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2000 Presidential Election


George W. Bush vs John Kerry (November 7th, 2000)


In a pre-9/11 world, the Republicans claimed the victory after eight years of Democratic Party rule under outgoing President Bill Clinton.
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George W. Bush (TX)
Republican

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: Dick Cheney
Carried Home State (Texas): Yes
Incumbent Status: No
271
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
30 of 50 states carried (60%)


50,456,002
Popular Vote (49.7%)
266
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
20 of 50 states carried (40%)


50,999,897
Popular Vote (50.3%)
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Al Gore (TN)
Democrat

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: Joe Lieberman
Carried Home State (Tennessee): No
Incumbent Status: No


COMING SOON.


STATES VOTING/VOTES (538 TOTAL):
271
266
Alabama (9)
Alaska (3)
Arizona (8)
Arkansas (6)
California (54)
Colorado (8)
Connecticut (8)
Delaware (3)
Florida (25)
Georgia (13)
Hawaii (4)
Idaho (4)
Illinois (22)
Indiana (12)
Iowa (7)
Kansas (6)
Kentucky (8)
Louisiana (9)
Maine (4)*
Maine (0)*
Maryland (10)
Massachusetts (12)
Michigan (18)
Minnesota (10)
Mississippi (7)
Missouri (11)
Montana (3)
Nebraska (5)*
Nebraska (0)*
Nevada (4)
New Hampshire (4)
New Jersey (15)
New Mexico (5)
New York (33)
North Carolina (14)
North Dakota (3)
Ohio (21)
Oklahoma (8)
Oregon (7)
Pennsylvania (23)
Rhode Island (4)
South Carolina (8)
South Dakota (3)
Tennessee (11)
Texas (32)
Utah (5)
Vermont (3)
Virginia (13)
Washington (11)
West Virginia (5)
Wisconsin (11)
Wyoming (3)
Dictrict of Colombia (3)


* Maine and Nebraska are the only two states that do not follow the 'winner-take-all' rule regarding their Electoral Votes per candidate. This allows for a more proportional division of the claimed Electoral Votes. States with a historically high number of Electoral Votes are shown in YELLOW. These are typically 'power states' needed by both sides to claim a clear victory. While these usually vote consistently along a party line, some have been shown to be 'swing states' with changing support from term-to-term.


NOTES:
Though Al Gore won the Popular Vote, he failed to carry the Electoral Vote which propelled George W. Push into the Presidency resulting in one of the closest elections in United States history.
ELECTORAL VOTES by REGION:
NORTHEAST - 106 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont)
MIDWEST - 129 (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
WEST - 119 (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)
SOUTH - 181 (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia)
SPECIAL - 3 (District of Colombia)