United States presidential election in Delaware, 2016

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United States presidential election in Delaware, 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 3 0
Popular vote 235,603 185,127
Percentage 53.09% 41.72%

Delaware Presidential Election Results 2016.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 Delaware was held on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Delaware 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, Delaware voters expressed their preferences for the Democratic, Republican, and Libertarian parties' respective nominees for president (Green on April 2). Registered members of each party only voted in their party's primary, while voters who were unaffiliated chose any one primary in which to vote.

Hillary Clinton won the election in Delaware with 53.4% of the vote. Donald Trump, who went on to win the presidency, received 41.9% of the vote.[1] Although Democrats had once again carried Delaware's three electoral votes, the state swung 7.19% Republican from the 2012 election, and Kent County flipped from Democratic to Republican. This was the first time since 1968 that Delaware did not vote for the same candidate as neighboring Pennsylvania.

Primary elections[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Five candidates appeared on the Democratic presidential primary ballot:

Opinion polling[edit]

Results[edit]

Election results by county.
  Hillary Clinton
  Bernie Sanders


e • d Democratic Party's presidential nominating process in Delaware, 2016
– Summary of results –
Candidate Popular vote Estimated delegates
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Hillary Clinton 55,954 59.75% 12 11 23
Bernie Sanders 36,662 39.15% 9 0 9
Roque De La Fuente 1,024 1.09%
Uncommitted N/A 0 0 0
Total 93,640 100% 21 11 32
Source: The Green Papers, Delaware Department of Elections - Official Primary Results

Republican primary[edit]

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

Opinion polling[edit]

Results[edit]

Delaware Republican primary, April 26, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage Actual delegate count
Bound Unbound Total
America Symbol.svg Donald Trump 42,472 60.77% 16 0 16
John Kasich 14,225 20.35% 0 0 0
Ted Cruz 11,110 15.90% 0 0 0
Ben Carson (withdrawn) 885 1.27% 0 0 0
Marco Rubio (withdrawn) 622 0.89% 0 0 0
Jeb Bush (withdrawn) 578 0.83% 0 0 0
Unprojected delegates: 0 0 0
Total: 69,892 100.00% 16 0 16
Source: The Green Papers

Green convention[edit]

On April 2, 2016, the Green Party of Delaware announced that all four of its delegates would support Jill Stein at the national convention.[3]

Delaware Green Party Convention, April 2, 2016.
Candidate Votes Percentage National delegates
Jill Stein 14 100% 4
William Kreml - - -
Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry - - -
Kent Mesplay - - -
Darryl Cherney - - -
Total 14 100% 4

Polling[edit]

General election[edit]

Statewide results[edit]

U.S. presidential election in Delaware, 2016[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hillary Clinton 235,603 53.09%
Republican Donald Trump 185,127 41.72%
Libertarian Gary Johnson 14,757 3.32%
Green Jill Stein 6,103 1.37%
Independent Evan McMullin (write-in) 706 0.16%
Constitution Darrell Castle (write-in) 74 0.02%
Write-in (other) 1,444 0.32%
Total votes 443,814 100.00%

Results by county[edit]

County Trump# Trump% Clinton# Clinton% Johnson# Johnson% Stein# Stein% McMullin# McMullin% Other# Other% Total
Kent 36,991 49.6% 33,351 44.7% 2,876 3.9% 1,042 1.4% 109 0.2% 229 0.3% 74,598
New Castle 85,525 32.6% 162,919 62.1% 9,107 3.5% 3,956 1.5% 514 0.2% 370 0.1% 262,391
Sussex 62,611 59.1% 39,333 37.1% 2,774 2.6% 1,105 1.0% 83 0.1% 102 0.1% 106,008

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