Election of 1996

When Clinton won the election of 1996 he became the first Democrat since FDR to win two terms as president.  The win was not a forgone conclusion though.  He again encountered personal scandal, as well as economic scandal.

However, the economy was the strongest it had been in decades.  His opponent, Senator Bob Dole from Kansas, had a strong record in WWII.  And third-party candidate Ross Perot was an ever-present threat gaining a majority of votes.

President won the election with 70% of the electoral votes.

Campaign Poster

Clinton-Gore Re-election Team, poster, 1996 (Library of Congress)

election of 1996 map

National Atlas

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