List of Democrats who opposed the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, 2016
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U.S. Senator from New York
First Lady of the United States
Most Democratic voters supported Hillary Clinton, but some traditionally Democratic counties in the Rust Belt voted for Donald Trump. One reason given for Trump winning counties in Eastern Ohio in the Ohio Republican primary, 2016 was Democratic voters opposed to free trade who had voted in the Republican primary. In general CNN exit polls showed Ohio Democratic voters with slightly less support for Clinton than the national average, and Trump receiving higher support among Democratic voters in Ohio than Romney had in 2012.
Hillary Clinton had relatively low support in Appalachia from Democratic voters. In interviews with The Guardian, Appalachian Democrats voting for Trump cited concerns about NAFTA and coal-mining. An exit poll showed Donald Trump receiving 22% of the Democratic vote in Kentucky, a state Clinton had won overwhelmingly in the Kentucky Democratic primary, 2008. Elliott County, Kentucky, which had the longest unbroken streak of voting Democrat of any county in the United States, went for Trump. Some Appalachian states, such as Tennessee and West Virginia, did not have exit polls.
Overall CNN exit polls indicated Clinton received 89% of the Democratic vote, compared with House Democrats receiving 92% of the Democratic vote. The difference between percentage of Republicans voting for a Republican representative and voting for Trump was six points.
The Democrats who voted for Trump have been labelled "Trumpocrats".
There were also Democratic voters who favored Jill Stein. In Oregon, Stein received one percent of the Democratic vote according to CNN exit polls, equal to the total for all third-party voting among Democrats in 2012.
Prominent Democrats who supported other candidates
This list also includes people who left the Democratic Party in 2016.
Democrats for Trump
- David Clarke, sheriff of Milwaukee County
- Michael T. Flynn,[a] ret. 3-star General, former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
- Tom Luken, former mayor of Cincinnati and former United States Representative
- Richard Ojeda, a member of the West Virginia Senate for District 7."
- David Saunders, political strategist and author
- Andrew Stein, former Borough President of Manhattan and President of the New York City Council
- Adam Walinsky, lawyer who served in the Department of Justice and as a speechwriter for Robert F. Kennedy
- Jim Webb, former U.S. Senator
- R. James Woolsey Jr., former Director of Central Intelligence
Democrats for Stein
- Cecil Bothwell, member of the Asheville, North Carolina city council (switched to Independent)
- Jimmy Dore, comedian and political commentator (switched to Independent)
- Coleen Rowley, former FBI agent and congressional candidate
- Susan Sarandon, actress
- Rocky De La Fuente, businessman and 2016 presidential candidate
- Caitlin Flanagan, writer and social critic
- Dennis Kucinich, former Mayor of Cleveland, former US Representative, and candidate for president in 2004 and 2008.
- Douglas Schoen, conservative Democratic analyst
- Indicated support before Donald Trump's presumptive nomination on May 4.
- Party switching in the United States
- Democrats for Nixon
- Reagan Democrat
- Democratic and liberal support for John McCain in 2008
- List of Republicans who opposed Donald Trump presidential campaign, 2016
- Obama-Trump voters
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