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%. [2]

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.

Results

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
No party Write-in 648 0.35% 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