1 seat: 1 I

Where It Ranks Among the States (House Elections 2000)

  • Voter Turnout: 5th (62%)
  • Victory Margin: 47th (56%)

Facts in Focus

  • Vermont is first in the national ranking for "representation index" with 47% of adults voting for Rep. Bernie Sanders (I).
  • Rep. Sanders' victory margin in 2000 was his largest ever, although he has won his last three elections by landslide margins of at least 20%.
  • Sanders is the one of two independents elected to the U.S. House in 2000, although independents won 4% of the national vote. Four percent of the U.S. House would total 17 House members.
  • Only three states rank lower than Vermont in margin of victory rankings.
No women have represented Vermont in Congress in 1982-2000.

How Vermont ranked in 2000

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