|KENTUCKY||8 Electoral Votes|
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Kentucky State Board of Elections)
Total Population, April 1, 2000 4,041,769
Voting Age Population, Nov. 2000 2,993,000 % change from '96 +2.6
Total Registration, Nov. 2000 2,556,815
Dem. 1,539,562 (60.21%) Rep. 846,621 (33.11%) Other 170,632 (6.67%)
Kentucky has: 120 counties.
Largest counties: Jefferson, Fayette, Kenton, Daviess, Hardin.
Largest cities: Louisville, Lexington-Fayette, Owensboro, Bowling Green.
Board of Elections
Total Voting: 1,568,058.
In 1996 Kentucky ended up as the closest state percentagewise in the presidential election, giving Clinton a margin of just 0.96%. 2000 saw a very different story as Bush handily won Kentucky's eight electoral votes, racking up a plurality of 233,594 votes (15.12 percentage points). Bush carried 105 counties to 15 for Gore. A highlight of the campaign was the vice presidential debate at Centre College in Danville on Oct. 5.
General Election Activity
of Registered Voters: 11.1%
Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000,
2001 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.