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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.

United States presidential election in Louisiana, 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 Patrick Choate
Electoral vote 9 0 0
Popular vote 927,837 712,586 123,293
Percentage 52.01% 39.94% 6.91%

Parish Results

President before election

Bill Clinton

Elected President

Bill Clinton

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%.[1] 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.[2] 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 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[3]
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
Totals 1,776,259 99.56% 9