United States presidential election in Alabama, 2000

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United States presidential election in Alabama, 2000
Alabama
← 1996 November 7, 2000 2004 →
  GeorgeWBush.jpg 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 9 0
Popular vote 944,409 695,602
Percentage 56.5% 41.6%

Alabama Presidential Election Results by County, 2000.svg
County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

The 2000 United States presidential election in Alabama 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 9 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Alabama was won by Republican Governor George W. Bush with a 14.9% margin of victory. He won the majority of counties and congressional districts in the state. Vice President Al Gore, the Democratic Party candidate, remains the last candidate of his party to win any of Northern Alabama's counties in a presidential election, along with being the last Democrat to win over 40% of the vote.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Alabama, 2000[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George W. Bush 944,409 56.5% 9
Democratic Al Gore 695,602 41.6% 0
Independent Ralph Nader 18,349 1.1% 0
Independent Patrick Buchanan 6,364 0.4% 0
Independent Harry Browne 5,902 0.4% 0
Independent Howard Phillips 777 0.1% 0
Independent Write Ins 701 0.0% 0
Independent John Hagelin 447 0.0% 0
Totals 1,666,272 100.00% 9
Voter turnout (Voting Age population) 50%

Results breakdown[edit]

By county[edit]

County Total Gore# Gore% Bush# Bush% Others# Others%
Autauga 17,208 4,942 28.72% 11,993 69.69% 273 1.59%
Baldwin 56,480 13,997 24.78% 40,872 72.37% 1,611 2.85%
Barbour 4,116 2,197 53.38% 1,860 45.19% 59 1.43%
Bibb 7,101 2,710 38.16% 4,273 60.17% 118 1.66%
Blount 17,973 4,977 27.69% 12,667 70.48% 329 1.83%
Bullock 4,904 3,395 69.23% 1,433 29.22% 76 1.55%
Butler 7,803 3,606 46.21% 4,127 52.89% 70 0.90%
Calhoun 38,909 15,781 40.56% 22,306 57.33% 822 2.11%
Chambers 11,834 5,616 47.46% 6,037 51.01% 181 1.53%
Cherokee 7,823 3,497 44.70% 4,154 53.10% 172 2.20%
Chilton 15,092 4,806 31.84% 10,066 66.70% 220 1.46%
Choctaw 7,374 3,707 50.27% 3,600 48.82% 67 0.91%
Clarke 10,752 4,679 43.52% 5,988 55.69% 85 0.79%
Clay 5,883 2,045 34.76% 3,719 63.22% 119 2.02%
Cleburne 5,092 1,664 32.68% 3,333 65.46% 95 1.87%
Coffee 15,434 5,220 33.82% 9,938 64.39% 276 1.79%
Colbert 21,532 10,543 48.96% 10,518 48.85% 471 2.19%
Conecuh 5,551 2,783 50.14% 2,699 48.62% 69 1.24%
Coosa 4,567 2,104 46.07% 2,382 52.16% 81 1.77%
Covington 13,613 4,440 32.62% 8,961 65.83% 212 1.56%
Crenshaw 4,795 1,934 40.33% 2,793 58.25% 68 1.42%
Cullman 29,525 9,758 33.05% 19,157 64.88% 610 2.07%
Dale 15,806 4,906 31.04% 10,593 67.02% 307 1.94%
Dallas 18,464 10,967 59.40% 7,360 39.86% 137 0.74%
DeKalb 20,285 7,056 34.78% 12,827 63.23% 402 1.98%
Elmore 23,804 6,652 27.94% 16,777 70.48% 375 1.58%
Escambia 11,660 4,523 38.79% 6,975 59.82% 162 1.39%
Etowah 39,348 17,433 44.30% 21,087 53.59% 828 2.10%
Fayette 7,808 3,064 39.24% 4,582 58.68% 162 2.07%
Franklin 11,103 4,793 43.17% 6,119 55.11% 191 1.72%
Geneva 9,559 2,769 28.97% 6,588 68.92% 202 2.11%
Greene 4,396 3,504 79.71% 850 19.34% 42 0.96%
Hale 7,731 4,652 60.17% 2,984 38.60% 95 1.23%
Henry 6,932 2,782 40.13% 4,054 58.48% 96 1.38%
Houston 32,057 9,412 29.36% 22,150 69.10% 495 1.54%
Jackson 17,906 9,066 50.63% 8,475 47.33% 365 2.04%
Jefferson 273,763 129,889 47.45% 138,491 50.59% 5,383 1.97%
Lamar 7,249 2,653 36.60% 4,470 61.66% 126 1.74%
Lauderdale 32,137 13,875 43.17% 17,478 54.39% 784 2.44%
Lawrence 12,185 6,296 51.67% 5,671 46.54% 218 1.79%
Lee 38,264 14,574 38.09% 22,433 58.63% 1,257 3.29%
Limestone 23,634 8,992 38.05% 14,204 60.10% 438 1.85%
Lowndes 6,243 4,557 72.99% 1,638 26.24% 48 0.77%
Macon 8,831 7,665 86.80% 1,091 12.35% 75 0.85%
Madison 113,318 48,199 42.53% 62,151 54.85% 2,968 2.62%
Marengo 9,608 4,841 50.39% 4,690 48.81% 77 0.80%
Marion 11,756 4,600 39.13% 6,910 58.78% 246 2.09%
Marshall 27,989 10,381 37.09% 17,084 61.04% 524 1.87%
Mobile 139,745 58,640 41.96% 78,162 55.93% 2,943 2.11%
Monroe 8,951 3,741 41.79% 5,153 57.57% 57 0.64%
Montgomery 80,328 40,371 50.26% 38,827 48.34% 1,130 1.41%
Morgan 42,681 16,060 37.63% 25,774 60.39% 847 1.98%
Perry 5,787 4,020 69.47% 1,732 29.93% 35 0.60%
Pickens 8,540 4,143 48.51% 4,306 50.42% 91 1.07%
Pike 10,544 4,357 41.32% 6,058 57.45% 129 1.22%
Randolph 7,919 3,094 39.07% 4,666 58.92% 159 2.01%
Russell 14,775 8,396 56.83% 6,198 41.95% 181 1.23%
Shelby 62,128 13,183 21.22% 47,651 76.70% 1,294 2.08%
St. Clair 24,090 6,485 26.92% 17,117 71.05% 488 2.03%
Sumter 6,088 4,415 72.52% 1,629 26.76% 44 0.72%
Talladega 25,451 11,264 44.26% 13,807 54.25% 380 1.49%
Tallapoosa 16,253 6,183 38.04% 9,805 60.33% 265 1.63%
Tuscaloosa 60,114 24,614 40.95% 34,003 56.56% 1,497 2.49%
Walker 25,641 11,621 45.32% 13,486 52.60% 534 2.08%
Washington 7,596 3,386 44.58% 4,117 54.20% 93 1.22%
Wilcox 5,126 3,444 67.19% 1,661 32.40% 21 0.41%
Winston 9,318 2,692 28.89% 6,413 68.82% 213 2.29%

Electors[edit]

Technically the voters of Alabama cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Alabama is allocated 9 electors because it has 7 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 9 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 9 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. Glen Dunlap
  2. Bob Fincher
  3. Homer Jackson
  4. Jerry Lathan
  5. Elaine Little
  6. Melba Peters
  7. Martha Stokes
  8. Jean Sullivan
  9. Edgar Welden

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