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United States presidential election, 1996


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Introduction

This is a revision of the United States presidential election of 1996.

The election was a three-way race between incumbent Democratic President Bill Clinton, Republican Bob Dole, and Independent Ross Perot. In the current timeline, Clinton beat Dole by around 9 percentage points (about 49% to about 40%), with Perot coming in third, but with considerably less of the popular vote than in 1992. This revised version of history makes this 1996 victory for Clinton slightly narrower. In this revision, Clinton has 48.7% of the popular vote compared to Dole’s 41.3%, for a victory margin of more than 7 percentage points between Clinton and Dole.

The background to this election involves the aftermath of the 1994 midterm congressional elections, where Republicans take back the House of Representatives and Senate. In order to find more approval with the American people, he works with the congressional Republicans to balance the federal budget and get the U.S. economy back to prosperity. I feel this cannot be denied. However, due to Clinton’s morally sinful character as well as reflecting presidential elections of the then-recent past, I figured the race should be a little closer.

The revised election below is organized state-by-state in alphabetical order, for a total of 50 states plus the District of Columbia.
 

United States presidential election, 1996 (results estimated)

Alabama

Bob Dole (R): 663,358 (51.1%)
Bill Clinton (D): 547,088 (42.2%)
Ross Perot (I): 77,989 (6%)
Other: 9,213 (0.7%)
Total: 1,297,648
 

Alaska

Dole: 97,946 (51.8%)
Clinton: 62,896 (33.3%)
Perot: 18,716 (9.9%)
Other: 9,490 (5%)
Total: 189,048
 

Arizona

Clinton: 421,867 (46%)
Dole: 415,176 (45.3%)
Perot: 68,570 (7.5%)
Other: 11,092 (1.2%)
Total: 916,705
 

Arkansas

Clinton: 493,778 (53.2%)
Dole: 350,578 (37.8%)
Perot: 68,632 (7.4%)
Other: 14,468 (1.6%)
Total: 927,456
 

California

Clinton: 4,593,355 (50.1%)
Dole: 3,594,203 (39.2%)
Perot: 637,992 (7%)
Other: 340,996 (3.7%)
Total: 9,166,546
 

Colorado

Dole: 537,255 (46.8%)
Clinton: 498,567 (43.4%)
Perot: 75,652 (6.6%)
Other: 36,506 (3.2%)
Total: 1,147,980
 

Connecticut

Clinton: 653,329 (51.8%)
Dole: 449,967 (35.7%)
Perot: 126,329 (10%)
Other: 31,141 (2.5%)
Total: 1,260,766
 

Delaware

Clinton: 119,767 (50.8%)
Dole: 88,540 (37.5%)
Perot: 24,977 (10.6%)
Other: 2,571 (1.1%)
Total: 235,855
 

District of Columbia

Clinton: 161,392 (84.2%)
Dole: 19,822 (10.3%)
Perot: 3,719 (1.9%)
Other: 6,767 (3.5%)
Total: 191,700
 

Florida

Clinton: 1,891,730 (47%)
Dole: 1,742,870 (43.3%)
Perot: 366,920 (9.1%)
Other: 21,726 (0.5%)
Total: 4,023,246
 

Georgia

Dole: 832,720 (48%)
Clinton: 777,564 (44.8%)
Perot: 110,486 (6.4%)
Other: 13,702 (0.8%)
Total: 1,734,472
 

Hawaii

Clinton: 178,022 (55.9%)
Dole: 103,891 (32.6%)
Perot: 24,190 (7.6%)
Other: 12,191 (3.8%)
Total: 318,294
 

Idaho

Dole: 246,488 (53.2%)
Clinton: 151,332 (32.6%)
Perot: 58,911 (12.7%)
Other: 6,767 (1.5%)
Total: 463,498
 

Illinois

Clinton: 2,755,484 (53.3%)
Dole: 1,953,954 (37.8%)
Perot: 414,976 (8%)
Other: 43,410 (0.8%)
Total: 5,167,824
 

Indiana

Dole: 1,035,781 (48.1%)
Clinton: 872,656 (40.6%)
Perot: 225,965 (10.5%)
Other: 17,647 (0.8%)
Total: 2,152,049
 

Iowa

Clinton: 635,317 (49.3%)
Dole: 527,753 (40.9%)
Perot: 109,884 (8.5%)
Other: 16,766 (1.3%)
Total: 1,289,720
 

Kansas

Dole: 521,229 (55.3%)
Clinton: 330,706 (35.1%)
Perot: 81,262 (8.6%)
Other: 9,521 (1%)
Total: 942,718
 

Kentucky

Clinton: 607,980 (45.8%)
Dole: 595,247 (44.9%)
Perot: 114,991 (8.7%)
Other: 8,090 (0.6%)
Total: 1,326,308
 

Louisiana

Clinton: 821,390 (51%)
Dole: 659,237 (40.9%)
Perot: 111,268 (6.9%)
Other: 18,357 (1.1%)
Total: 1,610,252
 

Maine

Clinton: 280,075 (50.6%)
Dole: 175,725 (31.8%)
Perot: 78,512 (14.2%)
Other: 18,977 (3.4%)
Total: 553,289
 

Maryland

Clinton: 848,683 (53.2%)
Dole: 625,874 (39.3%)
Perot: 103,595 (6.5%)
Other: 15,619 (1%)
Total: 1,593,771
 

Massachusetts

Clinton: 1,593,581 (60.5%)
Dole: 766,616 (29.1%)
Perot: 234,280 (8.9%)
Other: 40,847 (1.5%)
Total: 2,635,324
 

Michigan

Clinton: 2,069,538 (50.7%)
Dole: 1,611,864 (39.5%)
Perot: 357,239 (8.7%)
Other: 44,094 (1.1%)
Total: 4,082,735
 

Minnesota

Clinton: 986,695 (50.1%)
Dole: 708,214 (36%)
Perot: 231,410 (11.7%)
Other: 43,131 (2.2%)
Total: 1,969,450
 

Mississippi

Dole: 482,983 (50.2%)
Clinton: 414,397 (43.1%)
Perot: 56,176 (5.8%)
Other: 8,369 (0.9%)
Total: 961,925
 

Missouri

Clinton: 1,014,528 (46.5%)
Dole: 920,792 (42.2%)
Perot: 219,298 (10.1%)
Other: 25,287 (1.2%)
Total: 2,179,905
 

Montana

Dole: 171,976 (45.1%)
Clinton: 153,371 (40.2%)
Perot: 51,696 (13.6%)
Other: 4,193 (1.1%)
Total: 381,236
 

Nebraska

Dole: 369,397 (54.7%)
Clinton: 229,479 (34%)
Perot: 71,108 (10.5%)
Other: 5,948 (0.9%)
Total: 675,932
 

Nevada

Clinton: 129,757 (43.9%)
Dole: 126,745 (42.9%)
Perot: 27,972 (9.5%)
Other: 10,899 (3.7%)
Total: 295,373
 

New Hampshire

Clinton: 198,067 (48.3%)
Dole: 165,479 (40.4%)
Perot: 39,720 (9.7%)
Other: 6,640 (1.6%)
Total: 409,906
 

New Jersey

Clinton: 1,702,245 (52.7%)
Dole: 1,190,152 (36.9%)
Perot: 275,097 (8.5%)
Other: 61,349 (1.9%)
Total: 3,228,843
 

New Mexico

Clinton: 244,705 (48.2%)
Dole: 217,685 (42.9%)
Perot: 29,458 (5.8%)
Other: 16,049 (3.2%)
Total: 507,897
 

New York

Clinton: 4,618,329 (58.5%)
Dole: 2,496,757 (31.6%)
Perot: 629,521 (8%)
Other: 154,023 (1.9%)
Total: 7,898,630
 

North Carolina

Dole: 1,104,266 (49.7%)
Clinton: 955,712 (43%)
Perot: 148,331 (6.7%)
Other: 12,213 (0.6%)
Total: 2,220,522
 

North Dakota

Dole: 150,882 (47.9%)
Clinton: 123,153 (39.1%)
Perot: 38,397 (12.2%)
Other: 2,298 (0.7%)
Total: 314,730
 

Ohio

Clinton: 2,079,316 (46.4%)
Dole: 1,883,847 (42%)
Perot: 477,911 (10.7%)
Other: 42,142 (0.9%)
Total: 4,483,216
 

Oklahoma

Dole: 520,585 (49.3%)
Clinton: 416,912 (39.5%)
Perot: 114,558 (10.8%)
Other: 4,755 (0.4%)
Total: 1,056,810
 

Oregon

Clinton: 471,436 (46.1%)
Dole: 409,225 (40.1%)
Perot: 89,895 (8.8%)
Other: 50,974 (5%)
Total: 1,021,530
 

Pennsylvania

Clinton: 2,427,378 (48.2%)
Dole: 2,064,557 (41%)
Perot: 481,747 (9.6%)
Other: 65,509 (1.3%)
Total: 5,039,191
 

Rhode Island

Clinton: 254,925 (59.2%)
Dole: 117,624 (27.3%)
Perot: 48,221 (11.2%)
Other: 9,773 (2.3%)
Total: 430,543
 

South Carolina

Dole: 508,521 (50.9%)
Clinton: 428,180 (42.8%)
Perot: 55,958 (5.6%)
Other: 6,595 (0.7%)
Total: 999,254
 

South Dakota

Dole: 159,204 (47.5%)
Clinton: 140,901 (42%)
Perot: 32,350 (9.6%)
Other: 2,783 (0.8%)
Total: 335,238
 

Tennessee

Clinton: 792,689 (47.5%)
Dole: 769,159 (46.1%)
Perot: 93,287 (5.6%)
Other: 13,684 (0.8%)
Total: 1,668,819
 

Texas

Dole: 2,625,654 (49.8%)
Clinton: 2,259,982 (42.8%)
Perot: 356,173 (6.8%)
Other: 34,826 (0.7%)
Total: 5,276,635
 

Utah

Dole: 344,135 (55.4%)
Clinton: 200,751 (32.3%)
Perot: 62,028 (10%)
Other: 14,605 (2.3%)
Total: 621,519
 

Vermont

Clinton: 114,313 (52.3%)
Dole: 70,073 (32.1%)
Perot: 26,204 (12%)
Other: 7,774 (3.6%)
Total: 218,364
 

Virginia

Dole: 944,720 (48.1%)
Clinton: 867,138 (44.1%)
Perot: 130,022 (6.6%)
Other: 22,194 (1.1%)
Total: 1,964,074
 

Washington

Clinton: 820,155 (48.8%)
Dole: 643,159 (38.3%)
Perot: 149,791 (8.9%)
Other: 66,162 (3.9%)
Total: 1,679,267
 

West Virginia

Clinton: 415,072 (49.5%)
Dole: 324,948 (38.8%)
Perot: 94,399 (11.3%)
Other: 3,940 (0.5%)
Total: 838,359
 

Wisconsin

Clinton: 1,048,837 (47.8%)
Dole: 866,096 (39.5%)
Perot: 227,054 (10.3%)
Other: 51,773 (2.4%)
Total: 2,193,760
 

Wyoming

Dole: 100,843 (56.8%)
Clinton: 52,968 (29.8%)
Perot: 21,745 (12.3%)
Other: 1,952 (1.1%)
Total: 177,508
 

United States (total)

Clinton: 44,927,488 (48.7%)
Dole: 38,073,772 (41.3%)
Perot: 7,774,582 (8.4%)
Other: 1,499,798 (1.6%)
Total: 92,275,640

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