United States presidential election in Mississippi, 2016

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United States presidential election in Mississippi, 2016

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Donald Trump official portrait (cropped).jpg
Hillary Clinton by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Nominee Donald Trump Hillary Clinton
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York New York
Running mate Mike Pence Tim Kaine
Electoral vote 6 0
Popular vote 700,714 485,131
Percentage 57.9% 40.1%

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County Results


President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Donald Trump
Republican

The 2016 United States presidential election in Mississippi was held on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Mississippi 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 March 8, 2016, in the presidential primaries, Mississippi 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 chose any one primary in which to vote.

Mississippi has not voted Democratic since 1976. Since that time, Republicans have dominated the state's political elections, and so Trump was widely expected to win the election. Donald Trump won the election in Mississippi with 57.9% of the vote. Hillary Clinton received 40.1% of the vote.[1] Trump's 17.8% margin of victory proved to be a 6.8% increase over the 11.5% margin of victory by which Republican nominee Mitt Romney won the state over Barack Obama in 2012.

Primary elections[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Mississippi primary, 2016

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  Hillary Clinton by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Bernie Sanders September 2015 cropped.jpg
Candidate Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders
Home state New York Vermont
Delegate count 31 5
Popular vote 187,334 37,748
Percentage 82.47% 16.62%

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Mississippi results by county
  Hillary Clinton
Mississippi Democratic primary, March 8, 2016
Candidate Popular vote Estimated delegates
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Hillary Clinton 187,334 82.47% 31 3 34
Bernie Sanders 37,748 16.62% 5 2 7
Willie Wilson 919 0.40%
Martin O'Malley (withdrawn) 672 0.30%
Rocky De La Fuente 481 0.21%
Write-in 10 0.00%
Total 227,164 100% 36 5 41
Source: The Green Papers, Mississippi Secretary of State

Republican primary[edit]

Republican primary results by county.
  Trump
  Cruz

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

Mississippi Republican primary, March 8, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage Actual delegate count
Bound Unbound Total
America Symbol.svg Donald Trump 196,659 47.24% 25 0 25
Ted Cruz 150,364 36.12% 15 0 15
John Kasich 36,795 8.84% 0 0 0
Marco Rubio 21,885 5.26% 0 0 0
Ben Carson (withdrawn) 5,626 1.35% 0 0 0
Jeb Bush (withdrawn) 1,697 0.41% 0 0 0
Mike Huckabee (withdrawn) 1,067 0.26% 0 0 0
Rand Paul (withdrawn) 643 0.15% 0 0 0
Rick Santorum (withdrawn) 510 0.12% 0 0 0
Chris Christie (withdrawn) 493 0.12% 0 0 0
Carly Fiorina (withdrawn) 224 0.05% 0 0 0
Lindsey Graham (withdrawn) 172 0.04% 0 0 0
George Pataki (withdrawn) 135 0.03% 0 0 0
Unprojected delegates: 0 0 0
Total: 416,270 100.00% 40 0 40
Source: The Green Papers

Polling[edit]

General elections[edit]

Predictions[edit]

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

  1. Los Angeles Times: Strongly Trump[3]
  2. CNN: Solid Trump[4]
  3. Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Trump[5]
  4. NBC: Likely Trump[6]
  5. RealClearPolitics: Solid Trump[7]
  6. Fox News: Solid Republican[8]
  7. ABC: Solid Trump[9]

Statewide results[edit]

U.S. presidential election in Mississippi, 2016[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Donald Trump 700,714 57.9%
Democratic Hillary Clinton 485,131 40.1%
Libertarian Gary Johnson 14,435 1.2%
Constitution Darrell Castle 3,987 0.3%
Green Jill Stein 3,731 0.3%
Independent Others 2,446 0.2%
American Delta Rocky De La Fuente 644 0.1%

By congressional district[edit]

Trump won 3 of 4 congressional districts.[10]

District Trump Clinton Representative
1st 65% 32% Trent Kelly
2nd 35% 64% Bennie Thompson
3rd 61% 37% Gregg Harper
4th 69% 28% Steven Palazzo

Counties that swung from Democratic to Republican[edit]

See also[edit]

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