United States presidential election in Georgia, 1992
|Elections in Georgia|
The 1992 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 3, 1992 throughout all 50 states and D.C., which was part of the 1992 United States presidential election. Voters chose 13 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.
Georgia was won by Governor Bill Clinton (D-AR). The presidential contest in the Peach state was the closest of any state that year with Clinton winning 43.47% to 42.88% over Incumbent President George H. W. Bush (R) by a razor thin margin of 0.59%. This made it the first time that Georgia had voted Democratic since 1980, when it voted for Jimmy Carter, who was the former Governor. The state has remained Republican since this election. From the mid-1960s until about the early 1990s, Georgia was a swing state in presidential elections, but also a state in which Democrats generally dominated congressional and state and local elections. Billionaire Businessman Ross Perot (I-TX) finished in third with a significant 13.34% of the popular vote in the Peach state. This is the last time that Democrats would carry Georgia's electoral votes in a presidential election. Following this election Georgia would gradually become a 'red state' following the Republican Revolution of 1994.
However, despite Clinton's victory in the Peach state, Republicans made significant gains during coincidal congressional elections with former state Senator and Peace Corps Director Paul Coverdell's (R) victory over Incumbent U.S. Senator Wyche Fowler (D) in the Senate election runoff and gaining three of Georgia's U.S. House seats.
The Peach state and the state of Vermont almost never voted for the same party. Georgia never voted Republican until 1964, it's a traditionally Republican state today. Coincidentally, Vermont never voted Democratic until 1964, it's a traditionally Democratic state today. The 1992 election is the only election where Georgia and Vermont vote for a Democrat together. (They voted Republican together in 1972, 1984, and 1988) In fact, in 1992, Georgia and Vermont were tied for being the first states to be won by Bill Clinton (alongside New Hampshire), despite how close the races were.
|United States presidential election in Georgia, 1992|
|Party||Candidate||Running mate||Votes||Percentage||Electoral votes|
|Democratic||Bill Clinton||Al Gore||1,008,966||43.47%||13|
|Republican||George H. W. Bush||Dan Quayle||995,252||42.88%||0|
|Independent||Ross Perot||James Stockdale||309,657||13.34%||0|
|Libertarian||Andre Marrou||Nancy Lord||7,110||0.31%||0|
|America First||James "Bo" Gritz (write-in)||Cyril Minett||78||0.0%||0|
|New Alliance Party||Lenora Fulani (write-in)||Maria Elizabeth Muñoz||44||0.0%||0|
|Socialist Workers||James Warren (write-in)||Estelle DeBates||9||0.0%||0|
|Taxpayers||Howard Phillips (write-in)||Albion Knight, Jr.||7||0.0%||0|
|Voter turnout (Voting age)||47%|