The Green Papers: General Election 2000

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Primary: Tuesday, September 12, 2000
2000 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
Governor:1(Term Limit: None; 2-year term)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2000 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
1990 Census:562,758(0.23% of 248,765,170)
Registered Voters (Nov 98):389,191
Estimated Voting age population (Jan 98):448,000 
Tuesday, November 7, 2000 Polls Close: 7 PM EST (0000 UTC)
Candidates seeking office
Liberty Union:3
Natural Law:1
Socialist Workers:1
Vermont Grassroots:4
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President  Electoral votes: 3, Term limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime; Electors: How Appointed, Meeting Place, How they voted; Total Popular Vote: 294,308; List of States: Short, Long

 CandidateLibertarian784 0.27% Harry Browne
 CandidateReform 2,192 0.74% Pat Buchanan
 CandidateRepublican119,775 40.70% Governor George W. Bush
 WinnerDemocrat149,022 50.63% Vice President Albert A. "Al" Gore, Jr.
(3 Electoral Votes)
 CandidateNatural Law219 0.07% John Hagelin
 CandidateSocialist Workers 70 0.02% James E. Harris, Jr.
 CandidateVermont Grassroots 1,044 0.35% Denny Lane
Running mate is Dale Wilkinson.
 CandidateLiberty Union161 0.05% David McReynolds
Running mate is Mary Cal Hollis.
 CandidateGreen 20,374 6.92% Ralph Nader
Running under the banner of "Progressive Green".
 CandidateConstitution153 0.05% Howard Phillips
 Candidate(scatter)514 0.17% Write-in votes

Governor  Term limit: None; 2-year term, Current Governors  

 Democrat  Howard Dean
As Lieutenant Governor, succeeded to the office upon the death of Governor Richard A. Snelling (Republican): 14 August 1991; first elected to a full term: 1992; re-elected: 1994, 1996, 1998
Renominated - 12 September 2000 Primary
 CandidateIndependent  Marilyn "Mom" Verna Christian
 WinnerDemocrat  Governor Howard Dean
 CandidateRepublican  Ruth Dwyer
 CandidateLiberty Union  Richard F. Gottlieb
 CandidateLibertarian  Hardy Macia
 CandidateProgressive  Anthony Pollina
 CandidateIndependent  Phil Stannard, Sr.
 CandidateVermont Grassroots  Joel W. Williams

Senate  6-year term, Current Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1Republican  Jim Jeffords
First elected: 1988; re-elected: 1994, 2000
Renominated - 12 September 2000 Primary
 CandidateLibertarian  Hugh Douglas
 CandidateDemocrat  Ed Flanagan
 CandidateVermont Grassroots  Billy Greer
 CandidateIndependent  Rick Hubbard
 WinnerRepublican  Senator Jim Jeffords
 CandidateLiberty Union  Jerry Levy
 CandidateConstitution  Charles W. Russell

Class 3Democrat  Patrick Leahy
First elected: 1974; re-elected: 1980, 1986, 1992, 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 2, 2004.

House of Representatives  2 year term, Current House  
1 Independent

At-LargeIndependent  Bernie Sanders
Renominated - though, as an INDEPENDENT candidate, needed no primary to be able to run for re-election and therefore- technically- was not "renominated"
 CandidateDemocrat  Pete Diamondstone
Endorsements: Liberty Union.
 CandidateRepublican  Karen Ann Kerin
 CandidateLibertarian  Daniel H. Krymkowski
 CandidateVermont Grassroots  Jack Rogers
 WinnerIndependent  Congressman Bernie Sanders
 CandidateIndependent  Stewart Skrill

Congressional District

Vermont has been allocated only 1 Representative in Congress at large; therefore, the entire state consists of, in effect, only one statewide Congressional District.