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2000 West Virginia gubernatorial election

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The 2000 West Virginia gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 2000 for the post of Governor of West Virginia. Democratic Member of the United States House of Representatives Bob Wise defeated incumbent Republican Governor Cecil Underwood. Concurrently, the state voted for the opposite party federally, choosing Republican U.S. Presidential nominee, George W. Bush over Democratic nominee Al Gore in the Presidential election that year.

West Virginia gubernatorial election, 2000

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  Bob Wise.jpg Cecil Underwood 1998 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Bob Wise Cecil Underwood
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 324,822 305,926
Percentage 50.1% 47.2%

West Virginia Governor Election Results by county, 2000.svg
County results
Wise:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Underwood:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Governor before election

Cecil Underwood
Republican

Elected Governor

Bob Wise
Democratic

Contents

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Wise 174,292 63.1
Democratic Jim Lees 101,774 36.9
Total votes 275,976 100

Republican primaryEdit

Governor Cecil Underwood was easily re-nominated in the Republican primary, defeating three other candidates by a wide margin.

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cecil Underwood (inc.) 87,190 80.9
Republican Joseph Oliverio 11,590 10.8
Republican Donna H. McCase 5,902 4.5
Republican Larry Eugene Butcher 3,117 2.9
Total votes 107,799 100

General electionEdit

DebatesEdit

ResultsEdit

West Virginia gubernatorial election, 2000[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Bob Wise 324,822 50.12% +4.32%
Republican Cecil Underwood (inc.) 305,926 47.21% -4.42%
Mountain Denise Giardina 10,416 1.61% +1.61%
Libertarian Bob Myers 5,548 0.86% -1.71%
Natural Law Randall Ashelman 1,301 0.20% +0.20%
Write-ins 34 0.01%
Margin of victory 18,896 2.92% -2.91%
Total votes 648,047 100%
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit