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Campaigning at Case: Presidential Elections, 1892-2008
2000: “Hair-Raising Election”

Five weeks of disputed election results eclipsed the campaign itself in the 2000 presidential election. The student newspaper, The Observer, asked students for their reactions. Opined Carrie Hanayik, “Either one won’t change my life drastically.”

Republican hopeful John McCain visited Cleveland's West Side Market in February.
Libertarian vice presidential candidate Art Olivier visited campus in late October.
Student reactions to the contested presidential election.

Ohio Popular Vote
National Popular Vote
Electoral Vote
George W. Bush (R) 2,351,209 (50%)
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 2,186,190 (46.5%)
Ralph Nader (Green) 117,857 (2.5%)
Pat Buchanan (Reform) 26,724 (.6%)
Harry Browne (Libertarian) 13,475 (.3%)
John Hagelin (Natural Law) 6,169 (.1%)
Howard Phillips (U.S. Taxpayers) 3,823 (.1%)
George W. Bush (R) 50,456,062 (47.9%)
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 50,996,582 (48.4%)
Ralph Nader (Green) (%) 2,882,955 (2.7%)
Pat Buchanan (Reform) 448,895 (.4%)
Harry Browne (Libertarian) 384,431 (.36%)
John Hagelin (Natural Law) 83,714 (.08%)
Howard Phillips (U.S. Taxpayers) 98,020 (.09%)
George W. Bush (R) 271
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 266

Information was compiled by staff of the Case Western Reserve University Archives, September 2004.