United States presidential election in Maine, 1992 Article

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United States presidential election in Maine, 1992

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Nominee Bill Clinton Ross Perot George H. W. Bush
Party Democratic Independent Republican
Home state Arkansas Texas Texas
Running mate Al Gore James Stockdale Dan Quayle
Electoral vote 4 0 0
Popular vote 263,420 206,820 206,504
Percentage 38.77% 30.44% 30.39%

Maine Presidential Election Results by County, 1992.svg
County Results

President before election

George H. W. Bush
Republican

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

The 1992 United States presidential election in Maine took place on November 3, 1992, as part of the 1992 United States presidential election. Voters chose four representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Maine was won by Governor Bill Clinton ( D- Arkansas) with 38.77 percent of the popular vote over businessman Ross Perot ( I-Texas) with 30.44 percent. Incumbent President George H. W. Bush ( R- Texas) finished in third, close behind Perot, with 30.39 percent of the popular vote. [1] Despite the Bush family having ties to Maine, with Bush owning a house in Kennebunkport, Maine, Perot beat Bush for second place in the state by a slim margin of 316 votes, making Maine one of two states where Perot finished better than third place, the other being Utah, [2] though Maine was the only state of the two where Perot won any counties. Clinton ultimately won the national vote, defeating both incumbent President Bush and Perot. [3]Perot's 30.44% would prove Maine as his strongest state in the 1992 election. [4] Ross Perot came within five percent of winning one electoral vote from Maine’s second congressional district, the closest he came to winning an electoral vote in 1992.

Clinton was the first Democrat to win any county in Maine since Jimmy Carter in 1980, the first to win Kennebec County and York County since Carter in 1976, the first to carry the counties of Franklin, Oxford, Penobscot, Sagadahoc and Washington since Hubert Humphrey and Maine favorite son Edmund Muskie did so in 1968, and the first to carry Hancock, Knox and Lincoln Counties since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. [5]

Results

United States presidential election in Maine, 1992 [1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton 263,420 38.77% 4
Independent Ross Perot 206,820 30.44% 0
Republican George H. W. Bush 206,504 30.39% 0
Libertarian Andre Marrou 1,681 0.25% 0
New Alliance Lenora Fulani 519 0.08% 0
U.S. Taxpayers' Howard Phillips 464 0.07% 0
Write-ins 91 0.01% 0
Totals 679,499 100.0% 4
Voter Turnout (Voting age/Registered) 72%/70%

Results by county

William Jefferson Clinton
Democratic
George Herbert Walker Bush
Republican
Henry Ross Perot
Independent
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin [a] Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Androscoggin 22,247 40.34% 14,174 25.70% 18,518 33.58% 205 0.37% 3,729 6.76% 55,144
Aroostook 15,682 40.64% 12,409 32.16% 10,376 26.89% 118 0.31% 3,273 [b] 8.48% 38,585
Cumberland 60,781 42.95% 45,752 32.33% 34,443 24.34% 546 0.39% 15,029 [b] 10.62% 141,522
Franklin 6,739 40.79% 4,608 27.89% 5,115 30.96% 61 0.37% 1,624 9.83% 16,523
Hancock 10,126 35.15% 8,657 30.05% 9,865 34.25% 157 0.55% 261 0.91% 28,805
Kennebec 25,125 39.31% 17,135 26.81% 21,436 33.54% 225 0.35% 3,689 5.77% 63,921
Knox 7,631 37.52% 6,310 31.03% 6,303 30.99% 94 0.46% 1,321 [b] 6.50% 20,338
Lincoln 6,714 35.27% 6,405 33.65% 5,808 30.51% 109 0.57% 309 [b] 1.62% 19,036
Oxford 11,202 38.16% 8,194 27.91% 9,815 33.43% 145 0.49% 1,387 4.72% 29,356
Penobscot 29,485 36.65% 24,218 30.11% 26,437 32.86% 304 0.38% 3,048 3.79% 80,444
Piscataquis 3,323 33.13% 2,970 29.61% 3,688 36.77% 50 0.50% -365 -3.64% 10,031
Sagadahoc 6,828 36.88% 5,917 31.96% 5,705 30.82% 63 0.34% 911 [b] 4.92% 18,513
Somerset 9,274 35.10% 6,780 25.66% 10,293 38.95% 77 0.29% -1,019 -3.86% 26,424
Waldo 6,472 34.93% 5,241 28.29% 6,702 36.17% 114 0.62% -230 -1.24% 18,529
Washington 6,284 35.37% 5,493 30.92% 5,894 33.18% 94 0.53% 390 2.20% 17,765
York 35,507 37.55% 32,241 34.09% 26,422 27.94% 393 0.42% 3,266 [b] 3.45% 94,563
Totals 263,420 38.77% 206,504 30.39% 206,820 30.44% 2,755 0.41% 56,600 8.33% 679,499

Notes

  1. ^ Because Perot finished ahead of Bush in Maine as a whole, all margins given are Clinton minus Perot unless stated in the total for the county in question.
  2. ^ a b c d e f In this county where Bush did run second ahead of Perot, the margin given is that between Clinton and Bush.

References

  1. ^ a b "1992 Presidential General Election Results – Maine". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Final Vote Returns Put Perot 2d in Maine, Ahead of Bush". The New York Times. 24 November 1992. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  3. ^ "1992 Presidential General Election Results". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  4. ^ "1992 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  5. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, pp. 217-218 ISBN  0786422173