|MINNESOTA||10 Electoral Votes|
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau)
Total Population, April 1, 2000 4,919,479
Voting Age Population, Nov. 2000 3,547,000 % change from '96 +3.9
Registration, Nov. 2000 3,265,324
Note: Minnesota has Election Day registration.
Minnesota has: 87 counties, 4,076 precincts.
Five largest counties: Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, Anoka, Washington.
Five largest cities: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, Duluth, Rochester.
Secretary of State
Total Voters: 2,457,156.
Bush made a close race for Minnesota's 10 electoral votes, but on Election Day Gore came out on top, gaining a plurality of 58,607 votes (2.41 percentage points). Gore carried 16 counties to 71 for Bush. The last Republican presidential candidate to carry Minnesota was Richard Nixon, seeking re-election in 1972 against George McGovern. Yet in October at least one poll showed Bush ahead. The state experienced a crush of activity in the closing weeks of the campaign. Nader supporters hoped to obtain as much as 10 percent, which, had it happened could have tipped the state to Bush. Gov. Ventura, who has roiled Minnesota politics since his upset win in 1998, remained neutral in the presidential race.
General Election Activity
(Minnesota held its state primary election on September 12, 2000).
Local Caucuses March 7, 2000
Congressional District Conventions April 25-May 20, 2000
State Convention June 8-10, 2000
34of 2,066 (1.6%).
Precinct Caucuses March 11-12, 2000
Congressional District Conventions April 15-June 2, 2000
State Convention June 3-4, 2000
Total Pledged Delegates 74 of 3,537 (2.1%).
Total Delegates 90 of 4,335 (2.1%).
Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.