United States presidential election in Rhode Island, 2016

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United States presidential election in Rhode Island, 2016

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Turnout 60.2%[1] Decrease 0.6 pp

  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 252,525 180,543
Percentage 54.4% 38.9%

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County Results

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Results by county showing number of votes by size and candidates by color

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 Rhode Island took place on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Rhode Island voters chose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote.

On April 26, 2016, in the presidential primaries, Rhode Island voters expressed their preferences for the Democratic and Republican parties' respective nominees for president. Registered members of each party voted only in their party's primary, while voters who were unaffiliated chose any one primary in which to vote.

In the 2012 election, Mitt Romney won only three towns in Rhode Island.[2] Donald Trump won 14 towns and even narrowly flipped Kent County, making this the first time a Republican has won a county in the state since Ronald Reagan in 1984.

Primaries[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Four candidates appeared on the Democratic presidential primary ballot:[3]

Rhode Island Democratic primary, April 26, 2016
Candidate Popular vote Estimated delegates
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Bernie Sanders 66,993 54.71% 13 0 13
Hillary Clinton 52,749 43.08% 11 9 20
Mark Stewart 236 0.19% 0 0 0
Rocky De La Fuente 145 0.12% 0 0 0
Write-in 673 0.55% 0 0 0
Uncommitted 1,662 1.36% 0 0 0
Total 122,458 100% 24 9 33
Source: The Green Papers, Rhode Island Board of Elections and
Rhode Island Democratic Party - Official Pledged Delegates Allocation

Republican primary[edit]

Three candidates appeared on the Republican presidential primary ballot:[3]

Rhode Island Republican primary, April 26, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage Actual delegate count
Bound Unbound Total
America Symbol.svg Donald Trump 39,221 62.92% 12 0 12
John Kasich 14,963 24.01% 5 0 5
Ted Cruz 6,416 10.29% 2 0 2
Uncommitted 417 0.67% 0 0 0
Marco Rubio (withdrawn) 382 0.61% 0 0 0
Unprojected delegates: 0 0 0
Total: 62,331 100.00% 19 0 19
Source: The Green Papers

Results[edit]

General election results.

U.S. presidential election in Rhode Island, 2016 [4][5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hillary Clinton 252,525 54.41%
Republican Donald Trump 180,543 38.90%
Libertarian Gary Johnson 14,746 3.18%
Green Jill Stein 6,220 1.34%
Write-in Evan McMullin 759 0.16%
American Delta Rocky De La Fuente 671 0.14%
Write-in Mike Maturen 46 0.01%
Write-in Darrell Castle 30 0.01%
Write-in Other write-ins 8,604 1.85%
Total votes 464,144 100.00%
The pink municipalities voted for Barack Obama in 2012 and flipped to Donald Trump in 2016. Only East Greenwich voted for Mitt Romney in 2012 but flipped to Hillary Clinton in 2016. Dark blue and dark red municipalities did not flip from 2012 to 2016.

Results by county[edit]

Unofficial results by county as of December 22, 2016.[6]

County Candidate Total
Clinton Trump Johnson Stein De La Fuente
Bristol percent 58.77% 36.04% 3.79% 1.27% 0.14% 100.00%
votes 14,532 8,910 936 313 34 24,725
Kent percent 47.08% 47.78% 3.66% 1.31% 0.16% 100.00%
votes 37,582 38,141 2,925 1,043 131 79,822
Newport percent 56.97% 37.61% 3.82% 1.47% 0.13% 100.00%
votes 22,680 14,975 1,521 585 52 39,813
Providence percent 58.47% 37.30% 2.78% 1.30% 0.15% 100.00%
votes 141,597 90,321 6,742 3,158 361 242,179
Washington percent 52.16% 42.14% 3.92% 1.64% 0.14% 100.00%
votes 33,511 27,074 2,519 1,056 88 64,248
Total percent 55.44% 39.80% 3.25% 1.37% 0.15% 100.00%
votes 249,902 179,421 14,643 6,155 666 450,787

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ This figure is calculated by dividing the total number of votes cast in 2016 (464,144) by an estimate of the number of registered voters in Rhode Island in 2016 (770,875).
  2. ^ "2012 Presidential Election Results - Rhode Island by City and Town". U.S. Election Atlas. David Leip. Retrieved 2016-11-25. 
  3. ^ a b Patrick Anderson. "Candidates in both parties gear up for spot on R.I. primary ballot". The Providence Journal. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Rhode Island Election Results". Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  5. ^ https://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/state.php?year=2016&fips=44&f=0&off=0&elect=0&minper=0
  6. ^ 2016 Rhode Island Presidential Election Results via Associated Press. Politico.com. December 13, 2016.

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