1996 United States presidential election in Louisiana
The 1996 United States presidential election in Louisiana took place on November 5, 1996. Voters chose nine representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.
Louisiana was won by President Bill Clinton (D) by a margin of 12.07%, a massive increase from the statewide results in 1992 when he carried the state by a margin of 4.61%. Clinton won most of the parishes and congressional districts in the state. Clinton dominated among the rural areas of the state.
Louisiana was generally more competitive than the rest of the Deep South due to its high black population and having a sizeable minority of white Blue Dog Democrats. It is also very racially divided, with whites voting Republican and blacks voting Democratic. Clinton was able to carry 33% of white voters, which threw the state toward his column. Despite such a huge margin, this was the only state that Clinton won by more than a 2.4 margin which wasn't called by news networks for him as soon as the polls closed.
As of the 2016 presidential election[update] this is the last time Louisiana supported a Democratic presidential candidate, as well as the last time a Democrat carried the following parishes: Calcasieu, Rapides, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Ascension, Lafourche, Iberia, Acadia, Vermilion, St. Mary, St. Charles, Vernon, St. Martin, Washington, Lincoln, Avoyelles, Webster, Natchitoches, St. Bernard, Evangeline, Jefferson Davis, Morehouse, DeSoto, Allen, Sabine, Plaquemines, Cameron, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Concordia, Franklin, Richland, Claiborne, Jackson, Winn, Catahoula, Caldwell, and Red River.
|United States presidential election in Louisiana, 1996|
|Party||Candidate||Running mate||Votes||Percentage||Electoral votes|
|Democratic||Bill Clinton (Incumbent)||Al Gore (Incumbent)||927,837||52.01%||9|
|Republican||Bob Dole||Jack Kemp||712,586||39.94%||0|
|Reform||Ross Perot||Patrick Choate||123,293||6.91%||0|
|Libertarian||Harry Browne||Jo Jorgensen||7,499||0.42%||0|
|Green Coalition||Ralph Nader||Winona LaDuke||4,719||0.26%||0|
|Taxpayers'||Howard Phillips||Herbert Titus||3,366||0.19%||0|
|Workers||Monica Moorehead||Gloria LaRiva||1,678||0.09%||0|