[Last update 04sep26]

General Election
Tuesday, November 7, 2000

Tuesday, November 7, 2000 to Saturday, January 6, 2001


On January 6, 2001 the Joint Session of Congress met to tabluate the Electoral Vote. There were objections from Representatives however there were no objections from Senators. With 270 votes needed to win, the final certified Electoral Vote is:

Bush: 271
Gore: 266
Abstention: 1

On December 18, 2000, there was one Elector defection from the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. To protest what she called D.C.'s "colonial status", Elector Barbara Lett-Simmons cast a blank ballot instead of voting for Gore. With 270 votes needed to win the Electoral vote total stands at:

Bush: 271
Gore: 266
Abstention: 1

Duly Appointed Presidential Electors
Monday, December 18, 2000 and Saturday, January 6, 2001

Inauguration of the 43rd President of the United States
Saturday, January 20, 2001
Electoral College
2000 Electors for the President and Vice President of the United States.
Who appoints the electors? What's the law? How do the electors appear on the ballot?
Are the electors pledged to support the winning ticket? A comprehensive and easily accessible source of this difficult to find information.
Electoral College (History)
President, House seats, Senate seats, and Governor's chairs up for Election
The Contested Presidential Election
News and events related to the election process
UNITED STATES SENATE: Electoral "Classes"
Sectional and Regional Politics
Relative Political Party Strength in Presidential Elections
Presidential Debates (George W. Bush and Al Gore)
Presidential Nominations
  • Green - President: Ralph Nader (District of Columbia), Vice President: Winona LaDuke (Minnesota)
  • Libertarian - President: Harry Browne (Tennessee), Vice President: Art Olivier (California)
  • Republican - President: George W. Bush (Texas), Vice President: Richard B. "Dick" Cheney (Wyoming)
  • Reform (majority, main Convention) - President: Pat Buchanan (Virginia), Vice President: Ezola Foster (California)
  • Reform (minority, rump Convention) and Natural Law - President: John Hagelin (Iowa), Vice President: Nat Goldhaber (California)
  • Democrat - President: Al Gore (Tennessee), Vice President: Joseph Lieberman (Connecticut)
  • Constitution Party - President: Howard Phillips (Virginia), Vice-President: Dr. J. Curtis Frazier (Missouri)
Third Parties' Page
Green, Libertarian, Reform, Constitution, and Natural Law Parties
2000 Presidential Primary, Caucus, and Convention Phase
Monday, January 24, 2000 to Thursday, August 17, 2000.
1972-1996 State Voting Trends
How often does a state vote for the Democratic Presidential Candidate? For the Republican? For the winner?
2000 White House Hopefuls
  • Democrat
    • Bill Bradley (withdrew March 9, 2000)
    • Al Gore (concession December 13, 2000)
  • Republican
    • Gary Bauer (withdrew)
    • George W. Bush (victory speech December 13, 2000)
    • Elizabeth Dole (withdrew)
    • Steve Forbes (withdrew)
    • Orrin Hatch (withdrew)
    • Alan Keyes (withdrew)
    • John McCain (suspended campaign March 9, 2000)
    • Colin Powell (Draft Exploratory Committee) (not nominated)
    • Dan Quayle (withdrew)
    • Angel Joy Rocker (not nominated)
    • Charles Urban (Texas) (not nominated)
  • Reform
    • Draft John Anderson for President (not nominated)
    • Pat Buchanan
    • John Hagelin
    • Ross Perot (not nominated)
    • Donald Trump (withdrew)
  • Libertarian
    • Harry Browne Nominated July 2, 2000
    • Don Gorman (not nominated)
    • Barry Hess (not nominated)
    • Larry Hines (not nominated)
    • Dave Hollist (not nominated)
    • Jacob Hornberger (not nominated)
    • Kip Lee (not nominated)
    • Edison P. McDaniels Sr. (not nominated)
    • L. Neil Smith (not nominated)
  • Green
    • Jello Biafra (not nominated)
    • Stephen Gaskin (not nominated)
    • Ralph Nader - Nominated June 25, 2000
  • Constitution (formerly US Taxpayers)
    • Howard Phillips

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