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1996 United States presidential election in Wisconsin

The 1996 United States presidential election in Wisconsin took place on November 5, 1996, as part of the 1996 United States presidential election. Voters chose 11 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

United States presidential election in Wisconsin, 1996

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Nominee Bill Clinton Bob Dole Ross Perot
Party Democratic Republican Reform
Home state Arkansas Kansas Texas
Running mate Al Gore Jack Kemp Patrick Choate
Electoral vote 11 0 0
Popular vote 1,071,971 845,029 227,339
Percentage 48.81% 38.48% 10.35%

County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton

Elected President

Bill Clinton

Wisconsin was won by President Bill Clinton (D) over Senator Bob Dole (R-KS), with Clinton winning by 48.81 percent to 38.48 percent, or a margin of 10.33 percent. Billionaire businessman Ross Perot (Reform Party of the United States of America-TX) finished in third, with 10.35 percent of the popular vote.[1] As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which the following counties have voted for a Democratic presidential candidate: Polk, St. Croix, Sheboygan, and Taylor.[2]


United States presidential election in Wisconsin, 1996
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic William Jefferson Clinton (Incumbent) Albert Arnold Gore Jr. (Incumbent) 1,071,971 48.81% 11
Republican Robert Joseph Dole Jack French Kemp 845,029 38.48% 0
Reform Henry Ross Perot Patrick Choate 227,339 10.35% 0
Independent Ralph Nader Winona LaDuke 28,723 1.31% 0
U.S. Taxpayers' Party Howard Phillips Herbert Titus 8,811 0.40% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne Jo Jorgensen 7,929 0.36% 0
No party Write-in 2,324 0.11% 0
Independent Dr. John Hagelin Dr. V. Tompkins 1,379 0.06% 0
Independent Monica Moorehead Gloria La Riva 1,333 0.06% 0
Independent Mary Cal Hollis Eric Chester 848 0.04% 0
Independent James Harris Laura Garza 483 0.02% 0


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