United States presidential election in Maine, 2000

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United States presidential election in Maine, 2000
Maine
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 319,951 286,616 37,127
Percentage 49.09% 43.97% 5.70%

Maine Presidential Election Results by Shaded County, 2000.svg

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

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

The 2000 United States presidential election in Maine took place on November 7, 2000 throughout all 50 states and D.C., which was part of the 2000 United States presidential election. Maine is one of two states in the U.S. that instead of all of the state's 4 electors of the Electoral College to vote based upon the statewide results of the voters, two of the individual electors vote based on their congressional district because Maine has two congressional districts. The other two electors vote based upon the statewide results.

Maine confirmed its status as a blue state, with Democratic nominee Vice President Al Gore carrying the state with 49.09% of the vote over Republican Governor of Texas George W. Bush, who received 43.97%.[1] Maine has voted Democratic since 1992, and is the only state other than Nebraska to split its electoral votes, though it has not yet done so. The last time Maine went Republican was for George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle in 1988.

Results[edit]

Statewide[edit]

United States presidential election in Maine, 2000[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Al Gore 319,951 49.09% 4
Republican George W. Bush 286,616 43.97% 0
Green Ralph Nader 37,127 5.70% 0
Reform Pat Buchanan 4,443 0.68% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 3,074 0.47% 0
Constitution Howard Phillips 579 0.09% 0
Write-in 27 <0.01%
Totals 651,817 100.00% 4
Voter turnout 67% -5%

Congressional District[edit]

[3]

Maine's 1st congressional district
Candidate # of Votes  % of Votes
Al Gore 176,293 50.52%
George W. Bush 148,618 42.59%
Maine's 2nd congressional district
Candidate # of Votes  % of Votes
Al Gore 143,658 47.43%
George W. Bush 137,998 45.56%

Results Breakdown[edit]

By county[edit]

County Gore Votes Bush Votes Nader Votes Others Votes
Androscoggin 53.3% 26,251 40.5% 19,948 4.8% 2,388 1.3% 658
Aroostook 48.9% 17,196 47.1% 16,555 3.0% 1,055 1.0% 337
Cumberland 52.0% 74,203 41.0% 58,543 6.0% 8,576 0.9% 1,298
Franklin 49.2% 7,593 41.8% 6,459 7.2% 1,115 1.8% 281
Hancock 45.4% 12,983 44.6% 12,732 8.8% 2,513 1.2% 346
Kennebec 53.0% 31,198 40.7% 23,967 5.0% 2,955 1.3% 787
Knox 46.1% 9,453 43.7% 8,968 8.8% 1,810 1.3% 270
Lincoln 43.9% 8,634 48.1% 9,457 6.7% 1,323 1.3% 257
Oxford 49.6% 13,649 43.0% 11,835 5.5% 1,509 1.8% 500
Penobscot 44.9% 32,868 48.7% 35,620 5.2% 3,772 1.3% 946
Piscataquis 40.5% 3,745 52.3% 4,845 5.1% 471 2.1% 195
Sagadahoc 48.0% 8,844 43.7% 8,052 6.9% 1,278 1.3% 232
Somerset 48.2% 11,538 44.6% 10,684 5.2% 1,239 2.0% 490
Waldo 44.3% 8,477 45.4% 8,689 8.8% 1,690 1.5% 282
Washington 42.7% 6,701 50.7% 7,958 5.1% 802 1.6% 247
York 49.3% 46,618 44.7% 42,304 4.9% 4,631 1.1% 997

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