United States presidential election in Nevada, 2000

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United States presidential election in Nevada, 2000
Nevada
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 4 0
Popular vote 301,575 279,978
Percentage 49.52% 45.98%

Nevada Presidential Election Results by County, 2000.svg

County Results
  Gore—50-60%
  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 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.[1]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Nevada, 2000
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George W. Bush 301,575 49.52% 4
Democratic Al Gore 279,978 45.98% 0
Green Ralph Nader 15,008 2.46% 0
Reform Patrick Buchanan 4,747 0.78% 0
N/A None of these candidates 3,315 0.54% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 3,311 0.54% 0
Ind. American Howard Phillips 621 0.10% 0
Natural Law John Hagelin 415 0.07% 0
Totals 608,970 100.00% 4
Voter turnout (Voting age/registered) 41%/70%

Results breakdown[edit]

By county[edit]

County Gore % Gore # Bush % Bush # Others % Others #
Churchill 24.8% 2,191 70.7% 6,237 4.5% 395
Clark 51.3% 196,100 44.7% 170,932 4.0% 15,166
Douglas 32.5% 5,837 62.3% 11,193 5.2% 944
Elko 17.9% 2,542 77.8% 11,025 4.3% 613
Esmeralda 23.6% 116 67.8% 333 8.6% 42
Eureka 17.9% 150 75.5% 632 3.1% 6.6%
Humboldt 22.4% 1,128 72.3% 3,638 5.3% 264
Lander 18.6% 395 76.4% 1,619 5.0% 105
Lincoln 23.6% 461 70.2% 1,372 6.2% 123
Lyon 33.0% 3,955 60.6% 7,270 6.4% 767
Mineral 40.0% 916 53.5% 1,227 6.5% 150
Nye 37.2% 4,525 56.7% 6,904 6.1% 752
Pershing 26.4% 476 67.8% 1,221 5.8 105
Storey 37.0% 666 56.4% 1,014 6.6% 118
Washoe 42.6% 52,097 52.0% 63,640 5.4 6,564
White Pine 30.2% 1,069 63.1% 2,234 6.7% 240

Electors[edit]

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[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. Jane Ham
  2. Trudy Hushbeck
  3. William Raggio
  4. Tom Wiesner

References[edit]