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:

CandidatePartyPopular votePercentage voteElectoral College
G W BushRepublican50,456,16947.9271
Al GoreDemocrat50,996,11648.4266
Ralph NadarGreen2,831,0662.70
Pat BuchananReform447,79800

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

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