Delaware gubernatorial election, 2000 Article

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Delaware gubernatorial election, 2000

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Nominee Ruth Ann Minner John Burris
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 191,695 128,603
Percentage 59.24% 39.75%

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County results

Governor before election

Tom Carper
Democratic

Elected Governor

Ruth Ann Minner
Democratic

The 2000 Delaware gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 2000 coinciding with the Presidential election. Lieutenant Governor and Democratic nominee Ruth Ann Minner squared off against Republican nominee John M. Burris and won in a small landslide on election day.

Primaries

Democratic Party

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ruth Ann Minner 38,779 100.00

Republican Party

Republican primary results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John M. Burris 13,893 50.08
Republican William Swain Lee 13,847 49.92
Total votes 27,740 100.00

Independent Party of Delaware

  • Floyd E. McDowell

Campaign

Debates

Results

Delaware gubernatorial election, 2000 [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Ruth Ann Minner 191,695 59.24% -10.25%
Republican John M. Burris 128,603 39.75% +9.24%
Delaware Independent Floyd E. McDowell 3,271 1.1%
Majority 63,092 19.50% -19.49%
Turnout 323,569
Democratic hold Swing

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