|IDAHO||4 Electoral Votes|
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Idaho Secretary of State)
Five largest counties: Ada, Canyon, Kootenai, Bonneville, Bannock.
Secretary of State
as a percentage of voting age population was 54.46%. (U.S. avg: 53.76%).
No surprises as the Bush-Cheney ticket trounced Gore-Lieberman with a plurality of 198,300 votes (39.53 percentage points). Bush carried every county except Blaine. (County Commissioner Len Harlig explains: "Blaine County is the anomaly in the State. [It] has the highest per capita income in the State. It is home to the world-famous Sun Valley ski resort..."). The state did get one brief visit by principals during the fall campaign; on Sept. 18 Dick and Lynne Cheney participated in an airport welcome rally/RNC Victory 2000 event during a refueling stop in Idaho Falls, before heading to Seattle. Former First Lady Barbara Bush and DNC National Chair Joe Andrew also visited.
Note: Democrats did not use the primary to select delegates.
March 7, 2000.
State Convention: June 22-24, 2000.
Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000,
2001 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.
Recent Electoral History (General Elections)
|1998 U.S. Senate||Michael Crapo (R)||262,966||69.5|
|Bill Mauk (D)||107,375||28.4|
|George Mansfeld (NL)||7,833||2.1|
|1998 Governor||Dirk Kempthorne (R)||258,095||67.7|
|Robert Huntley (D)||110,815||29.1|
|Peter Rikards (I)||12,338||3.2|
|1996 U.S. President||Bob Dole (R)||256,595||52.18|
|Bill Clinton (D)||165,443||33.64|
|Ross Perot (REF)||62,518||12.71|
|1996 U.S. Senate||Larry Craig (R)||283,532||57.02|
|Walt Minnick (D)||198,422||39.90|
|1994 Governor||Phil Batt (R)||216,123||52.3|
|Larry Echohawk (D)||181,363||43.9|
|1992 U.S. President||George Bush (R)||202,645||42.03|
|Bill Clinton (D)||137,013||28.42|
|Ross Perot (I)||130,395||27.04|
|1992 U.S. Senate||Dirk Kempthorne (R)||270,468||56.52|
|Richard Stallings (D)||208,036||43.47|
Copyright 1998, 1999 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.