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United States presidential election, 2000
November 7, 2000
Tom skerritt Bill bradley
Nominee William Morgan Bill Bradley
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Illinois New Jersey
Running mate John McCain Dick Gephardt
Electoral vote 290 240
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Red states pledged toward Morgan/McCain. Blue states pledged to Bradley/Gephardt.
The United States presidential election of 2000 was the 54th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 7, 2000. The contest was between Republican President William Morgan, his running mate Vice President John McCain and Democratic Senator Bill Bradley and his running mate Missouri Representative Dick Gephardt.

Incumbent President Morgan was favored to win heavily over Senator Bradley but the election exit polls suggested that the race was far closer than originally anticipated and it was. Both major party candidates focused primarily on domestic issues, such as the budget, tax relief, and reforms for federal social insurance programs, though foreign policy was not ignored. Bradley's campaign center-piece was healthcare and the repeal of MorCare.

One faithless elector from Washington, D.C. abstained from selecting a candidate in protest toward President Morgan.


  • DNC: Los Angeles, CA (Staples Center)
  • RNC: Philadelphia, PA (First Union Center)

Campaign slogans

  • President Morgan/Vice President McCain: COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATISM.
  • Senator Bradley/Representative Gephardt: MOVING AHEAD.