(CNN) – It's taken more than two weeks, but we finally have a winner in Missouri.
Fifteen days after Election Day, Republican Sen. John McCain has narrowly edged out President-elect Barack Obama in the state, according to CNN's review of the latest unofficial vote totals from the Missouri Secretary of State. This resolves the final outstanding contest of the 2008 presidential race.
According to the unofficial results, McCain won the state by 3,632 votes . The unofficial count shows McCain with 1,445,812 votes, or 49.4 percent, and Obama with 1,442,180 votes, or 49.3 percent.
With Missouri's 11 electoral votes in Senator McCain's column, the final count is 365 for Obama and 173 for McCain.
McCain's edging out of Obama in Missouri breaks the state's bellwether streak in which Missourians correctly picked the presidential candiate in every election dating back to the 1960 contest. Missouri got it wrong in 1956, voting for the Democratic challenger Adlai Stevenson, who lost the election to President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Before that election, Missouri correctly picked the winner in every race for the White House dating back to 1904.
we are not a backward state alright kansas city and St. louis are very progressive minded areas and hasve shown that for a very long time
also what state are you from anyway?
McCain has to hand out 3,632 sets of bed sheets and pointy hats now.
He can afford it.
Larry of Boston wrote: "MIssouri got it right – the rest of the states voting for Obama got it wrong."
Ummm, sure. Too bad the remaining "red states" are the armpits and crotch of America. All the states worth living in went for Obama. The rest are a waste of space and intellectual and cultural wastelands. Yuck.
ok so Missouri narrowly went with McCain....honestly who cares...and please...why dont' you stop with the horrible over generalized comments indicating just because half the state went red ..that they are all backwoods rednecks who are uneducated.
I seriously question the knowledge of those that actually think in this very over generalized stereotypical way....most of the time..those comments come from people from the "coasts"..who live in there bubble of the "coasts" and never go out and explore the rest of this country to know there are other perspectives..and just because they differ from yours..doesn't make them ignorant.
If the tradition is correct, then a recount is appropriate as it may reverse the result and prove Missourians were actually right this time as well.
To the rest of America Missouri isn't a red state, it just had one bumpkin TOO MANY voting this election year.
Paul, Riverside, CA November 19th, 2008 4:35 pm ET
1904-1956 = 52 years
1956-2008 = 52 years
Okay, so this proves the results were correct. Every 52 years, the Missourian make the wrong decision.
Congratulation on your "skyslide" victory Senator.
By the way, I hear your VP will no longer be joining you at the senate.
It took two weeks???!?!?! Who tallied the votes, the Count from Sesame Street? "One, mua-ha-ha. Two mua-ha-ha. Three...."
Missouri got it right but Mizzoura got it wrong.
It's OVER and has been for some time, OBAMA WON, Missouri as a consolation prize is cold comfort for McCain by this point, much like his wife, from the looks of her.
they pick the wrong one every 52 years, from 1904 to 1956 and then to 2008. The next time they will be wrong again is 2060, mark this record.
Washington Observer November 19th, 2008 4:39 pm ET
Missouri always picks the Presidential winner. This year Missouri picked the correct President; he just did not win.
I guess George W. Bush is also one of the "winners" that we can credit Missouri for selecting.
Landslide! . . . In Slow Motion!
Can Missourians on the winning side say "President-Elect Barack Obama"? And what a picture for the ages, that shot of former Senator, now President-Elect Barack Obama speaking to a crowd in the hundreds of thousands before the Gateway Arch in St. Louis! Thank you, progressive Missourians, your state will get it right next time!!
Give Missouri to Alaska... at least the McCain half!
Turn Texas BLUE @ 4:35 -
You owe me a new monitor after I spewed my drink all over it when I read your ridiculous statement about a "LANDSLIDE"!!!
Obama couldn't even match Clinton's numbers (370-168 and 379-159 ), let alone the shellacking from Reagan and Bush 1 (489-49, 525-13, and 426-111).
And EVERYTHING was in his favor except for the record low approval rating of the Democrat Congress - worst economic news in generations, lowest-ever approval rating for the incumbent President, racist voting to the tune of 95%, a thoroughly biased and supportive media, conservative punits turning on their own, etc.
That's nice for historical reasons, but otherwise it's surely not important in regards to changing the President Elect from Obama to McCain...
Election historians will favor this news.
Well Missouri was WRONG again in this contest. The best man won.
Perhaps someone is familiar with the old New York saying: "That and a subway token, will get you to Brooklyn"?
I can feel the tides changing. REPUBLICAN COMEBACK! They are strong again. McCain will be Bush's successor! I can feel it!
COOL, missouri-ans knew which candidate wouldnt slowly deteriorate the u.s. into a 3rd world country
Come on people, the election is over. Wait 4 years and then do what you have to do. VOTE
Ah, "We've got 'em right where we want 'em," NOW it's all starting to make sense John!