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2000 United States presidential election in Massachusetts

The 2000 United States presidential election in Massachusetts 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.

2000 United States presidential election in Massachusetts

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  Al Gore, Vice President of the United States, official portrait 1994.jpg GeorgeWBush.jpg Ralph Nader headshot.jpg
Nominee Al Gore George W. Bush Ralph Nader
Party Democratic Republican Green
Home state Tennessee Texas Connecticut
Running mate Joe Lieberman Dick Cheney Winona LaDuke
Electoral vote 12 0 0
Popular vote 1,616,487 878,502 173,564
Percentage 59.80% 32.50% 6.42%

Massachusetts Election Results by County, 2000.svg
County Results

Gore

  50–60%
  60–70%
  70–80%

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

Massachusetts is one of the most reliable blue states in the nation: no Republican has won the state since Ronald Reagan in 1984. The 2000 presidential election featured Democratic United States Vice President Al Gore versus Republican Texas Governor George W. Bush. Despite Bush's tight victory nationwide, Gore handily won Massachusetts, with a 27% margin of victory against George W. Bush who did not actively campaign there. Gore won every county and congressional district. Massachusetts had been a Democratic-leaning state since 1928, and a Democratic stronghold since 1960, and has kept up its intense level of the sizable Democratic margins since 1996.

ResultsEdit

Vice President Al Gore easily defeated Texas Governor George W. Bush in Massachusetts. Massachusetts is one of the most reliable Democratic States in the union. Gore won every single county in Massachusetts.

With 6.42% of the popular vote, Massachusetts proved to be Ralph Nader's third best state in the 2000 election after Alaska and neighboring Vermont.[1]

2000 United States presidential election in Massachusetts
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Al Gore 1,616,487 59.80% 12
Republican George W. Bush 878,502 32.50% 0
Green Ralph Nader 173,564 6.42% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 16,366 0.61% 0
Reform Pat Buchanan 11,149 0.41% 0
Independent Others (Write-In) 3,990 0.15% 0
Independent (a) John Hagelin 2,884 0.11% 0
Socialist David McReynolds (Write-In) 42 0.15% 0
Totals 2,702,984 100.0% 12

(a) John Hagelin was the candidate of the Natural Law Party nationally.

Results breakdownEdit

By countyEdit

County Gore% Gore# Bush% Bush# Others% Others# Total
Barnstable 51.50% 62,363 41.03% 49,686 7.46% 9,037 121,086
Berkshire 63.85% 37,934 26.60% 15,805 9.55% 5,672 59,411
Bristol 64.51% 136,325 29.74% 62,848 5.76% 12,164 211,337
Dukes 61.81% 5,474 26.14% 2,315 12.05% 1,067 8,856
Essex 57.49% 178,400 35.45% 110,010 7.06% 21,923 310,333
Franklin 53.78% 17,945 30.50% 10,176 15.72% 5,245 33,366
Hampden 58.17% 100,103 34.61% 59,558 7.22% 12,432 172,093
Hampshire 56.16% 38,543 27.98% 19,202 15.86% 10,881 68,626
Middlesex 61.49% 404,043 30.27% 198,914 8.23% 54,091 657,048
Nantucket 58.34% 2,874 32.97% 1,624 8.69% 428 4,926
Norfolk 59.41% 188,450 33.75% 107,033 6.84% 21,694 317,177
Plymouth 54.53% 115,376 39.11% 82,751 6.36% 13,450 211,577
Suffolk 71.38% 154,888 20.48% 44,441 8.14% 17,671 217,000
Worcester 56.02% 173,679 36.81% 114,139 7.17% 22,240 310,058

Results by Congressional districtEdit

Gore won all ten Congressional districts.

District Bush Gore Nader Representative
1st 33% 57% 9% John Olver
2nd 34% 58% 7% Richard Neal
3rd 35% 58% 6% Jim McGovern
4th 30% 63% 5% Barney Frank
5th 36% 56% 6% Marty Meehan
6th 36% 57% 6% John F. Tierney
7th 29% 63% 6% Ed Markey
8th 17% 72% 10% Mike Capuano
9th 31% 62% 6% Joe Moakley
Stephen F. Lynch
10th 38% 55% 6% Bill Delahunt

Results by municipalityEdit

 
Results by town
  Gore – 80–90%
  Gore – 70–80%
  Gore – 60–70%
  Gore – 50–60%
  Gore – <50%
  Bush – <50%
  Bush – 50–60%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2000 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.

See alsoEdit