United States presidential election in Alabama, 1996 Article

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United States presidential election in Alabama, 1996

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Nominee Bob Dole Bill Clinton Ross Perot
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Home state Kansas Arkansas Texas
Running mate Jack Kemp Al Gore Patrick Choate
Electoral vote 9 0 0
Popular vote 769,044 662,165 92,149
Percentage 50.12% 43.16% 6.01%

Alabama Presidential Election Results 1996.svg
County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

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

Alabama was won by Senator Bob Dole ( R- KS), with Dole winning 50.12 percent to 43.16 percent over President Bill Clinton ( D) by a margin of 6.96 percent. [1] Billionaire businessman Ross Perot ( Reform- TX, although listed as an "Independent" in Alabama) finished in third, with 6.01 percent of the popular vote.

President Clinton became the first Democrat to carry Montgomery County since Adlai Stevenson II in 1952. [2] The last Democrat to carry Alabama was Carter in 1976.

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last time a Democrat won any of the following counties in Alabama: Butler, Chambers, Cherokee, Clarke, Coosa, Crenshaw, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Marion, Pickens, Walker and Washington. [3]

Results

United States presidential election in Alabama, 1996
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Bob Dole Jack Kemp 769,044 50.12% 9
Democratic Bill Clinton ( incumbent) Al Gore 662,165 43.16% 0
Independent Ross Perot Patrick Choate 92,149 6.01% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne Jo Jorgensen 5,290 0.34% 0
U.S. Taxpayers' Party Howard Phillips Herbert Titus 2,365 0.15% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin Dr. V. Tompkins 1,697 0.11% 0
No party Write-in 1,123 0.07% 0
No party James Harris Laura Garza 516 0.03% 0

Results by county

Robert Joseph Dole
Republican
William Jefferson Clinton
Democratic
Henry Ross Perot
Independent
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Autauga 9,509 61.66% 5,015 32.52% 813 5.27% 85 0.55% 4,494 29.14% 15,422
Baldwin 29,487 62.58% 12,776 27.11% 4,520 9.59% 336 0.71% 16,711 35.47% 47,119
Barbour 3,627 40.51% 4,787 53.47% 515 5.75% 24 0.27% -1,160 -12.96% 8,953
Bibb 3,037 48.20% 2,775 44.04% 455 7.22% 34 0.54% 262 4.16% 6,301
Blount 9,056 59.09% 5,061 33.02% 985 6.43% 225 1.47% 3,995 26.07% 15,327
Bullock 1,154 26.32% 3,078 70.21% 111 2.53% 41 0.94% -1,924 -43.89% 4,384
Butler 3,352 43.14% 3,828 49.27% 538 6.92% 52 0.67% -476 -6.13% 7,770
Calhoun 18,088 49.00% 15,725 42.60% 2,613 7.08% 485 1.31% 2,363 6.40% 36,911
Chambers 4,707 42.42% 5,515 49.70% 812 7.32% 63 0.57% -808 -7.28% 11,097
Cherokee 3,048 36.20% 4,399 52.24% 899 10.68% 75 0.89% -1,351 -16.04% 8,421
Chilton 7,910 55.40% 5,354 37.50% 929 6.51% 85 0.60% 2,556 17.90% 14,278
Choctaw 2,623 36.78% 4,074 57.13% 413 5.79% 21 0.29% -1,451 -20.35% 7,131
Clarke 4,785 47.29% 4,831 47.75% 478 4.72% 24 0.24% -46 -0.45% 10,118
Clay 2,694 48.38% 2,306 41.42% 538 9.66% 30 0.54% 388 6.97% 5,568
Cleburne 2,063 48.64% 1,737 40.96% 385 9.08% 56 1.32% 326 7.69% 4,241
Coffee 7,805 55.12% 5,168 36.50% 1,042 7.36% 144 1.02% 2,637 18.62% 14,159
Colbert 8,305 40.88% 10,226 50.33% 1,696 8.35% 91 0.45% -1,921 -9.45% 20,318
Conecuh 2,093 38.33% 2,903 53.16% 445 8.15% 20 0.37% -810 -14.83% 5,461
Coosa 1,721 41.66% 2,121 51.34% 262 6.34% 27 0.65% -400 -9.68% 4,131
Covington 6,035 50.66% 4,543 38.13% 1,098 9.22% 237 1.99% 1,492 12.52% 11,913
Crenshaw 1,939 43.60% 2,172 48.84% 317 7.13% 19 0.43% -233 -5.24% 4,447
Cullman 14,308 53.88% 9,544 35.94% 2,440 9.19% 261 0.98% 4,764 17.94% 26,553
Dale 8,288 57.84% 4,732 33.02% 1,216 8.49% 94 0.66% 3,556 24.82% 14,330
Dallas 6,612 37.45% 10,507 59.52% 477 2.70% 58 0.33% -3,895 -22.06% 17,654
DeKalb 9,823 54.14% 6,544 36.07% 1,609 8.87% 167 0.92% 3,279 18.07% 18,143
Elmore 12,937 61.76% 6,530 31.18% 1,368 6.53% 111 0.53% 6,407 30.59% 20,946
Escambia 5,214 46.96% 4,651 41.89% 867 7.81% 372 3.35% 563 5.07% 11,104
Etowah 16,835 44.82% 17,976 47.86% 2,529 6.73% 221 0.59% -1,141 -3.04% 37,561
Fayette 3,191 44.26% 3,381 46.90% 590 8.18% 47 0.65% -190 -2.64% 7,209
Franklin 4,449 42.44% 5,028 47.97% 966 9.22% 39 0.37% -579 -5.52% 10,482
Geneva 4,725 52.60% 3,174 35.33% 857 9.54% 227 2.53% 1,551 17.27% 8,983
Greene 796 17.99% 3,526 79.70% 55 1.24% 47 1.06% -2,730 -61.71% 4,424
Hale 1,893 34.59% 3,372 61.61% 190 3.47% 18 0.33% -1,479 -27.02% 5,473
Henry 3,082 46.44% 3,019 45.49% 515 7.76% 21 0.32% 63 0.95% 6,637
Houston 17,476 62.27% 8,791 31.33% 1,653 5.89% 143 0.51% 8,685 30.95% 28,063
Jackson 5,650 36.32% 8,204 52.73% 1,573 10.11% 131 0.84% -2,554 -16.42% 15,558
Jefferson 130,980 50.20% 120,208 46.07% 7,997 3.07% 1,721 0.66% 10,772 4.13% 260,906
Lamar 2,955 46.10% 2,843 44.35% 597 9.31% 15 0.23% 112 1.75% 6,410
Lauderdale 14,058 46.19% 13,619 44.75% 2,574 8.46% 185 0.61% 439 1.44% 30,436
Lawrence 3,893 38.38% 5,254 51.80% 964 9.50% 32 0.32% -1,361 -13.42% 10,143
Lee 17,985 54.15% 12,919 38.90% 1,949 5.87% 361 1.09% 5,066 15.25% 33,214
Limestone 10,862 52.52% 8,045 38.90% 1,659 8.02% 116 0.56% 2,817 13.62% 20,682
Lowndes 1,369 25.16% 3,970 72.96% 72 1.32% 30 0.55% -2,601 -47.80% 5,441
Macon 987 12.03% 7,018 85.55% 150 1.83% 48 0.59% -6,031 -73.52% 8,203
Madison 50,390 49.96% 42,259 41.90% 7,437 7.37% 772 0.77% 8,131 8.06% 100,858
Marengo 4,013 43.18% 4,899 52.71% 337 3.63% 45 0.48% -886 -9.53% 9,294
Marion 4,742 43.79% 5,049 46.62% 979 9.04% 60 0.55% -307 -2.83% 10,830
Marshall 12,323 52.89% 8,722 37.43% 2,150 9.23% 105 0.45% 3,601 15.45% 23,300
Mobile 66,775 51.32% 54,749 42.08% 7,555 5.81% 1,024 0.79% 12,026 9.24% 130,103
Monroe 4,382 50.38% 3,815 43.86% 486 5.59% 15 0.17% 567 6.52% 8,698
Montgomery 37,784 47.98% 38,382 48.74% 2,036 2.59% 542 0.69% -598 -0.76% 78,744
Morgan 21,765 54.39% 14,616 36.53% 3,348 8.37% 284 0.71% 7,149 17.87% 40,013
Perry 1,703 28.85% 4,053 68.66% 119 2.02% 28 0.47% -2,350 -39.81% 5,903
Pickens 3,322 42.74% 4,018 51.69% 403 5.18% 30 0.39% -696 -8.95% 7,773
Pike 5,281 51.07% 4,514 43.65% 503 4.86% 43 0.42% 767 7.42% 10,341
Randolph 3,304 47.41% 3,023 43.38% 603 8.65% 39 0.56% 281 4.03% 6,969
Russell 5,025 36.69% 7,834 57.20% 792 5.78% 44 0.32% -2,809 -20.51% 13,695
St. Clair 12,762 62.29% 6,187 30.20% 1,417 6.92% 123 0.60% 6,575 32.09% 20,489
Shelby 37,090 73.05% 11,280 22.22% 2,035 4.01% 368 0.72% 25,810 50.83% 50,773
Sumter 1,561 24.18% 4,706 72.89% 172 2.66% 17 0.26% -3,145 -48.71% 6,456
Talladega 10,931 47.99% 10,385 45.59% 1,335 5.86% 127 0.56% 546 2.40% 22,778
Tallapoosa 7,627 51.48% 6,071 40.98% 1,038 7.01% 79 0.53% 1,556 10.50% 14,815
Tuscaloosa 27,939 51.38% 23,067 42.42% 3,048 5.60% 328 0.60% 4,872 8.96% 54,382
Walker 9,837 39.44% 12,929 51.84% 2,012 8.07% 161 0.65% -3,092 -12.40% 24,939
Washington 2,900 37.68% 3,935 51.12% 819 10.64% 43 0.56% -1,035 -13.45% 7,697
Wilcox 1,454 30.00% 3,303 68.15% 71 1.46% 19 0.39% -1,849 -38.15% 4,847
Winston 4,728 54.80% 3,120 36.17% 723 8.38% 56 0.65% 1,608 18.64% 8,627
Totals 769,044 50.12% 662,165 43.16% 92,149 6.01% 10,991 0.72% 106,879 6.97% 1,534,349

References

  1. ^ Dave Leip’s Atlas of United States Presidential Election Results – 1996 Alabama Results
  2. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, pp. 145-147 ISBN  0786422173
  3. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016