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United States Presidential Election in Virginia, 2000
2000 United States presidential election in Virginia

← 1996 November 7, 2000 2004 →
Turnout67.2% (of registered voters)[1]
  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 13 0
Popular vote 1,437,490 1,217,290
Percentage 52.47% 44.44%

Virginia Presidential Election Results by Shaded County, 2000.svg
County and Independent City Results

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

The 2000 United States presidential election in Virginia took place on November 7, 2000, and was part of the 2000 United States presidential election. Voters chose 13 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Virginia, a state that hadn't gone Democratic since 1964, was won by Governor George W. Bush with a margin of victory of 8.04%.[2] It would not vote Democratic again until 2008. The 2000 election was the last time Fairfax County, Virginia's most populous county, would go Republican. Fairfax's swing toward the Democrats in recent years has contributed to the state turning Democratic.

Primaries

Analysis

Despite the small margin of victory, Bush won most of the rural areas and the highly populated areas such as Fairfax County and Prince William County. Gore's strongest performance was within the greater Fairfax County area, Virginia's 8th congressional district and Virginia's 11th congressional district, both of which he won. He also won Virginia's 3rd congressional district.

As of the 2020 presidential election, this was the last time Russell County and the independent City of Norton voted Democratic for president, and the last time Fairfax County and Prince Edward County voted Republican for president.[3]Albemarle County and the independent cities of Fairfax, Danville, and Williamsburg have also not voted Republican since this election, while Southampton County has not voted Democratic since.[3]

Results

2000 United States presidential election in Virginia[4]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George W. Bush Dick Cheney 1,437,490 52.47% 13
Democratic Al Gore Joe Lieberman 1,217,290 44.44% 0
Green Ralph Nader Winona LaDuke 59,398 2.17% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne Art Olivier 15,198 0.55% 0
Reform Pat Buchanan Ezola Foster 5,455 0.20% 0
Constitution Howard Phillips Curtis Frazier 1,809 0.07% 0
Write-ins Write-ins - 2,807 0.10% 0
Totals 2,739,447 100.00% 13
Voter turnout --

Results by county or independent city

County or Independent City George Walker Bush
Republican
Albert Arnold Gore Jr.
Democratic
Ralph Nader
Green
Harry E. Browne
Libertarian
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # % # % # %
Accomack County 6,352 53.27% 5,092 42.70% 220 1.84% 188 1.58% 73 0.61% 1,260 10.57% 11,925
Albemarle County 18,291 49.64% 16,255 44.12% 2,043 5.54% 167 0.45% 90 0.24% 2,036 5.53% 36,846
Alleghany County 2,808 54.81% 2,214 43.22% 62 1.21% 25 0.49% 14 0.27% 594 11.59% 5,123
Amelia County 2,947 61.55% 1,754 36.63% 40 0.84% 24 0.50% 23 0.48% 1,193 24.92% 4,788
Amherst County 6,660 56.86% 4,812 41.09% 135 1.15% 67 0.57% 38 0.32% 1,848 15.78% 11,712
Appomattox County 3,654 61.65% 2,132 35.97% 62 1.05% 60 1.01% 19 0.32% 1,522 25.68% 5,927
Arlington County 28,555 34.17% 50,260 60.15% 3,952 4.73% 463 0.55% 329 0.39% -21,705 -25.98% 83,559
Augusta County 17,744 70.21% 6,643 26.29% 527 2.09% 269 1.06% 88 0.35% 11,101 43.93% 25,271
Bath County 1,311 59.32% 822 37.19% 35 1.58% 27 1.22% 15 0.68% 489 22.13% 2,210
Bedford County 17,224 65.87% 8,160 31.21% 376 1.44% 268 1.02% 121 0.46% 9,064 34.66% 26,149
Bland County 1,759 65.44% 851 31.66% 42 1.56% 20 0.74% 16 0.60% 908 33.78% 2,688
Botetourt County 8,867 64.07% 4,627 33.43% 207 1.50% 88 0.64% 51 0.37% 4,240 30.64% 13,840
Brunswick County 2,561 42.70% 3,387 56.48% 28 0.47% 13 0.22% 8 0.13% -826 -13.77% 5,997
Buchanan County 3,867 39.23% 5,745 58.29% 65 0.66% 132 1.34% 47 0.48% -1,878 -19.05% 9,856
Buckingham County 2,738 50.20% 2,561 46.96% 96 1.76% 39 0.72% 20 0.37% 177 3.25% 5,454
Campbell County 13,162 64.75% 6,659 32.76% 236 1.16% 199 0.98% 71 0.35% 6,503 31.99% 20,327
Caroline County 3,873 46.38% 4,314 51.66% 102 1.22% 38 0.46% 24 0.29% -441 -5.28% 8,351
Carroll County 7,142 64.92% 3,638 33.07% 126 1.15% 52 0.47% 43 0.39% 3,504 31.85% 11,001
Charles City County 1,023 33.37% 1,981 64.61% 31 1.01% 19 0.62% 12 0.39% -958 -31.25% 3,066
Charlotte County 2,855 57.17% 2,017 40.39% 43 0.86% 46 0.92% 33 0.66% 838 16.78% 4,994
Chesterfield County 69,924 63.02% 38,638 34.82% 1,646 1.48% 335 0.30% 408 0.37% 31,286 28.20% 110,951
Clarke County 2,883 54.56% 2,166 40.99% 195 3.69% 19 0.36% 21 0.40% 717 13.57% 5,284
Craig County 1,580 63.38% 851 34.14% 39 1.56% 14 0.56% 9 0.36% 729 29.24% 2,493
Culpeper County 7,440 60.76% 4,364 35.64% 253 2.07% 137 1.12% 50 0.41% 3,076 25.12% 12,244
Cumberland County 1,974 56.29% 1,405 40.06% 35 1.00% 75 2.14% 18 0.51% 569 16.22% 3,507
Dickenson County 3,122 43.21% 3,951 54.68% 85 1.18% 37 0.51% 31 0.43% -829 -11.47% 7,226
Dinwiddie County 4,959 54.28% 4,001 43.79% 74 0.81% 58 0.63% 44 0.48% 958 10.49% 9,136
Essex County 1,995 52.08% 1,750 45.68% 59 1.54% 19 0.50% 8 0.21% 245 6.40% 3,831
Fairfax County 202,181 48.86% 196,501 47.49% 12,201 2.95% 1,546 0.37% 1,346 0.33% 5,680 1.37% 413,775
Fauquier County 14,456 61.56% 8,296 35.33% 570 2.43% 60 0.26% 99 0.42% 6,160 26.23% 23,481
Floyd County 3,423 59.64% 1,957 34.10% 244 4.25% 48 0.84% 67 1.17% 1,466 25.54% 5,739
Fluvanna County 4,962 57.00% 3,431 39.41% 252 2.89% 38 0.44% 23 0.26% 1,531 17.59% 8,706
Franklin County 11,225 59.62% 7,145 37.95% 303 1.61% 87 0.46% 69 0.37% 4,080 21.67% 18,829
Frederick County 14,574 65.09% 7,158 31.97% 483 2.16% 80 0.36% 97 0.43% 7,416 33.12% 22,392
Giles County 3,574 52.40% 3,004 44.05% 137 2.01% 70 1.03% 35 0.51% 570 8.36% 6,820
Gloucester County 8,718 63.64% 4,553 33.24% 225 1.64% 148 1.08% 55 0.40% 4,165 30.40% 13,699
Goochland County 5,378 61.27% 3,197 36.42% 139 1.58% 42 0.48% 21 0.24% 2,181 24.85% 8,777
Grayson County 4,236 61.82% 2,467 36.00% 102 1.49% 15 0.22% 32 0.47% 1,769 25.82% 6,852
Greene County 3,375 62.36% 1,774 32.78% 194 3.58% 50 0.92% 19 0.35% 1,601 29.58% 5,412
Greensville County 1,565 40.07% 2,314 59.24% 13 0.33% 4 0.10% 10 0.26% -749 -19.18% 3,906
Halifax County 7,732 54.95% 5,963 42.37% 110 0.78% 211 1.50% 56 0.40% 1,769 12.57% 14,072
Hanover County 28,614 68.81% 12,044 28.96% 711 1.71% 117 0.28% 99 0.24% 16,570 39.85% 41,585
Henrico County 62,887 55.04% 48,645 42.58% 1,893 1.66% 367 0.32% 460 0.40% 14,242 12.47% 114,252
Henry County 11,870 55.30% 8,898 41.46% 234 1.09% 331 1.54% 130 0.61% 2,972 13.85% 21,463
Highland County 942 65.55% 453 31.52% 32 2.23% 4 0.28% 6 0.42% 489 34.03% 1,437
Isle of Wight County 7,587 58.59% 5,162 39.86% 123 0.95% 51 0.39% 27 0.21% 2,425 18.73% 12,950
James City County 14,628 59.73% 9,090 37.11% 639 2.61% 94 0.38% 41 0.17% 5,538 22.61% 24,492
King and Queen County 1,423 49.77% 1,387 48.51% 33 1.15% 11 0.38% 5 0.17% 36 1.26% 2,859
King George County 3,590 61.35% 2,070 35.37% 132 2.26% 31 0.53% 29 0.50% 1,520 25.97% 5,852
King William County 3,547 61.48% 2,125 36.83% 74 1.28% 9 0.16% 14 0.24% 1,422 24.65% 5,769
Lancaster County 3,411 62.53% 1,937 35.51% 88 1.61% 14 0.26% 5 0.09% 1,474 27.02% 5,455
Lee County 4,551 52.02% 4,031 46.08% 79 0.90% 34 0.39% 53 0.61% 520 5.94% 8,748
Loudoun County 42,453 56.12% 30,938 40.89% 1,665 2.20% 276 0.36% 321 0.42% 11,515 15.22% 75,653
Louisa County 5,461 54.09% 4,309 42.68% 222 2.20% 44 0.44% 60 0.59% 1,152 11.41% 10,096
Lunenburg County 2,510 54.67% 2,026 44.13% 33 0.72% 16 0.35% 6 0.13% 484 10.54% 4,591
Madison County 2,940 58.48% 1,844 36.68% 148 2.94% 67 1.33% 28 0.56% 1,096 21.80% 5,027
Mathews County 2,951 64.03% 1,499 32.52% 88 1.91% 54 1.17% 17 0.37% 1,452 31.50% 4,609
Mecklenburg County 6,600 56.63% 4,797 41.16% 104 0.89% 96 0.82% 57 0.49% 1,803 15.47% 11,654
Middlesex County 2,844 60.65% 1,671 35.64% 84 1.79% 66 1.41% 24 0.51% 1,173 25.02% 4,689
Montgomery County 13,991 51.51% 11,720 43.15% 1,222 4.50% 149 0.55% 78 0.29% 2,271 8.36% 27,160
Nelson County 2,913 47.40% 2,907 47.31% 273 4.44% 27 0.44% 25 0.41% 6 0.10% 6,145
New Kent County 3,934 64.34% 2,055 33.61% 81 1.32% 20 0.33% 24 0.39% 1,879 30.73% 6,114
Northampton County 2,299 47.00% 2,340 47.83% 108 2.21% 121 2.47% 24 0.49% -41 -0.84% 4,892
Northumberland County 3,362 59.98% 2,118 37.79% 97 1.73% 11 0.20% 17 0.30% 1,244 22.19% 5,605
Nottoway County 2,870 52.26% 2,460 44.79% 46 0.84% 98 1.78% 18 0.33% 410 7.47% 5,492
Orange County 5,991 57.15% 4,126 39.36% 236 2.25% 91 0.87% 39 0.37% 1,865 17.79% 10,483
Page County 5,089 63.64% 2,726 34.09% 143 1.79% 15 0.19% 23 0.29% 2,363 29.55% 7,996
Patrick County 4,901 66.36% 2,254 30.52% 101 1.37% 86 1.16% 43 0.58% 2,647 35.84% 7,385
Pittsylvania County 15,760 64.98% 7,834 32.30% 207 0.85% 374 1.54% 80 0.33% 7,926 32.68% 24,255
Powhatan County 6,820 70.23% 2,708 27.89% 122 1.26% 36 0.37% 25 0.26% 4,112 42.34% 9,711
Prince Edward County 3,214 50.51% 2,922 45.92% 115 1.81% 94 1.48% 18 0.28% 292 4.59% 6,363
Prince George County 6,579 60.36% 4,182 38.37% 97 0.89% 19 0.17% 23 0.21% 2,397 21.99% 10,900
Prince William County 52,788 52.52% 44,745 44.52% 1,927 1.92% 695 0.69% 356 0.35% 8,043 8.00% 100,511
Pulaski County 7,089 55.83% 5,255 41.39% 207 1.63% 86 0.68% 60 0.47% 1,834 14.44% 12,697
Rappahannock County 1,850 52.66% 1,462 41.62% 161 4.58% 18 0.51% 22 0.63% 388 11.04% 3,513
Richmond County 1,784 60.50% 1,076 36.49% 44 1.49% 24 0.81% 21 0.71% 708 24.01% 2,949
Roanoke County 25,740 60.12% 16,141 37.70% 681 1.59% 169 0.39% 86 0.20% 9,599 22.42% 42,817
Rockbridge County 4,522 57.77% 2,953 37.73% 248 3.17% 65 0.83% 39 0.50% 1,569 20.05% 7,827
Rockingham County 17,482 72.86% 5,834 24.31% 539 2.25% 53 0.22% 86 0.36% 11,648 48.55% 23,994
Russell County 5,065 46.93% 5,442 50.43% 102 0.95% 123 1.14% 60 0.56% -377 -3.49% 10,792
Scott County 5,535 59.29% 3,552 38.05% 85 0.91% 114 1.22% 49 0.52% 1,983 21.24% 9,335
Shenandoah County 9,636 66.68% 4,420 30.58% 294 2.03% 37 0.26% 65 0.45% 5,216 36.09% 14,452
Smyth County 6,580 56.05% 4,836 41.19% 131 1.12% 116 0.99% 77 0.66% 1,744 14.86% 11,740
Southampton County 3,293 49.05% 3,359 50.03% 44 0.66% 4 0.06% 14 0.21% -66 -0.98% 6,714
Spotsylvania County 20,739 59.22% 13,455 38.42% 586 1.67% 94 0.27% 147 0.42% 7,284 20.80% 35,021
Stafford County 20,731 60.54% 12,596 36.78% 657 1.92% 120 0.35% 142 0.41% 8,135 23.75% 34,246
Surry County 1,313 40.65% 1,845 57.12% 29 0.90% 30 0.93% 13 0.40% -532 -16.47% 3,230
Sussex County 1,745 44.67% 2,006 51.36% 41 1.05% 83 2.12% 31 0.79% -261 -6.68% 3,906
Tazewell County 8,655 52.96% 7,227 44.22% 162 0.99% 217 1.33% 83 0.51% 1,428 8.74% 16,344
Warren County 6,335 56.73% 4,313 38.63% 260 2.33% 124 1.11% 134 1.20% 2,022 18.11% 11,166
Washington County 12,064 59.66% 7,549 37.33% 288 1.42% 232 1.15% 89 0.44% 4,515 22.33% 20,222
Westmoreland County 2,932 48.66% 2,922 48.49% 88 1.46% 59 0.98% 25 0.41% 10 0.17% 6,026
Wise County 6,504 48.87% 6,412 48.17% 160 1.20% 180 1.35% 54 0.41% 92 0.69% 13,310
Wythe County 6,539 63.95% 3,462 33.86% 132 1.29% 16 0.16% 76 0.74% 3,077 30.09% 10,225
York County 15,312 62.29% 8,622 35.07% 480 1.95% 114 0.46% 55 0.22% 6,690 27.21% 24,583
Alexandria 19,043 34.50% 33,633 60.93% 2,094 3.79% 223 0.40% 206 0.37% -14,590 -26.43% 55,199
Bedford 1,269 51.99% 1,078 44.16% 38 1.56% 35 1.43% 21 0.86% 191 7.82% 2,441
Bristol 3,495 55.66% 2,646 42.14% 89 1.42% 20 0.32% 29 0.46% 849 13.52% 6,279
Buena Vista 980 49.62% 941 47.65% 27 1.37% 19 0.96% 8 0.41% 39 1.97% 1,975
Charlottesville 4,034 30.51% 7,762 58.70% 1,196 9.04% 111 0.84% 121 0.92% -3,728 -28.19% 13,224
Chesapeake 39,684 53.21% 33,578 45.02% 732 0.98% 322 0.43% 269 0.36% 6,106 8.19% 74,585
Clifton Forge 613 40.01% 868 56.66% 25 1.63% 20 1.31% 6 0.39% -255 -16.64% 1,532
Colonial Heights 5,519 70.92% 2,100 26.99% 123 1.58% 19 0.24% 21 0.27% 3,419 43.93% 7,782
Covington 966 43.63% 1,168 52.76% 24 1.08% 40 1.81% 16 0.72% -202 -9.12% 2,214
Danville 9,427 51.49% 8,221 44.91% 168 0.92% 437 2.39% 54 0.29% 1,206 6.59% 18,307
Emporia 938 45.10% 1,116 53.65% 17 0.82% 4 0.19% 5 0.24% -178 -8.56% 2,080
Fairfax 4,762 49.83% 4,361 45.64% 352 3.68% 39 0.41% 42 0.44% 401 4.20% 9,556
Falls Church 2,131 38.10% 3,109 55.59% 285 5.10% 38 0.68% 30 0.54% -978 -17.49% 5,593
Franklin 1,393 43.65% 1,763 55.25% 25 0.78% 8 0.25% 2 0.06% -370 -11.60% 3,191
Fredericksburg 2,935 43.93% 3,360 50.29% 326 4.88% 36 0.54% 24 0.36% -425 -6.36% 6,681
Galax 1,160 52.42% 996 45.01% 42 1.90% 5 0.23% 10 0.45% 164 7.41% 2,213
Hampton 19,561 40.85% 27,490 57.41% 563 1.18% 154 0.32% 119 0.25% -7,929 -16.56% 47,887
Harrisonburg 5,741 57.65% 3,482 34.97% 641 6.44% 45 0.45% 49 0.49% 2,259 22.69% 9,958
Hopewell 3,749 53.73% 3,024 43.34% 73 1.05% 92 1.32% 40 0.57% 725 10.39% 6,978
Lexington 957 44.72% 1,048 48.97% 103 4.81% 26 1.21% 6 0.28% -91 -4.25% 2,140
Lynchburg 12,518 53.25% 10,374 44.13% 441 1.88% 105 0.45% 68 0.29% 2,144 9.12% 23,506
Manassas 6,752 54.41% 5,262 42.40% 230 1.85% 93 0.75% 73 0.59% 1,490 12.01% 12,410
Manassas Park 1,460 56.59% 1,048 40.62% 51 1.98% 9 0.35% 12 0.47% 412 15.97% 2,580
Martinsville 2,560 44.96% 3,048 53.53% 59 1.04% 12 0.21% 15 0.26% -488 -8.57% 5,694
Newport News 27,006 46.70% 29,779 51.50% 722 1.25% 212 0.37% 106 0.18% -2,773 -4.80% 57,825
Norfolk 21,920 35.39% 38,221 61.70% 1,153 1.86% 364 0.59% 288 0.46% -16,301 -26.31% 61,946
Norton 639 41.76% 867 56.67% 20 1.31% 2 0.13% 2 0.13% -228 -14.90% 1,530
Petersburg 2,109 19.07% 8,751 79.11% 117 1.06% 49 0.44% 36 0.33% -6,642 -60.04% 11,062
Poquoson 4,271 72.87% 1,448 24.71% 93 1.59% 41 0.70% 8 0.14% 2,823 48.17% 5,861
Portsmouth 12,628 35.62% 22,286 62.86% 348 0.98% 126 0.36% 67 0.19% -9,658 -27.24% 35,455
Radford 2,190 49.24% 2,063 46.38% 172 3.87% 16 0.36% 7 0.16% 127 2.86% 4,448
Richmond 20,265 30.74% 42,717 64.80% 2,425 3.68% 357 0.54% 162 0.25% -22,452 -34.06% 65,926
Roanoke 14,630 43.75% 17,920 53.59% 603 1.80% 202 0.60% 87 0.26% -3,290 -9.84% 33,442
Salem 6,188 57.46% 4,348 40.37% 181 1.68% 31 0.29% 22 0.20% 1,840 17.08% 10,770
Staunton 4,878 57.29% 3,324 39.04% 278 3.27% 18 0.21% 16 0.19% 1,554 18.25% 8,514
Suffolk 11,836 47.99% 12,471 50.57% 199 0.81% 96 0.39% 59 0.24% -635 -2.57% 24,661
Virginia Beach 83,674 55.87% 62,268 41.58% 2,370 1.58% 809 0.54% 650 0.43% 21,406 14.29% 149,771
Waynesboro 4,084 57.50% 2,737 38.54% 233 3.28% 22 0.31% 26 0.37% 1,347 18.97% 7,102
Williamsburg 1,777 47.70% 1,724 46.28% 188 5.05% 21 0.56% 15 0.40% 53 1.42% 3,725
Winchester 4,314 54.70% 3,318 42.07% 209 2.65% 27 0.34% 18 0.23% 996 12.63% 7,886
Totals 1,437,490 52.47% 1,217,290 44.44% 59,398 2.17% 15,198 0.55% 10,071 0.37% 220,200 8.04% 2,739,447

Results by congressional district

Bush won 8 of 11 congressional districts.[5]


References

  1. ^ "Registration/Turnout Statistics". Virginia Department of Elections.
  2. ^ Dave Leip. "2000 Presidential General Election Results - Virginia". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas.
  3. ^ a b Sullivan, Robert David; 'How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century'; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  4. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2000election.pdf
  5. ^ https://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/data.php?year=2000&fips=51&f=0&off=0&elect=0&datatype=cd&def=1

See also


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