United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1996

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United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1996

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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 23 0 0
Popular vote 2,215,819 1,801,169 430,984
Percentage 49.17% 39.97% 9.56%

Pennsylvania election 1996 map.svg
County Results
  Clinton—70-80%
  Clinton—50-60%
  Clinton—40-50%
  Dole—40-50%
  Dole—50-60%

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

The 1996 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on November 5, 1996. Voters chose 23 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Pennsylvania was won by President Bill Clinton by a margin of 9.2 percentage points.[1] Billionaire businessman Ross Perot (Reform Party of the United States of America-TX) finished in third, with 9.56% of the popular vote in Pennsylvania.[1]

In Pennsylvania, Bill Clinton received 49.2 percent of the vote, the same percentage as the national vote (when rounded to the nearest tenth). As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which the following counties voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate: Warren, Clinton, Westmoreland, Schuylkill, Armstrong, Columbia, Forest, and Indiana.[2]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1996[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton Al Gore 2,215,819 49.17% 23
Republican Bob Dole Jack Kemp 1,801,169 39.97% 0
Reform Ross Perot Patrick Choate 430,984 9.56% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne Jo Jorgensen 28,000 0.62% 0
Constitutional Howard Phillips Herbert Titus 19,552 0.43% 0
Totals 4,495,524 100.00% 23

Results by county[edit]

William Jefferson Clinton
Democratic
Robert Joseph Dole
Republican
Henry Ross Perot
Reform
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Adams 10,774 36.51% 15,338 51.98% 3,186 10.80% 210 0.71% -4,564 -15.47% 29,508
Allegheny 284,480 52.82% 204,067 37.89% 42,309 7.86% 7,759 1.44% 80,413 14.93% 538,615
Armstrong 11,130 43.17% 11,052 42.87% 3,452 13.39% 145 0.56% 78 0.30% 25,779
Beaver 39,578 53.28% 26,048 35.07% 8,276 11.14% 377 0.51% 13,530 18.22% 74,279
Bedford 5,954 32.85% 10,064 55.52% 2,041 11.26% 68 0.38% -4,110 -22.67% 18,127
Berks 49,887 40.99% 56,289 46.25% 13,788 11.33% 1,754 1.44% -6,402 -5.26% 121,718
Blair 15,036 36.95% 21,282 52.30% 4,014 9.86% 359 0.88% -6,246 -15.35% 40,691
Bradford 7,736 36.82% 10,393 49.47% 2,712 12.91% 167 0.79% -2,657 -12.65% 21,008
Bucks 103,313 45.44% 94,899 41.74% 24,544 10.80% 4,607 2.03% 8,414 3.70% 227,363
Butler 21,990 36.29% 32,038 52.88% 6,145 10.14% 418 0.69% -10,048 -16.58% 60,591
Cambria 30,391 51.27% 20,341 34.32% 7,837 13.22% 706 1.19% 10,050 16.95% 59,275
Cameron 822 36.84% 1,113 49.89% 283 12.68% 13 0.58% -291 -13.04% 2,231
Carbon 9,457 47.69% 7,193 36.28% 2,992 15.09% 187 0.94% 2,264 11.42% 19,829
Centre 21,145 45.16% 20,935 44.71% 4,173 8.91% 573 1.22% 210 0.45% 46,826
Chester 64,783 40.91% 77,029 48.64% 14,067 8.88% 2,487 1.57% -12,246 -7.73% 158,366
Clarion 5,954 39.51% 6,916 45.89% 2,064 13.70% 137 0.91% -962 -6.38% 15,071
Clearfield 11,991 41.41% 12,987 44.85% 3,758 12.98% 219 0.76% -996 -3.44% 28,955
Clinton 5,658 49.27% 4,293 37.39% 1,424 12.40% 108 0.94% 1,365 11.89% 11,483
Columbia 8,379 41.13% 8,234 40.42% 3,654 17.94% 105 0.52% 145 0.71% 20,372
Crawford 12,943 41.16% 14,659 46.62% 3,519 11.19% 325 1.03% -1,716 -5.46% 31,446
Cumberland 28,749 36.40% 43,943 55.63% 5,669 7.18% 624 0.79% -15,194 -19.24% 78,985
Dauphin 40,936 44.03% 44,417 47.78% 6,967 7.49% 651 0.70% -3,481 -3.74% 92,971
Delaware 115,946 49.39% 92,628 39.46% 21,883 9.32% 4,291 1.83% 23,318 9.93% 234,748
Elk 5,749 44.18% 4,889 37.57% 2,293 17.62% 82 0.63% 860 6.61% 13,013
Erie 57,508 52.86% 39,884 36.66% 10,386 9.55% 1,013 0.93% 17,624 16.20% 108,791
Fayette 26,359 56.65% 14,019 30.13% 5,722 12.30% 432 0.93% 12,340 26.52% 46,532
Forest 964 43.80% 902 40.98% 325 14.77% 10 0.45% 62 2.82% 2,201
Franklin 14,980 33.49% 25,392 56.77% 4,127 9.23% 231 0.52% -10,412 -23.28% 44,730
Fulton 1,620 33.28% 2,665 54.75% 554 11.38% 29 0.60% -1,045 -21.47% 4,868
Greene 7,620 55.47% 4,002 29.14% 2,052 14.94% 62 0.45% 3,618 26.34% 13,736
Huntingdon 5,285 36.46% 7,324 50.53% 1,813 12.51% 73 0.50% -2,039 -14.07% 14,495
Indiana 13,868 45.35% 12,874 42.10% 3,674 12.01% 167 0.55% 994 3.25% 30,583
Jefferson 5,846 35.52% 8,156 49.56% 2,322 14.11% 133 0.81% -2,310 -14.04% 16,457
Juniata 2,896 36.27% 4,128 51.70% 911 11.41% 49 0.61% -1,232 -15.43% 7,984
Lackawanna 46,377 56.09% 26,930 32.57% 8,189 9.90% 1,185 1.43% 19,447 23.52% 82,681
Lancaster 49,120 31.63% 92,875 59.81% 11,601 7.47% 1,690 1.09% -43,755 -28.18% 155,286
Lawrence 18,993 52.38% 13,088 36.10% 4,002 11.04% 176 0.49% 5,905 16.29% 36,259
Lebanon 14,187 34.83% 21,885 53.73% 4,235 10.40% 428 1.05% -7,698 -18.90% 40,735
Lehigh 48,568 45.77% 45,103 42.51% 10,947 10.32% 1,492 1.41% 3,465 3.27% 106,110
Luzerne 60,174 51.51% 43,577 37.30% 12,424 10.64% 642 0.55% 16,597 14.21% 116,817
Lycoming 13,516 34.44% 21,535 54.88% 3,855 9.82% 335 0.85% -8,019 -20.44% 39,241
McKean 5,509 37.05% 6,838 45.99% 2,350 15.80% 172 1.16% -1,329 -8.94% 14,869
Mercer 23,003 50.25% 17,213 37.60% 5,108 11.16% 455 0.99% 5,790 12.65% 45,779
Mifflin 5,327 38.83% 6,888 50.21% 1,392 10.15% 111 0.81% -1,561 -11.38% 13,718
Monroe 16,547 42.36% 17,326 44.35% 4,650 11.90% 542 1.39% -779 -1.99% 39,065
Montgomery 143,664 48.87% 121,047 41.18% 24,392 8.30% 4,858 1.65% 22,617 7.69% 293,961
Montour 2,183 37.57% 2,785 47.93% 784 13.49% 59 1.02% -602 -10.36% 5,811
Northampton 43,959 48.31% 35,726 39.26% 9,848 10.82% 1,469 1.61% 8,233 9.05% 91,002
Northumberland 13,418 41.41% 13,551 41.82% 5,173 15.97% 258 0.80% -133 -0.41% 32,400
Perry 4,611 31.77% 8,156 56.19% 1,609 11.09% 139 0.96% -3,545 -24.42% 14,515
Philadelphia 412,988 77.44% 85,345 16.00% 29,329 5.50% 5,615 1.05% 327,643 61.44% 533,277
Pike 5,509 38.68% 6,697 47.02% 1,873 13.15% 165 1.16% -1,188 -8.34% 14,244
Potter 2,146 31.48% 3,714 54.48% 925 13.57% 32 0.47% -1,568 -23.00% 6,817
Schuylkill 24,860 43.90% 22,920 40.47% 8,471 14.96% 378 0.67% 1,940 3.43% 56,629
Snyder 3,405 29.25% 6,742 57.91% 1,451 12.46% 44 0.38% -3,337 -28.66% 11,642
Somerset 12,719 40.26% 14,735 46.64% 3,968 12.56% 169 0.53% -2,016 -6.38% 31,591
Sullivan 1,071 37.47% 1,352 47.31% 418 14.63% 17 0.59% -281 -9.83% 2,858
Susquehanna 5,912 37.81% 7,354 47.03% 2,266 14.49% 104 0.67% -1,442 -9.22% 15,636
Tioga 4,961 34.39% 7,382 51.18% 1,993 13.82% 89 0.62% -2,421 -16.78% 14,425
Union 3,658 31.20% 6,570 56.04% 1,431 12.21% 65 0.55% -2,912 -24.84% 11,724
Venango 8,205 41.97% 8,398 42.96% 2,777 14.21% 169 0.86% -193 -0.99% 19,549
Warren 7,291 42.72% 7,056 41.34% 2,504 14.67% 216 1.27% 235 1.38% 17,067
Washington 40,952 52.67% 27,777 35.73% 8,661 11.14% 355 0.46% 13,175 16.95% 77,745
Wayne 5,928 36.29% 8,077 49.45% 2,126 13.02% 203 1.24% -2,149 -13.16% 16,334
Westmoreland 63,686 44.43% 62,058 43.30% 16,230 11.32% 1,355 0.95% 1,628 1.14% 143,329
Wyoming 4,049 38.90% 4,888 46.96% 1,414 13.59% 57 0.55% -839 -8.06% 10,408
York 49,596 38.70% 65,188 50.87% 11,652 9.09% 1,720 1.34% -15,592 -12.17% 128,156
Totals 2,215,819 49.23% 1,801,169 40.01% 430,984 9.57% 53,335 1.18% 414,650 9.21% 4,501,307

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c David Leip. "1996 Presidential General Election Results – Pennsylvania". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  2. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016