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The 1996 Democratic Primaries saw the renomination of Former Governor and then President Bill Clinton in a landslide victory. The final results gave Clinton 89% of the popular vote. His closest rival, Lyndon LaRouche, received 5%. Winning all 50 states (as well as Washington, D.C.), Clinton handily won the nomination and went on to win the 1996 Presidential Election.

1992 United States  2000
Democratic Presidential Primaries, 1996
Bill Clinton.jpg Lyndon LaRouche.jpg
Nominee Bill Clinton Lyndon La Rouche
Party Democratic Democratic
Home state Arkansas Virginia
States carried 50 + D.C 0
Popular vote 9,706,802 596,422
Percentage 88.98% 5.47%
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Clinton won every statewide contest, many by a large margin



With the advantage of incumbency, Bill Clinton's path to renomination by the Democratic Party was very uneventful. At the 1996 Democratic National Convention, Clinton and incumbent Vice President Al Gore were renominated with token opposition. Fringe candidate Lyndon LaRouche qualified for one delegate from Virginia and one delegate from Louisiana, but the state parties refused to award him delegates and the First District Court of Appeals upheld their decision.[1] Former Pennsylvania governor Bob Casey contemplated a challenge to Clinton, but health problems forced Casey to abandon a bid.

Clinton easily won primaries nationwide, with margins consistently higher than 80%.[2]


  1. ^ LaRouche v. Fowler. United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit. 2008-08-28
  2. ^ US President - D Primaries. OurCampaigns.


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