2016 United States presidential election in California

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United States presidential election in California, 2016

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Turnout75.27% Increase
  Hillary Clinton by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Donald Trump official portrait (cropped).jpg
Nominee Hillary Clinton Donald Trump
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York New York
Running mate Tim Kaine Mike Pence
Electoral vote 55 0
Popular vote 8,753,788 4,483,810
Percentage 61.73% 31.62%

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County Results

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Results by county with size showing number of votes

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Donald Trump
Republican

During the 2016 United States presidential election on November 8, in the state of California, all 55 electoral votes were for Democrat, Hillary Clinton because 61.7% of people in the state voted for her.

Presidential[change | change source]

Results[change | change source]

Presidential election
Choice Votes %
Hillary Clinton 8,753,788 61.73%
Donald Trump 4,483,810 31.62%
Gary Johnson 478,500 3.37%
Jill Stein 278,657 1.96%
Bernie Sanders (write-in) 79,341 0.56%
Gloria La Riva 66,101 0.47%
Evan McMullin (write-in) 39,596 0.28%
Mike Maturen (write-in) 1,316 0.01%
Laurence Kotikoff (write-in) 402 >0.01%
Jerry White (write-in) 84 >0.01%
Total votes 14,181,595 100%

Polling[change | change source]

The following are poll results from www.realclearpolitics.com[1][2] All polls showed that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton had a big lead.

Trump Vs. Clinton
Date Hillary Clinton Donald Trump Lead
2 Nov 54.3% 32.0% +22.3%
26 Oct 53.3% 30.3% +23.0%
14 Oct 52.0% 32.3% +19.7%
30 May 48.7% 36.7% +12.0%
Trump Vs. Clinton Vs. Johnson Vs. Stein
Date Hillary Clinton Donald Trump Gary Johnson Jill Stein Lead
28 Oct to 31 Oct 56.0% 35.0% 4.0% 1.0% +21.0%
25 Oct to 31 Oct 53.0% 33.0% 4.0% 3.0% +20.0%
14 Oct to 23 Oct 54.0% 28.0% 5.0% 5.0% +26.0%
27 Sep to 28 Sep 59.0% 33.0% 3.0% 2.0% +26.0%
9 Sep to 18 Sep 47.0% 31.0% 10.0% 5.0% +26.0%
7 Sep to 13 Sep 50.0% 33.0% 5.0% 6.0% +17.0%

Primaries[change | change source]

Democratic[change | change source]

Primary results by county.      Hillary Clinton      Bernie Sanders
California Democratic primary, June 7, 2016
Candidate Popular vote Estimated delegates
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Hillary Clinton 2,745,302 53.07% 254 66 320
Bernie Sanders 2,381,722 46.04% 221 0 221
Willie Wilson 12,014 0.23%
Michael Steinberg 10,880 0.21%
Rocky De La Fuente 8,453 0.16%
Henry Hewes 7,743 0.15%
Keith Russell Judd 7,201 0.14%
write-in 23 0.00%
Uncommitted N/A 10 10
Total 5,173,338 100% 475 76 551
Source: The Green Papers

By county[change | change source]

Again, yellow is a victory for Clinton while green is a victory for Sanders.

County [3] Clinton Votes Sanders Votes
Alameda 51.5% 164,889 48.0% 153,955
Alpine 44.8% 113 54.4% 137
Amador 50.4% 2,516 47.8% 2,386
Butte 37.0% 11,766 62.0% 19,739
Calaveras 49.5% 2,971 48.5% 2,914
Colusa 49.3% 835 47.8% 809
Contra Costa 56.7% 103,333 42.7% 77,862
Del Norte 40.4% 1,119 57.6% 1,598
El Dorado 49.1% 12,492 49.6% 12,620
Fresno 56.0% 45,436 42.7% 34,663
Glenn 46.8% 911 51.5% 1,003
Humboldt 28.7% 8,135 70.4% 19,928
Imperial 65.0% 9,843 33.7% 5,111
Inyo 42.5% 1,001 55.7% 1,313
Kern 54.1% 28,806 43.9% 23,374
Kings 57.8% 4,150 39.9% 2,869
Lake 42.7% 3,988 55.7% 5,195
Lassen 42.6% 812 53.7% 1,023
Los Angeles 54.4% 780,013 44.6% 639,886
Madera 53.1% 5,808 44.4% 4,852
Marin 56.4% 43,283 43.3% 33,214
Mariposa 44.1% 1,102 54.2% 1,355
Mendocino 32.8% 6,048 66.5% 12,259
Merced 53.0% 10,839 45.3% 9,273
Modoc 42.3% 281 52.5% 349
Mono 43.3% 799 56.2% 1,038
Monterey 52.8% 29,730 46.3% 26,073
Napa 53.4% 13,583 45.9% 11,682
Nevada 36.9% 8,175 62.4% 13,827
Orange 51.9% 171,593 47.3% 156,235
Placer 54.1% 25,249 44.8% 20,916
Plumas 44.1% 1,211 53.7% 1,475
Riverside 56.1% 112,526 42.8% 85,918
Sacramento 54.6% 109,898 44.4% 89,428
San Benito 54.3% 4,112 44.6% 3,380
San Bernardino 54.6% 96,076 44.2% 77,706
San Diego 51.6% 215,655 47.7% 199,716
San Francisco 53.6% 116,359 45.9% 99,594
San Joaquin 56.5% 38,212 42.2% 28,523
San Luis Obispo 46.7% 21,637 52.6% 24,379
San Mateo 58.7% 79,756 40.8% 55,367
Santa Barbara 46.9% 31,927 52.4% 35,717
Santa Clara 57.5% 159,480 41.9% 116,193
Santa Cruz 40.5% 29,520 59.0% 42,940
Shasta 45.4% 7,809 52.4% 9,026
Sierra 42.5% 224 56.4% 297
Siskiyou 38.0% 2,466 60.0% 3,894
Solano 55.3% 34,231 43.8% 27,122
Sonoma 47.3% 55,595 52.0% 61,167
Stanislaus 51.2% 24,359 47.1% 22,384
Sutter 52.7% 4,023 45.4% 3,463
Tehama 45.9% 2,372 51.4% 2,655
Trinity 35.1% 672 63.3% 1,211
Tulare 54.4% 13,472 43.7% 10,834
Tuolumne 48.2% 3,433 50.5% 3,592
Ventura 51.2% 60,615 47.9% 56,751
Yolo 48.2% 17,655 51.3% 18,761
Yuba 45.1% 2,388 52.4% 2,771
Total 53.1% 2,745,302 46.0% 2,381,722

Republican[change | change source]

Republican primary results by county.      Donald Trump
California Republican primary, June 7, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage Actual delegate count
Bound Unbound Total
Donald Trump 1,665,135 74.76% 172 0 172
John Kasich (withdrawn) 252,544 11.34% 0 0 0
Ted Cruz (withdrawn) 211,576 9.50% 0 0 0
Ben Carson (withdrawn) 82,259 3.69% 0 0 0
Jim Gilmore (withdrawn) 15,691 0.70% 0 0 0
Write-ins 101 0.00% 0 0 0
Unprojected delegates: 0 0 0
Total: 2,227,306 100.00% 172 0 172
Source: The Green Papers

Libertarian[change | change source]

California Libertarian presidential primary, June 7, 2016[4]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Gary Johnson 19,294 62%
John McAfee 3,139 10%
Austin Petersen 1,853 6%
Rhett Smith 1,531 5%
Joy Waymire 923 3%
John David Hale 873 3%
Marc Allan Feldman 867 3%
Jack Robinson, Jr. 739 2%
Steve Kerbel 556 2%
Darryl Perry 521 2%
Derrick Michael Reid 462 1%
Cecil Ince 417 1%
Total 31,175 100%

Green[change | change source]

Green Party of California presidential primary, June 7, 2016[5]
Candidate Votes Percentage National delegates
Jill Stein 10,134 76.4% -
Darryl Cherney 1,288 9.7% -
Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry 762 5.7% -
William Kreml 555 4.2% -
Kent Mesplay 528 4.0% -
Total 13,267 100% -

American Independent[change | change source]

California American Independent presidential primary, June 7, 2016[6]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Alan Spears 7,348 19%
Arthur Harris 6,510 17%
Robert Ornelas 6,411 17%
J.R. Myers 4,898 13%
Wiley Drake 4,828 13%
James Hedges 3,989 11%
Thomas Hoefling 3,917 10%
Total 37,901 100%

Peace and Freedom[change | change source]

California Peace and Freedom presidential primary, June 7, 2016[7]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Gloria Estela La Riva 2,232 49%
Monica Moorehead 1,369 30%
Lynn Sandra Kahn 963 21%
Total 4,564 100%

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "California: Trump vs. Clinton".
  2. "California: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein".
  3. http://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2016-primary/26-presidential-formatted.pdf
  4. "Presidential Primary Election - Statement of Vote, June 7, 2016". Office of the Secretary of State of California. Government of California. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  5. "President Green - Statewide Results | Primary Election | California Secretary of State". vote.sos.ca.gov. Retrieved 2016-06-19.
  6. "President American Independent - Statewide Results". Office of the Secretary of State of California. Government of California. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  7. "President Peace and Freedom - Statewide Results". Office of the Secretary of State of California. Government of California. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.

Other websites[change | change source]