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.
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. As of the 2016 presidential election[update], 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||7,606||0.18%||0|
|Natural Law||Dr. John Hagelin||Dr. V. Tompkins||4,606||0.11%||0|
- Dave Leip's Atlas of United States Presidential Election Results - 1996 Illinois Results
- Illinois is one of the states where Howard Phillips's running mate (Herbert Titus) was replaced on the ballot by Joseph Zdonczyk.
- President Elect - The Unofficial Home of the Electoral College - President Elect 1996