United States presidential election in South Carolina, 2000
|Elections in South Carolina|
The 2000 United States presidential election in South Carolina 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 8 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.
The Republican primary was held on February 19, 2000, with 37 delegates at stake. South Carolina would prove to be a crucially important state for then-Gov. George W. Bush after losing to Sen. John McCain in New Hampshire by 18 points. Bush won the South Carolina primary by an 11.5% margin, and took the lion's share of the delegates at stake.
- Governor George W. Bush of Texas
- Former Ambassador Alan Keyes of Maryland
- Senator John McCain of Arizona
- Former Undersecretary of Education Gary Bauer of Kentucky
- Businessman Steve Forbes of New Jersey
- Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah
|George W. Bush||305,998||53.39%||34|
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 Bush and Dick Cheney:
- Cynthia F. Costa
- Danny R. Faulkner
- Thomas H. McLean
- William B. Prince
- Dan Richardson
- Douglas L. Wavle
- Cecil F. Windham Sr.
- Buddy Witherspoon
|United States presidential election in South Carolina, 2000|
|Republican||George W. Bush||786,426||56.83%||8|
|United Citizens||Ralph Nader||20,279||1.47%||0|
- "2000 Republican Presidential Primary Results - South Carolina". Retrieved 2009-02-27.
- "FEC 2000 Republican Presidential Primary Results - South Carolina". Retrieved 2012-01-07.