Why would the anti christ need an election? Wouldn't he just cast some more magic and *poof*?
According to the scriptures, he will be a well liked , elected official.
Well, they do say he will be well-liked and that the people will follow him blah blah blah, but it doesn't say he will be elected. And before that, the scriptures say there will be a nine-headed monster, and we don't seem to have too many of those yet.
Even ignoring that, you can't say someone is the antichrist whenever they are charismatic and running for public office. There have been so many charismatic leaders in history that it simply isn't viable. Lincoln, Caesar, Atilla, Kennedy, Hitler, and Churchill are just a few that I can name off the top of my head. I doubt that Obama is the antichrist if Hitler didn't make the cut.
Furthermore, a quick read through the Gospels will show that Jesus was more liberal than most high-level Democrats (aside from abortion, which I'll give to the Republicans). It can therefore be safely assumed that the Antichrist, if there ever is one, will be a Republican.