USA 2000 election

USA 2000 election

American politics in the year 2000 was dominated by the election for president. Few in America could have predicted that the Gore versus Bush election 'fight' would have been so close and controversial, ending with an input by the Supreme Court.

The result of the election is as follows:

Candidate Party Popular vote Percentage vote Electoral College
G W Bush Republican 50,456,169 47.9 271
Al Gore Democrat 50,996,116 48.4 266
Ralph Nadar Green 2,831,066 2.7 0
Pat Buchanan Reform 447,798 0 0

Bush won 30 states and Gore won 21 (including Washington DC)

Urban v Rural 

Cities of 500,000 or more - Gore 74%  Bush 26%

Cities of 50,000 to 500,000 - Gore 59%  Bush 41%

Towns of 10,000 to 50,000 - Gore 38%  Bush 60%

Suburbs - Gore 44%  Bush 48%

Rural areas - Gore 36%  Bush 60%

Geographical split 

East - Gore 53%  Bush 44%

Midwest - Gore 44%  Bush 54%

South - Gore 32%  Bush 66%

West - Gore 44%  Bush 52%

Poll of those who attend church regularly 

More than once a week - Gore 37%  Bush 63%

Once a week - Gore 40%  Bush 57%

Once a month - Gore 52%  Bush 47%

Seldom attend - Gore 54%  Bush 43%

Never - Gore 61%  Bush 33%

Closest states

Florida - Bush 48.85% of votes; Gore 48.84%. Voter difference in Florida = 537

New Mexico - Bush 47.85% of votes; Gore 47.91%. Voter difference in New Mexico = 366

Wisconsin -    Bush 47.61% of votes; Gore 47.83%. Voter difference in Wisconsin = 5,708


MLA Citation/Reference

"USA 2000 election". HistoryLearningSite.co.uk. 2014. Web.






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