North Carolina gubernatorial election, 1996

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North Carolina gubernatorial election, 1996
North Carolina
1992 ←
5 November 1996
→ 2000

  Jim Hunt.jpg Robin Hayes, official 109th Congress photo.jpg
Nominee Jim Hunt Robin Hayes
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,436,638 1,097,053
Percentage 55.98% 42.75%

NC Governor Election County Map 1996.PNG

County Results

Governor before election

Jim Hunt
Democratic

Elected Governor

Jim Hunt
Democratic

The North Carolina gubernatorial election of 1996 was held on 5 November 1996. The general election was fought between the Democratic nominee Jim Hunt and the Republican nominee Robin Hayes. Hunt won by 56% to 43%, winning his fourth term as Governor.

Primaries[edit]

Republican[edit]

1996 North Carolina gubernatorial Republican primary election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Robin Hayes 140,351 50.20
Republican Richard Vinroot 127,916 45.75
Republican Ken Rogers 6,101 2.18
Republican Art Manning 5,242 1.87
Turnout 279,610

Democratic[edit]

Jim Hunt won the Democratic nomination unopposed.[1]

General election results[edit]

1996 North Carolina gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jim Hunt 1,436,638 55.98
Republican Robin Hayes 1,097,053 42.75
Libertarian Scott D. Yost 17,559 0.68
Natural Law Julia Van Witt 14,792 0.58
Turnout 2,942,062

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "North Carolina DataNet #46". University of North Carolina. April 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-12.