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1996 United States presidential election in Missouri

The 1996 United States presidential election in Missouri took place on November 5, 1996, as part of the 1996 United States presidential election. Voters chose eleven representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

United States presidential election in Missouri, 1996

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  Bill Clinton.jpg Bob Dole, PCCWW photo portrait.JPG RossPerotColor.jpg
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 11 0 0
Popular vote 1,025,935 890,016 217,188
Percentage 47.54% 41.24% 10.06%

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County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Missouri was won by President Bill Clinton (D) over Senator Bob Dole (R-KS), with Clinton winning 47.54 percent to 41.24 percent for margin of 6.3 percentage points. Billionaire businessman Ross Perot (Reform Party of the United States of America-TX) finished in third, with 10.06% of the popular vote.[1] Since 1904, this state has been carried by the winner of the presidential election, with the exceptions of the elections of 1956, 2008, and 2012. The state indeed appears to have lost its bellwether status, voting significantly more Republican than the nation in 2008, 2012 and 2016.

This election is the most recent in which Missouri voted Democratic as well as the last time that Hickory County, Benton County, Mercer County, Caldwell County, Grundy County, Crawford County, Carroll County, Franklin County, St. Clair County, Livingston County, DeKalb County, Lafayette County, St. Francois County, Daviess County, Bates County, Madison County, Montgomery County, Sullivan County, Clark County, Nodaway County, Henry County, Vernon County, Gentry County, Macon County, Knox County, Wayne County, Ripley County, Clinton County, Monroe County, Ralls County, Randolph County, Dunklin County, Reynolds County, Oregon County, Howard County, Shannon County, Shelby County, Callaway County, Scott County, Lincoln County, Audrain County, Pike County, Marion County, Lewis County, Scotland County, Schuyler County, Chariton County, Worth County, and Linn County voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate.[2]

ResultsEdit

1996 United States presidential election in Missouri
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton (incumbent) Al Gore 1,025,935 47.54% 11
Republican Robert Dole Jack Kemp 890,016 41.24% 0
Reform Ross Perot Patrick Choate 217,188 10.06% 0
U.S. Taxpayer Howard Phillips Herbert Titus 11,521 0.53% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne Jo Jorgensen 10,522 0.49% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin Dr. V. Tompkins 2,287 0.11% 0
Write-in Ralph Nader Winona LaDuke 534 0.02% 0
Write-in Charles Collins Rosemary Giumarra 62 0.00% 0

Results by countyEdit

County William Jefferson Clinton
Democratic
Robert Joseph Dole
Republican
Henry Ross Perot
Reform
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[3]
# % # % # % # % # %
Adair 4,441 42.71% 4,656 44.78% 1,170 11.25% 130 1.25% -215 -2.07% 10,397
Andrew 2,807 39.53% 3,281 46.20% 964 13.58% 49 0.69% -474 -6.68% 7,101
Atchison 1,266 42.51% 1,327 44.56% 367 12.32% 18 0.60% -61 -2.05% 2,978
Audrain 4,690 47.96% 3,955 40.45% 1,046 10.70% 87 0.89% 735 7.52% 9,778
Barry 4,352 36.88% 5,855 49.62% 1,494 12.66% 98 0.83% -1,503 -12.74% 11,799
Barton 1,625 32.21% 2,812 55.74% 563 11.16% 45 0.89% -1,187 -23.53% 5,045
Bates 3,224 45.17% 2,904 40.69% 949 13.30% 60 0.84% 320 4.48% 7,137
Benton 2,996 44.62% 2,895 43.11% 764 11.38% 60 0.89% 101 1.50% 6,715
Bollinger 2,044 40.50% 2,420 47.95% 506 10.03% 77 1.53% -376 -7.45% 5,047
Boone 24,984 48.12% 22,047 42.46% 4,083 7.86% 806 1.55% 2,937 5.66% 51,920
Buchanan 15,848 48.00% 12,610 38.19% 4,248 12.87% 312 0.94% 3,238 9.81% 33,018
Butler 5,780 40.30% 6,996 48.78% 1,414 9.86% 153 1.07% -1,216 -8.48% 14,343
Caldwell 1,487 42.88% 1,464 42.21% 468 13.49% 49 1.41% 23 0.66% 3,468
Callaway 5,880 44.76% 5,567 42.38% 1,530 11.65% 160 1.22% 313 2.38% 13,137
Camden 5,566 37.88% 7,190 48.93% 1,809 12.31% 129 0.88% -1,624 -11.05% 14,694
Cape Girardeau 9,957 36.05% 15,557 56.32% 1,861 6.74% 247 0.89% -5,600 -20.27% 27,622
Carroll 2,080 46.07% 1,839 40.73% 580 12.85% 16 0.35% 241 5.34% 4,515
Carter 1,172 43.78% 1,180 44.08% 301 11.24% 24 0.90% -8 -0.30% 2,677
Cass 11,743 40.48% 13,495 46.52% 3,474 11.98% 298 1.03% -1,752 -6.04% 29,010
Cedar 2,027 38.82% 2,484 47.57% 658 12.60% 53 1.01% -457 -8.75% 5,222
Chariton 2,072 51.39% 1,508 37.40% 423 10.49% 29 0.72% 564 13.99% 4,032
Christian 6,627 35.64% 9,477 50.97% 2,301 12.37% 190 1.02% -2,850 -15.33% 18,595
Clark 1,749 52.79% 1,081 32.63% 458 13.82% 25 0.75% 668 20.16% 3,313
Clay 32,603 47.15% 28,935 41.85% 7,048 10.19% 561 0.81% 3,668 5.30% 69,147
Clinton 3,445 48.08% 2,780 38.80% 848 11.84% 92 1.28% 665 9.28% 7,165
Cole 10,857 37.00% 16,140 55.01% 2,121 7.23% 224 0.76% -5,283 -18.00% 29,342
Cooper 2,753 41.53% 2,900 43.75% 891 13.44% 85 1.28% -147 -2.22% 6,629
Crawford 3,349 43.74% 2,990 39.05% 1,223 15.97% 94 1.23% 359 4.69% 7,656
Dade 1,243 35.06% 1,822 51.40% 447 12.61% 33 0.93% -579 -16.33% 3,545
Dallas 2,277 40.13% 2,554 45.01% 787 13.87% 56 0.99% -277 -4.88% 5,674
Daviess 1,534 45.75% 1,321 39.40% 466 13.90% 32 0.95% 213 6.35% 3,353
DeKalb 1,679 43.66% 1,627 42.30% 492 12.79% 48 1.25% 52 1.35% 3,846
Dent 2,234 40.34% 2,542 45.90% 693 12.51% 69 1.25% -308 -5.56% 5,538
Douglas 1,744 33.64% 2,601 50.17% 775 14.95% 64 1.23% -857 -16.53% 5,184
Dunklin 5,428 53.36% 3,766 37.02% 934 9.18% 45 0.44% 1,662 16.34% 10,173
Franklin 13,908 41.23% 13,715 40.66% 5,517 16.35% 594 1.76% 193 0.57% 33,734
Gasconade 2,104 35.24% 2,997 50.19% 820 13.73% 50 0.84% -893 -14.96% 5,971
Gentry 1,493 45.37% 1,361 41.36% 416 12.64% 21 0.64% 132 4.01% 3,291
Greene 39,300 40.45% 48,193 49.60% 8,569 8.82% 1,102 1.13% -8,893 -9.15% 97,164
Grundy 2,073 44.13% 1,883 40.08% 631 13.43% 111 2.36% 190 4.04% 4,698
Harrison 1,628 41.96% 1,737 44.77% 484 12.47% 31 0.80% -109 -2.81% 3,880
Henry 4,579 50.11% 3,260 35.68% 1,231 13.47% 67 0.73% 1,319 14.44% 9,137
Hickory 1,858 47.49% 1,491 38.11% 531 13.57% 32 0.82% 367 9.38% 3,912
Holt 1,144 40.77% 1,323 47.15% 314 11.19% 25 0.89% -179 -6.38% 2,806
Howard 2,014 47.92% 1,545 36.76% 568 13.51% 76 1.81% 469 11.16% 4,203
Howell 5,261 38.90% 5,991 44.30% 2,066 15.28% 206 1.52% -730 -5.40% 13,524
Iron 2,221 53.39% 1,328 31.92% 568 13.65% 43 1.03% 893 21.47% 4,160
Jackson 140,317 56.20% 85,534 34.26% 21,047 8.43% 2,760 1.11% 54,783 21.94% 249,658
Jasper 11,462 33.95% 18,361 54.39% 3,545 10.50% 393 1.16% -6,899 -20.43% 33,761
Jefferson 32,073 48.52% 23,877 36.12% 8,893 13.45% 1,259 1.90% 8,196 12.40% 66,102
Johnson 6,220 42.68% 6,276 43.06% 1,911 13.11% 167 1.15% -56 -0.38% 14,574
Knox 891 44.09% 862 42.65% 254 12.57% 14 0.69% 29 1.43% 2,021
Laclede 4,047 35.19% 5,887 51.20% 1,459 12.69% 106 0.92% -1,840 -16.00% 11,499
Lafayette 6,118 46.34% 5,489 41.57% 1,516 11.48% 80 0.61% 629 4.76% 13,203
Lawrence 4,465 36.21% 6,099 49.46% 1,613 13.08% 155 1.26% -1,634 -13.25% 12,332
Lewis 2,050 49.09% 1,453 34.79% 644 15.42% 29 0.69% 597 14.30% 4,176
Lincoln 5,644 44.75% 4,897 38.83% 1,881 14.92% 189 1.50% 747 5.92% 12,611
Linn 2,967 50.36% 2,097 35.60% 781 13.26% 46 0.78% 870 14.77% 5,891
Livingston 2,913 47.52% 2,384 38.89% 777 12.68% 56 0.91% 529 8.63% 6,130
Macon 2,937 45.32% 2,634 40.65% 848 13.09% 61 0.94% 303 4.68% 6,480
Madison 2,351 50.42% 1,595 34.21% 625 13.40% 92 1.97% 756 16.21% 4,663
Maries 1,540 42.35% 1,560 42.90% 516 14.19% 20 0.55% -20 -0.55% 3,636
Marion 4,924 45.93% 4,653 43.40% 1,082 10.09% 62 0.58% 271 2.53% 10,721
McDonald 1,980 33.15% 3,008 50.36% 923 15.45% 62 1.04% -1,028 -17.21% 5,973
Mercer 700 44.28% 660 41.75% 208 13.16% 13 0.82% 40 2.53% 1,581
Miller 3,110 35.59% 4,387 50.20% 1,185 13.56% 57 0.65% -1,277 -14.61% 8,739
Mississippi 3,235 61.63% 1,595 30.39% 380 7.24% 39 0.74% 1,640 31.24% 5,249
Moniteau 2,129 38.96% 2,603 47.63% 693 12.68% 40 0.73% -474 -8.67% 5,465
Monroe 1,938 50.59% 1,333 34.80% 532 13.89% 28 0.73% 605 15.79% 3,831
Montgomery 2,277 43.58% 2,124 40.65% 772 14.78% 52 1.00% 153 2.93% 5,225
Morgan 3,006 42.14% 3,059 42.89% 1,006 14.10% 62 0.87% -53 -0.74% 7,133
New Madrid 4,451 58.80% 2,417 31.93% 663 8.76% 39 0.52% 2,034 26.87% 7,570
Newton 5,840 32.29% 10,067 55.66% 1,995 11.03% 183 1.01% -4,227 -23.37% 18,085
Nodaway 3,966 46.87% 3,362 39.74% 1,043 12.33% 90 1.06% 604 7.14% 8,461
Oregon 1,795 46.73% 1,502 39.10% 475 12.37% 69 1.80% 293 7.63% 3,841
Osage 2,045 36.73% 2,890 51.90% 608 10.92% 25 0.45% -845 -15.18% 5,568
Ozark 1,445 36.22% 1,882 47.18% 595 14.92% 67 1.68% -437 -10.96% 3,989
Pemiscot 3,371 59.38% 1,820 32.06% 458 8.07% 28 0.49% 1,551 27.32% 5,677
Perry 2,517 37.12% 3,427 50.54% 777 11.46% 60 0.88% -910 -13.42% 6,781
Pettis 6,057 39.68% 7,336 48.06% 1,716 11.24% 154 1.01% -1,279 -8.38% 15,263
Phelps 6,405 41.87% 6,990 45.69% 1,703 11.13% 201 1.31% -585 -3.82% 15,299
Pike 3,495 52.22% 2,209 33.00% 916 13.69% 73 1.09% 1,286 19.21% 6,693
Platte 12,705 43.23% 13,332 45.37% 3,035 10.33% 316 1.08% -627 -2.13% 29,388
Polk 3,307 36.38% 4,521 49.74% 1,169 12.86% 93 1.02% -1,214 -13.36% 9,090
Pulaski 3,783 41.67% 4,089 45.04% 1,141 12.57% 66 0.73% -306 -3.37% 9,079
Putnam 857 38.17% 1,091 48.60% 276 12.29% 21 0.94% -234 -10.42% 2,245
Ralls 1,998 49.31% 1,513 37.34% 520 12.83% 21 0.52% 485 11.97% 4,052
Randolph 4,502 50.11% 3,274 36.44% 1,130 12.58% 79 0.88% 1,228 13.67% 8,985
Ray 4,714 53.65% 2,884 32.82% 1,113 12.67% 76 0.86% 1,830 20.83% 8,787
Reynolds 1,631 55.10% 903 30.51% 386 13.04% 40 1.35% 728 24.59% 2,960
Ripley 2,081 44.68% 1,988 42.68% 530 11.38% 59 1.27% 93 2.00% 4,658
Saint Charles 41,369 40.46% 47,705 46.66% 11,591 11.34% 1,581 1.55% -6,336 -6.20% 102,246
Saint Clair 1,974 44.13% 1,815 40.58% 650 14.53% 34 0.76% 159 3.55% 4,473
Saint Francois 9,034 50.96% 6,200 34.98% 2,266 12.78% 226 1.27% 2,834 15.99% 17,726
Saint Louis County 225,524 48.79% 196,096 42.42% 34,850 7.54% 5,808 1.26% 29,428 6.37% 462,278
Saint Louis City 91,233 74.78% 22,121 18.13% 7,276 5.96% 1,373 1.13% 69,112 56.65% 122,003
Sainte Genevieve 3,597 53.47% 2,078 30.89% 942 14.00% 110 1.64% 1,519 22.58% 6,727
Saline 4,765 53.82% 2,931 33.10% 1,090 12.31% 68 0.77% 1,834 20.71% 8,854
Schuyler 857 44.34% 777 40.20% 287 14.85% 12 0.62% 80 4.14% 1,933
Scotland 990 47.01% 773 36.70% 326 15.48% 17 0.81% 217 10.30% 2,106
Scott 7,011 45.97% 6,641 43.54% 1,483 9.72% 117 0.77% 370 2.43% 15,252
Shannon 1,882 49.58% 1,339 35.27% 524 13.80% 51 1.34% 543 14.30% 3,796
Shelby 1,410 46.08% 1,213 39.64% 413 13.50% 24 0.78% 197 6.44% 3,060
Stoddard 4,883 43.69% 5,020 44.92% 1,185 10.60% 88 0.79% -137 -1.23% 11,176
Stone 3,497 34.42% 5,223 51.40% 1,353 13.32% 88 0.87% -1,726 -16.99% 10,161
Sullivan 1,402 45.91% 1,275 41.75% 340 11.13% 37 1.21% 127 4.16% 3,054
Taney 4,623 35.13% 6,844 52.01% 1,580 12.01% 113 0.86% -2,221 -16.88% 13,160
Texas 3,897 41.28% 4,065 43.06% 1,335 14.14% 143 1.51% -168 -1.78% 9,440
Vernon 3,363 43.82% 3,123 40.70% 1,135 14.79% 53 0.69% 240 3.13% 7,674
Warren 3,443 40.00% 3,768 43.78% 1,254 14.57% 142 1.65% -325 -3.78% 8,607
Washington 4,315 54.97% 2,259 28.78% 1,169 14.89% 107 1.36% 2,056 26.19% 7,850
Wayne 2,754 48.75% 2,172 38.45% 674 11.93% 49 0.87% 582 10.30% 5,649
Webster 3,855 37.97% 4,958 48.84% 1,214 11.96% 125 1.23% -1,103 -10.86% 10,152
Worth 572 44.93% 540 42.42% 150 11.78% 11 0.86% 32 2.51% 1,273
Wright 2,280 32.59% 3,754 53.67% 890 12.72% 71 1.02% -1,474 -21.07% 6,995
Totals 1,025,935 47.54% 890,016 41.24% 217,188 10.06% 24,926 1.16% 135,919 6.30% 2,158,065

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