2000 United States presidential election in the District of Columbia Article

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United States presidential election in the District of Columbia, 2000

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Nominee Al Gore George W. Bush Ralph Nader
Party Democratic Republican Green
Home state Tennessee Texas Connecticut
Running mate Joe Lieberman Dick Cheney Winona LaDuke
Electoral vote 2 0 0
Popular vote 171,923 18,073 10,576
Percentage 85.16% 8.95% 5.24%

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District Result
Gore
  80-90%

The District of Columbia voted by an extremely large margin in favor of the Democratic candidate Al Gore with 85% of the vote. Bush got 9% with 18,000 votes compared to Nader who got 5% with 10,000 votes. [1] A total of 44% of the population came out to vote. [2] This can be attributed to the fact that D.C. only encompasses an urban core area (and those are generally very liberal in nature). The District of Columbia has never voted for a Republican. One elector abstained.

Election results

United States presidential election in the District of Columbia, 2000
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Al Gore Joe Lieberman 171,923 85.16% 2
Republican George W. Bush Dick Cheney 18,073 8.95% 0
Green Ralph Nader Winona LaDuke 10,576 5.24% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne Art Oliver 669 0.33% 0
Others Others Others 653 0.32% 0
N/A N/A N/A 0 0.00% 1
Totals 201,894 100.00% 3
Voter turnout 44%

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