2000 United States presidential election in Utah Article

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United States presidential election in Utah, 2000

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Nominee George W. Bush Al Gore
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Texas Tennessee
Running mate Dick Cheney Joe Lieberman
Electoral vote 5 0
Popular vote 515,096 203,053
Percentage 66.83% 26.34%

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County Results

Bush

  50-60%
  60-70%
  70-80%
  80-90%

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

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

Utah was won by Texas Governor George W. Bush by a 40.49 percent margin of victory. With 66.83% of the popular vote, the state proved to be Bush's third strongest state in the 2000 election after neighboring Wyoming and Idaho [1]. The state also proved to be Gore's worst performing state.

Results

United States presidential election in Utah, 2000 [2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George W. Bush 515,096 66.8% 5
Democratic Al Gore 203,053 26.3% 0
Green Party Ralph Nader 35,850 4.7% 0
Reform Patrick Buchanan 9,319 1.2% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 3,616 0.5% 0
Independent Howard Phillips 2,709 0.4% 0
Natural Law John Hagelin 763 0.1% 0
Socialist Workers James Harris 186 0.0% 0
Independent Louie Youngkeit 161 0.0% 0
Write Ins - 1 0.0% 0
Totals - 100.00% 5
Voter turnout (Voting age population)

Results by county

George Walker Bush
Republican
Albert Arnold Gore Jr.
Democratic
Ralph Nader
Green
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Beaver 1,653 73.40% 541 24.02% 38 1.69% 20 0.89% 1,112 49.38% 2,252
Box Elder 12,288 79.36% 2,555 16.50% 326 2.11% 314 2.03% 9,733 62.86% 15,483
Cache 25,920 78.21% 5,170 15.60% 1,511 4.56% 541 1.63% 20,750 62.61% 33,142
Carbon 3,758 50.89% 3,298 44.66% 213 2.88% 115 1.56% 460 6.23% 7,384
Daggett 317 72.87% 104 23.91% 9 2.07% 5 1.15% 213 48.97% 435
Davis 64,375 73.27% 18,845 21.45% 2,891 3.29% 1,744 1.99% 45,530 51.82% 87,855
Duchesne 3,622 79.67% 779 17.14% 76 1.67% 69 1.52% 2,843 62.54% 4,546
Emery 3,243 73.74% 958 21.78% 81 1.84% 116 2.64% 2,285 51.96% 4,398
Garfield 1,719 87.35% 178 9.04% 43 2.18% 28 1.42% 1,541 78.30% 1,968
Grand 1,822 50.42% 1,158 32.04% 540 14.94% 94 2.60% 664 18.37% 3,614
Iron 10,106 80.24% 1,789 14.21% 341 2.71% 358 2.84% 8,317 66.04% 12,594
Juab 2,023 72.64% 619 22.23% 60 2.15% 83 2.98% 1,404 50.41% 2,785
Kane 2,254 80.44% 387 13.81% 102 3.64% 59 2.11% 1,867 66.63% 2,802
Millard 3,850 80.63% 696 14.58% 73 1.53% 156 3.27% 3,154 66.05% 4,775
Morgan 2,464 77.70% 553 17.44% 80 2.52% 74 2.33% 1,911 60.26% 3,171
Piute 626 80.15% 133 17.03% 10 1.28% 12 1.54% 493 63.12% 781
Rich 736 81.51% 152 16.83% 10 1.11% 5 0.55% 584 64.67% 903
Salt Lake 171,585 55.84% 107,576 35.01% 21,252 6.92% 6,845 2.23% 64,009 20.83% 307,258
San Juan 2,721 57.36% 1,838 38.74% 107 2.26% 78 1.64% 883 18.61% 4,744
Sanpete 5,781 77.81% 1,211 16.30% 153 2.06% 285 3.84% 4,570 61.51% 7,430
Sevier 5,763 81.43% 1,046 14.78% 125 1.77% 143 2.02% 4,717 66.65% 7,077
Summit 6,168 50.89% 4,601 37.96% 1,156 9.54% 196 1.62% 1,567 12.93% 12,121
Tooele 7,807 62.56% 4,001 32.06% 387 3.10% 285 2.28% 3,806 30.50% 12,480
Uintah 6,733 80.18% 1,387 16.52% 132 1.57% 145 1.73% 5,346 63.67% 8,397
Utah 98,255 81.70% 16,445 13.67% 2,732 2.27% 2,824 2.35% 81,810 68.03% 120,256
Wasatch 3,819 67.30% 1,476 26.01% 259 4.56% 121 2.13% 2,343 41.29% 5,675
Washington 25,481 78.50% 5,465 16.84% 714 2.20% 801 2.47% 20,016 61.66% 32,461
Wayne 953 77.80% 202 16.49% 58 4.73% 12 0.98% 751 61.31% 1,225
Weber 39,254 62.56% 19,890 31.70% 2,371 3.78% 1,227 1.96% 19,364 30.86% 62,742
Totals 515,096 66.83% 203,053 26.34% 35,850 4.65% 16,755 2.17% 312,043 40.49% 770,754

By congressional district

Bush won all three congressional districts.

District Bush Gore Representative
1st 68% 27% James V. Hansen
2nd 67% 31% Merrill Cook
Jim Matheson
3rd 75% 24% Chris Cannon

Electors

Technically the voters of Utah cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Utah is allocated five electors because it has three congressional districts and two senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of five 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 five 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 [3] 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: [4]

  1. Michael Leavitt
  2. Olene Walker
  3. Lewis Billings
  4. Arlene Ellis
  5. Ron Fox

References

  1. ^ "2000 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; 2000 Presidential General Election Results – Utah
  3. ^ Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; 2000 Events Timeline
  4. ^ Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; 2000 Presidential electors – Utah

See also