United States presidential election in Utah, 2000

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United States presidential election in Utah, 2000
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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 5 0
Popular vote 515,096 203,053
Percentage 66.8% 26.3%

County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton

Elected President

George W. Bush

The 2000 United States presidential election in Utah 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 5 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Utah was won by Governor George W. Bush by a 40.5% margin of victory. This was one of Bush's best and one of Gore's worst performances in the country.


United States presidential election in Utah, 2000
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George W. Bush 515,096 66.8% 5
Democratic Al Gore 203,053 26.3% 0
Green Party Ralph Nader 35,850 4.7% 0
Reform Patrick Buchanan 9,319 1.2% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 3,616 0.5% 0
Independent Howard Phillips 2,709 0.4% 0
Natural Law John Hagelin 763 0.1% 0
Socialist Workers James Harris 186 0.0% 0
Independent Louie Youngkeit 161 0.0% 0
Write Ins - 1 0.0% 0
Totals - 100.00% 5
Voter turnout (Voting age population)

By congressional district[edit]

Bush won all three congressional districts.

District Bush Gore Representative
1st 68% 27% James V. Hansen
2nd 67% 31% Merrill Cook
Jim Matheson
3rd 75% 24% Chris Cannon


Technically the voters of Utah cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Utah is allocated 5 electors because it has 3 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 5 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 5 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[1] 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:[2]

  1. Michael Leavitt
  2. Olene Walker
  3. Lewis Billings
  4. Arlene Ellis
  5. Ron Fox


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