The Green Papers: General Election 2000

Copyright South Carolina
Primary (subject to runoff): Tuesday, June 13, 2000
Runoff: Tuesday, June 27, 2000
2000 Electoral Votes:8(1.49% of 538)
Governor:1(Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2000 Representatives:6(1.38% of 435)
1990 Census: 3,486,310(1.40% of 248,765,170)
Registered Voters (Nov 98): 2,021,763
Estimated Voting age population (Jan 98): 2,886,000 
Tuesday, November 7, 2000 Polls Close: 7 PM EST (0000 UTC)
Candidates seeking office
Natural Law:6
United Citizens:1
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President  Electoral votes: 8, Term limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime; Electors: How Appointed, Meeting Place, How they voted; Total Popular Vote: 1,384,253; List of States: Short, Long

 CandidateDemocrat566,039 40.89% Vice President Albert A. "Al" Gore, Jr.
 CandidateConstitution 1,682 0.12% Howard Phillips
 CandidateUnited Citizens 20,279 1.46% Ralph Nader
 CandidateReform 3,520 0.25% Pat Buchanan
 CandidateNatural Law943 0.07% John Hagelin
 WinnerRepublican786,892 56.85% Governor George W. Bush
(8 Electoral Votes)
 CandidateLibertarian 4,898 0.35% Harry Browne

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

 Democrat  Jim Hodges
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 2Republican  J. Strom Thurmond
First elected as an Independent candidate to this seat: 1954 (the only United States Senator ever elected solely by write-in vote: the write-in campaign was caused by Thurmond's failure to win endorsement by the state Democratic Party [Senator Burnet R. Maybank (Democrat) had died: 1 September 1954 but had been previously renominated for re-election to the seat in the 13 July 1954 primary; Thurmond's campaign was a protest against the Party hierarchy, and not the Party rank-and-file, replacing Maybank as the Democrat nominee]); resigned 4 April 1956 in order to contest for the Democrat nomination for the Senate in a Special Primary that Summer; elected as a Democrat to finish out the term in a Special Election held to fill vacancy caused by his own resignation: 1956; re-elected as a Democrat: 1960; changed Party affiliation to Republican: 16 September 1964; re-elected as a Republican: 1966, 1972, 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

Class 3Democrat  Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings
First elected to finish out the term in a Special Election: 1966 [held to fill vacancy caused by the death of Senator Olin D. Johnston (Democrat): 18 April 1965- which Donald S. Russell (Democrat) had been appointed by Governor Robert E. McNair (Democrat) to fill, 22 April 1965 (Russell had resigned as Governor on 22 April 1965 allowing Lieutenant Governor McNair to succeed to the office of Governor, after which McNair appointed Russell to the Senate)]; elected to full term: 1968; re-elected: 1974, 1980, 1986, 1992, 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 2, 2004.

House of Representatives  2 year term, Current House  
2 Democrats
4 Republicans

CD 1Republican  Mark Sanford
Open Seat. Congressman Sanford not a candidate for re-election.
 CandidateReform  Bob Batchelder
 CandidateDemocrat  Andrew C. Brack
 WinnerRepublican  Henry E. Brown
Won 27 June 2000 Runoff election
 CandidateNatural Law  Joe Innella
 CandidateLibertarian  William Woolsey

CD 2Republican  Floyd D. Spence
Renominated - 13 June 2000 Primary
 CandidateDemocrat  Jane Frederick
 CandidateLibertarian  Timothy Moultrie
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Floyd D. Spence
 CandidateNatural Law  George C. Taylor

CD 3Republican  Lindsey Graham
Renominated - 13 June 2000 Primary
 CandidateLibertarian  Adrian Banks
 CandidateDemocrat  George Brightharp
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Lindsey Graham
 CandidateNatural Law  Roy Klein

CD 4Republican  Jim DeMint
Renominated - 13 June 2000 Primary
 CandidateReform  Peter J. Ashy
 CandidateLibertarian  April Bishop
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Jim DeMint
 CandidateNatural Law  C. Faye Walters

CD 5Democrat  John Spratt
Renominated - 13 June 2000 Primary
 CandidateLibertarian  Tom Campbell
 CandidateRepublican  Carl L. Gullick
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman John Spratt

CD 6Democrat  James E. Clyburn
Renominated - 13 June 2000 Primary
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman James E. Clyburn
 CandidateRepublican  Vince Ellison
 CandidateLibertarian  Lynwood Hines
 CandidateNatural Law  Dianne Nevins

Congressional District

South Carolina has 6 Congressional Districts and 46 counties, 33 of the counties are within one CD and 13 counties are split between more than one CD.

UNDIVIDED COUNTIES: (Counties wholly within one Congressional District):

  • CD # 1: Georgetown, Horry. (2)
  • CD # 2: Allendale, Barnwell, Hampton, Jasper, Lexington. (5)
  • CD # 3: Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenwood, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Saluda. (8)
  • CD # 4: Greenville, Spartanburg, Union. (3)
  • CD # 5: Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Dillon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Marlboro, Newberry, York.(10)
  • CD # 6: Bamberg, Clarendon, Florence, Marion, Williamsburg. (5)

DIVIDED COUNTIES (Counties with portions in more than one Congressional District):

  • Aiken:CD2 and CD3
  • Beaufort: CD2 and CD6
  • Berkeley: CD1 and CD6
  • Calhoun: CD2 and CD6
  • Charleston: CD1 and CD6 (the City of Charleston is in CD 1)
  • Colleton: CD2 and CD6
  • Darlington: CD5 and CD6
  • Dorchester: CD1 and CD6
  • Laurens: CD3 and CD4
  • Lee: CD5 and CD6
  • Orangeburg: CD2 and CD6
  • Richland: CD2 and CD6 (Columbia, the state capital, is right on the boundary between these two Congressional Districts)
  • Sumter: CD5 and CD6