United States presidential election in Arkansas, 2000

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United States presidential election in Arkansas, 2000
Arkansas
← 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 6 0
Popular vote 472,940 422,768
Percentage 51.3% 45.9%

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County Results
  Gore—60-70%
  Gore—50-60%
  Gore—<50%
  Bush—<50%
  Bush—50-60%
  Bush—60-70%

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

The 2000 United States presidential election in Arkansas 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 6 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Arkansas was won by Governor George W. Bush by a 5.4% margin of victory. He won a majority of the popular vote and the state's six electoral votes. Bush was the first Republican to carry the state since 1988.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Arkansas, 2000
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George W. Bush 472,940 51.31% 6
Democratic Al Gore 422,768 45.86% 0
Green Party Ralph Nader 13,421 1.46% 0
Reform Patrick Buchanan 5,192 0.80% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 2,781 0.30% 0
Independent Howard Phillips 1,145 0.14% 0
Natural Law John Hagelin 1,098 0.13% 0
Totals 919,345 100.00% 6
Voter turnout 46%

By county[edit]

County[1] Bush% Bush# Gore% Gore# Others% Others Total
Arkansas 52.62% 3,353 45.15% 2,877 2.23% 142 6,372
Ashley 46.86% 3,876 51.42% 4,253 1.72% 142 8,271
Baxter 57.09% 9,538 39.0% 6,516 3.92% 654 16,708
Benton 64.94% 34,838 32.21% 17,277 2.86% 1,531 53,646
Boone 62.85% 8,569 32.95% 4,493 4.2% 573 13,635
Bradley 45.06% 1,793 53.33% 2,122 1.61% 64 3,979
Calhoun 51.62% 1,128 46.54% 1,017 1.83% 40 2,185
Carroll 57.94% 5,556 37.49% 3,595 4.58% 439 9,590
Chicot 35.13% 1,564 63.34% 2,820 1.52% 68 4,452
Clark 43.77% 3,776 54.03% 4,661 2.19% 189 8,626
Clay 38.2% 2,254 59.78% 3,527 2.02% 119 5,900
Cleburne 56.14% 5,730 40.36% 4,120 3.50% 357 10,207
Cleveland 52.75% 1,678 44.45% 1,414 2.79% 89 3,181
Columbia 53.92% 5,018 43.01% 4,003 3.07% 286 9,307
Conway 49.00% 3,545 48.33% 3,496 2.67% 193 7,234
Craighead 48.33% 12,158 49.20% 12,376 2.48% 623 25,157
Crawford 61.30% 10,804 35.68% 6,288 3.03% 533 17,625
Crittenden 44.26% 5,857 54.59% 7,224 1.15% 153 13,234
Cross 48.80% 3,033 49.81% 3,096 1.38% 86 6,215
Dallas 47.25% 1,571 51.43% 1,710 1.32% 44 3,325
Desha 35.66% 1,603 61.76% 2,776 2.58% 116 4,495
Drew 46.54% 2,756 51.67% 3,060 1.78% 106 5,922
Faulkner 54.95% 16,055 40.90% 11,950 4.14% 1,211 29,216
Franklin 53.37% 3,277 43.55% 2,674 3.08% 189 6,140
Fulton 49.56% 2,036 48.10% 1,976 2.34% 96 4,108
Garland 53.15% 19,098 44.08% 15,840 2.79% 997 35,935
Grant 54.63% 3,285 42.16% 2,535 3.21% 193 6,013
Greene 46.71% 5,831 50.62% 6,319 2.67% 334 12,484
Hempstead 44.68% 3,257 54.01% 3,937 1.31% 95 7,289
Hot Spring 45.92% 5,042 50.33% 5,527 3.75% 412 10,981
Howard 52.16% 2,326 46.27% 2,063 1.57% 70 4,459
Independence 53.00% 6,145 44.39% 5,146 2.61% 303 11,594
Izard 45.73% 2,301 51.41% 2,587 2.86% 144 5,032
Jackson 37.55% 2,280 60.13% 3,651 2.33% 141 6,072
Jefferson 32.22% 8,765 65.13% 17,716 2.64% 720 27,201
Johnson 51.07% 3,657 45.66% 3,270 3.27% 234 7,161
Lafayette 45.46% 1,538 53.38% 1,806 1.15% 39 3,383
Lawrence 43.48% 2,626 53.89% 3,255 2.63% 159 6,040
Lee 32.78% 1,351 66.17% 2,727 1.05% 43 4,121
Lincoln 43.03% 1,526 55.19% 1,957 1.78% 63 3,546
Little River 43.38% 2,283 54.78% 2,883 1.84% 97 5,263
Logan 55.42% 4,487 40.55% 3,283 4.03% 326 8,096
Lonoke 59.11% 10,606 38.18% 6,851 2.71% 486 17,943
Madison 60.18% 3,387 36.51% 2,055 3.30% 186 5,628
Marion 56.56% 3,402 37.12% 2,233 6.32% 380 6,015
Miller 52.94% 7,276 45.67% 6,278 1.39% 191 13,745
Mississippi 41.31% 5,199 56.47% 7,107 2.22% 280 12,586
Monroe 40.36% 1,329 58.00% 1,910 1.64% 54 3,293
Montgomery 56.91% 2,128 38.46% 1,438 4.62% 173 3,739
Nevada 48.05% 1,796 49.95% 1,867 2.00% 75 3,738
Newton 64.40% 2,529 30.69% 1,205 4.91% 193 3,927
Ouachita 45.59% 4,739 52.56% 5,464 1.85% 192 10,395
Perry 52.76% 2,114 41.13% 1,648 6.10% 245 4,007
Phillips 33.87% 3,154 64.62% 6,018 1.52% 141 9,313
Pike 57.29% 2,275 40.39% 1,604 2.32% 92 3,971
Poinsett 41.30% 2,988 56.70% 4,102 2.00% 145 7,235
Polk 63.95% 4,600 32.18% 2,315 3.86% 278 7,193
Pope 61.04% 11,244 36.20% 6,669 2.77% 509 18,422
Prairie 53.09% 1,862 44.57% 1,563 2.34% 82 3,507
Pulaski 43.94% 55,866 53.73% 68,320 2.34% 2,965 127,151
Randolph 45.48% 2,673 51.37% 3,019 3.15% 185 5,877
St. Francis 40.18% 3,414 58.69% 4,986 1.13% 96 8,496
Saline 57.48% 18,617 39.21% 12,700 3.32% 1,074 32,391
Scott 60.26% 2,399 36.27% 1,444 3.47% 138 3,981
Searcy 64.32% 2,610 30.29% 1,229 5.41% 219 4,058
Sebastian 58.48% 23,483 38.73% 15,555 2.78% 1,121 40,159
Sevier 49.17% 2,111 48.80% 2,095 2.03% 87 4,293
Sharp 51.89% 3,698 45.41% 3,236 2.70% 192 7,126
Stone 53.97% 2,623 42.04% 2,043 3.99% 194 4,860
Union 55.40% 8,647 40.11% 6,261 4.48% 701 15,609
Van Buren 49.90% 3,485 45.85% 3,202 4.25% 297 6,984
Washington 54.86% 28,231 41.64% 21,425 3.50% 1,803 51,459
White 59.46% 13,170 37.66% 8,342 2.88% 638 22,150
Woodruff 33.87% 898 64.09% 1,699 2.04% 54 2,651
Yell 49.75% 3,223 47.26% 3,062 2.99% 194 6,479
George W. Bush Al Gore Total
Counties won 43 32 75
Best score Benton County (64.94%) Lee County (66.17%) .
Counties won under statewide margin (5.45%) 7 8 15
Sevier County (0.37%)
Conway County (0.67%)
Fulton County (1.46%)
Yell County (2.49%)
Van Buren County (4.05%)
Calhoun County (5.08%)
Johnson County (5.41%)
Craighead County (0.87%)
Cross County (1.01%)
Nevada County (1.90%)
Greene County (3.91%)
Dallas County (4.18%)
Hot Spring County (4.41%)
Ashley County (4.56%)
Drew County (5.13%)
.
Counties won under nationwide margin (0.51%) 1 0 1
Sevier County (0.37%) . .

By congressional district[edit]

Bush won 2 of 4 congressional districts.[2]

District Bush Gore Representative
1st 48% 50% Marion Berry
2nd 49% 48% Vic Snyder
3rd 60% 37% Asa Hutchinson
4th 48% 49% Jay Dickey

Electors[edit]

Technically the voters of Arkansas cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Arkansas is allocated 6 electors because it has 4 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 6 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 6 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[3] 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:[4]

  1. Pat Dodge
  2. Bud Cummins
  3. Mildred Homan
  4. Betsy Thompson
  5. Kim Hendren
  6. Sarah Agee

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