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United States Presidential Election, 2000

This item is in the series United States Presidential Elections

Overview

This is a revision of the United States presidential election of 2000.

The election was between Republican George W. Bush, then governor of Texas, and Democrat Al Gore, then Vice President of the US. In the current timeline, Gore officially wins the popular vote narrowly, with Bush winning the Electoral College vote narrowly, in a race being deemed “too close to call”. In this revised version of history, Bush wins the popular vote handily as well as winning the Electoral vote even more handily! In this revision, Bush has 53.6% of the popular vote compared to Gore’s 45.1%, for a victory margin of more than 8 percentage points in favor of Bush.

As a side note, the 2000 Republican primary of this revised history has John McCain and Alan Keyes competing against Bush, as is true in the current timeline. However, the race is a lot tighter in revised history, although Bush comes out on top in the end, over McCain due to Bush’s name recognition since his father was a former president, and over Keyes, who comes in 3rd behind Bush and McCain. In my revised history, Keyes is by then a two-term Senator from Maryland who declines to seek a third term and instead aims for the Presidency. Keyes is still behind Bush and McCain in 2000 because he’s new to politics at the presidential level at that time, and he’s just getting his feet wet over it. Nevertheless, the 2000 primary sees Keyes winning Delaware, Virginia, and of course Maryland.

The background to this election involves the aftermath of President Bill Clinton’s impeachment over the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal, and even more so Al Gore’s controversial stances, especially the one on the global warming hoax. If it were not for Clinton’s decent economic record working with the Republicans in Congress, Bush would win the popular vote by a landslide.

The revised election below is organized state-by-state in alphabetical order, for a total of 50 states plus the District of Columbia.

United States presidential election, 2000 (results estimated)​

Alabama​

George W. Bush (R): 935,140 (61.3%)
Al Gore (D): 569,195 (37.3%)
Other: 20,431 (1.3%)
Total: 1,524,766

Alaska​

Bush: 143,833 (64.7%)
Gore: 75,171 (33.8%)
Other: 3,132 (1.4%)
Total: 222,136

Arizona​

Bush: 601,157 (55.8%)
Gore: 462,204 (42.9%)
Other: 13,788 (1.3%)
Total: 1,077,149

Arkansas​

Bush: 612,131 (56.2%)
Gore: 463,157 (42.5%)
Other: 14,494 (1.3%)
Total: 1,089,782

California​

Gore: 5,480,303 (50.5%)
Bush: 5,232,826 (48.2%)
Other: 141,105 (1.3%)
Total: 10,854,234

Colorado​

Bush: 761,186 (56.4%)
Gore: 570,721 (42.3%)
Other: 16,996 (1.3%)
Total: 1,348,903

Connecticut​

Gore: 755,529 (51%)
Bush: 707,382 (47.7%)
Other: 18,518 (1.3%)
Total: 1,481,429

Delaware​

Bush: 141,810 (51.2%)
Gore: 131,611 (47.5%)
Other: 3,714 (1.3%)
Total: 277,135

District of Columbia​

Gore: 187,837 (83.4%)
Bush: 34,509 (15.3%)
Other: 2,906 (1.3%)
Total: 225,252

Florida​

Bush: 2,393,891 (54.5%)
Gore: 1,942,620 (44.2%)
Other: 57,562 (1.3%)
Total: 4,394,073

Georgia​

Bush: 1,213,248 (59.5%)
Gore: 799,320 (39.2%)
Other: 25,476 (1.3%)
Total: 2,038,044

Hawaii​

Gore: 207,456 (55.5%)
Bush: 161,868 (43.3%)
Other: 4,679 (1.3%)
Total: 374,003

Idaho​

Bush: 384,121 (70.5%)
Gore: 153,474 (28.2%)
Other: 7,026 (1.3%)
Total: 544,621

Illinois​

Gore: 3,127,067 (50.8%)
Bush: 2,947,323 (47.9%)
Other: 81,254 (1.3%)
Total: 6,155,644

Indiana​

Bush: 1,559,454 (61.7%)
Gore: 935,368 (37%)
Other: 33,885 (1.3%)
Total: 2,528,707

Iowa​

Bush: 804,401 (53.1%)
Gore: 690,742 (45.6%)
Other: 20,307 (1.3%)
Total: 1,515,450

Kansas​

Bush: 741,615 (66.9%)
Gore: 351,478 (31.7%)
Other: 14,622 (1.3%)
Total: 1,107,715

Kentucky​

Bush: 956,260 (61.4%)
Gore: 581,455 (37.3%)
Other: 20,727 (1.3%)
Total: 1,558,442

Louisiana​

Bush: 1,086,245 (57.4%)
Gore: 781,809 (41.3%)
Other: 24,029 (1.3%)
Total: 1,892,083

Maine​

Gore: 322,918 (49.7%)
Bush: 318,497 (49%)
Other: 8,712 (1.3%)
Total: 650,127

Maryland​

Gore: 935,235 (49.9%)
Bush: 914,073 (48.8%)
Other: 23,409 (1.3%)
Total: 1,872,717

Massachusetts​

Gore: 1,631,271 (52.7%)
Bush: 1,425,040 (46%)
Other: 40,255 (1.3%)
Total: 3,096,566

Michigan​

Bush: 2,411,606 (50.3%)
Gore: 2,324,295 (48.4%)
Other: 61,406 (1.3%)
Total: 4,797,307

Minnesota​

Gore: 1,173,504 (50.7%)
Bush: 1,110,792 (48%)
Other: 29,853 (1.3%)
Total: 2,314,149

Mississippi​

Bush: 706,201 (62.5%)
Gore: 409,615 (36.2%)
Other: 14,468 (1.3%)
Total: 1,130,284

Missouri​

Bush: 1,417,500 (55.3%)
Gore: 1,110,639 (43.4%)
Other: 33,299 (1.3%)
Total: 2,561,438

Montana​

Bush: 283,559 (63.3%)
Gore: 158,131 (35.3%)
Other: 6,271 (1.4%)
Total: 447,961

Nebraska​

Bush: 541,748 (68.2%)
Gore: 242,163 (30.5%)
Other: 10,325 (1.3%)
Total: 794,236

Nevada​

Bush: 192,346 (55.4%)
Gore: 150,212 (43.3%)
Other: 4,512 (1.3%)
Total: 347,070

New Hampshire​

Bush: 255,756 (53.1%)
Gore: 219,487 (45.6%)
Other: 6,406 (1.3%)
Total: 481,649

New Jersey​

Bush: 1,912,916 (50.4%)
Gore: 1,832,485 (48.3%)
Other: 48,563 (1.3%)
Total: 3,793,964

New Mexico​

Bush: 314,569 (52.7%)
Gore: 274,225 (45.9%)
Other: 7,997 (1.3%)
Total: 596,791

New York​

Gore: 4,810,495 (51.4%)
Bush: 4,435,918 (47.4%)
Other: 117,991 (1.3%)
Total: 9,364,404

North Carolina​

Bush: 1,562,628 (59.9%)
Gore: 1,013,400 (38.8%)
Other: 33,136 (1.3%)
Total: 2,609,164

North Dakota​

Bush: 242,303 (65.5%)
Gore: 122,741 (33.2%)
Other: 4,771 (1.3%)
Total: 369,815

Ohio​

Bush: 2,882,584 (54.7%)
Gore: 2,318,395 (44%)
Other: 66,902 (1.3%)
Total: 5,267,881

Oklahoma​

Bush: 809,265 (65.2%)
Gore: 416,865 (33.6%)
Other: 15,646 (1.3%)
Total: 1,241,776

Oregon​

Bush: 624,427 (52%)
Gore: 560,050 (46.7%)
Other: 15,844 (1.3%)
Total: 1,200,321

Pennsylvania​

Bush: 3,036,968 (51.3%)
Gore: 2,808,998 (47.4%)
Other: 75,199 (1.3%)
Total: 5,921,165

Rhode Island​

Gore: 303,184 (59.9%)
Bush: 196,137 (38.8%)
Other: 6,577 (1.3%)
Total: 505,898

South Carolina​

Bush: 724,331 (61.7%)
Gore: 435,021 (37%)
Other: 14,794 (1.3%)
Total: 1,174,146

South Dakota​

Bush: 256,673 (65.2%)
Gore: 131,961 (33.5%)
Other: 5,278 (1.3%)
Total: 393,912

Tennessee​

Bush: 1,098,301 (56%)
Gore: 837,698 (42.7%)
Other: 24,903 (1.3%)
Total: 1,960,902

Texas​

Bush: 3,968,658 (63.2%)
Gore: 2,231,898 (35.5%)
Other: 82,942 (1.3%)
Total: 6,283,498

Utah​

Bush: 523,551 (71.7%)
Gore: 197,035 (27%)
Other: 9,713 (1.3%)
Total: 730,299

Vermont​

Gore: 133,859 (52.2%)
Bush: 119,465 (46.6%)
Other: 3,259 (1.3%)
Total: 256,583

Virginia​

Bush: 1,323,080 (57.3%)
Gore: 954,981 (41.4%)
Other: 29,771 (1.3%)
Total: 2,307,832

Washington​

Bush: 994,913 (50.4%)
Gore: 952,415 (48.3%)
Other: 25,849 (1.3%)
Total: 1,973,177

West Virginia​

Bush: 559,335 (56.8%)
Gore: 413,048 (41.9%)
Other: 12,708 (1.3%)
Total: 985,091

Wisconsin​

Bush: 1,352,529 (52.5%)
Gore: 1,192,710 (46.3%)
Other: 32,479 (1.3%)
Total: 2,577,718

Wyoming​

Bush: 151,676 (72.7%)
Gore: 54,105 (25.9%)
Other: 2,795 (1.3%)
Total: 208,576

United States (total)​

Bush: 58,085,745 (53.6%)
Gore: 48,939,556 (45.1%)
Other: 1,400,684 (1.3%)
Total: 108,425,985
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