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2000 United States presidential election in Wisconsin

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The 2000 United States presidential election in Wisconsin took place on November 7, 2000, and was part of the 2000 United States presidential election. Voters chose 11 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

United States presidential election in Wisconsin, 2000

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  Al Gore, Vice President of the United States, official portrait 1994.jpg GeorgeWBush.jpg
Nominee Al Gore George W. Bush
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Tennessee Texas
Running mate Joe Lieberman Dick Cheney
Electoral vote 11 0
Popular vote 1,242,987 1,237,279
Percentage 47.83% 47.61%

Wisconsin Presidential Election 2000.svg
County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

Wisconsin was won by Vice President Al Gore by a slim 0.22% margin of victory, a mere difference of 5,708 votes. This was the first time since 1988, and only the second time since 1960 that Wisconsin did not vote for the overall winner of a presidential election.

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ElectorsEdit

The electors of each state and the District of Columbia met on December 18, 2000[1] 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 Al Gore and Joe Lieberman:[2]

  1. Alice Clausing
  2. Pedro Colon
  3. Paulette Copeland
  4. Reynolds Honold
  5. Joan Kaeding
  6. Mark McQuate
  7. Ruth Miner-Kessel
  8. Christine Sinicki
  9. Tim Sullivan
  10. Angela Sutkiewicz
  11. Charlie Wolden

ResultsEdit

Wisconsin was won by a narrow margin by Gore by some 5,000 votes. Gore carried Milwaukee County home of Milwaukee, and Dane County home of Madison, which contributed to his victory.

United States presidential election in Wisconsin, 2000[3]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Albert Arnold Gore Jr. 1,242,987 47.83% 11
Republican George Walker Bush 1,237,279 47.61% 0
Green Ralph Nader 94,070 3.62% 0
Independent Pat Buchanan 11,471 0.44% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 6,640 0.26% 0

By Congressional DistrictEdit

Gore won 5 of the 9 congressional districts. Both candidates won a district held by the opposite party.[4]

District Bush Gore Representative
1st 47% 49% Paul Ryan
2nd 36% 58% Tammy Baldwin
3rd 46% 49% Ron Kind
4th 51% 45% Jerry Kleczka
5th 31% 65% Tom Barrett
6th 53% 43% Tom Petri
7th 46% 48% Dave Obey
8th 52% 44% Mark Andrew Green
9th 63% 34% Jim Sensenbrenner

By countyEdit

County Gore% Gore# Bush% Bush# Others% Others# Total
Adams County 52.94% 4,826 43.00% 3,920 4.06% 370 9,116
Ashland County 55.21% 4,356 38.50% 3,038 6.29% 496 7,890
Barron County 44.86% 8,928 49.48% 9,848 5.67% 1,128 19,904
Bayfield County 53.60% 4,427 39.54% 3,266 6.85% 566 8,259
Brown County 45.56% 49,096 50.35% 54,258 4.10% 4,415 107,769
Buffalo County 48.74% 3,237 45.75% 3,038 5.51% 366 6,641
Burnett County 44.49% 3,626 48.67% 3,967 6.85% 558 8,151
Calumet County 41.12% 8,202 54.33% 10,837 4.55% 908 19,947
Chippewa County 46.24% 12,102 49.04% 12,835 4.72% 1,236 26,173
Clark County 41.92% 5,931 52.73% 7,461 5.35% 757 14,149
Columbia County 49.38% 12,636 46.85% 11,987 3.77% 964 25,587
Crawford County 54.17% 4,005 40.90% 3,024 4.94% 365 7,394
Dane County 61.15% 142,317 32.56% 75,790 6.29% 14,632 232,739
Dodge County 38.67% 14,580 57.52% 21,684 3.81% 1,437 37,701
Door County 43.10% 6,560 51.31% 7,810 5.58% 850 15,220
Douglas County 62.62% 13,593 31.93% 6,930 5.45% 1,183 21,706
Dunn County 47.45% 9,172 46.10% 8,911 6.45% 1,247 19,330
Eau Claire County 50.29% 24,078 43.70% 20,921 6.01% 2,876 47,875
Florence County 33.93% 816 63.53% 1,528 2.54% 61 2,405
Fond du Lac County 39.02% 18,181 56.98% 26,548 3.99% 1,860 46,589
Forest County 45.76% 2,158 50.98% 2,404 3.27% 154 4,716
Grant County 48.69% 10,691 46.64% 10,240 4.67% 1,025 21,956
Green County 51.47% 7,863 44.45% 6,790 4.08% 623 15,276
Green Lake County 36.25% 3,301 59.86% 5,451 3.90% 355 9,107
Iowa County 55.42% 5,842 40.04% 4,221 4.53% 478 10,541
Iron County 46.19% 1,620 49.44% 1,734 4.36% 153 3,507
Jackson County 52.04% 4,380 43.60% 3,670 4.36% 367 8,417
Jefferson County 42.11% 15,203 53.20% 19,204 4.69% 1,692 36,099
Juneau County 47.10% 4,813 48.05% 4,910 4.84% 495 10,218
Kenosha County 50.90% 32,429 45.35% 28,891 3.75% 2,389 63,709
Kewaunee County 46.31% 4,670 48.42% 4,883 5.27% 531 10,084
La Crosse County 51.22% 28,455 43.79% 24,327 5.00% 2,777 55,559
Lafayette County 51.08% 3,710 45.93% 3,336 2.99% 217 7,263
Langlade County 43.20% 4,199 52.72% 5,125 4.08% 397 9,721
Lincoln County 46.80% 6,664 47.24% 6,727 5.96% 848 14,239
Manitowoc County 45.51% 17,667 49.86% 19,358 4.63% 1,799 38,824
Marathon County 45.48% 26,546 49.48% 28,883 5.05% 2,945 58,374
Marinette County 43.55% 8,676 52.88% 10,535 3.56% 710 19,921
Marquette County 47.78% 3,437 48.96% 3,522 3.27% 235 7,194
Menominee County 76.97% 949 18.25% 225 4.79% 59 1,233
Milwaukee County 58.20% 252,329 37.71% 163,491 4.09% 17,717 433,537
Monroe County 45.67% 7,460 50.30% 8,217 4.03% 658 16,335
Oconto County 43.75% 7,260 52.46% 8,706 3.80% 630 16,596
Oneida County 44.14% 8,339 50.35% 9,512 5.51% 1,040 18,891
Outagamie County 43.22% 32,735 52.10% 39,460 4.68% 3,547 75,742
Ozaukee County 31.48% 15,030 65.24% 31,155 3.28% 1,566 47,751
Pepin County 50.60% 1,854 44.51% 1,631 4.89% 179 3,664
Pierce County 47.65% 8,559 45.48% 8,169 6.87% 1,234 17,962
Polk County 45.34% 8,961 48.36% 9,557 6.29% 1,244 19,762
Portage County 53.15% 17,942 39.14% 13,214 7.71% 2,604 33,760
Price County 43.04% 3,413 52.16% 4,136 4.80% 381 7,930
Racine County 46.77% 41,563 49.53% 44,014 3.70% 3,288 88,865
Richland County 46.27% 3,837 48.16% 3,994 5.57% 462 8,293
Rock County 57.49% 40,472 39.01% 27,467 3.50% 2,465 70,404
Rusk County 42.91% 3,161 51.02% 3,758 6.07% 447 7,366
St. Croix County 43.66% 13,077 50.88% 15,240 5.47% 1,637 29,954
Sauk County 50.81% 13,035 45.16% 11,586 4.02% 1,032 25,653
Sawyer County 42.91% 3,333 51.14% 3,972 5.95% 462 7,767
Shawano County 41.67% 7,335 54.24% 9,548 4.09% 720 17,603
Sheboygan County 42.70% 23,569 53.71% 29,648 3.59% 1,984 55,201
Taylor County 36.19% 3,254 58.70% 5,278 5.12% 460 8,992
Trempealeau County 54.88% 6,678 41.11% 5,002 4.01% 488 12,168
Vernon County 50.42% 6,577 43.58% 5,684 6.00% 783 13,044
Vilas County 38.19% 4,706 56.47% 6,958 5.34% 658 12,322
Walworth County 38.29% 15,492 56.80% 22,982 4.90% 1,984 40,458
Washburn County 45.93% 3,695 48.63% 3,912 5.44% 438 8,045
Washington County 29.50% 18,115 67.03% 41,162 3.48% 2,135 61,412
Waukesha County 31.57% 64,319 65.33% 133,105 3.10% 6,310 203,734
Waupaca County 38.53% 8,787 56.92% 12,980 4.55% 1,037 22,804
Waushara County 41.36% 4,239 54.36% 5,571 4.27% 438 10,248
Winnebago County 44.67% 33,983 50.38% 38,330 4.95% 3,767 76,080
Wood County 44.56% 15,936 49.78% 17,803 5.65% 2,022 35,761

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