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Friday, November 10, 2000

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Election history: Is this Carlisle, MA or Carlisle, U.S.A.?

....Actually neither, or both. Results of presidential elections in Carlisle over the past 20 years (see below) show what Carlisle residents always knew­that the town maintains its own character, tracking neither state nor national political trends with any consistency. Carlisle voted with the state in this election, but broke with Massachusetts in 1992, rejecting former Governor Michael Dukakis. Democrats had a strong showing in Carlisle in the last three presidential elections, after supporting republican candidates in all contests since1964.

Percent of Vote

Year Party Candidate USA MA Carlisle

2000 Dem. Gore 48.6 60.1 51.7

Rep. G.W. Bush 48.4 33.6 37.6

Green Nader 2.6 6.3 9.2

1996 Dem. Clinton 50 62.7 53.1

Rep. Dole 42 28.4 37.7

Reform Perot 8 8.9 6.1

1992 Dem. Clinton 43.3 47.5 44.9

Rep. G. Bush 37.7 39 29.9

Ind. Perot 19 24.1

1988 Dem. Dukakis 45.6 53.2 46.3

Rep. G. Bush 53.4 45.4 50.7

1984 Dem. Mondale 40.6 48.4 40.6

Rep. Reagan 58.8 51.2 58.5

1980 Dem. Carter 41 41.7 27.7

Rep. Reagan 50.7 41.9 45.7

Coal. Anderson 6.6 15.2 24.9

Winners on the national, state, and local levels are indicated in bold type.


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