2000 United States presidential election in Idaho

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United States presidential election in Idaho, 2000

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Nominee George W. Bush Al Gore
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Texas Tennessee
Running mate Dick Cheney Joe Lieberman
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 336,937 138,637
Percentage 67.17% 27.64%

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County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

The 2000 United States presidential election in Idaho took place on November 7, 2000, as part of the 2000 United States presidential election. Voters chose 4 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Idaho has become one of the most reliable red states in the country, and in 2000 Governor George W. Bush easily won the state, every congressional district, and county except Blaine County. In fact, the only other county in the state that Gore received at least forty percent from was Shoshone. Third party candidates totaled 5.2 percent of the votes, thus Gore did very poorly in the state getting below thirty percent of the state’s vote.

With 67.17% of the popular vote, Idaho proved to be Bush's second strongest state in the 2000 election after neighboring Wyoming.[1]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Idaho, 2000[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George W. Bush Dick Cheney 336,937 67.17% 4
Democratic Al Gore Joe Lieberman 138,637 27.64% 0
Write in Ralph Nader Winona LaDuke 12,292 2.45% 0
Reform Patrick Buchanan Ezola Foster 7,615 1.52% 0
Others - - 6,140 1.22% 0
Totals 501,621 100.00% 4
Voter turnout %

Results by county[edit]

George Walker Bush
Republican
Albert Arnold Gore Jr.
Democratic
Ralph Nader
Write-in
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Ada 75,050 60.78% 40,650 32.92% 4,846 3.92% 2,939 2.37% 34,400 27.86% 123,485
Adams 1,476 77.30% 336 17.60% 41 2.15% 56 2.92% 1,140 59.70% 1,909
Bannock 18,223 59.07% 10,892 35.30% 920 2.98% 817 2.64% 7,331 23.77% 30,852
Bear Lake 2,296 79.20% 517 17.83% 15 0.52% 71 2.44% 1,779 61.37% 2,899
Benewah 2,606 70.68% 895 24.27% 56 1.52% 130 3.53% 1,711 46.41% 3,687
Bingham 10,628 73.47% 3,310 22.88% 74 0.51% 453 3.13% 7,318 50.59% 14,465
Blaine 3,528 44.44% 3,748 47.22% 428 5.39% 234 2.95% -220 -2.78% 7,938
Boise 2,019 66.09% 745 24.39% 123 4.03% 168 5.50% 1,274 41.70% 3,055
Bonner 8,945 61.53% 4,318 29.70% 893 6.14% 381 2.62% 4,627 31.83% 14,537
Bonneville 24,988 74.47% 7,235 21.56% 363 1.08% 970 2.89% 17,753 52.91% 33,556
Boundary 2,797 72.01% 832 21.42% 132 3.40% 123 3.16% 1,965 50.59% 3,884
Butte 1,054 72.19% 354 24.25% 5 0.34% 47 3.22% 700 47.94% 1,460
Camas 359 70.81% 113 22.29% 7 1.38% 28 5.52% 246 48.52% 507
Canyon 30,560 71.07% 10,588 24.62% 588 1.37% 1,264 2.94% 19,972 46.45% 43,000
Caribou 2,601 81.87% 475 14.95% 28 0.88% 73 2.30% 2,126 66.92% 3,177
Cassia 5,983 82.20% 1,087 14.93% 20 0.27% 189 2.60% 4,896 67.27% 7,279
Clark 311 81.41% 63 16.49% 1 0.26% 7 1.83% 248 64.92% 382
Clearwater 2,885 74.05% 841 21.59% 34 0.87% 136 3.49% 2,044 52.46% 3,896
Custer 1,794 77.00% 416 17.85% 44 1.89% 76 3.27% 1,378 59.15% 2,330
Elmore 4,891 70.21% 1,840 26.41% 97 1.39% 138 1.99% 3,051 43.80% 6,966
Franklin 3,594 84.70% 513 12.09% 19 0.45% 117 2.75% 3,081 72.61% 4,243
Fremont 4,242 83.37% 699 13.74% 33 0.65% 114 2.24% 3,543 69.63% 5,088
Gem 4,376 73.14% 1,346 22.50% 45 0.75% 216 3.61% 3,030 50.64% 5,983
Gooding 3,502 69.68% 1,282 25.51% 55 1.09% 187 3.73% 2,220 44.17% 5,026
Idaho 5,806 77.91% 1,187 15.93% 106 1.42% 353 4.74% 4,619 61.98% 7,452
Jefferson 6,480 82.70% 1,100 14.04% 25 0.32% 231 2.94% 5,380 68.66% 7,836
Jerome 4,418 73.55% 1,360 22.64% 24 0.40% 205 3.41% 3,058 50.91% 6,007
Kootenai 28,162 64.28% 13,488 30.79% 1,083 2.47% 1,079 2.46% 14,674 33.49% 43,812
Latah 8,161 53.30% 5,661 36.97% 999 6.52% 490 3.20% 2,500 16.33% 15,311
Lemhi 2,859 78.52% 660 18.13% 12 0.33% 110 3.01% 2,199 60.39% 3,641
Lewis 1,295 76.72% 335 19.85% 13 0.77% 45 2.67% 960 56.87% 1,688
Lincoln 1,049 66.65% 437 27.76% 18 1.14% 70 4.44% 612 38.89% 1,574
Madison 7,941 88.53% 816 9.10% 37 0.41% 176 1.96% 7,125 79.43% 8,970
Minidoka 4,907 75.28% 1,344 20.62% 30 0.46% 237 3.63% 3,563 54.66% 6,518
Nez Perce 10,577 66.02% 4,995 31.18% 141 0.88% 308 1.93% 5,582 34.84% 16,021
Oneida 1,426 79.31% 307 17.07% 8 0.44% 57 3.18% 1,119 62.24% 1,798
Owyhee 2,450 76.85% 623 19.54% 22 0.69% 93 2.92% 1,827 57.31% 3,188
Payette 4,961 72.34% 1,643 23.96% 80 1.17% 174 2.53% 3,318 48.38% 6,858
Power 1,872 69.10% 755 27.87% 9 0.33% 73 2.70% 1,117 41.23% 2,709
Shoshone 2,879 53.46% 2,225 41.32% 92 1.71% 189 3.51% 654 12.14% 5,385
Teton 1,745 65.33% 720 26.96% 151 5.65% 55 2.06% 1,025 38.37% 2,671
Twin Falls 15,794 70.10% 5,777 25.64% 310 1.38% 649 2.89% 10,017 44.46% 22,530
Valley 2,548 64.05% 1,129 28.38% 201 5.05% 100 2.51% 1,419 35.67% 3,978
Washington 2,899 71.23% 980 24.08% 64 1.57% 127 3.12% 1,919 47.15% 4,070
Totals 336,937 67.17% 138,637 27.64% 12,292 2.45% 13,755 2.74% 198,300 39.53% 501,621

Overview[edit]

Al Gore George W. Bush Total
Counties won 1 43 44
Best score Blaine County (47.22%) Madison County (88.53%)
Counties won under statewide margin (39.6%) 1 10 11
Blaine County (2.78%) Shoshone County (12.14%)

Latah County (16.33%)
Bannock County (23.77%)
Ada County (27.86%)
Bonner County (31.83%)
Kootenai County (33.49%)
Nez Perce County (34.84%)
Valley County (35.67%)
Teton County (38.37%)
Lincoln County (38.89%)

Counties won under nationwide margin (0.51%) 0 0 0

Electors[edit]

Technically the voters of Idaho cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Idaho is allocated four electors because it has two congressional districts and two senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of four electors, who pledge to vote for their candidate and his or her running mate. Whoever wins a plurality of votes in the state is awarded all four 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[3] 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:[4]

  1. Phil Batt
  2. Connie Hansen
  3. James McClure
  4. Orriette Sinclair

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2000 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; 2000 Presidential General Election Results – Idaho
  3. ^ http://www.uselectionatlas.org/INFORMATION/ARTICLES/pe2000timeline.php
  4. ^ http://presidentelect.org/e2000.html