United States presidential election in Hawaii, 2000

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

  Al Gore, Vice President of the United States, official portrait 1994.jpg George-W-Bush.jpeg Naderspeak.JPG
Nominee Al Gore George W. Bush Ralph Nader
Party Democratic Republican Green
Home state Tennessee Texas Connecticut
Running mate Joe Lieberman Dick Cheney Winona LaDuke
Electoral vote 4 0 0
Popular vote 205,286 137,845 21,623
Percentage 55.8% 37.5% 5.9%

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

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

The 2000 United States presidential election in Hawaii was part of the 2000 United States presidential election which took place on November 7, 2000. Voters chose 4 electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Hawaii was won by Vice President Al Gore by an 18.3% margin of victory. Gore also was victorious in every county and congressional districts of the state. Governor George W. Bush received 37.5% of the vote, while Nader obtained almost 6%.[1] Bush's best county result came in Honolulu county where he received 39.6% of the vote.[2]

Results[edit]

Presidential Candidate Running Mate Party Electoral Vote (EV) Popular Vote (PV)
Al Gore Joe Lieberman Democratic 4 205,286 55.79%
George W. Bush Dick Cheney Republican 0 137,845 37.46%
Ralph Nader Winona LaDuke Green 0 21,623 5.88%
Harry Browne Art Olivier Libertarian 0 1,477 0.40%
Pat Buchanan Ezola B. Foster Reform 0 1,071 0.29%
Howard Phillips Curtis Frazier Constitution 0 343 0.09%
John Hagelin Nat Goldhaber Natural Law 0 306 0.08%

Results breakdown[edit]

By county[edit]

County Al Gore George W. Bush Others
Hawaii 56.4% 28,670 33.5% 17,050 ? ?
Maui 59.8% 23,484 32.8% 12,876 ? ?
Kauai 61.9% 13,470 30.2% 6,583 ? ?
Honolulu 54.5% 139,618 39.6% 101,310 ? ?

By congressional district[edit]

Gore won both congressional districts.[3]

District Bush Gore Representative
1st 39% 55% Neil Abercrombie
2nd 36% 56% Patsy Mink

Electors[edit]

Technically the voters of Hawaii cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Hawaii is allocated 4 electors because it has 2 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 4 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 4 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[4] 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:[5]

  1. Michael Amii
  2. Marsha Joyner
  3. Joy Kobashigawa Lewis
  4. Pedro Racelis

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2000 ELECTION STATISTICS". Clerk.house.gov. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  2. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - Data Graphs". Uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  3. ^ by: DavidNYC. "Presidential Results by Congressional District, 2000-2008". Swing State Project. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  4. ^ "2000 Post-Election Timeline of Events". Uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  5. ^ "2000". President Elect. Retrieved 2011-09-26.