1996 Delaware gubernatorial election

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Delaware gubernatorial election, 1996

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Nominee Tom Carper Janet Rzewnicki
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Ruth Ann Minner Sherman N. Miller
Popular vote 188,300 82,564
Percentage 69.5% 30.5%

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County Results
Carper:      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Tom Carper

Elected Governor

Tom Carper

The 1996 Delaware gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1996, to elect the Governor of the state of Delaware. Incumbent governor Thomas Carper, the Democratic nominee, was re-elected to his second and final term in a landslide over Republican nominee and Delaware State Treasurer Janet Rzewnicki.

General election[edit]


Delaware gubernatorial election, 1996[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Tom Carper (inc.) 188,300 69.50% +4.75%
Republican Janet C. Rzewnicki 82,654 30.50% -2.24%
Majority 105,646 38.99% +6.99%
Turnout 270,954
Democratic hold Swing


  1. ^ Cook, Thomas J. (November 1996). "State of Delaware 1996 Election Results" (PDF). Delaware Commissioner of Elections. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 12, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2016.