United States presidential election in Wyoming, 2016

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
United States presidential election in Wyoming, 2016

← 2012 November 8, 2016 (2016-11-08) 2020 →
Turnout 57.9% Increase [1]

  Donald Trump official portrait (cropped).jpg Hillary Clinton by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Gary Johnson June 2016.jpg
Nominee Donald Trump Hillary Clinton Gary Johnson
Party Republican Democratic Libertarian
Home state New York New York New Mexico
Running mate Mike Pence Tim Kaine William Weld
Electoral vote 3 0 0
Popular vote 174,419 55,973 13,287
Percentage 67.4% 21.6% 5.2%

Wyoming Presidential Election Results 2016.svg
County Results


Wyoming 2016 presidential results by county.png
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 Wyoming was held on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Wyoming 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 and April 9, 2016, in the presidential primaries, Wyoming voters expressed their preferences for the Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, and Constitution 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 Wyoming with 67% of the vote. Hillary Clinton received 22% of the vote. Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party received 5%.[2] Wyoming, a solidly Republican state, has not voted for a Democrat in a presidential election since it went for Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. Trump carried every county with the exception of Teton County. His 45.8-point margin over Clinton in the state not only made it the most Republican in the 2016 presidential election, but it is also the largest margin of victory by any presidential candidate in the state's history, besting Ronald Reagan's 42.3-point margin in 1984.

Background[edit]

National situation[edit]

The incumbent President of the United States, Barack Obama, a Democrat and former U.S. Senator of Illinois, was first elected president in the 2008 election, running with former Senator Joe Biden of Delaware. Defeating the Republican nominee, Senator John McCain of Arizona, with 52.9% of the popular vote and 68% of the electoral vote,[3][4] Obama succeeded two-term Republican President George W. Bush, the former Governor of Texas. Obama and Biden were reelected in the 2012 presidential election, defeating former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney with 51.1% of the popular vote and 61.7% of electoral votes.[5] Since the end of 2009, polling companies such as Gallup have found Obama's approval ratings to be between 40 and 50 percent.[6][7]

Following his second term, Barack Obama is not eligible for another reelection. In October 2015, Obama's running-mate and two-term Vice President Joe Biden decided not to enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination either.[8] With their term expiring on January 20, 2017, the electorate is asked to elect a new president, the 45th president and 48th vice president of the United States, respectively.

Political landscape in Wyoming[edit]

Wyoming is the least populous of all 50 U.S. states. With almost 60% of the population identifying with or leaning towards the Republican Party, compared to less than 30% identifying with or leaning towards the Democrats, it is also the most solid Republican state, ahead of Idaho and Utah.[9] In the 2012 presidential election, incumbent President Barack Obama received less than 28% of the votes, trailing Mitt Romney by more than 40 points.

Primary elections[edit]

Republican caucuses[edit]

Republican primary results by county.
  Donald Trump
  Ted Cruz
  Marco Rubio
  Uncommitted
Wyoming Republican county conventions, March 12, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage Actual delegate count
Bound Unbound Total
America Symbol.svg Ted Cruz 1,128 70.94% 9 0 9
Marco Rubio 231 14.53% 1 0 1
Donald Trump 112 7.04% 1 0 1
John Kasich 42 2.64% 0 0 0
Others 2 0.13% 0 0 0
Undeclared 75 4.72% 1 0 1
Unprojected delegates: 0 0 0
Total: 1,590 100% 12 0 12
Source: The Green Papers and Wyoming Republican Party
Wyoming Republican state convention, April 14-16, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage Actual delegate count
Bound Unbound Total
America Symbol.svg Ted Cruz 14 1 15
(available) 0 2 2
Unprojected delegates: 0 0 0
Total: 14 3 17
Source: The Green Papers and Wyoming Republican Party

Democratic caucuses[edit]

Wyoming Democratic caucuses, April 9, 2016
Candidate County delegates Estimated
national delegates
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Bernie Sanders 156 55.7% 7 0 7
Hillary Clinton 124 44.3% 7 4 11
Uncommitted N/A
Total 100% 14 4 18
Source: The Green Papers

General election[edit]

Statewide results[edit]

United States presidential election in Wyoming, 2016
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Donald Trump Mike Pence 174,419 67.40% 3
Democratic Hillary Clinton Tim Kaine 55,973 21.63% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson William Weld 13,287 5.13% 0
Write-in Various candidates Various candidates 6,904 2.67% 0
Under Vote No candidate No candidate 2,661 1.03% 0
Green Jill Stein Ajamu Baraka 2,515 0.97% 0
Constitution Darrell Castle Scott Bradley 2,042 0.79% 0
Reform/ADP Rocky De La Fuente Micheal Steinberg 709 0.27% 0
Over Vote Various candidates Various candidates 278 0.11% 0
Totals 258,788 100.00% 3

By congressional district[edit]

Due to the state's low population, only one congressional district is allocated. This district, called the At-Large district, because it covers the entire state, and thus is equivalent to the statewide election results.

District Trump Clinton Johnson Representative
At-large 67.5% 21.7% 5.1% Cynthia Lummis
Liz Cheney

County Results[edit]

Donald Trump
Republican
Hillary Clinton
Democratic

Gary Johnson
Libertarian

Write Ins

Under Votes

Jill Stein
Green

Darrell Castle
Constitution

Rocky De La Fuente
Reform/ADP

Over Votes Margin Total
County Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes
Albany 7,602 44.08 6,890 39.95 1,391 8.07 637 3.69 169 0.98 344 1.99 133 0.77 63 0.37 16 0.09 712 4.13 17,245
Big Horn 4,067 75.23 604 11.17 242 4.48 236 4.37 87 1.61 35 0.65 112 2.07 21 0.39 2 0.04 3,463 64.06 5,406
Campbell 15,778 85.98 1,324 7.21 653 3.56 264 1.44 130 0.71 66 0.36 86 0.47 28 0.15 22 0.12 14,454 78.76 18,351
Carbon 4,409 68.24 1,279 19.80 381 5.90 174 2.69 79 1.22 49 0.76 61 0.94 21 0.33 8 0.12 3,130 48.44 6,461
Converse 5,520 82.31 668 9.96 251 3.74 102 1.52 47 0.70 42 0.63 51 0.76 20 0.30 5 0.07 4,852 72.35 6,706
Crook 3,348 86.60 273 7.06 118 3.05 52 1.35 37 0.96 11 0.28 18 0.47 6 0.16 3 0.08 3,075 79.54 3,866
Fremont 11,167 64.77 4,200 24.36 773 4.48 4.80 2.78 191 1.11 233 1.35 110 0.64 60 0.35 27 0.16 6,967 40.41 17,241
Goshen 4,418 75.14 924 15.71 234 3.98 88 1.50 78 1.33 45 0.77 68 1.16 19 0.32 6 0.10 3,494 59.42 5,880
Hot Springs 1,939 73.34 400 15.13 136 5.14 51 1.93 47 1.78 35 1.3 21 0.79 4 0.15 11 0.42 1,539 58.21 2,644
Johnson 3,477 77.75 638 14.21 174 3.89 68 1.52 50 1.12 33 0.74 19 0.42 8 0.18 5 0.11 2,839 63.48 4,472
Laramie 24,847 60.09 11,573 27.99 2,657 6.43 1,019 2.46 375 0.91 434 1.05 324 0.78 115 0.28 9 0.02 13,274 32.10 41,353
Lincoln 6,779 75.57 1,105 12.32 331 3.69 477 5.32 86 0.96 48 0.54 112 1.25 23 0.26 9 0.10 5,674 63.26 8,970
Natrona 23,552 69.85 6,577 19.51 1,791 5.31 818 2.43 299 0.89 310 0.92 226 0.67 74 0.22 70 0.21 16,975 50.35 33,717
Niobrara 1,116 83.85 115 8.64 49 3.68 17 1.28 16 1.20 7 0.53 7 0.53 3 0.23 1 0.08 1,001 75.21 1,331
Park 11,115 72.59 2,535 16.56 625 4.08 461 3.01 198 1.29 151 0.99 153 1.00 55 0.36 18 0.12 8,580 56.04 15,311
Platte 3,437 75.04 719 15.70 180 3.93 69 1.51 44 0.96 36 0.79 82 1.79 6 0.13 7 0.15 2,718 59.34 4,580
Sheridan 10,266 69.83 2,927 19.91 729 4.96 322 2.19 176 1.20 158 1.07 76 0.52 32 0.22 15 0.10 7,339 49.92 14,701
Sublette 3,409 76.74 644 14.50 169 3.80 93 2.09 51 1.15 28 0.63 34 0.77 13 0.29 1 0.02 2,765 62.25 4,442
Sweetwater 12,154 70.22 3,231 18.67 928 5.36 470 2.72 165 0.95 152 0.88 130 0.75 65 0.38 14 0.08 8,923 51.55 17,309
Teton 3,921 30.64 7,314 57.16 ,701 5.48 449 3.51 162 1.27 172 1.34 43 0.34 27 0.21 6 0.05 -3,393 -26.52 12,795
Uinta 6,154 71.81 1,202 14.03 472 5.51 417 4.87 86 1.00 79 0.92 116 1.35 30 0.35 14 0.16 4,952 57.78 8,570
Washakie 2,911 75.32 532 13.76 194 5.02 99 2.56 45 1.16 37 0.96% 31 0.80 10 0.26 6 0.16 2,379 61.55 3,865
Weston 3,033 84.91 299 8.37 108 3.02 41 1.15 43 1.20 10 0.28 29 0.81 6 0.17 3 0.08 2,734 76.54 3,572
State Total 174,419 67.40 55,973 21.63 13,287 5.13 6,904 2.67 2,661 1.03 2,515 0.97 2,042 0.79 709 0.27 278 0.11 118,446 45.77 258,788

References[edit]

External links[edit]