United States presidential election in Michigan, 2000

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United States presidential election in Michigan, 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 18 0
Popular vote 2,170,418 1,953,139
Percentage 51.28% 46.15%

United States Presidential Election in Michigan, 2000.svg
County Results


President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

The 2000 United States presidential election in Michigan took place on November 7, 2000, and was part of the 2000 United States presidential election. Voters chose 18 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Michigan was won by Vice President Al Gore by a small margin of 5.2%. The western part of the state, which is more rural, was overwhelmingly Republican and Bush won most of the congressional districts and counties in that region of the state. His best performance was in Ottawa County, where he won with over 70%. Gore did fairly well in the eastern region of the state. His best performance was in Wayne County, the highest populated county in the state and home of the city of Detroit. He won the county with 69%, with his second best performance in Genesee County, where he got over 62% of the vote.[1]

This election marked the first time since 1976 in which Michigan's electoral votes did not go to the overall winner of the general election, although the state was carried by the candidate who ultimately lead in the popular vote.

Results

United States presidential election in Michigan, 2000
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Al Gore Joe Lieberman 2,170,418 51.3% 18
Republican George W. Bush Dick Cheney 1,953,139 46.1% 0
Green Ralph Nader Winona LaDuke 84,165 2.0% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne Art Olivier 16,711 0.4% 0
U.S. Taxpayers Howard Phillips Michael Peroutka 3,791 0.1 0
Natural Law John Hagelin Mary Alice Herbert 2,426 0.1% 0
Write In Patrick Buchanan 2,061 0.1% 0
Totals 4,232,711 100.00% 3
Voter turnout (Voting age/Registered) 58%/62%

By congressional district

Gore won 9 of 16 congressional districts. Both candidates won 2 districts won by the opposite party.[2]

District Bush Gore Representative
1st 53% 43% Bart Stupak
2nd 59% 38% Peter Hoekstra
3rd 59% 38% Vern Ehlers
4th 53% 45% Dave Camp
5th 45% 53% James A. Barcia
6th 52% 46% Fred Upton
7th 51% 46% Nick Smith
8th 47% 50% Debbie Stabenow
Mike Rogers
9th 45% 52% Dale Kildee
10th 49% 48% David Bonior
11th 49% 49% Joe Knollenberg
12th 44% 54% Sander Levin
13th 39% 58% Lynn N. Rivers
14th 11% 87% John Conyers Jr.
15th 6% 93% Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick
16th 47% 51% John Dingell

By county

County Gore% Gore# Bush% Bush# Others% Others# Total
Alcona County 44.96% 2,696 52.56% 3,152 02.48% 149 5,997
Alger County 47.43% 2,071 49.06% 2,142 03.50% 153 4,366
Allegan County 34.52% 15,495 62.81% 28,197 02.67% 1,199 44,891
Alpena County 49.91% 7,053 47.90% 6,769 02.19% 310 14,132
Antrim County 37.62% 4,329 58.92% 6,780 03.46% 398 11,507
Arenac County 50.71% 3,685 47.08% 3,421 02.22% 161 7,267
Baraga County 41.26% 1,400 54.11% 1,836 04.63% 157 3,393
Barry County 37.22% 9,769 59.88% 15,716 02.89% 759 26,244
Bay County 54.71% 28,251 42.90% 22,150 02.39% 1,235 51,636
Benzie County 43.93% 3,546 51.68% 4,172 04.39% 354 8,072
Berrien County 43.15% 28,152 54.70% 35,689 02.15% 1,400 65,241
Branch County 42.39% 6,691 55.40% 8,743 02.21% 349 15,783
Calhoun County 49.59% 27,312 47.73% 26,291 02.68% 1,477 55,080
Cass County 44.43% 8,808 53.19% 10,545 02.38% 472 19,825
Charlevoix County 39.71% 4,958 56.20% 7,018 04.09% 511 12,487
Cheboygan County 43.47% 5,484 54.01% 6,815 02.52% 318 12,617
Chippewa County 44.38% 6,370 52.43% 7,526 03.19% 458 14,354
Clare County 49.87% 6,287 47.09% 5,937 03.04% 383 12,607
Clinton County 41.60% 13,394 56.07% 18,054 02.33% 751 32,199
Crawford County 43.84% 2,790 52.56% 3,345 03.60% 229 6,364
Delta County 46.03% 7,970 51.23% 8,871 02.74% 475 17,316
Dickinson County 43.12% 5,533 54.02% 6,932 02.86% 367 12,832
Eaton County 47.11% 23,211 50.34% 24,803 02.55% 1,258 49,272
Emmet County 37.05% 5,451 58.47% 8,602 04.47% 658 14,711
Genesee County 62.78% 119,833 34.92% 66,641 02.30% 4,391 190,865
Gladwin County 47.92% 5,573 49.39% 5,743 02.69% 313 11,629
Gogebic County 48.76% 4,066 47.12% 3,929 04.13% 344 8,339
Grand Traverse County 37.59% 14,371 58.48% 22,358 03.92% 1,500 38,229
Gratiot County 43.07% 6,538 54.76% 8,312 02.17% 329 15,179
Hillsdale County 37.17% 6,495 60.00% 10,483 02.83% 495 17,473
Houghton County 40.01% 5,688 55.54% 7,895 04.45% 633 14,216
Huron County 42.86% 6,899 55.37% 8,911 01.77% 285 16,095
Ingham County 57.41% 69,231 39.23% 47,314 03.36% 4,050 120,595
Ionia County 39.55% 9,481 58.05% 13,915 02.39% 574 23,970
Iosco County 49.20% 6,505 47.99% 6,345 02.81% 372 13,222
Iron County 48.71% 3,014 47.95% 2,967 03.35% 207 6,188
Isabella County 48.55% 10,228 47.71% 10,053 03.74% 788 21,069
Jackson County 45.46% 28,160 51.76% 32,066 02.78% 1,720 61,946
Kalamazoo County 48.49% 48,807 47.94% 48,254 03.57% 3,595 100,656
Kalkaska County 40.50% 2,774 56.10% 3,842 03.40% 233 6,849
Kent County 38.13% 95,442 59.37% 148,602 02.51% 6,274 250,318
Keweenaw County 40.21% 540 55.10% 740 04.69% 63 1,343
Lake County 55.06% 2,584 41.79% 1,961 03.15% 148 4,693
Lapeer County 42.30% 15,749 54.66% 20,351 03.05% 1,134 37,234
Leelanau County 38.60% 4,635 56.96% 6,840 04.45% 534 12,009
Lenawee County 45.81% 18,365 51.58% 20,681 02.61% 1,047 40,093
Livingston County 38.13% 28,780 59.14% 44,637 02.73% 2,058 75,475
Luce County 37.70% 956 58.36% 1,480 03.94% 100 2,536
Mackinac County 42.43% 2,533 54.81% 3,272 02.76% 165 5,970
Macomb County 49.96% 172,625 47.54% 164,265 02.51% 8,669 345,559
Manistee County 49.34% 5,639 47.26% 5,401 03.40% 388 11,428
Marquette County 53.13% 15,503 43.10% 12,577 03.77% 1,099 29,179
Mason County 42.86% 5,579 54.29% 7,066 02.85% 371 13,016
Mecosta County 42.70% 6,300 54.71% 8,072 02.59% 382 14,754
Menominee County 44.06% 4,597 52.99% 5,529 02.95% 308 10,434
Midland County 41.04% 15,959 56.28% 21,887 02.68% 1,042 38,888
Missaukee County 31.74% 2,062 65.79% 4,274 02.46% 160 6,496
Monroe County 51.06% 31,555 46.83% 28,940 02.10% 1,300 61,795
Montcalm County 42.03% 9,627 55.43% 12,696 02.54% 581 22,904
Montmorency County 42.70% 2,139 54.90% 2,750 02.40% 120 5,009
Muskegon County 54.66% 37,865 43.35% 30,028 01.99% 1,377 69,270
Newaygo County 39.25% 7,677 58.29% 11,399 02.46% 481 19,557
Oakland County 49.31% 281,201 48.10% 274,319 02.59% 14,745 570,265
Oceana County 42.68% 4,597 54.89% 5,913 02.43% 262 10,772
Ogemaw County 49.68% 4,896 47.75% 4,706 02.57% 253 9,855
Ontonagon County 36.47% 1,514 59.55% 2,472 03.97% 165 4,151
Osceola County 40.34% 4,006 57.20% 5,680 02.46% 244 9,930
Oscoda County 42.01% 1,677 55.29% 2,207 02.71% 108 3,992
Otsego County 38.40% 4,034 58.14% 6,108 03.46% 363 10,505
Ottawa County 26.76% 29,600 71.16% 78,703 02.08% 2,296 110,599
Presque Isle County 45.79% 3,242 51.69% 3,660 02.51% 178 7,080
Roscommon County 49.76% 6,433 47.88% 6,190 02.36% 305 12,928
Saginaw County 54.21% 50,825 43.89% 41,152 01.90% 1,779 93,756
St. Clair County 48.17% 33,002 49.00% 33,571 02.84% 1,943 68,516
St. Joseph County 38.93% 8,574 58.60% 12,906 02.47% 544 22,024
Sanilac County 38.53% 7,153 59.06% 10,966 02.41% 447 18,566
Schoolcraft County 48.50% 2,036 49.74% 2,088 01.76% 74 4,198
Shiawassee County 48.17% 15,520 49.09% 15,816 02.74% 882 32,218
Tuscola County 43.99% 10,845 53.60% 13,213 02.41% 594 24,652
Van Buren County 46.79% 13,796 50.17% 14,792 03.03% 894 29,482
Washtenaw County 59.78% 86,647 36.19% 52,459 04.03% 5,834 144,940
Wayne County 69.03% 530,414 29.02% 223,021 01.95% 14,982 768,417
Wexford County 41.03% 5,326 55.58% 7,215 03.40% 441 12,982


Electors

Technically the voters of Michigan cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Michigan is allocated 18 electors because it has 18 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 18 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 18 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[3] 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 Gore and Lieberman:[4]

  • Lana Boldi
  • John Cherry
  • Patty Fedewa
  • Sigrid L. Grace
  • Dona Jean Graham
  • Freman Hendrix
  • Jeff Jenks
  • John Kelly
  • Don Oetman
  • Ken Oke
  • Charles Prather
  • Jim Ramey
  • Iris K. Salters
  • Judith L. Strong
  • David P. Taylor
  • Juli Trudell
  • Mary Warner
  • Marie Weigold

References

  1. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/
  2. ^ http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cfr/precinct_srch.cgi?elect_year_type=2000GEN&county_code=73&Submit=Search
  3. ^ http://www.uselectionatlas.org/INFORMATION/ARTICLES/pe2000timeline.php
  4. ^ http://presidentelect.org/e2000.html
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