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United States presidential election, 1996
November 5, 1996
Rhode Island Governor Bruce Sundlun Lweicker Prime Minister John Bruton
Nominee Richard McCormack Lowell Weicker Bill Carter
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Home state New York Connecticut Arizona
Running mate Gerald R. Rangel Edward Bonior Paul Paxon
Electoral vote 209 265 63
States carried 18 + D.C. (in E.C.)
28 (in H.R.)
20 (in E.C.)
21 (in H.R.)
12 (in E.C.)
1 (in H.R.)
Popular vote 39,240,029 40,932,010 32,785,011
Percentage 33.9% 35.3% 28.3%
1996 US Presidential Election (This is the Dream)
Presidential election results map. Blue denotes states won by McCormack/Rangel including one electoral vote from Nebraska's 1st congressional district, Red denotes states won by Weicker/Bonior. Grey denotes states won by Baker/Paxon including two Texas and New York faithless electors. Light Red is the electoral vote for Edward Bonior by a Minnesota faithless elector. Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.
President before election
Lowell Weicker
Elected President
Richard McCormack
The United States presidential election of 1996 was the 53rd quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 5, 1996. It was the first presidential election since 1824 in which no candidate received a majority in the electoral vote, and was was decided by Congress. The winner was Democratic candidate and former President Richard McCormack against the Incumbent President and Republican candidate Lowell Weicker, as well as an independent candidate, businessman Bill Carter.