United States presidential election in West Virginia, 2000

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United States presidential election in West Virginia, 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 336,475 295,497
Percentage 51.9% 45.6%

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County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

The 2000 United States presidential election in West Virginia took place on November 7, 2000, and 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.

West Virginia gave its 5 electoral votes to Governor George W. Bush, the first time a Republican carried this state since 1984 and only the fourth time since 1932. Bush won the statewide results by a margin of 6.3%. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which the Democratic candidate won Kanawha County, Harrison County, Lincoln County, and Wyoming County. This is the 1st time since 1928 that a republican candidate, who was not the incumbent president, won West Virginia.

Primaries[edit]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in West Virginia, 2000
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George W. Bush 336,475 51.92% 5
Democratic Al Gore 295,497 45.59% 0
Green Ralph Nader 10,680 1.65% 0
Reform Patrick Buchanan 3,169 0.49% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 1,912 0.30% 0
Natural Law John Hagelin 367 0.06% 0
Write Ins - 24 <0.01% 0
Totals 648,124 100.00% 5
Voter turnout %

By congressional district[edit]

Bush won two of the three congressional districts.[1]

District Bush Gore Representative
1st 54% 43% Alan Mollohan
2nd 54% 44% Bob Wise
Shelley Moore Capito
3rd 47% 51% Nick Rahall

By county[edit]

County Gore% Gore# Bush% Bush# Others% Others# Total
Barbour County 41.37% 2,503 56.37% 3,411 2.26% 137 6,051
Berkeley County 38.23% 8,797 59.19% 13,619 2.58% 594 23,010
Boone County 61.88% 5,656 36.68% 3,353 1.44% 132 9,141
Braxton County 51.03% 2,719 47.47% 2,529 1.50% 80 5,328
Brooke County 49.74% 4,678 44.60% 4,195 5.66% 532 9,405
Cabell County 46.24% 14,896 51.03% 16,440 2.73% 880 32,216
Calhoun County 42.52% 1,112 54.49% 1,425 2.98% 78 2,615
Clay County 45.14% 1,617 52.68% 1,887 2.18% 78 3,582
Doddridge County 27.45% 773 69.42% 1,955 3.13% 88 2,816
Fayette County 57.26% 8,371 40.34% 5,897 2.40% 351 14,619
Gilmer County 39.85% 1,092 56.93% 1,560 3.21% 88 2,740
Grant County 19.65% 891 78.76% 3,571 1.59% 72 4,534
Greenbrier County 43.93% 5,627 53.61% 6,866 2.46% 315 12,808
Hampshire County 33.93% 2,069 63.62% 3,879 2.44% 149 6,097
Hancock County 46.39% 6,249 47.94% 6,458 5.68% 765 13,472
Hardy County 35.91% 1,621 62.38% 2,816 1.71% 77 4,514
Harrison County 48.95% 13,009 48.72% 12,948 2.34% 621 26,578
Jackson County 42.86% 4,937 55.05% 6,341 2.08% 240 11,518
Jefferson County 47.71% 6,860 49.00% 7,045 3.29% 473 14,378
Kanawha County 50.25% 38,524 48.01% 36,809 1.74% 1,337 76,670
Lewis County 38.39% 2,355 58.79% 3,606 2.82% 173 6,134
Lincoln County 52.77% 3,939 45.40% 3,389 1.82% 136 7,464
Logan County 61.83% 8,927 36.94% 5,334 1.23% 178 14,439
Marion County 53.84% 12,315 43.60% 9,972 2.56% 586 22,873
Marshall County 44.45% 6,000 50.81% 6,859 4.73% 639 13,498
Mason County 44.22% 4,963 53.21% 5,972 2.57% 288 11,223
McDowell County 66.34% 4,845 32.15% 2,348 1.51% 110 7,303
Mercer County 44.22% 8,347 54.07% 10,206 1.71% 322 18,875
Mineral County 34.15% 3,341 63.18% 6,180 2.67% 261 9,782
Mingo County 60.23% 6,049 38.49% 3,866 1.27% 128 10,043
Monongalia County 46.05% 12,603 49.68% 13,595 4.27% 1,169 27,367
Monroe County 40.75% 2,094 57.21% 2,940 2.04% 105 5,139
Morgan County 33.59% 1,939 63.05% 3,639 3.36% 194 5,772
Nicholas County 47.31% 4,059 50.81% 4,359 1.88% 161 8,579
Ohio County 42.60% 7,653 53.48% 9,607 3.92% 704 17,964
Pendleton County 36.39% 1,172 61.97% 1,996 1.65% 53 3,221
Pleasants County 39.50% 1,267 58.73% 1,884 1.78% 57 3,208
Pocahontas County 40.15% 1,392 56.82% 1,970 3.03% 105 3,467
Preston County 33.67% 3,515 63.29% 6,607 3.04% 317 10,439
Putnam County 38.63% 7,891 59.60% 12,173 1.77% 362 20,426
Raleigh County 45.91% 11,047 52.31% 12,587 1.77% 427 24,061
Randolph County 42.21% 4,028 55.00% 5,248 2.79% 266 9,542
Ritchie County 26.86% 1,024 71.27% 2,717 1.86% 71 3,812
Roane County 41.46% 2,332 56.39% 3,172 2.15% 121 5,625
Summers County 48.78% 2,299 48.89% 2,304 2.33% 110 4,713
Taylor County 43.29% 2,473 54.69% 3,124 2.01% 115 5,712
Tucker County 39.42% 1,319 57.83% 1,935 2.75% 92 3,346
Tyler County 30.91% 1,214 65.73% 2,582 3.36% 132 3,928
Upshur County 34.10% 2,770 63.58% 5,165 2.31% 188 8,123
Wayne County 48.89% 7,940 49.21% 7,993 1.90% 308 16,241
Webster County 53.33% 1,764 44.86% 1,484 1.81% 60 3,308
Wetzel County 45.31% 2,849 51.51% 3,239 3.18% 200 6,288
Wirt County 34.34% 818 63.73% 1,518 1.93% 46 2,382
Wood County 37.40% 12,664 60.34% 20,428 2.26% 765 33,857
Wyoming County 54.44% 4,289 44.08% 3,473 1.47% 116 7,878

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