1996 United States presidential election in Minnesota

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United States presidential election in Minnesota, 1996

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Turnout66.61%[1] Decrease
  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 Pat Choate
Electoral vote 10 0 0
Popular vote 1,120,438 766,476 257,704
Percentage 51.10% 34.96% 11.75%

Minnesota Presidential Election Results by County, 1996.svg
County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton

Elected President

Bill Clinton

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

A Democratic-leaning state, Minnesota was comfortably won by incumbent Democratic President Bill Clinton. Clinton took 51.10% of the popular vote over Republican challenger Bob Dole, who took 34.96%, a victory margin of 16.14%. Reform Party candidate Ross Perot finished in third, with 11.75% of the popular vote.[2]

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Le Sueur County, Benton County, Clearwater County, Todd County, Hubbard County, Martin County, Cass County, Kandiyohi County, Lyon County, Scott County, McLeod County, Becker County, Nobles County, Morrison County, Meeker County, Kanabec County, Renville County, Lake of the Woods County, Stearns County, Waseca County, Sibley County, Isanti County, Anoka County, Wright County, Sherburne County, Crow Wing County, Chisago County, Goodhue County, Steele County, Mille Lacs County, Wabasha County, Dodge County, Faribault County, Cottonwood County, and Jackson County voted for the Democratic candidate.


United States presidential election in Minnesota, 1996
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton (incumbent) 1,120,438 51.10% 10
Republican Bob Dole 766,476 34.96% 0
Reform Ross Perot 257,704 11.75% 0
Green Ralph Nader 24,908 1.14% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne 8,271 0.38% 0
Grassroots Dennis Peron 4,898 0.22% 0
U.S. Taxpayer Howard Phillips 3,416 0.16% 0
Write-ins Write-ins 2,903 0.13% 0
Natural Law John Hagelin 1,808 0.08% 0
Ind. Grassroots John Birrenback 787 0.04% 0
Socialist Workers James Harris 684 0.03% 0
Socialist Equality Jerome White 347 0.02% 0
Totals 2,192,640 100.0% 10


  1. ^ "Office of the State Of Minnesota Secretary of State". www.sos.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  2. ^ "1996 Presidential General Election Results - Minnesota". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 30 January 2013.