The Green Papers: General Election 2000

Copyright Alaska
Primary: Tuesday, August 22, 2000
2000 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
Governor:1(Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2000 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
1990 Census:550,043(0.22% of 248,765,170)
Registered Voters (Nov 98):456,914
Estimated Voting age population (Jan 98):437,000 
Tuesday, November 7, 2000 Polls Close: 8 PM Alaska (0500 UTC)
Candidates seeking office
Alaska Independence:1
Natural Law:1
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President  Electoral votes: 3, Term limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime; Electors: How Appointed, Meeting Place, How they voted; Total Popular Vote: 285,560; List of States: Short, Long

 CandidateGreen 28,747 10.07% Ralph Nader
 CandidateLibertarian 2,636 0.92% Harry Browne
 CandidateReform 5,192 1.82% Pat Buchanan
 WinnerRepublican167,398 58.62% Governor George W. Bush
(3 Electoral Votes)
 CandidateDemocrat 79,004 27.67% Vice President Albert A. "Al" Gore, Jr.
 CandidateNatural Law919 0.32% John Hagelin
 CandidateConstitution596 0.21% Howard Phillips
 Candidate(scatter) 1,068 0.37% Write-in Votes

Governor  Term limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, Current Governors  

 Democrat  Tony Knowles
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998
Chair up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002. (The current Governor is affected by a term limit and CANNOT run in the next election for Governor).

Senate  6-year term, Current Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2Republican  Ted Stevens
Appointed by Governor Walter J. Hickel (Republican) on 24 December 1968, to fill vacancy caused by the death of Senator E. L. Bartlett (Democrat): 11 December 1968; elected to finish out the term in a Special Election: 1970; elected to first full term: 1972; re-elected: 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

Class 3Republican  Frank H. Murkowski
First elected: 1980; re-elected: 1986, 1992, 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 2, 2004.

House of Representatives  2 year term, Current House  
1 Republican

At-LargeRepublican  Don E. Young
Renominated - 22 August 2000 Primary
 CandidateAlaska Independence  Jim Dore
 CandidateDemocrat  Clifford Mark Greene
 CandidateLibertarian  Len Karpinski
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Don E. Young
 CandidateGreen  Anna C. Young

Nomination Notes

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that political parties have a Constitutional right to restrict who can vote in their primary elections. The Republican Party of Alaska has decided to limit who can vote in its primary. Therefore, there will be two different candidate ballots for the 2000 Primary Election in Alaska, and voters in that State will be asked to choose one.

The "Open" Ballot will have all candidates listed except Republicans. Anyone can select the Open Ballot.

The "Republican" Ballot will have only Republican candidates listed. If an Alaska voter is registered as either a Republican, Undeclared or Non-Partisan, he or she can select the Republican Ballot. The voter may- if necessary- change his or her party affiliation at the polling place.

Congressional District

Alaska has been allocated only 1 Representative in Congress at large; therefore, the entire state consists of, in effect, only one statewide Congressional District.