United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 2000

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United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 2000

← 1996 November 7, 2000 2004 →

  Al Gore, Vice President of the United States, official portrait 1994.jpg GeorgeWBush.jpg Ralph Nader headshot.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

  50–60%
  60–70%
  70–80%

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, and 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 Ronald Reagan in 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.

With 6.42% of the popular vote, Massachusetts proved to be Ralph Nader's third strongest victory in the 2000 election after Alaska and neighboring Vermont[1].

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]

County Gore% Gore# Bush% Bush# Others% Others# Total
Barnstable County 51.50% 62,363 41.03% 49,686 7.46% 9,037 121,086
Berkshire County 63.85% 37,934 26.60% 15,805 9.55% 5,672 59,411
Bristol County 64.51% 136,325 29.74% 62,848 5.76% 12,164 211,337
Dukes County 61.81% 5,474 26.14% 2,315 12.05% 1,067 8,856
Essex County 57.49% 178,400 35.45% 110,010 7.06% 21,923 310,333
Franklin County 53.78% 17,945 30.50% 10,176 15.72% 5,245 33,366
Hampden County 58.17% 100,103 34.61% 59,558 7.22% 12,432 172,093
Hampshire County 56.16% 38,543 27.98% 19,202 15.86% 10,881 68,626
Middlesex County 61.49% 404,043 30.27% 198,914 8.23% 54,091 657,048
Nantucket County 58.34% 2,874 32.97% 1,624 8.69% 428 4,926
Norfolk County 59.41% 188,450 33.75% 107,033 6.84% 21,694 317,177
Plymouth County 54.53% 115,376 39.11% 82,751 6.36% 13,450 211,577
Suffolk County 71.38% 154,888 20.48% 44,441 8.14% 17,671 217,000
Worcester County 56.02% 173,679 36.81% 114,139 7.17% 22,240 310,058

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]

  1. ^ "2000 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.

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