2016 Election Results By State 2019

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) 2019 Pop.
Alabama729,54734.36%1,318,25562.08%094,898,246
Alaska116,45436.55%163,38751.28%03735,720
Arizona1,161,16745.13%1,252,40148.67%0117,275,070
Arkansas380,49433.65%684,87260.57%063,026,412
California8,753,78861.73%4,483,81031.62%55039,747,267
Colorado1,338,87048.16%1,202,48443.25%905,770,545
Connecticut897,57254.57%673,21540.93%703,567,871
Delaware235,60353.09%185,12741.72%30975,033
District of Columbia282,83090.48%12,7234.07%30711,571
Florida4,504,97547.82%4,617,88649.02%02921,646,155
Georgia1,877,96345.64%2,089,10450.77%01610,627,767
Hawaii266,89162.22%128,84730.03%301,416,589
Idaho189,76527.49%409,05559.26%041,790,182
Illinois3,090,72955.83%2,146,01538.76%20012,700,381
Indiana1,033,12637.91%1,557,28656.82%0116,718,616
Iowa653,66941.74%800,98351.15%063,167,997
Kansas427,00536.05%671,01856.65%062,910,931
Kentucky628,85432.68%1,202,97162.52%084,484,047
Louisiana780,15438.45%1,178,63858.09%084,652,581
Maine357,73547.83%335,59344.87%201,342,097
Maryland1,677,92860.33%943,16933.91%1006,062,917
Massachusetts1,995,19660.01%1,090,89332.81%1106,939,373
Michigan2,268,83947.27%2,279,54347.50%01610,020,472
Minnesota1,367,71646.44%1,322,95144.92%1005,655,925
Mississippi485,13140.11%700,71457.94%062,987,895
Missouri1,071,06838.14%1,594,51156.77%0106,147,861
Montana177,70935.75%279,24056.17%031,074,532
Nebraska284,49433.70%495,96158.75%021,940,919
Nevada539,26047.92%512,05845.50%603,087,025
New Hampshire348,52646.98%345,79046.61%401,363,852
New Jersey2,148,27854.99%1,601,93341.00%1408,922,547
New Mexico385,23448.26%319,66740.04%502,096,034
New York4,556,12459.01%2,819,53436.52%29019,491,339
North Carolina2,189,31646.17%2,362,63149.83%01510,497,741
North Dakota93,75827.23%216,79462.96%03760,900
Ohio2,394,16443.56%2,841,00551.69%01811,718,568
Oklahoma420,37528.93%949,13665.32%073,948,950
Oregon1,002,10650.07%782,40339.09%704,245,901
Pennsylvania2,926,44147.46%2,970,73348.18%02012,813,969
Rhode Island252,52554.41%180,54338.90%401,056,738
South Carolina855,37340.67%1,155,38954.94%095,147,111
South Dakota117,45831.74%227,72161.53%03892,631
Tennessee870,69534.72%1,522,92560.72%0116,833,793
Texas3,877,86843.24%4,685,04752.23%03629,087,070
Utah310,67627.46%515,23145.54%063,221,610
Vermont178,57356.68%95,36930.27%30627,180
Virginia1,981,47349.73%1,769,44344.41%1308,571,946
Washington1,742,71852.54%1,221,74736.83%807,666,343
West Virginia188,79426.43%489,37168.50%051,791,951
Wisconsin1,382,53646.45%1,405,28447.22%0105,832,661
Wyoming55,97321.63%174,41967.40%03572,381