The Green Papers: General Election 2000

Copyright West Virginia
Primary: Tuesday, May 9, 2000
2000 Electoral Votes:5(0.93% of 538)
Governor:1(Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2000 Representatives:3(0.69% of 435)
1990 Census: 1,793,477(0.72% of 248,765,170)
Registered Voters (Nov 98):951,581
Estimated Voting age population (Jan 98): 1,406,000 
Tuesday, November 7, 2000 Polls Close: 7:30 PM EST (0030 UTC)
Candidates seeking office
Natural Law:2
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President  Electoral votes: 5, Term limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime; Electors: How Appointed, Meeting Place, How they voted; Total Popular Vote: 648,124; List of States: Short, Long

 CandidateDemocrat295,497 45.59% Vice President Albert A. "Al" Gore, Jr.
 WinnerRepublican336,475 51.92% Governor George W. Bush
(5 Electoral Votes)
 CandidateLibertarian 1,912 0.30% Harry Browne
 CandidateNatural Law367 0.06% John Hagelin
 CandidateReform 3,169 0.49% Pat Buchanan
 CandidateGreen 10,680 1.65% Ralph Nader
 Candidate"Write-In" 0 0.00% Earnest Lee Easton
No running mate
 Candidate"Write-In" 23 0.00% Howard Phillips
 Candidate"Write-In" 1 0.00% Gloria Dawn Strickland

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

 Republican  Cecil H. Underwood
First elected: 1996; had previously been elected Governor in 1956.
Renominated - 9 May 2000 Primary (The current Governor is NOT affected by this state's term limit).
 CandidateNatural Law  Randall B. Ashelman
 CandidateReform  Louis J. Davis
 CandidateMountain  Denise Giardina
 CandidateLibertarian  Bobbie Edward Myers
 CandidateRepublican  Governor Cecil H. Underwood
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman Robert E. Wise, Jr.

Senate  6-year term, Current Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1Democrat  Robert C. Byrd
First elected: 1958; re-elected: 1964, 1970, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000
Renominated - 9 May 2000 Primary
 WinnerDemocrat  Senator Robert C. Byrd
 CandidateRepublican  David T. Gallaher
 CandidateLibertarian  Francis J. Whelan

Class 2Democrat  John D. Rockefeller, 4th
First elected: 1984; re-elected: 1990, 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

House of Representatives  2 year term, Current House  
3 Democrats

CD 1Democrat  Alan B. Mollohan
Renominated - 9 May 2000 Primary
 CandidateLibertarian  Richard S. Kerr
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman Alan B. Mollohan

CD 2Democrat  Robert E. Wise, Jr.
Open Seat. Congressman Wise successfully sought the Democratic nomination for Governor.
 CandidateLibertarian  John Brown
 WinnerRepublican  Shelley Moore Capito
 CandidateDemocrat  James F. Humphreys

CD 3Democrat  Nick Joe Rahall, II
Renominated - 9 May 2000 Primary
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman Nick Joe Rahall, II
 CandidateLibertarian  Jeff Robinson

Congressional District

West Virginia has 55 counties and 3 congressional districts: all 55 counties are wholly within a given congressional district and no county is divided among more than one congressional district.

  • CD 1: Barbour, Brooke, Doddridge, Grant, Hancock, Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Mineral, Monongalia, Ohio, Pleasants, Preston, Ritchie, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Wetzel and Wood.
  • CD 2: Berkeley, Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Hampshire, Hardy, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Mason, Morgan, Nicholas, Pendleton, Putnam, Randolph, Roane, Upshur and Wirt.
  • CD 3: Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Greenbrier, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, Wayne, Webster and Wyoming.