1992 United States presidential election
The 1992 United States presidential election happened on November 3, 1992. Bill Clinton, the Democratic candidate and Governor of Arkansas, won the election. He defeated the incumbent president, George H. W. Bush, who was a Republican, and Ross Perot, an independent candidate.
538 members of the Electoral College
270 electoral votes needed to win
|Turnout||55.2% 5.0 pp|
Presidential election results map. Red denotes states won by Bush/Quayle, Blue denotes those won by Clinton/Gore.
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Clinton got 370 electoral votes, Bush got 168, and Perot got 0. A person running for president needs to get 270 to win.
George H.W. Bush may have lost the election for several reasons. He broke his promise of "Read my lips: no new taxes" by increasing taxes during his term. Some of his most well-known accomplishments during his presidency came from his foreign policy, and because of the Cold War and Gulf War being over, foreign policy became a smaller issue, as the economy became a bigger issue, since the economy was bad.
- George H. W. Bush, President of the United States from Texas
- Pat Buchanan, conservative columnist from Virginia
- David Duke, state representative from Louisiana
- Harold Stassen, former Governor of Minnesota and perennial candidate
Louisiana representative David Duke
- Bill Clinton, Governor of Arkansas
- Jerry Brown, former Governor of California
- Paul Tsongas, former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts
- Bob Kerrey, U.S. Senator from Nebraska
- Tom Harkin, U.S. Senator from Iowa
- Douglas Wilder, Governor of Virginia
- Eugene McCarthy, former U.S. Senator from Minnesota
- Larry Agran, former Mayor of Irvine, California
- "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved October 21, 2012.