United States presidential election in Alaska, 2000

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United States presidential election in Alaska, 2000
Alaska
1996 ←
November 7, 2000
→ 2004

  George-W-Bush.jpeg Al Gore, Vice President of the United States, official portrait 1994.jpg Naderspeak.JPG
Nominee George W. Bush Al Gore Ralph Nader
Party Republican Democratic Green
Home state Texas Tennessee Connecticut
Running mate Dick Cheney Joe Lieberman Winona LaDuke
Electoral vote 3 0 0
Popular vote 167,398 79,004 28,747
Percentage 58.2% 27.7% 10.1%

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County Results
  Bush—50-60%

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

The 2000 United States presidential election in Alaska took place on November 7, 2000 throughout all 50 states and D.C., which was part of the 2000 United States presidential election. Voters chose 3 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Alaska was won by Governor George W. Bush by a 31.0% margin of victory. Green party nominee Ralph Nader had his best performance here in 2000, obtaining over 10% of the vote. Al Gore received 28% of the vote.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Alaska, 2000[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George W. Bush 167,398 58.6% 3
Democratic Al Gore 79,004 27.7% 0
Green Ralph Nader 28,747 10.1% 0
Reform Patrick Buchanan 5,192 1.8% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 2,636 0.9% 0
Independent Write Ins 1,068 0.4% 0
Natural Law John Hagelin 919 0.3% 0
Constitution Howard Phillips 596 0.2% 0
Totals 285,560 100.00% 3
Voter turnout (Voting age) 60%

Results breakdown[edit]

By congressional district[edit]

Due to the state's low population, only one congressional district is allocated. This district, called the At-Large district, because it covers the entire state, and thus is equivalent to the statewide election results.

District Bush Gore Representative
At-large 58.6% 27.7% Don Young

Electors[edit]

Technically the voters of Alaska cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Alaska is allocated 3 electors because it has 1 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 3 electors, who pledge to vote for their candidate and his or her running mate. Whoever wins the majority of votes in the state is awarded all 3 electoral votes. Their chosen electors then vote for President and Vice President. Although electors are pledged to their candidate and running mate, they are not obligated to vote for them. An elector who votes for someone other than his or her candidate is known as a faithless elector.

The electors of each state and the District of Columbia met on December 18, 2000[2] to cast their votes for President and Vice President. The Electoral College itself never meets as one body. Instead the electors from each state and the District of Columbia met in their respective capitols.

The following were the members of the Electoral College from the state. All were pledged to and voted for George W. Bush and Dick Cheney:[3]

  1. Bill Allen
  2. Susan Fischetti
  3. Lucy Groh

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