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United States Presidential Election, 1996 (Dewey Defeats Truman)

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1992 Flag of the United States 2000
United States presidential election, 1996
November 5, 1996
Turnout 49.0%
Al Gore closeup Forbes Steve
Nominee Al Gore, Jr. Steve Forbes
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Tennessee New York
Running mate Paul Simon Arlen Specter
Electoral vote 379 159
States carried 31+DC 19
Percentage 51.2% 44.7%

The United States presidential election of 1996 was the 53rd quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 5, 1996. Incumbent Al Gore, Jr., the Democratic nominee, defeated Steve Forbes, the Republican nominee.

Gore's strong economy, and Forbes' status as a relative unknown, both contributed heavily to Gore's reelection.

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