November 6, 1996 in Nation/World

Election ‘96: State-By-State

 

NORTHEAST

CONNECTICUT

Clinton: 52 percent Dole: 35 percent Perot: 10 percent

96 percent of precincts reporting

President Clinton won in this traditionally Democratic state.

Democratic state Sen. James Maloney upset three-term incumbent Gary Franks, one of only two black Republicans in Congress.

Republican Edward Munster lost his third attempt to unseat Democrat Sam Gejdenson, who won narrowly in 1994.

A statewide initiative would require authorities to keep victims informed of progress of cases and require prosecutors to meet with victims.

DELAWARE

Clinton: 52 percent Dole: 37 percent Perot: 11 percent

100 percent of precincts reporting

Clinton coasted to an easy win in a state that has voted for the presidential winner in every election since 1952.

Democrat Joseph R. Biden Jr. coasted to a fifth term in the U.S. Senate against political novice Ray Clatworthy.

In the governor’s race, Democrat Thomas R. Carper won re-election over Republican Treasurer Janet Rzewnicki despite campaign alleging he’s a wife-beater and planning a divorce.

Republican U.S. Rep. Michael Castle won re-election with 69 percent of the vote.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Clinton: 86 percent Dole: 9 percent Perot: 2 percent

100 percent of precincts reporting

As all Democrats before him, Clinton won in city that’s home to White House and where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 11 to 1.

Non-voting House Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton stayed above fray during city’s financial crisis and won.

Voters agreed to require open meetings of real property assessments board. Republican Carol Schwartz, potential challenger to Mayor Marion Barry, returned to city council.

MAINE

Clinton: 52 percent Dole: 30 percent Perot: 14 percent

80 percent of precincts reporting

President Clinton held big lead in early returns.

In the Senate, Republican Susan Collins won a tight race with Democrat Joseph Brennan, who was trying to add job of senator to resume that includes governor and congressman.

The state’s northern woods gained some protection against harsh logging practices but not the all-out ban on clearcutting that environmentalists fought so hard for. Returns showed voters leaning instead toward an industry-supported plan that offered more lenient restrictions on logging 10 million acres.

MARYLAND

Clinton: 54 percent Dole: 38 percent Perot: 7 percent

96 percent of precincts reporting

President Clinton won this heavily Democratic state. In 1992, Maryland gave Clinton just over 50 percent, only state except Arkansas where he got a majority.

All eight House incumbents - four Democrats, four Republicans - won as expected.

Voters barred lame-duck governors from filling vacancies except in emergencies.

In a rare contested judicial election in Howard County, the state’s first two women circuit court judges were challenged.

MASSACHUSETTS

Clinton: 62 percent Dole: 28 percent Perot: 9 percent

95 percent of precincts reporting

In a Democratic stronghold, President Clinton easily defeated Bob Dole.

Democratic incumbent Sen. John Kerry beat popular moderate Republican challenger Gov. William F. Weld in battle of blue-bloods.

Democrat James McGovern defeated GOP incumbent Peter Blute; Democrats hoped to reclaim GOP seat of Peter Torkildsen; most Democratic incumbents appeared safe.

Registered voters reached all-time high of 3.49 million.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Clinton: 49 percent Dole: 40 percent Perot: 9 percent

84 percent of precincts reporting

Clinton won in this GOP stronghold, the first win by a Democratic presidential candidate there since 1964.

State Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was elected the state’s first woman governor. The first Democrat elected to that post since 1980, she defeated conservative Republican Ovide Lamontagne.

U.S. Republican Sen. Robert Smith defied exit polls and won a narrow re-election victory. Democratic challenger former Rep. Dick Swett conceded early today.

NEW JERSEY

Clinton: 53 percent Dole: 36 percent Perot: 9 percent

98 percent of precincts reporting

President Clinton held his healthy pre-election lead to win this “swing” state.

Robert Torricelli kept New Jersey’s U.S. Senate seat in Democratic hands, defeating Republican Dick Zimmer after a campaign so bitter that several newspapers refused to endorse either congressman.

By hammering Zimmer as an extremist ally of House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Torricelli managed to retain the seat held for three terms by Bill Bradley.

NEW YORK

Clinton: 59 percent Dole: 31 percent Perot: 8 percent

92 percent of precincts reporting

Clinton won the night’s second-biggest electoral prize. GOP freshman Dan Frisa lost to Democrat Carolyn McCarthy, whose husband was killed and son wounded in Long Island Rail Road massacre. McCarthy switched parties after Frisa voted to repeal assault weapons ban.

U.S. Rep. Gerald Solomon, powerful Rules Committee chairman, withstood challenge from Democrat Steve James, one-time soap opera actor who now markets milk in glass bottles with the cream on top.

PENNSYLVANIA

Clinton: 49 percent Dole: 40 percent Perot: 10 percent

99 percent of precincts reporting

President Clinton won easily in a state that traditionally votes Republican for president.

Seventeen-term GOP Rep. Joseph McDade, freshly acquitted on federal bribery and racketeering charges, hoped to become senior Republican in House. Freshman House Republican John Fox was locked in tight race against Democrat Joseph Hoeffel in Philadelphia’s suburbs.

Philadelphia voted on whether city should borrow $128 million for infrastructure improvements.

RHODE ISLAND

Clinton: 60 percent Dole: 27 percent Perot: 11 percent

89 percent of precincts reporting

President Clinton breezed to victory in one of the nation’s most reliably Democratic states.

Democratic Rep. Jack Reed defeated GOP treasurer Nancy Mayer to replace Democrat Claiborne Pell, a state icon retiring after 36 years.

Despite controversy over his statement that the Catholic church was in the “The Stone Age,” Patrick Kennedy cruised toward re-election over GOP sacrificial lamb Giovanni Cicione. Kennedy is the youngst member of Congress at 29.

VERMONT

Clinton: 54 percent Dole: 31 percent Perot: 12 percent

93 percent of precincts reporting

President Clinton easily won in state he also claimed in 1992.

Gov. Howard Dean was re-elected in easy victory over late-entry Republican John Gropper.

Left-leaning Bernard Sanders, only independent in the House, handily defeated Republican Susan Sweetser, who admitted hiring a private eye to probe Sanders’ background.

Vermont had 10 candidates on the presidential ballot. Only four states had more.

SOUTHEAST

ALABAMA

Clinton: 43 percent Dole: 50 percent Perot: 6 percent

97 percent of precincts reporting

Bob Dole took a state that was solid for Bush in 1992.

GOP Attorney General Jeff Sessions replaced retiring Democrat Sen. Howell Heflin, who 10 years ago blocked Sessions from federal judgeship.

“Time and time again, Senator Heflin has been a source of reason,” Sessions said of the longtime Senator.

Meanwhile, voters were deciding whether to create pension system to cover nation’s only legislature lacking a retirement program.

ARKANSAS

Clinton: 54 percent Dole: 37 percent Perot: 8 percent

78 percent of precincts reporting

President Clinton won comfortably in his home state.

GOP Rep. Tim Hutchinson was locked in a dead heat with Democrat Winston Bryant, the attorney general undefeated in seven previous statewide races.

Voters rejected bid to allow casino gambling at Hot Springs horse track, with local approval.

Billionaire son of former Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller in special election for lieutenant governor to replace Mike Huckabee.

FLORIDA

Clinton: 48 percent Dole: 42 percent Perot: 9 percent

97 percent of precincts reporting

Clinton won, becoming first Democratic presidential candidate to take state in 20 years.

In Congress, Republicans tried to widen 15-8 lead by winning at least one of three seats held by retiring Democrats, including Sam Gibbons.

Among propositions, voters rejected penny a pound tax on sugar growers to pay for Everglades cleanup.

More than 8 million voters, a state record, were eligible to cast ballots - up 1.5 million since 1994.

GEORGIA

Clinton: 46 percent Dole: 47 percent Perot: 7 percent

89 percent of precincts reporting

Dole carried the state, halting Clinton’s hopes to improve on his narrow 1992 victory.

The battle to replace retiring Sam Nunn, between Republican Guy Millner and Democrat Max Cleland was too close to call.

House Speaker Newt Gingrich eased past cookie magnate Michael Coles; Georgia’s first black congresswoman, Cynthia McKinney, battling Republican John Mitnick in racially tinged campaign.

KENTUCKY

Clinton: 46 percent Dole: 45 percent Perot: 9 percent

100 percent of precincts reporting

Just as he did in 1992, Bill Clinton won after a last-minute visit to the state.

Two-term GOP incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell defeated Democratic former Lt. Gov. Steve Beshear to win third term by largest margin of his career.

State voters considered several key initiatives, including the removal of authority for local governments to impose poll taxes, and deleting antiquated requirements for segregated schools.

LOUISIANA

Clinton: 52 percent Dole: 40 percent Perot: 7 percent

100 percent of precincts reporting

President Clinton took a surprisingly easy victory in a state he also took in 1992.

In the Senate, Democrat Mary Landrieu, former state treasurer and daughter of popular New Orleans mayor, was in deadlocked race with GOP state Rep. Woody Jenkins, conservative friend of Oliver North.

There were two key House races: one to replace Democrat Cleo Fields, not running because of redistricting, and Republican Jimmy Hayes, loser in Senate primary.

MISSISSIPPI

Clinton: 45 percent Dole: 48 percent Perot: 6 percent

84 percent of precincts reporting

Bob Dole won comfortably.

Republican Sen. Thad Cochran won fourth term.

Republican Chip Pickering captured a House seat vacated by retiring Democrat G.V. Montgomery.

In an accident that cast a cloud over the election, Gov. Kirk Fordice was critically injured when he flipped his car on an interstate. Doctors said Fordice suffered fractured ribs, a collapsed left lung and a nearly severed left ear. They also found bruises on his heart, lung and liver.

NORTH CAROLINA

Clinton: 44 percent Dole: 49 percent Perot: 7 percent

96 percent of precincts reporting

Bob Dole was victorious in the largest tobacco-producing state thanks to hated new regulations on cigarette makers and campaigning by his wife, Elizabeth, a native.

Sen. Jesse Helms easily won a rematch with Democrat Harvey Gantt, who hoped to be first black senator elected in South since Reconstruction.

Democratic Gov. Jim Hunt won fourth term over Christian Coalition conservative Robin Hayes, while stock car racing legend Richard Petty was losing his bid for secretary of state.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Clinton: 44 percent Dole: 50 percent Perot: 5 percent

95 percent of precincts reporting

Dole won state that went Democratic only twice in last nine presidential elections.

U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, the oldest person ever to serve in the Senate, won an eighth term Tuesday. If he serves all six years, he will be 100 when he leaves office.

Thurmond, who in May will become the longest-serving senator ever, beat Democrat Elliott Close, a 43-year-old heir to a textile fortune who ran ads saying it was time for the 93-year-old Republican to “come home.”

TENNESSEE

Clinton: 48 percent Dole: 46 percent Perot: 6 percent

98 percent of precincts reporting

President Clinton won again in running-mate Al Gore’s home state, but former actor Fred Thompson kept Gore’s old seat in Republican hands for next six years.

The state was a hot spot for stumping with Dole’s nine visits, Clinton’s six, 16 by Gore and three by Jack Kemp.

Bill Boner, harmonica-playing former Nashville mayor who gained notoriety for extramarital relationship with lounge singer he later married and divorced, won seat in Legislature.

VIRGINIA

Clinton: 45 percent Dole: 47 percent Perot: 7 percent

95 percent of precincts reporting

Bob Dole narrowly defeated President Clinton, sustaining a 28-year tradition of voting Republican in presidential elections.

Republican John Warner fended off wealthy challenger Mark Warner’s expensive bid to oust him. Warner spent $3.3 million of his own money.

In the House, conservative Democratic state Sen. Virgil Goode easily defeated GOP’s George Landrith for state’s lone open seat. Incumbents captured remaining 10 districts.

WEST VIRGINIA

Clinton: 53 percent Dole: 36 percent Perot: 11 percent

66 percent of precincts reporting

President Clinton was victorious in state that has gone Republican just twice since 1956.

Millionaire Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller easily defeated GOP novice Betty Burks, who spent less than $5,000 on her campaign.

Coal miner’s daughter Charlotte Pritt lost a bitter gubernatorial fight with former GOP Gov. Cecil Underwood 36 years after he left office.

MIDWEST

IOWA

Clinton: 50 percent Dole: 40 percent Perot: 8 percent

980 percent of precincts reporting

Iowans went for President Clinton, going Democratic for third consecutive presidential election.

Incumbent Democrat Sen. Tom Harkin prevailed in a contentious race,, rewriting challenger GOP Rep. Jim Ross Lightfoot’s history of winning unlikely races. “If about half of what he said was true, I wouldn’t vote for me, either,” Lightfoot said.

Republican Congressman Greg Ganske sought a second term against Democrat Connie McBurney, former TV weather forecaster.

KANSAS

Clinton: 36 percent Dole: 54 percent Perot: 9 percent

97 percent of precincts reporting

Bob Dole was the choice of his home state, which hasn’t gone to Democrat since 1964.

Republicans picked up two Senate seats. Conservative GOP Rep. Sam Brownback beat moderate Democrat Jill Docking for final two years of Dole’s seat. And GOP Rep. Pat Roberts was no surprise in defeating Democratic state Treasurer Sally Thompson to succeed retiring Nancy Kassebaum. Meanwhile, one-time Olympic track star Jim Ryun, a Republican, was in a tough House race against amateur marathoner John Frieden.

MISSOURI

Clinton: 48 percent Dole: 41 percent Perot: 10 percent

97 percent of precincts reporting

President Clinton took a state that has sided with every White House winner this century, except Eisenhower in 1956.

Democratic incumbent Gov. Mel Carnahan rolled over GOP state Auditor Margaret Kelly.

In a key House race, JoAnn Emerson, widow of Republican Rep. Bill Emerson, waged independent bid against Democrat Emily Firebaugh.

State voters were considering raising the minimum wage to highest in the nation: $6.25 an hour.

NEBRASKA

Clinton: 34 percent Dole: 53 percent Perot: 11 percent

88 percent of precincts reporting

Bob Dole won in a state that has voted Republican for president since 1964.

In a key Senate, GOP businessman Chuck Hagel defeated Democratic Gov. Ben Nelson to win seat of retiring Democrat Jim Exon.

Congressmen Bill Barrett, Jon Christensen, Doug Bereuter, all Republicans, were re-elected.

Voters rejected plans to limit property taxes and make public education the state’s highest budget priority.

NORTH DAKOTA

Clinton: 40 percent Dole: 47 percent Perot: 12 percent

92 percent of precincts reporting

Dole won in a traditionally Republican state. Since statehood in 1889, only three Democratic presidential candidates have won the state - Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson.

In the race for governor, Republican incumbent Ed Schafer was re-elected easily.

In the U.S. House, Democratic Rep. Earl Pomeroy held off a challenge from former state Republican chairman Kevin Cramer.

OKLAHOMA

Clinton: 40 percent Dole: 48 percent Perot: 11 percent

97 percent of precincts reporting

Bob Dole, who had inched ahead in late polls, held on to win this normally Republican state.

Republican Jim Inhofe won full Senate term over Jim Boren, cousin of David Boren, Democrat who resigned from seat two years ago.

In the House, GOP convert Wes Watkins trying to win back 3rd District seat he gave up eight years ago for two unsuccessful runs at governor. For first time, GOP had chance to pick up all five House seats.

SOUTH DAKOTA

Clinton: 43 percent Dole: 47 percent Perot: 10 percent

92 percent of precincts reporting

Dole pulled out a narrow victory in this historically Republican stronghold.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson defeated three-term Republican Sen. Larry Pressler in a testy, expensive race.

In the U.S. House, Republican John Thune defeated Rick Weiland, former aide to Senate Democratic Minority Leader Tom Daschle.

Voters approved a measure to include on future ballots whether candidates support specific congressional term limits.

GREAT LAKES

ILLINOIS

Clinton: 55 percent Dole: 37 percent Perot: 8 percent

93 percent of precincts reporting

President Clinton repeated his 1992 victory in a state that voted for every presidential winner this century except Woodrow Wilson in 1916 and Jimmy Carter in 1976.

In the race to succeed retiring Sen Paul Simon, Liberal Democratic Rep. Dick Durbin defeated conservative GOP state Rep. Al Salvi.

Michael Flanagan, who two years ago became Chicago’s first GOP congressman in more than 30 years, lost to state Rep. Rod Blagojevich.

INDIANA

Clinton: 41 percent Dole: 48 percent Perot: 10 percent

98 percent of precincts reporting Bob Dole captured a state that last voted Democratic in 1964.

Democratic Lt. Gov. Frank O’Bannon defeated Stephen Goldsmith, GOP mayor of Indianapolis, in a close, contentious gubernatorial race. “If even half of what Steve Goldsmith says about me in his negative ads were true, I’d have to stop my grandkids from watching TV,” O’Bannon said.

In a key House race, Democrat Julia Carson and Republican Virginia Blankenbaker traded blows over welfare and taxes.

MICHIGAN

Clinton: 50 percent Dole: 40 percent Perot: 9 percent

58 percent of precincts reporting

President Clinton was again the winner in a crucial Midwestern state he carried in 1992.

Eighteen-year Senate Democratic incumbent Carl Levin defeated GOP’s Ronna Romney, one-time daughter-in-law of late Michigan governor. He’ll be the longest-serving senator in state history if he finishes the term.

Voters were considering an initiative to legalize casino gambling in Detroit, and whtether to outlaw use of dogs and bait to hunt bear.

MINNESOTA

Clinton: 52 percent Dole: 33 percent Perot: 11 percent

71 percent of precincts reporting

President Clinton easily held this Democratic state. In an important Senate race, liberal incumbent Paul Wellstone proved “L” word not fatal by defeating Republican Rudy Boschwitz in fierce rematch.

Meanwhile, Garrison Keillor’s brother ran for state House; Wendell Willkie’s grandson campaigned for Congress on Grassroots Party ticket; and Michael Gubash, candidate for state Senate, ran a personals ad appealing for both votes and a wife.

OHIO

Clinton: 47 percent Dole: 41 percent Perot: 11 percent

99 percent of precincts reporting

President Clinton won a race that had been rated a tossup in state that’s historically a must for GOP. Ohio had 39-9 record of picking winner through 1992. No Republican won White House since 1860 without carrying Ohio.

In an imprtant House race, Dennis Kucinich, onetime “boy mayor” of Cleveland, given good shot at unseating two-term Republican Martin Hoke.

Voters considered an initiative allowing riverboat casino gambling in eight locations.

WISCONSIN

Clinton: 50 percent Dole: 38 percent Perot: 9 percent

78 percent of precincts reporting Clinton made it three straight victories for the Democrats at the presidential level, and increased his winning margin from the 1992 election.

In a key House race, TV news anchor and Democrat Jay Johnson defeated GOP Assembly Speaker David Prosser for an open seat in a northeastern district.

State voters approved an initiative barring felons or those convicted of a misdemeanor violation of public trust from running for state or local office withour a pardon.

SOUTHWEST

ARIZONA

Clinton: 46 percent Dole: 45 percent Perot: 8 percent

71 percent of precincts reporting

President Clinton capped his decisive re-election victory by becoming the first Democrat since Harry Truman in 1948 to win this historically conservative state.

Among propositions, voters agreed to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana for seriously ill patients.

Voters also expanded gambling on Indian reservations and voted to allow 15-year-olds to be tried as adults for murder, rape and armed robbery.

NEW MEXICO

Clinton: 49 percent Dole: 41 percent Perot: 6 percent

95 percent of precincts reporting

President Clinton won a bellwether state that had gone GOP six of last seven times. Except in 1976, New Mexicans have backed the winner in every presidential election since 1912.

In a contentious Senate race, Republican Pete Domenici won fifth term against Democrat E. Shirley Baca. “She is a total devotee to federal help - anything as long as the tax money is holding out,” Domenici said.

In the House, GOP’s Joe Skeen was in a tight race for a ninth term.

TEXAS

Clinton: 44 percent Dole: 49 percent Perot: 7 percent

94 percent of precincts reporting

Just as it did in 1992, Texas remained out of Clinton’s grasp, going for Dole.

GOP Sen. Phil Gramm easily thwarted a challenge by pickup-driving school teacher Victor Morales, who had shocked the establishment by winning the Democratic primary. “If I go down, I go down swinging,” Morales said.

Special primaries ordered by federal judges were held in 13 of 30 districts. Runoffs are set for Dec. 10 in races where no one gets a majority.

ROCKY MTS

COLORADO

Clinton: 44 percent Dole: 47 percent Perot: 6 percent

67 percent of precincts reporting

Dole narrowly won in traditionally Republican Rocky Mountain state.

For the U.S. Senate, Republican Rep. Wayne Allard defeated Denver lawyer-lobbyist Tom Strickland.

Two Democrats and four Republicans won U.S. House races.

Hotly contested statewide propositions to ensure parental rights in child-raising and to tax church property went down to defeat.

IDAHO

Clinton: 32 percent Dole: 55 percent Perot: 11 percent

30 percent of precincts reporting

Bob Dole won to keep the state in the GOP column for the eighth straight presidential election.

Republican Sen. Larry Craig was re-elected, defeating millionaire businessman Walt Minnick.

GOP freshman Rep. Helen Chenoweth, outspoken ally of Newt Gingrich’s, won re-election against Democratic lawyer Dan Williams in highly negative campaign. Republican Rep. Mike Crapo was re-elected easily.

One Percent Initiative limiting property taxes was defeated.

MONTANA

Clinton: 42 percent Dole: 44 percent Perot: 13 percent

57 percent of precincts reporting

Dole carried the state.

Democratic Sen. Max Baucus overcame a strong challenge from Republican Lt. Gov. Dennis Rehberg to win a fourth term.

GOP Gov. Marc Racicot defeated Judy Jacobson in the biggest gubernatorial landslide in Montana history. His Democratic opponent died of a heart attack only a few days ago, and Jacobson was a last-minute fill-in.

For the U.S. House, Republican Rick Hill defeated Democrat Bill Yellowtail in a bitter personal fight.

NEVADA

Clinton: 44 percent Dole: 43 percent Perot: 7 percent

51 percent of precincts reporting

Clinton narrowly won presidential race .

For the U.S. House, Republican candidate Jim Gibbons won one Nevada seat; freshman Republican John Ensign was leading in a race for the other.

Control of the state Assembly was at stake; it was split 21-21 in 1994. Nevadans also were voting on propositions to enhance rights of crime victims, make it more difficult to raise taxes and impose term limits on public officials, including judges.

UTAH

Clinton: 35 percent Dole: 52 percent Perot: 10 percent

49 percent of precincts reporting

Bob Dole won easily in one of the strongest states in the nation for the GOP.

Republican Gov. Mike Leavitt swamped token Democratic opponent Jim Bradley.

Independent-turned-prodigal Republican Merrill Cook was leading for seat of Rep. Enid Greene - retiring after marital and financial scandals.

State initiatives would allow higher education to share state income tax revenue now earmarked solely for public schools.

WYOMING

Clinton: 38 percent Dole: 49 percent Perot: 12 percent

82 percent of precincts reporting

Bob Dole won handily in state with more than 55 percent GOP registration. Only six Democrats have won majority of vote in presidential race since statehood in 1890, most recently Lyndon Johnson with 57 percent in 1964.

In a tight race for retiring Republican U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson’s seat, GOP legislator Mike Enzi defeated Democrat Kathy Karpan, former secretary of state.

GOP Rep. Barbara Cubin won re-election to lone seat against Democratic legislator Pete Maxfield.

WEST COAST

ALASKA

Clinton: 32 percent Dole: 54 percent Perot: 9 percent

8 percent of precincts reporting

Dole won a state where the midnight poll close time is the nation’s latest.

For the Senate, GOP incumbent Ted Stevens was re-elected in a landslide. He ignored Democrat Theresa Obermeyer, who blamed Stevens-led conspiracy for her husband flunking bar exam 22 times.

In the House, Republican Don Young won a 12th full term.

Among propositions: prohibit shooting wolves, wolverine, foxes and lynx from airplanes.

CALIFORNIA

Clinton: 50 percent Dole: 41 percent Perot: 6 percent

32 percent of precincts reporting

President Clinton won a state where in 1992 he ended a string of six consecutive GOP victories.

Los Angeles County Prosecutor Gil Garcetti, whose department failed to convict O.J. Simpson last year, was trailing.

A proposition to limit affirmative action by prohibiting racial or sexual preferences in state jobs, contracts and college admissions was approved with about a 57 percent majority.

A proposition to allow the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes was passed with about 55 percent.

HAWAII

Clinton: 59 percent Dole: 31 percent Perot: 8 percent

52 percent of precincts reporting

Clinton won in a state he visited three times as president.

In the House, Neil Abercrombie, one of most liberal Democrats in Congress, led conservative Republican Orson Swindle, former prisoner of war and Ross Perot spokesman. Fellow Democratic incumbent Patsy Mink easily won re-election over Republican Tom Pico.

Among the propositions decided Tuesday was one to allow revenue bonds to make loans to state insurance programs that provide hurricane coverage.

OREGON

Clinton: 47 percent Dole: 38 percent Perot: 10 percent

21 percent of precincts reporting

President Clinton carried the state to add to his rout.

Democrat Tom Bruggere and Republican Gordon Smith were locked in a virtual tie as votes were counted from Tuesday’s U.S. Senate race, and both predicted the outcome might not be known until absentee ballots were tallied.

With 18 percent of precincts reporting, Bruggere, a computer-software company founder making his first run for public office, had 141,978 votes, or 48 percent. Smith, the state Senate president, had 140,073 votes, or 48 percent.

WASHINGTON

Clinton: 53 percent Dole: 36 percent Perot: 8 percent

39 percent of precincts reporting

Clinton won as expected.

Democrat Gary Locke became nation’s first Chinese-American governor, defeating Christian conservative Ellen Craswell.

Rep. Randy Tate was defeated and two other Republican freshman congressmen were trailing. Three other Republican freshmen, including Rep. George Nethercutt, were re-elected.

Voters defeated initiatives authorizing public vouchers for parents to send children to private schools and permitting independent, publicly financed “charter” schools.

7 Maps highlighting regions of the U.S. 3 Graphics: 1. Electoral votes for president 2. New senators and their parties 3. States electing governors

MEMO: Updated from the Idaho edition

Election results compiled from the latest wire service reports as of 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Updated from the Idaho edition

Election results compiled from the latest wire service reports as of 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.


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