United States presidential election in Connecticut, 2016 Article

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United States presidential election in Connecticut, 2016

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Turnout76.94% 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 7 0
Popular vote 897,572 673,215
Percentage 54.57% 40.93%

Connecticut Presidential Election Results 2016 v2.svg
County Results

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Donald Trump
Republican

Treemap of the popular vote by county.

The 2016 United States presidential election in Connecticut was held on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Connecticut voters chose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote pitting the Republican Party's nominee, businessman Donald Trump, and running mate Indiana Governor Mike Pence against Democratic Party nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine.

On April 26, 2016, in the presidential primaries, Connecticut voters expressed their preferences for the Democratic and Republican parties' respective nominees for president. Registered members of each party only voted in their party’s primary, while voters who were unaffiliated could choose any one primary in which to vote, provided they registered with the party they wished to vote with in person by noon the day before.

Hillary Clinton won the election in Connecticut with 54.5% of the vote, a reduced margin from President Obama’s 58.06% in 2012. Donald Trump, who later went on to win the presidency, received 40.9% of the vote. [1] Clinton carried six of the state’s eight counties; however this was the first time a Republican had won Windham County since George H.W. Bush in 1988.

Primary elections results

Democratic primary

Three candidates appeared on the Democratic presidential primary ballot: [2]

Opinion polling

Results

e •  d  Democratic Party's presidential nominating process in Connecticut, 2016
– Summary of results –
Candidate Popular vote Estimated delegates
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Hillary Clinton 170,045 51.80% 28 15 43
Bernie Sanders 152,379 46.42% 27 0 27
Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente 960 0.29% 0 0 0
Uncommitted 4,871 1.48% 0 1 1
Total 328,255 100% 55 16 71
Source: The Green Papers, Connecticut Secretary of State - Official Primary Results

Republican primary

Four candidates appeared on the Republican presidential primary ballot: [2]

Opinion polling

Results

Connecticut Republican primary, April 26, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage Actual delegate count
Bound Unbound Total
America Symbol.svg Donald Trump 123,523 57.86% 28 0 28
John Kasich 60,522 28.35% 0 0 0
Ted Cruz 24,987 11.70% 0 0 0
Uncommitted 2,728 1.28% 0 0 0
Ben Carson (withdrawn) 1,733 0.81% 0 0 0
Unprojected delegates: 0 0 0
Total: 213,493 100.00% 28 0 28
Source: The Green Papers


Polling

General election

Statewide results

U.S. presidential election in Connecticut, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hillary Clinton 897,572 54.57%
Republican Donald Trump 673,215 40.93%
Libertarian Gary Johnson 48,676 2.96%
Green Jill Stein 22,841 1.39%
Independent Evan McMullin (write-in) 2,108 0.13%
Independent Write-ins 356 0.02%
Constitution Darrell Castle (write-in) 147 0.01%
Total votes 1,644,915 100.00%

Results by county

County Clinton# Clinton% Trump# Trump% Johnson# Johnson% Stein# Stein% McMullin# McMullin% Other# Other% Total
Tolland 38,506 49.73% 34,194 44.16% 3,181 4.11% 1,370 1.77% 129 0.17% 44 0.06% 77,424
New Haven 205,609 54.25% 159,048 41.96% 9,119 2.41% 4,757 1.26% 378 0.10% 95 0.03% 379,006
Fairfield 243,852 57.89% 160,077 38.00% 11,691 2.78% 4,866 1.16% 612 0.15% 111 0.03% 421,209
Windham 21,792 42.88% 25,747 50.66% 2,180 4.29% 1,010 1.99% 77 0.15% 17 0.03% 50,823
Hartford 240,403 59.09% 148,173 36.42% 11,997 2.95% 5,680 1.40% 540 0.13% 71 0.02% 406,864
Litchfield 39,775 40.82% 53,051 54.44% 3,004 3.08% 1,441 1.48% 89 0.09% 82 0.08% 97,442
New London 62,278 50.42% 54,058 43.76% 4,744 3.84% 2,220 1.80% 155 0.13% 73 0.06% 123,528
Middlesex 45,357 51.18% 38,867 43.86% 2,760 3.11% 1,497 1.69% 128 0.14% 15 0.02% 88,624

See also

References

  1. ^ "Connecticut Election Results 2016 – The New York Times". Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Secretary Merrill Selects Presidential Primary Ballot Order" (PDF). Secretary of the State of Connecticut. March 22, 2016. Retrieved May 21, 2016.

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