Kentuckians pick McCain in presidential race

Roger Alford, Associated Press

Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – John McCain has won Kentucky and collected eight electoral votes in a state that has picked the overall winner in presidential races dating back to 1964.

The call was based on an analysis of voter interviews, conducted for The Associated Press by Edison Media Research and Mitofsky International.

The state has trended Republican in recent years, supporting President Bush in the past two elections.

Neither McCain nor Obama had campaigned in Kentucky recently. They instead spent their time in battleground states that had more electoral votes at stake and where the race was closer.