United States presidential election in California, 1996

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United States presidential election in California, 1996
California
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November 5, 1996
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  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 James Campbell
Electoral vote 54 0 0
Popular vote 5,119,835 3,828,380 697,847
Percentage 51.10% 38.21% 6.96%

California Presidential Election Results by County, 1996.svg

County Results
  Clinton—70-80%
  Clinton—60-70%
  Clinton—50-60%
  Clinton—<50%
  Dole—<50%
  Dole—50-60%

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

The 1996 United States presidential election in California took place on November 5, 1996 as part of the 1996 United States presidential election. Voters chose 54 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

California, was won by Incumbent President Bill Clinton (D) over Senator Bob Dole (R), with Clinton winning 51.1% to 38.21% by a margin of 12.89%. Billionaire businessman Ross Perot (Reform Party) finished in third with 6.96% of the popular vote.[1]

California is one of thirteen states where on the election ballot, James Campbell of California, Perot's former boss at IBM, was listed as a stand-in Vice-Presidential candidate. [1][2]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in California, 1996[1][3]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton (incumbent) Al Gore 5,119,835 51.10% 54
Republican Bob Dole Jack Kemp 3,828,380 38.21% 0
Reform Ross Perot James Campbell 697,847 6.96% 0
Green Ralph Nader Winona LaDuke 237,016 2.37% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne Jo Jorgensen 73,600 0.73% 0
Peace and Freedom Marsha Feinland Kate McClatchy 25,332 0.25% 0
Taxpayers’ Howard Phillips Herbert Titus 21,202 0.21% 0
Natural Law John Hagelin Dr. V. Tompkins 15,403 0.15% 0
Write-in Charles Collins 765 0.01% 0
Write-in James Harris 77 0.00% 0
Write-in Joel Neuberg 13 0.00% 0
Write-in Willie Carter 12 0.00% 0
Write-in Isabell Masters 2 0.00% 0
Invalid or blank votes 242,155 2.36%
Totals 10,261,639 100.0% 54
Voter turnout 65.53%

Results Breakdown[edit]

By county[edit]

County Clinton Votes Dole Votes Perot Votes Nader Votes Others Votes
San Francisco 72.24% 209,777 15.66% 45,479 3.33% 9,659 7.39% 21,471 1.38% 3,999
Alameda 65.77% 303,903 23.07% 106,581 5.25% 24,270 4.42% 20,432 1.48% 6,858
San Mateo 60.55% 152,304 29.22% 73,508 5.98% 15,047 2.92% 7,336 1.33% 3,337
Los Angeles 59.34% 1,430,629 30.96% 746,544 6.54% 157,752 1.91% 45,977 1.25% 30,112
Marin 58.04% 67,406 28.17% 32,714 5.65% 6,559 6.34% 7,360 1.81% 2,101
Yolo 56.88% 33,033 32.38% 18,807 5.42% 3,150 4.09% 2,377 1.23% 712
Santa Clara 56.88% 297,639 32.16% 168,291 6.67% 34,908 2.35% 12,312 1.94% 10,141
Santa Cruz 56.52% 58,250 26.94% 27,766 6.36% 6,555 7.57% 7,803 2.61% 2,688
Contra Costa 55.73% 196,512 35.15% 123,954 5.79% 20,416 2.08% 7,334 1.24% 4,386
Sonoma 55.57% 100,738 29.54% 53,555 7.65% 13,862 5.27% 9,547 1.98% 3,595
Imperial 55.27% 14,591 36.76% 9,705 6.73% 1,778 0.58% 154 0.65% 172
Solano 55.12% 64,644 34.74% 40,742 7.40% 8,682 1.59% 1,868 1.15% 1,343
Monterey 53.15% 57,700 36.66% 39,794 6.67% 7,240 2.20% 2,391 1.32% 1,433
Napa 50.89% 24,588 36.09% 17,439 8.80% 4,254 2.57% 1,242 1.65% 796
San Benito 50.55% 7,030 38.72% 5,384 7.51% 1,044 1.70% 236 1.52% 212
Sacramento 49.83% 203,019 40.76% 166,049 5.86% 23,856 2.24% 9,142 1.31% 5,348
Lake 48.90% 10,432 34.96% 7,458 11.90% 2,539 2.73% 583 1.51% 323
Santa Barbara 46.87% 70,650 42.40% 63,915 6.27% 9,457 3.17% 4,774 1.29% 1,949
Merced 46.41% 21,786 44.41% 20,847 7.30% 3,427 0.98% 462 0.89% 416
San Joaquin 46.34% 67,253 44.87% 65,131 6.68% 9,692 1.03% 1,501 1.08% 1,563
Stanislaus 45.93% 53,738 44.79% 52,403 7.14% 8,360 1.00% 1,172 1.14% 1,334
Mendocino 45.74% 14,952 29.87% 9,765 11.27% 3,685 11.04% 3,608 2.09% 682
Fresno 45.32% 94,448 47.42% 98,813 5.26% 10,962 1.21% 2,523 0.79% 1,647
San Bernardino 44.36% 183,372 43.58% 180,135 9.51% 39,330 1.25% 5,150 1.30% 5,368
Humboldt 44.17% 24,628 35.52% 19,803 10.42% 5,811 8.34% 4,651 1.55% 864
San Diego 44.11% 389,964 45.57% 402,876 7.13% 63,037 1.79% 15,858 1.40% 12,416
Ventura 44.10% 110,772 43.47% 109,202 9.18% 23,054 1.88% 4,732 1.37% 3,434
Kings 43.59% 11,254 47.91% 12,368 6.76% 1,745 0.79% 205 0.94% 243
Riverside 43.05% 168,579 45.61% 178,611 9.06% 35,481 1.23% 4,814 1.05% 4,128
Alpine 42.02% 258 43.00% 264 10.26% 63 3.09% 19 1.63% 10
Del Norte 41.08% 3,652 41.29% 3,670 13.78% 1,225 2.24% 199 1.61% 143
Tuolumne 40.73% 8,950 47.27% 10,386 8.76% 1,925 1.94% 427 1.29% 284
Amador 40.60% 5,868 47.54% 6,870 8.77% 1,267 1.83% 264 1.27% 183
San Luis Obispo 40.19% 40,395 46.50% 46,733 8.16% 8,204 3.83% 3,854 1.31% 1,314
Calaveras 38.63% 6646 48.12% 8,279 9.37% 1,612 1.96% 338 1.92% 331
Mono 38.62% 1,580 46.00% 1,882 10.93% 447 2.35% 96 2.10% 86
Butte 38.53% 30,651 48.98% 38,961 8.04% 6,393 3.03% 2,409 1.43% 1,136
Siskiyou 38.39% 7,022 47.30% 8,653 10.27% 1,879 2.03% 372 2.01% 367
Tulare 38.06% 32,669 53.90% 46,272 5.95% 5,106 0.86% 737 1.24% 1,062
Orange 37.88% 327,485 51.67% 446,717 7.66% 66,195 1.37% 11,842 1.43% 12,337
Yuba 37.42% 5,789 51.53% 7,971 8.46% 1,308 1.30% 201 1.30% 201
Trinity 37.38% 2,203 42.93% 2,530 14.53% 856 2.70% 159 2.46% 145
Placer 37.05% 34,981 52.75% 49,808 6.93% 6,542 1.99% 1,875 1.29% 1,221
Mariposa 36.73% 2,920 50.02% 3,976 9.17% 729 2.42% 192 1.66% 132
Madera 36.70% 11,254 53.85% 16,510 7.15% 2,192 1.23% 376 1.08% 330
Colusa 36.60% 2,054 54.29% 3,047 7.20% 404 0.75% 42 1.16% 65
Kern 36.56% 62,658 53.77% 92,151 7.85% 13,452 0.75% 1,289 1.07% 1,841
El Dorado 36.33% 22,957 51.84% 32,759 8.03% 5,077 2.28% 1,439 1.53% 964
Plumas 36.31% 3,540 50.31% 4,905 9.43% 919 2.19% 214 1.76% 172
Tehama 35.66% 7,290 50.34% 10,292 11.37% 2,325 1.20% 245 1.42% 291
Nevada 35.56% 15,369 50.40% 21,784 7.70% 3,330 4.85% 2,097 1.48% 639
Sutter 34.37% 8,504 57.64% 14,264 6.20% 1,533 0.84% 208 0.95% 236
Inyo 34.36% 2,601 51.84% 3,924 10.71% 811 1.68% 127 1.40% 106
Lassen 33.60% 3,318 52.60% 5,194 10.94% 1,080 1.33% 131 1.54% 152
Sierra 33.57% 573 51.38% 877 9.96% 170 2.34% 40 2.75% 47
Shasta 33.11% 20,848 55.17% 34,736 9.33% 5,875 1.07% 675 1.31% 827
Glenn 32.04% 2,841 56.86% 5,041 8.89% 788 0.96% 85 1.25% 111
Modoc 31.79% 1,368 53.10% 2,285 12.27% 528 1.14% 49 1.70% 73

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dave Leip's Atlas of United States Presidential Election Results - 1996 California Results
  2. ^ Perot Names Stand-in Veep Candidate
  3. ^ Statement of Vote November 5, 1996 Prepared by Bill Jones California Secretary of State(access date 2012-02-05)


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