2000 United States presidential election in Louisiana Article

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United States presidential election in Louisiana, 2000

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  GeorgeWBush.jpg Al Gore, Vice President of the United States, official portrait 1994.jpg
Nominee George W. Bush Al Gore
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Texas Tennessee
Running mate Dick Cheney Joe Lieberman
Electoral vote 9 0
Popular vote 927,871 792,344
Percentage 52.55% 44.88%

United States Presidential Election in Louisiana, 2000.svg
Parish Results

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

The 2000 United States presidential election in Louisiana took place on November 7, 2000, and was part of the 2000 United States presidential election. Voters chose 9 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Louisiana was won by Governor George W. Bush, a dramatic swing from the statewide results in 1996 when Democrat President Bill Clinton carried the state with 52% of the vote and with a double-digit margin of victory. Bush was the first Republican to carry the state since 1988. Bush won most of the counties and congressional districts in the state. Bush dominated among the rural areas of the state. The only congressional district Gore won was the second district, which represents the very urban area of New Orleans. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which St. Landry Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, and Bienville Parish voted for the Democratic candidate.

Results

United States presidential election in Louisiana, 2000 [1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George W. Bush 927,871 52.6% 9
Democratic Al Gore 792,344 44.9% 0
Green Party Ralph Nader 20,473 1.2% 0
Reform Patrick Buchanan 14,356 0.8% 0
Constitution Howard Phillips 5,483 0.3% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 2,951 0.2% 0
Socialist Workers James Harris 1,103 0.1% 0
Natural Law John Hagelin 1,075 0.1% 0
Totals 1,765,656 100.00% 9
Voter turnout (Voting age/registered) 51%/60%

By congressional district

Bush won 6 of 7 congressional districts.

District Bush Gore Representative
1st 67% 31% David Vitter
2nd 22% 76% William J. Jefferson
3rd 52% 45% Billy Tauzin
4th 55% 43% Jim McCrery
5th 57% 40% John Cooksey
6th 59% 40% Richard H. Baker
7th 55% 42% Chris John

By parish

Parish Gore% Gore# Bush% Bush# Others% Others# Total
Acadia Parish 38.26% 8,892 59.45% 13,814 02.29% 532 23,238
Allen Parish 47.20% 3,914 48.66% 4,035 04.14% 343 8,292
Ascension Parish 43.40% 13,385 54.53% 16,818 02.08% 641 30,844
Assumption Parish 51.94% 5,222 43.65% 4,388 04.41% 443 10,053
Avoyelles Parish 45.73% 6,701 50.02% 7,329 04.25% 623 14,653
Beauregard Parish 32.43% 3,958 64.42% 7,862 03.15% 385 12,205
Bienville Parish 48.72% 3,413 46.66% 3,269 04.62% 324 7,006
Bossier Parish 33.23% 11,933 64.66% 23,224 02.11% 758 35,915
Caddo Parish 49.70% 47,530 48.94% 46,807 01.36% 1,302 95,639
Calcasieu Parish 46.06% 33,919 51.72% 38,086 02.21% 1,631 73,636
Caldwell Parish 31.40% 1,359 65.09% 2,817 03.51% 152 4,328
Cameron Parish 34.31% 1,435 61.99% 2,593 03.71% 155 4,183
Catahoula Parish 36.05% 1,718 61.11% 2,912 02.83% 135 4,765
Claiborne Parish 43.32% 2,721 53.88% 3,384 02.80% 176 6,281
Concordia Parish 41.99% 3,569 54.44% 4,627 03.57% 303 8,499
De Soto Parish 47.53% 5,036 49.64% 5,260 02.83% 300 10,596
East Baton Rouge Parish 45.28% 76,516 52.74% 89,128 01.98% 3,345 168,989
East Carroll Parish 57.81% 1,876 39.45% 1,280 02.74% 89 3,245
East Feliciana Parish 47.78% 3,870 50.02% 4,051 02.20% 178 8,099
Evangeline Parish 42.34% 5,763 53.56% 7,290 04.11% 559 13,612
Franklin Parish 33.41% 2,792 64.18% 5,363 02.41% 201 8,356
Grant Parish 29.75% 2,099 67.81% 4,784 02.44% 172 7,055
Iberia Parish 39.18% 11,762 57.42% 17,236 03.40% 1,022 30,020
Iberville Parish 57.61% 8,355 38.43% 5,573 03.96% 575 14,503
Jackson Parish 36.34% 2,582 61.17% 4,347 02.49% 177 7,106
Jefferson Parish 39.30% 70,411 58.61% 105,003 02.09% 3,737 179,151
Jefferson Davis Parish 41.14% 5,162 55.36% 6,945 03.50% 439 12,546
Lafayette Parish 34.73% 27,190 61.94% 48,491 03.34% 2,612 78,293
Lafourche Parish 42.46% 14,627 53.92% 18,575 03.62% 1,247 34,449
LaSalle Parish 22.87% 1,397 74.72% 4,564 02.41% 147 6,108
Lincoln Parish 41.39% 6,851 55.86% 9,246 02.74% 454 16,551
Livingston Parish 29.86% 11,008 67.51% 24,889 02.63% 968 36,865
Madison Parish 52.48% 2,489 44.85% 2,127 02.68% 127 4,743
Morehouse Parish 42.93% 5,289 53.90% 6,641 03.17% 391 12,321
Natchitoches Parish 46.60% 6,924 49.35% 7,332 04.05% 601 14,857
Orleans Parish 75.95% 137,630 21.74% 39,404 02.31% 4,187 181,221
Ouachita Parish 36.86% 21,457 60.31% 35,107 02.83% 1,647 58,211
Plaquemines Parish 40.48% 4,425 57.65% 6,302 01.87% 204 10,931
Pointe Coupee Parish 53.67% 5,813 43.48% 4,710 02.85% 309 10,832
Rapides Parish 38.55% 18,898 58.81% 28,831 02.64% 1,295 49,024
Red River Parish 48.14% 2,177 48.65% 2,200 03.21% 145 4,522
Richland Parish 38.68% 3,282 57.69% 4,895 03.63% 308 8,485
Sabine Parish 32.11% 2,846 64.93% 5,754 02.96% 262 8,862
St. Bernard Parish 40.82% 11,682 56.79% 16,255 02.39% 684 28,621
St. Charles Parish 41.46% 8,918 55.70% 11,981 02.84% 611 21,510
St. Helena Parish 58.22% 3,059 37.40% 1,965 04.38% 230 5,254
St. James Parish 60.93% 6,523 35.62% 3,813 03.45% 369 10,705
St. John the Baptist Parish 55.02% 9,745 41.91% 7,423 03.08% 545 17,713
St. Landry Parish 52.90% 18,067 45.24% 15,449 01.86% 635 34,151
St. Martin Parish 47.42% 9,853 47.94% 9,961 04.64% 964 20,778
St. Mary Parish 45.17% 9,851 51.93% 11,325 02.91% 634 21,810
St. Tammany Parish 27.13% 22,722 70.69% 59,193 02.18% 1,822 83,737
Tangipahoa Parish 42.64% 15,843 54.96% 20,421 02.40% 891 37,155
Tensas Parish 52.49% 1,580 44.19% 1,330 03.32% 100 3,010
Terrebonne Parish 39.30% 14,414 58.12% 21,314 02.58% 947 36,675
Union Parish 34.30% 3,205 61.78% 5,772 03.92% 366 9,343
Vermilion Parish 39.15% 8,704 56.20% 12,495 04.66% 1,036 22,235
Vernon Parish 33.67% 4,655 63.60% 8,794 02.73% 378 13,827
Washington Parish 43.81% 7,399 53.19% 8,983 02.99% 505 16,887
Webster Parish 42.11% 7,197 55.12% 9,420 02.77% 473 17,090
West Baton Rouge Parish 49.74% 5,058 48.42% 4,924 01.84% 187 10,169
West Carroll Parish 28.21% 1,319 68.88% 3,220 02.91% 136 4,675
West Feliciana Parish 45.00% 2,187 51.69% 2,512 03.31% 161 4,860
Winn Parish 34.07% 2,167 63.32% 4,028 02.61% 166 6,361


Electors

Technically the voters of Louisiana cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Louisiana is allocated 9 electors because it has 7 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 9 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 9 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 [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 George W. Bush and Dick Cheney: [3]

  1. Patricia Brister
  2. Donald Ensenat
  3. Heulette Fontenot Jr.
  4. Mike Foster
  5. Steve Jordan
  6. Elizabeth Levy
  7. Al Lippman
  8. Suzanne Haik Terrell
  9. Michael Woods Sr.

References

  1. ^ "2000 Presidential General Election Results - Louisiana".
  2. ^ http://www.uselectionatlas.org/INFORMATION/ARTICLES/pe2000timeline.php
  3. ^ http://presidentelect.org/e2000.html