He didn’t exactly cost John McCain the election, but if the current numbers hold, it looks like Bob Barr may have cost John McCain victories in North Carolina and Indiana.
North Carolina with 98% of precincts reporting
* Barack Obama(D) 2,098,401
* John McCain(R) 2,084,344
* Bob Barr(L) 25,031
Indiana with 98% of precincts reporting
* Barack Obama(D) 1,330,959
* John McCain(R) 1,315,916
* Bob Barr(L) 28,692
Too early to be sure, but Ron Paul may cost McCain Montana for the same reason.
However, it appears that Bob Barr’s public prediction that McCain would lose in Georgia did not pan out. In the closing days of the campaign, Barr hunkered down and concentrated his appearances, phone banking and other campaigning on the Peach state.