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2001 Virginia gubernatorial election

The 2001 Virginia gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 2001. Incumbent Republican Governor Jim Gilmore was barred from seeking a second term; Democratic nominee Mark Warner, the 1996 Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, defeated Republican nominee Mark Earley, the Attorney General of Virginia.

Virginia gubernatorial election, 2001

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Turnout46.4% (of registered voters)[1]
  Governor Warner (cropped).jpg No image.svg
Nominee Mark Warner Mark Earley
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 984,177 887,234
Percentage 52.2% 47.0%

Virginia Governor Election Results by County, 2001.svg
County and Independent City results

Warner:      40–50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%
Earley:      40–50%      50-60%

     60-70%

Governor before election

Jim Gilmore
Republican

Elected Governor

Mark Warner
Democratic

General electionEdit

PollingEdit

Source Date Warner (D) Earley (R) Redpath (L)
Mason-Dixon October 21, 2001 46% 40% N/A
Mason-Dixon October 20, 2001 45% 42% 1%

ResultsEdit

Virginia gubernatorial election, 2001[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mark Warner 984,177 52.16% +9.60%
Republican Mark Earley 887,234 47.03% -8.79%
Libertarian Bill Redpath 14,497 0.77% +0.77%
Write-ins 813 0.04%
Majority 96,943 5.14% -8.11%
Turnout 1,886,721
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Virginia Department of Elections (2016). "Registration/Turnout Statistics". The Commonwealth of Virginia. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  2. ^ "OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS". elections.virginia.gov. Virginia Department of Elections. Archived from the original on 1 October 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016.