United States presidential election in Virginia, 2000

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United States presidential election in Virginia, 2000

← 1996 November 7, 2000 2004 →
Turnout 67.2% (of registered voters)[1]

  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 13 0
Popular vote 1,437,490 1,217,290
Percentage 52.5% 44.4%

Virginia Presidential Election Results by Shaded County, 2000.svg
County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

The 2000 United States presidential election in Virginia took place on November 7, 2000, and was part of the 2000 United States presidential election. Voters chose 13 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Virginia, a state that hadn't gone Democratic since 1964, was won by Governor George W. Bush with a margin of victory of 8%. It would not vote Democratic again until 2008. The 2000 election was the last time Fairfax County, Virginia's most populous county, would go Republican. Fairfax's switch to the Democrats in recent years has resulted in the state turning Democratic.

Primaries[edit]

Analysis[edit]

Despite the small margin of victory, Bush won most of the rural areas and the highly populated areas such as Fairfax County and Prince William County. Gore's strongest performance was within the greater Fairfax County area, Virginia's 8th congressional district and Virginia's 11th congressional district, both of which he won. He also won Virginia's 3rd congressional district. As of the 2016 presidential election, this was the last time Russell County and the independent City of Norton voted Democratic for president, and the last time Fairfax County and Prince Edward County voted Republican for president.[2] Albemarle County and the independent cities of Fairfax, Danville, and Williamsburg have also not voted Republican since this election, while Southampton County has not voted Democratic since.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Virginia, 2000[3]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George W. Bush Dick Cheney 1,437,490 52.47% 13
Democratic Al Gore Joe Lieberman 1,217,290 44.44% 0
Green Ralph Nader Winona LaDuke 59,398 2.17% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne Art Olivier 15,198 0.55% 0
Reform Pat Buchanan Ezola Foster 5,455 0.20% 0
Constitution Howard Phillips Curtis Frazier 1,809 0.07% 0
Write-ins Write-ins - 2,807 0.10% 0
Totals 2,739,447 100.00% 13
Voter turnout ???

Results breakdown[edit]

By county/city[edit]

County/City Gore% Gore# Bush% Bush# Others% Others# Total
Accomack County 42.70% 5,092 53.27% 6,352 4.03% 481 11,925
Albemarle County 43.42% 16,255 50.54% 18,921 6.04% 2,262 37,438
Alleghany County 43.22% 2,214 54.81% 2,808 1.97% 101 5,123
Amelia County 36.64% 1,754 61.56% 2,947 1.80% 86 4,787
Amherst County 41.10% 4,812 56.88% 6,660 2.02% 236 11,708
Appomattox County 35.97% 2,132 61.65% 3,654 2.38% 141 5,927
Arlington County 60.25% 50,260 34.23% 28,555 5.52% 4,601 83,416
Augusta County 26.29% 6,643 70.22% 17,744 3.49% 882 25,269
Bath County 37.19% 822 59.32% 1,311 3.48% 77 2,210
Bedford County 31.21% 8,160 65.87% 17,224 2.93% 765 26,149
Bland County 31.66% 851 65.44% 1,759 2.90% 78 2,688
Botetourt County 33.43% 4,627 64.07% 8,867 2.50% 346 13,840
Brunswick County 56.48% 3,387 42.70% 2,561 0.82% 49 5,997
Buchanan County 58.29% 5,745 39.23% 3,867 2.48% 244 9,856
Buckingham County 46.96% 2,561 50.20% 2,738 2.84% 155 5,454
Campbell County 32.76% 6,659 64.76% 13,162 2.47% 503 20,324
Caroline County 51.66% 4,314 46.38% 3,873 1.95% 163 8,350
Carroll County 33.07% 3,638 64.92% 7,142 2.01% 221 11,001
Charles City County 64.61% 1,981 33.37% 1,023 2.02% 62 3,066
Charlotte County 40.40% 2,017 57.18% 2,855 2.42% 121 4,993
Chesterfield County 34.90% 38,638 63.16% 69,924 1.94% 2,150 110,712
Clarke County 41.01% 2,166 54.58% 2,883 4.41% 233 5,282
Craig County 34.14% 851 63.38% 1,580 2.49% 62 2,493
Culpeper County 35.65% 4,364 60.77% 7,440 3.58% 438 12,242
Cumberland County 40.06% 1,405 56.29% 1,974 3.65% 128 3,507
Dickenson County 54.68% 3,951 43.21% 3,122 2.12% 153 7,226
Dinwiddie County 43.79% 4,001 54.28% 4,959 1.93% 176 9,136
Essex County 45.68% 1,750 52.08% 1,995 2.24% 86 3,831
Fairfax County 47.54% 196,501 48.91% 202,181 3.55% 14,656 413,338
Fauquier County 35.38% 8,296 61.66% 14,456 2.96% 694 23,446
Floyd County 34.11% 1,957 59.65% 3,423 6.24% 358 5,738
Fluvanna County 39.42% 3,431 57.01% 4,962 3.56% 310 8,703
Franklin County 37.95% 7,145 59.62% 11,225 2.44% 459 18,829
Frederick County 31.98% 7,158 65.10% 14,574 2.92% 654 22,386
Giles County 44.05% 3,004 52.40% 3,574 3.55% 242 6,820
Gloucester County 33.24% 4,553 63.64% 8,718 3.12% 427 13,698
Goochland County 45.35% 3,197 51.83% 3,654 2.82% 199 7,050
Grayson County 36.01% 2,467 61.83% 4,236 2.16% 148 6,851
Greene County 32.80% 1,774 62.41% 3,375 4.79% 259 5,408
Greensville County 59.24% 2,314 40.07% 1,565 0.69% 27 3,906
Halifax County 42.37% 5,963 54.95% 7,732 2.68% 377 14,072
Hanover County 28.97% 12,044 68.83% 28,614 2.20% 915 41,573
Henrico County 42.68% 48,645 55.18% 62,887 2.14% 2,444 113,976
Henry County 41.46% 8,898 55.31% 11,870 3.23% 694 21,462
Highland County 31.52% 453 65.55% 942 2.92% 42 1,437
Isle of Wight County 39.89% 5,162 58.63% 7,587 1.48% 191 12,940
James City County 37.14% 9,090 59.77% 14,628 3.09% 757 24,475
King and Queen County 48.51% 1,387 49.77% 1,423 1.71% 49 2,859
King George County 35.41% 2,070 61.41% 3,590 3.18% 186 5,846
King William County 36.84% 2,125 61.49% 3,547 1.66% 96 5,768
Lancaster County 35.52% 1,937 62.54% 3,411 1.94% 106 5,454
Lee County 46.08% 4,031 52.02% 4,551 1.90% 166 8,748
Loudoun County 40.98% 30,938 56.23% 42,453 2.80% 2,112 75,503
Louisa County 42.70% 4,309 54.12% 5,461 3.18% 321 10,091
Lunenburg County 44.13% 2,026 54.67% 2,510 1.20% 55 4,591
Madison County 36.70% 1,844 58.51% 2,940 4.80% 241 5,025
Mathews County 32.52% 1,499 64.03% 2,951 3.45% 159 4,609
Mecklenburg County 40.95% 4,797 56.86% 6,660 2.19% 256 11,713
Middlesex County 35.65% 1,671 60.68% 2,844 3.67% 172 4,687
Montgomery County 43.16% 11,720 51.53% 13,991 5.31% 1,442 27,153
Nelson County 47.35% 2,907 47.45% 2,913 5.20% 319 6,139
New Kent County 33.68% 2,055 64.47% 3,934 1.85% 113 6,102
Northampton County 47.83% 2,340 47.00% 2,299 5.17% 253 4,892
Northumberland County 37.80% 2,118 60.00% 3,362 2.20% 123 5,603
Nottoway County 44.79% 2,460 52.26% 2,870 2.95% 162 5,492
Orange County 34.11% 2,726 63.68% 5,089 2.21% 177 7,992
Page County 30.52% 2,254 66.36% 4,901 3.11% 230 7,385
Patrick County 30.52% 2,254 66.36% 4,901 3.11% 230 7,385
Pittsylvania County 27.89% 2,708 70.25% 6,820 1.85% 180 9,708
Powhatan County 45.92% 2,922 50.51% 3,214 3.57% 227 6,363
Prince Edward County 38.41% 4,182 60.43% 6,579 1.16% 126 10,887
Prince George County 44.53% 44,745 52.54% 52,788 2.93% 2,945 100,478
Prince William County 41.40% 5,255 55.85% 7,089 2.76% 350 12,694
Pulaski County 41.70% 1,462 52.77% 1,850 5.53% 194 3,506
Rappahannock County 36.49% 1,076 60.50% 1,784 3.02% 89 2,949
Richmond County 37.71% 16,141 60.13% 25,740 2.17% 927 42,808
Roanoke County 37.75% 2,953 57.80% 4,522 4.45% 348 7,823
Rockbridge County 24.33% 5,834 72.90% 17,482 2.78% 666 23,982
Rockingham County 50.43% 5,442 46.94% 5,065 2.63% 284 10,791
Russell County 38.05% 3,552 59.29% 5,535 2.66% 248 9,335
Scott County 30.60% 4,420 66.70% 9,636 2.70% 390 14,446
Shenandoah County 41.19% 4,836 56.05% 6,580 2.76% 324 11,740
Smyth County 50.04% 3,359 49.06% 3,293 0.89% 60 6,712
Southampton County 38.46% 13,455 59.28% 20,739 2.26% 791 34,985
Spotsylvania County 93.35% 12,596 00.15% 21 6.49% 876 13,493
Stafford County 57.12% 1,845 40.65% 1,313 2.23% 72 3,230
Surry County 51.36% 2,006 44.67% 1,745 3.97% 155 3,906
Sussex County 44.22% 7,227 52.96% 8,655 2.83% 462 16,344
Tazewell County 38.69% 4,323 56.69% 6,335 4.62% 516 11,174
Warren County 37.33% 7,549 59.66% 12,064 3.00% 607 20,220
Washington County 38.57% 2,737 57.55% 4,084 3.89% 276 7,097
Westmoreland County 48.49% 2,922 48.66% 2,932 2.85% 172 6,026
Wise County 48.17% 6,412 48.87% 6,504 2.96% 394 13,310
Wythe County 33.98% 3,462 64.18% 6,539 1.84% 187 10,188
York County 35.09% 8,622 62.32% 15,312 2.58% 634 24,568
Alexandria 60.93% 33,633 34.50% 19,043 4.57% 2,523 55,199
Bedford 44.16% 1,078 51.99% 1,269 3.85% 94 2,441
Bristol 42.14% 2,646 55.66% 3,495 2.20% 138 6,279
Buena Vista 47.65% 941 49.62% 980 2.73% 54 1,975
Charlottesville 58.70% 7,762 30.51% 4,034 10.80% 1,428 13,224
Chesapeake 45.02% 33,578 53.21% 39,684 1.77% 1,323 74,585
Clifton Forge 56.66% 868 40.01% 613 3.33% 51 1,532
Colonial Heights 26.99% 2,100 70.92% 5,519 2.09% 163 7,782
Covington 52.76% 1,168 43.63% 966 3.61% 80 2,214
Danville 44.91% 8,221 51.49% 9,427 3.60% 659 18,307
Emporia 53.65% 1,116 45.10% 938 1.25% 26 2,080
Fairfax 45.64% 4,361 49.83% 4,762 4.53% 433 9,556
Falls Church 55.59% 3,109 38.10% 2,131 6.31% 353 5,593
Franklin 55.25% 1,763 43.65% 1,393 1.10% 35 3,191
Fredericksburg 50.29% 3,360 43.93% 2,935 5.78% 386 6,681
Galax 45.01% 996 52.42% 1,160 2.58% 57 2,213
Hampton 57.41% 27,490 40.85% 19,561 1.75% 836 47,887
Harrisonburg 34.97% 3,482 57.65% 5,741 7.38% 735 9,958
Hopewell 43.34% 3,024 53.73% 3,749 2.94% 205 6,978
Lexington 48.97% 1,048 44.72% 957 6.31% 135 2,140
Lynchburg 44.13% 10,374 53.25% 12,518 2.61% 614 23,506
Manassas 42.40% 5,262 54.41% 6,752 3.19% 396 12,410
Manassas Park 40.62% 1,048 56.59% 1,460 2.79% 72 2,580
Martinsville 53.53% 3,048 44.96% 2,560 1.51% 86 5,694
Newport News 51.50% 29,779 46.70% 27,006 1.80% 1,040 57,825
Norfolk 61.70% 38,221 35.39% 21,920 2.91% 1,805 61,946
Norton 56.67% 867 41.76% 639 1.57% 24 1,530
Petersburg 79.11% 8,751 19.07% 2,109 1.83% 202 11,062
Poquoson 24.71% 1,448 72.87% 4,271 2.42% 142 5,861
Portsmouth 62.86% 22,286 35.62% 12,628 1.53% 541 35,455
Radford 46.38% 2,063 49.24% 2,190 4.38% 195 4,448
Richmond 64.80% 42,717 30.74% 20,265 4.47% 2,944 65,926
Roanoke 53.59% 17,920 43.75% 14,630 2.67% 892 33,442
Salem 40.37% 4,348 57.46% 6,188 2.17% 234 10,770
Staunton 39.04% 3,324 57.29% 4,878 3.66% 312 8,514
Suffolk 50.57% 12,471 47.99% 11,836 1.44% 354 24,661
Virginia Beach 41.58% 62,268 55.87% 83,674 2.56% 3,829 149,771
Waynesboro 38.54% 2,737 57.50% 4,084 3.96% 281 7,102
Williamsburg 46.28% 1,724 47.70% 1,777 6.01% 224 3,725
Winchester 42.07% 3,318 54.70% 4,314 3.22% 254 7,886

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Registration/Turnout Statistics". Virginia Department of Elections. 
  2. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  3. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2000election.pdf

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