United States elections, 1992

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The 1992 United States general election elected the members of the 63rd United States Congress. The election took place after the redistricting that resulted from the 1990 Census. Democrats won control of the presidency and both chambers of Congress for the first time since the Republican victory in the 1980 elections.

In the presidential election, Democratic Governor Bill Clinton of Arkansas defeated Republican President George H.W. Bush and Texas businessman Ross Perot. Perot, an independent candidate, won the largest share of the popular vote of any third party or independent candidate since Theodore Roosevelt's 1912 candidacy.

Democrats lost a handful of House seats but easily held onto their majority in the chamber.[1]

A small number of seats changed hands in the Senate, but Democrats retained a comfortable majority.[2]

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  1. ^ "Party Divisions of the House of Representatives". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Party Division in the Senate, 1789-Present". United States Senate. Retrieved 25 June 2014.