|MICHIGAN||18 Electoral Votes|
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Michigan Bureau of Elections)
Total Population, April 1, 2000 9,938,444
Voting Age Population, Nov. 2000 7,358,000
Total Registration, Nov. 2000 6,859,332
Michigan has: 83 counties.
Five largest counties: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Kent, Genessee.
Five largest cities: Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Flint, Lansing.
Bureau of Elections
Total voters: 4,279,299
The battleground state of Michigan went to Gore by a plurality of 217,279 votes (5.13 percentage points). Bush carried 58 counties to 25 for Gore. Almost 40% of the total vote (39.8%) comes from the Detroit area (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties). Gore piled up a plurality of 307,393 votes in Wayne county and narrowly won in Oakland and Macomb. As expected, Bush did well in Western Michigan (Kent County/Grand Rapids and the surrounding counties). He underperformed in the city of Detroit, and would have had to have done better in Western Wayne county as well as in Oakland and Macomb to carry the state.
A statewide school vouchers initiative, Proposal 1, was overwhelmingly defeated, 69.1% to 30.9%.
State Primary: August 8,
Tuesday Feb. 22, 2000
primary--ballot featured three party sections: Republican, Democratic and
Reform. However, Gore and Bradley did not participate in the Democratic
primary leaving a choice between Lyndon LaRouche and Uncommitted.
The only Reform Party choices were Donald Trump and Uncommitted.
. According to news accounts, independents and Democrats accounted for more than half of those voting in the Feb. 22 primary.
58 of 2,066 (2.8%).
The Feb. 22, 2000 Primary gave McCain 52 delegates and Bush 6. However, McCain ended up with substantially fewer delegates (see detailed results).
Saturday March 11, 2000
unofficial vote totals as of March 11, 2000 6:56 pm
Michigan Democratic Party arranged about 130 caucus locations around the
state. Caucuses started at 11:00 am. More than 3,500 Democrats
showed up in person. In addition, people could vote by mail for a
number of reasons, and more than 80% of those participating in the caucuses
. In their initial delegate selection plan (April 9, 1999) Michigan Democrats had proposed to hold caucuses on Saturday February 12, 2000, ten days ahead of the New Hampshire primary, and to use vote by mail. However, the February date violated Rule 10A of the DNC's delegate selection rules.
129 of 3,537 (3.6%).
156 of 4,335 (3.6%).
Delegates awarded based on the proportion of the votes candidate obtains in each of Michigan's 16 congressional districts; at least 15 percent of the vote required in a district.
Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.