2000 Delaware gubernatorial election

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Delaware gubernatorial election, 2000

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Nominee Ruth Ann Minner John Burris
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 191,695 128,603
Percentage 59.24% 39.75%

Delaware Governor Election Results by County, 2000.svg
County Results
Minner:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Tom Carper

Elected Governor

Ruth Ann Minner

The 2000 Delaware gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 2000 coinciding with the Presidential election. Lieutenant Governor and Democratic nominee Ruth Ann Minner squared off against Republican nominee John M. Burris and won in a small landslide on election day. Incumbent governor Tom Carper was term-limited and instead ran for the U.S. Senate.


Democratic Party[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ruth Ann Minner 38,779 100.00

Republican Party[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John M. Burris 13,893 50.08
Republican William Swain Lee 13,847 49.92
Total votes 27,740 100.00

Independent Party of Delaware[edit]

  • Floyd E. McDowell




Delaware gubernatorial election, 2000[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Ruth Ann Minner 191,695 59.24% -10.25%
Republican John M. Burris 128,603 39.75% +9.24%
Delaware Independent Floyd E. McDowell 3,271 1.1%
Majority 63,092 19.50% -19.49%
Turnout 323,569
Democratic hold Swing