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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
  Gore—70-80%
  Gore—60-70%
  Gore—50-60%
  Bush—<50%
  Bush—50-60%

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

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.

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Polling

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

Results

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%

Electors

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

References

  1. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2000/08/19/us/the-2000-campaign-the-impressions-new-jersey-in-a-swing-state-cheers-and-doubts.html
  2. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2000/07/23/weekinreview/july-16-22-making-margin-calls-in-a-tightening-race.html
  3. ^ http://www.270towin.com/states/New_Jersey
  4. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/
  5. ^ http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/2000presgeresults.htm
  6. ^ http://www.uselectionatlas.org/INFORMATION/ARTICLES/pe2000timeline.php
  7. ^ http://presidentelect.org/e2000.html

See also

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