United States presidential election in Arizona, 1992

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United States presidential election in Arizona, 1992

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Nominee George H.W. Bush Bill Clinton Ross Perot
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Home state Texas Arkansas Texas
Running mate Dan Quayle Al Gore James Stockdale
Electoral vote 8 0 0
Popular vote 572,086 543,050 353,741
Percentage 38.47% 36.52% 23.79%

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County Results

President before election

George H. W. Bush
Republican

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

The 1992 United States presidential election in Arizona took place on November 3, 1992, as part of the 1992 United States presidential election. Voters chose eight representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Arizona was won by incumbent President George H.W. Bush (R-Texas) with 38.47 percent of the popular vote over Governor Bill Clinton (D-Arkansas) with 36.52 percent. Businessman Ross Perot (I-Texas) finished in third, with 23.79 percent of the popular vote.[1] Clinton ultimately won the national vote, defeating incumbent President Bush. Bush very narrowly won in Arizona by a margin of 1.95%, and Clinton went on to win the state in the 1996 election narrowly over Bob Dole.[2]

In achieving the best performance by a Democrat in Arizona since Lyndon Johnson's landslide in 1964 – when Goldwater held the state by five thousand votes due to a "favourite son" vote in the Phoenix metropolitan area – Clinton broke some notable county droughts. He placed Cochise County in the Democratic camp for the first time since 1964 and last to date,[3] Pima County and Santa Cruz County also voted Democratic for the first time since 1964, whilst Flagstaff's Coconino County voted Democratic for the first time since Harry S. Truman carried it in 1948. These three counties have since stayed reliably Democratic in presidential elections.[4]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Arizona, 1992[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George H.W. Bush (incumbent) 572,086 38.47% 8
Democratic Bill Clinton 543,050 36.52% 0
Independent Ross Perot 353,741 23.79% 0
America First James "Bo" Gritz 8,141 0.55% 0
Libertarian Andre Marrou 6,759 0.45% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin 2,277 0.15% 0
New Alliance Party Lenora Fulani 917 0.06% 0
Democrats for Economic Recovery Lyndon LaRouche (write-in) 8 >0.01% 0
Totals 1,486,975 100.0% 8

Results by county[edit]

George Herbert Walker Bush
Republican
William Jefferson Clinton
Democratic
Henry Ross Perot
Reform
Andre Verne Marrou
Libertarian
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % # % #
Apache 4,588 25.13% 11,218 61.44% 1,979 10.84% 94 0.51% 379 2.08% -6,630 -36.31% 18,258
Cochise 12,202 36.81% 12,701 38.31% 7,857 23.70% 149 0.45% 241 0.73% -499 -1.51% 33,150
Coconino 13,769 32.31% 18,888 44.32% 9,363 21.97% 273 0.64% 325 0.76% -5,119 -12.01% 42,618
Gila 5,781 31.29% 7,571 40.97% 4,694 25.40% 98 0.53% 334 1.80% -1,790 -9.69% 18,478
Graham 4,169 42.98% 3,391 34.96% 1,860 19.18% 29 0.30% 250 2.58% 778 8.02% 9,699
Greenlee 1,451 36.34% 1,695 42.45% 794 19.88% 4 0.10% 49 1.23% -244 -6.11% 3,993
La Paz 1,599 32.23% 1,808 36.44% 1,488 29.99% 31 0.63% 35 0.71% -209 -4.21% 4,961
Maricopa 360,049 41.06% 285,457 32.56% 221,475 25.26% 3,742 0.43% 6,109 0.70% 74,592 8.51% 876,832
Mohave 13,684 33.69% 13,255 32.63% 12,706 31.28% 280 0.69% 691 1.70% 429 1.06% 40,616
Navajo 7,994 32.45% 10,882 44.17% 4,787 19.43% 139 0.56% 836 3.39% -2,888 -11.72% 24,638
Pima 97,036 34.47% 128,569 45.68% 53,925 19.16% 1,268 0.45% 686 0.24% -31,533 -11.20% 281,484
Pinal 11,669 31.76% 15,468 42.10% 9,231 25.13% 136 0.37% 235 0.64% -3,799 -10.34% 36,739
Santa Cruz 3,024 37.43% 3,512 43.47% 1,447 17.91% 46 0.57% 51 0.63% -488 -6.04% 8,080
Yavapai 23,419 39.42% 18,268 30.75% 16,409 27.62% 322 0.54% 997 1.68% 5,151 8.67% 59,415
Yuma 11,652 41.55% 10,367 36.97% 5,726 20.42% 148 0.53% 152 0.54% 1,285 4.58% 28,045
Totals 572,086 38.47% 543,050 36.52% 353,741 23.79% 6,759 0.45% 11,370 0.76% 29,036 1.95% 1,487,006

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State of Arizona Official Canvass - General Election - November 3, 1992" (PDF). Arizona Office of the Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 14, 2009. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "1992 Presidential General Election Results". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  4. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, p. 148 ISBN 0786422173