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1996 United States presidential election in Maryland

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

United States presidential election in Maryland, 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 10 0 0
Popular vote 966,207 681,530 115,812
Percentage 54.25% 38.27% 6.50%

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County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Maryland was won by incumbent President Bill Clinton (D-Arkansas) with 54.25 percent of the popular vote over Senator Bob Dole (R-Kansas) with 38.27 percent. Businessman Ross Perot (Reform-Texas) finished in third, with 6.50% of the popular vote.[1] Clinton ultimately won the national vote, defeating both challengers and becoming re-elected to a second term as U.S. President.[2] As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Dorchester County voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate.[3] Conversely, this is also the last time Charles County voted for a Republican Presidential candidate.[3]

ResultsEdit

United States presidential election in Maryland, 1996[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton (incumbent) 966,207 54.25% 10
Republican Bob Dole 681,530 38.27% 0
Reform Ross Perot 115,812 6.50% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 8,765 0.49% 0
Constitution Howard Phillips 3,402 0.19% 0
N/A Write-ins 2,637 0.15% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin 2,517 0.14% 0
Totals 1,780,870 100.0% 10

Results by countyEdit

County William Jefferson Clinton
Democratic
Robert Joseph Dole
Republican
Henry Ross Perot
Reform
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # % # %
Allegany 11,025 42.40% 12,136 46.67% 2,652 10.20% 189 0.73% -1,111 -4.27% 26,002
Anne Arundel 72,147 42.02% 83,574 48.68% 14,287 8.32% 1,677 0.98% -11,427 -6.66% 171,685
Baltimore County 132,599 49.12% 114,449 42.39% 20,393 7.55% 2,527 0.94% 18,150 6.73% 269,968
Baltimore City 145,441 79.34% 28,467 15.53% 7,473 4.08% 1,942 1.06% 116,974 63.81% 183,323
Calvert 10,008 42.47% 11,509 48.84% 1,932 8.20% 117 0.50% -1,501 -6.37% 23,566
Caroline 3,251 39.76% 3,874 47.38% 947 11.58% 105 1.28% -623 -7.62% 8,177
Carroll 17,122 32.31% 30,316 57.20% 4,873 9.19% 686 1.29% -13,194 -24.89% 52,997
Cecil 10,144 41.47% 10,885 44.50% 3,124 12.77% 307 1.26% -741 -3.03% 24,460
Charles 15,890 44.35% 17,432 48.66% 2,333 6.51% 170 0.47% -1,542 -4.31% 35,825
Dorchester 4,613 45.89% 4,337 43.15% 1,008 10.03% 94 0.94% 276 2.74% 10,052
Frederick 25,081 38.41% 34,494 52.82% 4,989 7.64% 739 1.13% -9,413 -14.41% 65,303
Garrett 3,121 31.89% 5,400 55.18% 1,200 12.26% 65 0.66% -2,279 -23.29% 9,786
Harford 29,779 38.08% 39,686 50.76% 7,939 10.15% 787 1.01% -9,907 -12.68% 78,191
Howard 47,569 49.81% 40,849 42.77% 6,011 6.29% 1,079 1.13% 6,720 7.04% 95,508
Kent 3,207 45.83% 3,055 43.66% 676 9.66% 60 0.86% 152 2.17% 6,998
Montgomery 198,807 59.36% 117,730 35.15% 14,450 4.31% 3,910 1.17% 81,077 24.21% 334,897
Prince George's 176,612 73.50% 52,697 21.93% 9,153 3.81% 1,840 0.77% 123,915 51.57% 240,302
Queen Anne's 5,054 37.06% 7,147 52.40% 1,312 9.62% 126 0.92% -2,093 -15.34% 13,639
Somerset 3,557 49.62% 2,919 40.72% 613 8.55% 80 1.12% 638 8.90% 7,169
St. Mary's 9,988 41.95% 11,835 49.71% 1,827 7.67% 158 0.66% -1,847 -7.76% 23,808
Talbot 4,821 37.50% 6,997 54.43% 914 7.11% 123 0.96% -2,176 -16.93% 12,855
Washington 16,481 39.11% 21,434 50.86% 3,934 9.34% 293 0.70% -4,953 -11.75% 42,142
Wicomico 12,303 45.09% 12,687 46.50% 2,160 7.92% 136 0.50% -384 -1.41% 27,286
Worcester 7,587 44.81% 7,621 45.01% 1,612 9.52% 111 0.66% -34 -0.20% 16,931
Totals 966,207 54.25% 681,530 38.27% 115,812 6.50% 17,321 0.97% 284,677 15.99% 1,780,870

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1996 Presidential Election". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "1996 Presidential General Election Results". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  3. ^ a b Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016