United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 2000

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United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 2000
Massachusetts
← 1996 November 7, 2000 2004 →
  Al Gore, Vice President of the United States, official portrait 1994.jpg GeorgeWBush.jpg Naderspeak.JPG
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 12 0 0
Popular vote 1,616,487 878,502 173,564
Percentage 59.80% 32.50% 6.42%

Massachusetts Election Results by County, 2000.svg
County Results
  Gore – 70–80%
  Gore – 60–70%
  Gore – 50–60%

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

The 2000 United States presidential election in Massachusetts 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 12 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Massachusetts is one of the most reliable blue states in the nation: no Republican has won the state since 1984. The 2000 Presidential election featured Democratic United States Vice President Al Gore versus Republican Texas Governor George W. Bush. Despite Bush's tight victory nationwide, Gore handily won Massachusetts, with a 27% margin of victory against George W. Bush who did not actively campaign there. Gore won every county and congressional district.

Results[edit]

Vice President Al Gore easily defeated Texas Governor George W. Bush in Massachusetts. Massachusetts is one of the most reliable Democratic States in the union. Gore won every single county in Massachusetts. Massachusetts was one of Ralph Nader's biggest showings as he got 6.42% of the vote.

United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 2004
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Al Gore 1,616,487 59.80% 12
Republican George W. Bush 878,502 32.50% 0
Green Ralph Nader 173,564 6.42% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 16,366 0.61% 0
Reform Pat Buchanan 11,149 0.41% 0
Independent Others (Write-In) 3,990 0.15% 0
Independent (a) John Hagelin 2,884 0.11% 0
Socialist David McReynolds (Write-In) 42 0.15% 0
Totals 2,702,984 100.0% 12

|} (a) John Hagelin was the candidate of the Natural Law Party nationally.

Results breakdown[edit]

By county[edit]

Counties are listed in order of % of Gore vote: the last column shows the county winner in 1996 and the gain of the Democratic party between the two elections.

County Albert Gore Jr. George W. Bush Ralph Nader Others 1996 result
Suffolk 71.4% 154,888 20.5% 44,441 6.9% 15,051 1.2% 2,620 −1.6
Bristol 64.5% 136,325 29.7% 62,848 4.5% 9,554 1.2% 2,610 +0.1
Berkshire 63.9% 37,934 26.6% 15,805 7.5% 4,472 2.0% 1,200 −0.8
Dukes 61.8% 5,474 26.1% 2,315 11.1% 983 0.9% 84 −4.9
Middlesex 61.5% 404,043 30.3% 198,914 6.9% 45,529 1.3% 8,562 −1.9
Norfolk 59.4% 188,450 33.7% 107,033 5.5% 17,505 1.3% 4,189 −0.7
Nantucket 58.3% 2,874 33.0% 1,624 7.7% 378 1.0% 50 −0.7
Hampden 58.2% 100.103 34.6% 59,558 6.0% 10,326 1.2% 2,106 −2.8
Essex 57.5% 178,400 35.4% 110,010 5.8% 17,955 1.3% 3,968 −1.2
Hampshire 56.2% 38,543 28.0% 19,202 14.6% 10,010 1.3% 871 −7.9
Worcester 56.0% 173,679 36.8% 114,139 5.9% 18,177 1.3% 4,063 −2.3
Plymouth 54.5% 115,376 39.1% 82,751 5.2% 11,021 1.1% 2,429 −0.2
Franklin 53.8% 17,945 30.5% 10,176 13.9% 4,627 1.9% 618 −6.5
Barnstable 51.5% 62,363 41.0% 49,686 6.6% 7,976 0.9% 1,061 −2.0

Results by municipality[edit]

Results by town
  Gore – 80–90%
  Gore – 70–80%
  Gore – 60–70%
  Gore – 50–60%
  Gore – <50%
  Bush – <50%
  Bush – 50–60%

References[edit]

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