United States presidential election in Arkansas, 1996

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United States presidential election in Arkansas, 1996
1992 ←
November 5, 1996 → 2000

  Bill Clinton.jpg Bob Dole, PCCWW photo portrait.JPG Ross Perot.jpg
Nominee Bill Clinton Bob Dole Ross Perot
Party Democratic Republican Reform
Home state Arkansas Kansas Texas
Running mate Al Gore Jack Kemp Pat Choate
Electoral vote 6 0 0
Popular vote 475,171 325,416 69,884
Percentage 53.7% 36.8% 7.9%

President before election

Bill Clinton

Elected President

Bill Clinton

The 1996 United States presidential election in Arkansas took place on November 5, 1996, as part of the 1996 United States presidential election. Voters chose 6 electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Arkansas was won by President Bill Clinton (D-AR) by a 17 percentage point margin of victory.[1] The presidential election in the Natural State was a critical victory for the Democratic ticket, because Arkansas is Clinton's home state. Dole did not put up a challenge in Arkansas, and neither did billionaire businessman Ross Perot (Ref-TX), who had unsuccessfully run for president as an Independent in the previous election. Perot in 1996 won 7.9 percent of the popular vote in the Natural State, a significant total for a third party candidate. As of 2012, the 1996 election was the last time that a Democratic presidential nominee has won in Arkansas; the state has gone Republican in each presidential election, starting in 2000.


United States presidential election in Arkansas, 1996
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton (incumbent) Al Gore 475,171 53.74% 6
Republican Robert Dole Jack Kemp 325,416 36.80% 0
Reform Ross Perot Patrick Choate 69,884 7.90% 0
Green Coalition Ralph Nader Winona LaDuke 3,649 0.41% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne Jo Jorgensen 3,076 0.35% 0
U.S. Taxpayers' Party AR Howard Phillips Herbert Titus 2,065 0.23% 0
America First Justice Ralph Forbes Andy Anderson 932 0.11% 0
Independent Charles Collins Rosemary Giumarra 823 0.09% 0
Looking Back Isabell Masters Shirley Masters 749 0.08% 0
Workers World Party Monica Moorehead Gloria La Riva 747 0.08% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin Dr. V. Tompkins 729 0.08% 0
Socialist AR Mary Cal Hollis Eric Chester 538 0.06% 0
Prohibition Earl Dodge Rachel Kelly 483 0.05% 0


  1. ^ Dave Leip's Atlas of United States Presidential Election Results - 1996 Arkansas Results