2000 United States presidential election in Hawaii

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2000 United States presidential election in Hawaii

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Nominee Al Gore George W. Bush Ralph Nader
Party Democratic Republican Green
Home state Tennessee Texas Connecticut
Running mate Joe Lieberman Dick Cheney Winona LaDuke
Electoral vote 4 0 0
Popular vote 205,286 137,845 21,623
Percentage 55.79% 37.46% 5.88%

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County Results



President before election

Bill Clinton

Elected President

George W. Bush

The 2000 United States presidential election in Hawaii was part of the 2000 United States presidential election which took place on November 7, 2000. Voters chose 4 electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Hawaii was won by Vice President Al Gore by an 18.3% margin of victory. Gore also was victorious in every county and congressional districts of the state. Governor George W. Bush received 37.5% of the vote, while Nader obtained almost 6%.[1] Bush's best county result came in Honolulu County where he received 39.6% of the vote.[2]


2000 United States presidential election in Hawaii
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Al Gore 205,286 55.79% 4
Republican George W. Bush 137,845 37.46% 0
Green Ralph Nader 21,623 5.88% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 1,477 0.40% 0
Reform Party Pat Buchanan 1,071 0.29% 0
Constitution Howard Phillips 343 0.09% 0
Natural Law John Hagelin 306 0.08% 0
Totals 367,951 100.0% 4

Results breakdown[edit]

By county[edit]

County Al Gore George W. Bush Others
Hawaii 56.4% 28,670 33.5% 17,050 10.1% ?
Maui and Kalawao 59.8% 23,484 32.8% 12,876 7.4% ?
Kauai 61.9% 13,470 30.2% 6,583 7.9% ?
Honolulu 54.5% 139,618 39.6% 101,310 5.9% ?

By congressional district[edit]

Gore won both congressional districts.[3]

District Bush Gore Representative
1st 39% 55% Neil Abercrombie
2nd 36% 56% Patsy Mink


Technically the voters of Hawaii cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Hawaii is allocated 4 electors because it has 2 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 4 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 4 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[4] 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 Al Gore and Joe Lieberman:[5]

  1. Michael Amii
  2. Marsha Joyner
  3. Joy Kobashigawa Lewis
  4. Pedro Racelis


  1. ^ "2000 ELECTION STATISTICS". Clerk.house.gov. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
  2. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - Data Graphs". Uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
  3. ^ DavidNYC. "Presidential Results by Congressional District, 2000-2008". Swing State Project. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
  4. ^ "2000 Post-Election Timeline of Events". Uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
  5. ^ "2000". President Elect. Retrieved 2011-09-26.