United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 2000

United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 2000
November 7, 2000

Nominee Al Gore George W. Bush
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Tennessee Texas
Running mate Joe Lieberman Dick Cheney
Electoral vote 23 0
Popular vote 2,485,967 2,281,127
Percentage 50.6% 46.4%

County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton

Elected President

George W. Bush

The 2000 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on November 7, 2000 throughout all 50 states and D.C., which was part of the 2000 United States presidential election. Voters chose 23 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Pennsylvania was won by Vice President Al Gore by a 4.17% margin of victory. However, voter enthusiasm for both candidates was generally low throughout the campaign. Gore failed to capture Clinton's appeal in strongly Democratic regions such as Pittsburgh and Scranton, and thus carried these areas by a smaller number than his precessor. However, opposition to Bush was particularly strong in the suburban counties of Philadelphia; although these areas at the time were typically Republican leaning, they featured a strong culturally liberal bent, and thus Bush was unable to appeal to voters. Bush support was particularly strong in rural, central Pennsylvania, where the Texas Governor appealed to Evangelical voters and where Gore's connection to gun control policies was strongly rejected. Marginal wins in both of the state's metropolitan areas helped the Vice President to capture the state.[1] This was the first election since 1968 that the candidate who won Pennsylvania did not win the general election, and only the fourth time that has happened since 1916.


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 Al Gore and Joe Lieberman:[3]

  1. Kathy Black
  2. Richard W. Bloomingdale
  3. Robert P. Casey Jr.
  4. Nelson Diaz
  5. William M. George
  6. Ken Jarin
  7. James J. Johnston
  8. Edward Keller
  9. Robert Mellow
  10. Thomas J. Murphy, Jr.
  11. Elsa Favila
  12. Robert O'Connor
  13. Lazar M. Palnick
  14. Stephen R. Reed
  15. T. J. Rooney
  16. Joyce Savocchio
  17. John F. Street
  18. Patsy J. Tallarico
  19. Christine M. Tartaglione
  20. Margaret M. Tartaglione
  21. Marian Tasco
  22. Sala Udin
  23. Anna Verna


United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 2000[4]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Al Gore 2,485,967 50.60% 23
Republican George W. Bush 2,281,127 46.43% 0
Green Ralph Nader 103,392 2.10% 0
Reform Pat Buchanan 16,023 0.33% 0
Constitution Howard Phillips 14,428 0.29% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 11,248 0.23% 0
Write-ins - 934 0.02% 0
Totals 4,913,119 100.00% 23
Voter turnout (Voting age/Registered) 53%/63%


See also

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