United States Presidential Election in Louisiana, 1996
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United States Presidential Election in Louisiana, 1996
United States presidential election in Louisiana, 1996

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Nominee Bill Clinton Bob Dole Ross Perot
Party Democratic Republican Reform
Home state Arkansas Kansas Texas
Running mate Al Gore Jack Kemp Patrick Choate
Electoral vote 9 0 0
Popular vote 927,837 712,586 123,293
Percentage 52.01% 39.94% 6.91%

Parish Results

President before election

Bill Clinton

Elected President

Bill Clinton

The 1996 United States presidential election in Louisiana took place on November 5, 1996. Voters chose nine representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Louisiana was won by President Bill Clinton (D) by a margin of 12.07%, a massive increase from the statewide results in 1992 when he carried the state by a margin of 4.61%.[1] Clinton won most of the parishes and congressional districts in the state. Clinton dominated among the rural areas of the state.

Louisiana was generally more competitive than the rest of the Deep South due to its high black population and having a sizeable minority of white Blue Dog Democrats. It is also very racially divided, with whites voting Republican and blacks voting Democratic. Clinton was able to carry 33% of white voters, which threw the state toward his column.[2] Despite such a huge margin, this was the only state that Clinton won by more than a 2.4 margin which wasn't called by news networks for him as soon as the polls closed.

As of the 2016 presidential election this is the last time Louisiana supported a Democratic presidential candidate, as well as the last time a Democrat carried the following parishes: Calcasieu, Rapides, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Ascension, Lafourche, Iberia, Acadia, Vermilion, St. Mary, St. Charles, Vernon, St. Martin, Washington, Lincoln, Avoyelles, Webster, Natchitoches, St. Bernard, Evangeline, Jefferson Davis, Morehouse, DeSoto, Allen, Sabine, Plaquemines, Cameron, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Concordia, Franklin, Richland, Claiborne, Jackson, Winn, Catahoula, Caldwell, and Red River.


1996 United States presidential election in Louisiana[3]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic Bill Clinton of Arkansas Al Gore of Tennessee 927,837 52.01% 9 100.00%
Republican Bob Dole of Kansas Jack Kemp of New York 712,586 39.94% 0 0.00%
Reform Ross Perot of Texas Pat Choate of Washington, D.C. 123,293 6.91% 0 0.00%
Libertarian Harry Browne of Tennessee Jo Jorgensen of South Carolina 7,499 0.42% 0 0.00%
Green Ralph Nader of Connecticut Winona LaDuke of California 4,719 0.26% 0 0.00%
U.S. Taxpayers' Howard Phillips of Virginia Herbert Titus of Oregon 3,366 0.19% 0 0.00%
Natural Law John Hagelin of Iowa Mike Tompkins of Massachusetts 2,981 0.17% 0 0.00%
Workers World Monica Moorehead of Alabama Gloria LaRiva of California 1,678 0.09% 0 0.00%
Total 1,776,259 100.00% 9 100.00%


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