1996 Gubernatorial Election Statistics
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States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateTotal Vote D R %Margin Margin Democratic Republican Other
1 IN2,110,04712 4.75% 100,146 51.52% 46.78% 1.70%
2 WV628,55921 5.83% 36,648 45.80% 51.63% 2.57%
3 NC2,566,18512 13.23% 339,585 55.98% 42.75% 1.27%
4 WA2,237,03012 15.91% 355,954 57.96% 42.04% 0.00%
5 MO2,142,51812 16.73% 358,533 57.17% 40.43% 2.40%
6 NH496,78612 17.68% 87,854 57.20% 39.52% 3.28%
7 ND264,28621 32.38% 85,588 33.81% 66.19% 0.00%
8 DE270,95412 38.99% 105,646 69.50% 30.50% 0.00%
9 VT254,64812 48.06% 122,383 70.51% 22.45% 7.05%
10 UT671,87921 51.66% 347,077 23.31% 74.97% 1.72%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateTotal Vote D R %Margin Margin Democratic Republican Other
1 MT405,17521 58.34% 236,361 20.83% 79.17% 0.00%
2 UT671,87921 51.66% 347,077 23.31% 74.97% 1.72%
3 VT254,64812 48.06% 122,383 70.51% 22.45% 7.05%
4 DE270,95412 38.99% 105,646 69.50% 30.50% 0.00%
5 ND264,28621 32.38% 85,588 33.81% 66.19% 0.00%
6 NH496,78612 17.68% 87,854 57.20% 39.52% 3.28%
7 MO2,142,51812 16.73% 358,533 57.17% 40.43% 2.40%
8 WA2,237,03012 15.91% 355,954 57.96% 42.04% 0.00%
9 NC2,566,18512 13.23% 339,585 55.98% 42.75% 1.27%
10 WV628,55921 5.83% 36,648 45.80% 51.63% 2.57%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
Vermont70.51%Montana79.17%West Virginia2.57%
Delaware69.50%Utah74.97%Missouri2.40%
Washington57.96%North Dakota66.19%Indiana1.70%
New Hampshire57.20%West Virginia51.63%New Hampshire1.20%
Missouri57.17%Indiana46.78%Vermont1.15%
Natural LawIndependentAmer. Ind.
Vermont1.31%New Hampshire2.08%Utah0.71%
North Carolina0.58%Vermont1.26%Delaware0.00%
Utah0.44%Utah0.57%Indiana0.00%
Delaware0.00%Delaware0.00%Missouri0.00%
Indiana0.00%Indiana0.00%Montana0.00%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
Montana20.83%Vermont22.45%Washington0.00%
Utah23.31%Delaware30.50%Utah0.00%
North Dakota33.81%New Hampshire39.52%North Dakota0.00%
West Virginia45.80%Missouri40.43%Montana0.00%
Indiana51.52%Washington42.04%Delaware0.00%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Indiana459,472Washington257,855
Montana225,381New Hampshire170,792
Utah202,545North Carolina93,294
West Virginia164,560Delaware17,006
Missouri48,318


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Montana55.64%New Hampshire33.76%
Utah32.70%Washington11.59%
West Virginia25.28%Delaware6.99%
Indiana20.36%North Carolina3.74%
North Dakota15.15%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Missouri-201,481
Indiana-119,069
Utah-90,657
North Dakota-40,575
Washington-33,501


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
North Dakota-13.31%
Utah-11.89%
Vermont-10.88%
Missouri-8.60%
Indiana-5.34%


State Ranks
Rank DemocraticRepublican
174
247


County Ranks
Rank DemocraticRepublican
1278288
2288278


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
Hertford, NC79.33%Garfield, MT91.91%Orange, VT4.55%
Bertie, NC78.39%Liberty, MT89.89%Raleigh, WV4.21%
Northampton, NC78.23%Petroleum, MT89.55%Webster, MO3.93%
Gates, NC78.04%Meagher, MT88.66%Boone, MO3.87%
Chittenden, VT76.79%Carter, MT88.31%Polk, MO3.85%
Natural LawIndependentAmer. Ind.
Essex, VT2.09%Bennington, VT6.90%Grand, UT1.43%
Watauga, NC1.97%Cheshire, NH3.06%Sanpete, UT1.26%
Orleans, VT1.89%Rockingham, NH2.83%Millard, UT1.02%
Washington, VT1.88%Strafford, NH2.12%Uintah, UT0.99%
Franklin, VT1.64%Coos, NH1.81%Emery, UT0.99%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
DemocraticRepublican
Garfield, MT8.09%Chittenden, VT18.14%
Liberty, MT10.11%Lamoille, VT19.81%
Petroleum, MT10.45%Hertford, NC19.93%
Iron, UT11.19%Washington, VT20.41%
Meagher, MT11.34%Windham, VT20.83%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
King, WA490,284King, WA241,134St. Louis, MO8,259
St. Louis, MO245,275St. Louis, MO208,184Jackson, MO5,629
Jackson, MO169,258Salt Lake, UT189,680Marion, IN5,370
Marion, IN146,092Marion, IN127,207Greene, MO3,189
Wake, NC142,568Pierce, WA105,500St. Charles, MO2,424
Natural LawIndependentAmer. Ind.
Salt Lake, UT1,591Rockingham, NH3,193Salt Lake, UT1,850
Wake, NC1,205Hillsborough, NH2,509Utah, UT690
Mecklenburg, NC1,199Salt Lake, UT2,186Weber, UT482
Guilford, NC894Bennington, VT1,103Davis, UT474
Buncombe, NC785Merrimack, NH1,016Washington, UT203


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
DemocraticRepublican
Petroleum, MT30Petroleum, MT257
Garfield, MT60Daggett, UT292
Golden Valley, MT61Slope, ND298
Treasure, MT71Sioux, ND349
Carter, MT88Billings, ND353


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Salt Lake, UT87,497King, WA87,970
St. Louis, MO76,967Hillsborough, NH52,464
Marion, IN53,290Rockingham, NH43,290
Allen, IN34,399Spokane, WA29,498
Yellowstone, MT31,540Pierce, WA22,349
Utah, UT27,825Wake, NC21,831
Missoula, MT27,373Snohomish, WA21,794
St. Joseph, IN24,929Merrimack, NH20,491
Cascade, MT24,413Strafford, NH18,369
Hamilton, IN24,222New Castle, DE13,439


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Deer Lodge, MT81.72%Strafford, NH42.34%
Cascade, MT69.16%Lewis, MO39.13%
Mineral, MT67.42%Belknap, NH37.14%
Missoula, MT62.20%Rockingham, NH37.13%
Silver Bow, MT61.73%Scotland, MO36.38%
Sheridan, MT61.33%Merrimack, NH36.04%
Lewis and Clark, MT61.20%Hillsborough, NH35.35%
Hill, MT61.07%Holt, MO34.51%
Meagher, MT59.76%Carroll, NH32.03%
Jefferson, MT59.37%Mississippi, MO31.48%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Wake, NC19,855St. Louis, MO-64,650
Hamilton, IN7,271Salt Lake, UT-43,819
Clark, WA6,853King, WA-40,414
Kitsap, WA3,982Jackson, MO-38,831
New Hanover, NC3,872Marion, IN-29,750
Guilford, NC3,307St. Louis, MO-25,277
Thurston, WA3,215Lake, IN-18,856
Wayne, NC3,150Weber, UT-13,865
Washington, UT3,047Davis, UT-11,902
Hendricks, IN2,862Utah, UT-11,182


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Washington, UT13.77%Sioux, ND-30.00%
Hamilton, IN13.43%Adams, ND-29.35%
Jefferson, MT13.43%Burke, ND-28.57%
Dearborn, IN12.84%Grant, ND-28.14%
Stevens, WA12.27%Billings, ND-24.82%
Stone, MO11.89%Bowman, ND-22.79%
Wayne, NC11.69%Hettinger, ND-22.56%
Ferry, WA10.87%Ramsey, ND-21.61%
Jefferson, WV10.28%Pembina, ND-21.06%
Christian, MO9.98%Williams, ND-20.55%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
DemocraticRepublican
Marshall, WV48.76%Texas, MO48.50%
Polk, NC49.27%Putnam, IN49.14%
Fulton, IN49.28%Summers, WV49.27%
Clay, WV49.37%Clay, NC49.32%
Randolph, IN49.37%Burke, NC49.47%


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
DemocraticRepublican
Clallam, WA49.31%Walla Walla, WA49.89%
Cherokee, NC49.27%Steele, ND49.68%
Clay, NC49.24%McDowell, NC49.18%
Klickitat, WA49.20%Polk, NC49.16%
Sioux, ND49.13%Asotin, WA49.11%




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