Virginia gubernatorial election, 2001

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Virginia gubernatorial election, 2001
Virginia
1997 ←
November 6, 2001
→ 2005

Turnout 37.3% (voting eligible)[1]
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Nominee Mark Warner Mark Earley
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 984,177 887,234
Percentage 52.16% 47.03%

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Virginia gubernatorial election results map.
Blue denotes counties/districts won by Warner.
Red denotes those won by Earley

Governor before election

Jim Gilmore
Republican

Elected Governor

Mark Warner
Democratic

The 2001 Virginia gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 2001. Incumbent Republican Governor Jim Gilmore was barred from seeking a second term; Democratic nominee Mark Warner, the 1996 Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, defeated Republican nominee Mark Earley, the Attorney General of Virginia.

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Source Date Warner (D) Earley (R) Redpath (L)
Mason-Dixon October 21, 2001 46% 40% N/A
Mason-Dixon October 20, 2001 45% 42% 1%

Results[edit]

Virginia gubernatorial election, 2001[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Mark Warner 984,177 52.16% +9.60%
Republican Mark Earley 887,234 47.03% -8.79%
Libertarian Bill Redpath 14,497 0.77% +0.77%
Write-ins 813 0.04%
Majority 96,943 5.14% -8.11%
Turnout 1,886,721
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

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