2000 United States presidential election in Arizona
The 2000 United States presidential election in Arizona took place on November 7, 2000, and was part of the 2000 United States presidential election. Voters chose eight representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.
Arizona was won by Governor George W. Bush by a 6.3 point margin of victory. Ralph Nader received 3%, whilst all of the other candidates received a combined 1%. Pre-election polling showed that Bush had a solid lead of Gore. Bush won all the congressional districts, except Arizona's 2nd congressional district. The key for Bush's victory was Maricopa County, which has by far the highest population in the state. After breaking the longest Republican streak in the last election, last voting Democratic in 1948 prior to 1996, Arizona made a return to the Republican column in 2000. Bush made history by winning Greenlee County. This thinly populated working class county, which has been dependent on copper mining as the basis for its economy, had previously voted Democratic in every election since Arizona achieved statehood in 1912, but now is Republican leaning in the 21st century.
Bush became the first Republican to win the White House without carrying Pima County since Arizona statehood. As of 2020, this is the last time Arizona has voted to the left of Colorado or Virginia, and the last time it voted to the right of Tennessee. It also interestingly voted just 0.04% to the left of West Virginia this election.
|2000 United States presidential election in Arizona|
|Republican||George W. Bush||781,652||51.0%||8|
|Libertarian||L. Neil Smith||5,775||0.4%||0|
|Natural Law||John Hagelin||1,120||0.1%||0|
Results by county
|County||George Walker Bush
|Albert Arnold Gore Jr.
|Patrick Joseph Buchanan
|Margin||Total votes cast|
Results by congressional district
Bush won five of six congressional districts.
Technically the voters of Arizona cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Arizona is allocated eight electors because it has 6 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 8 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 8 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 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:
- Joe Arpaio
- Linda Barber
- Dennis Booth
- Webb Crockett
- Paul Robert Fannin
- LaVelle McCoy
- Susan Minnaugh
- Frank Straka
- ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=KoMVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=hOsDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6242,13503&dq=swing+states
- ^ Menendez Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, p. 121 ISBN 0786422173
- ^ "Archived copy" . Archived from the original on August 25, 2012. Retrieved November 23, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- ^ "2000 Presidential General Election Results – Arizona" .
- ^ a b c d e Our campaigns; AZ US President Race, November 07, 2000
- ^ https://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/state.php?fips=4&year=2000&f=0&off=0&elect=0
- ^ http://www.uselectionatlas.org/INFORMATION/ARTICLES/pe2000timeline.php
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