|WASHINGTON||11 Electoral Votes|
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Washington Secretary of State)
Washington has: 39 counties.
Five largest counties: King, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane, Clark.
Five largest cities: Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue.
Secretary of State
2,517,028 total votes were cast; of these 1,364,607, or 54.2%, were absentee ballots. (Absentee ballots can be requested up to 45 days before the Election).
Washington had gone Democratic for the past three elections, but the Nader factor created a degree of uncertainty. The Bush campaign invested significant resources; Gore-Lieberman nonetheless ended up winning the state with a plurality of 138,788 votes (5.58 percentage points). Gore carried 11 counties to 28 for Bush. Washington was the scene of one of the most closely fought U.S. Senate races as Maria Cantwell (D) defeated incumbent Slade Gorton (R) with a plurality of just 2,229 votes (0.09 percentage points). Voters also faced seven ballot measures.
General Election Activity
State Primary: Sept. 19, 2000
Caucuses: Democratic and Republican precinct caucuses on Tuesday, March 7, 2000
Statute: Chapter 29:19 RCW Presidential Primary Press Release
Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000,
2001 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.
|1998 U.S. Senate||Patty Murray (D)||1,103,184||58.41|
|Linda Smith (R)||785,377||41.59|
|1996 U.S. President||Bill Clinton (D)||1,123,323||49.84|
|Bob Dole (R)||840,712||37.30|
|Ross Perot (REF)||201,003||8.92|
|Ralph Nader (I)||60,322||2.68|
|1996 Governor||Gary Locke(D)||1,296,492||58.0|
|Ellen Craswell (R)||940,538||42.0|
|1994 U.S.Senate||Slade Gorton (R)||947,821||55.7|
|Ron Sims (D)||752,352||44.3|
|1992 U.S. President||Bill Clinton (D)||993,037||43.40|
|George Bush (R)||731,234||31.96|
|Ross Perot (I)||541,780||23.68|
|1992 U.S. Senate||Patty Murray (D)||1,197,973||53.99|
|Rod Chandler (R)||1,020,829||46.01|
|1992 Governor||Mike Lowry(D)||1,184,315||52.15|