2000 United States presidential election in Indiana

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Turnout55%
 
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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%

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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 Texas 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, part of the Chicago metropolitan area and the state's second most-populous county,[1] was 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 be the last time that Marion County (containing the state's largest city, Indianapolis) and Monroe County voted for the Republican nominee, as they would end up shifting to Democratic strongholds in future elections. Conversely, this is also the last time that Scott County voted for the Democratic candidate.

Results

2000 United States presidential election in Indiana[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George Walker Bush and Richard Bruce Cheney 1,245,836 56.7% 12
Democratic Albert Arnold Gore Jr. and Joseph Isadore Lieberman 901,980 41.0% 0
Write In Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke 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

By county

Gore won only 6 of Indiana's counties compared to 86 for Bush.[3]

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 46.5% 17,360 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 1.5% 65
Daviess 27.6% 2,697 70.4% 6,872 2.0% 192
Dearborn 34.1% 6,020 64.9% 11,452 1.0% 178
Decatur 31.5% 2,889 66.7% 6,115 1.8% 167
DeKalb 34.6% 4,776 63.1% 8,701 2.2% 308
Delaware 47.3% 20,876 50.1% 22,105 2.6% 1,166
Dubois 32.8% 5,090 65.4% 10,134 1.8% 280
Elkhart 30.1% 16,402 67.5% 36,756 2.4% 1,324
Fayette 39.5% 3,415 58.5% 5,060 2.0% 172
Floyd 44.0% 13,209 54.9% 16,486 1.1% 335
Fountain 37.3% 2,717 60.5% 4,408 2.1% 156
Franklin 31.1% 2,591 67.0% 5,587 1.9% 161
Fulton 35.6% 2,960 62.7% 5,218 1.8% 149
Gibson 42.1% 5,802 56.2% 7,734 1.7% 236
Grant 36.8% 9,712 61.2% 16,153 2.0% 521
Greene 38.8% 4,898 59.1% 7,452 2.1% 269
Hamilton 23.7% 18,002 74.3% 56,372 2.0% 1,552
Hancock 28.3% 6,503 69.5% 15,943 2.2% 504
Harrison 39.4% 5,870 58.5% 8,711 2.1% 315
Hendricks 26.8% 10,786 71.2% 28,651 2.0% 784
Henry 41.8% 7,647 56.4% 10,321 1.9% 347
Howard 37.8% 12,899 59.6% 20,331 2.5% 865
Huntington 28.2% 4,119 69.2% 10,113 2.7% 388
Jackson 36.5% 5,330 62.0% 9,054 1.5% 218
Jasper 33.5% 3,744 64.6% 7,212 1.9% 211
Jay 39.4% 3,167 58.4% 4,687 2.2% 176
Jefferson 42.9% 5,117 55.2% 6,582 1.9% 232
Jennings 37.4% 3,549 60.4% 5,732 2.2% 213
Johnson 28.3% 11,952 69.5% 29,404 2.2% 928
Knox 41.9% 6,300 56.4% 8,485 1.8% 269
Kosciusko 22.9% 5,785 75.3% 19,040 1.8% 459
LaGrange 32.8% 2,733 65.3% 5,437 2.0% 163
Lake 62.0% 109,078 36.0% 63,389 2.0% 3,527
LaPorte 49.7% 19,736 47.8% 18,994 2.6% 1,017
Lawrence 31.4% 5,071 66.1% 10,677 2.4% 394
Madison 44.8% 23,403 53.5% 27,956 1.6% 857
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
Martin 32.9% 1,518 65.3% 3,008 1.8% 83
Miami 32.1% 4,155 65.0% 8,401 2.9% 372
Monroe 43.6% 17,523 47.6% 19,147 8.8% 3,550
Montgomery 29.8% 3,899 67.9% 8,891 2.4% 311
Morgan 28.3% 6,228 69.4% 15,286 2.4% 522
Newton 38.1% 2,101 59.0% 3,250 2.9% 159
Noble 33.9% 4,822 64.0% 9,103 2.1% 291
Ohio 38.2% 951 60.8% 1,515 1.0% 26
Orange 34.9% 2,601 62.9% 4,687 2.3% 170
Owen 34.7% 2,253 61.8% 4,019 3.6% 231
Parke 38.5% 2,481 59.6% 3,841 1.9% 125
Perry 51.8% 3,823 46.9% 3,461 1.4% 103
Pike 41.3% 2,605 56.6% 3,566 2.1% 131
Porter 45.1% 26,790 52.5% 31,157 2.4% 1,431
Posey 39.9% 4,430 58.5% 6,498 1.6% 182
Pulaski 34.8% 1,919 63.4% 3,497 1.9% 102
Putnam 34.7% 4,123 61.9% 7,352 3.3% 396
Randolph 38.6% 3,906 59.4% 6,020 2.0% 206
Ripley 32.8% 3,498 65.5% 6,988 1.8% 189
Rush 32.5% 2,370 65.2% 4,749 2.3% 165
St. Joseph 48.9% 47,703 48.3% 47,581 2.3% 2,190
Scott 49.9% 3,915 47.9% 3,761 2.2% 170
Shelby 35.1% 5,374 62.6% 9,590 2.3% 346
Spencer 41.8% 3,752 56.7% 5,096 1.6% 139
Starke 47.5% 4,136 50.0% 4,349 2.5% 216
Steuben 36.4% 4,103 61.7% 6,953 2.0% 221
Sullivan 46.4% 3,833 52.3% 4,319 1.3% 110
Switzerland 41.3% 1,336 56.5% 1,831 2.2% 72
Tippecanoe 39.4% 18,220 56.4% 26,106 4.3% 1,969
Tipton 32.7% 2,392 65.4% 4,784 0.8% 61
Union 32.8% 927 65.0% 1,838 2.2% 63
Vanderburgh 44.1% 29,222 54.1% 35,846 1.7% 1,153
Vermillion 50.8% 3,370 47.2% 3,130 2.0% 133
Vigo 48.5% 17,570 49.7% 18,021 1.8% 637
Wabash 33.2% 4,277 64.6% 8,321 2.2% 285
Warren 39.0% 1,471 58.9% 2,218 2.1% 79
Warrick 39.2% 8,749 59.2% 13,205 1.6% 355
Washington 37.5% 3,675 59.9% 5,868 2.6% 258
Wayne 40.9% 10,273 56.8% 14,273 2.4% 605
Wells 29.4% 3,319 68.7% 7,755 1.8% 207
White 36.9% 3,655 61.0% 6,037 2.1% 212
Whitley 33.0% 4,107 65.0% 8,080 2.0% 245

By congressional district

Bush won 8 of 10 congressional districts.[4]

District Bush Gore Representative
1st 38% 58% Pete Visclosky
2nd 56% 41% David M. McIntosh
Mike Pence
3rd 55% 42% Tim Roemer
4th 62% 34% Mark Souder
5th 60% 36% Steve Buyer
6th 67% 28% Dan Burton
7th 61% 35% Edward A. Pease
Brian D. Kerns
8th 55% 40% John Hostettler
9th 57% 39% Baron Hill
10th 38% 59% Julia Carson


Electors

Main article: List of 2000 United States presidential electors

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[5] 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:[6]

  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

See also

References

  1. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on December 18, 2014. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  2. ^ "2000 Presidential General Election Results - Indiana".
  3. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections".
  4. ^ https://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/data.php?year=2000&fips=18&f=0&off=0&elect=0&datatype=cd&def=1[bare URL]
  5. ^ "2000 Post-Election Timeline of Events".
  6. ^ "President Elect - 2000". Archived from the original on 2012-02-12. Retrieved 2009-10-25.