2016 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

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United States presidential election in New Hampshire, 2016

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Turnout75.03%
  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 4 0
Popular vote 348,526 345,790
Percentage 47.62% 47.25%

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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 New Hampshire was won with a plurality by Hillary Clinton and an 0.4% margin, the second closest percentage behind Michigan, on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 General Election. New Hampshire voters chose the four electors to represent them in the Electoral College by a popular vote.

On February 9, 2016, in the presidential primaries, 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.

Primary elections[edit]

As per tradition and by New Hampshire electoral laws,[1] New Hampshire holds the primaries before any other state holds them. As a result, candidates for nomination usually spend a long period campaigning in New Hampshire.

Democratic primary[edit]

New Hampshire Democratic primary, 2016

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Candidate Bernie Sanders Hillary Clinton
Home state Vermont New York
Delegate count 15 9
Popular vote 152,193 95,355
Percentage 60.14% 37.68%

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New Hampshire results by county
  Bernie Sanders
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a campaign event in Manchester, New Hampshire
Senator Bernie Sanders at a campaign event in Hooksett, New Hampshire.

In the New Hampshire Democratic primary taking place on February 9, 2016, there were 24 pledged delegates and 8 super delegates that went to the Democratic National Convention. The pledged electors were allocated in this way. 16 delegates were allocated proportionally by congressional district (8 delegates per district). The other 8 delegates were allocated based on the statewide popular vote.[2]

Results[edit]

New Hampshire Democratic primary, February 9, 2016
Candidate Popular vote Estimated delegates
Count Of total Pledged Unpledged Total
Bernie Sanders 152,193 60.14% 15 1 16
Hillary Clinton 95,355 37.68% 9 6 15
Martin O'Malley (withdrawn) 667 0.26%
Vermin Supreme 268 0.11%
David John Thistle 226 0.09%
Graham Schwass 143 0.06%
Steve Burke 108 0.04%
Rocky De La Fuente 96 0.04%
John Wolfe, Jr. 54 0.02%
Jon Adams 53 0.02%
Lloyd Thomas Kelso 46 0.02%
Keith Russell Judd 44 0.02%
Eric Elbot 36 0.01%
Star Locke 33 0.01%
William D. French 29 0.01%
Mark Stewart Greenstein 29 0.01%
Edward T. O'Donnell 26 0.01%
James Valentine 24 0.01%
Robert Lovitt 22 0.01%
Michael Steinberg 21 0.01%
William H. McGaughey, Jr. 19 0.01%
Henry Hewes 18 0.01%
Edward Sonnino 17 0.01%
Steven Roy Lipscomb 15 0.01%
Sam Sloan 15 0.01%
Brock C. Hutton 14 0.01%
Raymond Michael Moroz 8 0.00%
Richard Lyons Weil 8 0.00%
Write-ins 3,475 1.37%
Uncommitted N/A 0 1 1
Total 253,062 100% 24 8 32
Sources: The Green Papers New Hampshire Secretary of State

Republican primary[edit]

New Hampshire Republican primary, 2016

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Candidate Donald Trump John Kasich Ted Cruz
Home state New York Ohio Texas
Delegate count 11 4 3
Popular vote 100,735 44,932 33,244
Percentage 35.23% 15.72% 11.63%

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Candidate Jeb Bush Marco Rubio Chris Christie
Home state Florida Florida New Jersey
Delegate count 3 2 0
Popular vote 31,341 30,071 21,089
Percentage 10.96% 10.52% 7.38%

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New Hampshire results by county
  Donald Trump
President Donald Trump at a campaign event in Derry, New Hampshire
Senator Marco Rubio at a campaign event in Manchester, New Hampshire
Senator Ted Cruz at a campaign event in Manchester, New Hampshire
Governor John Kasich at a campaign event in Nashua, New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Republican primary took place on February 9, 2016, where there were 23 bound delegates which were allocated proportionally and a candidate has to get at least 10% of the vote to get any delegates to the Republican National Convention.[3]

Results[edit]

New Hampshire Republican primary, February 9, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage Actual delegate count
Bound Unbound Total
America Symbol.svg Donald Trump 100,735 35.23% 11 0 11
John Kasich 44,932 15.72% 4 0 4
Ted Cruz 33,244 11.63% 3 0 3
Jeb Bush 31,341 10.96% 3 0 3
Marco Rubio 30,071 10.52% 2 0 2
Chris Christie 21,089 7.38% 0 0 0
Carly Fiorina 11,774 4.12% 0 0 0
Ben Carson 6,527 2.28% 0 0 0
Rand Paul (withdrawn) 1,930 0.68% 0 0 0
Write-ins 2,912 1.02% 0 0 0
Mike Huckabee (withdrawn) 216 0.08% 0 0 0
Andy Martin 202 0.07% 0 0 0
Rick Santorum (withdrawn) 160 0.06% 0 0 0
Jim Gilmore 134 0.05% 0 0 0
Richard Witz 104 0.04% 0 0 0
George Pataki (withdrawn) 79 0.03% 0 0 0
Lindsey Graham (withdrawn) 73 0.03% 0 0 0
Brooks Andrews Cullison 56 0.02% 0 0 0
Timothy Cook 55 0.02% 0 0 0
Bobby Jindal (withdrawn) 53 0.02% 0 0 0
Frank Lynch 47 0.02% 0 0 0
Joe Robinson 44 0.02% 0 0 0
Stephen Bradley Comley 32 0.01% 0 0 0
Chomi Prag 16 0.01% 0 0 0
Jacob Daniel Dyas 15 0.01% 0 0 0
Stephen John McCarthy 12 0% 0 0 0
Walter Iwachiw 9 0% 0 0 0
Kevin Glenn Huey 8 0% 0 0 0
Matt Drozd 6 0% 0 0 0
Robert Lawrence Mann 5 0% 0 0 0
Peter Messina 5 0% 0 0 0
Unprojected delegates: 0 0 0
Total: 285,916 100.00% 23 0 23
Source: The Green Papers

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results, November 8, 2016 [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hillary Clinton 348,526 47.62%
Republican Donald Trump 345,790 47.25%
Libertarian Gary Johnson 30,694 4.13%
Green Jill Stein 6,465 0.87%
Independent Evan McMullin (write-in) 1,064 0.15%
Reform Rocky De La Fuente 677 0.1%
n/a Total Other Write-in 10,965 1.47%
Total votes 743,117 100.00%

By county[edit]

County Clinton% Clinton# Trump% Trump# Others% Others# Total
Belknap 39.11% 13,517 55.89% 19,315 4.99% 1,726 34,558
Carroll 44.63% 12,987 50.29% 14,635 5.09% 1,480 29,102
Cheshire 53.66% 22,064 41.04% 16,876 5.3% 2,181 41,121
Coos 42.94% 6,563 52.03% 7,952 5.03% 769 15,284
Grafton 56.89% 28,510 37.93% 19,010 5.18% 2,595 50,115
Hillsborough 47.26% 99,589 47.46% 100,013 5.29% 11,144 210,746
Merrimack 48.98% 40,198 45.91% 37,674 5.11% 4,192 82,064
Rockingham 44.65% 79,994 50.48% 90,447 4.87% 8,727 179,168
Strafford 51.33% 34,894 42.77% 29,072 5.9% 4,014 67,980
Sullivan 46.14% 10,210 48.79% 10,796 5.07% 1,123 22,129

Analysis[edit]

Hillary Clinton's margin of victory was the smallest for a Democrat in 100 years.[original research?] New Hampshire last voted for a Republican, George W. Bush, in 2000, and although Trump did not win New Hampshire, the top-line county results were exactly the same in 2000 and 2016.

Allegations of voting irregularities[edit]

On September 7, 2017, state House speaker Shawn Jasper announced that data showed that 6,540 people voted using out-of-state licenses. Of those, only 15% had received state licenses by August 2017. Of the remaining 5,526, only 3.3% had registered a motor vehicle in New Hampshire. In addition to the close vote for president, Democratic Senator Maggie Hassan defeated incumbent Republican Kelly Ayotte by 1,017 votes. In February 2017, President Trump had told a gathering of senators at the White House that fraudulent out-of-state voting had cost him and Ayotte the election in New Hampshire. Mainstream media disputed Trump's and Japser's assertion.[5] New Hampshire law permits New Hampshire residents to vote using out-of-state identification if they are domiciled in the state, out-of-state college students attending schools in New Hampshire being one example of such legitimate use of out-of-state identification.[6]

Several investigations by New Hampshire's Ballot Law Commission found no evidence of widespread fraud, and only 4 instances of fraud total in the state for the 2016 elections.[7] Specifically addressing the claim of people being bussed in from out of state to vote, Associate Attorney General Anne Edwards noted that they found no evidence for such claims. When they investigated these claims, they found that the buses were chartered out of state, but the voters on the buses lived in New Hampshire and could legally vote there.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gregg, Hugh (1997). "First-In-The-Nation Presidential Primary". New Hampshire Almanac. State of New Hampshire. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  2. ^ "New Hampshire Democratic Delegation 2016". www.thegreenpapers.com. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  3. ^ "New Hampshire Republican Delegation 2016". www.thegreenpapers.com. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  4. ^ "2016 Presidential General Election Results In New Hampshire".
  5. ^ Weigel, David, "Election Integrity Commission members accuse New Hampshire voters of fraud", Washington Post, 8 September 2017' Scarborough, Rowan, "More than 5,000 out-of-state voters may have tipped New Hampshire against Trump", Washington Times, September 7, 2017
  6. ^ UNH Votes, "[1]"
  7. ^ "After Exhaustive Investigations, NH Officials Find No Widespread Fraud in Recent Elections". New Hampshire Public Radio. May 29, 2018. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  8. ^ "After Exhaustive Investigations, NH Officials Find No Widespread Fraud in Recent Elections". New Hampshire Public Radio. May 29, 2018. Retrieved December 3, 2018.

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