Aye, Nay & Present

“You voted with insert-name-here…”
“Did not.”
“Did too.”
“Did not.”
“Tastes great.”
“Less filling.”

So exactly what do the Senate voting records1 look like? For the period beginning January 6, 2005 and ending October 1, 2008:

  • Of the 574 votes in which Biden, McCain and Obama voted:
      They all cast the same vote 204 times (35.54%).
      Biden and McCain voted opposite Obama 31 times (5.4%).
      Biden and Obama voted opposite McCain 318 times (55.4%).
      McCain and Obama voted opposite Biden 21 times (3.66%).
  • Of the 615 votes in which McCain and Obama voted, McCain and Obama cast the same vote 250 times. (40.65%)

1 http://www.govtrack.us/

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