United States Presidential Election, 2000

Introduction

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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