Missouri gubernatorial election, 1996

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Missouri gubernatorial election, 1996
Missouri
1992 ←
November 5, 1996 → 2000

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Nominee Mel Carnahan Margaret B. Kelly
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,224,801 866,268
Percentage 57.17% 40.43%

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County results

Governor before election

Mel Carnahan
Democratic

Elected Governor

Mel Carnahan
Democratic

The Missouri gubernatorial election of 1996 was Missouri's forty-ninth gubernatorial election. The election was held on November 5, 1996 and resulted in a victory for the Democratic nominee, incumbent Governor Mel Carnahan, over the Republican candidate, State Auditor Margaret B. Kelly, and Libertarian J. Mark Oglesby.

Governor Carnahan died in a plane crash on October 16, 2000, near the end of this term, and was replaced by Lt. Gov. Roger B. Wilson.[1]

Results[edit]

1996 gubernatorial election, Missouri[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Mel Carnahan (incumbent) 1,224,801 57.17 -1.51
Republican Margaret B. Kelly 866,268 40.43 -0.89
Libertarian J. Mark Oglesby 51,432 2.40 +2.40
N/A V. Marvalene Pankey (write-in) 10 0.00
N/A Jock Peacock (write-in) 7 0.00
Majority 358,533 16.73 -0.63
Turnout 2,142,518 41.87 -3.94
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SOS, Missouri - State Archives: Governors". Sos.mo.gov. Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  2. ^ "MO Governor Race - Nov 05, 1996". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  3. ^ "Official Election Returns - November 5, 1996 General Election". Sos.mo.gov. Retrieved 2013-02-11.