1996 United States presidential election in South Dakota
The 1996 United States presidential election in South Dakota took place on November 5, 1996. All 50 states and the District of Columbia, were part of the 1996 United States presidential election. South Dakota voters chose 3 electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.
South Dakota was won by Kansas Senator Bob Dole, who was running against incumbent United States President Bill Clinton of Arkansas. Clinton ran a second time with former Tennessee Senator Al Gore as Vice President, and Dole ran with former New York Congressman Jack Kemp.
South Dakota weighed in for this election as 12% more Republican than the national average.
The presidential election of 1996 was a very multi-partisan election for South Dakota, with more than 10% of the electorate voting for third-party candidates. Most counties turned out in this election for Dole, with the notable exception of the highly populated centers of Brown County, and Sioux Falls's Minnehaha County, voted in majority for Clinton.
In his second bid for the presidency, Ross Perot led the newly reformed Reform Party to gain over 9% of the votes in South Dakota, and to pull in support nationally as the most popular third-party candidate to run for United States Presidency in recent times.
As of the 2016 presidential election[update], this is the last election in which Beadle County, Bon Homme County, Brule County, Charles Mix County, Deuel County, Grant County, Jerauld County, Kingsbury County, Sanborn County, and Union County voted for the Democratic candidate.
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- "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2013-07-21.