United States presidential election in Tennessee, 2016

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United States presidential election in Tennessee, 2016

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Turnout 61.92% Increase

 
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 11 0
Popular vote 1,522,925 870,695
Percentage 60.7% 34.7%

Tennessee 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 Tennessee was held on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Tennessee 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 1, 2016, in the presidential primaries, Tennessee 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.

Donald Trump won the election in Tennessee with 60.7% of the vote. Hillary Clinton received 34.7% of the vote.[1] This is the largest margin of victory for a presidential candidate for either party since 1972 with Richard Nixon, and the first time since that either party has earned over 60% of the vote in Tennessee.

Background[edit]

Tennessee has not voted for a Democratic presidential nominee since 1996. In 2012, Republican nominee Mitt Romney won the state by a margin of more than twenty points, due to the unpopularity of the Obama Administration in the conservative state. Typically Democrats do very well in the urban regions of Memphis and Nashville, while Republicans dominate the rural and suburban areas. Tennessee is considered a safe Republican state. In 2016, it stayed that way with Trump winning the state with 60.7% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Results
Democratic primary results by county.
  Bernie Sanders
  Hillary Clinton
Tennessee Democratic primary, March 1, 2016
Candidate Popular vote Estimated delegates
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Hillary Clinton 245,930 66.07% 44 7 51
Bernie Sanders 120,800 32.45% 23 0 23
Martin O'Malley (withdrawn) 2,025 0.54%
Uncommitted 3,467 0.93% 0 1 1
Total 372,222 100% 67 8 75
Source: The Green Papers

Republican primary[edit]

County results of the Tennessee Republican presidential primaries, 2016
  Donald Trump
  Marco Rubio
Tennessee Republican primary, March 1, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage Actual delegate count
Bound Unbound Total
America Symbol.svg Donald Trump 333,180 38.94% 33 0 33
Ted Cruz 211,471 24.71% 16 0 16
Marco Rubio 181,274 21.18% 9 0 9
Ben Carson 64,951 7.59% 0 0 0
John Kasich 45,301 5.29% 0 0 0
Jeb Bush (withdrawn) 9,551 1.12% 0 0 0
Mike Huckabee (withdrawn) 2,415 0.28% 0 0 0
Rand Paul (withdrawn) 2,350 0.27% 0 0 0
Uncommitted 1,849 0.22% 0 0 0
Chris Christie (withdrawn) 1,256 0.15% 0 0 0
Carly Fiorina (withdrawn) 715 0.08% 0 0 0
Rick Santorum (withdrawn) 710 0.08% 0 0 0
Jim Gilmore (withdrawn) 267 0.03% 0 0 0
Lindsey Graham (withdrawn) 253 0.03% 0 0 0
George Pataki (withdrawn) 186 0.02% 0 0 0
Unprojected delegates: 0 0 0
Total: 855,729 100.00% 58 0 58
Source: The Green Papers

Polling[edit]

General election[edit]

U.S. presidential election in Tennessee, 2016[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Donald Trump 1,522,925 60.72%
Democratic Hillary Clinton 870,695 34.72%
Libertarian Gary Johnson 70,397 2.81%
Green Jill Stein 15,993 0.64%
Independent Evan McMullin (write-in) 11,991 0.48%
Independent Mike Smith 7,276 0.29%
Reform Rocky De La Fuente 4,075 0.16%
Socialist Workers Alyson Kennedy 2,877 0.12%
Independent Write-in 1,798 0.07%
Total votes 2,508,027 100.00%

By congressional district[edit]

Trump won 7 of 9 congressional districts.[3]

District Trump Clinton Representative
1st 76% 20% Phil Roe
2nd 65% 30% John J. Duncan, Jr.
3rd 61% 38% Chuck Fleischmann
4th 68% 27% Scott DesJarlais
5th 38% 56% Jim Cooper
6th 72% 24% Diane Black
7th 67% 28% Marsha Blackburn
8th 66% 31% Stephen Fincher
David Kustoff
9th 20% 77% Steve Cohen

By county[edit]

County Clinton% Clinton# Trump% Trump# Others% Others# Total
Anderson County 30.16% 9,013 64.30% 19,212 05.54% 1,656 29,881
Bedford County 22.11% 3,395 74.80% 11,486 03.09% 474 15,355
Benton County 23.29% 1,474 74.53% 4,716 02.18% 138 6,328
Bledsoe County 19.23% 897 77.66% 3,622 03.11% 145 4,664
Blount County 23.18% 12,100 71.72% 37,443 05.10% 2,665 52,208
Bradley County 18.28% 7,070 76.99% 29,768 04.73% 1,828 38,666
Campbell County 17.94% 2,248 78.76% 9,870 03.30% 414 12,532
Cannon County 21.21% 1,127 75.40% 4,007 03.39% 180 5,314
Carroll County 22.41% 2,327 74.69% 7,756 02.90% 301 10,384
Carter County 16.38% 3,453 80.15% 16,898 03.48% 733 21,084
Cheatham County 24.35% 3,878 70.94% 11,297 04.70% 749 15,924
Chester County 19.10% 1,243 78.09% 5,081 02.81% 183 6,507
Claiborne County 17.06% 1,832 80.09% 8,602 02.85% 306 10,740
Clay County 24.21% 707 73.32% 2,141 02.47% 72 2,920
Cocke County 16.34% 1,981 80.74% 9,791 02.92% 354 12,126
Coffee County 23.75% 4,743 72.19% 14,417 04.06% 811 19,971
Crockett County 24.14% 1,303 73.78% 3,982 02.08% 112 5,397
Cumberland County 19.73% 5,202 77.44% 20,413 02.83% 745 26,360
Davidson County 59.77% 148,864 33.95% 84,550 06.29% 15,654 249,068
Decatur County 19.47% 894 78.14% 3,588 02.40% 110 4,592
DeKalb County 22.56% 1,569 74.35% 5,171 03.09% 215 6,955
Dickson County 25.25% 4,722 70.77% 13,233 03.98% 744 18,699
Dyer County 21.12% 2,816 76.33% 10,180 02.55% 340 13,336
Fayette County 30.29% 5,874 67.31% 13,055 02.40% 465 19,394
Fentress County 15.00% 1,100 82.34% 6,038 02.66% 195 7,333
Franklin County 26.66% 4,374 70.30% 11,532 03.04% 498 16,404
Gibson County 26.90% 5,258 70.53% 13,786 02.57% 503 19,547
Giles County 26.19% 2,917 71.56% 7,970 02.24% 250 11,137
Grainger County 14.41% 1,154 82.74% 6,626 02.85% 228 8,008
Greene County 17.88% 4,216 78.71% 18,562 03.41% 805 23,583
Grundy County 20.97% 999 76.34% 3,636 02.69% 128 4,763
Hamblen County 19.69% 4,075 76.63% 15,857 03.67% 760 20,692
Hamilton County 38.84% 55,316 55.29% 78,733 05.87% 8,359 142,408
Hancock County 14.43% 322 82.61% 1,843 02.96% 66 2,231
Hardeman County 45.13% 4,185 53.05% 4,919 01.82% 169 9,273
Hardin County 16.30% 1,622 80.53% 8,012 03.17% 315 9,949
Hawkins County 16.88% 3,507 80.14% 16,648 02.98% 619 20,774
Haywood County 54.30% 3,711 44.09% 3,013 01.61% 110 6,834
Henderson County 17.62% 1,800 79.65% 8,138 02.73% 279 10,217
Henry County 23.66% 3,063 73.45% 9,508 02.89% 374 12,945
Hickman County 23.35% 1,824 72.89% 5,695 03.76% 294 7,813
Houston County 27.34% 866 68.88% 2,182 03.79% 120 3,168
Humphreys County 27.50% 1,967 68.92% 4,930 03.58% 256 7,153
Jackson County 25.28% 1,129 72.46% 3,236 02.26% 101 4,466
Jefferson County 18.32% 3,494 77.47% 14,776 04.21% 802 19,072
Johnson County 15.02% 988 82.23% 5,410 02.75% 181 6,579
Knox County 34.80% 62,878 58.53% 105,767 06.67% 12,052 180,697
Lake County 29.29% 577 68.88% 1,357 01.83% 36 1,970
Lauderdale County 37.79% 3,056 60.39% 4,884 01.82% 147 8,087
Lawrence County 18.01% 2,821 79.28% 12,420 02.71% 425 15,666
Lewis County 19.26% 890 77.56% 3,585 03.18% 147 4,622
Lincoln County 19.13% 2,554 77.90% 10,398 02.97% 396 13,348
Loudon County 21.03% 4,919 75.29% 17,610 03.69% 862 23,391
Macon County 14.29% 1,072 83.46% 6,263 02.25% 169 7,504
Madison County 40.52% 15,448 55.97% 21,335 03.51% 1,337 38,120
Marion County 26.07% 2,832 70.85% 7,696 03.07% 334 10,862
Marshall County 24.90% 2,852 71.44% 8,184 03.66% 419 11,455
Maury County 28.38% 10,038 67.29% 23,799 04.33% 1,532 35,369
McMinn County 18.72% 3,510 78.33% 14,691 02.95% 554 18,755
McNairy County 18.41% 1,848 78.11% 7,841 03.48% 349 10,038
Meigs County 19.81% 856 77.36% 3,342 02.82% 122 4,320
Monroe County 18.64% 3,186 78.24% 13,374 03.12% 533 17,093
Montgomery County 37.66% 21,699 56.13% 32,341 06.21% 3,580 57,620
Moore County 16.95% 496 79.46% 2,325 03.59% 105 2,926
Morgan County 15.72% 1,054 81.15% 5,441 03.13% 210 6,705
Obion County 19.81% 2,426 77.77% 9,526 02.42% 297 12,249
Overton County 23.64% 1,945 73.63% 6,059 02.73% 225 8,229
Perry County 20.91% 597 75.90% 2,167 03.19% 91 2,855
Pickett County 20.50% 536 77.28% 2,021 02.22% 58 2,615
Polk County 19.20% 1,252 78.17% 5,097 02.62% 171 6,520
Putnam County 25.18% 6,851 69.83% 19,002 04.99% 1,359 27,212
Rhea County 17.56% 1,942 78.29% 8,660 04.16% 460 11,062
Roane County 22.32% 4,837 73.28% 15,880 04.39% 952 21,669
Robertson County 24.48% 6,637 71.59% 19,410 03.93% 1,066 27,113
Rutherford County 34.17% 36,706 60.05% 64,515 05.78% 6,215 107,436
Scott County 13.11% 934 84.85% 6,044 02.04% 145 7,123
Sequatchie County 18.49% 1,053 77.99% 4,441 03.51% 200 5,694
Sevier County 17.34% 6,297 78.84% 28,629 03.82% 1,386 36,312
Shelby County 61.95% 208,992 34.48% 116,344 03.57% 12,047 337,383
Smith County 22.71% 1,689 73.88% 5,494 03.40% 253 7,436
Stewart County 23.06% 1,222 72.92% 3,864 04.02% 213 5,299
Sullivan County 20.20% 12,578 75.43% 46,979 04.37% 2,721 62,278
Sumner County 25.40% 18,161 70.11% 50,129 04.50% 3,215 71,505
Tipton County 24.64% 5,785 72.02% 16,910 03.35% 786 23,481
Trousdale County 29.94% 946 66.55% 2,103 03.51% 111 3,160
Unicoi County 17.54% 1,262 78.82% 5,671 03.64% 262 7,195
Union County 16.20% 1,012 80.89% 5,053 02.91% 182 6,247
Van Buren County 22.28% 539 75.24% 1,820 02.48% 60 2,419
Warren County 25.97% 3,535 70.09% 9,540 03.95% 537 13,612
Washington County 26.18% 13,024 68.85% 34,252 04.97% 2,474 49,750
Wayne County 12.24% 717 85.98% 5,036 01.78% 104 5,857
Weakley County 22.75% 2,772 73.93% 9,008 03.32% 404 12,184
White County 18.78% 1,845 78.08% 7,671 03.15% 309 9,825
Williamson County 29.18% 31,013 64.19% 68,212 06.63% 7,046 106,271
Wilson County 25.36% 14,385 69.46% 39,406 05.19% 2,943 56,734

Counties that swung from Democratic to Republican[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-07-17. Retrieved 2017-07-26. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-12-15. Retrieved 2016-12-15. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-10-16. Retrieved 2015-10-16. 

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