2000 U.S. General Election

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The 2000 U.S. General Election was held on November 7, 2000.

Presidential Election

Results -- blue represents Bush states, red represents Gore states.

In the closest presidential election in U.S. history, Democrat Al Gore barely lost to Republican George Bush. After a close and controversial vicotry for Bush in Florida, he defeated Gore by a margin of 271 to 266, with one DC elector refusing to vote for Gore. This defeat was twice as punishing on Gore as he actually won the popular vote 51,003,926 to 50,460,110.

U.S. House

Party Total Seats (change) Seat percentage
Democratic Party 212 +1 48.47%
Independents 2 +1 0.5%
Republican Party 221 -2 50.8%
Totals 435 +0 100.0%


U.S. Senate

Results -- light blue represents Republican holds, dark blue Republican pickups, pink Democratic holds, red Democratic pickups.
Party Total Seats (change) Seat percentage
Democratic Party 50 +4 50%
Republican Party 50 -4 50%
Totals 100 +0 100.0%


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