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1992 Presidential Election


Bill Clinton vs George H.W. Bush (November 3rd, 1992)


Bill Clinton of Arkansas, along with running mate Al Gore, handily defeated incumbent George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle to begin a two-term tenure for the Democrats.
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Bill Clinton (AR)
Democrat

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: Al Gore
Carried Home State (Arkansas): Yes
Incumbent Status: No
370
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
32 of 50 states carried (64%)


44,909,889
Popular Vote (53.5%)
168
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
18 of 50 states carried (36%)


39,104,545
Popular Vote (46.5%)
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Photograph of George H.W. Bush
George H.W. Bush (TX)
Republican

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: Dan Quayle
Carried Home State (Texas): Yes
Incumbent Status: Yes


COMING SOON.


STATES VOTING/VOTES (538 TOTAL):
370
168
Alabama (9)
Alaska (3)
Arizona (8)
Arkansas (6)
California (54)
Colorado (8)
Connecticut (8)
Delaware (3)
Florida (25)
Georgia (13)
Hawaii (4)
Idaho (4)
Illinois (22)
Indiana (12)
Iowa (7)
Kansas (6)
Kentucky (8)
Louisiana (9)
Maine (4)*
Maine (0)*
Maryland (10)
Massachusetts (12)
Michigan (18)
Minnesota (10)
Mississippi (7)
Missouri (11)
Montana (3)
Nebraska (5)*
Nebraska (0)*
Nevada (4)
New Hampshire (4)
New Jersey (15)
New Mexico (5)
New York (33)
North Carolina (14)
North Dakota (3)
Ohio (21)
Oklahoma (8)
Oregon (7)
Pennsylvania (23)
Rhode Island (4)
South Carolina (8)
South Dakota (3)
Tennessee (11)
Texas (32)
Utah (5)
Vermont (3)
Virginia (13)
Washington (11)
West Virginia (5)
Wisconsin (11)
Wyoming (3)
Dictrict of Colombia (3)


* Maine and Nebraska are the only two states that do not follow the 'winner-take-all' rule regarding their Electoral Votes per candidate. This allows for a more proportional division of the claimed Electoral Votes. States with a historically high number of Electoral Votes are shown in YELLOW. These are typically 'power states' needed by both sides to claim a clear victory. While these usually vote consistently along a party line, some have been shown to be 'swing states' with changing support from term-to-term.


NOTES:
The 1992 election featured businessman Ross Perot running as an Independent. He failed to carry a single state and netted 19,743,821 votes.
TOTAL ELECTORAL VOTES AVAILABLE by REGION:
NORTHEAST - 106 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont)
MIDWEST - 129 (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
WEST - 119 (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)
SOUTH - 181 (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia)
SPECIAL - 3 (District of Colombia)