1996 United States presidential election in Arizona Article

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United States presidential election in Arizona, 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 Pat Choate
Electoral vote 8 0 0
Popular vote 653,288 622,073 112,072
Percentage 46.52% 44.29% 7.98%

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County Results
  Clinton—60-70%
  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 Arizona took place on November 5, 1996, as part of the 1996 United States presidential election. Voters chose eight representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Arizona was won by President Bill Clinton ( D) over Senator Bob Dole ( R- KS), with Clinton winning 46.52% to 44.29% by a margin of 2.22 percent. [1] [2]

Clinton had come fairly close to winning Arizona in the 1992 election. In his re-election bid, he was able to gain a larger share of the vote in Democratic-trending Pima County as well as most of northern Arizona. He also increased his support in Maricopa County, although it was again carried by the Republican candidate. His statewide margin of victory was slightly over 31,000 votes out of about 1.4 million cast. Billionaire businessman Ross Perot (Reform-TX) finished in third, with 7.98% of the popular vote. Exit polls suggest he did not change the outcome. [3] As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last time that a Democrat won Arizona in a presidential election. Had Dole won the state, Arizona would have the longest streak of consecutive Republican wins, last voting Democratic in 1948. This was also the last election in which the following counties have voted for a Democratic presidential candidate: Gila, Greenlee, Navajo, Pinal and La Paz. [4]

Results

United States presidential election in Arizona, 1996
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton ( incumbent) Al Gore 653,288 46.52% 8
Republican Robert Dole Jack Kemp 622,073 44.29% 0
Reform Ross Perot Patrick Choate 112,072 7.98% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne Jo Jorgensen 14,358 1.02% 0
Green Ralph Nader Winona LaDuke 2,062 0.15% 0
U.S. Taxpayers' Howard Phillips 347 0.02% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin Dr. V. Tompkins 153 0.01% 0
No Party Charles Collins Rosemary Giumarra 36 0.00% 0
No party Write-in 16 0.00% 0
Totals 1,404,405 100.00% 8

Results by county

William Jefferson Clinton
Democratic
Robert Joseph Dole
Republican
Henry Ross Perot
Reform
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Apache 12,394 66.33% 4,761 25.48% 1,296 6.94% 233 1.25% 7,633 40.85% 18,684
Cochise 13,782 43.17% 14,365 45.00% 3,346 10.48% 430 1.35% -583 -1.83% 31,923
Coconino 20,475 53.15% 13,638 35.40% 3,666 9.52% 743 1.93% 6,837 17.75% 38,522
Gila 8,577 49.26% 6,407 36.80% 2,211 12.70% 216 1.24% 2,170 12.46% 17,411
Graham 3,938 42.36% 4,222 45.42% 1,034 11.12% 102 1.10% -284 -3.06% 9,296
Greenlee 1,755 51.72% 1,159 34.16% 426 12.56% 53 1.56% 596 17.57% 3,393
La Paz 1,964 43.71% 1,902 42.33% 597 13.29% 30 0.67% 62 1.38% 4,493
Maricopa 363,991 44.53% 386,015 47.22% 58,479 7.15% 8,947 1.09% -22,024 -2.69% 817,432
Mohave 16,629 40.04% 17,997 43.33% 6,369 15.33% 538 1.30% -1,368 -3.29% 41,533
Navajo 12,912 51.78% 9,262 37.14% 2,461 9.87% 303 1.22% 3,650 14.64% 24,938
Pima 137,983 52.16% 104,121 39.36% 18,809 7.11% 3,639 1.38% 33,862 12.80% 264,552
Pinal 19,579 53.07% 13,034 35.33% 3,972 10.77% 310 0.84% 6,545 17.74% 36,895
Santa Cruz 5,241 64.17% 2,256 27.62% 600 7.35% 70 0.86% 2,985 36.55% 8,167
Yavapai 21,801 36.64% 29,921 50.29% 6,649 11.18% 1,124 1.89% -8,120 -13.65% 59,495
Yuma 12,267 44.33% 13,013 47.03% 2,157 7.80% 234 0.85% -746 -2.70% 27,671
Totals 653,288 46.52% 622,073 44.29% 112,072 7.98% 16,972 1.21% 31,215 2.22% 1,404,405

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