United States presidential election in Tennessee, 2000

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United States presidential election in Tennessee, 2000

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  GeorgeWBush.jpg Al Gore, Vice President of the United States, official portrait 1994.jpg
Nominee George W. Bush Al Gore
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Texas Tennessee
Running mate Dick Cheney Joe Lieberman
Electoral vote 11 0
Popular vote 1,061,949 981,720
Percentage 51.2% 47.3%

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County Results


President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

The 2000 United States presidential election in Tennessee took place on November 7, 2000, and was part of the 2000 United States presidential election. Voters chose 11 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Tennessee was won by Governor George W. Bush by a 3.87% margin of victory, despite having voted for Clinton in 1992 & 1996 and being the home state of Vice President Al Gore. If Vice President Gore had carried his home state, he, instead of Bush, would have been elected President. [1]

This was the first time a major-party candidate lost his home state since George McGovern lost South Dakota in 1972, this was the first election where a presidential candidate won the state with more than a million votes. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Campbell County, Lewis County, Robertson County, Gibson County, Dickson County, Bedford County, Franklin County, Warren County, Henry County, Marshall County, Giles County, Marion County, White County, Hickman County, DeKalb County, Crockett County, Cannon County, and Decatur County voted for the Democratic candidate.

Electors[edit]

The electors of each state and the District of Columbia met on December 18, 2000[2] to cast their votes for president and vice president. The Electoral College itself never meets as one body. Instead the electors from each state and the District of Columbia met in their respective capitols.

The following were the members of the Electoral College from the state. All were pledged to and voted for George Bush and Dick Cheney:[3]

  1. Lamar Alexander
  2. Daniel Dirksen Baker
  3. Lana Bowman Ball
  4. Nancy Cunningham
  5. Winfield Dunn
  6. Jimmy Exum
  7. Jim Henry
  8. Raja Jubran
  9. Anie Kent
  10. Patti Saliba
  11. Mamon Wright

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Tennessee, 2000[4]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George W. Bush 1,061,949 51.15% 11
Democratic Al Gore 981,720 47.28% 0
Independent Ralph Nader 19,781 0.95% 0
Independent Harry Browne 4,284 0.21% 0
Independent Patrick Buchanan 4,250 0.20% 0

By county[edit]

County Gore% Gore# Bush% Bush# Others% Others# Total
Anderson County 47.10% 13,556 51.04% 14,688 01.86% 535 28,779
Bedford County 50.27% 6,136 48.42% 5,911 01.31% 160 12,207
Benton County 58.63% 3,700 39.36% 2,484 02.01% 127 6,311
Bledsoe County 41.85% 1,756 56.72% 2,380 01.43% 60 4,196
Blount County 36.12% 14,688 62.15% 25,273 01.72% 701 40,662
Bradley County 29.78% 8,768 68.50% 20,167 01.73% 508 29,443
Campbell County 52.27% 6,492 46.57% 5,784 01.17% 145 12,421
Cannon County 57.42% 2,697 40.96% 1,924 01.62% 76 4,697
Carroll County 48.39% 5,239 50.48% 5,465 01.14% 123 10,827
Carter County 35.20% 6,724 63.40% 12,111 01.40% 267 19,102
Cheatham County 48.05% 6,062 50.38% 6,356 01.57% 198 12,616
Chester County 38.27% 2,192 60.88% 3,487 00.86% 49 5,728
Claiborne County 42.68% 3,841 55.81% 5,023 01.51% 136 9,000
Clay County 56.10% 1,931 42.65% 1,468 01.25% 43 3,442
Cocke County 37.82% 3,872 60.41% 6,185 01.78% 182 10,239
Coffee County 49.14% 8,741 49.40% 8,788 01.46% 259 17,788
Crockett County 49.72% 2,705 49.19% 2,676 01.08% 59 5,440
Cumberland County 40.20% 7,644 57.81% 10,994 01.99% 379 19,017
Davidson County 57.77% 120,508 40.33% 84,117 01.90% 3,963 208,588
Decatur County 52.13% 2,278 46.82% 2,046 01.05% 46 4,370
DeKalb County 60.10% 3,765 38.48% 2,411 01.42% 89 6,265
Dickson County 53.56% 8,332 45.10% 7,016 01.34% 208 15,556
Dyer County 45.82% 5,425 53.05% 6,282 01.13% 134 11,841
Fayette County 43.69% 5,037 55.53% 6,402 00.78% 90 11,529
Fentress County 41.95% 2,529 56.68% 3,417 01.38% 83 6,029
Franklin County 53.28% 7,828 44.65% 6,560 02.06% 303 14,691
Gibson County 50.55% 8,663 48.35% 8,286 01.10% 188 17,137
Giles County 54.91% 5,527 43.48% 4,377 01.61% 162 10,066
Grainger County 38.12% 2,361 60.48% 3,746 01.40% 87 6,194
Greene County 37.99% 7,909 60.24% 12,540 01.76% 367 20,816
Grundy County 64.62% 2,970 33.79% 1,553 01.59% 73 4,596
Hamblen County 38.40% 7,564 60.02% 11,824 01.58% 311 19,699
Hamilton County 42.95% 51,708 55.33% 66,605 01.72% 2,066 120,379
Hancock County 33.25% 690 64.72% 1,343 02.02% 42 2,075
Hardeman County 56.26% 4,953 42.36% 3,729 01.37% 121 8,803
Hardin County 42.53% 3,735 56.38% 4,951 01.09% 96 8,782
Hawkins County 39.50% 6,753 58.90% 10,071 01.60% 274 17,098
Haywood County 60.00% 3,887 39.43% 2,554 00.57% 37 6,478
Henderson County 37.69% 3,166 61.35% 5,153 00.95% 80 8,399
Henry County 49.50% 6,093 48.29% 5,944 02.21% 272 12,309
Hickman County 58.36% 4,239 40.12% 2,914 01.53% 111 7,264
Houston County 66.55% 2,081 31.76% 993 01.69% 53 3,127
Humphreys County 62.94% 4,205 35.73% 2,387 01.33% 89 6,681
Jackson County 69.50% 3,304 29.11% 1,384 01.39% 66 4,754
Jefferson County 37.10% 5,226 61.45% 8,657 01.45% 204 14,087
Johnson County 32.05% 1,813 66.11% 3,740 01.84% 104 5,657
Knox County 40.49% 60,969 57.68% 86,851 01.84% 2,766 150,586
Lake County 63.80% 1,419 35.12% 781 01.08% 24 2,224
Lauderdale County 55.45% 4,224 43.70% 3,329 00.85% 65 7,618
Lawrence County 45.91% 6,643 52.61% 7,613 01.48% 214 14,470
Lewis County 51.61% 2,281 46.09% 2,037 02.31% 102 4,420
Lincoln County 47.47% 5,060 50.99% 5,435 01.54% 164 10,659
Loudon County 35.99% 5,905 62.57% 10,266 01.43% 235 16,406
Macon County 47.13% 3,059 51.86% 3,366 01.02% 66 6,491
Madison County 46.51% 15,781 52.64% 17,862 00.85% 287 33,930
Marion County 53.08% 5,441 45.38% 4,651 01.54% 158 10,250
Marshall County 54.57% 5,107 43.86% 4,105 01.57% 147 9,359
Maury County 47.55% 11,127 50.98% 11,930 01.47% 343 23,400
McMinn County 37.00% 6,142 61.17% 10,155 01.83% 303 16,600
McNairy County 44.53% 4,003 54.48% 4,897 00.99% 89 8,989
Meigs County 45.87% 1,555 53.01% 1,797 01.12% 38 3,390
Monroe County 40.97% 5,327 57.79% 7,514 01.25% 162 13,003
Montgomery County 48.20% 18,818 50.31% 19,644 01.49% 582 39,044
Moore County 48.11% 1,107 49.76% 1,145 02.13% 49 2,301
Morgan County 47.40% 2,921 51.02% 3,144 01.57% 97 6,162
Obion County 48.68% 6,056 49.58% 6,168 01.74% 216 12,440
Overton County 60.13% 4,507 38.35% 2,875 01.52% 114 7,496
Perry County 57.57% 1,650 40.65% 1,165 01.78% 51 2,866
Pickett County 41.94% 939 57.21% 1,281 00.85% 19 2,239
Polk County 46.01% 2,574 51.97% 2,907 02.02% 113 5,594
Putnam County 48.07% 10,785 50.13% 11,248 01.80% 405 22,438
Rhea County 38.09% 3,722 60.38% 5,900 01.53% 150 9,772
Roane County 44.90% 9,575 53.20% 11,345 01.90% 406 21,326
Robertson County 50.83% 10,249 47.98% 9,675 01.19% 240 20,164
Rutherford County 44.00% 27,360 53.79% 33,445 02.21% 1,377 62,182
Scott County 44.85% 2,967 54.10% 3,579 01.04% 69 6,615
Sequatchie County 42.40% 1,648 55.80% 2,169 01.80% 70 3,887
Sevier County 32.36% 8,208 65.97% 16,734 01.67% 423 25,365
Shelby County 56.54% 190,404 42.09% 141,756 01.36% 4,595 336,755
Smith County 66.47% 4,884 32.44% 2,384 01.09% 80 7,348
Stewart County 60.02% 2,870 38.18% 1,826 01.80% 86 4,782
Sullivan County 38.32% 21,354 60.08% 33,482 01.60% 891 55,727
Sumner County 43.82% 22,118 54.68% 27,601 01.50% 758 50,477
Tipton County 38.06% 6,300 60.84% 10,070 01.10% 182 16,552
Trousdale County 66.76% 1,966 32.26% 950 00.98% 29 2,945
Unicoi County 39.91% 2,566 58.80% 3,780 01.29% 83 6,429
Union County 44.05% 2,564 54.96% 3,199 01.00% 58 5,821
Van Buren County 58.89% 1,255 39.65% 845 01.45% 31 2,131
Warren County 56.19% 7,378 42.28% 5,552 01.53% 201 13,131
Washington County 38.93% 14,769 59.51% 22,579 01.57% 594 37,942
Wayne County 35.04% 1,859 63.51% 3,370 01.45% 77 5,306
Weakley County 47.03% 5,570 51.55% 6,106 01.42% 168 11,844
White County 53.18% 4,135 45.34% 3,525 01.48% 115 7,775
Williamson County 32.08% 18,745 66.58% 38,901 01.34% 783 58,429
Wilson County 46.11% 16,561 52.47% 18,844 01.42% 511 35,916

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