United States presidential election in California, 2000

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

  Al Gore, Vice President of the United States, official portrait 1994.jpg GeorgeWBush.jpg
Nominee Al Gore George W. Bush
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Tennessee Texas
Running mate Joe Lieberman Dick Cheney
Electoral vote 54 0
Popular vote 5,861,203 4,567,429
Percentage 53.45% 41.65%

California Presidential Election Results by County, 2000.svg

County Results
  Gore—70-80%
  Gore—60-70%
  Gore—50-60%
  Gore—<50%
  Bush—<50%
  Bush—50-60%
  Bush—60-70%
  Bush—70-80%

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

The 2000 United States presidential election in California 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 54 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President. The state hosted the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles and was slightly contested by both candidates due to a large Hispanic population and a large independent and moderate base surrounding San Diego and Sacramento's suburbs.

California was won by Vice President Al Gore by an 11.8% margin of victory.

Primaries[edit]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in California, 2000[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Al Gore 5,861,203 53.45% 54
Republican George W. Bush 4,567,429 41.65% 0
Green Ralph Nader 418,707 3.82% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 45,520 0.42% 0
Reform Pat Buchanan 44,987 0.41% 0
American Independent Howard Phillips 17,042 0.16% 0
Natural Law John Hagelin 10,934 0.10% 0
No party David McReynolds (write-in) 28 0.00% 0
No party John Joseph Kennedy (write-in) 6 0.00% 0
Invalid or blank votes 177,010 1.59%
Totals 10,965,856 100.00% 54
Voter turnout 70.94%

Results breakdown[edit]

By county[edit]

County Gore Votes Bush Votes Nader Votes Others Votes
San Francisco 75.54% 241,578 16.10% 51,496 7.76% 24,828 0.59% 1,884
Alameda 69.36% 342,889 24.13% 119,279 5.56% 27,499 0.94% 4,669
San Mateo 64.29% 166,757 30.96% 80,296 4.02% 10,433 0.73% 1,903
Marin 64.26% 79,135 28.32% 34,872 6.73% 8,289 0.70% 859
Los Angeles 63.47% 1,710,505 32.35% 871,930 3.11% 83,731 1.08% 28,988
Santa Cruz 61.48% 66,618 27.34% 29,627 10.01% 10,844 1.16% 1,261
Santa Clara 60.66% 332,490 34.44% 188,750 3.48% 19,072 1.43% 7,817
Sonoma 59.54% 117,295 32.25% 63,529 7.27% 14,324 0.94% 1,858
Contra Costa 58.81% 224,338 37.06% 141,373 3.43% 13,067 0.71% 2,700
Monterey 57.53% 67,618 37.23% 43,761 4.30% 5,059 0.93% 1,096
Solano 57.02% 75,116 39.17% 51,604 2.94% 3,869 0.87% 1,146
Yolo 54.93% 33,747 37.53% 23,057 6.69% 4,107 0.85% 525
Napa 54.32% 28,097 39.89% 20,633 4.78% 2,471 1.01% 523
San Benito 54.25% 9,131 41.68% 7,015 3.18% 535 0.89% 150
Imperial 53.53% 15,489 43.28% 12,524 2.10% 608 1.09% 316
Lake 51.23% 10,717 41.58% 8,699 6.05% 1,265 1.14% 238
Sacramento 49.31% 212,792 45.33% 195,619 4.09% 17,659 1.27% 5,480
Mendocino 48.34% 16,634 35.66% 12,272 14.68% 5,051 1.32% 453
San Joaquin 47.70% 79,776 48.90% 81,773 2.51% 4,195 0.89% 1,485
Santa Barbara 47.37% 73,411 46.13% 71,493 5.59% 8,664 0.91% 1,406
San Bernardino 47.21% 214,749 48.75% 221,757 2.59% 11,775 1.45% 6,612
Ventura 47.14% 133,258 48.17% 136,173 3.62% 10,235 1.07% 3,026
San Diego 45.66% 437,666 49.63% 475,736 3.54% 33,979 1.17% 11,253
Alpine 45.22% 265 47.95% 281 4.27% 25 2.56% 15
Merced 45.08% 22,726 51.77% 26,102 2.31% 1,166 0.84% 424
Riverside 44.90% 202,576 51.42% 231,955 2.59% 11,678 1.09% 4,918
Humboldt 44.40% 24,851 41.48% 23,219 12.68% 7,100 1.43% 802
Stanislaus 44.01% 56,448 52.38% 67,188 2.65% 3,398 0.96% 1,233
Fresno 43.05% 95,059 53.14% 117,342 2.96% 6,541 0.86% 1,893
Mono 40.91% 1,788 52.53% 2,296 5.26% 230 1.30% 57
San Luis Obispo 40.89% 44,526 52.22% 56,859 5.99% 6,523 0.90% 978
Orange 40.36% 391,819 55.75% 541,299 2.76% 26,833 1.13% 10,954
Tuolumne 39.44% 9,359 55.51% 13,172 4.00% 949 1.04% 247
Kings 38.97% 11,041 57.80% 16,377 2.00% 567 1.24% 350
Amador 38.19% 5,906 56.69% 8,766 3.78% 584 1.35% 208
Calaveras 37.58% 7,093 56.15% 10,599 4.57% 863 1.70% 321
Del Norte 37.58% 3,117 54.57% 4,526 5.85% 485 2.00% 166
Butte 37.43% 31,338 54.45% 45,584 6.84% 5,727 1.28% 1,072
Nevada 37.22% 17,670 54.76% 25,998 6.92% 3,287 1.10% 524
Tulare 36.75% 33,006 60.20% 54,070 2.04% 1,834 1.01% 908
El Dorado 36.35% 26,220 58.29% 42,045 4.18% 3,013 1.19% 858
Kern 36.20% 66,003 60.70% 110,663 1.91% 3,474 1.19% 2,168
Placer 36.04% 42,449 59.29% 69,835 3.78% 4,449 0.90% 1,061
Madera 34.89% 11,650 60.74% 20,283 3.23% 1,080 1.14% 382
Mariposa 34.88% 2,816 58.55% 4,727 4.69% 379 1.88% 152
Yuba 34.39% 5,546 61.00% 9,838 3.14% 507 1.46% 236
Inyo 33.93% 2,652 60.31% 4,713 4.40% 344 1.36% 106
Trinity 33.33% 1,932 57.62% 3,340 6.83% 396 2.23% 129
Plumas 33.25% 3,458 60.98% 6,343 4.38% 456 1.38% 144
Siskiyou 31.90% 6,323 61.55% 12,198 4.40% 872 2.15% 426
Sutter 31.68% 8,416 65.31% 17,350 2.24% 594 0.77% 204
Tehama 31.20% 6,507 63.63% 13,270 3.34% 697 1.82% 380
Colusa 31.22% 1,745 64.92% 3,629 2.70% 151 1.16% 65
Shasta 30.25% 20,127 65.04% 43,278 3.20% 2,131 1.51% 1,008
Sierra 29.24% 540 63.45% 1,172 4.66% 86 2.65% 49
Glenn 28.68% 2,498 66.53% 5,795 3.08% 268 1.72% 150
Lassen 28.17% 2,982 66.88% 7,080 3.20% 339 1.75% 185
Modoc 23.07% 945 72.47% 2,969 2.98% 122 1.49% 61

Electors[edit]

Technically the voters of California cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. California is allocated 54 electors because it has 52 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 54 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 54 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 Al Gore and Joe Lieberman:[4]

  1. Sunil Aghi
  2. Amy Arambula
  3. Rachel Binah
  4. R. Stephen Bollinger
  5. Roberts Braden
  6. Laura Karolina Capps
  7. Anni Chung
  8. Joseph A. Cislowski
  9. Sheldon Cohn
  10. Thor Emblem
  11. Elsa Favila
  12. John Freidenrich
  13. Cecelia Fuentes
  14. Glen Fuller
  15. James Garrison
  16. Sally Goehring
  17. Florence Gold
  18. Jill S. Hardy
  19. Therese Horsting
  20. Georgie Huff
  21. Robert Eugene Hurd
  22. Harriet A. Ingram
  23. Robert Jordan
  24. John Koza
  25. John Laird
  26. N. Mark Lam
  27. Manuel M. Lopez
  28. Henry Lozano
  29. David Mann
  30. Beverly Martin
  31. R. Keith McDonald
  32. Carol D. Norberg
  33. Ron Oberndorfer
  34. Gerard Orozco
  35. Trudy Owens
  36. Gregory S. Pettis
  37. Flo Rene Pickett
  38. Theodore H. Plant
  39. Art Pulaski
  40. Eloise Reyes
  41. Alex Arthur Reza
  42. C. Craig Roberts
  43. Jason Rodríguez
  44. Luis D. Rojas
  45. Howard L. Schock
  46. Lane Sherman
  47. David A. Torres
  48. Larry Trullinger
  49. Angelo K. Tsakopoulos
  50. Richard Valle
  51. Karen Waters
  52. Don Wilcox
  53. William K. Wong
  54. Rosalind Wyman

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