United States presidential election in California, 1992

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United States presidential election in California, 1992
California
1988 ←
November 3, 1992 → 1996

  Bill Clinton.jpg 43 George H.W. Bush 3x4.jpg Ross Perot.jpg
Nominee Bill Clinton George H. W. Bush Ross Perot
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Home state Arkansas Texas Texas
Running mate Al Gore Dan Quayle James Stockdale
Electoral vote 54 0 0
Popular vote 5,121,325 3,630,574 2,296,006
Percentage 46.01% 32.61% 20.63%

California Presidential Election Results by County, 1992.svg

County Results
  Clinton—70-80%
  Clinton—60-70%
  Clinton—50-60%
  Clinton—40-50%
  Clinton—<40%
  Bush—<40%
  Bush—40-50%
  Bush—50-60%
  Perot—<40%

President before election

George H. W. Bush
Republican

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic


The 1992 United States presidential election in California took place on November 3, 1992 throughout all 50 states and D.C., which was part of the 1992 United States presidential election. Voters chose 54 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President. This was the first time that California had voted for a Democratic presidential nominee since Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1964 election, and Clinton's win in this state changed its status from reliably Republican to decisively Democratic to the present, and the state maintains the largest number of electoral votes in the Electoral College.

California voted for the Democratic challenger, Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton, over the Republican incumbent, George H. W. Bush, the first time the state voted Democratic since 1964. Ross Perot won only one county: Trinity County, California.

California has voted increasingly Democratic despite Reagan's decisive wins in his home state during the 1980 and 1984 elections, Changing demographics made the state much closer and Michael Dukakis only narrowly fell short of winning California in 1988. The Early 1990s recession was blamed on George H. W. Bush, causing a rise in unemployment in construction and real estate, and Bush had also raised taxes despite a campaign promise to never raise taxes, causing a split of voters to defect towards Ross Perot. This ultimately gave Bill Clinton a double digit victory in California, despite Bush's small margin of victory just four years earlier.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in California, 1992[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton 5,121,325 46.01% 54
Republican George H. W. Bush (incumbent) 3,630,574 32.61% 0
Independent Ross Perot 2,296,006 20.63% 0
Libertarian Andre Marrou 48,139 0.43% 0
Peace and Freedom Ron Daniels 18,597 0.17% 0
Taxpayers’ Howard Phillips 12,711 0.11% 0
America First James "Bo" Gritz (write-in) 3,077 0.03% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin] (write-in) 836 0.01% 0
Democrats for Economic Recovery Lyndon LaRouche (write-in) 180 >0.01% 0
Other write-ins 149 >0.01% 0
Independent Willie Carter (write-in) 131 >0.01% 0
Socialist Workers Party James Warren (write-in) 115 >0.01% 0
Independent Gene Smith (write-in) 18 >0.01% 0
Independent Isabell Masters (write-in) 12 >0.01% 0
Invalid or blank votes 242,844 2.13%
Totals 11,374,565 100.0% 54
Voter turnout 54.52%

Results Breakdown[edit]

By county[edit]

County Clinton Votes Bush Votes Perot Votes Others Votes
San Francisco 72.40% 233,263 17.80% 57,352 9.01% 29,018 0.80% 2,574
Alameda 63.04% 334,224 20.62% 109,292 15.40% 8,1643 0.94% 4,986
Marin 58.27% 76,158 23.32% 30,479 17.59% 22,986 0.83% 1,084
Santa Cruz 58.06% 66,183 21.86% 24,916 18.96% 21,615 1.12% 1,278
San Mateo 53.97% 149,232 27.15% 75,080 18.25% 50,465 0.63% 1,731
Yolo 53.33% 33,297 28.15% 17,574 17.73% 11,073 0.79% 492
Sonoma 52.78% 104,334 24.09% 47,619 22.19% 43,859 0.95% 1,879
Los Angeles 52.54% 1,446,529 29.04% 799,607 17.75% 488,624 0.68% 18,643
Contra Costa 50.93% 194,960 29.51% 112,965 18.94% 72,518 0.62% 2,380
Mendocino 50.21% 18,344 21.78% 7,958 26.69% 9,753 1.32% 483
Santa Clara 49.21% 296,265 28.38% 170,870 21.41% 128,895 1.00% 6,025
Solano 48.69% 64,320 29.43% 38,883 21.08% 27,851 0.80% 1,057
Humboldt 48.07% 28,854 30.49% 18,299 20.56% 12,340 0.88% 528
Monterey 47.01% 54,861 31.25% 36,461 20.97% 24,472 0.77% 895
Lake 45.44% 10,548 28.77% 6,678 24.97% 5,797 0.82% 190
Napa 45.30% 24,215 29.30% 15,662 24.60% 13,150 0.80% 428
Imperial 43.88% 11,109 38.55% 9,759 16.77% 4,247 0.80% 203
Sacramento 43.56% 197,540 35.36% 160,366 20.16% 91,412 0.92% 4,194
Santa Barbara 42.53% 69,215 35.25% 57,375 21.57% 35,105 0.65% 1,061
Fresno 42.17% 92,418 40.67% 89,137 16.56% 36,299 0.60% 1,307
San Benito 42.03% 5,354 32.28% 4,112 24.98% 3,182 0.71% 91
San Joaquin 41.28% 63,655 37.84% 58,355 20.24% 31,205 0.65% 995
Stanislaus 40.95% 52,415 36.93% 47,275 21.60% 27,651 0.52% 664
Merced 40.85% 20,133 36.48% 17,981 22.15% 10,914 0.52% 256
Siskiyou 39.91% 8,254 32.21% 6,660 26.92% 5,567 0.96% 198
Del Norte 38.91% 3,639 32.96% 3,083 27.53% 2,575 0.60% 56
Kings 38.91% 9,982 41.61% 10,673 19.10% 4,899 0.38% 97
San Bernardino 38.74% 183,634 37.24% 176,563 23.03% 109,183 0.99% 4,690
Riverside 38.64% 166,241 37.06% 159,457 23.76% 102,233 0.54% 2,344
San Luis Obispo 38.36% 40,136 34.78% 36,384 26.11% 27,314 0.75% 785
Butte 38.22% 32,489 37.18% 31,608 23.80% 20,231 0.81% 686
Tuolumne 38.12% 9,216 35.26% 8,525 26.03% 6,294 0.59% 143
Plumas 37.61% 3,742 36.17% 3,599 25.64% 2,551 0.57% 57
San Diego 37.24% 367,397 35.69% 352,125 26.28% 259,249 0.80% 7,875
Ventura 36.99% 99,011 35.46% 94,911 26.84% 71,844 0.70% 1,881
Mariposa 36.48% 3,023 35.98% 2,982 26.68% 2,211 0.86% 71
Madera 35.92% 10,863 43.20% 13,066 20.35% 6,156 0.53% 160
Tehama 35.79% 7,508 35.36% 7,419 28.05% 5,884 0.80% 168
Calaveras 35.25% 5,989 35.35% 6,006 28.53% 4,848 0.87% 148
Tulare 35.22% 31,188 45.71% 40,482 18.55% 16,430 0.51% 453
Nevada 34.92% 15,433 39.24% 17,343 25.05% 11,072 0.80% 353
Sierra 34.83% 653 36.85% 691 27.68% 519 0.64% 12
Amador 34.25% 5,286 35.49% 5,477 29.50% 4,553 0.76% 118
Yuba 34.24% 5,785 43.40% 7,333 21.53% 3,637 0.83% 140
Mono 34.19% 1,489 36.05% 1,570 28.66% 1,248 1.10% 48
Alpine 34.07% 215 35.18% 222 29.48% 186 1.27% 8
Kern 33.75% 60,510 45.05% 80,762 20.58% 36,891 0.61% 1,100
Placer 33.69% 30,783 41.92% 38,298 23.80% 21,741 0.60% 544
Lassen 32.70% 3,388 37.02% 3,836 28.99% 3,004 1.29% 134
Trinity 32.63% 1,967 31.28% 1,886 34.70% 2,092 1.39% 84
El Dorado 32.38% 21,012 39.92% 25,906 26.97% 17,503 0.72% 466
Modoc 32.19% 1,489 38.98% 1,803 27.44% 1,269 1.38% 64
Colusa 31.91% 1,798 45.94% 2,589 21.40% 1,206 0.75% 42
Inyo 31.84% 2,695 43.58% 3,689 23.62% 1,999 0.96% 81
Shasta 31.61% 21,605 41.24% 28,190 26.32% 17,990 0.84% 574
Orange 31.56% 306,930 43.87% 426,613 23.90% 232,394 0.68% 6,612
Sutter 30.48% 7,883 50.10% 12,956 18.87% 4,881 0.54% 140
Glenn 30.24% 2,666 43.24% 3,812 25.84% 2,278 0.68% 60

By congressional district[edit]

District Bush Clinton Representative
1st 29% 47% Frank Riggs
Dan Hamburg
2nd 38% 35% Wally Herger
3rd 37% 41% Bob Matsui
Vic Fazio
4th 40% 34% Vic Fazio
John Doolittle
5th 31% 50% Nancy Pelosi
Doris Matsui
6th 30% 56% Barbara Boxer
Lynn Woolsey
7th 32% 67% George Miller
8th 14% 85% Nancy Pelosi
9th 13% 86% Barbara Lee
10th 40% 59% Ellen Tauscher
11th 54% 45% Richard Pombo
12th 27% 72% Tom Lantos
13th 28% 71% Pete Stark
14th 30% 68% Anna Eshoo
15th 36% 63% Mike Honda
16th 36% 63% Zoe Lofgren
17th 33% 66% Sam Farr
18th 50% 49% Dennis Cardoza
19th 61% 38% George Radanovich
20th 48% 51% Cal Dooley
Jim Costa
21st 65% 34% Devin Nunes
22nd 68% 31% Kevin McCarthy
23rd 40% 58% Lois Capps
24th 56% 43% Elton Gallegly
25th 59% 40% Howard McKeon
26th 55% 44% David Dreier
27th 39% 59% Brad Sherman
28th 28% 71% Howard Berman
29th 37% 61% Adam Schiff
30th 33% 66% Henry Waxman
31st 22% 77% Xavier Becerra
32nd 37% 62% Hilda Solis
33rd 16% 83% Diane Watson
34th 30% 69% Lucille Roybal-Allard
35th 20% 79% Maxine Waters
36th 40% 59% Jane Harman
37th 25% 74% Juanita Millender-McDonald
38th 34% 65% Grace Napolitano
39th 40% 59% Linda Sánchez
40th 60% 39% Ed Royce
41st 62% 37% Jerry Lewis
42nd 62% 37% Gary Miller
43rd 41% 58% Joe Baca
44th 59% 40% Ken Calvert
45th 56% 43% Mary Bono Mack
46th 57% 42% Dana Rohrabacher
47th 50% 49% Loretta Sanchez
48th 58% 40% Christopher Cox
John Campbell
49th 63% 36% Darrell Issa
50th 55% 44% Brian Bilbray
51st 46% 53% Bob Filner
52nd 61% 38% Duncan Hunter
53rd 38% 61% Susan Davis

References[edit]

  1. ^ "President" (PDF). California Secretary of State. 1992-12-12. Archived from the original on 2008-07-30. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 

See also[edit]