• Maine's turnout increased significantly in 2000 compared to House races during the nineties, which dropped from 64% in 1996 and 54% in 1994 to 43% in 1998.
  • 32% of Maine's voters cast ballots for Republicans in 2000, but elected 0% of the House seats. Conversely, the 68% of voters who cast ballots for Democrats elected 100% of Maine's representatives.
  • Both of Maine's House seats were won by landslide margins of 20% or more.
  • Maine's 2 House Members both were elected since 1992; both of the state's U.S. Senators also joined the Senate in the 1990s.

  • How Maine ranked in 2000
     


     
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    Maine

    2 seats: 2D

    Where It Ranks Among the States (House Elections 2000)

    • Voter Turnout: 2nd (66%)
    • Victory Margin: 20th (35%)

    Facts in Focus

    • The average margin of victory for Maine's two U.S. House races was 35% in 2000. This is a decrease from the largest margin of victory of the nineties in 1998 (39%) -- which was ten percentage points greater than the 1996 election, and almost 10 times greater than the 4% margin in the 1994 election, when there were two open seats.