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United States presidential election in New Jersey, 1996

 

United States presidential election in New Jersey, 1996

United States presidential election in New Jersey, 1996

November 5, 1996

 
Nominee Bill Clinton Bob Dole Ross Perot
Party Democratic Republican Reform
Home state Arkansas Kansas Texas
Running mate Al Gore Jack Kemp Pat Choate
Electoral vote 15 0 0
Popular vote 1,652,329 1,103,078 262,134
Percentage 53.72% 35.86% 8.52%

County Results
  Clinton—60-70%
  Clinton—50-60%
  Clinton—<50%
  Dole—<50%
  Dole—50-60%

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

The 1996 United States presidential election in New Jersey took place on November 5, 1996 throughout all 50 states and D.C., which was part of the 1996 United States presidential election. Voters chose 15 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President. The major contenders were incumbent Democratic President Bill Clinton and Republican Senator from Kansas Bob Dole, with Reform Party candidate Ross Perot running a distant third.

New Jersey voted decisively to re-elect Democrat Bill Clinton, giving him 53.72% of the vote over Republican Bob Dole's 35.86%, a margin of victory of 17.86%.

This double-digit win was indicative of a major shift in New Jersey politics toward the Democratic Party. As recently as the 1980s, Republican presidential candidates had easily carried the state by double digit margins. In 1992, Bill Clinton had managed to win the state, but only with a narrow 43-41 plurality over New York and many other states, Clinton in 1996 drastically improved his electoral performance among suburban voters, a key voting bloc in New Jersey. Following this election, New Jersey has become a reliable blue state in presidential elections, not being seriously contested by Republicans in any election since.

Results

United States presidential election in New Jersey, 1996[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton 1,652,329 53.72% 15
Republican Bob Dole 1,103,078 35.86% 0
Reform Ross Perot 262,134 8.52% 0
Green Ralph Nader 32,465 1.06% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 14,763 0.48% 0
Natural Law John Hagelin 3,887 0.13% 0
U.S. Taxpayers Howard Phillips 3,440 0.11% 0
Socialist Workers James Harris 1,837 0.06% 0
Workers World Monica Moorehead 1,337 0.04% 0
Socialist Equality Jerome White 537 0.02% 0
Totals 3,075,807 100.00% 15
Voter Turnout (Voting age/Registered) 51%/71%

References

  1. ^ "1996 Presidential General Election Results - New Jersey". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 

See also

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