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Overview of the 1996 Election
Bill Clinton William Jefferson Clinton*
Albert Arnold Gore, Jr.

Party: DEMOCRATIC
Home State: Clinton - AR ; Gore - TN
Electoral Votes: 379
Popular Votes: 47,402,357 (49.2%)

* Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe III; he adopted his stepfather's name at fourteen.

Bob Dole Robert Joseph Dole
Jack French Kemp

Party: REPUBLICAN
Home State: Dole - KS ; KEMP - NY
Electoral Votes: 159
Popular Votes: 39,198,755 (40.7%)

Ross Perot Henry Ross Perot
Patrick Jeffrey Choate**

Party: Reform
Home State: Perot - TX ; Choate - DC
Electoral Votes: 0
Popular Votes: 8,085,402 (8.4%)

** In thirteen states James Campbell (CA) was listed on the ballot as Perot's vice presidential running mate.


Other Candidates

Party: Green, Libertarian, U.S. Taxpayers, et al.
Electoral Votes: 0
Popular Votes: 1,591,120 (1.7%)

Total electoral votes - 538 (from 50 states and D.C.)
Majority needed to win - 270

Total popular vote: 96,277,634
Percentage of eligible population voting: 49.0%



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1996 State-by-State Results
STATECLINTONDOLEPEROTOTHERSST.
ElectorsEVs
ALABAMA662,165
(43.2%)
769,044
(50.1%)
92,149
(6.0%)
10,991
(0.7%)
AL
Bill Armistead, Pat Duncan, Glen Dunlap, Len Gavin, Henry King, Melba Peters, George G. Seibels Jr., Don Sledge, Sam Steele9
ALASKA80,380
(33.3%)
122,746
(50.8%)
26,333
(10.9%)
12,161
(5.0%)
AK
Joan B. Clutts, Alyce Hanley, Bob Ward3
ARIZONA653,288
(46.5%)
622,073
(44.3%)
112,072
(8.0%)
16,972
(1.2%)
AZ
Thomas "Tom" Bean, Andrew S. Gordon, Rose Mofford, Scott Thomas Olson Sr., Daniel R. Ortega Jr., Jeanne P. Perpich, E.C. "Polly" Rosenbaum, Mary V. Thomas8
ARKANSAS475,171
(53.7%)
325,416
(36.8%)
69,884
(7.9%)
13,791
(1.6%)
AR
Deborah Lee, Bishop L.T. Walker, Ann Henry, Merle Peterson, Mary Jean Benett, Maurice Mitchel6
CALIFORNIA5,119,835
(51.1%)
3,828,380
(38.2%)
697,847
(7.0%)
373,422
(3.7%)
CA
Sally J. Alexander, Donald R. Alvarez, Dale K. Bankhead, Nina Banuelos, Paul Barile, Robert Batinovich, Michael Bennet, Beverly D. Braden, Carl Bryan, Lindsey D. Capps, Kathleen Clark, John M. Collins, Joshua L. Conaway, Jorge Covarrubias, Kim Cox, R.O. Davis, Theresa M. Duggan, Paul Eshoo, Tim Farley, Carmen T. Garcia, Bob Glaser, Paul Goldenberg, Juana Gutierrez, Harold L. Halterman, Sandy Hester, Richard E. Holcomb, Stephen Kahn, Steven Kassel, Guy C. Kimbrough, Thomas J. Koch, Grace A. Koza, Tina L. Laine, John Laird, Hellen Lane, Francisco Leal, David C. Lizarraga, Ted Lumpkin, R. Keith McDonald, Paul Pelosi, Tom Pier, Sarah Reyes, Carol Shawn, Lane Sherman, Jason Silva, Frances Skittone, Maureen Southwell, Jennifer A. Steen, Debra Stubblefield, John M. Taylor, Karen W. Titus, Jeffrey B. Towns, Richard L. Waldron, Lenore Wax, Darity Wesley54
COLORADO671,152
(44.4%)
691,848
(45.8%)
99,629
(6.6%)
48,075
(3.2%)
CO
Ron Buxman, Mason Carpenter, Carley Johnson, Barbara McTurk, Natalie Meyer, Don Bain, Shannon Robinson, Kendall Sansing8
CONNECTICUT735,740
(52.8%)
483,109
(34.7%)
139,523
(10.0%)
34,242
(2.5%)
CT
Frank L. Aieta, Dominic F. Balletto, Marjorie C. Bennett, Leo Canty, John Larson, Fleeta Hudson, Hilda Santiago, Kenneth Slapin8
DELAWARE140,355
(51.8%)
99,062
(36.6%)
28,719
(10.6%)
2,709
(1.0%)
DE
Gary E. Hindes, Catherine J. Mancini, Sam Lathem3
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA158,220
(85.2%)
17,339
(9.3%)
3,611
(1.9%)
6,556
(3.5%)
DC
Harry L. Thomas Sr., Jeff Coudriet, Anne Westerfield Pitts3
FLORIDA2,546,870
(48.0%)
2,244,536
(42.3%)
483,870
(9.1%)
28,518
(0.5%)
FL
Joe Chapman, Marilyn Lenard, Charles William Nelson, Mitchell Berger, Bob Butterworth, Gloria Jackson, Dianne Glasser, Ron LaFace, Adele Graham, Cynthia Hall, Terrie Brady, Nancy Dick, Cathy Bartolotti, George Sheldon, Buddy MacKay, Jon Ausman, Richard Swann, Skeets Friedkin, George Comerford, Katherine Kelly, Scott R. Falmlen, Juanita Geathers, Pattie Lanier, Rudolph Parker, Joyce Cusack25
GEORGIA1,053,849
(45.8%)
1,080,843
(47.0%)
146,337
(6.4%)
18,042
(0.8%)
GA
Thomas J. Barnette, Dot Burns, Jeanne Ferst, Briggs A. Goggans, Camilla Johnson-Moore, Brenda R. "B.J." Lopez, Mack Mattingly, Russell K. "Rusty" Paul, Oscar N. Persons, Alec Poitevint, John M. Stuckey Jr., Stan Wise, Ray Wooldridge13
HAWAII205,012
(56.9%)
113,943
(31.6%)
27,358
(7.6%)
13,807
(3.8%)
HI
Robert Bunda, Marsha Joyner, Joy Kobashigawa Lewis, R. Carolyn Wilcox4
IDAHO165,443
(33.6%)
256,595
(52.2%)
62,518
(12.7%)
7,163
(1.5%)
ID
Helen McKinney, Skip Smyser, Leora Day, John Sandy4
ILLINOIS2,341,744
(54.3%)
1,587,021
(36.8%)
346,408
(8.0%)
36,218
(0.8%)
IL
Addie C. Wyatt, Donald Pedro, Rose Marie Lipinski, Neomi Hernandez, James DeLeo, Joan Brennan, Eileen Jackson, James Sheehan, William Marovitz, Dan Pierce, Marge Friedman, Ruth Jackson, Kathryn "Tinker" Harvey, Mary Lou Kearns, Carolyn Brown Hodge, John Nelson, Dave Bybee, Shirley McCombs, Joe McGlaughlin, Jerry Sinclair, Gary J. LaPaille, Patrick Thompson22
INDIANA887,424
(41.5%)
1,006,693
(47.1%)
224,299
(10.5%)
17,426
(0.8%)
IN
Michael McDaniel, Barbara McClellan, Roger Chiabai, Virgil Scheidt, R. Wyatt Mick Jr., Iris H. Clark, John R. Zentz, Bob Nelson, David C. Masten, Jim A. Kohlmeyer, Max A. Middendorf, John W. Sweezy12
IOWA620,258
(50.3%)
492,644
(39.9%)
105,159
(8.5%)
16,014
(1.3%)
IA
Karl J. Rhomberg, Paul Swenson, Versal Vanordstrand, Jim Carnahan, Steve Mandernach, Patsy Ramacitti, Rich Pope7
KANSAS387,659
(36.1%)
583,245
(54.3%)
92,639
(8.6%)
10,757
(1.0%)
KS
Timothy Golba, Michael Harris, Betty Hanicke, Marynell Reece, Marjorie Robards, John Watkins6
KENTUCKY636,614
(45.8%)
623,283
(44.9%)
120,396
(8.7%)
8,415
(0.6%)
KY
Winnie Townsend, Bremer Ehrler, June Lyne, Eldon Renaud, Gwen Meehan, Don McMillan, Rodney Casada, Sandra Frank8
LOUISIANA927,837
(52.0%)
712,586
(39.9%)
123,293
(6.9%)
20,243
(1.1%)
LA
Benjiman Lee Jeffers, Garland W. Webb, Bonnie P. Tynes, Stephanie R. Edwards, Henry A. Smith Jr., Dorothy Huffman Wallace, Mary Lou T. Winters, Mary E. Wisham, Carla Chrisco9
MAINE312,788
(51.6%)
186,378
(30.8%)
85,970
(14.2%)
20,761
(3.4%)
ME
Joseph Mayo, Sharon McIntyre, Samuel D. Shapiro, Burt Wartell4
MARYLAND966,207
(54.3%)
681,530
(38.3%)
115,812
(6.5%)
17,321
(1.0%)
MD
Clarence W. Blount, Louis L. Goldstein, Harry R. Hughes, Katherine M. Jones, Dianne Madonni, Shelley Morhaim, Mary K. Prangley, Saul Stern, Irene C. Strieby, Marvin F. Wilson10
MASSACHUSETTS1,571,763
(61.5%)
718,107
(28.1%)
227,217
(8.9%)
39,699
(1.6%)
MA
Jovita Fontanez, Carol Ann Aloisi, Barbara Travers, Mary K. O'Brien, Carol A. Donovan, Mary J. Richards, Michael J. Whouley, Mark S. DiSalvo, John R. Doogan, Kevin A. Tarpley, Marc R. Pacheco, William H. Bradley12
MICHIGAN1,989,653
(51.7%)
1,481,212
(38.5%)
336,670
(8.7%)
41,309
(1.1%)
MI
Richard Deneweth, Laurie A. Stupak, Rosemary DiPonio, Beverly Barringer, Benjamin Harrison DeHart, Donald J. Mosher, James L. Sjoberg, Elijah Buxton Jr., Eleanor Tocco, George N. Andros, Stephen Borrello, Tom Downs, Evelyn Zeidman, Deborah Dingell, Freeman Hendrix, Julius A. Maddox, Vicki Metz Wagner, Owen Bieber18
MINNESOTA1,120,438
(51.1%)
766,476
(35.0%)
257,704
(11.8%)
48,022
(2.2%)
MN
Lance Peterson, Verna Lunz, Jackie Stevenson, Gladys Morton, Peggy Specktor, Opal Peterson, Lorraine Cecil, George Hunter, Marlene Kayser, John Massmann10
MISSISSIPPI394,022
(44.1%)
439,838
(49.2%)
52,222
(5.8%)
7,775
(0.9%)
MS
Bob Anthony, J.L. Holloway, Larry Homan, Charles Irby, Robert Kane, John McCarty, Lois Robertson7
MISSOURI1,025,935
(47.5%)
890,016
(41.2%)
217,188
(10.1%)
24,926
(1.2%)
MO
Connie Johnson, Carole Gambino, Linda Schilly, Willard Reine, Virgil Troutwine, Bob Staton, Steve Stepp, Shirla Howard, H. E. "Scat" Davis, Nancy Reynolds, Robert Wheeler11
MONTANA167,922
(41.2%)
179,652
(44.1%)
55,229
(13.6%)
4,458
(1.1%)
MT
Jack Galt, Ada Nash, Archie Lucht3
NEBRASKA236,761
(35.0%)
363,467
(53.7%)
71,278
(10.5%)
5,909
(0.9%)
NE
Chuck Sigerson, Hal Daub, Alice Dittman, Joyce Schram, Dawyn Otto5
NEVADA203,974
(43.9%)
199,244
(42.9%)
43,986
(9.5%)
17,075
(3.7%)
NV
Douglas Bache, Virginia Cain, Marie Ripps, Charles Waterman4
NEW HAMPSHIRE246,214
(49.3%)
196,532
(39.4%)
48,390
(9.7%)
8,039
(1.6%)
NH
Joseph F. Keefe, Edward E. Shumaker III, Jeanne Shaheen, Pat Russell4
NEW JERSEY1,652,329
(53.7%)
1,103,078
(35.9%)
262,134
(8.5%)
58,266
(1.9%)
NJ
Reni Erdos, Zulima V. Farber, David Fernandez, Henry Gallo, Thomas P. Giblin, Thomas S. Higgins, Lynne B. Hurwitz, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, Karen J. Kominsky, Susan Bass Levin, Jean Holtz, David S. Steiner, Phillip Thigpen Sr., Stephen Weinstein, Susan Wilson15
NEW MEXICO273,495
(49.2%)
232,751
(41.9%)
32,257
(5.8%)
17,571
(3.2%)
NM
Bruce King, Stephanie Gonzales, Sheryl Williams, Manuel Sanchez, Fannie Atcitty5
NEW YORK3,756,177
(59.5%)
1,933,492
(30.6%)
503,458
(8.0%)
123,002
(1.9%)
NY
Dominic J. Baranello, Judith Hope, Jeffrey C. Feldman, Marcella Maxwell, Kathryn B. Mackey, H. Carl Mc Call, Herman D. Farrell Jr., Gerard J. Sweeney, Audrey I. Pheffer, Stanley Kalmon Schlein, Elizabeth Velez, Michael Bragman, Sheldon Silver, Martin Connor, Michael H. Reich, Ann Galante, Raymond B. Harding, Paul F. Cole, Fran Reiter, John Sullivan, Leornard Weiss, G. Steven Pigeon, Victor A. Kovner, Edward F. Draves, Helen M. Marshall, Esther Kate Fiore, Thomas A. Fink, Paula Redd Zeman, Densie W. King, Alberta M. Madonna, Deborah Glick, Inez Dickens, Mary C. Paladino33
NORTH CAROLINA1,107,849
(44.0%)
1,225,938
(48.7%)
168,059
(6.7%)
13,961
(0.6%)
NC
Howard B. Smith, Bettie West, J.D. Teachey, Nelson Dollar, Lee Q. McMillan, Carolyn McGee, Jim Cole, Tom Dwiggins, John Van Hanford, Gary Whitener, George Alexander Jones, Quentine Finch, Bill Graham, Dorothy Bursey14
NORTH DAKOTA106,905
(40.1%)
125,050
(46.9%)
32,515
(12.2%)
1,941
(0.7%)
ND
Earl Strinden, Vernon E. "Vern" Wagner, Robert W. "Bob" Peterson3
OHIO2,148,222
(47.4%)
1,859,883
(41.0%)
483,207
(10.7%)
43,122
(1.0%)
OH
Catherine Barrett, Dan Martin, Regina Rollins, John C. Myers, Mary A. Briggs, John H. Schuler, Barbara Myers, David Giese, Enid Goubeaux, Cecilia Huffman, Nathaniel R. Hodoh, Michael Morley, Dennis Lieberman, Timothy Barnhart, Jack Sizemore, William Anthony Jr., Frances Alberty, Socrates Space, Margaret Kearsey, William Burga, William Sundermeyer21
OKLAHOMA488,105
(40.4%)
582,315
(48.3%)
130,788
(10.8%)
5,505
(0.5%)
OK
Gary W. Banz, J. Michael Brown, Dixie I. Galloway, Steven F. Garrett, Skip Healey, Leo F. Herlacher, Dale N. Switzer, Paul E. Thornbrugh8
OREGON649,641
(47.2%)
538,152
(39.1%)
121,221
(8.8%)
68,746
(5.0%)
OR
Jeannie Dodson-Edgars, Linda Johnson, Valerie Payne, Marc Abrams, Michael Graham, John McFadden, Margaret Carter7
PENNSYLVANIA2,215,819
(49.2%)
1,801,169
(40.0%)
430,984
(9.6%)
58,146
(1.3%)
PA
William Titelman, Lisa Boscola, Robert A. Brady, Michael M. Dawida, Ivan Itkin, Bill George, David Gondak, Catherine Baker Knoll, Thomas A. Leonard, Judy Lynch, Alba E. Martinez, Sophie Masloff, Valerie McDonald, Robert J. Mellow, Joanne Cisco Olszewski, Lazar M. Palnik, Tom Muphy, Evelyn Rafalko-McNulty, Leslie Reid Price, Mark S. Singel, John Street, Marian B. Tasco, Anna Cibotti Verna23
RHODE ISLAND233,050
(59.7%)
104,683
(26.8%)
43,723
(11.2%)
8,828
(2.3%)
RI
Muriel A. Evans, Cristine McBurney, Joseph Muschiano, Robert Riesman4
SOUTH CAROLINA506,283
(44.0%)
573,458
(49.8%)
64,386
(5.6%)
7,562
(0.7%)
SC
Thomas H. McLean, Elizabeth G. "Betty" Cox, Lonnie Rowell, Michael F. Davis, Cynthia F. Costa, Daniel A. Richardson Sr., Walter "Buddy" P. Witherspoon, Bob Taylor8
SOUTH DAKOTA139,333
(43.0%)
150,543
(46.5%)
31,250
(9.7%)
2,700
(0.8%)
SD
William J. Janklow, Joel Rosenthal, Carole Boos3
TENNESSEE909,146
(48.0%)
863,530
(45.6%)
105,918
(5.6%)
15,511
(0.8%)
TN
Dorothy Crook, M. Inez Crutchfield, Jane G. Eskind, Gwen Fleming, Benjamin L. Hooks, Harlan Mathews, Ned McWherter, Olan Mills II, William N. "Bill" Morris, Anna Belle O'Brien, Harold G. Woods11
TEXAS2,459,683
(43.8%)
2,736,167
(48.8%)
378,537
(6.7%)
37,257
(0.7%)
TX
Evelyn Collins, Joel Franke, Jean Bensmiller, Donna Peterson, Ben G. Raimer, David Thackston, Kay Copeland, Greg Davidson, Tonna Trumble, David Husband, M. A. Taylor, Nelda Eppes, Marian Faye Crossley, James Garvey, James E. Brandon, Doraline Daeley, Clint Inmon, Frank Corte Jr., Zeb D. Alford, Don Truman, Jonathan Gurwitz, Eric Thode, Mike Dugas, Leland Kirby, Melvin McCoy, Sarah McDougal, Charles D. Johnson, Melvin Cowart, Tina Hardcastle, Martin Daneman, Arthur Granado, Narciso Mendoza32
UTAH221,633
(33.3%)
361,911
(54.4%)
66,461
(10.0%)
15,624
(2.3%)
UT
Michael O. Leavitt, Joseph Cannon, Olene S. Walker, Chris Cannon, Arlene Ellis5
VERMONT137,894
(53.4%)
80,352
(31.1%)
31,024
(12.0%)
9,179
(3.6%)
VT
Pat Barr, Carolyn Nissen, Michael J. Obuchowski3
VIRGINIA1,091,060
(45.1%)
1,138,350
(47.1%)
159,861
(6.6%)
27,371
(1.1%)
VA
Robert R. Fountain, Gary Clarence Byler, Mary A. "Polly" Braswell, Patricia Strawn Bice, Michael W. D. "Mike" Brown, Hugh D. Key, Mark D. Franko, Frank O. Meeks, Ruth Aileen Hancock, Vincent A. DiBenedetto III, Elaine Nunez McConnell, Anne R. Keast, Marilyn L. Lussen13
WASHINGTON1,123,323
(49.8%)
840,712
(37.3%)
201,003
(8.9%)
88,799
(3.9%)
WA
Nancy Rust, Leora Province, Mike Barr, Barbara McFarlin-Kosiec, Claude Brewer, Nancy Pease Hogan, Ray Naugle, Doreen Cato, John Thompson, Joe Nilsson, Jody Buckley11
WEST VIRGINIA327,812
(51.5%)
233,946
(36.8%)
71,639
(11.3%)
3,062
(0.5%)
WV
Barbara Evans Fleischauer, Daniel P. Lutz, Violet Midkiff, Rebecca I. White, Sarah Lee Neal5
WISCONSIN1,071,971
(48.8%)
845,029
(38.5%)
227,339
(10.4%)
51,830
(2.4%)
WI
Jeffrey Neubauer, Mala McGhee, Sue Miller, Karen Sostarich, Rosemarie McDowell, Robert Schweder, Melissa Schroeder, Doug Oitzinger, Heidi Schwoch, Martha Love, Rober Friebert11
WYOMING77,934
(36.8%)
105,388
(49.8%)
25,928
(12.3%)
2,321
(1.1%)
WY
Becky Constantino, Jim Geringer, Lorraine Quarberg3
TOTALS47,402,357
(49.2%)
39,198,755
(40.7%)
8,085,402
(8.4%)
1,591,120
(1.7%)

ELECTORAL
VOTES
37915900
In 1996, 538 electoral votes were available; 270 votes were needed to secure the win.

Total popular vote - 96,277,634



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Other 1996 Candidates
Presidential Candidate
Vice Presidential Candidate
Party Votes
Ralph Nader (CT)
Winona LaDuke (MN)***
Green 685,128
Harry Browne (TN)
Jo Jorgensen (SC)
Libertarian 485,798
Howard Phillips (VA)
Herbert W. Titus (OR)****
U.S. Taxpayers 184,820
John Hagelin (IA)
Vinton D. Tompkins
Natural Law 113,670
Monica Gail Moorehead (NJ)
Gloria Estela La Riva (CA)
Workers World 29,083
Marsha Feinland (CA)
Kate McClatchy (MA)
Peace and Freedom 25,332
Charles Edwin Collins (GA)
Rosemary Giumarra (CA)
independent 8,952
James E. Harris, Jr. (GA)
Laura Garza (NY?/FL?)
Socialist Workers 8,476
Dennis Peron (CA)
Arlin D. Troutt, Jr. (MN?)
Grassroots 5,378
Mary Cal Hollis (CO)
Eric Chester (MA)
Socialist 4,766
Jerome White (MI)
Fred Mazelis (MI?/NY?)
Socialist Equality 2,438
Diane Beall Templin (CA)
Gary Van Horn (UT)
American 1,847
Earl Farwell Dodge (CO)
Rachel Catherine Bubar Kelly (IL?/ME?)
Prohibition 1,298
Alma Peter Crane (UT)
Connie Chandler (UT)
Independent Party of Utah 1,101
Justice Ralph Forbes (AR)
Andy Anderson
America First 932
John Birrenbach (MN) Independent Grassroots 787
Isabell Masters (FL?/KS?) Looking Back 752
Steve Michael (DC?) AIDS Cure 408
misc. write-ins, none of the above, etc. ***** - 30,154
*** In several states Nader's vice presidential running mate was listed as one of the following: Anne E.R. Goeke in two states, Madelyn Hoffman in one state, and Muriel Tillinghast in one state.

**** In two states Phillips' vice presidential running mate was listed as Joseph A. Zdonczyk (CT). In at least three states his running mate was listed as Albion W. Knight, Jr.

***** Neither this line nor the overall total includes 123,000 miscellaneous write-ins, blank, and void votes compiled into one total in New York.



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