United States presidential election in Arizona, 1996

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United States presidential election in Arizona, 1996
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  Bill Clinton.jpg Bob Dole, PCCWW photo portrait.JPG RossPerotColor.jpg
Nominee Bill Clinton Bob Dole Ross Perot
Party Democratic Republican Reform
Home state Arkansas Kansas Texas
Running mate Al Gore Jack Kemp Pat Choate
Electoral vote 8 0 0
Popular vote 653,288 622,073 112,072
Percentage 46.5% 44.3% 8.0%

County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton

Elected President

Bill Clinton

The 1996 United States presidential election in Arizona took place on November 5, 1996 as part of the 1996 United States presidential election. Voters chose 8 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Arizona was won by President Bill Clinton (D) over Senator Bob Dole (R-KS), with Clinton winning 46.52% to 44.29% by a margin of 2.23%.[1][2] This marks the only time after the 1948 election when a Democratic nominee carried this usually Republican state. Clinton had come fairly close to winning Arizona in the 1992 election. In his re-election bid, he was able to gain a larger share of the vote in Democratic-leaning Pima County as well as most of northern Arizona. He also increased his support in Maricopa County, although it was again carried by the Republican candidate. His statewide margin of victory was slightly over 31,000 votes out of about 1.4 million cast. Billionaire businessman Ross Perot (Reform-TX) finished in third with 7.98% of the popular vote. Exit polls suggest he did not change the outcome.[3] As of 2016, this is the last time that a Democrat won Arizona in a presidential election and the only time after 1948 that they won. As of 2017, this is the last election in which Navajo County, Gila County, La Paz County, and Greenlee County voted for the Democratic candidate.


United States presidential election in Arizona, 1996
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton (incumbent) Al Gore 653,288 46.52% 8
Republican Robert Dole Jack Kemp 622,073 44.29% 0
Reform Ross Perot Patrick Choate 112,072 7.98% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne Jo Jorgensen 14,358 1.02% 0
Green Ralph Nader Winona LaDuke 2,062 0.15% 0
U.S. Taxpayers' Howard Phillips 347 0.02% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin Dr. V. Tompkins 153 0.01% 0
No Party Charles Collins Rosemary Giumarra 36 0.00% 0
No party Write-in 16 0.00% 0
Totals 1,404,405 100.00% 8


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