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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1996 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open December 16, 1996 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close December 16, 1996 - 11:00pm Central
Term Start January 20, 1997 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 2001 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedRP December 04, 2015 06:40pm
Data SourcesOfficial canvass of the electoral vote in the Congressional Record: [Link]
Description
Recap of the Popular Vote

The general election was held on 11/5/1996. Democratic Presidential Electors were victorious in 31 states and DC, winning 379 votes. Republican Electors carried 19 states with 159 votes.

Casting the Electoral Vote

The Presidential Electors assembled in their state capitol buildings on 12/16/1996 to cast the electoral votes. Following the filling of vacancies, each Elector voted as expected. In Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Ridge, a Republican, told the Commonwealth's Democratic Electors that he gave them "one last chance" to change their minds and vote Republican, but they declined. In each state and in DC, the Electors signed five official certificates of vote, one of which was sent by certified mail to the office of the Vice President of the United States. These certificates were placed in the special mahogany boxes used every four years to collect the certificates of vote for the joint session of Congress.

The Joint Session of Congress

Congress assembled in joint session to count the electoral votes on 1/9/1997. VP Gore and the U.S. Senators arrived in the U.S. House chamber at 1:00 p.m., and the joint session lasted 24 minutes. Officers of the joint session are those shown in the table.

VP Gore announced at the beginning that the entire text of eac

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won12/14/1992
NameBill Clinton Votes370 (68.77%)
Term01/20/1993 - 01/20/1997 Margin202 (+37.55%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won12/18/2000
NameGeorge W. Bush Votes271 (50.37%)
Term01/20/2001 - 01/20/2005 Margin5 (+0.93%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Jul 01, 1995 US President - Prb Convention Earl F. Dodge Jr. PRB 1
Oct 09, 1995 US President - Soc Convention Mary Cal Hollis S 1
Dec 03, 1995 US President - WWP Convention Monica Moorehead WWP 1
Feb 23, 1996 US President - Am Convention Diane Beall Templin Amer 1
Mar 25, 1996 US President - SWP Campaign James E. Harris SWP 1
May 04, 1996 US President - Grassroots Convention Dennis Peron GRP 1
Jul 01, 1996 US President - Am First Campaign Ralph Forbes AFP 1
Jul 04, 1996 US President - LBT Convention Harry Browne LBT 605
Jul 25, 1996 US President - R Convention Robert J. "Bob" Dole R 1,975
Jul 25, 1996 US President - RTL Convention Howard Phillips RTL 60
Jul 25, 1996 US President - PFP Convention Marsha Feinland PFP 17
Jul 25, 1996 US President - C.U.R.E. Convention Charles E. Collins I 246
Aug 18, 1996 US President - Reform Convention H. Ross Perot REF 100
Aug 18, 1996 US President - UST Convention Howard Phillips UST 424
Aug 19, 1996 US President - G Convention Ralph Nader G 1
Aug 24, 1996 US President - NLP Convention John Hagelin NLP 1
Aug 29, 1996 US President - D Convention Bill Clinton D 4,289
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Name (I) President Bill Clinton Majority Leader Robert J. "Bob" Dole Harry Browne Ralph Nader H. Ross Perot Howard Phillips  
PartyDemocratic Republican Libertarian Green Reform U.S. Taxpayers  
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Certified Votes379 (70.45%) 159 (29.55%) 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -220 (-40.89%) -379 (-70.45%) -379 (-70.45%) -379 (-70.45%) -379 (-70.45%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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Jan 20, 1997 07:00am Jan 20, 1997 07:00pm Inauguration 62d Presidential Inauguration (WJC)  Chronicler 

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 16, 2005 01:00pm Election Guide CNN: 1996 Elections  Article Eric 
Dec 15, 2004 12:00am Amusing Crossword puzzle "predicts" 1996 election the morning of the election  Article RP 

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