1 seat: 1R

Where It Ranks Among the States (House Elections 2000)

  • Voter Turnout: 9th (59%)
  • Victory Margin: 29th (38%)

Facts in Focus

  • The margin of victory for Wyoming's single House seat was 38% in 2000. This resulted in the state dropping from 7th in the average victory rankings of 1998, to 29th in 2000.
  • Wyoming voters cast 29% of votes for the Democratic candidate, but received 0% of the U.S. House representation in 2000 Democrats and Independents typically win more than 40% of the vote in the nineties, but because it is a one-seat, winner-take-all election, those votes are "wasted" and do not count toward representation year after year.
  • Republicans have won the lone Wyoming U.S. House seat for at least the last 10 elections (since 1982), shutting out Democratic representation entirely during that period.
  • Over 60% of voting age Wyoming residents did not vote for their congresswoman in 2000, although that means that 40% of adults did cast ballots for her, which is higher than in 44 other states. This also accounts for the very low number of votes that were wasted (29%).

How Wyoming ranked in 2000

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