United States presidential election in Nevada, 1992

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United States presidential election in Nevada, 1992
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November 3, 1992 → 1996

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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 4 0 0
Popular vote 189,148 175,828 132,580
Percentage 37.36% 34.73% 26.19%

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County Results

President before election

George H. W. Bush

Elected President

Bill Clinton

The 1992 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 3, 1992, as part of the 1992 United States presidential election. Voters chose four representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Nevada was won by Governor Bill Clinton (D-Arkansas) with 37.36% of the popular vote over incumbent President George H.W. Bush (R-Texas) with 34.73%. Businessman Ross Perot (I-Texas) finished in third with 26.19% of the popular vote.[1] Clinton ultimately won the national vote, defeating incumbent President Bush and Perot.[2]

Clinton's win, although narrow, would mark the beginning of Nevada's transition from a safe Republican state into a swing state; in all three presidential elections held in the 1980s, Republicans had dominated Nevada by double digit margins and swept every county in the state. Although Clinton carried only 2 of the state's 17 counties, his win in Clark County, where Las Vegas is located, and the most populous county in the state, would prove the key to this and future Democratic victories in Nevada.


United States presidential election in Nevada, 1992[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton 189,148 37.36% 4
Republican George H.W. Bush (incumbent) 175,828 34.73% 0
Independent Ross Perot 132,580 26.19% 0
America First James "Bo" Gritz 2,892 0.57% 0
N/A "None of these candidates" 2,537 0.50% 0
Libertarian Andre Marrou 1,835 0.36% 0
American Independent Howard Phillips 677 0.13% 0
New Alliance Lenora Fulani 483 0.10% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin 338 0.07% 0
Totals 506,318 100.0% 4


  1. ^ a b "1992 Presidential General Election Results - Nevada". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "1992 Presidential General Election Results". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 8 June 2012.