1996 United States presidential election in Kentucky

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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 8 0 0
Popular vote 636,614 623,283 120,396
Percentage 45.84% 44.88% 8.67%

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County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

The 1996 United States presidential election in Kentucky took place on November 5, 1996, as part of the 1996 United States presidential election. Voters chose 8 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Kentucky was won by President Bill Clinton (D) over Senator Bob Dole (R-KS), with Clinton winning 45.84% to 44.88% by a slim margin of 0.96%. Billionaire businessman Ross Perot (Reform-TX) finished in third, with 8.67% of the popular vote.[1]

As of the 2020 presidential election, this is the last time that the Democratic nominee carried Kentucky, as well as Powell County, Montgomery County, Nicholas County, Lawrence County, Bourbon County, Nelson County, Simpson County, McCracken County, Hopkins County, Calloway County, Graves County, Greenup County, Clark County, Marshall County, Meade County, Bell County, Logan County, Ohio County, Johnson County, Marion County, Harrison County, Henry County, Union County, Trigg County, Morgan County, Webster County, Caldwell County, Martin County, Carroll County, McLean County, Livingston County, Trimble County, Gallatin County, Lyon County, Carlisle County, and Hickman County. In fact, Republicans have carried the Bluegrass State by double-digits in every subsequent election, with the party's margin of victory almost exclusively increasing in the 21st century. This is also the last time that Kentucky would vote to the left of Colorado, North Carolina, Georgia, and neighboring Virginia.

Results

United States presidential election in Kentucky, 1996
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton (incumbent) Al Gore (incumbent) 636,614 45.84% 8
Republican Bob Dole Jack Kemp 623,283 44.88% 0
Reform Ross Perot Patrick Choate 120,396 8.67% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne Jo Jorgensen 4,009 0.29% 0
U.S. Taxpayers' Howard Phillips Herbert Titus 2,204 0.16% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin Dr. V. Tompkins 1,493 0.11% 0
Write-in Ralph Nader Winona LaDuke 701 0.05% 0
No party Write-in 8 0.00% 0

By county

County Clinton% Clinton# Dole% Dole# Others% Others#
Adair 27.9% 1,821 59.3% 3,876 12.9% 841
Allen 34.1% 1,781 58.0% 3,032 8.0% 417
Anderson 43.6% 2,898 44.7% 2,972 11.8% 783
Ballard 60.3% 2,255 28.4% 1,064 11.3% 423
Barren 42.6% 5,044 48.1% 5,700 9.3% 1,100
Bath 52.8% 1,886 34.4% 1,229 12.8% 455
Bell 50.5% 5,058 39.1% 3,917 10.3% 1,033
Boone 32.7% 8,379 58.9% 15,085 8.4% 2,143
Bourbon 48.4% 3,030 41.4% 2,592 10.2% 636
Boyd 51.2% 9,668 37.3% 7,054 11.5% 2,171
Boyle 44.2% 3,877 47.3% 4,157 8.5% 748
Bracken 38.8% 1,055 50.4% 1,371 10.8% 294
Breathitt 67.9% 3,106 23.1% 1,058 9.0% 414
Breckinridge 43.5% 2,956 46.4% 3,151 10.2% 690
Bullitt 41.6% 7,651 47.3% 8,697 11.1% 2,047
Butler 30.4% 1,260 61.0% 2,531 8.6% 358
Caldwell 47.2% 2,434 40.1% 2,067 12.7% 654
Calloway 45.7% 5,281 43.1% 4,989 11.2% 1,296
Campbell 38.3% 11,957 53.3% 16,640 8.4% 2,619
Carlisle 55.8% 1,355 33.6% 816 10.5% 256
Carroll 52.2% 1,689 36.1% 1,170 11.7% 378
Carter 48.0% 3,728 41.7% 3,240 10.3% 803
Casey 22.7% 1,106 65.4% 3,187 11.9% 580
Christian 42.1% 6,843 51.0% 8,285 7.0% 1,132
Clark 45.8% 4,987 43.5% 4,739 10.7% 1,170
Clay 33.4% 2,135 58.1% 3,716 8.6% 550
Clinton 27.0% 1,072 63.4% 2,521 9.6% 383
Crittenden 43.5% 1,480 44.3% 1,509 12.2% 415
Cumberland 28.3% 753 62.1% 1,654 9.6% 255
Daviess 44.0% 15,366 45.4% 15,844 10.7% 3,720
Edmonson 35.3% 1,595 58.0% 2,619 6.7% 305
Elliott 64.4% 1,298 20.9% 421 14.7% 296
Estill 38.7% 1,724 49.9% 2,220 11.4% 506
Fayette 47.1% 43,632 46.3% 42,930 6.6% 6,102
Fleming 40.2% 1,913 48.6% 2,313 11.3% 538
Floyd 67.1% 9,655 21.8% 3,139 11.1% 1,590
Franklin 55.2% 11,251 35.0% 7,132 9.7% 1,984
Fulton 59.6% 1,614 31.9% 863 8.6% 233
Gallatin 50.7% 1,189 35.7% 838 13.6% 319
Garrard 34.0% 1,486 58.1% 2,540 7.9% 345
Grant 42.8% 2,541 45.4% 2,697 11.8% 699
Graves 50.7% 6,991 37.2% 5,130 12.2% 1,682
Grayson 35.2% 2,716 55.0% 4,249 9.8% 757
Green 28.3% 1,285 60.9% 2,763 10.8% 492
Greenup 49.3% 6,883 38.5% 5,370 12.2% 1,703
Hancock 46.3% 1,547 40.6% 1,356 13.1% 436
Hardin 41.4% 11,031 47.5% 12,642 11.1% 2,944
Harlan 58.0% 5,874 33.0% 3,337 9.1% 916
Harrison 47.3% 2,934 39.2% 2,433 13.5% 837
Hart 43.9% 2,527 46.9% 2,701 9.2% 530
Henderson 54.4% 8,051 34.4% 5,092 11.2% 1,663
Henry 46.4% 2,324 42.1% 2,110 11.5% 576
Hickman 56.1% 1,220 32.0% 695 11.9% 258
Hopkins 47.7% 7,239 41.9% 6,363 10.5% 1,588
Jackson 22.1% 960 70.0% 3,045 8.0% 346
Jefferson 51.5% 144,207 41.0% 114,860 7.5% 20,846
Jessamine 36.3% 4,428 54.8% 6,686 9.0% 1,096
Johnson 43.7% 3,348 42.6% 3,262 13.8% 1,054
Kenton 37.2% 19,407 54.8% 28,579 8.0% 4,194
Knott 73.3% 4,842 18.2% 1,201 8.5% 564
Knox 41.1% 3,736 49.5% 4,502 9.4% 857
LaRue 43.8% 2,040 45.9% 2,140 10.3% 478
Laurel 28.5% 4,306 62.7% 9,454 8.8% 1,330
Lawrence 48.8% 2,195 40.2% 1,812 11.0% 496
Lee 40.6% 1,023 51.6% 1,302 7.8% 197
Leslie 35.8% 1,466 56.1% 2,296 8.0% 328
Letcher 57.6% 4,160 30.8% 2,222 11.7% 844
Lewis 32.4% 1,415 54.1% 2,365 13.5% 590
Lincoln 41.7% 2,550 49.2% 3,006 9.1% 555
Livingston 56.2% 2,228 31.7% 1,258 12.2% 482
Logan 47.5% 4,181 44.2% 3,888 8.4% 738
Lyon 55.9% 1,641 34.0% 999 10.1% 296
McCracken 50.1% 12,670 40.4% 10,221 9.5% 2,396
McCreary 35.7% 1,710 52.7% 2,527 11.6% 558
McLean 51.0% 1,834 38.1% 1,368 10.9% 393
Madison 42.6% 8,142 48.2% 9,212 9.2% 1,748
Magoffin 55.6% 2,249 35.5% 1,434 9.0% 362
Marion 51.2% 2,922 35.3% 2,013 13.6% 775
Marshall 50.1% 6,054 37.9% 4,579 12.0% 1,445
Martin 47.0% 1,807 41.9% 1,612 11.1% 426
Mason 44.1% 2,444 46.7% 2,588 9.2% 507
Meade 49.0% 3,653 38.3% 2,855 12.6% 941
Menifee 55.0% 979 34.1% 608 10.9% 194
Mercer 43.7% 3,179 44.8% 3,264 11.5% 839
Metcalfe 40.0% 1,349 48.9% 1,651 11.2% 377
Monroe 23.0% 1,114 68.0% 3,300 9.0% 437
Montgomery 49.6% 3,372 39.5% 2,681 10.9% 743
Morgan 49.9% 1,843 38.9% 1,439 11.2% 413
Muhlenberg 57.7% 6,564 31.4% 3,569 11.0% 1,253
Nelson 48.3% 5,392 41.6% 4,645 10.1% 1,122
Nicholas 47.3% 1,092 41.1% 950 11.6% 269
Ohio 43.2% 3,487 43.1% 3,475 13.8% 1,110
Oldham 33.9% 6,202 57.3% 10,477 8.9% 1,622
Owen 42.2% 1,603 45.0% 1,709 12.8% 484
Owsley 37.4% 647 53.2% 920 9.3% 161
Pendleton 41.8% 1,926 47.2% 2,177 11.0% 509
Perry 58.3% 6,015 32.8% 3,382 9.0% 926
Pike 60.1% 14,126 30.5% 7,160 9.4% 2,209
Powell 50.9% 2,156 36.0% 1,526 13.1% 557
Pulaski 28.4% 5,340 63.4% 11,945 8.2% 1,544
Robertson 42.4% 360 43.3% 368 14.4% 122
Rockcastle 25.0% 1,160 66.8% 3,106 8.3% 384
Rowan 51.0% 3,215 36.6% 2,309 12.4% 780
Russell 24.5% 1,582 62.2% 4,017 13.3% 857
Scott 44.3% 4,258 45.2% 4,349 10.5% 1,008
Shelby 43.0% 4,629 49.3% 5,307 7.7% 825
Simpson 51.3% 2,749 40.8% 2,186 7.9% 423
Spencer 41.7% 1,404 47.9% 1,614 10.4% 350
Taylor 34.8% 2,897 54.9% 4,573 10.4% 865
Todd 42.4% 1,744 46.4% 1,912 11.2% 462
Trigg 46.7% 2,087 44.1% 1,975 9.2% 412
Trimble 48.5% 1,245 38.9% 999 12.6% 324
Union 57.3% 2,913 30.6% 1,554 12.1% 617
Warren 39.6% 11,642 53.7% 15,784 6.7% 1,980
Washington 39.4% 1,639 50.9% 2,116 9.8% 406
Wayne 40.0% 2,422 51.6% 3,122 8.4% 511
Webster 55.9% 2,852 30.7% 1,568 13.4% 682
Whitley 39.1% 4,174 50.6% 5,402 10.3% 1,104
Wolfe 56.5% 1,297 33.6% 772 9.9% 228
Woodford 43.6% 3,910 47.6% 4,270 8.9% 797

See also

References

  1. ^ "1996 Presidential General Election Results - Kentucky". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Elections.