United States presidential election in Oregon, 1992 Article

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United States presidential election in Oregon, 1992

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Nominee Bill Clinton George H.W. Bush Ross Perot
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Home state Arkansas Texas Texas
Running mate Al Gore Dan Quayle James Stockdale
Electoral vote 7 0 0
Popular vote 621,314 475,757 354,091
Percentage 42.48% 32.53% 24.21%

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

Oregon was won by Governor Bill Clinton ( D- Arkansas) with 42.48 percent of the popular vote over incumbent President George H.W. Bush ( R- Texas) with 32.53 percent. Businessman Ross Perot ( I-Texas) finished in third, with 24.21 percent of the popular vote. [1] Clinton ultimately won the national vote, defeating incumbent President Bush. [2]

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last occasion when the following counties have given a plurality to the Democratic Party nominee: Curry, Deschutes and Jefferson. [3] It was also the first election since 1888 when Crook County had not backed the winning candidate. [4]

Results

United States presidential election in Oregon, 1992 [1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton 621,314 42.48% 7
Republican George H.W. Bush ( incumbent) 475,757 32.53% 0
Independent Ross Perot 354,091 24.21% 0
Libertarian Andre Marrou 4,277 0.29% 0
New Alliance Lenora Fulani 3,030 0.21% 0
Other write-ins 2,609 0.18% 0
America First James "Bo" Gritz (write-in) 1,470 0.10% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin (write-in) 91 0.01% 0
Socialist J. Quinn Brisben (write-in) 4 0.00% 0
Totals 1,462,643 100.0% 7

Results by county

William Jefferson Clinton
Democratic
George Herbert Walker Bush
Republican
Henry Ross Perot
Independent
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Baker 2,395 31.81% 2,862 38.01% 2,191 29.10% 82 1.09% -467 -6.20% 7,530
Benton 17,966 47.37% 11,550 30.46% 8,103 21.37% 304 0.80% 6,416 16.92% 37,923
Clackamas 60,310 39.03% 53,724 34.76% 39,776 25.74% 728 0.47% 6,586 4.26% 154,538
Clatsop 7,700 45.80% 4,683 27.86% 4,316 25.67% 113 0.67% 3,017 17.95% 16,812
Columbia 8,298 42.77% 5,227 26.94% 5,670 29.22% 207 1.07% 2,628 [a] 13.54% 19,402
Coos 12,072 40.70% 9,284 31.30% 7,989 26.94% 314 1.06% 2,788 9.40% 29,659
Crook 2,508 34.49% 2,703 37.18% 2,024 27.84% 36 0.50% -195 -2.68% 7,271
Curry 3,841 34.76% 3,809 34.47% 3,310 29.95% 90 0.81% 32 0.29% 11,050
Deschutes 15,693 35.73% 15,655 35.65% 12,293 27.99% 277 0.63% 38 0.09% 43,918
Douglas 14,137 30.83% 19,011 41.45% 12,377 26.99% 335 0.73% -4,874 -10.63% 45,860
Gilliam 374 36.03% 377 36.32% 283 27.26% 4 0.39% -3 -0.29% 1,038
Grant 1,135 28.47% 1,496 37.53% 1,302 32.66% 53 1.33% 194 [b] 4.87% 3,986
Harney 973 28.86% 1,350 40.04% 1,024 30.37% 25 0.74% 326 [b] 9.67% 3,372
Hood River 3,106 39.61% 2,453 31.28% 2,235 28.50% 47 0.60% 653 8.33% 7,841
Jackson 29,146 37.80% 28,704 37.23% 18,633 24.17% 613 0.80% 442 0.57% 77,096
Jefferson 2,161 36.59% 1,962 33.22% 1,741 29.48% 42 0.71% 199 3.37% 5,906
Josephine 11,007 32.80% 13,003 38.75% 8,426 25.11% 1,123 3.35% -1,996 -5.95% 33,559
Klamath 7,918 29.77% 11,864 44.61% 6,636 24.95% 175 0.66% -3,946 -14.84% 26,593
Lake 1,019 26.80% 1,791 47.11% 980 25.78% 12 0.32% -772 -20.31% 3,802
Lane 74,083 48.78% 41,789 27.52% 34,906 22.99% 1,084 0.71% 32,294 21.27% 151,862
Lincoln 9,603 44.41% 5,716 26.43% 6,127 28.34% 177 0.82% 3,476 [a] 16.08% 21,623
Linn 15,399 34.00% 16,461 36.35% 13,256 29.27% 171 0.38% -1,062 -2.35% 45,287
Malheur 2,539 23.81% 5,374 50.40% 2,654 24.89% 96 0.90% 2,720 [b] 25.51% 10,663
Marion 41,137 37.28% 42,145 38.20% 26,156 23.71% 896 0.81% -1,008 -0.91% 110,334
Morrow 1,174 33.79% 1,187 34.17% 1,089 31.35% 24 0.69% -13 -0.37% 3,474
Multnomah 165,081 55.34% 72,326 24.25% 58,236 19.52% 2,648 0.89% 92,755 31.10% 298,291
Polk 9,551 37.29% 10,082 39.36% 5,818 22.71% 163 0.64% -531 -2.07% 25,614
Sherman 362 32.44% 424 37.99% 326 29.21% 4 0.36% -62 -5.56% 1,116
Tillamook 5,040 43.89% 3,359 29.25% 2,997 26.10% 88 0.77% 1,681 14.64% 11,484
Umatilla 6,787 34.55% 7,095 36.12% 5,581 28.41% 180 0.92% -308 -1.57% 19,643
Union 3,990 34.43% 4,223 36.44% 3,305 28.52% 70 0.60% -233 -2.01% 11,588
Wallowa 1,203 29.53% 1,630 40.01% 1,209 29.68% 32 0.79% 421 [b] 10.33% 4,074
Wasco 4,663 42.50% 3,242 29.55% 3,008 27.41% 60 0.55% 1,421 12.95% 10,973
Washington 67,528 40.39% 57,146 34.18% 41,575 24.87% 946 0.57% 10,382 6.21% 167,195
Wheeler 267 31.05% 357 41.51% 227 26.40% 9 1.05% -90 -10.47% 860
Yamhill 11,148 35.50% 11,693 37.23% 8,312 26.47% 253 0.81% -545 -1.74% 31,406
Totals 621,314 42.48% 475,757 32.53% 354,091 24.21% 11,481 0.78% 145,557 9.95% 1,462,643

Notes

  1. ^ a b In this county where Bush ran third behind Clinton and Perot, margin given is Clinton vote minus Perot vote and percentage margin Clinton percentage minus Perot percentage.
  2. ^ a b c d In this county where Clinton ran third behind Bush and Perot, margin given is Bush vote minus Perot vote and percentage margin Bush percentage minus Perot percentage.

References

  1. ^ a b "1992 Presidential General Election Results - Oregon". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  2. ^ "1992 Presidential General Election Results". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  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
  4. ^ Lewis-Beck; Michael S.; ‘Election Forecasts in 1984: How Accurate Were They’; Political Science and Politics 18(1) (January 1985), pp. 53-63