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1996 United States presidential election in Indiana

The 1996 United States presidential election in Indiana took place on November 5, 1996. Voters chose 12 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1996 United States presidential election in Indiana

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Nominee Bob Dole Bill Clinton Ross Perot
Party Republican Democratic Reform
Home state Kansas Arkansas Texas
Running mate Jack Kemp Al Gore Patrick Choate
Electoral vote 12 0 0
Popular vote 1,006,693 887,424 224,299
Percentage 47.13% 41.55% 10.50%

United States Presidential election in Indiana, 1996.svg
County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Indiana was won by Senator Bob Dole (R-KS). The presidential contest in Indiana was not a surprise, with Dole winning 47.13 percent to 41.55 percent over President Bill Clinton (D) by a margin of 5.58 percentage points.[1] Billionaire businessman Ross Perot (Reform Party of the United States of America-TX) finished in third, with a significant 10.50 percent of the popular vote.[1] Indiana would stay a Republican state until 2008, in which Barack Obama won by a close margin, the first Democratic victory in Indiana since 1964.

Clinton did manage the feat of winning a plurality in exurban Chicago’s Porter County, which had previously voted Republican at every presidential election since that party was founded in 1854.[2] In doing so he broke the second-last still-standing streak of voting Republican from that party’s first election in 1856, leaving IllinoisCarroll County as the solitary county to have voted Republican at every presidential election since that party’s formation. (Carroll County would eventually have its streak broken by Barack Obama in 2008.)

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Blackford County, Sullivan County, Crawford County, Jefferson County, Knox County, Clark County, Posey County, Switzerland County, Pike County, Floyd County, Gibson County, and Warrick County voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate.[3]

ResultsEdit

1996 United States presidential election in Indiana[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Bob Dole Jack Kemp 1,006,693 47.13% 12
Democratic Bill Clinton Al Gore 887,424 41.55% 0
Reform Ross Perot Patrick Choate 224,299 10.50% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne Jo Jorgensen 15,632 0.73% 0
Write-ins Various candidates 1,794 0.18% 0
Totals 2,135,842 100.00% 12

Results by countyEdit

County Robert Joseph Dole
Republican
William Jefferson Clinton
Democratic
Henry Ross Perot
Reform
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[4]
# % # % # % # % # %
Adams 6,960 55.44% 4,247 33.83% 1,346 10.72% 2,713 21.61% 12,553
Allen 59,255 54.11% 41,450 37.85% 8,808 8.04% 17,805 16.26% 109,513
Bartholomew 13,188 52.12% 9,301 36.76% 2,815 11.12% 3,887 15.36% 25,304
Benton 1,947 50.35% 1,311 33.90% 609 15.75% 636 16.45% 3,867
Blackford 2,070 40.70% 2,335 45.91% 681 13.39% -265 -5.21% 5,086
Boone 11,338 64.93% 4,625 26.49% 1,498 8.58% 6,713 38.45% 17,461
Brown 2,988 48.17% 2,413 38.90% 802 12.93% 575 9.27% 6,203
Carroll 4,062 50.90% 2,747 34.42% 1,171 14.67% 1,315 16.48% 7,980
Cass 8,020 51.85% 5,419 35.03% 2,029 13.12% 2,601 16.82% 15,468
Clark 14,396 40.24% 17,799 49.76% 3,578 10.00% -3,403 -9.51% 35,773
Clay 4,858 49.22% 3,605 36.53% 1,406 14.25% 1,253 12.70% 9,869
Clinton 6,156 53.72% 3,949 34.46% 1,355 11.82% 2,207 19.26% 11,460
Crawford 1,759 36.78% 2,324 48.59% 700 14.64% -565 -11.81% 4,783
Daviess 5,531 56.70% 3,230 33.11% 994 10.19% 2,301 23.59% 9,755
Dearborn 8,318 50.97% 6,269 38.42% 1,731 10.61% 2,049 12.56% 16,318
Decatur 4,782 51.08% 3,190 34.08% 1,389 14.84% 1,592 17.01% 9,361
DeKalb 6,851 51.80% 4,840 36.60% 1,534 11.60% 2,011 15.21% 13,225
Delaware 18,126 40.68% 20,385 45.75% 6,042 13.56% -2,259 -5.07% 44,553
Dubois 6,840 45.25% 6,499 42.99% 1,777 11.76% 341 2.26% 15,116
Elkhart 28,770 56.97% 16,598 32.87% 5,133 10.16% 12,172 24.10% 50,501
Fayette 4,091 45.20% 3,822 42.23% 1,137 12.56% 269 2.97% 9,050
Floyd 12,473 43.17% 13,814 47.81% 2,609 9.03% -1,341 -4.64% 28,896
Fountain 3,984 54.25% 2,327 31.69% 1,033 14.07% 1,657 22.56% 7,344
Franklin 4,167 52.63% 2,808 35.46% 943 11.91% 1,359 17.16% 7,918
Fulton 3,934 48.97% 2,956 36.80% 1,143 14.23% 978 12.17% 8,033
Gibson 5,392 40.04% 6,488 48.18% 1,585 11.77% -1,096 -8.14% 13,465
Grant 13,443 51.17% 9,818 37.37% 3,008 11.45% 3,625 13.80% 26,269
Greene 5,746 45.20% 5,277 41.51% 1,690 13.29% 469 3.69% 12,713
Hamilton 42,792 69.95% 14,153 23.13% 4,234 6.92% 28,639 46.81% 61,179
Hancock 12,907 60.63% 6,123 28.76% 2,258 10.61% 6,784 31.87% 21,288
Harrison 6,073 43.97% 5,900 42.72% 1,839 13.31% 173 1.25% 13,812
Hendricks 22,293 63.53% 9,392 26.77% 3,405 9.70% 12,901 36.77% 35,090
Henry 8,537 45.93% 7,667 41.25% 2,381 12.81% 870 4.68% 18,585
Howard 16,771 50.91% 11,999 36.42% 4,172 12.66% 4,772 14.49% 32,942
Huntington 8,275 59.27% 4,287 30.70% 1,400 10.03% 3,988 28.56% 13,962
Jackson 5,883 46.61% 5,150 40.80% 1,590 12.60% 733 5.81% 12,623
Jasper 5,173 51.74% 3,554 35.55% 1,271 12.71% 1,619 16.19% 9,998
Jay 3,584 45.01% 3,356 42.15% 1,022 12.84% 228 2.86% 7,962
Jefferson 4,827 41.24% 5,441 46.48% 1,438 12.28% -614 -5.25% 11,706
Jennings 4,461 43.26% 4,223 40.95% 1,629 15.80% 238 2.31% 10,313
Johnson 23,733 60.88% 11,278 28.93% 3,975 10.20% 12,455 31.95% 38,986
Knox 6,395 41.47% 7,003 45.42% 2,022 13.11% -608 -3.94% 15,420
Kosciusko 15,084 63.43% 6,166 25.93% 2,531 10.64% 8,918 37.50% 23,781
LaGrange 4,033 52.47% 2,704 35.18% 949 12.35% 1,329 17.29% 7,686
Lake 47,873 29.35% 100,198 61.43% 15,051 9.23% -52,325 -32.08% 163,122
LaPorte 14,106 36.06% 19,879 50.82% 5,133 13.12% -5,773 -14.76% 39,118
Lawrence 8,107 51.07% 5,703 35.93% 2,063 13.00% 2,404 15.15% 15,873
Madison 23,151 43.38% 23,772 44.54% 6,447 12.08% -621 -1.16% 53,370
Marion 133,329 47.77% 124,448 44.58% 21,358 7.65% 8,881 3.18% 279,135
Marshall 8,158 53.17% 5,486 35.76% 1,698 11.07% 2,672 17.42% 15,342
Martin 2,281 49.44% 1,848 40.05% 485 10.51% 433 9.38% 4,614
Miami 6,719 53.17% 4,260 33.71% 1,657 13.11% 2,459 19.46% 12,636
Monroe 16,744 43.54% 18,531 48.19% 3,179 8.27% -1,787 -4.65% 38,454
Montgomery 7,705 57.95% 3,825 28.77% 1,766 13.28% 3,880 29.18% 13,296
Morgan 12,872 60.04% 5,812 27.11% 2,755 12.85% 7,060 32.93% 21,439
Newton 2,075 43.47% 1,897 39.74% 801 16.78% 178 3.73% 4,773
Noble 6,782 50.60% 5,101 38.06% 1,521 11.35% 1,681 12.54% 13,404
Ohio 1,098 44.60% 1,083 43.99% 281 11.41% 15 0.61% 2,462
Orange 3,355 45.90% 3,016 41.26% 938 12.83% 339 4.64% 7,309
Owen 3,056 49.50% 2,244 36.35% 874 14.16% 812 13.15% 6,174
Parke 3,151 47.85% 2,453 37.25% 981 14.90% 698 10.60% 6,585
Perry 2,554 32.35% 4,427 56.08% 913 11.57% -1,873 -23.73% 7,894
Pike 2,174 37.24% 2,780 47.62% 884 15.14% -606 -10.38% 5,838
Porter 22,931 42.35% 24,044 44.41% 7,169 13.24% -1,113 -2.06% 54,144
Posey 4,638 42.52% 4,965 45.52% 1,304 11.96% -327 -3.00% 10,907
Pulaski 2,693 50.46% 2,010 37.66% 634 11.88% 683 12.80% 5,337
Putnam 5,958 51.63% 3,962 34.34% 1,619 14.03% 1,996 17.30% 11,539
Randolph 4,708 45.48% 4,087 39.48% 1,557 15.04% 621 6.00% 10,352
Ripley 5,303 49.95% 4,097 38.59% 1,216 11.45% 1,206 11.36% 10,616
Rush 3,827 51.87% 2,578 34.94% 973 13.19% 1,249 16.93% 7,378
Saint Joseph 2,620 36.50% 3,798 52.91% 760 10.59% -1,178 -16.41% 7,178
Scott 7,778 51.76% 5,374 35.76% 1,874 12.47% 2,404 16.00% 15,026
Shelby 3,770 44.01% 4,058 47.37% 739 8.63% -288 -3.36% 8,567
Spencer 38,281 41.45% 45,704 49.48% 8,379 9.07% -7,423 -8.04% 92,364
Starke 3,108 38.57% 3,854 47.83% 1,096 13.60% -746 -9.26% 8,058
Steuben 5,513 50.00% 4,124 37.40% 1,390 12.61% 1,389 12.60% 11,027
Sullivan 3,207 37.90% 4,076 48.17% 1,178 13.92% -869 -10.27% 8,461
Switzerland 1,266 40.00% 1,496 47.27% 403 12.73% -230 -7.27% 3,165
Tippecanoe 22,556 49.92% 17,232 38.14% 5,394 11.94% 5,324 11.78% 45,182
Tipton 3,980 54.38% 2,478 33.86% 861 11.76% 1,502 20.52% 7,319
Union 1,334 49.10% 1,019 37.50% 364 13.40% 315 11.59% 2,717
Vanderburgh 28,509 43.48% 30,934 47.17% 6,132 9.35% -2,425 -3.70% 65,575
Vermillion 2,334 35.29% 3,251 49.15% 1,029 15.56% -917 -13.86% 6,614
Vigo 15,751 41.20% 17,974 47.01% 4,508 11.79% -2,223 -5.81% 38,233
Wabash 6,990 54.35% 4,577 35.59% 1,294 10.06% 2,413 18.76% 12,861
Warren 1,678 46.20% 1,394 38.38% 560 15.42% 284 7.82% 3,632
Warrick 9,221 43.96% 9,285 44.26% 2,471 11.78% -64 -0.31% 20,977
Washington 4,066 44.44% 3,819 41.74% 1,264 13.82% 247 2.70% 9,149
Wayne 12,188 47.58% 10,905 42.57% 2,525 9.86% 1,283 5.01% 25,618
Wells 6,322 56.29% 3,752 33.41% 1,157 10.30% 2,570 22.88% 11,231
White 4,642 48.11% 3,396 35.20% 1,610 16.69% 1,246 12.91% 9,648
Whitley 5,965 51.72% 4,176 36.21% 1,392 12.07% 1,789 15.51% 11,533
Totals 1,006,693 47.52% 887,424 41.89% 224,299 10.59% 17,426[a] 0.82% 119,269 5.63% 2,118,416

NotesEdit

  1. ^ These Libertarian and write-in votes were not given by county in the Our Campaigns site.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "1996 Presidential General Election Results – Indiana". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  2. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, p. 117 ISBN 0786422173
  3. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  4. ^ Our Campaigns; IN US President 1996