United States presidential election in Texas, 1996

United States presidential election in Texas, 1996
November 5, 1996

Nominee Bob Dole Bill Clinton Ross Perot
Party Republican Democratic Reform
Home state Kansas Arkansas Texas
Running mate Jack Kemp Al Gore Pat Choate
Electoral vote 32 0 0
Popular vote 2,736,167 2,459,683 378,537
Percentage 48.8% 43.8% 6.8%

County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton

Elected President

Bill Clinton

The 1996 United States presidential election in Texas took place on November 5, 1996. All 50 states and the District of Columbia, were part of the 1996 United States presidential election. Texas voters chose 32 electors to the Electoral College, which selected the President and Vice President.

Texas was won by Kansas Senator Bob Dole, who was running against incumbent United States President Bill Clinton of Arkansas. Clinton ran a second time with incumbent Vice President Al Gore as his running mate and Dole ran with former New York Congressman Jack Kemp.[1]

Texas weighed in for this election as 3% more Republican than the national average.

Partisan background

The presidential election of 1996 was a very multi-partisan election for Texas, with more than 7% of the electorate voting for third-party candidates.

In his second bid for the Presidency, Ross Perot led the newly reformed Reform Party to gain over 6% of the votes in Texas, and to pull in support nationally as the most popular third-party candidate to run for United States Presidency in recent times.


United States presidential election in Texas, 1996
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Bob Dole 2,736,167 48.76% 32
Democratic Bill Clinton 2,459,683 43.83% 0
Reform Ross Perot 378,537 6.75% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 20,256 0.36% 0
Taxpayers’ Howard Phillips 20,256 0.13% 0
Green Ralph Nader (write-in) 4,810 0.09% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin 4,422 0.08% 0
Other write-ins 297 0.01% 0
Totals 5,611,644 100.00% 32
Voter Turnout (Voting age/Registered)

See also


  1. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2013-07-21.
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