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United States presidential election in Virginia, 1996


United States presidential election in Virginia, 1996

United States presidential election in Virginia, 1996

November 5, 1996

Nominee Bob Dole Bill Clinton Ross Perot
Party Republican Democratic Reform
Home state Kansas Arkansas Texas
Running mate Jack Kemp Al Gore Patrick Choate
Electoral vote 13 0 0
Popular vote 1,138,350 1,091,060 159,861
Percentage 47.10% 45.15% 6.62%

County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton

Elected President

Bill Clinton

The 1996 United States presidential election in Virginia took place on November 5, 1996 as part of the 1996 United States presidential election. Voters chose 13 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Virginia was won by Senator Bob Dole (R-KS), 47.10% to 45.15% over President Bill Clinton (D) by a margin of 1.95%.[1] Billionaire businessman Ross Perot (Reform-TX) finished in third with 6.62% of the popular vote .


United States presidential election in Virginia, 1996[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Bob Dole Jack Kemp 1,138,350 47.10% 13
Democratic Bill Clinton (inc.) Al Gore 1,091,060 45.15% 0
Reform Ross Perot Patrick Choate 159,861 6.62% 0
U.S. Taxpayers' Party Howard Phillips Albion W. Knight Jr.[1][3] 13,687 0.57% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne Jo Jorgensen 9,174 0.38% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin Dr. V. Tompkins 4,510 0.19% 0
Totals 2,416,642 100.00% 13


  1. ^ a b Dave Leip's Atlas of United States Presidential Election Results - 1996 Virginia Results
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  3. ^ President Elect - 1996
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