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Presidential Election of 2000, Electoral and Popular Vote Summary

This table provides information about the election results between candidates Albert A. Gore, George W. Bush, and Ralph Nader

Principal Candidates for President and Vice President:
Republican—George W. Bush; Richard B. Cheney (winner)
Democratic—Albert A. Gore, Jr.; Joseph I. Lieberman
Green—Ralph Nader; Winona LaDuke

  George W.
Bush
Albert A.
Gore, Jr.
Ralph
Nader
Electoral votes
  Popular
vote
% Popular
vote
% Popular
vote
% R D G
Alabama 941,173 56% 692,611 42% 18,323 1% 9    
Alaska 167,398 59 79,004 28 28,747 10 3    
Arizona 781,652 51 685,341 45 45,645 3 8    
Arkansas 472,940 51 422,768 46 13,421 1 6    
California 4,567,429 42 5,861,203 53 418,707 4   54  
Colorado 883,748 51 738,227 42 91,434 5 8    
Connecticut 561,094 38 816,015 56 64,452 4   8  
Delaware 137,288 42 180,068 55 8,307 3   3  
DC 18,073 9 171,923 85 10,576 5   21  
Florida 2,912,790 49 2,912,253 49 97,488 2 25    
Georgia 1,419,720 55 1,116,230 43 13,4322 1 13    
Hawaii 137,845 37 205,286 56 21,623 6   4  
Idaho 336,937 67 138,637 28 12,2922 2 4    
Illinois 2,019,421 43 2,589,026 55 103,759 2   22  
Indiana 1,245,836 57 901,980 41 18,5312 1 12    
Iowa 634,373 48 638,517 49 29,374 2   7  
Kansas 622,332 58 399,276 37 36,086 3 6    
Kentucky 872,492 57 638,898 41 23,192 2 8    
Louisiana 927,871 53 792,344 45 20,473 1 9    
Maine 286,616 44 319,951 49 37,127 6   4  
Maryland 813,797 40 1,145,782 56 53,768 3   10  
Massachusetts 878,502 33 1,616,487 60 173,564 6   12  
Michigan 1,953,139 46 2,170,418 51 84,165 2   18  
Minnesota 1,109,659 46 1,168,266 48 126,696 5   10  
Mississippi 572,844 58 404,614 41 8,122 1 7    
Missouri 1,189,924 50 1,111,138 47 38,515 2 11    
Montana 240,178 58 137,126 33 24,437 6 3    
Nebraska 433,862 62 231,780 33 24,540 4 5    
Nevada 301,575 50 279,978 46 15,008 2 4    
New Hampshire 273,559 48 266,348 47 22,198 4 4    
New Jersey 1,284,173 40 1,788,850 56 94,554 3   15  
New Mexico 286,417 48 286,783 48 21,251 4   5  
New York 2,403,374 35 4,107,697 60 244,030 4   33  
North Carolina 1,631,163 56 1,257,692 43 14    
North Dakota 174,852 61 95,284 33 9,486 3 3    
Ohio 2,351,209 50 2,186,190 46 117,857 3 21    
Oklahoma 744,337 60 474,276 38 8    
Oregon 713,577 47 720,342 47 77,357 5   7  
Pennsylvania 2,281,127 46 2,485,967 51 103,392 2   23  
Rhode Island 130,555 32 249,508 61 25,052 6   4  
South Carolina 785,937 57 565,561 41 20,200 1 8    
South Dakota 190,700 60 118,804 38 3    
Tennessee 1,061,949 51 981,720 47 19,781 1 11    
Texas 3,799,639 59 2,433,746 38 137,994 2 32    
Utah 515,096 67 203,053 26 35,850 5 5    
Vermont 119,775 41 149,022 51 20,374 7   3  
Virginia 1,437,490 52 1,217,290 44 59,398 2 13    
Washington 1,108,864 45 1,247,652 50 103,002 4   11  
West Virginia 336,475 52 295,497 46 10,680 2 5    
Wisconsin 1,237,279 48 1,242,987 48 94,070 4   11  
Wyoming 147,947 68 60,481 28 4,6252 2 3    
Total 50,456,002 47.87% 50,999,897 48.38% 2,882,955 2.74% 271 266  
NOTE: Total electoral votes = 538. Total electoral votes needed to win = 270. Dash (—) indicates not on ballot.
Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding and other candidates.
1. The District of Columbia has 3 votes. There was 1 abstention.
2. Write-in votes.
Source: Federal Election Commission.

Voting age population (Census Bureau Population Survey for Nov. 2000): 205,815,000
Percentage of voting age population casting a vote for president: 51.3%

 

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