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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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Photograph of George W. Bush
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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Photograph of Al Gore
Al Gore (TN)
Democrat

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




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.


TOTAL ELECTORAL VOTES AVAILABLE 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 Columbia)