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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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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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Bob Dole (KS)
Republican

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


COMING SOON.


STATES VOTING/VOTES (538 TOTAL):
379
159
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:
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 Colombia)