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1996 United States presidential election in Illinois

The 1996 United States presidential election in Illinois took place on November 5, 1996, as part of the 1996 United States presidential election. Voters chose 22 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

United States presidential election in Illinois, 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 22 0 0
Popular vote 2,341,744 1,587,021 346,408
Percentage 54.3% 36.8% 8.1%

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County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton

Elected President

Bill Clinton

Illinois was won by President Bill Clinton (D) over Senator Bob Dole (R-KS), with Clinton winning 54.32% to 36.81% by a margin of 17.51%. Billionaire businessman Ross Perot (Reform Party of the United States of America-TX) finished in third, with 8.03% of the popular vote.[1] As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Jersey County, Randolph County, Williamson County, Marion County, Jefferson County, Clinton County, Christian County, Saline County, Shelby County, Fayette County, Hancock County, Union County, Bond County, Lawrence County, Piatt County, Pike County, Moultrie County, White County, Greene County, Clay County, Marshall County, Hamilton County, Pope County, and Hardin County voted for the Democratic candidate.


United States presidential election in Illinois, 1996
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton (Incumbent) Al Gore (Incumbent) 2,341,744 54.32% 22
Republican Bob Dole Jack Kemp 1,587,021 36.81% 0
Reform Ross Perot Patrick Choate 346,408 8.03% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne Jo Jorgensen 22,548 0.52% 0
U.S. Taxpayers' Party Howard Phillips Joseph Zdonczyk[2][3] 7,606 0.18% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin Dr. V. Tompkins 4,606 0.11% 0
Write-in Ralph Nader 1,447 0.03% 0
No party Write-in 10 0.00% 0
Write-in Earl Dodge 1 0.00% 0


  1. ^ Dave Leip's Atlas of United States Presidential Election Results - 1996 Illinois Results
  2. ^ Illinois is one of the states where Howard Phillips's running mate (Herbert Titus) was replaced on the ballot by Joseph Zdonczyk.
  3. ^ President Elect - The Unofficial Home of the Electoral College - President Elect 1996 Archived 2012-01-14 at the Wayback Machine

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