Per Off on a Tangent policy, candidates are listed alphabetically by last name.
Winners are denoted with (w).

President of the United States

John McCain (R)
Electors: 173

Alabama (9)
Alaska (3)
Arizona (10)
Arkansas (6)
Georgia (15)
Idaho (4)
Kansas (6)
Kentucky (8)
Louisiana (9)
Mississippi (6)
Missouri (11)
Montana (3)
Nebraska (4) (split)
North Dakota (3)
Oklahoma (7)
South Carolina (8)
South Dakota (3)
Tennessee (11)
Texas (34)
Utah (5)
West Virginia (5)
Wyoming (3)

Barack Obama (D)
Electors: 365 (w)

California (55)
Colorado (9)
Connecticut (7)
Delaware (3)
D.C. (3)
Florida (27)
Hawaii (4)
Illinois (21)
Indiana (11)
Iowa (7)
Maine (4)
Maryland (10)
Massachusetts (12)
Michigan (17)
Minnesota (10)
Nebraska (1) (split)
Nevada (5)
New Hampshire (4)
New Jersey (15)
New Mexico (5)
New York (31)
North Carolina (15)
Ohio (20)
Oregon (7)
Pennsylvania (21)
Rhode Island (4)
Vermont (3)
Virginia (13)
Washington (11)
Wisconsin (10)

U.S. President (Virginia)
Chuck Baldwin (I):0.2%
Bob Barr (L):0.3%
John McCain (R):46.3%
Cynthia McKinney (G):0.1%
Barack Obama (D):52.6% (w)
U.S. Senate, VA
Jim Gilmore (R):33.7%
Gail Parker (IG):0.6%
William Redpath (L):0.6%
Mark Warner (D):65.0% (w)
U.S. House, VA-10th
Judy Feder (D):38.8%
Neeraj Nigam (I):2.2%
Frank Wolf (R):58.8% (w)
Fairfax Parks Bonds
Yes:67.6% (w)

News Alerts & Statements:

Stay tuned for important updates as they occur (most recent at the top).

  • Off on a Tangent live coverage ended at 1am on 11/5/2008. This entry will be updated as time permits over the coming day(s) with the final electoral college calls and final numbers for other races. After coverage comes to a complete close, the title will be marked (Final).
  • Off on a Tangent, based on media projections, can report that Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) has been elected the 44th President of the United States with at least 349 electoral votes. Obama, who is biracial (black/white), will be the first non-white President of the United States. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) conceded the election in a speech at approx. 11:20 p.m. EST. Obama accepted his election in a speech at about 12am on Nov. 5.
  • Off on a Tangent, based on media projections, can report that Barack Obama has won Virginia’s 13 electoral votes, in addition to other major ‘swing states’ Ohio and Pennsylvania.
  • Off on a Tangent can project, with 100 percent of precincts reporting, that the Fairfax County Parks & Park Facilities Bond Referendum has passed by a significant margin.
  • Off on a Tangent, based on media projections, can report that the Democratic Party will maintain a majority in the United States Senate with at least 56 seats.
  • Off on a Tangent can project, with 100 percent of 10th District precincts reporting, that Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA 10th) has won reelection over Democratic challenger Judy Feder.
  • Off on a Tangent can project, with over 100 percent of Virginia precincts reporting, that former Governor Mark Warner (D-VA) has defeated former Governor Jim Gilmore (R-VA) for the U.S. Senate seat from Virginia. Warner will be taking the seat being vacated by retiring Senator John Warner (R-VA) (no relation).
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