EXPLANATION OF DATA
- Source: The results were obtained from the
official election office of each state, including the Office of
the Secretary of State, State Board of Elections, State Elections
Commission and the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics. The assistance
provided by the staff of these offices in gathering this data
is greatly appreciated.
- Terms: The figures are based on individual
state definitions of a valid vote cast and counted for a candidate.
- Party: The party affiliation of the candidate.
The designation of a party label by a candidate may vary from
state to state due to differences in state law. The party label
listed is as reported by the source and may not necessarily represent
a political party organization. Party abbreviations are defined
in the "Addresses and Party Designations of Presidential
- # of Votes: All valid votes cast for each
candidate. Write-in votes for Presidential candidates who appeared
on at least one state ballot are included in the total votes figure
for that candidate. The total of all other write-in votes, where
reported by the states, appears as a separate category.
- The data is based on official figures provided by
state officials as of January 16, 1997.