|ARKANSAS||6 Electoral Votes|
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Arkansas Secretary of State)
Largest counties: Pulaski, Washington, Benton, Sebastian.
Secretary of State
Arkansas is another Southern state where the Kerry-Edwards ticket did not go over too well. The Bush ticket expanded upon its 2000 showing, gaining a plurality of 102,945 votes (9.76 percentage points) and carrying 54 of 75 counties (results by county).
General Election Details
Kerry/Allies | Bush-Cheney '04
Total Registration, Oct. 10, 2000 - 1,553,356
Voting Age Population, Nov. 2000 - 1,929,000
Turnout as a percentage of voting age population was 47.79%. (U.S. avg. 53.76%).
The Bush ticket prevailed in President Clinton's home state, returning Arkansas' six electors to the Republican column. Gov. Bush carried 43 of the state's 75 counties and won by a plurality of 50,172 votes. He kept the race close in Pulaski County (Little Rock), and polled strongly in Northwest Arkansas (for example Benton County). In U.S. House races, Democrats picked up a seat as State Sen. Mike Ross of Prescott defeated incumbent Republican Rep. Jay Dickey of Pine Bluff by 51% to 49%.
General Election Activity
|June 17, 2004
-2216 of 2250 polling locations
|47 Delegates (36 District, 11 Unpledged) and 6 Alternates.|
35 Delegates (12 CD and 23 At Large)
George W. Bush 40,347 (97%) Uncomm. 1,146 (3%)
Copyright 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.