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United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 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 11 0
Popular vote 1,995,196 1,090,893
Percentage 60.01% 32.81%

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County Results
Clinton
  40-50%
  50–60%
  60–70%
  70–80%


Massachusetts 2016 presidential results by county.png
Results by county showing number of votes by size and candidates by color

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 Massachusetts was held on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Massachusetts 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 the Democratic Party nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine.

On March 1, 2016, in the presidential primaries, voters expressed their preferences for the Democratic, Republican, and Green parties' respective nominees for president, as well as for state committee man, state committee woman, and city/town committee members for each party. Ballots also were available for members of the United Independent Party, but there were no candidates on the ballot. Registered members of each party only could vote in their party's primary, while voters who were unaffiliated could have chosen any one primary to vote in.

In the general election, Clinton won Massachusetts with 60% of the vote, and was assigned all 11 of the state's electoral votes. This marked the fourth consecutive election in which the Democratic candidate won over 60% of the vote, and the seventh in a row in which they won in every single county in the state, thus making Massachusetts and Hawaii the only states in which Trump failed to carry a single county. Clinton won Massachusetts by approximately four more percentage points than Barack Obama did in 2012, making Massachusetts one of eleven states in which Clinton improved on Obama's performance in 2012. [1]

Primary elections

Democratic primary

Results of the Democratic primary by town.
  Hillary Clinton
  Bernie Sanders
Results of the Massachusetts Democratic primary on March 1, 2016
Candidate Popular vote [2] Estimated delegates [3]
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Hillary Clinton 606,822 49.73% 46 21 67
Bernie Sanders 589,803 48.33% 45 1 46
Martin O'Malley (withdrawn) 4,783 0.39% 0 0 0
Rocky De La Fuente 1,545 0.13% 0 0 0
No Preference 8,090 0.66% 2 2
All Others 4,927 0.40% 0 0 0
Blank votes 4,326 0.35%
Total 1,220,296 100% 91 24 115

Republican primary

Town results of the Massachusetts Republican presidential primaries, 2016.
  Donald Trump
  John Kasich
  Marco Rubio
  Tie
Massachusetts Republican primary, March 1, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage Actual delegate count
Bound Unbound Total
America Symbol.svg Donald Trump 312,425 48.99% 22 0 22
John Kasich 114,434 17.94% 8 0 8
Marco Rubio 113,170 17.75% 8 0 8
Ted Cruz 60,592 9.50% 4 0 4
Ben Carson 16,360 2.57% 0 0 0
Jeb Bush (withdrawn) 6,559 1.03% 0 0 0
No Preference 3,220 0.50% 0 0 0
Others 2,325 0.36% 0 0 0
Chris Christie (withdrawn) 1,906 0.30% 0 0 0
Rand Paul (withdrawn) 1,864 0.29% 0 0 0
Blank Votes 1,440 0.23% 0 0 0
Carly Fiorina (withdrawn) 1,153 0.18% 0 0 0
Jim Gilmore (withdrawn) 753 0.12% 0 0 0
Mike Huckabee (withdrawn) 709 0.11% 0 0 0
George Pataki (withdrawn) 500 0.08% 0 0 0
Rick Santorum (withdrawn) 293 0.05% 0 0 0
Unprojected delegates: 0 0 0
Total: 637,703 100.00% 42 0 42
Source: The Green Papers

Green-Rainbow primary

The Massachusetts primary took place on March 1. Five candidates appeared on the ballot, the results are as follows:

Town results of the Massachusetts Green presidential primaries, 2016.
  Jill Stein
  Sedinam Curry
  Darryl Cherney
  Kent Mesplay
  William Kreml
  No Votes
Massachusetts Green Party presidential primary, March 1, 2016 [4] [5]
Candidate Votes Percentage National delegates
Jill Stein 768 45.7% 5
Sedinam Moyowasifza-Curry 78 4.7% 1
Darryl Cherney 54 3.2% 0
Kent Mesplay 37 2.2% 0
William Kreml 24 1.4% 0
Others 436 25.9%
4
No Preference 199 11.8%
Blank votes 85 5.0% n/a
Total 1,681 100.00% 10

Any members of the party could apply to be delegates to be sent to the national convention, and had until March 10 (over a week after the primary) to apply. [6] [7] The number of voters that took part in the election slightly increased from the 1,554 that took part in the 2012 primary. [8]

United Independent primary

Ballots were available for voters enrolled in this party, but there were no candidates for office.

General election

Results by municipality.

The 2016 United States presidential election in Massachusetts took place on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 general election in which all 50 states plus the District of Columbia participated. Massachusetts voters chose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote. Clinton improved on Obama's 2012 performance by around four percent, due to a large swing to the Democrat in the metropolitan Boston area, while the New Bedford area and the western part of the state swung to Trump.

Predictions

The following are final 2016 predictions from various organizations for Massachusetts as of Election Day.

  1. Los Angeles Times: Strongly Clinton [9]
  2. CNN: Solid Clinton [10]
  3. Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Clinton [11]
  4. NBC: Likely Clinton [12]
  5. RealClearPolitics: Solid Clinton [13]
  6. Fox News: Solid Democrat [14]
  7. ABC: Solid Clinton [15]

Polling

Results

Official state results from the Massachusetts Secretary of State are as follows

United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 2016
Party Candidate Running Mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Hillary Clinton Tim Kaine 1,995,196 60.0% 11
Republican Donald Trump Mike Pence 1,090,893 32.8% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson William Weld 138,018 4.2% 0
Green Jill Stein Ajamu Baraka 47,661 1.4% 0
Totals 3,269,783 100.00% 11

By county

County Clinton% Clinton# Trump% Trump# Others% Others# Total
Barnstable County 52.52% 72,430 39.23% 54,099 8.25% 11,383 137,912
Berkshire County 65.73% 43,714 25.32% 16,839 8.95% 5,955 66,508
Bristol County 50.47% 129,540 41.08% 105,443 8.46% 21,703 256,686
Dukes County 70.88% 8,400 20.90% 2,477 8.22% 974 11,851
Essex County 56.60% 222,310 34.70% 136,316 8.70% 34,163 392,789
Franklin County 61.92% 24,478 26.22% 10,364 11.86% 4,689 39,531
Hampden County 53.78% 112,590 37.59% 78,685 8.63% 18,061 209,336
Hampshire County 64.66% 55,367 25.45% 21,790 9.89% 8,467 85,624
Middlesex County 64.35% 520,360 27.18% 219,793 8.47% 68,477 808,630
Nantucket County 62.98% 4,146 28.74% 1,892 8.28% 545 6,583
Norfolk County 59.22% 221,819 31.97% 119,723 8.81% 33,000 374,542
Plymouth County 49.19% 135,513 41.88% 115,369 8.94% 24,624 275,506
Suffolk County 77.47% 245,751 15.90% 50,421 6.63% 21,035 317,207
Worcester County 50.18% 198,778 39.81% 157,682 10.01% 39,636 396,096

See also

References

  1. ^ "Vote Swing - 2016 Presidential General Election Data - National". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  2. ^ "2016 President Democratic Primary". Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  3. ^ The Green Papers
  4. ^ "2016 President Green-rainbow Primary". Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth. Government of Massachusetts. 1 March 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Official results: Stein wins Massachusetts Green Rainbow Party presidential primary with 48.1%". Green Party Watch. 11 March 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Massachusetts Green Party Presidential Primary Will List Five Candidates". Independent Political Report. 2016-12-25. Retrieved 2016-02-20.
  7. ^ "2016 Green-Rainbow Party Presidential Primary". MA Green-Rainbow Party. 2015-12-25. Retrieved 2016-02-20.
  8. ^ "Massachusetts Secretary of State Releases Green Party Presidential Primary Results". Ballot Access News. 2015-04-07. Retrieved 2016-03-23.
  9. ^ "Our final map has Clinton winning with 352 electoral votes. Compare your picks with ours". Los Angeles Times. 2016-11-06. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  10. ^ "Road to 270: CNN's general election map - CNNPolitics.com". Cnn.com. 2016-11-08. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  11. ^ "Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball » 2016 President". Centerforpolitics.org. 2016-11-07. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  12. ^ Todd, Chuck. "NBC's Final Battleground Map Shows Clinton With a Significant Lead". NBC News. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  13. ^ "2016 Election Maps - Battle for White House". RealClearPolitics. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  14. ^ "Electoral Scorecard: Map shifts again in Trump's favor, as Clinton holds edge". Fox News. 2016-11-07. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  15. ^ "The Final 15: The Latest Polls in the Swing States That Will Decide the Election". Abcnews.go.com. 2016-11-07. Retrieved 2016-11-13.

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