United States presidential election in Nevada, 2000
|Elections in Nevada|
|None of These Candidates|
The 2000 United States presidential election in Nevada 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 4 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.
Nevada was won by Texas Governor George W. Bush, who won the state with 49.52% of the vote over Al Gore, who took 45.98%. Bush won every county except Clark County, which is home of Las Vegas. Bush also won Nevada's 1st congressional district, as Gore won Nevada's 2nd congressional district. Also, Ralph Nader got over 2% of the vote.
|United States presidential election in Nevada, 2000|
|Republican||George W. Bush||301,575||49.52%||4|
|N/A||None of these candidates||3,315||0.54%||0|
|Ind. American||Howard Phillips||621||0.10%||0|
|Natural Law||John Hagelin||415||0.07%||0|
|Voter turnout (Voting age/registered)||41%/70%|
|County||Gore %||Gore #||Bush %||Bush #||Others %||Others #|
Technically the voters of Nevada cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Nevada 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 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:
- Jane Ham
- Trudy Hushbeck
- William Raggio
- Tom Wiesner