House, Senate, and Governors Races
Besides a brand new President, American voters will decide 11 Governorships, 33 Senate seats, and all 435 House seats on November 7, 2000.
Current Balance of Power
Going into the 2000 elections, Democrats control the White House while Republicans hold a majority of seats in both the Senate and House of Representatives and State Governorships.
The majority party in the House determines all committee chairmanships and House leadership positions. In the Senate, the majority party controls leadership positions. Control of 60 Senate seats gives a party an "extraordinary majority" and the power to vote to end filibusters.
Of the 11 governorships up for election in 2000, seven are held by Democrats and four by Republicans. No shift in power is possible here as even a Democratic sweep of all 11 contested governorships would leave the Republicans with a 27 - 21 majority.
The Races Nationwide
For more details about the Election 2000 races, click on the links below:
House, Senate & Governors Races
Presidential Election Coverage
The Electoral College System
We all vote on Nov. 7. Then on Dec. 18, the 538 men and women of the Electoral College will elect the next president. It sounds strange, but it works -- and you vote does count.
Campaign Contribution Laws
And, if you decide to, how much can you legally contribute to a candidate?
From About.com's Society/Culture Channel and US Politics Guides -- After all the talk, all those promises and all that money, where do all these politicians intend to do about what's worrying you?
Abortion - Pro-Life - Guide Christina Dunigan
Foreign Relations Policy - Campaign 2000
"Finally, the facts at cyberspeed. Just when the campaign rhetoric leaves us starving for what is real, what is researched and what matters." -Diane Sawyers, ABC News
Gay/Lesbian Issues - Guide Deborah Levinson
Gun Control - From Civil Liberties Guide J.D. Tuccille
Health Care - From US Current Events Guide Clare Saliba
Immigration Issues - Guides Jennifer and Peter Wipf
Women's Issues - Guide Karen J. Gould
Other Issues - From your About.com Guide
Where the candidates stand on 19 social, economic, domestic, and international issues. From your About.com Guide.
Just click on a topic to read or take part in the discussion.
Daily schedules plus links to votes, floor records, and resource information.