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1992 United States presidential election in Kentucky

The 1992 United States presidential election in Kentucky took place on November 3, 1992, as part of the 1992 United States presidential election. As of the result of the 1990 census,[1] Kentucky lost one electoral vote. Voters chose eight representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

United States presidential election in Kentucky, 1992

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Nominee Bill Clinton George H.W. Bush Ross Perot
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Home state Arkansas Texas Texas
Running mate Al Gore Dan Quayle James Stockdale
Electoral vote 8 0 0
Popular vote 665,104 617,178 203,944
Percentage 44.55% 41.34% 13.66%

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County Results

President before election

George H. W. Bush
Republican

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Kentucky was won by Governor Bill Clinton (D-Arkansas) with 44.55% of the popular vote over incumbent President George H.W. Bush (R-Texas) with 41.34%. Businessman Ross Perot (I-Texas) finished in third, with 13.66% of the popular vote.[2] Clinton ultimately won the national vote, defeating incumbent President Bush and Perot.[3]

Kentucky was a formerly Democratic-leaning state prior to the 1960s,[4] dominated by conservative Democrats who tended to swing towards more conservative candidates nationally and Democrats on a statewide basis. Despite voting Republican in the previous three presidential elections, Kentuckians were encouraged to vote Democratic in 1992 with the nomination of Bill Clinton, a centrist Southern Democrat from a fellow Southern state, Arkansas.

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which LaRue County, Daviess County, Bullitt County, Barren County, Breckinridge County, Hart County, Spencer County, Mason County, Fleming County, Todd County, Owen County, Metcalfe County, Crittenden County, Bracken County, and Robertson County voted for the Democratic candidate.

ResultsEdit

United States presidential election in Kentucky, 1992[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton 665,104 44.55% 8
Republican George H.W. Bush 617,178 41.34% 0
Independent Ross Perot 203,944 13.66% 0
Libertarian Andre Marrou 4,513 0.30% 0
U.S. Taxpayers' Howard Phillips 989 0.07% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin 695 0.05% 0
New Alliance Lenora Fulani 430 0.03% 0
America First James "Bo" Gritz (write-in) 47 0.00% 0
Totals 1,492,900 100.0% 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Congressional Apportionment - 1990 Apportionment Results - People and Households - U.S. Census Bureau". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2015-06-02.
  2. ^ a b "1992 Presidential General Election Results - Kentucky". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  3. ^ "1992 Presidential General Election Results". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  4. ^ ""Kentucky Votes: Volume 1: Presidential Elections, 1952–1960; U.S. Sena" by Malcolm E. Jewell". uknowledge.uky.edu. Retrieved 2015-06-02.