World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

United States presidential election in New Jersey, 2000


United States presidential election in New Jersey, 2000

United States presidential election in New Jersey, 2000

November 7, 2000

Nominee Al Gore George W. Bush
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Tennessee Texas
Running mate Joe Lieberman Dick Cheney
Electoral vote 15 0
Popular vote 1,788,850 1,284,173
Percentage 56.13% 40.29%

County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton

Elected President

George W. Bush

The 2000 United States presidential election in New Jersey took place on November 7, 2000 throughout all 50 states and Green Party candidate Ralph Nader running a distant third.



Poll source Date(s)
Margin of
Gore (D)
George W.
Bush (R)
Nader (G)
Buchanan (Ref)
The New York Times October 12–15, 2000 908 RV ± 3% 49% 34% 8% 1% 8%


United States presidential election in New Jersey, 2000[5]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Al Gore 1,788,850 56.13% 15
Republican George W. Bush 1,284,173 40.29% 0
Green Ralph Nader 94,554 2.97% 0
Reform Pat Buchanan 6,989 0.22% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 6,312 0.20% 0
Natural Law John Hagelin 2,215 0.07% 0
Socialist David McReynolds 1,880 0.06% 0
Constitution Howard Phillips 1,409 0.04% 0
Socialist Workers James Harris 844 0.03% 0
Totals 3,187,226 100.00% 15
Voter Turnout (Voting age/Registered) 50%/68%


Technically the voters of NJ cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. NJ is allocated 15 electors because it has 13 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 15 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 15 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[6] 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 Gore and Lieberman:[7]

  • Paul M. Bangiola
  • Angelo R. Bianchi
  • Mamie Bridgeforth
  • Dennis P. Collins
  • John Garrett
  • Deborah Lynch
  • Patricia McCullough
  • John McGreevey
  • June B. Montag
  • W. Michael Murphy
  • Jeffrey L. Nash
  • Barbara A. Plumeri
  • Julia Valdivia
  • Stephen S. Weinstein
  • Charles Wowkanech


  1. ^
  2. ^
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^
  6. ^
  7. ^

See also

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.