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

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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 11 0 0
Popular vote 1,071,971 845,029 227,339
Percentage 48.81% 38.48% 10.35%

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County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

The 1996 United States presidential election in Wisconsin took place on November 5, 1996, as part of the 1996 United States presidential election. Voters chose 11 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Wisconsin was won by President Bill Clinton (D) over Senator Bob Dole (R-KS), with Clinton winning by 48.81% to 38.48%, or a margin of 10.33%. Billionaire businessman Ross Perot (Reform Party of the United States of America-TX) finished in third, with 10.35% of the popular vote.[1] As of the 2020 presidential election, this is the last election in which the following counties have voted for a Democratic presidential candidate: Polk, St. Croix, Sheboygan, and Taylor.[2]

Results

1996 United States presidential election in Wisconsin
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic William Jefferson Clinton (Incumbent) Albert Arnold Gore Jr. (Incumbent) 1,071,971 48.81% 11
Republican Robert Joseph Dole Jack French Kemp 845,029 38.48% 0
Reform Henry Ross Perot Patrick Choate 227,339 10.35% 0
Independent Ralph Nader Winona LaDuke 28,723 1.31% 0
U.S. Taxpayers' Party Howard Phillips Herbert Titus 8,811 0.40% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne Jo Jorgensen 7,929 0.36% 0
No party Write-in 2,324 0.11% 0
Independent Dr. John Hagelin Dr. V. Tompkins 1,379 0.06% 0
Independent Monica Moorehead Gloria La Riva 1,333 0.06% 0
Independent Mary Cal Hollis Eric Chester 848 0.04% 0
Independent James Harris Laura Garza 483 0.02% 0

Results by county

County William Jefferson Clinton
Democratic
Robert Joseph Dole
Republican
Henry Ross Perot
Reform
Ralph Nader
Green
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[3]
# % # % # % # % # % # %
Adams 4,119 52.65% 2,450 31.31% 1,122 14.34% 54 0.69% 79 1.01% 1,669 21.33% 7,824
Ashland 3,808 56.02% 1,863 27.41% 861 12.67% 149 2.19% 117 1.72% 1,945 28.61% 6,798
Barron 8,025 46.68% 6,158 35.82% 2,692 15.66% 215 1.25% 101 0.59% 1,867 10.86% 17,191
Bayfield 3,895 53.07% 2,250 30.65% 899 12.25% 233 3.17% 63 0.86% 1,645 22.41% 7,340
Brown 42,823 47.14% 38,563 42.45% 8,036 8.85% 817 0.90% 598 0.66% 4,260 4.69% 90,837
Buffalo 2,681 48.25% 1,800 32.39% 972 17.49% 69 1.24% 35 0.63% 881 15.85% 5,557
Burnett 3,625 50.56% 2,452 34.20% 962 13.42% 81 1.13% 49 0.68% 1,173 16.36% 7,169
Calumet 6,940 42.58% 7,049 43.25% 2,112 12.96% 77 0.47% 121 0.74% -109 -0.67% 16,299
Chippewa 9,647 45.65% 7,520 35.59% 3,567 16.88% 228 1.08% 169 0.80% 2,127 10.07% 21,131
Clark 5,540 43.08% 4,622 35.94% 2,486 19.33% 108 0.84% 105 0.82% 918 7.14% 12,861
Columbia 10,336 48.03% 8,377 38.92% 2,377 11.05% 221 1.03% 210 0.98% 1,959 9.10% 21,521
Crawford 3,658 51.81% 2,149 30.44% 1,060 15.01% 129 1.83% 64 0.91% 1,509 21.37% 7,060
Dane 109,347 56.86% 59,487 30.93% 12,436 6.47% 8,592 4.47% 2,440 1.27% 49,860 25.93% 192,302
Dodge 12,625 42.91% 12,890 43.81% 3,322 11.29% 232 0.79% 353 1.20% -265 -0.90% 29,422
Door 5,590 45.63% 4,948 40.39% 1,475 12.04% 130 1.06% 108 0.88% 642 5.24% 12,251
Douglas 10,976 59.04% 5,167 27.79% 2,001 10.76% 277 1.49% 170 0.91% 5,809 31.25% 18,591
Dunn 7,536 48.89% 4,917 31.90% 2,555 16.57% 276 1.79% 131 0.85% 2,619 16.99% 15,415
Eau Claire 20,298 50.26% 13,900 34.41% 5,160 12.78% 649 1.61% 383 0.95% 6,398 15.84% 40,390
Florence 869 40.57% 927 43.28% 316 14.75% 10 0.47% 20 0.93% -58 -2.71% 2,142
Fond du Lac 15,542 42.08% 16,488 44.65% 4,204 11.38% 247 0.67% 450 1.22% -946 -2.56% 36,931
Forest 2,092 52.76% 1,166 29.41% 678 17.10% 12 0.30% 17 0.43% 926 23.35% 3,965
Grant 9,203 47.90% 7,021 36.54% 2,648 13.78% 194 1.01% 148 0.77% 2,182 11.36% 19,214
Green 6,136 48.64% 4,697 37.23% 1,534 12.16% 119 0.94% 130 1.03% 1,439 11.41% 12,616
Green Lake 3,152 39.99% 3,565 45.23% 1,025 13.00% 59 0.75% 81 1.03% -413 -5.24% 7,882
Iowa 4,690 52.60% 2,866 32.14% 1,071 12.01% 200 2.24% 89 1.00% 1,824 20.46% 8,916
Iron 1,725 48.85% 1,260 35.68% 469 13.28% 54 1.53% 23 0.65% 465 13.17% 3,531
Jackson 3,705 50.90% 2,262 31.08% 1,163 15.98% 82 1.13% 67 0.92% 1,443 19.82% 7,279
Jefferson 13,188 44.29% 12,681 42.59% 3,177 10.67% 328 1.10% 400 1.34% 507 1.70% 29,774
Juneau 4,331 47.17% 3,226 35.13% 1,393 15.17% 58 0.63% 174 1.90% 1,105 12.03% 9,182
Kenosha 27,964 52.06% 18,296 34.06% 6,507 12.11% 374 0.70% 576 1.07% 9,668 18.00% 53,717
Kewaunee 4,311 47.66% 3,431 37.93% 1,161 12.83% 60 0.66% 83 0.92% 880 9.73% 9,046
La Crosse 23,647 51.41% 16,482 35.83% 4,844 10.53% 599 1.30% 429 0.93% 7,165 15.58% 46,001
Lafayette 3,261 50.48% 2,172 33.62% 944 14.61% 45 0.70% 38 0.59% 1,089 16.86% 6,460
Langlade 4,074 47.20% 3,206 37.15% 1,249 14.47% 48 0.56% 54 0.63% 868 10.06% 8,631
Lincoln 6,166 50.35% 4,076 33.28% 1,800 14.70% 112 0.91% 92 0.75% 2,090 17.07% 12,246
Manitowoc 16,750 48.63% 13,239 38.44% 3,941 11.44% 213 0.62% 301 0.87% 3,511 10.19% 34,444
Marathon 24,012 46.67% 19,874 38.63% 6,749 13.12% 425 0.83% 389 0.76% 4,138 8.04% 51,449
Marinette 8,413 46.18% 7,231 39.70% 2,367 12.99% 74 0.41% 131 0.72% 1,182 6.49% 18,216
Marquette 2,859 46.72% 2,208 36.08% 915 14.95% 60 0.98% 77 1.26% 651 10.64% 6,119
Menominee 992 73.48% 230 17.04% 107 7.93% 10 0.74% 11 0.81% 762 56.44% 1,350
Milwaukee 216,620 58.33% 119,407 32.15% 26,027 7.01% 4,589 1.24% 4,737 1.28% 97,213 26.18% 371,380
Monroe 6,924 47.42% 5,299 36.29% 2,081 14.25% 145 0.99% 151 1.03% 1,625 11.13% 14,600
Oconto 6,723 48.42% 5,389 38.81% 1,655 11.92% 66 0.48% 52 0.37% 1,334 9.61% 13,885
Oneida 7,619 45.04% 6,339 37.47% 2,604 15.39% 221 1.31% 134 0.79% 1,280 7.57% 16,917
Outagamie 28,815 44.41% 27,758 42.78% 7,235 11.15% 519 0.80% 562 0.87% 1,057 1.63% 64,889
Ozaukee 13,269 34.06% 22,078 56.67% 2,774 7.12% 351 0.90% 489 1.26% -8,809 -22.61% 38,961
Pepin 1,585 51.24% 1,007 32.56% 456 14.74% 29 0.94% 16 0.52% 578 18.69% 3,093
Pierce 7,970 53.13% 4,599 30.66% 2,074 13.83% 219 1.46% 138 0.92% 3,371 22.47% 15,000
Polk 8,334 50.78% 5,387 32.82% 2,369 14.43% 200 1.22% 123 0.75% 2,947 17.96% 16,413
Portage 15,901 53.13% 9,631 32.18% 3,410 11.39% 612 2.04% 374 1.25% 6,270 20.95% 29,928
Price 3,523 47.67% 2,545 34.44% 1,218 16.48% 73 0.99% 31 0.42% 978 13.23% 7,390
Racine 38,567 49.72% 30,107 38.81% 7,611 9.81% 478 0.62% 805 1.04% 8,460 10.91% 77,568
Richland 3,502 48.49% 2,642 36.58% 901 12.48% 102 1.41% 75 1.04% 860 11.91% 7,222
Rock 32,450 53.80% 20,096 33.32% 6,800 11.27% 518 0.86% 456 0.76% 12,354 20.48% 60,320
Rusk 2,941 44.27% 2,219 33.40% 1,331 20.04% 85 1.28% 67 1.01% 722 10.87% 6,643
St. Croix 9,889 48.75% 7,448 36.72% 2,448 12.07% 236 1.16% 264 1.30% 2,441 12.03% 20,285
Sauk 2,773 42.83% 2,603 40.20% 962 14.86% 93 1.44% 44 0.68% 170 2.63% 6,475
Sawyer 6,850 44.19% 6,396 41.26% 2,071 13.36% 97 0.63% 86 0.55% 454 2.93% 15,500
Shawano 22,022 46.85% 20,067 42.69% 4,157 8.84% 308 0.66% 449 0.96% 1,955 4.16% 47,003
Sheboygan 11,384 49.04% 8,253 35.55% 3,180 13.70% 230 0.99% 166 0.72% 3,131 13.49% 23,213
Taylor 3,253 41.01% 3,108 39.18% 1,457 18.37% 55 0.69% 59 0.74% 145 1.83% 7,932
Trempealeau 5,848 54.18% 3,035 28.12% 1,688 15.64% 150 1.39% 73 0.68% 2,813 26.06% 10,794
Vernon 5,572 49.63% 3,796 33.81% 1,523 13.57% 191 1.70% 144 1.28% 1,776 15.82% 11,226
Vilas 4,226 40.46% 4,496 43.04% 1,548 14.82% 121 1.16% 54 0.52% -270 -2.58% 10,445
Walworth 13,283 40.30% 15,099 45.81% 3,729 11.31% 369 1.12% 481 1.46% -1,816 -5.51% 32,961
Washburn 3,231 46.18% 2,703 38.64% 920 13.15% 93 1.33% 49 0.70% 528 7.55% 6,996
Washington 17,154 35.18% 25,829 52.96% 4,786 9.81% 338 0.69% 660 1.35% -8,675 -17.79% 48,767
Waukesha 57,354 34.66% 91,729 55.43% 13,109 7.92% 1,248 0.75% 2,032 1.23% -34,375 -20.77% 165,472
Waupaca 7,800 40.53% 8,679 45.10% 2,464 12.80% 134 0.70% 166 0.86% -879 -4.57% 19,243
Waushara 3,824 43.31% 3,573 40.46% 1,264 14.31% 67 0.76% 102 1.16% 251 2.84% 8,830
Winnebago 29,564 45.31% 27,880 42.73% 6,531 10.01% 584 0.90% 688 1.05% 1,684 2.58% 65,247
Wood 14,650 45.08% 12,666 38.97% 4,599 14.15% 281 0.86% 304 0.94% 1,984 6.10% 32,500
Totals 1,071,971 48.81% 845,029 38.48% 227,339 10.35% 28,723 1.31% 23,107 1.05% 226,942 10.33% 2,196,169

References

  1. ^ Dave Leip's Atlas of United States Presidential Election Results - 1996 Wisconsin Results
  2. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; 'How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century'; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  3. ^ "WI US President Race, November 05, 1996". Our Campaigns.

See also


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