United States presidential election in Arizona, 2000

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

  George-W-Bush.jpeg Al Gore, Vice President of the United States, official portrait 1994.jpg
Nominee George W. Bush Al Gore
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Texas Tennessee
Running mate Dick Cheney Joe Lieberman
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 781,652 685,341
Percentage 51.0% 44.5%

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County Results
  Gore—60-70%
  Gore—50-60%
  Gore—<50%
  Bush—<50%
  Bush—50-60%
  Bush—60-70%

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

The 2000 United States presidential election in Arizona 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 8 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Arizona was won by Governor George W. Bush by a 6.3% margin of victory. Ralph Nader received 3%, as all of the other candidates received a combined 1%. Pre-election polling showed that Bush had a solid lead of Gore.[1] Bush won all the congressional districts, except Arizona's 2nd congressional district[citation needed]. The key for Bush's victory was Maricopa County, which has by far the highest population in the state[citation needed].

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Arizona, 2000[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George W. Bush 781,652 51.0% 8
Democratic Al Gore 685,341 44.7% 0
Green Ralph Nader 45,645 3.0% 0
Reform Patrick Buchanan 12,373 0.8% 0
Libertarian L. Neil Smith 5,775 0.4% 0
Independent Write Ins 2,097 0.1% 0
Natural Law John Hagelin 1,120 0.1% 0
Constitution Howard Phillips 110 0.0% 0
Totals 1,534,113 100.00% 8
Voter turnout 40%

Results breakdown[edit]

By county[edit]

County Bush Votes Gore Votes Others Votes
Apache 30.6% 5,947 67.0% 13,025 2.4% 484
Cochise 54.7% 18,180 40.2% 13,360 5.1% 1701
Coconino 43.0% 17,562 49.6% 20,280 6.4% 3041
Gila 51.6% 9,158 43.4% 7,700 5.0% 878
Graham 62.2% 6,007 34.7% 3,355 3.1% 302
Greenlee 54.7% 1,619 41.1% 1,216 4.2% 125
La Paz 56.7% 2,543 39.5% 1,769 3.8% 171
Maricopa 53.2% 479,967 42.9% 386,683 3.9% 35,049
Mohave 55.3% 24,386 39.6% 17,470 5.1% 2,285
Navajo 49.3% 12,386 46.9% 11,794 3.8% 926
Pima 43.3% 124,579 51.3% 147,688 5.2% 15,373
Pinal 56.7% 57,714 42.1% 42,905 1.2% 1,173
Santa Cruz 34.0% 4,517 65.3% 8,680 0.8% 101
Yavapai 58.8% 40,144 35.3% 24,063 5.9% 4,021
Yuma 56.6% 23,658 42.3% 17,679 1.1% 440

Electors[edit]

Technically the voters of Arizona cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Arizona is allocated 10 electors because it has 8 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 10 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 10 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[3] 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:

  1. Joe Arpaio
  2. Linda Barber
  3. Dennis Booth
  4. Webb Crockett
  5. Paul Robert Fannin
  6. LaVelle McCoy
  7. Susan Minnaugh
  8. Frank Straka

References[edit]