North Carolina gubernatorial election, 2000

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North Carolina gubernatorial election, 2000
North Carolina
1996 ←
7 November 2000 → 2004

  Mike Easley.jpg
Nominee Mike Easley Richard Vinroot
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,530,324 1,360,960
Percentage 52.02% 46.26%

NC Governor County Map 2000.PNG

County Results

Governor before election

Jim Hunt
Democratic

Elected Governor

Mike Easley
Democratic

The North Carolina gubernatorial election of 2000 was held on 7 November 2000. The general election was fought between the Republican nominee Richard Vinroot and the Democrat nominee Mike Easley. Easley won by 52% to 46%, and succeeded fellow Democrat Jim Hunt as Governor.

Primaries[edit]

Democratic[edit]

2000 North Carolina gubernatorial Democratic primary election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Mike Easley 330,764 58.86
Democratic Dennis A. Wicker 203,723 36.25
Democratic Bob Ayers 9,224 1.64
Democratic Ken Rogers 7,998 1.42
Turnout 561,940

Republican[edit]

2000 North Carolina gubernatorial Republican primary election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Richard Vinroot 142,820 45.48
Republican N. Leo Daughtry 116,115 36.97
Republican Charles Neely 48,101 15.32
Republican Art Manning 7,019 2.23
Turnout 314,055

General election results[edit]

2000 North Carolina gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Mike Easley 1,530,324 52.02
Republican Richard Vinroot 1,360,960 46.26
Libertarian Barbara Howe 42,674 1.45
Reform Douglas Schell 8,104 0.28
Turnout 2,942,062

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "North Carolina DataNet #46". University of North Carolina. April 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-12.