2000 United States presidential election in Indiana

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United States presidential election in Indiana, 2000

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  GeorgeWBush.jpg Al Gore, Vice President of the United States, official portrait 1994.jpg
Nominee George W. Bush Al Gore
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Texas Tennessee
Running mate Dick Cheney Joe Lieberman
Electoral vote 12 0
Popular vote 1,245,836 901,980
Percentage 56.65% 41.01%

IndianaPresidentalElection2000.svg
County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

The 2000 United States presidential election in Indiana took place on November 7, 2000, and was part of the 2000 United States presidential election. Voters chose 12 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Indiana was won by Governor George W. Bush. He won a majority of the counties and congressional districts in the state. Gore only won two congressional districts and six counties. However, Gore won five of the six counties by very small margins. Lake County is Gore's best performance, winning with over 60%. Bush ran up the margins in more conservative rural areas to help him win the state. Bush won Vigo County with 49.7% of the vote, which is considered the most reliable bellwether county in the nation.

This would also be the last time that Marion County and Monroe County went for the Republican nominee, as they went for John Kerry in 2004, for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, and for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Conversely, this is also the last time that Scott County voted for the Democratic candidate.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Indiana, 2000[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George Walker Bush 1,245,836 56.7% 12
Democratic Albert Arnold Gore Jr. 901,980 41.0% 0
Write In Ralph Nader 18,531 0.8% 0
Reform Patrick Buchanan 16,959 0.8% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 15,530 0.7% 0
Write In Howard Phillips 200 0.0% 0
Write In John Hagelin 167 0.0% 0
Totals 2,199,203 100.00% 12
Voter turnout (Voting age/registered) 49%/55%

Results breakdown[edit]

By county[edit]

Gore won only 6 of Indiana's counties compared to 86 for Bush.[2]

County Gore Votes Bush Votes Others Votes
Adams 30.0% 3,775 68.0% 8,555 2.1% 260
Allen 36.4% 41,636 61.6% 70,426 2.0% 2,258
Bartholomew 35.0% 9,015 62.9% 16,200 2.1% 554
Benton 34.3% 1,328 63.0% 2,441 2.7% 105
Blackford 43.0% 2,103 55.2% 2,699 1.9% 91
Boone 25.9% 4,763 71.5% 13,161 2.6% 472
Brown 38.3% 2,608 56.8% 3,871 5.0% 338
Carroll 35.9% 2,965 61.7 5,102 2.5% 201
Cass 35.8% 5,412 61.6% 9,305 2.6% 389
Clark 17,360 46.5% 52.0% 19,417 1.5% 599
Clay 35.5% 3,605 62.9% 6,393 1.6% 160
Clinton 33.1% 3,643 65.0% 7,141 1.9% 207
Crawford 43.2% 1,817 55.3% 2,327 65 1.5%
Daviess 27.6% 2,697 70.4% 6,872 192 2.0%
Dearborn 34.1% 6,020 64.9% 11,452 178 1.0%
Decatur 31.5% 2,889 6,115 66.7% 167 1.8%
DeKalb 34.6% 4,776 8,701 63.1% 308 2.2%
Delaware 47.3% 20,876 22,105 50.1% 1,166 2.6%
Dubois 32.8% 5,090 10,134 65.4% 280 1.8%
Elkhart 30.1% 16,402 36,756 67.5% 1,324 2.4%
Fayette 39.5% 3,415 5,060 58.5% 172 2.0%
Floyd 44.0% 13,209 16,486 54.9% 335 1.1%
Lake 62% 109,078 36.0% 63,389 2.0% 3,527
Marion 47.9 134,189 49.2% 137,810 2.9% 7,904
Marshall 34.4% 5,541 63.6% 10,266 2.1% 343

Electors[edit]

Technically the voters of Indiana cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Indiana is allocated 12 electors because it has 10 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 12 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 12 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. Rodric D. Bray
  2. Roger A. Chiabai
  3. Beverly Gard
  4. Don Heckard
  5. Marla Irving
  6. Virginia Lee
  7. P.E. MacAllister
  8. Barbara L. McClellan
  9. Michael D. McDaniel
  10. Max Middendorf
  11. Michael Miner
  12. Virgil Scheidt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2000 Presidential General Election Results - Indiana".
  2. ^ https://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/
  3. ^ http://www.uselectionatlas.org/INFORMATION/ARTICLES/pe2000timeline.php
  4. ^ http://presidentelect.org/e2000.html

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