The Green Papers: General Election 2000

Copyright Iowa
Primary: Tuesday, June 6, 2000
2000 Electoral Votes:7(1.30% of 538)
Governor:1(Term Limit: None; 4-year term)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2000 Representatives:5(1.15% of 435)
1990 Census: 2,776,831(1.12% of 248,765,170)
Registered Voters (Nov 98): 1,763,827
Estimated Voting age population (Jan 98): 2,157,000 
Tuesday, November 7, 2000 Polls Close: 9 PM CST (0300 UTC)
Candidates seeking office
Socialist Workers:1
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President  Electoral votes: 7, Term limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime; Electors: How Appointed, Meeting Place, How they voted; Total Popular Vote: 1,315,563; List of States: Short, Long

 WinnerDemocrat638,517 48.54% Vice President Albert A. "Al" Gore, Jr.
(7 Electoral Votes)
 CandidateRepublican634,373 48.22% Governor George W. Bush
 CandidateIndependent 2,281 0.17% John Hagelin
"Nominated by petition" 24 August 2000. On ballot as "Nonpartisan".
 CandidateConstitution613 0.05% Howard Phillips
 CandidateGreen 29,374 2.23% Ralph Nader
 CandidateLibertarian 3,209 0.24% Harry Browne
 CandidateReform 5,731 0.44% Pat Buchanan
24 August 2000, by lottery
 CandidateSocialist107 0.01% David McReynolds
 CandidateSocialist Workers190 0.01% James E. Harris, Jr.
 Candidate(scatter) 1,168 0.09% scattering

Governor  Term limit: None; 4-year term, Current Governors  

 Democrat  Tom Vilsack
First elected: 1998
Chair up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

Senate  6-year term, Current Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2Democrat  Tom Harkin
First elected: 1984; re-elected: 1990, 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

Class 3Republican  Charles Grassley
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 Democrat
4 Republicans

CD 1Republican  Jim Leach
Renominated - 6 June 2000 Primary
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Jim Leach
 CandidateLibertarian  Russ Madden
 CandidateDemocrat  Bob Simpson

CD 2Republican  Jim Nussle
Renominated - 6 June 2000 Primary
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Jim Nussle
 CandidateDemocrat  Donna Smith

CD 3Democrat  Leonard L. Boswell
Renominated - 6 June 2000 Primary
 CandidateReform  (Sue Atkinson - pending)
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman Leonard L. Boswell
 CandidateRepublican  Jay Marcus

CD 4Republican  Greg Ganske
Renominated - 6 June 2000 Primary
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Greg Ganske
 CandidateDemocrat  Mike Huston

CD 5Republican  Tom Latham
Renominated - 6 June 2000 Primary
 CandidateReform  (Ray Holtorf - pending)
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Tom Latham
 CandidateDemocrat  Mike Palacek

Congressional District

Iowa has 99 counties and 5 congressional districts: all 99 counties are "undivided- that is, they are all wholly within a given congressional district.

  • CD # 1: Cedar, Clinton, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Louisa, Muscatine and Scott
  • CD # 2: Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Floyd, Grundy, Howard, Iowa, Jackson, Mitchell, Tama, Winneshiek and Worth
  • CD # 3: Adams, Appanoose, Clarke, Davis, Decatur, Des Moines, Henry, Jasper, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Lucas, Mahoska, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Page, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Story, Taylor, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Washington and Wayne
  • CD # 4: Adair, Audubon, Cass, Dallas, Fremont, Guthrie, Harrison, Madison, Mills, Montgomery, Polk, Pottawatamie and Shelby
  • CD # 5: Boone, Buena Vista, Calhoun, Carroll, Cherokee, Clay, Crawford, Dickinson, Emmet, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Humboldt, Ida, Kossuth, Lyon, Monona, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Sac, Sioux, Webster, Winnebago, Woodbury and Wright