The Green Papers: General Election 2000

Copyright Georgia
Primary (subject to runoff): Tuesday, July 18, 2000
Runoff: Tuesday, August 8, 2000
Special Election (for the senate seat, subject to runoff): Tuesday, November 7, 2000
Special Runoff Election (for the senate seat): Tuesday, November 28, 2000
2000 Electoral Votes:13(2.42% of 538)
Governor:1(Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2000 Representatives:11(2.53% of 435)
1990 Census: 6,478,149(2.60% of 248,765,170)
Registered Voters (Nov 98): 3,910,740
Estimated Voting age population (Jan 98): 5,678,000 
Tuesday, November 7, 2000 Polls Close: 7 PM EST (0000 UTC)
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President  Electoral votes: 13, Term limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime; Electors: How Appointed, Meeting Place, How they voted; Total Popular Vote: 2,596,645; List of States: Short, Long

 CandidateDemocrat 1,116,230 42.99% Vice President Albert A. "Al" Gore, Jr.
 WinnerRepublican 1,419,720 54.68% Governor George W. Bush
(13 Electoral Votes)
 CandidateLibertarian 36,332 1.40% Harry Browne
 CandidateIndependent 10,926 0.42% Pat Buchanan
 Candidate"Write-In" 11 0.00% James E. Harris, Jr.
 Candidate"Write-In" 13,273 0.51% Ralph Nader
 Candidate"Write-In"140 0.01% Howard Phillips
 Candidate(scatter) 13 0.00% Write-In

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

 Democrat  Roy E. Barnes
First elected: 1998
Chair up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002. (The current Governor is NOT affected by this state's term limit).

Senate  6-year term, Current Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2Democrat  Max Cleland
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

Class 3Democrat  Zell Miller
Appointed by Governor Roy E. Barnes (Democrat) on 27 July 2000, to fill vacancy caused by the death of Senator Paul Coverdell (Republican): 24 July 2000; elected to serve the remainder of Senator Coverdell's term: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 7, 2000. Election status not yet determined.
 CandidateIndependent  Ben Ballenger
 CandidateIndependent  Jeff Gates
 CandidateIndependent  Paul Robert MacGregor
 CandidateRepublican  Mack F. Mattingly
Mr. Mattingly is a former U.S. Senator who was first elected in 1980 and defeated in his bid for re-election in 1986... he is, therefore, running to regain what is, in fact, his old Senate seat.
 WinnerDemocrat  Senator Zell Miller
 CandidateIndependent  Winnie Walsh
 CandidateIndependent  Bobby Rudolph Wood
Governor Roy Barnes appointed former Governor Zell Miller to fill the chair of Republican Senator Paul Coverdell who passed away July 18, 2000.

There will be a Special non-partisan Election Tuesday, November 7, 2000 for this senate seat. If no one receives at least 50% of the vote in this special election then there will be a Special Runoff Election on Tuesday, November 28, 2000 between the top two finishers.

[Official Code of Georgia OCG21-2-542: Whenever a vacancy shall occur in the representation of this state in the Senate of the United States, such vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term by the vote of the electors of the state at a special election to be held at the time of the next November state-wide general election, occurring at least 40 days after the occurrence of such vacancy; and it shall be the duty of the Governor to issue his or her proclamation for such election. Until such time as the vacancy shall be filled by an election as provided in this Code section, the Governor may make a temporary appointment to fill such vacancy.]

[Official Code of Georgia OCG 21-2-540 (e): Candidates in special elections shall not be listed on the ballot according to party affiliation unless a candidate has been nominated in a special primary, in which event such a candidate shall have his or her name placed in a column under the name of his or her party. The incumbency of a candidate seeking election for the public office he or she then holds shall be indicated on the ballot.

The Special Election, therefore, is strictly non-partisan: no political parties are indicated on the ballot: however, for the sake of clarity, the political affiliations of former Senator Mattingly and incumbent Senator Miller have been listed above

House of Representatives  2 year term, Current House  
3 Democrats
8 Republicans

CD 1Republican  Jack Kingston
Renominated - 18 July 2000 Primary
 CandidateDemocrat  Joyce Marie Griggs
Wednesday July 26, 2000, 100% precincts reporting: Joyce Marie Griggs 50.5% (20,622), Don Smart 49.5% (20,214). Source: Georgia SOS
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Jack Kingston

CD 2Democrat  Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr.
Renominated - 18 July 2000 Primary
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr.
 CandidateRepublican  Dylan Glenn

CD 3Republican  Michael A. "Mac" Collins
Renominated - 18 July 2000 Primary
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Michael A. "Mac" Collins
 CandidateDemocrat  Gail Notti

CD 4Democrat  Cynthia McKinney
Renominated - 18 July 2000 Primary
 CandidateLibertarian  Paul Jennison
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman Cynthia McKinney
 CandidateRepublican  Sunny Warren

CD 5Democrat  John Lewis
Renominated - 18 July 2000 Primary
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman John Lewis
 CandidateRepublican  Hank Schwab

CD 6Republican  Johnny Isakson
Republican Johnny Isakson was elected to fill this seat on 23 February 1999 (special election), sworn 25 February 1999. (Republican Congressman Newt Gingrich resigned 3 January 1999.)
Renominated - 18 July 2000 Primary
 CandidateDemocrat  Brett DeHart
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Johnny Isakson

CD 7Republican  Bob Barr
Renominated - 18 July 2000 Primary
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Bob Barr
 CandidateDemocrat  Roger Kahn
defeated Jim Williams in 8 August 2000 Runoff

CD 8Republican  Saxby Chambliss
Renominated - 18 July 2000 Primary
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Saxby Chambliss
 CandidateDemocrat  Jim Marshall

CD 9Republican  Nathan Deal
Renominated - 18 July 2000 Primary
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Nathan Deal
 CandidateDemocrat  James Harrington

CD 10Republican  Charlie Norwood
Renominated - 18 July 2000 Primary
 CandidateDemocrat  Denise Freeman
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Charlie Norwood

CD 11Republican  John Linder
Renominated - 18 July 2000 Primary
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman John Linder
 No other candidate from any other party listed; Congressman Linder will apparently run unopposed.

Congressional District

Georgia has 159 Counties and 11 Congressional Districts: 153 counties are wholly within a congressional district; 6 counties are divided among more than one congressional district.

CD # 1 includes the Counties of:

  • Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Candler, Chatham, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Jenkins, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs and Wayne.

CD # 2 includes the Counties of:

  • Baker, Brooks, Calhoun, Chattahoochie, Clay, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marion, Miller, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Taylor, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Webster and Worth.

CD # 3 includes the Counties of:

  • Coweta, Fayette, Harris, Henry, Meriwether, Muscogee, Pike, Spalding and Talbot.

Clayton County is split between CDs 3 and 5.
DeKalb County is split between CDs 4 and 5.
Fulton County is split between CDs 5 and 6.
Cobb County is split between CDs 6 and 7.
Cherokee County is split between CDs 6 and 9.
Gwinett County is split between CDs 6 and 11.

CD # 7 includes the Counties of:

  • Bartow, Carroll, Chattooga, Douglas, Floyd, Haralson, Heard, Paulding, Polk and Troup.

CD # 8 includes the Counties of:

  • Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bibb, Bleckley, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Crawford, Dodge, Dooly, Echols, Houston, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Lamar, Lanier, Monroe, Montgomery, Peach, Pulaski, Telfair, Treutlen, Twiggs, Upson, Ware, Wheeler and Wilcox.

CD # 9 includes the Counties of:

  • Catoosa, Dade, Dawson, Fannin, Forsyth, Gilmer, Gordon, Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin, Murray, Pickens, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walker, White and Whitfield.

CD # 10 includes the Counties of:

  • Baldwin, Burke, Butts, Columbia, Elbert, Emanuel, Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Laurens, Lincoln, McDuffie, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, Washington, Wilkes and Wilkinson.

CD # 11 includes the Counties of:

  • Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Franklin, Hart, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Rockdale and Walton.