United States presidential election in North Dakota, 2000

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United States presidential election in North Dakota, 2000
North Dakota
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  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 3 0
Popular vote 174,852 95,284
Percentage 60.7% 33.1%

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County Results
  Gore—60-70%
  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 North Dakota 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 3 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

North Dakota was won by Governor George W. Bush with a double digit margin of victory of 27.6%. Bush won most of the counties of the state. He won all but two counties: Rolette County, which Gore won with 61% of the vote and Sioux County, which Gore won with 70% of the vote. North Dakota gave Pat Buchanan his best performance in the nation with 2.5% of the vote,[1] whilst third party candidates performed very well overall obtaining a total of 6.6% of the vote.[2]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in North Dakota, 2000
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George W. Bush 174,852 60.7% 3
Democratic Al Gore 95,284 33.1% 0
Green Ralph Nader 9,497 3.3% 0
Reform Patrick Buchanan 7,288 2.5% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 671 0.2% 0
Constitution Howard Phillips 373 0.1% 0
Natural Law John Hagelin 302 0.1% 0
Totals - 100.00% 3
Voter turnout 60%

Electors[edit]

Technically the voters of North Dakota cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. North Dakota is allocated 3 electors because it has 1 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 3 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 3 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. Rosemarie Myrdal
  2. Edward T. Schafer
  3. Bryce Steibel

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