United States presidential election in Colorado, 2000

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United States presidential election in Colorado, 2000
Colorado
← 1996 November 7, 2000 2004 →
  GeorgeWBush.jpg Al Gore, Vice President of the United States, official portrait 1994.jpg Ralph Nader headshot.jpg
Nominee George W. Bush Al Gore Ralph Nader
Party Republican Democratic Green
Home state Texas Tennessee Connecticut
Running mate Dick Cheney Joe Lieberman Winona LaDuke
Electoral vote 8 0 0
Popular vote 883,745 738,227 91,434
Percentage 50.8% 42.4% 5.3%

Colorado Presidential Election Results by County, 2000.svg
County Results
  Gore—60-70%
  Gore—50-60%
  Gore—<50%
  Bush—<50%
  Bush—50-60%
  Bush—60-70%
  Bush—70-80%

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

The 2000 United States presidential election in Colorado 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.

Colorado was won by Governor George W. Bush by an 8.36% margin of victory. Almost 7% voted for a third party candidate. Bush won a majority of the counties and congressional districts[citation needed]. Nader's best performance in the state by far was in San Miguel County, where he received over 17.20% of the vote [1]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Colorado, 2000[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George W. Bush 883,745 50.75% 8
Democratic Al Gore 738,227 42.39% 0
Green Ralph Nader 91,434 5.25% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 12,799 0.73% 0
American Patrick Buchanan 10,465 0.60% 0
Natural Law John Hagelin 2,240 0.13% 0
Constitution Howard Phillips 1,319 0.08% 0
Socialist David McReynolds 712 0.04% 0
Socialist Workers James Harris 216 0.01% 0
Prohibition Earl Dodge 208 0.01% 0
Totals 1,741,365 100.00% 8
Voter turnout (Voting age) 54%



By county[edit]

County[3] Gore Votes Bush Votes Nader Votes Others Votes Total
Adams 50.19% 54,132 44.10% 47,561 3.86% 4,165 1.85% 1,994 107,852
Alamosa 43.38% 2,455 50.49% 2,857 4.68% 265 1.44% 82 5,659
Arapahoe 43.49% 82,614 51.47% 97,768 3.66% 6,952 1.38% 2,608 189,942
Archuleta 30.10% 1,432 62.80% 2,988 5.57% 265 1.54% 73 4,758
Baca 23.31% 531 73.00% 1,663 2.06% 47 1.62% 37 2,278
Bent 39.89% 783 55.83% 1,096 2.24% 44 2.04% 40 1,963
Boulder 50.12% 69,983 36.44% 50,873 11.82% 16,498 1.63% 2,272 139,626
Chaffee 36.37% 2,768 56.50% 4,300 6.03% 459 1.09% 83 7,610
Cheyenne 17.24% 209 78.96% 957 1.82% 22 1.98% 24 1,212
Clear Creek 44.44% 2,188 45.63% 2,247 7.19% 354 2.73% 135 4,924
Conejos 47.64% 1,749 48.27% 1,772 2.15% 79 1.93% 71 3,671
Costilla 63.96% 1,054 30.58% 504 4.31% 71 1.15% 19 1,648
Crowley 35.36% 511 59.17% 855 1.94% 28 3.54% 51 1,445
Custer 24.02% 507 68.74% 1,451 4.74% 100 2.51% 53 2,111
Delta 25.73% 3,264 65.99% 8,372 6.72% 852 1.56% 198 12,686
Denver 61.86% 122,693 30.87% 61,224 5.86% 11,624 1.42% 2,806 198,347
Dolores 25.84% 293 65.34% 741 6.44% 73 2.38% 27 1,134
Douglas 31.40% 27,076 64.95% 56,007 2.59% 2,230 1.06% 912 83,995
Eagle 44.59% 6,772 47.18% 7,165 6.88% 1,045 1.35% 206 15,188
Elbert 25.95% 2,326 68.61% 6,151 3.26% 292 2.19% 196 8,965
El Paso 30.78% 61,799 63.91% 128,294 3.54% 7,116 1.76% 3,548 200,757
Fremont 32.97% 5,293 61.75% 9,914 3.21% 516 2.07% 333 16,056
Garfield 35.59% 6,087 53.22% 9,103 9.40% 1,608 1.80% 306 17,104
Gilpin 44.58% 1,099 40.81% 1,006 11.20% 276 3.40% 84 2,465
Grand 36.33% 2,308 56.19% 3,570 5.76% 366 1.71% 109 6,353
Gunnison 42.27% 3,059 43.23% 3,128 12.81% 927 1.69% 122 7,236
Hinsdale 33.22% 188 55.83% 316 9.01% 51 1.94% 11 566
Huerfano 47.10% 1,495 46.19% 1,466 5.32% 169 1.39% 44 3,174
Jackson 18.70% 173 73.73% 682 4.32% 40 3.23% 30 925
Jefferson 42.88% 100,970 51.02% 120,138 4.39% 10,336 1.71% 4,047 235,491
Kiowa 21.80% 211 75.21% 728 1.34% 13 1.66% 16 968
Kit Carson 23.40% 809 73.51% 2,542 1.68% 58 1.42% 49 3,458
Lake 49.32% 1,296 40.18% 1,056 8.11% 213 2.40% 63 2,628
La Plata 38.38% 7,864 48.77% 9,993 11.61% 2,378 1.25% 255 20,490
Larimer 38.85% 46,055 52.67% 62,429 6.91% 8,194 1.56% 1,859 118,537
Las Animas 53.22% 3,243 42.16% 2,569 3.27% 199 1.37% 83 6,094
Lincoln 23.19% 510 74.12% 1,630 1.23% 27 1.45% 32 2,199
Logan 28.36% 2,296 68.32% 5,531 1.73% 140 1.60% 129 8,096
Mesa 30.29% 15,465 63.45% 32,396 4.38% 2,235 1.88% 958 51,054
Mineral 34.57% 168 60.49% 294 3.91% 19 1.03% 5 486
Moffat 22.92% 1,223 71.95% 3,840 3.17% 169 1.97% 105 5,337
Montezuma 27.24% 2,556 65.62% 6,158 5.65% 530 1.50% 140 9,384
Montrose 28.43% 4,041 65.18% 9,266 4.61% 656 1.78% 252 14,215
Morgan 32.06% 2,885 63.59% 5,722 2.34% 211 1.99% 180 8,998
Otero 40.52% 2,963 55.83% 4,082 1.89% 138 1.76% 129 7,312
Ouray 31.57% 705 57.28% 1,279 10.03% 224 1.12% 25 2,233
Park 35.90% 2,393 55.17% 3,677 6.06% 404 2.87% 191 6,665
Phillips 25.41% 564 70.86% 1,573 2.16% 48 1.59% 35 2,220
Pitkin 53.04% 4,137 32.88% 2,565 12.99% 1,013 1.09% 85 7,800
Prowers 30.08% 1,361 66.89% 3,026 1.75% 79 1.28% 58 4,524
Peublo 53.55% 28,888 42.31% 22,827 2.82% 1,520 1.32% 711 53,946
Rio Blanco 19.02% 543 76.53% 2,185 2.98% 85 1.47% 42 2,855
Rio Grande 33.64% 1,707 61.30% 3,111 3.53% 179 1.53% 78 5,075
Routt 43.66% 4,208 46.40% 4,472 8.51% 820 1.44% 138 9,638
Saguache 45.27% 1,145 42.63% 1,078 10.32% 261 1.77% 45 2,529
San Juan 34.17% 149 48.17% 210 13.30% 58 4.35% 19 436
San Miguel 49.09% 1,598 32.04% 1,043 17.20% 560 1.67% 54 3,255
Sedgwick 29.47% 384 67.31% 877 1.92% 25 1.30% 17 1,303
Summit 47.92% 5,304 40.63% 4,497 10.22% 1,131 1.22% 136 11,068
Teller 27.93% 2,750 65.78% 6,477 4.36% 429 1.93% 191 9,847
Washington 19.51% 477 76.81% 1,878 2.04% 50 1.63% 40 2,445
Weld 36.31% 23,436 57.96% 37,409 3.78% 2,438 1.94% 1,258 64,541
Yuma 24.83% 1,082 72.42% 3,156 1.38% 60 1.38% 60 4,358
Al Gore George W. Bush Total
Counties won 13 50 63
Best score Costilla County (63.96%) Cheyenne County (78.96%) .
Counties won under statewide margin (8.36%) 5 8 13
Huerfano County (0.91%)
Saguache County (2.64%)
Gilpin County (3.77%)
Adams County (6.09%)
Summit County (7.29%)
Conejos County (0.63%)
Gunnison County (0.96%)
Clear Creek County (1.19%)
Eagle County (2.59%)
Routt County (2.74%)
Alamosa County (7.11%)
Arapahoe County (7.98%)
Jefferson County (8.14%)
Counties won under nationwide margin (0.51%) 0 0 0

By congressional district[edit]

Bush won 4 of 6 congressional districts.[4]

District Gore Bush Representative
1st 61% 33% Diana DeGette
2nd 52% 43% Mark Udall
3rd 39% 54% Scott McInnis
4th 37% 57% Bob Schaffer
5th 31% 63% Joel Hefley
6th 37% 60% Tom Tancredo

Electors[edit]

Technically the voters of Colorado cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Colorado is allocated 8 electors because it has 6 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 8 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 8 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[5] 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:[6][7]

  1. Bob Beauprez
  2. Marcy Benson
  3. Robert Dieter
  4. Mary Hergert
  5. Robert Martinez
  6. Ralph Nagel
  7. Lilly Nunez
  8. Joe Rogers

References[edit]

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