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2016 Presidential Election


Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton (November 8th, 2016)


The Presidential Election of 2016 shocked many with its outcome with underdog businessman Donald Trump going on to claim the top spot.
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Donald Trump (NY)
Republican

Occupation: Business
Running Mate: Mike Pence
Carried Home State (New York): No
Incumbent Status: No
304
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
30 of 50 states carried (60%)


62,984,828
Popular Vote (48.9%)
227
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
20 of 50 states carried (40%)


65,853,514
Popular Vote (51.1%)
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Hillary Clinton (NY)
Democrat

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: Tim Kaine
Carried Home State (New York): Yes
Incumbent Status: No


COMING SOON.


STATES VOTING/VOTES (531 TOTAL):
304
227
Alabama (9)
Alaska (3)
Arizona (11)
Arkansas (6)
California (55)
Colorado (9)
Connecticut (7)
Delaware (3)
Florida (29)
Georgia (16)
Hawaii (3)
Idaho (4)
Illinois (20)
Indiana (11)
Iowa (6)
Kansas (6)
Kentucky (8)
Louisiana (8)
Maine (3)*
Maine (1)*
Maryland (10)
Massachusetts (11)
Michigan (16)
Minnesota (10)
Mississippi (6)
Missouri (10)
Montana (3)
Nebraska (5)*
Nebraska (0)*
Nevada (6)
New Hampshire (4)
New Jersey (14)
New Mexico (5)
New York (29)
North Carolina (15)
North Dakota (3)
Ohio (18)
Oklahoma (7)
Oregon (7)
Pennsylvania (20)
Rhode Island (4)
South Carolina (9)
South Dakota (3)
Tennessee (11)
Texas (36)
Utah (6)
Vermont (3)
Virginia (13)
Washington (8)
West Virginia (5)
Wisconsin (10)
Wyoming (3)
Dictrict of Colombia (3)


* Maine and Nebraska are the only two states that do not follow the 'winner-take-all' rule regarding their Electoral Votes per candidate. This allows for a more proportional division of the claimed Electoral Votes. States with a historically high number of Electoral Votes are shown in YELLOW. These are typically 'power states' needed by both sides to claim a clear victory. While these usually vote consistently along a party line, some have been shown to be 'swing states' with changing support from term-to-term.


NOTES:
Hillary Clinton was not the first female to attempt a presidential run. In 1872, Victoria Woodhull became the first female presidential candidate. Clinton did, however, become the first presidential female candidate to be nominated by a major political party.
TOTAL ELECTORAL VOTES AVAILABLE by REGION:
NORTHEAST - 96 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont)
MIDWEST - 118 (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
WEST - 123 (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)
SOUTH - 191 (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia)
SPECIAL - 3 (District of Colombia)