United States Presidential Election in West Virginia, 1996
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United States Presidential Election in West Virginia, 1996
1996 United States presidential election in West Virginia

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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 5 0 0
Popular vote 327,812 233,946 71,639
Percentage 51.51% 36.76% 11.26%

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County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

The 1996 United States presidential election in West Virginia took place on November 5, 1996, as part of the 1996 United States presidential election. Voters chose five representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

West Virginia was won by President Bill Clinton (D-AR) over Senator Bob Dole (R-KS), with Clinton winning 51.51% to 36.76% by a margin of 14.75%. Billionaire businessman Ross Perot (Reform-TX) finished in third, with 11.26% of the popular vote.[1]

As of the 2020 presidential election, this was the last time that West Virginia voted Democratic, as Republican George W. Bush would narrowly win the state four years later, and 20 years later, Hillary Clinton lost the state by more than 40 points without carrying a single county. This was also the last election in which Mason County, Cabell County, Roane County, Ohio County, Jackson County, Pendleton County, Mercer County, Pleasants County, Monroe County, Lewis County, Hardy County, Raleigh County, Wayne County, Greenbrier County, Marshall County, Hancock County, Randolph County, Nicholas County, Taylor County, Barbour County, Wetzel County, Summers County, Calhoun County, Clay County, Gilmer County, Pocahontas County and Tucker County voted for the Democratic candidate. This is also the last election in which the 1st and 2nd congressional districts voted for a Democrat and which any district voted Democratic by double digits.

Results

1996 United States presidential election in West Virginia
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote Swing
Count % Count %
Democratic Bill Clinton of Arkansas Al Gore of Tennessee 327,812 51.51% 5 100.00% Increase3.10%
Republican Bob Dole of Kansas Jack Kemp of New York 233,946 36.76% 0 0.00% Increase1.37%
Reform Ross Perot of Texas Patrick Choate of Washington, D.C. 71,639 11.26% 0 0.00% Decrease4.66%
Libertarian Harry Browne of Tennessee Jo Jorgensen of South Carolina 3,062 0.48% 0 0.00% Increase0.21%
Total 636,459 100.00% 5 100.00%

By congressional district

Clinton won all three congressional districts.[2]

District Dole Clinton Other Representative
1st 38% 49% 13% Alan Mollohan
2nd 40% 49% 11% Bob Wise
3rd 32% 58% 10% Nick Rahall

By county

County Clinton% Clinton# Dole% Dole# Others% Others#
Barbour 50.9% 3,076 35.6% 2,155 13.5% 816
Berkeley 40.4% 8,321 47.9% 9,859 11.6% 2,396
Boone 67.8% 6,048 21.5% 1,917 10.7% 957
Braxton 60.1% 3,001 28.8% 1,441 11.1% 554
Brooke 56.2% 5,338 28.9% 2,741 15.0% 1,421
Cabell 50.0% 16,277 40.5% 13,179 9.5% 3,104
Calhoun 51.5% 1,402 36.7% 1,000 11.9% 323
Clay 58.0% 2,074 31.8% 1,137 10.2% 366
Doddridge 33.3% 865 51.5% 1,335 15.2% 395
Fayette 64.2% 9,471 24.9% 3,669 11.0% 1,618
Gilmer 52.5% 1,390 35.2% 933 12.3% 326
Grant 28.1% 1,206 60.5% 2,599 11.5% 492
Greenbrier 51.6% 6,286 36.4% 4,434 12.1% 1,474
Hampshire 40.4% 2,335 48.7% 2,814 10.9% 632
Hancock 53.6% 7,521 30.4% 4,268 15.9% 2,231
Hardy 44.9% 1,911 44.5% 1,895 10.6% 453
Harrison 54.9% 14,746 33.0% 8,857 12.1% 3,240
Jackson 46.7% 4,882 40.5% 4,235 12.7% 1,330
Jefferson 48.7% 6,361 40.5% 5,287 10.9% 1,420
Kanawha 52.8% 40,357 38.3% 29,311 8.9% 6,827
Lewis 46.5% 2,868 37.0% 2,285 16.5% 1,020
Lincoln 60.6% 4,994 30.7% 2,530 8.6% 711
Logan 72.0% 10,840 17.5% 2,627 10.6% 1,589
Marion 58.8% 12,994 27.9% 6,160 13.4% 2,953
Marshall 51.1% 7,045 32.4% 4,460 16.5% 2,280
Mason 50.7% 5,284 34.3% 3,581 15.0% 1,568
McDowell 73.0% 5,989 18.9% 1,550 8.2% 669
Mercer 46.6% 8,721 41.5% 7,768 11.8% 2,211
Mineral 38.4% 3,487 48.3% 4,380 13.3% 1,209
Mingo 69.7% 7,584 20.5% 2,229 9.8% 1,062
Monongalia 50.0% 13,406 38.0% 10,189 12.0% 3,225
Monroe 46.8% 2,382 41.9% 2,131 11.4% 579
Morgan 38.0% 1,929 51.2% 2,599 10.9% 552
Nicholas 55.9% 4,769 31.0% 2,649 13.1% 1,118
Ohio 48.2% 8,781 39.9% 7,267 11.9% 2,158
Pendleton 48.1% 1,591 43.3% 1,431 8.6% 286
Pleasants 46.6% 1,478 39.9% 1,265 13.5% 428
Pocahontas 51.6% 1,796 35.7% 1,242 12.7% 443
Preston 41.1% 4,237 41.3% 4,257 17.6% 1,812
Putnam 42.7% 8,029 46.8% 8,803 10.5% 1,977
Raleigh 53.1% 12,547 36.5% 8,628 10.4% 2,447
Randolph 54.2% 5,469 33.2% 3,348 12.6% 1,272
Ritchie 36.2% 1,385 49.8% 1,906 14.1% 540
Roane 48.7% 2,572 39.2% 2,069 12.1% 639
Summers 54.9% 2,397 34.5% 1,505 10.6% 461
Taylor 48.7% 2,692 35.7% 1,977 15.6% 864
Tucker 49.8% 1,649 36.8% 1,217 13.5% 446
Tyler 52.5% 1,459 26.4% 734 21.1% 587
Upshur 41.0% 3,052 44.7% 3,325 14.4% 1,070
Wayne 53.6% 8,300 35.5% 5,492 10.9% 1,684
Webster 68.8% 2,292 19.6% 654 11.6% 385
Wetzel 51.1% 3,209 32.5% 2,037 16.4% 1,031
Wirt 42.5% 906 43.6% 928 13.9% 297
Wood 40.6% 13,261 47.5% 15,502 12.0% 3,909
Wyoming 64.9% 5,550 25.2% 2,155 9.9% 844

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