2000 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania

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Nominee Al Gore George W. Bush
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Tennessee Texas
Running mate Joe Lieberman Dick Cheney
Electoral vote 23 0
Popular vote 2,485,967 2,281,127
Percentage 50.60% 46.43%

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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 Pennsylvania took place on November 7, 2000, and was part of the 2000 United States presidential election. Voters chose 23 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Pennsylvania was won by Vice President Al Gore by a 4.17% margin of victory. However, voter enthusiasm for both candidates was generally low throughout the campaign. Gore failed to capture Clinton's appeal in strongly Democratic regions such as Pittsburgh and Scranton, and thus carried these areas by a smaller number than his predecessor. However, opposition to George W. Bush was particularly strong in the suburban counties of Philadelphia; although these areas at the time were typically Republican leaning, they featured a strong culturally liberal bent, and thus Bush was unable to appeal to voters. Bush support was particularly strong in rural, central Pennsylvania, where the Texas Governor appealed to Evangelical voters and where Gore's connection to gun control policies was strongly rejected. Marginal wins in both of the state's metropolitan areas helped the Vice President to capture the state.[1] This was the first election since 1968 that the candidate who won Pennsylvania did not win the general election, and only the fourth time that has happened since 1916. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Greene County, Mercer County, and Lawrence County voted for the Democratic candidate.

Electors

The electors of each state and the District of Columbia met on December 18, 2000[2] 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 Al Gore and Joe Lieberman:[3]

  1. Kathy Black
  2. Richard W. Bloomingdale
  3. Robert P. Casey Jr.
  4. Nelson Diaz
  5. William M. George
  6. Ken Jarin
  7. James J. Johnston
  8. Edward Keller
  9. Robert Mellow
  10. Thomas J. Murphy, Jr.
  11. Elsa Favila
  12. Robert O'Connor
  13. Lazar M. Palnick
  14. Stephen R. Reed
  15. T. J. Rooney
  16. Joyce Savocchio
  17. John F. Street
  18. Patsy J. Tallarico
  19. Christine M. Tartaglione
  20. Margaret M. Tartaglione
  21. Marian Tasco
  22. Sala Udin
  23. Anna Verna

Results

2000 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania[4]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Al Gore 2,485,967 50.60% 23
Republican George W. Bush 2,281,127 46.43% 0
Green Ralph Nader 103,392 2.10% 0
Reform Pat Buchanan 16,023 0.33% 0
Constitution Howard Phillips 14,428 0.29% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 11,248 0.23% 0
Write-ins - 934 0.02% 0
Totals 4,913,119 100.00% 23
Voter turnout (Voting age/Registered) 53%/63%

By county

County Gore% Gore# Bush% Bush# Others% Others# Total
Adams 34.94% 11,682 62.36% 20,848 2.70% 903 33,433
Allegheny 56.65% 329,963 40.41% 235,361 2.95% 17,154 582,478
Armstrong 40.58% 11,127 56.55% 15,508 2.87% 788 27,423
Beaver 52.89% 38,925 44.15% 32,491 2.96% 2,177 73,593
Bedford 28.17% 5,474 69.97% 13,598 1.87% 363 19,435
Berks 43.76% 59,150 52.73% 71,273 3.51% 4,740 135,163
Blair 34.94% 15,774 62.86% 28,376 2.19% 990 45,140
Bradford 33.91% 7,911 62.84% 14,660 3.25% 759 23,330
Bucks 50.46% 132,914 46.29% 121,927 3.26% 8,581 263,422
Butler 35.35% 25,037 62.14% 44,009 2.51% 1,778 70,824
Cambria 50.27% 30,308 46.45% 28,001 3.28% 1,977 60,286
Cameron 34.68% 779 61.58% 1,383 3.74% 84 2,246
Carbon 50.14% 10,668 45.67% 9,717 4.19% 892 21,277
Centre 43.22% 21,409 52.83% 26,172 3.95% 1,957 49,538
Chester 43.74% 82,047 53.36% 100,080 2.90% 5,435 187,562
Clarion 35.38% 5,605 61.83% 9,796 2.79% 442 15,843
Clearfield 38.28% 11,718 58.87% 18,019 2.85% 872 30,609
Clinton 46.03% 5,521 50.56% 6,064 3.41% 409 11,994
Columbia 40.99% 8,975 55.24% 12,095 3.76% 824 21,894
Crawford 39.76% 13,250 56.59% 18,858 3.64% 1,213 33,321
Cumberland 35.26% 31,053 62.23% 54,802 2.51% 2,207 88,062
Dauphin 44.10% 44,390 53.28% 53,631 2.62% 2,637 100,658
Delaware 54.36% 134,861 42.66% 105,836 2.97% 7,380 248,077
Elk 42.38% 5,754 54.11% 7,347 3.51% 477 13,578
Erie 52.88% 59,399 43.64% 49,027 3.48% 3,909 112,335
Fayette 56.84% 28,152 40.40% 20,013 2.76% 1,367 49,532
Forest 36.93% 843 60.05% 1,371 3.02% 69 2,283
Franklin 30.47% 14,922 67.48% 33,042 2.05% 1,005 48,969
Fulton 26.96% 1,425 71.01% 3,753 2.02% 107 5,285
Greene 53.03% 7,230 43.20% 5,890 3.77% 514 13,634
Huntingdon 31.79% 5,073 65.23% 10,408 2.98% 476 15,957
Indiana 43.52% 13,667 53.50% 16,799 2.98% 935 31,401
Jefferson 31.67% 5,566 65.28% 11,473 3.04% 535 17,574
Juniata 30.64% 2,656 66.86% 5,795 2.49% 216 8,667
Lackawanna 59.63% 57,471 36.41% 35,096 3.96% 3,814 96,381
Lancaster 31.35% 54,968 66.11% 115,900 2.54% 4,449 175,317
Lawrence 51.95% 20,593 45.56% 18,060 2.49% 987 39,640
Lebanon 35.08% 16,093 62.19% 28,534 2.73% 1,253 45,880
Lehigh 48.73% 56,667 47.72% 55,492 3.54% 4,121 116,280
Luzerne 52.01% 62,199 43.76% 52,328 4.23% 5,059 119,586
Lycoming 33.96% 14,663 62.84% 27,137 3.20% 1,383 43,183
McKean 34.86% 5,510 61.13% 9,661 4.01% 633 15,804
Mercer 48.88% 23,817 47.47% 23,132 3.64% 1,776 48,725
Mifflin 33.08% 4,835 64.32% 9,400 2.59% 379 14,614
Monroe 46.80% 21,939 49.63% 23,265 3.57% 1,674 46,878
Montgomery 53.54% 177,990 43.81% 145,623 2.65% 8,809 332,422
Montour 36.29% 2,356 61.00% 3,960 2.71% 176 6,492
Northampton 50.72% 53,097 45.27% 47,396 4.01% 4,197 104,690
Northumberland 41.11% 13,670 54.56% 18,142 4.33% 1,439 33,251
Perry 27.75% 4,459 69.59% 11,184 2.66% 428 16,071
Philadelphia 80.04% 449,182 17.99% 100,959 1.97% 11,039 561,180
Pike 42.21% 7,330 53.78% 9,339 4.0% 695 17,364
Potter 28.73% 2,037 68.52% 4,858 2.75% 195 7,090
Schuylkill 44.97% 26,215 51.19% 29,841 3.85% 2,244 58,300
Snyder 27.54% 3,536 69.80% 8,963 2.66% 342 12,841
Somerset 36.47% 12,028 61.29% 20,218 2.24% 739 32,985
Sullivan 34.33% 1,066 62.09% 1,928 3.57% 111 3,105
Susquehanna 37.53% 6,481 59.21% 10,226 3.27% 564 17,271
Tioga 31.26% 4,617 65.22% 9,635 3.52% 520 14,772
Union 31.95% 4,209 64.69% 8,523 3.36% 443 13,175
Venango 39.94% 8,196 56.73% 11,642 3.34% 685 20,523
Warren 42.97% 7,537 52.96% 9,290 4.07% 714 17,541
Washington 53.25% 44,961 44.22% 37,339 2.54% 2,141 84,441
Wayne 36.50% 6,904 59.22% 11,201 4.28% 809 18,914
Westmoreland 45.81% 71,792 51.60% 80,858 2.59% 4,059 156,709
Wyoming 37.31% 4,363 59.20% 6,922 3.49% 408 11,693
York 36.02% 51,958 60.77% 87,652 3.21% 4,634 144,244

By congressional district

Gore won 11 of 21 congressional districts. Gore won 3 that elected Republican representatives while Bush won 2 that elected Democrats.[5]

District Bush Gore Representative
1st 13% 85% Bob Brady
2nd 11% 88% Chaka Fattah
3rd 31% 66% Robert Borski
4th 51% 47% Ron Klink
Melissa Hart
5th 59% 38% John E. Peterson
6th 53% 44% Tim Holden
7th 47% 50% Curt Weldon
8th 47% 50% James C. Greenwood
9th 65% 32% Bud Shuster
10th 50% 47% Don Sherwood
11th 47% 49% Paul Kanjorski
12th 52% 45% John Murtha
13th 43% 54% Joe Hoeffel
14th 35% 62% William J. Coyne
15th 47% 49% Pat Toomey
16th 58% 39% Joe Pitts
17th 60% 37% George Gekas
18th 41% 57% Mike Doyle
19th 61% 36% William F. Goodling
Todd Platts
20th 46% 51% Frank Mascara
21st 49% 48% Phil English

References

  1. ^ https://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/politics/july-dec00/pennsylvania_10-9.html
  2. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/state.php?year=2000&fips=42&f=0&off=0&elect=0
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-12. Retrieved 2010-06-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/index.html
  5. ^ https://raw.githubusercontent.com/openelections/openelections-data-pa/master/2000/20001107__pa__general__precinct.csv

See also