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1996 United States presidential election in Ohio

The 1996 United States presidential election in Ohio took place on November 5, 1996. All fifty states and the District of Columbia, were part of the 1996 United States presidential election. Ohio voters chose twenty-one electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

United States presidential election in Ohio, 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 21 0 0
Popular vote 2,148,222 1,859,883 483,207
Percentage 47.38% 41.02% 10.66%

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

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Ohio was won by incumbent United States President Bill Clinton of Arkansas, who was running against Kansas Senator Bob Dole. Clinton ran a second time with former Tennessee Senator Al Gore as Vice President, and Dole ran with former New York Congressman Jack Kemp.[1]

Ohio weighed in for this election as 2% more third-party than the national average.

Contents

Partisan backgroundEdit

The presidential election of 1996 was a very multi-partisan election for Ohio, with over 11% of the electorate voting for third-party candidates. Most counties in the state turned out more for Dole than Clinton. Two notable exceptions to this trend were Cleveland's Cuyahoga County, and residents of several counties on the Eastern border with Pennsylvania, who voted largely for Clinton.

In his second bid for the presidency, Ross Perot led the newly reformed Reform Party to gain over 10% of the votes in Ohio, and to pull in support nationally as the most popular third-party candidate to run for United States Presidency in recent times.

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which the following counties voted for a Democratic presidential candidate: Columbiana, Harrison, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Perry, Pike, Scioto, Vinton, Carroll, Gallia, Guernsey, Huron, Noble, Ross, and Seneca.[2]

ResultsEdit

United States presidential election in Ohio, 1996
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton 2,148,222 47.38% 21
Republican Bob Dole 1,859,883 41.02% 0
Reform Ross Perot 483,207 10.66% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 12,851 0.28% 0
Workers World Monica Moorehead 10,813 0.24% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin 9,120 0.20% 0
Taxpayers’ Howard Phillips 7,361 0.16% 0
Green Ralph Nader (write-in) 2,962 0.07% 0
Other write-ins 15 0.00% 0
Totals 4,534,434 100.00% 21
Voter Turnout (Voting age/Registered)

Results by countyEdit

William Jefferson Clinton
Democratic
Robert Joseph Dole
Republican
Henry Ross Perot
Reform
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Adams 4,317 41.59% 4,763 45.88% 1,223 11.78% 78 0.75% -446 -4.30% 10,381
Allen 15,529 35.33% 24,325 55.35% 3,799 8.64% 295 0.67% -8,796 -20.01% 43,948
Ashland 6,573 33.24% 10,402 52.61% 2,630 13.30% 168 0.85% -3,829 -19.36% 19,773
Ashtabula 19,341 49.95% 13,287 34.31% 5,700 14.72% 394 1.02% 6,054 15.63% 38,722
Athens 13,418 56.02% 7,154 29.87% 2,777 11.59% 605 2.53% 6,264 26.15% 23,954
Auglaize 6,652 33.88% 10,169 51.80% 2,641 13.45% 170 0.87% -3,517 -17.91% 19,632
Belmont 17,705 57.79% 8,213 26.81% 4,452 14.53% 269 0.88% 9,492 30.98% 30,639
Brown 6,318 41.12% 6,970 45.36% 1,941 12.63% 137 0.89% -652 -4.24% 15,366
Butler 43,690 35.70% 67,023 54.76% 10,540 8.61% 1,145 0.94% -23,333 -19.06% 122,398
Carroll 4,792 40.64% 4,449 37.74% 2,445 20.74% 104 0.88% 343 2.91% 11,790
Champaign 5,990 40.22% 6,568 44.10% 2,219 14.90% 116 0.78% -578 -3.88% 14,893
Clark 27,890 48.25% 22,297 38.57% 7,083 12.25% 532 0.92% 5,593 9.68% 57,802
Clermont 21,329 33.24% 36,457 56.81% 5,795 9.03% 593 0.92% -15,128 -23.57% 64,174
Clinton 5,303 36.52% 7,504 51.68% 1,588 10.94% 126 0.87% -2,201 -15.16% 14,521
Columbiana 20,716 47.48% 15,386 35.27% 7,127 16.34% 400 0.92% 5,330 12.22% 43,629
Coshocton 6,005 41.91% 6,018 42.00% 2,183 15.23% 124 0.87% -13 -0.09% 14,330
Crawford 7,449 38.30% 8,730 44.88% 3,072 15.79% 200 1.03% -1,281 -6.59% 19,451
Cuyahoga 341,357 60.75% 163,770 29.15% 50,691 9.02% 6,074 1.08% 177,587 31.61% 561,892
Darke 8,871 38.52% 10,798 46.88% 3,168 13.75% 195 0.85% -1,927 -8.37% 23,032
Defiance 6,343 39.91% 7,469 47.00% 1,929 12.14% 152 0.96% -1,126 -7.08% 15,893
Delaware 13,463 32.51% 24,123 58.25% 3,471 8.38% 358 0.86% -10,660 -25.74% 41,415
Erie 16,730 50.02% 12,204 36.49% 4,225 12.63% 290 0.87% 4,526 13.53% 33,449
Fairfield 18,821 37.13% 26,850 52.98% 4,660 9.19% 353 0.70% -8,029 -15.84% 50,684
Fayette 3,665 38.15% 4,831 50.29% 1,047 10.90% 64 0.67% -1,166 -12.14% 9,607
Franklin 192,795 48.14% 178,412 44.55% 25,400 6.34% 3,908 0.98% 14,383 3.59% 400,515
Fulton 6,662 37.20% 8,703 48.60% 2,412 13.47% 130 0.73% -2,041 -11.40% 17,907
Gallia 5,386 43.21% 5,135 41.19% 1,839 14.75% 106 0.85% 251 2.01% 12,466
Geauga 14,143 36.18% 19,662 50.30% 4,848 12.40% 436 1.12% -5,519 -14.12% 39,089
Greene 25,082 40.60% 30,677 49.65% 5,246 8.49% 777 1.26% -5,595 -9.06% 61,782
Guernsey 6,731 44.55% 5,970 39.52% 2,251 14.90% 156 1.03% 761 5.04% 15,108
Hamilton 160,458 43.13% 186,493 50.12% 21,335 5.73% 3,782 1.02% -26,035 -7.00% 372,068
Hancock 9,334 31.21% 17,252 57.68% 2,904 9.71% 418 1.40% -7,918 -26.47% 29,908
Hardin 4,930 41.51% 5,506 46.36% 1,365 11.49% 75 0.63% -576 -4.85% 11,876
Harrison 3,721 50.27% 2,310 31.21% 1,302 17.59% 69 0.93% 1,411 19.06% 7,402
Henry 4,762 37.25% 6,385 49.94% 1,550 12.12% 88 0.69% -1,623 -12.69% 12,785
Highland 5,837 39.78% 7,102 48.40% 1,629 11.10% 106 0.72% -1,265 -8.62% 14,674
Hocking 4,646 44.86% 4,017 38.79% 1,564 15.10% 129 1.25% 629 6.07% 10,356
Holmes 2,531 27.86% 5,213 57.39% 1,276 14.05% 64 0.70% -2,682 -29.52% 9,084
Huron 8,858 41.86% 8,750 41.35% 3,338 15.77% 215 1.02% 108 0.51% 21,161
Jackson 5,538 45.79% 4,922 40.69% 1,529 12.64% 106 0.88% 616 5.09% 12,095
Jefferson 19,402 56.04% 10,212 29.49% 4,748 13.71% 261 0.75% 9,190 26.54% 34,623
Knox 7,562 37.68% 10,159 50.62% 2,138 10.65% 209 1.04% -2,597 -12.94% 20,068
Lake 43,186 44.19% 40,974 41.92% 12,507 12.80% 1,069 1.09% 2,212 2.26% 97,736
Lawrence 11,595 48.46% 8,832 36.91% 3,232 13.51% 267 1.12% 2,763 11.55% 23,926
Licking 22,624 39.03% 28,276 48.78% 6,516 11.24% 551 0.95% -5,652 -9.75% 57,967
Logan 6,397 37.31% 8,325 48.56% 2,264 13.21% 159 0.93% -1,928 -11.25% 17,145
Lorain 55,744 52.37% 34,937 32.82% 14,889 13.99% 875 0.82% 20,807 19.55% 106,445
Lucas 104,911 57.72% 58,120 31.98% 17,282 9.51% 1,434 0.79% 46,791 25.75% 181,747
Madison 5,072 37.79% 6,871 51.20% 1,386 10.33% 92 0.69% -1,799 -13.40% 13,421
Mahoning 72,716 61.53% 31,397 26.57% 13,213 11.18% 852 0.72% 41,319 34.96% 118,178
Marion 10,482 42.48% 11,112 45.04% 2,897 11.74% 183 0.74% -630 -2.55% 24,674
Medina 23,727 40.16% 26,120 44.21% 8,700 14.72% 539 0.91% -2,393 -4.05% 59,086
Meigs 4,275 45.17% 3,622 38.27% 1,453 15.35% 115 1.22% 653 6.90% 9,465
Mercer 6,300 35.69% 8,832 50.03% 2,361 13.37% 160 0.91% -2,532 -14.34% 17,653
Miami 15,540 38.85% 19,509 48.77% 4,599 11.50% 357 0.89% -3,969 -9.92% 40,005
Monroe 3,914 56.18% 1,856 26.64% 1,128 16.19% 69 0.99% 2,058 29.54% 6,967
Montgomery 115,469 50.00% 95,391 41.30% 18,298 7.92% 1,799 0.78% 20,078 8.69% 230,957
Morgan 2,385 39.94% 2,566 42.97% 922 15.44% 98 1.64% -181 -3.03% 5,971
Morrow 4,627 37.69% 5,655 46.07% 1,745 14.22% 248 2.02% -1,028 -8.37% 12,275
Muskingum 13,813 41.89% 13,861 42.04% 4,880 14.80% 418 1.27% -48 -0.15% 32,972
Noble 2,366 42.91% 2,183 39.59% 899 16.30% 66 1.20% 183 3.32% 5,514
Ottawa 9,321 49.35% 6,991 37.01% 2,438 12.91% 138 0.73% 2,330 12.34% 18,888
Paulding 3,449 40.12% 3,760 43.74% 1,292 15.03% 95 1.11% -311 -3.62% 8,596
Perry 5,819 46.75% 4,606 37.00% 1,854 14.90% 168 1.35% 1,213 9.75% 12,447
Pickaway 7,042 40.24% 8,666 49.52% 1,702 9.73% 91 0.52% -1,624 -9.28% 17,501
Pike 5,542 51.38% 3,759 34.85% 1,402 13.00% 84 0.78% 1,783 16.53% 10,787
Portage 29,441 50.55% 18,939 32.52% 9,178 15.76% 680 1.17% 10,502 18.03% 58,238
Preble 6,611 38.59% 8,139 47.50% 2,235 13.05% 148 0.86% -1,528 -8.92% 17,133
Putnam 4,972 30.77% 9,294 57.52% 1,767 10.94% 125 0.77% -4,322 -26.75% 16,158
Richland 20,832 40.49% 23,697 46.06% 6,613 12.85% 309 0.60% -2,865 -5.57% 51,451
Ross 12,649 49.03% 10,286 39.87% 2,648 10.26% 214 0.83% 2,363 9.16% 25,797
Sandusky 11,547 45.44% 10,033 39.48% 3,617 14.23% 216 0.85% 1,514 5.96% 25,413
Scioto 15,041 48.01% 11,679 37.28% 4,418 14.10% 190 0.61% 3,362 10.73% 31,328
Seneca 10,044 42.72% 9,713 41.31% 3,498 14.88% 256 1.09% 331 1.41% 23,511
Shelby 6,729 36.65% 8,773 47.78% 2,686 14.63% 174 0.95% -2,044 -11.13% 18,362
Stark 73,437 46.38% 60,212 38.03% 23,004 14.53% 1,693 1.07% 13,225 8.35% 158,346
Summit 112,050 52.07% 73,555 34.18% 27,723 12.88% 1,867 0.87% 38,495 17.89% 215,195
Trumbull 55,604 58.69% 24,811 26.19% 13,563 14.32% 767 0.81% 30,793 32.50% 94,745
Tuscarawas 15,244 43.86% 13,388 38.52% 5,682 16.35% 441 1.27% 1,856 5.34% 34,755
Union 4,989 33.25% 8,290 55.26% 1,596 10.64% 128 0.85% -3,301 -22.00% 15,003
Van Wert 4,453 34.15% 6,999 53.67% 1,487 11.40% 102 0.78% -2,546 -19.52% 13,041
Vinton 2,350 48.85% 1,673 34.77% 728 15.13% 60 1.25% 677 14.07% 4,811
Warren 17,089 30.84% 33,210 59.94% 4,689 8.46% 421 0.76% -16,121 -29.09% 55,409
Washington 10,945 42.13% 11,965 46.06% 2,832 10.90% 235 0.90% -1,020 -3.93% 25,977
Wayne 14,850 36.62% 19,628 48.41% 5,771 14.23% 299 0.74% -4,778 -11.78% 40,548
Williams 5,524 35.41% 7,747 49.67% 2,121 13.60% 206 1.32% -2,223 -14.25% 15,598
Wood 23,183 46.98% 20,518 41.58% 5,065 10.26% 577 1.17% 2,665 5.40% 49,343
Wyandot 3,677 38.27% 4,473 46.56% 1,347 14.02% 110 1.14% -796 -8.29% 9,607
Totals 2,148,222 47.38% 1,859,883 41.02% 483,207 10.66% 43,122 0.95% 288,339 6.36% 4,534,434

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1996 Presidential General Election Results – Ohio". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  2. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016