1996 North Carolina lieutenant gubernatorial election

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North Carolina lieutenant governor election, 1996

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Nominee Dennis Wicker Steve Arnold
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,339,893 1,094,531
Percentage 54.5% 44.5%

Lieutenant Governor before election

Dennis Wicker

Elected Lieutenant Governor

Dennis Wicker

The North Carolina lieutenant gubernatorial election of 1996 was held on 5 November 1996, as part of the elections to the Council of State. North Carolina also held a gubernatorial election on the same day, but the offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor are elected independently.

The election was won by Democratic incumbent Dennis A. Wicker, who won a second term. In the general election, Wicker defeated Republican Steve Arnold by 55% to 45%.

General election[edit]

1996 North Carolina lieutenant governor election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Dennis A. Wicker 1,500,206 54.50
Republican Steve Arnold 1,315,825 44.52
Natural Law John Dainotto 23,948 0.97
Turnout 2,866,383


  1. ^ "Lieutenant Governor". North Carolina State Board of Elections. Retrieved 7 January 2010.