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1996 Presidential Election


Bill Clinton vs Bob Dole (November 5th, 1996)


Democratic incumbent Bill Clinton easily secured his second term against challenges from Republican Bob Dole and reformist Ross Perot.
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Photograph of Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton (AR)
Democrat

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: Al Gore
Carried Home State (Arkansas): Yes
Incumbent Status: Yes
379
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
31 of 50 states carried (62%)


47,401,185
Popular Vote (54.7%)
159
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
19 of 50 states carried (38%)


39,197,469
Popular Vote (45.3%)
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Photograph of Bob Dole
Bob Dole (KS)
Republican

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: Jack Kemp
Carried Home State (Kansas): Yes
Incumbent Status: No




NOTES:
Ross Perot was, again, featured as an Independent candidate. Again, he failed to carry a single state and netted 8,085,294 popular 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 Columbia)