Delaware gubernatorial election, 2000

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Delaware gubernatorial election, 2000
1996 ←
November 4, 2000 → 2004

  Ruth Ann Minner.jpg
Nominee Ruth Ann Minner John M. Burris
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 191,695 128,603
Percentage 59.24% 39.75%

Delaware Election Results by county, all Democrat.png

County results

Governor before election

Thomas R. Carper

Elected Governor

Ruth Ann Minner

The 2000 election for Governor of Delaware was held on November 2, coinciding with the Presidential election. Lieutenant Governor and Democratic nominee Ruth Ann Minner squared off against Republican nominee John M. Burris and won in a small landslide on election day.


Democratic Party[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ruth Ann Minner Unopposed 100.00%

Republican Party[edit]

Republican Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John M. Burris 13,893 50.08%
Republican William Swain Lee 13,847 49.92%
Totals 27,740 100.00%

Independent Party of Delaware[edit]

  • Floyd E. McDowell

Election results[edit]

Delaware gubernatorial election, 2000[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ruth Ann Minner 191,695 59.24% -10.25%
Republican John M. Burris 128,603 39.75% +9.24%
Independent Floyd E. McDowell 3,271 1.01%
Majority 63,092 19.50% -19.49%
Turnout 323,569
Democratic hold Swing