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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
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
Last ModifiedRP December 04, 2015 06:40pm
Data SourcesOfficial canvass of the electoral vote in the Congressional Record: [Link]
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


  PartyDemocratic Won12/14/1992
NameBill Clinton Votes370 (68.77%)
Term01/20/1993 - 01/20/1997 Margin202 (+37.55%)
  PartyRepublican Won12/18/2000
NameGeorge W. Bush Votes271 (50.37%)
Term01/20/2001 - 01/20/2005 Margin5 (+0.93%)
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Dec 03, 1995 US President - WWP Convention Monica Moorehead
Feb 23, 1996 US President - Am Convention Diane Beall Templin
Mar 25, 1996 US President - SWP Campaign James E. Harris
May 04, 1996 US President - Grassroots Convention Dennis Peron
Jul 01, 1996 US President - Am First Campaign Ralph Forbes
Jul 04, 1996 US President - LBT Convention Harry Browne
Jul 25, 1996 US President - R Convention Robert J. "Bob" Dole
Jul 25, 1996 US President - RTL Convention Howard Phillips
Jul 25, 1996 US President - PFP Convention Marsha Feinland
Jul 25, 1996 US President - C.U.R.E. Convention Charles E. Collins
Aug 18, 1996 US President - Reform Convention H. Ross Perot
Aug 18, 1996 US President - UST Convention Howard Phillips
Aug 19, 1996 US President - G Convention Ralph Nader
Aug 24, 1996 US President - NLP Convention John Hagelin
Aug 29, 1996 US President - D Convention Bill Clinton
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KEY RACE? 9.0000000000 Average
Leaning Call: 0 (0.00%)
Weighted Call: 0 (0.00%)

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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