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United States presidential election in Maryland, 2016

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  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 10 0
Popular vote 1,677,928 943,169
Percentage 60.33% 33.91%

Maryland Presidential Election Results 2016.svg

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 Maryland was held on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Maryland 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, [1] in the presidential primaries, Maryland 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 only voted in nonpartisan primary elections (e.g. School Board). [2]

Hillary Clinton won Maryland with 60.3% of the vote. Donald Trump received 33.9% of the vote. [3] Maryland was among the eleven states in which Clinton improved on Barack Obama's 2012 performance, winning by a larger margin than any presidential candidate since 1964. [4] Maryland was one of four states in which Clinton received over 60% of the vote, the others being Massachusetts, Hawaii and California. Clinton continued the tradition of Democratic dominance in the state of Maryland, capturing large majorities of the vote in the densely populated and heavily nonwhite Democratic Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area, while Trump easily outperformed her in more white, sparsely-populated regions elsewhere in the state that tend to vote Republican. Clinton became the first Democrat to win Anne Arundel County since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.

Background

The incumbent President of the United States, Barack Obama, a Democrat and former U.S. Senator from Illinois, was first elected president in the 2008 election, running with former Senator Joe Biden of Delaware. Defeating the Republican nominee, Senator John McCain of Arizona, with 52.9% of the popular vote and 68% of the electoral vote, [5] [6] Obama succeeded two-term Republican President George W. Bush, the former Governor of Texas. Obama and Biden were reelected in the 2012 presidential election, defeating former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney with 51.1% of the popular vote and 61.7% of electoral votes. [7] Although Barack Obama's approval rating in the RealClearPolitics poll tracking average remained between 40 and 50 percent for most of his second term, it has experienced a surge in early 2016 and reached its highest point since 2012 during June of that year. [8] [9] Analyst Nate Cohn has noted that a strong approval rating for Barack Obama would equate to a strong performance for the Democratic candidate, and vice versa. [10]

Following his second term, President Barack Obama is not eligible for another reelection. In October 2015, Obama's running-mate and two-term Vice President Joe Biden decided not to enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination either. [11] With their terms expiring on January 20, 2017, the electorate is asked to elect a new president, the 45th president and 48th vice president of the United States, respectively.

General election

Results

United States presidential election in Maryland, 2016
Party Candidate Running mate Votes % Electoral votes
Democratic Hillary Clinton Tim Kaine 1,677,928 60.33% 10
Republican Donald Trump Mike Pence 943,169 33.91% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson William Weld 79,605 2.86% 0
Green Jill Stein Ajamu Baraka 35,945 1.29% 0
Others Write ins 44,799 1.61% 0
Total 2,781,446 100.00% 10

By county

County Trump% Trump# Clinton% Clinton# Others% Other# Totals#
Allegany 67.40 21,270 25.70 7,875 4.90 1,509 30,654
Anne Arundel 45.78 118,636 49.22 122,385 7.00 18,135 259,156
Baltimore (City) 10.70 24,225 84.44 190,981 4.86 10,955 226,161
Baltimore (County) 38.62 146,469 55.58 210,771 5.80 22,013 379,253
Calvert 55.22 26,176 38.44 18,225 6.34 3,006 47,407
Caroline 66.95 9,368 28.65 4,009 4.40 615 13,992
Carroll 64.57 57,385 28.97 25,749 6.46 5,737 88,871
Cecil 62.56 28,866 29.58 13,650 7.86 3,626 46,142
Charles 32.90 25,529 63.20 49,035 3.90 2,984 77,548
Dorchester 53.30 8,413 39.55 6,245 7.15 1,132 15,790
Frederick 47.54 58,502 44.78 55,109 7.68 9,444 123,055
Garrett 76.91 10,775 18.32 2,566 4.77 668 14,009
Harford 58.42 77,443 35.12 46,553 6.46 8,574 132,570
Howard 29.28 47,484 63.26 102,597 7.46 12,112 162,193
Kent 48.66 4,876 45.66 4,575 5.68 570 10,021
Montgomery 19.70 87,337 74.51 330,366 5.79 25,668 443,371
Prince George's 8.42 30,998 88.17 324,411 3.41 12,513 367,922
Queen Anne's 64.07 16,993 30.60 7,973 5.33 1,557 26,523
St. Mary's 57.59 28,482 35.14 17,381 7.27 3,597 49,460
Somerset 53.98 5,341 42.41 4,196 3.61 357 9,894
Talbot 52.68 10,487 41.67 8,294 5.65 1,125 19,906
Washington 62.13 40,998 32.02 21,129 5.85 3,864 65,991
Wicomico 52.40 21,994 42.20 17,727 5.40 2,256 41,977
Worcester 61.25 16,890 34.21 9,435 4.54 1,252 27,577

By congressional district

Clinton won 7 of the state's 8 congressional districts. [12]

District Trump Clinton Representative
1st 60% 35% Andy Harris
2nd 37% 58% Dutch Ruppersberger
3rd 32% 63% John Sarbanes
4th 20% 77% Donna Edwards
Anthony Brown
5th 31% 65% Steny Hoyer
6th 40% 55% John Delaney
7th 22% 74% Elijah Cummings
8th 31% 64% Chris Van Hollen
Jamie Raskin

Counties that swung from Democratic to Republican

Counties that swung from Republican to Democratic

Primary elections

Democratic primary

Election results by county.
  Hillary Clinton
  Bernie Sanders
Maryland Democratic primary, April 26, 2016
Candidate Popular vote Estimated delegates
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Hillary Clinton 573,242 62.53% 60 17 77
Bernie Sanders 309,990 33.81% 35 1 36
Rocky De La Fuente 3,582 0.39% N/A
Uncommitted 29,949 3.27% 0 6 6
Total 916,763 100% 95 24 119
Source: The Green Papers, Maryland State Board of Elections - Official Primary Results,
MDP Announces DNC Delegates, Alternates and State DNC Members,
MDP Announces District-Level Delegate Winners

Republican primary

Election results by county.
  Donald Trump
Maryland Republican primary, April 26, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage Actual delegate count
Bound Unbound Total
America Symbol.svg Donald Trump 248,343 54.10% 38 0 38
John Kasich 106,614 23.22% 0 0 0
Ted Cruz 87,093 18.97% 0 0 0
Ben Carson (withdrawn) 5,946 1.30% 0 0 0
Marco Rubio (withdrawn) 3,201 0.70% 0 0 0
Jeb Bush (withdrawn) 2,770 0.60% 0 0 0
Rand Paul (withdrawn) 1,533 0.33% 0 0 0
Chris Christie (withdrawn) 1,239 0.27% 0 0 0
Carly Fiorina (withdrawn) 1,012 0.22% 0 0 0
Mike Huckabee (withdrawn) 837 0.18% 0 0 0
Rick Santorum (withdrawn) 478 0.10% 0 0 0
Unprojected delegates: 0 0 0
Total: 459,066 100.00% 38 0 38
Source: The Green Papers

Polling

See also

References

  1. ^ "Board of Elections 2016 Presidential Election and Early Voting". 3.montgomerycountymd.gov. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  2. ^ Maryland State Board of Elections (2016-04-05). "Change of Address". Elections.state.md.us. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  3. ^ "Maryland Election Results 2016". The New York Times. 2016-11-08. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  4. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/data.php?year=2016&def=swg&datatype=national&f=0&off=0&elect=0
  5. ^ "United States House of Representatives floor summary for Jan 8, 2009". Clerk.house.gov. Retrieved January 30, 2009.
  6. ^ "Federal elections 2008" (PDF). Federal Election Commission. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  7. ^ "President Map". The New York Times. November 29, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  8. ^ "Election Other – President Obama Job Approval". RealClearPolitics. Retrieved December 24, 2015.
  9. ^ Byrnes, Jesse (2016-06-15). "Poll: Obama approval rating highest since 2012". TheHill. Retrieved 2016-06-19.
  10. ^ Cohn, Nate (2015-01-19). "What a Rise in Obama's Approval Rating Means for 2016". The New York Times. ISSN  0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-06-19.
  11. ^ "Joe Biden Decides Not to Enter Presidential Race". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  12. ^ https://www.cookpolitical.com/introducing-2017-cook-political-report-partisan-voter-index

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