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United States presidential election in Indiana, 2000

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United States presidential election in Indiana, 2000

United States presidential election in Indiana, 2000

November 7, 2000

Nominee George W. Bush Al Gore
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Texas Tennessee
Running mate Dick Cheney Joe Lieberman
Electoral vote 12 0
Popular vote 1,245,836 901,980
Percentage 56.7% 41.0%

County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton

Elected President

George W. Bush

The 2000 United States presidential election in Indiana took place on November 7, 2000 throughout all 50 states and D.C., which was part of the 2000 United States presidential election. Voters chose 12 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Lake County is Gore's best performance, winning with over 60%. Bush won the state pretty much because he dominated the rural areas. Bush won Vigo County with 49.7% of the vote, which is considered the most reliable bellwether county in the nation.


  • Results 1
  • Electors 2
  • References 3
  • See also 4


United States presidential election in Indiana, 2000
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George W. Bush 1,245,836 56.7% 12
Democratic Al Gore 901,980 41.0% 0
Write In Ralph Nader 18,531 0.8% 0
Reform Patrick Buchanan 16,959 0.8% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 15,530 0.7% 0
Write In Howard Phillips 200 0.0% 0
Write In John Hagelin 167 0.0% 0
Totals - 100.00% 12
Voter turnout (Voting age/registered) 49%/55%


Technically the voters of Indiana cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Indiana is allocated 12 electors because it has 10 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 12 electors, who pledge to vote for their candidate and his or her running mate. Whoever wins the majority of votes in the state is awarded all 12 electoral votes. Their chosen electors then vote for President and Vice President. Although electors are pledged to their candidate and running mate, they are not obligated to vote for them. An elector who votes for someone other than his or her candidate is known as a faithless elector.

The electors of each state and the District of Columbia met on December 18, 2000[1] 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 W. Bush and Dick Cheney:[2]

  1. Rodric D. Bray
  2. Roger A. Chiabai
  3. Beverly Gard
  4. Don Heckard
  5. Marla Irving
  6. Virginia Lee
  7. P.E. MacAllister
  8. Barbara L. McClellan
  9. Michael D. McDaniel
  10. Max Middendorf
  11. Michael Miner
  12. Virgil Scheidt


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