|WISCONSIN||11 Electoral Votes|
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, State Elections Board)
Total Population, April 1, 2000 5,363,375
Voting Age Population, Nov. 2000 3,930,000 % change from '96 +2.4
(Registration by municipalities; no statewide registation total).
Wisconsin has: 72 counties, 1,848 municipalities.
Five largest counties: Milwaukee, Dane, Waukesha, Brown, Racine.
Five largest cities: Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton-Oshkosh, Green Bay, Racine.
State Elections Board
Both major campaigns poured significant resources into the battleground state of Wisconsin. Ralph Nader's appeal in this state gave the Bush forces grounds for optimism, but on Election Day the Gore-Lieberman ticket eked out a narrow win, gaining a plurality of 5,708 votes (0.22 percentage points) over Bush-Cheney. Bush carried 46 counties to Gore's 26. By comparison, in 1996, when Dole did not actively compete in the state, the Dole-Kemp ticket carried just 11 counties, while Clinton-Gore won in 61. Four-term Gov. Tommy Thompson was an ardent Bush supporter, and his organization provided a foundation for Bush's strong showing as the state's electors nearly went into the Republican column for the first time since 1984.
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2001 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.