|PENNSYLVANIA||23 Electoral Votes|
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Pennsylvania Department of State)
Pennsylvania has: 67 counties.
Largest counties: Philadelphia, Allegheny, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware.
Largest cities: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie, Allentown.
Department of State
Pennsylvania, with 23 electoral votes, was a battleground state from beginning to end, drawing much attention and resources from both campaigns. Before the race even got underway, both parties considered holding their nominating conventions in Philadelphia. On Election Night itself, when networks prematurely called Florida for Bush, Pennsylvania was for a time seen as a must-win for Bush. As it was, Gore-Lieberman carried the state with a plurality of 204,840 votes (4.17 percentage points). Bush carried 49 counties to 18 for Gore, but Gore won in the five most populous counties, including a plurality of 348,223 votes in Philadelphia County.
General Election Activity
|Notes: In Pennsylvania
the Republicans and Democrats are major parties, while the Constitution
Party and the Libertarian Party qualify as minor parties. Others
are referred to as "political bodies." Minor party and other presidential
candidates wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election needed
to obtain signatures from 21,739 registered electors (2% of the highest
showing by a candidate in the last statewide election) in the period from
Jan. 26-Aug. 1, 2000.
Last day to register before the November election: Oct. 10, 2000.
Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000,
2001 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.