United States presidential election in Alaska, 2000
|Elections in Alaska|
The 2000 United States presidential election in Alaska took place on November 7, 2000, and was part of the 2000 United States presidential election. Voters chose 3 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.
Alaska was won by Governor George W. Bush by a 31.0% margin of victory. Green party nominee Ralph Nader had his best performance here in 2000, obtaining over 10% of the vote. Al Gore received 28% of the vote.
|United States presidential election in Alaska, 2000|
|Republican||George W. Bush||167,398||58.62%||3|
|Natural Law||John Hagelin||919||0.32%||0|
|Voter turnout (Voting age)||60%|
By congressional district
Due to the state's low population, only one congressional district is allocated. This district, called the At-Large district, because it covers the entire state, and thus is equivalent to the statewide election results.
Technically the voters of Alaska cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Alaska is allocated 3 electors because it has 1 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 3 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 3 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:
- Bill Allen
- Susan Fischetti
- Lucy Groh
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 25, 2012. Retrieved November 23, 2015.