United States presidential election in Kentucky, 1996

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United States presidential election in Kentucky, 1996
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  Bill Clinton.jpg Bob Dole, PCCWW photo portrait.JPG Ross Perot.jpg
Nominee Bill Clinton Bob Dole Ross Perot
Party Democratic Republican Reform
Home state Arkansas Kansas Texas
Running mate Al Gore Jack Kemp Patrick Choate
Electoral vote 8 0 0
Popular vote 636,614 623,283 120,396
Percentage 45.8% 44.9% 8.7%

County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton

Elected President

Bill Clinton

The 1996 United States presidential election in Kentucky 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.

Kentucky was won by President Bill Clinton (D) over Senator Bob Dole (R-KS), with Clinton winning 45.84% to 44.88% by a margin of 0.96%. Billionaire businessman Ross Perot (Reform Party of the United States of America-TX) finished in third with 8.67% of the popular vote.[1] As of 2016, this is the last time that the Democratic nominee carried Kentucky.


United States presidential election in Kentucky, 1996
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton (incumbent) Al Gore (incumbent) 636,614 45.84% 8
Republican Bob Dole Jack Kemp 623,283 44.88% 0
Reform Ross Perot Patrick Choate 120,396 8.67% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne Jo Jorgensen 4,009 0.29% 0
U.S. Taxpayers' Howard Phillips Herbert Titus 2,204 0.16% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin Dr. V. Tompkins 1,493 0.11% 0
Write-in Ralph Nader Winona LaDuke 701 0.05% 0
No party Write-in 8 0.00% 0


  1. ^ Dave Leip's Atlas of United States Presidential Election Results - 1996 Kentucky Results

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