2000 United States presidential election in New York Article

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United States presidential election in New York, 2000

←  1996 November 7, 2000 2004 →
Turnout60.7%
  Al Gore, Vice President of the United States, official portrait 1994.jpg GeorgeWBush.jpg
Nominee Al Gore George W. Bush
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Tennessee Texas
Running mate Joe Lieberman Dick Cheney
Electoral vote 33 0
Popular vote 4,113,791 2,405,676
Percentage 60.22% 35.22%

New york presidential results 2000.svg
County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

The 2000 United States presidential election in New York took place on November 7, 2000. Voters chose 33 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

New York was won by the Incumbent Democratic Vice President of the United States Al Gore in a landslide victory; Gore received 60.22% of the vote to Republican George W. Bush's 35.22%, a Democratic victory margin of 25.00%. This marked the first time since 1964 that a Democratic presidential candidate won more than 60% of the vote in New York State, and only the second time in history, solidifying New York's status as a solid blue state in the 21st century. New York weighed in as about 25% more Democratic than the national average in the 2000 election.

The key to Gore's victory was wide margins of victory in greater New York City and Long Island. He did win some counties in upstate New York, but won with small margins, except for Albany County, which voted almost exactly the same as the statewide results. Since third-party candidates received over 4% of the vote, Bush did very poorly. Although, Bush did win a majority of the counties in upstate New York, including his largest victory in rural Hamilton County. Bush won just four congressional districts, including New York's 22nd congressional district, New York's 23rd congressional district, New York's 27th congressional district, and New York's 31st congressional district. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which the Democratic candidate won Montgomery County.

Democratic primary

Polling

Source Date Al Gore Bill Bradley
Quinnipiac July 1, 1999 52% 34%
Quinnipiac August 2, 1999 47% 38%
Quinnipiac September 15, 1999 42% 40%
Quinnipiac October 3, 1999 41% 44%
Quinnipiac November 11, 1999 38% 47%
Quinnipiac December 14, 1999 42% 39%
Quinnipiac January 19, 2000 44% 39%
Quinnipiac February 10, 2000 56% 32%
Quinnipiac March 1, 2000 59% 33%
Quinnipiac March 6, 2000 60% 32%

Republican primary

Polling

Source Date Lamar Alexander Gary Bauer Patrick Buchanan George W. Bush Elizabeth Dole Steve Forbes Orrin Hatch John Kasich Alan Keyes John McCain Dan Quayle Bob Smith
Quinnipiac July 1, 1999 6% 1% 1% 56% 13% 3% - 2% - 7% 2% 1%
Quinnipiac November 11, 1999 - 2% - 56% - 8% 2% - 1% 17% - -
Quinnipiac December 14, 1999 - 2% - 49% - 7% 1% - 1% 24% - -
Quinnipiac January 19, 2000 - 1% - 47% - 5% 2% - 2% 28% - -
Quinnipiac February 10, 2000 - - - 44% - 4% - - 4% 37% - -
Quinnipiac March 1, 2000 - - - 40% - - - - 4% 47% - -
Quinnipiac March 6, 2000 - - - 48% - - - - 7% 39% - -

General election

Polling

Source Date Al Gore (D) George W. Bush (R) Patrick Buchanan (Ref) Ralph Nader (G)
Quinnipiac February 24, 1999 49% 40% - -
Quinnipiac March 24, 1999 47% 42% - -
Quinnipiac July 1, 1999 44% 45% - -
Quinnipiac August 2, 1999 45% 43% - -
Quinnipiac September 15, 1999 46% 43% - -
Quinnipiac October 3, 1999 43% 41% - -
Quinnipiac November 11, 1999 47% 43% - -
Quinnipiac December 14, 1999 47% 39% - -
Quinnipiac January 19, 2000 47% 39% - -
Quinnipiac February 10, 2000 53% 37% - -
Quinnipiac March 1, 2000 53% 36% - -
Quinnipiac April 6, 2000 52% 34% 4% -
Quinnipiac May 2, 2000 50% 34% 4% -
Quinnipiac July 13, 2000 45% 35% 2% 7%
Quinnipiac August 10, 2000 42% 38% 1% 6%
Quinnipiac September 13, 2000 56% 29% 2% 6%
Quinnipiac September 28, 2000 54% 34% 1% 6%
Quinnipiac November 6, 2000 55% 34% 1% 6%
Source Date Bill Bradley (D) George W. Bush (R)
Quinnipiac February 24, 1999 41% 38%
Quinnipiac March 24, 1999 45% 39%
Quinnipiac July 1, 1999 43% 44%
Quinnipiac August 2, 1999 46% 39%
Quinnipiac September 15, 1999 47% 37%
Quinnipiac October 3, 1999 51% 32%
Quinnipiac November 11, 1999 52% 35%
Quinnipiac December 14, 1999 50% 35%
Quinnipiac January 19, 2000 52% 35%
Quinnipiac February 10, 2000 53% 34%
Quinnipiac March 1, 2000 51% 35%
Source Date Al Gore (D) Elizabeth Dole (R)
Quinnipiac February 24, 1999 50% 37%
Quinnipiac March 24, 1999 49% 38%
Quinnipiac July 1, 1999 50% 37%
Source Date Bill Bradley (D) Elizabeth Dole (R)
Quinnipiac February 24, 1999 46% 34%
Quinnipiac March 24, 1999 47% 35%
Quinnipiac July 1, 1999 50% 35%
Source Date Al Gore (D) John McCain (R)
Quinnipiac November 11, 1999 49% 35%
Quinnipiac December 14, 1999 45% 39%
Quinnipiac January 19, 2000 47% 38%
Quinnipiac February 10, 2000 46% 42%
Quinnipiac March 1, 2000 44% 43%
Source Date Bill Bradley (D) John McCain (R)
Quinnipiac November 11, 1999 55% 23%
Quinnipiac December 14, 1999 48% 29%
Quinnipiac January 19, 2000 49% 29%
Quinnipiac February 10, 2000 43% 40%
Quinnipiac March 1, 2000 39% 44%

Results

United States presidential election in New York, 2000 [1]
Party Candidate Popular votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Al Gore 3,942,215 57.78%
Working Families Al Gore 88,395 1.30%
Liberal Al Gore 77,087 1.13%
Total Al Gore 4,113,791 60.22% 33
Republican George W. Bush 2,258,577 33.10%
Conservative George W. Bush 144,797 2.12%
Total George W. Bush 2,405,676 35.22% 0
Green Ralph Nader 244,398 3.58% 0
Right to Life Pat Buchanan 25,175 0.37%
Reform Pat Buchanan 6,424 0.09%
Total Pat Buchanan 31,659 0.46% 0
Independence (a) John Hagelin 24,369 0.36% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 7,718 0.11% 0
Constitution Howard Phillips 1,503 0.02% 0
Socialist Workers James Harris 1,450 0.02% 0
Others - 614 0.01% 0
- Totals 6,831,178 100% 33
Voter turnout (Voting age/Registered) 48%/61%

(a) John Hagelin was then nominee of the Natural Law Party nationally.

By county

County Gore% Gore# Bush% Bush# Others% Others# Total
Albany County 57.99% 82,325 31.98% 45,408 10.03% 14,236 141,969
Allegany County 32.69% 6,109 58.41% 10,916 8.90% 1,664 18,689
Bronx County 83.21% 256,322 10.79% 33,224 6.01% 18,502 308,048
Broome County 49.53% 43,119 40.89% 35,598 9.59% 8,346 87,063
Cattaraugus County 39.63% 13,368 51.45% 17,355 8.92% 3,010 33,733
Cayuga County 48.06% 16,329 41.40% 14,066 10.55% 3,583 33,978
Chautauqua County 44.35% 26,045 46.61% 27,369 9.04% 5,306 58,720
Chemung County 44.76% 16,878 48.15% 18,158 7.09% 2,674 37,710
Chenango County 43.24% 8,756 47.53% 9,625 9.23% 1,869 20,250
Clinton County 48.67% 14,871 41.45% 12,664 9.88% 3,020 30,555
Columbia County 44.82% 12,858 42.12% 12,084 13.07% 3,749 28,691
Cortland County 44.57% 9,237 45.23% 9,374 10.19% 2,112 20,723
Delaware County 40.01% 8,072 50.33% 10,154 9.66% 1,949 20,175
Dutchess County 45.18% 50,499 44.03% 49,210 10.78% 12,053 111,762
Erie County 53.68% 227,975 35.15% 149,280 11.16% 47,399 424,654
Essex County 42.08% 7,546 47.27% 8,476 10.65% 1,910 17,932
Franklin County 48.88% 8,528 42.23% 7,368 8.89% 1,551 17,447
Fulton County 41.66% 9,028 50.59% 10,964 7.75% 1,679 21,671
Genesee County 37.01% 9,647 51.71% 13,479 11.29% 2,943 26,069
Greene County 38.45% 8,111 49.49% 10,439 12.06% 2,544 21,094
Hamilton County 28.95% 1,066 61.62% 2,269 9.42% 347 3,682
Herkimer County 42.69% 11,826 48.48% 13,430 8.84% 2,449 27,705
Jefferson County 44.26% 16,117 47.78% 17,401 7.96% 2,900 36,418
Kings County 76.55% 472,402 14.64% 90,355 8.81% 54,348 617,105
Lewis County 37.94% 4,144 53.47% 5,840 8.60% 939 10,923
Livingston County 36.93% 10,054 52.76% 14,363 10.31% 2,806 27,223
Madison County 40.34% 11,444 49.37% 14,003 10.29% 2,919 28,366
Monroe County 49.51% 157,314 41.23% 131,002 9.27% 29,446 317,762
Montgomery County 47.52% 9,888 44.26% 9,210 8.22% 1,711 20,809
Nassau County 56.14% 331,050 36.29% 214,022 7.57% 44,635 589,707
New York County 75.94% 427,714 13.73% 77,331 10.33% 58,187 563,232
Niagara County 48.40% 45,133 41.34% 38,554 10.26% 9,570 93,257
Oneida County 44.02% 42,253 46.87% 44,993 9.11% 8,750 95,996
Onondaga County 51.45% 104,766 38.56% 78,526 9.99% 20,337 203,629
Ontario County 41.67% 19,147 48.77% 22,409 9.56% 4,392 45,948
Orange County 44.70% 56,567 46.92% 59,371 8.38% 10,611 126,549
Orleans County 36.31% 5,753 54.78% 8,679 8.91% 1,411 15,843
Oswego County 45.12% 21,869 45.20% 21,911 9.68% 4,693 48,473
Otsego County 43.28% 10,976 46.13% 11,697 10.59% 2,685 25,358
Putnam County 42.01% 17,872 46.66% 19,852 11.34% 4,823 42,547
Queens County 72.14% 401,067 20.42% 113,528 7.44% 41,335 555,930
Rensselaer County 48.48% 33,178 39.78% 27,223 11.74% 8,035 68,436
Richmond County 49.90% 70,922 41.65% 59,187 8.45% 12,012 142,121
Rockland County 54.33% 66,596 36.68% 44,958 8.99% 11,026 122,580
Saratoga County 43.76% 41,596 46.60% 44,292 9.65% 9,169 95,057
Schenectady County 51.16% 34,250 39.08% 26,161 9.76% 6,535 66,946
Schoharie County 38.22% 5,178 51.93% 7,035 9.85% 1,335 13,548
Schuyler County 38.42% 3,132 50.95% 4,154 10.63% 867 8,153
Seneca County 45.89% 6,578 44.49% 6,377 9.61% 1,378 14,333
St. Lawrence County 51.95% 20,664 39.71% 15,797 8.34% 3,318 39,779
Steuben County 34.55% 14,014 57.30% 23,244 8.15% 3,305 40,563
Suffolk County 51.56% 295,902 39.32% 225,652 9.12% 52,312 573,866
Sullivan County 48.71% 13,895 41.57% 11,858 9.71% 2,771 28,524
Tioga County 39.36% 8,838 52.65% 11,823 7.99% 1,793 22,454
Tompkins County 51.01% 20,435 32.35% 12,957 16.64% 6,666 40,058
Ulster County 46.43% 36,321 39.65% 31,015 13.92% 10,889 78,225
Warren County 40.73% 11,656 49.81% 14,257 9.46% 2,708 28,621
Washington County 39.22% 9,238 50.79% 11,963 9.99% 2,354 23,555
Wayne County 37.62% 14,421 52.53% 20,136 9.84% 3,772 38,329
Westchester County 56.96% 211,771 35.24% 130,999 7.80% 29,005 371,775
Wyoming County 32.69% 5,762 58.12% 10,245 9.19% 1,620 17,627
Yates County 38.03% 3,823 52.60% 5,287 9.37% 942 10,052

Geographic Breakdown

Al Gore won an overwhelming landslide in fiercely Democratic New York City, taking 1,703,364 votes to George W. Bush's 398,726, a 77.90% - 18.23% victory. Gore carried all 5 boroughs of New York City.

Excluding New York City's votes, Gore still would have carried New York State, but by a smaller margin, receiving 2,404,543 votes to Bush's 2,004,648, giving Gore a 54.53% - 45.47% win.

Electors

Technically the voters of New York cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. New York is allocated 33 electors because it has 31 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 33 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 33 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 Gore and Lieberman: [3]

  1. Susan I. Abramowitz
  2. Leslie Alpert
  3. Martin S. Begun
  4. David L. Cohen
  5. Carolee A. Conklin
  6. Martin Connor
  7. Lorraine Cortez Vasquez
  8. Inez E. Dickens
  9. Cynthia Emmer
  10. Herman D. Farrell Jr.
  11. Emily Giske
  12. Patrick G. Halpin
  13. Raymond B. Harding
  14. Judith Hope
  15. Denis M. Hughes
  16. Virginia Kee
  17. Bertha Lewis
  18. Alberta Madonna
  19. Thomas J. Manton
  20. Deborah Marciano
  21. Helen Marshall
  22. Carl McCall
  23. Elizabeth F. Momrow
  24. Clarence Norman Jr.
  25. Daniel F. Donohue
  26. Shirley O'Connell
  27. G. Steven Pigeon
  28. Roberto Ramirez
  29. Michael Schell
  30. Sheldon Silver
  31. Andrew Spano
  32. Eliot Spitzer
  33. Randi Weingarten

References

  1. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections 2000 - New York". Retrieved 2013-01-07.
  2. ^ "2000 Post-Election Timeline of Events". www.uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  3. ^ "President Elect - 2000". presidentelect.org. Retrieved 9 April 2018.