ballot.[7]

George Phillies appeared on the ballot in New Hampshire with the label "Libertarian", with Chris Bennett as his running mate.

Candidates who had ballot access to enough electoral votes to win the presidency
  "Electoral Votes "Nader "Libertarian (Barr) "Constitution (Baldwin) "Green (McKinney)
States + D.C. 51 46 (50) 45 (47) 37 (49) 32 (49)
Electoral votes (EV) 538 456 (531) 503 (510) 318 (516) 368 (528)
Percent of EV 100% 84.8% (98.7%) 93.5% (94.8%) 59.1% (95.9%) 68.4% (98.1%)
"Alabama[8] 9       (write-in)
"Alaska[9] 3       (write-in)
"Arizona[10] 10     (write-in)  
"Arkansas[11] 6        
"California[12] 55 PF   (write-in)  
"Colorado[13] 9        
"Connecticut[14] 7 IEP (write-in) (write-in)
"Delaware[15] 3 IP      
"Florida[16] 27 IEP      
"Georgia[17] 15 (write-in)   (write-in) (write-in)
"Hawaii[18] 4 IEP      
"Idaho[19] 4       (write-in)
"Illinois[20] 21        
"Indiana[21] 11 (write-in)   (write-in) (write-in)
"Iowa[22] 7 PF      
"Kansas[23] 6       (write-in)
"Kentucky[24] 8       (write-in)
"Louisiana[25] 9      
"Maine[26] 4   (write-in) (write-in)  
"Maryland[27] 10 IEP      
"Massachusetts[28] 12        
"Michigan[29] 17 NLP      
"Minnesota[30] 10        
"Mississippi[31] 6        
"Missouri[32] 11       (write-in)
"Montana[33] 3     (write-in) (write-in)
"Nebraska[34] 5        
"Nevada[35] 5        
"New Hampshire[36] 4     (write-in) (write-in)
"New Jersey[37] 15        
"New Mexico[38] 5 IEP      
"New York[39] 31     (write-in)  
"North Carolina[40] 15 (write-in)   (write-in)
"North Dakota[41] 3       (write-in)
"Ohio[42] 20        
"Oklahoma[43] 7
"Oregon[44] 7        
"Pennsylvania[45] 21     (write-in) (write-in)
"Rhode Island[46] 4        
"South Carolina[47] 8        
"South Dakota[48] 3      
"Tennessee[49] 11        
"Texas[50] 34 (write-in)   (write-in) (write-in)
"Utah[51] 5        
"Vermont[52] 3       (write-in)
"Virginia[53] 13        
"Washington[54] 11        
"West Virginia[55] 5      
"Wisconsin[56] 10        
"Wyoming[57] 3       (write-in)
"District of Columbia[58] 3   (write-in) (write-in)  
Other third party candidates

Notes:

  Electoral Votes "Prohibition (Amondson) "Socialist Workers (Calero) "Boston Tea (Jay) "America's Independent (Keyes) "Socialism and Liberation (La Riva) "Socialist (Moore) "Objectivist (Stevens)
States + D.C. 51 3 10 (11) 3 (7) 3 (8) 12 8 (30) 2
EV 538 45 125 (180) 47 (75) 91 (168) 137 102 (338) 36
% of EV 100% 8.4% 23.2% (33.5%) 8.7% (13.9%) 16.9% (31.2%) 25.5% 19.7% (62.8%) 6.7%
"Alabama 9 (write-in)
"Alaska 3 (write-in)
"Arizona 10 (write-in)
"Arkansas 6  
"California 55 (JH write-in)  
"Colorado 9   JH          
"Connecticut 7 (write-in)
"Delaware 3   (write-in)
"Florida 27   JH          
"Georgia 15
"Hawaii 4
"Idaho 4 (write-in)
"Illinois 21
"Indiana 11 (write-in)
"Iowa 7 JH    
"Kansas 6 (write-in)
"Kentucky 8 (write-in) (write-in)
"Louisiana 9   JH  
"Maine 4
"Maryland 10 (write-in) (write-in) (write-in)
"Massachusetts 12
"Michigan 17 (write-in)
"Minnesota 10   (write-in)
"Mississippi 6
"Missouri 11
"Montana 3 (write-in)
"Nebraska 5 (write-in)
"Nevada 5
"New Hampshire 4 (write-in)
"New Jersey 15      
"New Mexico 5
"New York 31     (write-in)
"North Carolina 15 (write-in)
"North Dakota 3
"Ohio 20 (write-in)  
"Oklahoma 7
"Oregon 7 (write-in)
"Pennsylvania 21 (write-in)
"Rhode Island 4   (write-in)
"South Carolina 8
"South Dakota 3
"Tennessee 11    
"Texas 34 (write-in) (write-in)
"Utah 5 (write-in) (write-in)  
"Vermont 3      
"Virginia 13 (write-in)
"Washington 11 JH   (write-in)
"West Virginia 5
"Wisconsin 10    
"Wyoming 3 (write-in)
"District of Columbia 3
Other candidates

The tickets below were on the ballot in no more than one state. Those appearing on a single state's ballot are in bold, all others are "write-in candidates. Those without party labels are "independents. Some do not have vice-presidential candidates.

Guam[edit]

Although "Guam has no votes in the Electoral College, it has held a straw poll for its presidential preferences since 1980. In 2008, their ballot included Barr, McCain, and Obama. On July 10, 2008, the Guam legislature passed a law moving that poll forward to gain notoriety for Guam's election.[68] The legislation was eventually vetoed.[69]

Primary and convention candidates[edit]

Democratic Party primary ballot access[edit]

  Candidate actively campaigning
  Candidate with suspended or canceled campaign
  Candidate not on ballot
Primary "Biden "Clinton "Dodd "Edwards "Gravel "Kucinich "Obama "Richardson
"Iowa (January 3) JB HC CD JE MG DK BO BR
"New Hampshire (January 8) JB HC CD JE MG DK BO BR
"Michigan (January 15) HC CD MG DK
"Nevada (January 19) JB HC CD JE DK BO BR
"South Carolina (January 26) JB HC CD JE MG DK BO BR
"Florida[70] (January 29) JB HC CD JE MG DK BO BR

Republican Party primary ballot access[edit]

and Republican Party comprehensive summary at[71]

  Candidate actively campaigning
  Candidate with suspended or canceled campaign
  Candidate not on ballot
  "Giuliani "Huckabee "Hunter "Keyes "McCain "Paul "Romney "Thompson
"Iowa (January 3) RG MH DH JM RP MR FT
"Wyoming (January 5) RG MH DH JM RP MR FT
"New Hampshire[72] (January 8) RG MH DH AK JM RP MR FT
"Michigan (January 15) RG MH DH JM RP MR FT
"Nevada (January 19) RG MH DH JM RP MR FT
"South Carolina (January 19) RG MH DH JM RP MR FT
"Florida[70] (January 29) RG MH DH AK JM RP MR FT

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ballot Access News » Blog Archive » Louisiana Asked to Print Ron Paul on Ballot as Presidential Candidate". Ballot-access.org. Retrieved 2011-09-23. 
  2. ^ "Ballot Access News » Blog Archive » Montana Constitution Party Submits Presidential Electors Pledged to Ron Paul and Michael Peroutka". Ballot-access.org. Retrieved 2011-09-23. 
  3. ^ Winger, Richard (2008-09-15). "Montana Verifies That Ron Paul Will Remain on Ballot". Ballot Access News. Retrieved 2008-09-16. The Montana Secretary of State has told Ron Paul that his request to be removed from the ballot arrived too late 
  4. ^ a b NEW YORK STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS. Archived from the original on 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  5. ^ "Ecology Party home page". Ecologyparty.org. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
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  7. ^ "Kansas Grants Administrative Hearing to Chuck Baldwin". Ballot-Access.org. 2008-09-13. Retrieved 2008-09-15. 
  8. ^ Alabama ballot information accessed: 2008-09-27
  9. ^ Alaska ballot information accessed: 2008-09-27 Archived May 7, 2008, at the "Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Arizona ballot information accessed: 2008-09-27
  11. ^ Arkansas ballot information accessed: 2008-09-27
  12. ^ California ballot information Archived 2008-10-23 at the "Wayback Machine. accessed: 2008-09-27
  13. ^ Colorado ballot information accessed: 2008-09-27
  14. ^ Connecticut ballot information accessed: 2008-09-27
  15. ^ Delaware ballot information accessed: 2008-09-27
  16. ^ Florida ballot information accessed: 2008-09-27
  17. ^ Georgia ballot information accessed: 2008-09-27
  18. ^ Hawaii ballot information accessed: 2008-09-27 Archived July 30, 2008, at the "Wayback Machine.
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  21. ^ Indiana ballot information accessed: 2008-09-27 Archived September 27, 2008, at the "Wayback Machine.
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