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Discuss how you feel about whether race had any kind of deciding factor in the 2008 united states presidential election. Rev jesse jackson reacts after projections show that sen barack obama (d-il) will be elected to serve as the next president of the united states of america during an election night gathering in grant park on november 4, 2008 in chicago, illinois. First is that the basic structure of faith-based politics in the united states was very similar in 2008 and 2004 election and this is a presidential election. The united states presidential election, 2008 is a political event which took place on november 4, 2008 during that day the president of the united states and vice president of the united states were selected. View 2008 us presidential election research papers on academiaedu for free.
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All commentary & news stories - veep choice must be test-marketed - quin hillyer, american spectator - running-mate math: dems need strickland - george will, washington post. 2008 voter turnout is it true that 36 percent to 37 percent of eligible voters failed to vote in the recent presidential election a: united states elections project, george mason. The united states presidential election of 2008 was held on tuesday november 4, 2008 to elect the 44th president of the united states of america it was the 56th quadrennial election for president and vice president john mccain, the incumbent president, was vacating the position after serving the.