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North Carolina gubernatorial election, 2000

North Carolina gubernatorial election, 2000

7 November 2000

Nominee Mike Easley Richard Vinroot
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,530,324 1,360,960
Percentage 52.02% 46.26%

County Results

Governor before election

Jim Hunt

Elected Governor

Mike Easley

The North Carolina gubernatorial election of 2000 was held on 7 November 2000. The general election was fought between the Republican nominee Richard Vinroot and the Democrat nominee Mike Easley. Easley won by 52% to 46%, and succeeded fellow Democrat Jim Hunt as Governor.


  • Primaries 1
    • Democratic 1.1
    • Republican 1.2
  • General election results 2
  • Footnotes 3



2000 North Carolina gubernatorial Democratic primary election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Mike Easley 330,764 58.86
Democratic Dennis A. Wicker 203,723 36.25
Democratic Bob Ayers 9,224 1.64
Democratic Ken Rogers 7,998 1.42
Turnout 561,940


2000 North Carolina gubernatorial Republican primary election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Richard Vinroot 142,820 45.48
Republican N. Leo Daughtry 116,115 36.97
Republican Charles Neely 48,101 15.32
Republican Art Manning 7,019 2.23
Turnout 314,055

General election results

2000 North Carolina gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Mike Easley 1,530,324 52.02
Republican Richard Vinroot 1,360,960 46.26
Libertarian Barbara Howe 42,674 1.45
Reform Douglas Schell 8,104 0.28
Turnout 2,942,062


  1. ^ a b c "North Carolina DataNet #46".  
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