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United States presidential election in Mississippi, 2000

 

United States presidential election in Mississippi, 2000

United States presidential election in Mississippi, 2000

November 7, 2000

 
Nominee George W. Bush Al Gore
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Texas Tennessee
Running mate Dick Cheney Joe Lieberman
Electoral vote 7 0
Popular vote 573,230 404,964
Percentage 57.6% 40.7%

County Results
  Gore—80-90%
  Gore—70-80%
  Gore—60-70%
  Gore—50-60%
  Bush—<50%
  Bush—50-60%
  Bush—60-70%
  Bush—70-80%

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

The 2000 United States presidential election in Mississippi took place on November 7, 2000 throughout all 50 states and D.C., which was part of the 2000 United States presidential election. Voters chose 7 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

George W. Bush with a double digit magin of victory. Bush won most of the counties and congressional districts of the state. Bush dominated the east part of the state. Gore did well in the west part of the state, where he won the 2nd district.

Results

United States presidential election in Mississippi, 2000
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George W. Bush 573,230 57.6% 7
Democratic Al Gore 404,964 40.7% 0
Green Ralph Nader 8,126 0.8% 0
Constitution Howard Phillips 3,267 0.3% 0
Reform Patrick Buchanan 2,267 0.2% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 2,009 0.2% 0
Socialist Workers James Harris 613 0.1% 0
Natural Law John Hagelin 450 0.1% 0
Totals - 100.00% 7
Voter turnout (Voting age/registered) 48%/57%

Electors

Technically the voters of Mississippi cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Mississippi is allocated 7 electors because it has 5 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 7 electors, who pledge to vote for their candidate and his or her running mate. Whoever wins the majority of votes in the state is awarded all 7 electoral votes. Their chosen electors then vote for President and Vice President. Although electors are pledged to their candidate and running mate, they are not obligated to vote for them. An elector who votes for someone other than his or her candidate is known as a faithless elector.

The electors of each state and the District of Columbia met on December 18, 2000[1] to cast their votes for President and Vice President. The Electoral College itself never meets as one body. Instead the electors from each state and the District of Columbia met in their respective capitols.

The following were the members of the Electoral College from the state. All were pledged to and voted for George W. Bush and Dick Cheney:[2]

  1. Bob Anthony
  2. Miki Cassidy
  3. Thomas Colbert
  4. Delbert Hosemann
  5. Ellen Reineke
  6. John Junkin
  7. Kent Nicaud

References

  1. ^ http://www.uselectionatlas.org/INFORMATION/ARTICLES/pe2000timeline.php
  2. ^ http://presidentelect.org/e2000.html

See also

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