United States presidential election in Utah, 1996

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United States presidential election in Utah, 1996
Utah
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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 5 0 0
Popular vote 361,911 221,633 66,461
Percentage 54.4% 33.3% 10.0%

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County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

The 1996 United States presidential election in Utah took place on November 7, 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.

Utah was won by Republican nominee Bob Dole by a 21.07 percent margin of victory. This was Dole’s highest margin of victory for any state in the country. Dole also obtained 54.37 percent of the vote in Utah, higher than any other state. [1] As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Tooele County and Carbon County voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.[2]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Utah, 1996
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Robert Dole Jack Kemp 361,911 54.4% 5
Democratic Bill Clinton (incumbent) Al Gore 221,633 33.3% 0
Reform Ross Perot Patrick Choate 66,461 10.0% 0
Green Party Ralph Nader Winona LaDuke 4,615 0.7% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne Jo Jorgensen 4,129 0.6% 0
U.S. Taxpayers' Party Howard Phillips Herbert Titus 2,601 0.4% 0
Independent American Party Diane Templin Gary Van Horn 1,290 0.2% 0
Independent Party of Utah Peter Crane Connie Chandler 1,101 0.2% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin Dr. V. Tompkins 1,085 0.2% 0
Workers World Party Monica Moorehead Gloria La Riva 298 0.0% 0
Socialist Workers Party James Harris Laura Garza 235 0.0% 0
Prohibition Earl Dodge Rachel Kelly 111 0.0% 0
Other write-ins 98 0.00% 0
Write-in Mary Cal Hollis Eric Chester 53 0.00% 0
Write-in Charles Collins Rosemary Giumarra 8 0.00% 0
Totals 665,629 100.00% 5
Voter turnout (Voting age population) 50%

Results by county[edit]

Robert Joseph Dole
Republican
William Jefferson Clinton
Democratic
Henry Ross Perot
Reform
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County #  % #  % #  % #  % #  % #
Beaver 1,164 55.59% 687 32.81% 217 10.36% 26 1.24% 477 22.78% 2,094
Box Elder 8,373 62.65% 3,170 23.72% 1,578 11.81% 244 1.83% 5,203 38.93% 13,365
Cache 16,832 63.77% 6,595 24.99% 2,399 9.09% 568 2.15% 10,237 38.79% 26,394
Carbon 2,343 30.90% 4,172 55.03% 952 12.56% 115 1.52% -1,829 -24.12% 7,582
Daggett 237 55.63% 131 30.75% 55 12.91% 3 0.70% 106 24.88% 426
Davis 42,768 60.25% 19,301 27.19% 7,495 10.56% 1,417 2.00% 23,467 33.06% 70,981
Duchesne 2,648 63.67% 892 21.45% 566 13.61% 53 1.27% 1,756 42.22% 4,159
Emery 2,033 49.32% 1,371 33.26% 663 16.08% 55 1.33% 662 16.06% 4,122
Garfield 1,330 72.01% 283 15.32% 222 12.02% 12 0.65% 1,047 56.69% 1,847
Grand 1,384 42.57% 1,199 36.88% 432 13.29% 236 7.26% 185 5.69% 3,251
Iron 6,550 69.75% 1,887 20.09% 716 7.62% 238 2.53% 4,663 49.65% 9,391
Juab 1,290 49.12% 928 35.34% 353 13.44% 55 2.09% 362 13.79% 2,626
Kane 1,682 72.63% 304 13.13% 290 12.52% 40 1.73% 1,378 59.50% 2,316
Millard 2,681 63.29% 945 22.31% 505 11.92% 105 2.48% 1,736 40.98% 4,236
Morgan 1,659 57.05% 859 29.54% 337 11.59% 53 1.82% 800 27.51% 2,908
Piute 475 66.25% 176 24.55% 59 8.23% 7 0.98% 299 41.70% 717
Rich 523 65.70% 179 22.49% 88 11.06% 6 0.75% 344 43.22% 796
Salt Lake 127,951 45.51% 117,951 41.95% 27,620 9.82% 7,655 2.72% 10,000 3.56% 281,177
San Juan 2,139 51.36% 1,675 40.22% 271 6.51% 80 1.92% 464 11.14% 4,165
Sanpete 3,631 58.78% 1,568 25.38% 801 12.97% 177 2.87% 2,063 33.40% 6,177
Sevier 4,031 65.79% 1,327 21.66% 670 10.94% 99 1.62% 2,704 44.13% 6,127
Summit 3,867 41.50% 4,177 44.82% 971 10.42% 304 3.26% -310 -3.33% 9,319
Tooele 3,881 41.68% 3,992 42.87% 1,244 13.36% 195 2.09% -111 -1.19% 9,312
Uintah 4,743 63.55% 1,714 22.96% 899 12.04% 108 1.45% 3,029 40.58% 7,464
Utah 69,653 71.05% 18,291 18.66% 8,106 8.27% 1,981 2.02% 51,362 52.39% 98,031
Wasatch 2,222 52.38% 1,374 32.39% 558 13.15% 88 2.07% 848 19.99% 4,242
Washington 17,637 70.49% 4,816 19.25% 2,069 8.27% 498 1.99% 12,821 51.24% 25,020
Wayne 741 64.89% 265 23.20% 121 10.60% 15 1.31% 476 41.68% 1,142
Weber 27,443 48.79% 21,404 38.06% 6,204 11.03% 1,191 2.12% 6,039 10.74% 56,242
Totals 361,911 54.37% 221,633 33.30% 66,461 9.98% 15,624 2.35% 140,278 21.07% 665,629

Electors[edit]

Technically the voters of Utah cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Utah is allocated five electors because it has three congressional districts and two senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of five 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 five 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 1996 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 Bob Dole and Jack Kemp.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; 1996 Presidential General Election Results – Utah
  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

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