The 1996 United States presidential election in the District of Columbia took place on November 5, 1996, as part of the 1996 United States presidential election . Voters chose three representatives, or electors to the Electoral College , who voted for President and Vice President .
Washington, D.C. was won by President Bill Clinton ( D ) over Senator Bob Dole ( R - KS ), with Clinton winning 85.19% to 9.34% by a margin of 75.85%. Political activist Ralph Nader ( Green Party ) finished in third with 2.57% of the popular vote, and businessman Ross Perot ( Reform Party ) finished in fourth with 1.94%. 
Washington, D.C. was again Ross Perot's worst performance in the country. This is also the only time Perot finished fourth in any location in either 1992 or 1996.
|United States presidential election in Washington, D. C., 1996|
|Party||Candidate||Running mate||Votes||Percentage||Electoral votes|
|Democratic||Bill Clinton ( incumbent )||Al Gore||158,220||85.19%||3|
|Republican||Bob Dole||Jack Kemp||17,339||9.34%||0|
|Green||Ralph Nader||Winona LaDuke||4,780||2.57%||0|
|Reform||Ross Perot||Patrick Choate||3,611||1.94%||0|
|Libertarian||Harry Browne||Jo Jorgensen||588||0.32%||0|
|Natural Law||Dr. John Hagelin||Dr. V. Tompkins||283||0.15%||0|
|Socialist Workers Party||James Harris||Laura Garza||257||0.14%||0|