United States presidential election in Arizona, 1992

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United States presidential election in Arizona, 1992
Arizona
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  43 George H.W. Bush 3x4.jpg 44 Bill Clinton 3x4.jpg RossPerotColor.jpg
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 38.5% 36.5% 23.8%

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County Results
  Clinton—60-70%
  Clinton—50-60%
  Clinton—40-50%
  Bush—40-50%
  Bush—50-60%

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% of the popular vote over Governor Bill Clinton (D-Arkansas) with 36.52%. Businessman Ross Perot (I-Texas) finished in third with 23.79% 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.[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

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