|OREGON||7 Electoral Votes|
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Oregon Secretary of State)
Oregon has: 36 counties, 240 incorp. cities.
Five largest counties: Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Lane, Marion.
Five largest cities: Portland, Eugene, Salem, Gresham, Beaverton.
Secretary of State
1,559,215 total ballots counted; on 25,247 ballots (1.6%) no vote for President was recorded--due to under or over votes.
The election was conducted
entirely by mail.
In 1996 Oregon provided the best showing of any state for Ralph Nader's "non-campaign." With Nader running an active campaign this time around, great attention focused on how much the Nader factor would hurt Vice President Gore's chances. Oregon became a closely fought battleground state. In the end, however, the Gore-Lieberman ticket did prevail, winning the state's 7 electoral votes by a plurality of 6,765 votes (0.44 percentage points). Bush carried 28 counties to Gore's 8, but Gore's plurality of more than 100,000 votes in Multnomah County (Portland) won the day. Voters faced "the most complex state ballot in Oregon's history;" in addition to the various candidate races, 26 state measures crowded the ballot.
General Election Activity
Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000,
2001 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.
Recent Electoral History (General Elections)
|1998 U.S. Senate||Ron Wyden (D)||682,425||61.05|
|John Lim (R)||377,739||33.79|
|1998 Governor||John Kitzhaber (D)||470,082||64|
|unofficial||Bill Sizemore (R)||222,382||30|
|1996 U.S. President||Bill Clinton (D)||649,641||47.15|
|Bob Dole (R)||538,152||39.06|
|Ross Perot (REF)||121,221||8.79|
|Ralph Nader (PAC)||49,415||3.59|
|1996 U.S. Senate||Gordon Smith (R)||677,336||49.80|
|Tom Bruggere (D)||624,370||45.90|
|1996 U.S.Senate||Ron Wyden (D)||571,739||48.38|
|(Jan.30 Special)||Gordon Smith (R)||553,519||46.84|
|1994 Governor||John Kitzhaber (D)||622,083||50.9|
|Denny Smith (R)||517,874||42.4|
|1992 U.S. President||Bill Clinton (D)||621,314||42.48|
|George Bush (R)||475,757||32.53|
|Ross Perot (I)||354,091||24.21|
|1992 U.S. Senate||Bob Packwood (R)||717,455||52.14|
|Les AuCoin (D)||639,851||46.50|