Georgia was won by GovernorBill Clinton (D-AR). The presidential contest in the Peach state was the closest of any state that year with Clinton winning 43.47% to 42.88% over Incumbent PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush ((R) by a razor thin margin of 0.59%. This made it the first time that Georgia had voted Democratic since 1980, when it voted for Jimmy Carter, who was the former Governor. The state has remained Republican since this election. From the mid-1960s until about the early 1990s, Georgia was a swing state in presidential elections, but also a state in which Democrats generally dominanted congressional and state and local elections. Billionaire Businessman Ross Perot (I-TX) finished in third with a significant 13.34% of the popular vote in the Peach state. This is the last time that Democrats would carry Georgia's electoral votes in a presidential election. Following this election Georgia would gradually became a 'red state' following the Republican Revolution of 1994.