Presidential Winners and Losers Through History
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Republican presidential nominee U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. concedes victory during his election night rally at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa on Nov. 4, 2008 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Voter turnout was higher than any election since 1968. The final tally of total votes counted was 131.3 million, compared to 122.3 million in 2004.