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United States presidential election, 2000


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Introduction

This is a revision of the United States presidential election of 2000.

The election was between Republican George W. Bush, then governor of Texas, and Democrat Al Gore, then Vice President of the US. In the current timeline, Gore officially wins the popular vote narrowly, with Bush winning the Electoral College vote narrowly, in a race being deemed “too close to call”. In this revised version of history, Bush wins the popular vote handily as well as winning the Electoral vote even more handily! In this revision, Bush has 53.6% of the popular vote compared to Gore’s 45.1%, for a victory margin of more than 8 percentage points in favor of Bush.

As a side note, the 2000 Republican primary of this revised history has John McCain and Alan Keyes competing against Bush, as is true in the current timeline. However, the race is a lot tighter in revised history, although Bush comes out on top in the end, over McCain due to Bush’s name recognition since his father was a former president, and over Keyes, who comes in 3rd behind Bush and McCain. In my revised history, Keyes is by then a two-term Senator from Maryland who declines to seek a third term and instead aims for the Presidency. Keyes is still behind Bush and McCain in 2000 because he’s new to politics at the presidential level at that time, and he’s just getting his feet wet over it. Nevertheless, the 2000 primary sees Keyes winning Delaware, Virginia, and of course Maryland.

The background to this election involves the aftermath of President Bill Clinton’s impeachment over the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal, and even more so Al Gore’s controversial stances, especially the one on the global warming hoax. If it were not for Clinton’s decent economic record working with the Republicans in Congress, Bush would win the popular vote by a landslide.

The revised election below is organized state-by-state in alphabetical order, for a total of 50 states plus the District of Columbia.
 

United States presidential election, 2000 (results estimated)

Alabama

George W. Bush (R): 935,140 (61.3%)
Al Gore (D): 569,195 (37.3%)
Other: 20,431 (1.3%)
Total: 1,524,766
 

Alaska

Bush: 143,833 (64.7%)
Gore: 75,171 (33.8%)
Other: 3,132 (1.4%)
Total: 222,136
 

Arizona

Bush: 601,157 (55.8%)
Gore: 462,204 (42.9%)
Other: 13,788 (1.3%)
Total: 1,077,149
 

Arkansas

Bush: 612,131 (56.2%)
Gore: 463,157 (42.5%)
Other: 14,494 (1.3%)
Total: 1,089,782
 

California

Gore: 5,480,303 (50.5%)
Bush: 5,232,826 (48.2%)
Other: 141,105 (1.3%)
Total: 10,854,234
 

Colorado

Bush: 761,186 (56.4%)
Gore: 570,721 (42.3%)
Other: 16,996 (1.3%)
Total: 1,348,903
 

Connecticut

Gore: 755,529 (51%)
Bush: 707,382 (47.7%)
Other: 18,518 (1.3%)
Total: 1,481,429
 

Delaware

Bush: 141,810 (51.2%)
Gore: 131,611 (47.5%)
Other: 3,714 (1.3%)
Total: 277,135
 

District of Columbia

Gore: 187,837 (83.4%)
Bush: 34,509 (15.3%)
Other: 2,906 (1.3%)
Total: 225,252
 

Florida

Bush: 2,393,891 (54.5%)
Gore: 1,942,620 (44.2%)
Other: 57,562 (1.3%)
Total: 4,394,073
 

Georgia

Bush: 1,213,248 (59.5%)
Gore: 799,320 (39.2%)
Other: 25,476 (1.3%)
Total: 2,038,044
 

Hawaii

Gore: 207,456 (55.5%)
Bush: 161,868 (43.3%)
Other: 4,679 (1.3%)
Total: 374,003
 

Idaho

Bush: 384,121 (70.5%)
Gore: 153,474 (28.2%)
Other: 7,026 (1.3%)
Total: 544,621
 

Illinois

Gore: 3,127,067 (50.8%)
Bush: 2,947,323 (47.9%)
Other: 81,254 (1.3%)
Total: 6,155,644
 

Indiana

Bush: 1,559,454 (61.7%)
Gore: 935,368 (37%)
Other: 33,885 (1.3%)
Total: 2,528,707
 

Iowa

Bush: 804,401 (53.1%)
Gore: 690,742 (45.6%)
Other: 20,307 (1.3%)
Total: 1,515,450
 

Kansas

Bush: 741,615 (66.9%)
Gore: 351,478 (31.7%)
Other: 14,622 (1.3%)
Total: 1,107,715
 

Kentucky

Bush: 956,260 (61.4%)
Gore: 581,455 (37.3%)
Other: 20,727 (1.3%)
Total: 1,558,442
 

Louisiana

Bush: 1,086,245 (57.4%)
Gore: 781,809 (41.3%)
Other: 24,029 (1.3%)
Total: 1,892,083
 

Maine

Gore: 322,918 (49.7%)
Bush: 318,497 (49%)
Other: 8,712 (1.3%)
Total: 650,127
 

Maryland

Gore: 935,235 (49.9%)
Bush: 914,073 (48.8%)
Other: 23,409 (1.3%)
Total: 1,872,717
 

Massachusetts

Gore: 1,631,271 (52.7%)
Bush: 1,425,040 (46%)
Other: 40,255 (1.3%)
Total: 3,096,566
 

Michigan

Bush: 2,411,606 (50.3%)
Gore: 2,324,295 (48.4%)
Other: 61,406 (1.3%)
Total: 4,797,307
 

Minnesota

Gore: 1,173,504 (50.7%)
Bush: 1,110,792 (48%)
Other: 29,853 (1.3%)
Total: 2,314,149
 

Mississippi

Bush: 706,201 (62.5%)
Gore: 409,615 (36.2%)
Other: 14,468 (1.3%)
Total: 1,130,284
 

Missouri

Bush: 1,417,500 (55.3%)
Gore: 1,110,639 (43.4%)
Other: 33,299 (1.3%)
Total: 2,561,438
 

Montana

Bush: 283,559 (63.3%)
Gore: 158,131 (35.3%)
Other: 6,271 (1.4%)
Total: 447,961
 

Nebraska

Bush: 541,748 (68.2%)
Gore: 242,163 (30.5%)
Other: 10,325 (1.3%)
Total: 794,236
 

Nevada

Bush: 192,346 (55.4%)
Gore: 150,212 (43.3%)
Other: 4,512 (1.3%)
Total: 347,070
 

New Hampshire

Bush: 255,756 (53.1%)
Gore: 219,487 (45.6%)
Other: 6,406 (1.3%)
Total: 481,649
 

New Jersey

Bush: 1,912,916 (50.4%)
Gore: 1,832,485 (48.3%)
Other: 48,563 (1.3%)
Total: 3,793,964
 

New Mexico

Bush: 314,569 (52.7%)
Gore: 274,225 (45.9%)
Other: 7,997 (1.3%)
Total: 596,791
 

New York

Gore: 4,810,495 (51.4%)
Bush: 4,435,918 (47.4%)
Other: 117,991 (1.3%)
Total: 9,364,404
 

North Carolina

Bush: 1,562,628 (59.9%)
Gore: 1,013,400 (38.8%)
Other: 33,136 (1.3%)
Total: 2,609,164
 

North Dakota

Bush: 242,303 (65.5%)
Gore: 122,741 (33.2%)
Other: 4,771 (1.3%)
Total: 369,815
 

Ohio

Bush: 2,882,584 (54.7%)
Gore: 2,318,395 (44%)
Other: 66,902 (1.3%)
Total: 5,267,881
 

Oklahoma

Bush: 809,265 (65.2%)
Gore: 416,865 (33.6%)
Other: 15,646 (1.3%)
Total: 1,241,776
 

Oregon

Bush: 624,427 (52%)
Gore: 560,050 (46.7%)
Other: 15,844 (1.3%)
Total: 1,200,321
 

Pennsylvania

Bush: 3,036,968 (51.3%)
Gore: 2,808,998 (47.4%)
Other: 75,199 (1.3%)
Total: 5,921,165
 

Rhode Island

Gore: 303,184 (59.9%)
Bush: 196,137 (38.8%)
Other: 6,577 (1.3%)
Total: 505,898
 

South Carolina

Bush: 724,331 (61.7%)
Gore: 435,021 (37%)
Other: 14,794 (1.3%)
Total: 1,174,146
 

South Dakota

Bush: 256,673 (65.2%)
Gore: 131,961 (33.5%)
Other: 5,278 (1.3%)
Total: 393,912
 

Tennessee

Bush: 1,098,301 (56%)
Gore: 837,698 (42.7%)
Other: 24,903 (1.3%)
Total: 1,960,902
 

Texas

Bush: 3,968,658 (63.2%)
Gore: 2,231,898 (35.5%)
Other: 82,942 (1.3%)
Total: 6,283,498
 

Utah

Bush: 523,551 (71.7%)
Gore: 197,035 (27%)
Other: 9,713 (1.3%)
Total: 730,299
 

Vermont

Gore: 133,859 (52.2%)
Bush: 119,465 (46.6%)
Other: 3,259 (1.3%)
Total: 256,583
 

Virginia

Bush: 1,323,080 (57.3%)
Gore: 954,981 (41.4%)
Other: 29,771 (1.3%)
Total: 2,307,832
 

Washington

Bush: 994,913 (50.4%)
Gore: 952,415 (48.3%)
Other: 25,849 (1.3%)
Total: 1,973,177
 

West Virginia

Bush: 559,335 (56.8%)
Gore: 413,048 (41.9%)
Other: 12,708 (1.3%)
Total: 985,091
 

Wisconsin

Bush: 1,352,529 (52.5%)
Gore: 1,192,710 (46.3%)
Other: 32,479 (1.3%)
Total: 2,577,718
 

Wyoming

Bush: 151,676 (72.7%)
Gore: 54,105 (25.9%)
Other: 2,795 (1.3%)
Total: 208,576
 

United States (total)

Bush: 58,085,745 (53.6%)
Gore: 48,939,556 (45.1%)
Other: 1,400,684 (1.3%)
Total: 108,425,985

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