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1992 United States presidential election in Washington (state)

The 1992 United States presidential election in Washington took place on November 3, 1992, as part of the 1992 United States presidential election. Voters chose eleven representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

United States presidential election in Washington, 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 11 0 0
Popular vote 993,037 731,234 541,780
Percentage 43.41% 31.97% 23.68%

1992 United States Presidential election in Washington (state).svg
County Results

President before election

George H. W. Bush
Republican

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Washington was won by Governor Bill Clinton (D-Arkansas) with 43.41% of the popular vote over incumbent President George H.W. Bush (RTexas) with 31.97%. Businessman Ross Perot (I-Texas) finished in third, with 23.68% of the popular vote.[1] Clinton ultimately won the national vote, defeating incumbent President Bush.[2] As of the 2016 presidential election, this was the last election in which Okanogan County voted for a Democratic Presidential nominee.[3] It was also the first occasion since Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1936 landslide that Whitman County had supported a Democratic presidential candidate.[4]

Contents

ResultsEdit

United States presidential election in Washington, 1992[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton 993,037 43.41% 11
Republican George H.W. Bush (incumbent) 731,234 31.97% 0
Independent Ross Perot 541,780 23.68% 0
Libertarian Andre Marrou 7,533 0.33% 0
America First James "Bo" Gritz 4,854 0.21% 0
Natural Law John Hagelin 2,456 0.11% 0
U.S. Taxpayers' Howard Phillips 2,354 0.10% 0
New Alliance Lenora Fulani 1,776 0.08% 0
Independent Ronald Daniels 1,171 0.05% 0
Democrats for Economic Recovery Lyndon LaRouche 855 0.04% 0
Socialist Workers James Warren 515 0.02% 0
Totals 2,287,565 100.0% 11

Results by countyEdit

William Jefferson Clinton
Democratic
George Herbert Walker Bush
Republican
Henry Ross Perot
Independent
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Adams 1,449 31.60% 2,087 45.52% 1,010 22.03% 39 0.85% -638 -13.91% 4,585
Asotin 3,239 42.64% 2,425 31.92% 1,849 24.34% 83 1.09% 814 10.72% 7,596
Benton 16,459 31.29% 22,883 43.50% 12,878 24.48% 382 0.73% -6,424 -12.21% 52,602
Chelan 7,860 33.48% 10,716 45.65% 4,606 19.62% 294 1.25% -2,856 -12.17% 23,476
Clallam 10,820 37.74% 9,765 34.06% 7,775 27.12% 313 1.09% 1,055 3.68% 28,673
Clark 42,648 40.03% 36,906 34.64% 26,163 24.56% 819 0.77% 5,742 5.39% 106,536
Columbia 668 34.90% 761 39.76% 466 24.35% 19 0.99% -93 -4.86% 1,914
Cowlitz 15,052 43.59% 10,000 28.96% 9,246 26.78% 231 0.67% 5,052 14.63% 34,529
Douglas 3,731 33.77% 4,920 44.53% 2,315 20.95% 82 0.74% -1,189 -10.76% 11,048
Ferry 963 37.66% 773 30.23% 762 29.80% 59 2.31% 190 7.43% 2,557
Franklin 3,743 34.22% 4,486 41.02% 2,597 23.75% 111 1.01% -743 -6.79% 10,937
Garfield 473 35.81% 620 46.93% 222 16.81% 6 0.45% -147 -11.13% 1,321
Grant 7,278 33.20% 9,503 43.35% 4,898 22.34% 242 1.10% -2,225 -10.15% 21,921
Grays Harbor 12,599 46.26% 6,904 25.35% 7,460 27.39% 275 1.01% 5,139[a] 18.87% 27,238
Island 9,555 35.17% 9,526 35.06% 7,889 29.04% 198 0.73% 29 0.11% 27,168
Jefferson 6,148 47.50% 3,467 26.79% 3,168 24.48% 159 1.23% 2,681 20.72% 12,942
King 391,050 50.23% 212,986 27.36% 167,216 21.48% 7,341 0.94% 178,064 22.87% 778,593
Kitsap 34,442 38.89% 29,340 33.13% 23,873 26.95% 913 1.03% 5,102 5.76% 88,568
Kittitas 5,432 43.86% 4,078 32.93% 2,778 22.43% 97 0.78% 1,354 10.93% 12,385
Klickitat 2,758 40.27% 2,085 30.44% 1,938 28.30% 68 0.99% 673 9.83% 6,849
Lewis 7,810 28.75% 12,316 45.33% 6,684 24.60% 358 1.32% -4,506 -16.59% 27,168
Lincoln 1,653 33.48% 2,152 43.59% 1,098 22.24% 34 0.69% -499 -10.11% 4,937
Mason 8,076 41.15% 5,776 29.43% 5,577 28.42% 197 1.00% 2,300 11.72% 19,626
Okanogan 5,015 38.48% 4,265 32.72% 3,541 27.17% 212 1.63% 750 5.75% 13,033
Pacific 4,587 49.58% 2,243 24.24% 2,351 25.41% 71 0.77% 2,236[a] 24.17% 9,252
Pend Oreille 1,798 38.13% 1,528 32.40% 1,340 28.41% 50 1.06% 270 5.73% 4,716
Pierce 102,243 42.40% 77,410 32.10% 59,523 24.68% 1,973 0.82% 24,833 10.30% 241,149
San Juan 3,353 47.11% 1,901 26.71% 1,776 24.95% 87 1.22% 1,452 20.40% 7,117
Skagit 15,936 39.13% 13,388 32.87% 10,973 26.94% 431 1.06% 2,548 6.26% 40,728
Skamania 1,474 40.05% 1,102 29.95% 1,050 28.53% 54 1.47% 372 10.11% 3,680
Snohomish 88,643 39.32% 69,137 30.67% 65,838 29.21% 1,812 0.80% 19,506 8.65% 225,430
Spokane 69,526 41.11% 59,984 35.47% 38,251 22.62% 1,371 0.81% 9,542 5.64% 169,132
Stevens 4,960 33.54% 5,706 38.59% 3,769 25.49% 352 2.38% -746 -5.04% 14,787
Thurston 38,293 45.28% 25,643 30.32% 19,551 23.12% 1,082 1.28% 12,650 14.96% 84,569
Wahkiakum 696 38.75% 488 27.17% 584 32.52% 28 1.56% 112[a] 6.24% 1,796
Walla Walla 7,325 36.84% 7,894 39.71% 4,507 22.67% 155 0.78% -569 -2.86% 19,881
Whatcom 26,619 41.80% 23,801 37.38% 12,455 19.56% 804 1.26% 2,818 4.43% 63,679
Whitman 7,637 43.69% 6,428 36.78% 3,220 18.42% 193 1.10% 1,209 6.92% 17,478
Yakima 21,026 36.27% 25,841 44.58% 10,583 18.26% 519 0.90% -4,815 -8.31% 57,969
Totals 993,037 43.41% 731,234 31.97% 541,780 23.68% 21,514 0.94% 261,803 11.44% 2,287,565

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c In this county where Perot ran second ahead of Bush, margin given is Clinton vote minus Perot vote and percentage margin Clinton percent minus Perot percent.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1992 Presidential General Election Results - Washington". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  2. ^ "1992 Presidential General Election Results". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  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. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, pp. 332-334 ISBN 0786422173