United States presidential election in Utah, 1992
|Elections in Utah|
The 1992 United States presidential election in Utah took place on November 7, 1992 throughout all 50 states and D.C., which was part of the 1992 United States presidential election. Voters chose 5 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.
Utah was won by President George H.W. Bush by a 16.0% margin of victory. This was one of only two states, the other one being Maine, to have Ross Perot come in second place. Also, it is Perot's third best performance as a far as percent of vote. Likewise it was the only time Bill Clinton finished third in a state, in either the 1992 or 1996 election.
This was Bush's eighth best performance as percent of vote and second best performance as far as margin of victory.
|United States presidential election in Utah, 1992|
|Republican||George H.W. Bush||322,332||43.4%||5|
|America First||James "Bo" Gritz||28,602||3.8%||0|
|Natural Law||Dr. John Hagelin||1,319||0.2%||0|
|Democrats for Economic Recovery||Lyndon LaRouche||1,089||0.2%||0|
|New Alliance||Lenora Fulani||414||0.1%||0|
|Socialist Workers||James Warren||200||0.0%||0|
|Independent/Peace and Freedom Party||Ron Daniels||177||0.0%||0|
|Socialist||J. Quinn Brisben||151||0.0%||0|
|Voter turnout (Voting age population)|
Technically the voters of Utah cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Utah is allocated 5 electors because it has 3 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 5 electors, who pledge to vote for their candidate and his or her running mate. Whoever wins the majority of votes in the state is awarded all 5 electoral votes. Their chosen electors then vote for President and Vice President. Although electors are pledged to their candidate and running mate, they are not obligated to vote for them. An elector who votes for someone other than his or her candidate is known as a faithless elector.
The electors of each state and the District of Columbia met in December 1992 to cast their votes for President and Vice President. The Electoral College itself never meets as one body. Instead the electors from each state and the District of Columbia met in their respective capitols.
All electors from Utah were pledged to and voted for George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle.