2016 United States presidential election in Massachusetts
Results by county showing number of votes by size and candidates by color
|Elections in Massachusetts|
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.
|Candidate||Popular vote||Estimated delegates|
|Martin O'Malley (withdrawn)||4,783||0.39%||0||0||0|
|Rocky De La Fuente||1,545||0.13%||0||0||0|
|Massachusetts Republican primary, March 1, 2016|
|Candidate||Votes||Percentage||Actual delegate count|
|Jeb Bush (withdrawn)||6,559||1.03%||0||0||0|
|Chris Christie (withdrawn)||1,906||0.30%||0||0||0|
|Rand Paul (withdrawn)||1,864||0.29%||0||0||0|
|Carly Fiorina (withdrawn)||1,153||0.18%||0||0||0|
|Jim Gilmore (withdrawn)||753||0.12%||0||0||0|
|Mike Huckabee (withdrawn)||709||0.11%||0||0||0|
|George Pataki (withdrawn)||500||0.08%||0||0||0|
|Rick Santorum (withdrawn)||293||0.05%||0||0||0|
|Source: The Green Papers|
The Massachusetts primary took place on March 1. Five candidates appeared on the ballot, the results are as follows:
|Massachusetts Green Party presidential primary, March 1, 2016|
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. The number of voters that took part in the election slightly increased from the 1,554 that took part in the 2012 primary.
United Independent primary
Ballots were available for voters enrolled in this party, but there were no candidates for office.
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.
The following are final 2016 predictions from various organizations for Massachusetts as of Election Day.
- Los Angeles Times: Strongly Clinton
- CNN: Solid Clinton
- Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Clinton
- NBC: Likely Clinton
- RealClearPolitics: Solid Clinton
- Fox News: Solid Democrat
- ABC: Solid Clinton
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|
- Democratic Party presidential debates, 2016
- Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2016
- Green Party presidential primaries, 2016
- Republican Party presidential debates, 2016
- Republican Party presidential primaries, 2016
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