United States presidential election in Washington (state), 1996

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The 1996 United States presidential election in Washington 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.

Washington was won by President Bill Clinton (D) over Senator Bob Dole (R-KS), with Clinton winning 49.84% to 37.30% by a margin of 12.54%. Billionaire businessman Ross Perot (Reform Party of the United States of America-TX) finished in third with 8.92% of the popular vote .[1] As of 2017, this is the last election in which Spokane County, Kittitas County, Pend Oreille County, Ferry County, and Asotin County voted for the Democratic candidate.

United States presidential election in Washington, 1996
Washington (state)
November 5, 1996
  Bill Clinton.jpg Bob Dole, PCCWW photo portrait.JPG RossPerotColor.jpg
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 1,123,323 840,712 201,003
Percentage 49.8% 37.3% 8.9%

County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton

Elected President

Bill Clinton


United States presidential election in Washington, 1996
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton (incumbent) Al Gore 1,123,323 49.84% 11
Republican Bob Dole Jack Kemp 840,712 37.30% 0
Reform Ross Perot Patrick Choate 201,003 8.92% 0
Green Party Ralph Nader Winona LaDuke 60,322 2.68% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne Jo Jorgensen 12,522 0.56% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin Dr. V. Tompkins 6,076 0.27% 0
U.S. Taxpayers' Howard Phillips Herbert Titus 4,578 0.20% 0
Independent Charles Collins Rosemary Giumarra 2,374 0.11% 0
Workers World Party Monica Moorehead Gloria La Riva 2,189 0.10% 0
Socialist Workers Party James Harris Laura Garza 738 0.03% 0
Totals 2,253,837 100.0% 11


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