2016 Election Results By State 2020

The 2016 presidential election in the United States resulted in Donald Trump being elected as the 45th President of the United States.

The United States uses the Electoral College, a process where the people vote to choose their electors, then a meeting of 538 electors takes place to vote for the presidential candidates, and then Congress counts the electoral votes. A majority of 270 electoral votes is required to elect the President.

A state’s number of electors is identical to the total number of its senators and representatives in Congress. Seven states and Washington D.C. have the minimum of three electors. California has the most electoral votes, with 55, followed by Texas with 38 and New York and Florida is 29 each.

When citizens head to the polls on Election Day, they vote for which candidate they want to win, typically either Democratic or Republican, and then whichever party wins the vote in that state will have its electors sent to cast their votes for that candidate. In all states, except Maine and Nebraska, the party that wins the popular vote gets to send all of its electors to vote. Maine and Nebraska apportion two electoral votes to the winner and the rest of the votes are given to the winner in each of the states’ congressional districts.

In 2016, the state with the highest percentage of Republican voters was West Virginia, with 68% of voters voting Republican. The most Democratic state in the 2016 election was Washington D.C., which voted over 90% Democratic, followed by Hawaii, which voted 62.22% Democratic.

President Donald Trump won the 2016 election with 306 electoral votes over Hillary Clinton, who received 232 electoral votes.

State Votes (D) Vote % (D) Votes (R) Vote % (R) Electoral Votes (D) Electoral Votes (R) 2020 Pop.
Alabama729,54734.36%1,318,25562.08%094,908,621
Alaska116,45436.55%163,38751.28%03734,002
Arizona1,161,16745.13%1,252,40148.67%0117,378,494
Arkansas380,49433.65%684,87260.57%063,038,999
California8,753,78861.73%4,483,81031.62%55039,937,489
Colorado1,338,87048.16%1,202,48443.25%905,845,526
Connecticut897,57254.57%673,21540.93%703,563,077
Delaware235,60353.09%185,12741.72%30982,895
District of Columbia282,83090.48%12,7234.07%30720,687
Florida4,504,97547.82%4,617,88649.02%02921,992,985
Georgia1,877,96345.64%2,089,10450.77%01610,736,059
Hawaii266,89162.22%128,84730.03%301,412,687
Idaho189,76527.49%409,05559.26%041,826,156
Illinois3,090,72955.83%2,146,01538.76%20012,659,682
Indiana1,033,12637.91%1,557,28656.82%0116,745,354
Iowa653,66941.74%800,98351.15%063,179,849
Kansas427,00536.05%671,01856.65%062,910,357
Kentucky628,85432.68%1,202,97162.52%084,499,692
Louisiana780,15438.45%1,178,63858.09%084,645,184
Maine357,73547.83%335,59344.87%201,345,790
Maryland1,677,92860.33%943,16933.91%1006,083,116
Massachusetts1,995,19660.01%1,090,89332.81%1106,976,597
Michigan2,268,83947.27%2,279,54347.50%01610,045,029
Minnesota1,367,71646.44%1,322,95144.92%1005,700,671
Mississippi485,13140.11%700,71457.94%062,989,260
Missouri1,071,06838.14%1,594,51156.77%0106,169,270
Montana177,70935.75%279,24056.17%031,086,759
Nebraska284,49433.70%495,96158.75%021,952,570
Nevada539,26047.92%512,05845.50%603,139,658
New Hampshire348,52646.98%345,79046.61%401,371,246
New Jersey2,148,27854.99%1,601,93341.00%1408,936,574
New Mexico385,23448.26%319,66740.04%502,096,640
New York4,556,12459.01%2,819,53436.52%29019,440,469
North Carolina2,189,31646.17%2,362,63149.83%01510,611,862
North Dakota93,75827.23%216,79462.96%03761,723
Ohio2,394,16443.56%2,841,00551.69%01811,747,694
Oklahoma420,37528.93%949,13665.32%073,954,821
Oregon1,002,10650.07%782,40339.09%704,301,089
Pennsylvania2,926,44147.46%2,970,73348.18%02012,820,878
Rhode Island252,52554.41%180,54338.90%401,056,161
South Carolina855,37340.67%1,155,38954.94%095,210,095
South Dakota117,45831.74%227,72161.53%03903,027
Tennessee870,69534.72%1,522,92560.72%0116,897,576
Texas3,877,86843.24%4,685,04752.23%03629,472,295
Utah310,67627.46%515,23145.54%063,282,115
Vermont178,57356.68%95,36930.27%30628,061
Virginia1,981,47349.73%1,769,44344.41%1308,626,207
Washington1,742,71852.54%1,221,74736.83%807,797,095
West Virginia188,79426.43%489,37168.50%051,778,070
Wisconsin1,382,53646.45%1,405,28447.22%0105,851,754
Wyoming55,97321.63%174,41967.40%03567,025