United States presidential election in Kansas, 2000

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United States presidential election in Kansas, 2000
Kansas
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 6 0
Popular vote 622,332 399,276
Percentage 58.0% 37.2%

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County Results
  Gore—60-70%
  Gore—<50%
  Bush—<50%
  Bush—50-60%
  Bush—60-70%
  Bush—70-80%
  Bush—80-90%

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

The 2000 United States presidential election in Kansas 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 6 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Kansas was won by Governor George W. Bush. He won all of the congressional districts and counties in the state, except for Douglas County and Wyandotte County. Gore won Douglas with just 45.8% of the vote. Nader also had his best performance by far in Douglas, where he got over 10% of the vote. Bush performed very well in the first district, which is the western and most rural part of the state.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Kansas, 2000
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George W. Bush 622,332 58.0% 6
Democratic Al Gore 399,276 37.2% 0
Green Party Ralph Nader 36,086 3.4% 0
Reform Patrick Buchanan 7,370 0.7% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 4,525 0.4% 0
Natural Law John Hagelin 1,373 0.1% 0
Independent Howard Phillips 1,254 0.1% 0
Totals 100.00% 6
Voter turnout (Voting age/registered) 54%/66%

By congressional district[edit]

Bush won all four congressional districts.[1]

District Bush Gore Representative
1st 67% 29% Jerry Moran
2nd 54% 41% Jim Ryun
3rd 53% 42% Dennis Moore
4th 59% 37% Todd Tiahrt

Electors[edit]

Technically the voters of Kansas cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Kansas is allocated 6 electors because it has 4 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 6 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 6 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. Shari Caywood
  2. Gene Eastin
  3. Richard Eckert
  4. Susan Estes
  5. Mark Heitz
  6. Charles Hostetler

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