North Carolina lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2000

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North Carolina lieutenant governor election, 2000
North Carolina
1996 ←
7 November 2000
→ 2004

 
Nominee Beverly Purdue Betsy Cochrane
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,500,206 1,315,825
Percentage 52.3% 45.9%

Lieutenant Governor before election

Dennis A. Wicker
Democratic

Elected Lieutenant Governor

Beverly Purdue
Democratic

The North Carolina lieutenant gubernatorial election of 2000 was held on 7 November 2000, as part of the elections to the Council of State. North Carolina also held a gubernatorial election on the same day, but the offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor are elected independently.

The election was won by Democrat Beverly Perdue, who succeeded fellow Democrat Dennis A. Wicker. In the general election, Perdue defeated Republican Betsy Cochrane by 52% to 46%.

Primaries[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

2000 North Carolina lieutenant governor Democratic primary election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Beverly Perdue 329,183 64.04
Democratic Ed Wilson 103,847 20.21
Democratic Ronnie Ansley 55,622 10.82
Democratic Joel Harbinson 25,179 4.90
Turnout 513,831

Republican primary[edit]

2000 North Carolina lieutenant governor Republican primary election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Betsy Cochrane 202,906 72.15
Republican Andy Nilsson 78,333 27.85
Turnout 281,239

General election[edit]

2000 North Carolina lieutenant governor election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Beverly Perdue 1,500,206 52.34
Republican Betsy Cochrane 1,315,825 45.91
Reform Catherine Carter 50,352 1.76
Turnout 2,866,383

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Summary Results for Lt. Governor Race". North Carolina State Board of Elections. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "November 7th 2000 Results". North Carolina State Board of Elections. Retrieved 7 January 2010.