United States presidential election in Utah, 1992

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United States presidential election in Utah, 1992
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Nominee George H.W. Bush Ross Perot Bill Clinton
Party Republican Independent Democratic
Home state Texas Texas Arkansas
Running mate Dan Quayle James Stockdale Al Gore
Electoral vote 5 0 0
Popular vote 322,332 203,400 183,429
Percentage 43.4% 27.3% 24.7%

County Results

President before election

George Bush

Elected President

Bill Clinton

The 1992 United States presidential election in Utah took place on November 7, 1992 throughout all 50 states and D.C., which was part of the 1992 United States presidential election. Voters chose 5 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Utah was won by President George H.W. Bush (R-TX) by a 16.0% margin of victory. This was one of only two states, the other one being Maine, to have Ross Perot (I-TX) come in second place. Unlike Maine, Perot did not win any counties, though he placed second in a majority of them to overcome Bill Clinton (D-AR) in the popular vote. Also, it is Perot's third best performance as a far as vote percentage. Likewise it was the only time Bill Clinton finished third in a state, in either the 1992 or 1996 election, despite winning two counties, and the last time as of 2016 that any major party candidate would do so, as Bush also finished third in Maine.

This was Bush's eighth best performance as percent of vote and second best performance as far as margin of victory.


United States presidential election in Utah, 1992
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George H.W. Bush 322,332 43.4% 5
Independent Ross Perot 203,400 27.3% 0
Democratic Bill Clinton 183,429 24.7% 0
America First James "Bo" Gritz 28,602 3.8% 0
Libertarian Andre Marrou 1,900 0.3% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin 1,319 0.2% 0
Democrats for Economic Recovery Lyndon LaRouche 1,089 0.2% 0
New Alliance Lenora Fulani 414 0.1% 0
Taxpayers’ Howard Phillips 393 0.1% 0
Socialist Workers James Warren 200 0.0% 0
Independent/Peace and Freedom Party Ron Daniels 177 0.0% 0
Socialist J. Quinn Brisben 151 0.0% 0
Totals - 100.00% 5
Voter turnout (Voting age population)


Technically the voters of Utah cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Utah is allocated 5 electors because it has 3 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 5 electors, who pledge to vote for their candidate and his or her running mate. Whoever wins the majority of votes in the state is awarded all 5 electoral votes, their chosen electors then vote for President and Vice President. Although electors are pledged to their candidate and running mate, they are not obligated to vote for them. An elector who votes for someone other than his or her candidate is known as a faithless elector.

The electors of each state and the District of Columbia met in December 1992 to cast their votes for President and Vice President, the Electoral College itself never meets as one body. Instead the electors from each state and the District of Columbia met in their respective capitols.

All electors from Utah were pledged to and voted for George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle.


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