How North Dakota ranked in 2000

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North Dakota

1 seat: 1D

Where It Ranks Among the States (House Elections 2000)

  • Voter Turnout: 8th (60%)
  • Victory Margin: 2nd (8%)

Facts in Focus

  • Seven out of ten voting age adults in North Dakota did not vote for their representative to the U.S. House, Democrat Earl Pomeroy.
  • The margin of victory in North Dakota's House races have been relatively competitive throughout the 1992-2000 period, ranging from 7% in 1994 to 17% in 1992.
North Dakota has a higher "seats-to-votes" distortion than forty-seven other states. This is due to the fact that it has only one representative, and 47% of votes were cast for the opposition and therefore "wasted."
North Dakota had its highest turnout since 1992, although its rank is the same as it was in 1998.


  • In 1992-2000, Republican candidates have consistently won more than 40% of votes cast in North Dakota's House races, but a Democrat has represented the state in the House since before 1982.