|MONTANA||3 Electoral Votes|
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, MT Secretary of State)
Total Population, April 1, 2000 902,195
Voting Age Population, Nov. 2000 668,000 *the Census Bureau projection
Total Registration, Nov. 2000 698,260
Montana has: 56 counties,126 incorporated cities and towns.
Five largest counties: Yellowstone, Missoula, Cascade, Flathead, Gallatin.
Five largest cities: Billings, Great Falls, Missoula, Butte-Silver Bow, Bozeman.
Secretary of State
Total votes cast: 417,916
Montana, a very close state with Perot on the ballot in 1992 and 1996, went to Bush by a wide margin in 2000. The Bush-Cheney ticket won with a plurality of 103,052 votes (25.07 percentage points), carrying all but 4 of the state's 56 counties. The state did see a number of closely fought races, however. In the U.S. Senate race, incumbent Conrad Burns (R) defeated Brian Schweitzer (D) 51% to 47%. In the U.S. House race, Dennis Rehberg (R) defeated Nancy Keenan (D) 51% to 46%. In the governor's race, Judy Martz and Karl Ohs (R) defeated Mark O'Keefe and Carol Williams (D) 51% to 47%.
Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000,
2001 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.
Recent Electoral History (General Elections)
|1996 U.S. President||Dole/Kemp (R)||179,652||44.11|
|Perot /Campbell (REF)||55,229||13.56|
|Others (NL, L)||4,458||1.09|
|1996 U.S. Senate||Max Baucus (D)||201,935||49.56|
|Dennis Rehberg (R)||182,111||44.69|
|1996 Governor||Racicot/Martz (R)||320,768||79.2|
|1994 U.S. Senate||Conrad Burns (R)||218,542||62.4|
|Jack Mudd (D)||131,845||37.6|
|1992 U.S. President||Bill Clinton (D)||154,507||37.63|
|George Bush (R)||144,207||35.22|
|Ross Perot (I)||107,225||26.11|
|1992 Governor||Marc Racicot (R)||209,401||51.3|
|Dorothy Bradley (D)||198,421||48.7|
Copyright 1998, 1999 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.