The Green Papers: General Election 2000

Copyright Maine
Primary: Tuesday, June 13, 2000
2000 Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
Governor:1(Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2000 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
1990 Census: 1,227,928(0.49% of 248,765,170)
Registered Voters (Nov 98):882,329
Estimated Voting age population (Jan 98):957,000 
Tuesday, November 7, 2000 Polls Close: 8 PM EST (0100 UTC)
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President  Electoral votes: 4, Term limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime; Electors: How Appointed, Meeting Place, How they voted; Total Popular Vote: 651,817; List of States: Short, Long

 CandidateLibertarian 3,074 0.47% Harry Browne
 CandidateReform 4,443 0.68% Pat Buchanan
 CandidateRepublican286,616 43.97% Governor George W. Bush
 WinnerDemocrat319,951 49.09% Vice President Albert A. "Al" Gore, Jr.
(4 Electoral Votes)
 CandidateGreen 37,127 5.70% Ralph Nader
 Candidate(scatter) 27 0.00% OTHER
Listed as "OTHER" by the Secretary of State.
 CandidateConstitution579 0.09% Howard Phillips

The candidate who receives the greatest number of votes statewide receives 2 electors. The candidate who receives the greatest number of votes in each Congressional District receives that district's elector.

District 11,4791,994148,618176,29320,29725317
District 21,5952,449137,998143,65816,83032610

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

 Independent  Angus S. King
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 1Republican  Olympia J. Snowe
First elected: 1994; re-elected 2000
Renominated - 13 June 2000 Primary
 CandidateDemocrat  Mark W. Lawrence
 WinnerRepublican  Senator Olympia J. Snowe

Class 2Republican  Susan M. Collins
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

House of Representatives  2 year term, Current House  
2 Democrats

CD 1Democrat  Thomas H. Allen
Renominated - 13 June 2000 Primary
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman Thomas H. Allen
 CandidateRepublican  Jane A. Amero
 CandidateLibertarian  J. Frederic Staples

CD 2Democrat  John E. Baldacci
Renominated - 13 June 2000 Primary
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman John E. Baldacci
 CandidateRepublican  Richard H. Campbell

Congressional District

Maine has 16 Counties and 2 Congressional Districts: 15 counties are wholly within a congressional district; only one county is split between the state's 2 congressional districts.

UNDIVIDED COUNTIES (those wholly within one Congressional District):

  • CD # 1: Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc and York
  • CD # 2: Androscoggin, Aroostook, Franklin, Hancock, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo and Washington

Only Kennebec County is divided between CDs 1 and 2: the Towns of Monmouth and Wayne in western Kennebec County and the Towns of Albion and China- along with the unorganized territory of Unity- in eastern Kennebec County are in CD # 2. The remainder of Kennebec County (the central portion of the county) lies in CD # 1.