Presidential Election of 2000, Electoral and Popular Vote Summary

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

This table provides information about the election results between candidates Albert A. Gore, George W. Bush, and Ralph Nader

Principal Candidates for President and Vice President:
Republican—George W. Bush; Richard B. Cheney (winner)
Democratic—Albert A. Gore, Jr.; Joseph I. Lieberman
Green—Ralph Nader; Winona LaDuke

 George W.
Bush
Albert A.
Gore, Jr.
Ralph
Nader
Electoral votes
 Popular
vote
% Popular
vote
% Popular
vote
% R DG
Alabama 941,17356%692,61142%18,323 1%9  
Alaska 167,3985979,0042828,747103  
Arizona 781,65251685,3414545,645 38  
Arkansas 472,94051422,7684613,421 16  
California 4,567,429425,861,20353418,707 4 54 
Colorado 883,74851738,2274291,434 58  
Connecticut 561,09438816,0155664,452 4 8 
Delaware 137,28842180,068558,307 3 3 
DC18,0739171,9238510,576 5 21 
Florida2,912,790492,912,2534997,488 225  
Georgia 1,419,720551,116,2304313,4322 113  
Hawaii 137,84537205,2865621,623 6 4 
Idaho 336,93767138,6372812,2922 24  
Illinois 2,019,421432,589,02655103,759 2 22 
Indiana 1,245,83657901,9804118,5312 112  
Iowa 634,37348638,5174929,374 2 7 
Kansas 622,33258399,2763736,086 36  
Kentucky 872,49257638,8984123,192 28  
Louisiana 927,87153792,3444520,473 19  
Maine 286,61644319,9514937,127 6 4 
Maryland813,797401,145,7825653,768 3 10 
Massachusetts 878,502331,616,48760173,564 6 12 
Michigan 1,953,139462,170,4185184,165 2 18 
Minnesota 1,109,659461,168,26648126,696 5 10 
Mississippi 572,84458404,614418,122 17  
Missouri 1,189,924501,111,1384738,515 211  
Montana 240,17858137,1263324,437 63  
Nebraska 433,86262231,7803324,540 45  
Nevada 301,57550279,9784615,008 24  
New Hampshire 273,55948266,3484722,198 44  
New Jersey 1,284,173401,788,8505694,554 3 15 
New Mexico286,41748286,7834821,251 4 5 
New York 2,403,374354,107,69760244,030 4 33 
North Carolina 1,631,163561,257,6924314  
North Dakota 174,8526195,284339,486 33  
Ohio 2,351,209502,186,19046117,857 321  
Oklahoma 744,33760474,276388  
Oregon713,57747720,3424777,357 5 7 
Pennsylvania 2,281,127462,485,96751103,392 2 23 
Rhode Island 130,55532249,5086125,052 6 4 
South Carolina 785,93757565,5614120,200 18  
South Dakota 190,70060118,804383  
Tennessee 1,061,94951981,7204719,781 111  
Texas 3,799,639592,433,74638137,994 232  
Utah 515,09667203,0532635,850 55  
Vermont 119,77541149,0225120,374 7 3 
Virginia 1,437,490521,217,2904459,398 213  
Washington 1,108,864451,247,65250103,002 4 11 
West Virginia 336,47552295,4974610,680 25  
Wisconsin 1,237,279481,242,9874894,070 4 11 
Wyoming 147,9476860,481284,6252 23  
Total 50,456,00247.87%50,999,89748.38%2,882,9552.74%271266 
NOTE: Total electoral votes = 538. Total electoral votes needed to win = 270. Dash (—) indicates not on ballot.
Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding and other candidates.
1. The District of Columbia has 3 votes. There was 1 abstention.
2. Write-in votes.
Source: Federal Election Commission.

Voting age population (Census Bureau Population Survey for Nov. 2000): 205,815,000
Percentage of voting age population casting a vote for president: 51.3%