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United States Presidential Election in Virginia, 2016
United States presidential election in Virginia, 2016

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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 13 0
Popular vote 1,981,473 1,769,443
Percentage 49.73% 44.41%

Virginia Presidential Election Results 2016.svg
County and Independent City Results


President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Donald Trump
Republican

Treemap of the popular vote by county.
Logo used by Clinton's Virginia campaign

The 2016 United States presidential election in Virginia was held on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Virginia 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, Virginia voters expressed their preferences for the Democratic, Republican, and Green parties' respective nominees for president. Virginia voters do not register by party.

The Democratic Party candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of New York, carried Virginia with a 49.7% plurality in the popular vote against businessman Donald Trump of New York, who carried 44.4%, a victory margin of 5.3%. Clinton seemed to benefit from having Tim Kaine on the ticket. Whereas the national popular vote swung 1.9% Republican from the previous election, Virginia swung 1.37% Democratic.[1][2] This was also the first time since 1944 where Virginia was more Democratic than the national average.

Trump became the first Republican candidate since Calvin Coolidge in 1924 to win the White House without carrying Virginia. The Old Dominion had been a traditionally Democratic-leaning state from the party's founding until 1952. Although Virginia was later considered a reliable Republican-leaning state from 1952 until 2008, it has not voted Republican in 12 years. This is due largely to migration into counties in Northern Virginia close to Washington, D.C., which has tilted those densely populated areas towards the Democratic Party once more.

Virginia was the only state of the eleven former states that belonged to the Confederate States of America to vote Democratic in this election. This is a reversal from 1976, when it was the only state that had belonged to the CSA to vote Republican. This was the first time since 1996 that Virginia went for the losing candidate.

General election

Predictions

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

  1. Los Angeles Times: Leans Clinton[3]
  2. CNN: Leans Clinton[4]
  3. Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Clinton[5]
  4. NBC: Leans Clinton[6]
  5. Electoral-vote.com: Leans Clinton[7]
  6. RealClearPolitics: Tossup[8]
  7. Fox News: Leans Clinton[9]
  8. ABC: Leans Clinton[10]

Results

United States presidential election in Virginia, 2016
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Hillary Clinton Tim Kaine 1,981,473 49.73% 13
Republican Donald Trump Mike Pence 1,769,443 44.41% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson William Weld 118,274 2.97% 0
Independent Evan McMullin Mindy Finn 54,054 1.36% 0
Green Jill Stein Ajamu Baraka 27,638 0.69% 0
Independent (Write-in)
-
-
33,749 0.85% 0
Totals 3,984,631 100.00% 13
Voter turnout (Voting age population) 71.30%
Source: Virginia Department of Elections

By congressional district

Trump won 6 of 11 congressional districts.[11]

District Trump Clinton Representative
1st 53% 41% Rob Wittman
2nd 48% 45% Scott Rigell
Scott Taylor
3rd 32% 63% Robert C. Scott
4th 37% 58% Randy Forbes
Donald McEachin
5th 53% 42% Robert Hurt
Tom Garrett Jr.
6th 59% 35% Bob Goodlatte
7th 50% 44% Dave Brat
8th 21% 72% Don Beyer
9th 68% 27% Morgan Griffith
10th 42% 52% Barbara Comstock
11th 27% 66% Gerry Connolly

By county/city

County/City Clinton% Clinton# Trump% Trump# Others% Others# Total
Accomack County 42.61% 6,740 54.26% 8,583 3.13% 495 15,818
Albemarle County 58.78% 33,345 33.95% 19,259 7.27% 4,122 56,726
Alleghany County 29.57% 2,166 66.54% 4,874 3.89% 285 7,325
Amelia County 30.23% 2,128 66.88% 4,708 2.90% 204 7,040
Amherst County 32.85% 5,057 63.13% 9,719 4.03% 620 15,396
Appomattox County 25.25% 2,023 71.34% 5,715 3.41% 273 8,011
Arlington County 75.82% 92,016 16.63% 20,186 7.54% 9,154 121,356
Augusta County 22.50% 8,177 71.99% 26,163 5.51% 2,003 36,343
Bath County 26.76% 603 68.71% 1,548 4.53% 102 2,253
Bedford County 22.97% 9,768 72.10% 30,659 4.93% 2,098 42,525
Bland County 14.43% 453 81.97% 2,573 3.60% 113 3,139
Botetourt County 23.98% 4,494 71.38% 13,375 4.64% 870 18,739
Brunswick County 58.43% 4,481 39.72% 3,046 1.85% 142 7,669
Buchanan County 18.61% 1,721 78.90% 7,296 2.49% 230 9,247
Buckingham County 42.88% 3,128 54.15% 3,950 2.97% 217 7,295
Campbell County 24.20% 6,664 71.00% 19,551 4.79% 1,320 27,535
Caroline County 43.28% 6,432 48.09% 7,147 8.64% 1,284 14,863
Carroll County 18.72% 2,559 78.01% 10,663 3.26% 446 13,668
Charles City County 60.77% 2,496 35.94% 1,476 3.29% 135 4,107
Charlotte County 37.10% 2,155 59.90% 3,479 3.00% 174 5,808
Chesterfield County 45.94% 81,074 48.19% 85,045 5.86% 10,342 176,461
Clarke County 37.15% 3,051 56.75% 4,661 6.10% 501 8,213
Craig County 19.36% 541 76.59% 2,140 4.04% 113 2,794
Culpeper County 34.92% 7,759 60.08% 13,349 5.00% 1,110 22,218
Cumberland County 41.50% 2,036 54.97% 2,697 3.53% 173 4,906
Dickenson County 20.73% 1,335 76.58% 4,932 2.69% 173 6,440
Dinwiddie County 42.47% 5,765 54.86% 7,447 2.67% 363 13,575
Essex County 47.00% 2,542 49.13% 2,657 3.86% 209 5,408
Fairfax County 64.43% 355,133 28.61% 157,710 6.96% 38,340 551,183
Fauquier County 34.62% 12,971 59.06% 22,127 6.32% 2,369 37,467
Floyd County 28.57% 2,300 65.74% 5,293 5.69% 458 8,051
Fluvanna County 42.36% 5,760 51.67% 7,025 5.97% 812 13,597
Franklin County 26.91% 7,257 68.85% 18,569 4.25% 1,145 26,971
Frederick County 29.51% 11,932 64.50% 26,083 6.00% 2,425 40,440
Giles County 23.75% 1,950 71.97% 5,910 4.29% 352 8,212
Gloucester County 27.54% 5,404 66.75% 13,096 5.70% 1,119 19,619
Goochland County 34.83% 4,889 59.73% 8,384 5.44% 764 14,037
Grayson County 19.31% 1,407 76.76% 5,592 3.93% 286 7,285
Greene County 30.43% 2,924 61.88% 5,945 7.69% 739 9,608
Greensville County 58.63% 2,558 39.81% 1,737 1.56% 68 4,363
Halifax County 40.57% 6,897 57.08% 9,704 2.35% 400 17,001
Hanover County 30.89% 19,382 63.15% 39,630 5.96% 3,741 62,753
Henrico County 57.40% 93,935 36.58% 59,857 6.03% 9,862 163,654
Henry County 34.01% 8,198 63.09% 15,208 2.90% 700 24,106
Highland County 26.67% 371 68.87% 958 4.46% 62 1,391
Isle of Wight County 37.40% 7,881 57.91% 12,204 4.70% 990 21,075
James City County 44.25% 19,105 49.35% 21,306 6.40% 2,762 43,173
King and Queen County 39.71% 1,468 56.78% 2,099 3.52% 130 3,697
King George County 33.23% 4,007 60.88% 7,341 5.90% 711 12,059
King William County 30.13% 2,760 65.22% 5,975 4.65% 426 9,161
Lancaster County 43.18% 2,869 53.02% 3,523 3.81% 253 6,645
Lee County 17.31% 1,627 80.25% 7,543 2.44% 229 9,399
Loudoun County 55.05% 100,795 38.20% 69,949 6.75% 12,353 183,097
Louisa County 35.23% 6,212 59.71% 10,528 5.05% 891 17,631
Lunenburg County 39.87% 2,227 57.36% 3,204 2.77% 155 5,586
Madison County 31.57% 2,203 63.32% 4,419 5.12% 357 6,979
Mathews County 29.43% 1,563 66.22% 3,517 4.35% 231 5,311
Mecklenburg County 42.05% 6,285 55.46% 8,288 2.49% 372 14,945
Middlesex County 35.03% 2,108 60.99% 3,670 3.97% 239 6,017
Montgomery County 46.53% 20,021 45.22% 19,459 8.25% 3,551 43,031
Nelson County 44.35% 3,689 49.94% 4,154 5.71% 475 8,318
New Kent County 28.97% 3,546 66.31% 8,118 4.72% 578 12,242
Northampton County 52.74% 3,255 43.52% 2,686 3.74% 231 6,172
Northumberland County 38.55% 2,852 58.15% 4,302 3.30% 244 7,398
Nottoway County 41.95% 2,829 55.04% 3,712 3.01% 203 6,744
Orange County 34.49% 5,957 60.92% 10,521 4.59% 792 17,270
Page County 23.41% 2,514 72.91% 7,831 3.68% 395 10,740
Patrick County 20.74% 1,768 75.71% 6,454 3.55% 303 8,525
Pittsylvania County 29.11% 9,199 68.21% 21,554 2.67% 845 31,598
Powhatan County 24.02% 4,060 70.33% 11,885 5.65% 955 16,900
Prince Edward County 50.21% 4,591 44.85% 4,101 4.93% 451 9,143
Prince George County 39.66% 6,419 56.58% 9,157 3.76% 608 16,184
Prince William County 57.57% 113,144 36.49% 71,721 5.94% 11,673 196,538
Pulaski County 27.51% 4,172 68.06% 10,322 4.44% 673 15,167
Rappahannock County 38.97% 1,747 56.64% 2,539 4.39% 197 4,483
Richmond County 36.79% 1,347 60.45% 2,213 2.76% 101 3,661
Roanoke County 33.41% 17,200 61.00% 31,408 5.60% 2,881 51,489
Rockbridge County 32.50% 3,508 61.88% 6,680 5.62% 607 10,795
Rockingham County 24.98% 9,366 69.33% 25,990 5.68% 2,131 37,487
Russell County 19.03% 2,330 77.75% 9,521 3.23% 395 12,246
Scott County 15.65% 1,581 81.65% 8,247 2.69% 272 10,100
Shenandoah County 25.71% 5,273 68.71% 14,094 5.59% 1,146 20,513
Smyth County 20.67% 2,665 75.64% 9,750 3.69% 475 12,890
Southampton County 40.49% 3,595 56.71% 5,035 2.79% 248 8,878
Spotsylvania County 38.69% 24,207 55.34% 34,623 5.97% 3,732 62,562
Stafford County 42.33% 27,908 51.37% 33,868 6.31% 4,158 65,934
Surry County 53.74% 2,272 43.02% 1,819 3.24% 137 4,228
Sussex County 57.08% 2,879 40.74% 2,055 2.18% 110 5,044
Tazewell County 15.59% 2,895 81.70% 15,168 2.71% 503 18,566
Warren County 28.78% 5,169 65.55% 11,773 5.67% 1,018 17,960
Washington County 21.48% 5,553 74.75% 19,320 3.77% 974 25,847
Westmoreland County 44.74% 3,836 51.88% 4,448 3.38% 290 8,574
Wise County 17.81% 2,701 79.71% 12,086 2.48% 376 15,163
Wythe County 20.76% 2,770 75.29% 10,046 3.95% 527 13,343
York County 38.10% 12,999 55.21% 18,837 6.69% 2,282 34,118
Alexandria 75.55% 57,242 17.53% 13,285 6.92% 5,243 75,770
  1. REF!
Bristol 28.79% 693 59.41% 1,430 11.80% 284 2,407
Buena Vista 79.66% 17,901 13.17% 2,960 7.17% 1,611 22,472
Charlottesville 46.69% 52,627 47.95% 54,047 5.35% 6,031 112,705
Chesapeake 27.99% 2,367 67.18% 5,681 4.84% 409 8,457
Colonial Heights 38.37% 914 56.63% 1,349 5.00% 119 2,382
Covington 58.35% 11,059 38.53% 7,303 3.11% 590 18,952
Danville 64.64% 1,530 33.33% 789 2.03% 48 2,367
Emporia 61.24% 7,367 30.77% 3,702 7.99% 961 12,030
Fairfax 75.02% 5,819 17.07% 1,324 7.92% 614 7,757
Falls Church 61.89% 2,519 34.91% 1,421 3.19% 130 4,070
Franklin 59.54% 6,707 33.24% 3,744 7.22% 813 11,264
Fredericksburg 28.66% 681 67.47% 1,603 3.87% 92 2,376
Galax 66.25% 41,312 28.71% 17,902 5.04% 3,142 62,356
Hampton 56.76% 10,212 34.80% 6,262 8.44% 1,519 17,993
Harrisonburg 52.44% 4,724 43.13% 3,885 4.43% 399 9,008
Hopewell 61.42% 1,514 31.08% 766 7.51% 185 2,465
Lexington 41.47% 14,792 50.41% 17,982 8.12% 2,897 35,671
Lynchburg 54.66% 8,423 38.63% 5,953 6.72% 1,035 15,411
Manassas 61.24% 3,204 33.12% 1,733 5.64% 295 5,232
Manassas Park 59.81% 3,533 36.38% 2,149 3.81% 225 5,907
Martinsville 60.25% 45,618 33.64% 25,468 6.11% 4,629 75,715
Newport News 68.38% 57,023 25.85% 21,552 5.77% 4,813 83,388
Norfolk 26.23% 383 69.93% 1,021 3.84% 56 1,460
Norton 87.20% 12,021 10.53% 1,451 2.28% 314 13,786
Petersburg 22.31% 1,601 70.95% 5,092 6.74% 484 7,177
Poquoson 65.87% 28,497 29.57% 12,795 4.56% 1,973 43,265
Portsmouth 48.07% 2,925 43.35% 2,638 8.58% 522 6,085
Radford 78.52% 81,259 15.06% 15,581 6.42% 6,644 103,484
Richmond 56.47% 22,286 37.47% 14,789 6.06% 2,391 39,466
Roanoke 34.37% 4,202 59.11% 7,226 6.52% 797 12,225
Salem 47.38% 5,333 45.61% 5,133 7.01% 789 11,255
Staunton 53.84% 23,280 41.64% 18,006 4.52% 1,954 43,240
Suffolk 44.79% 91,032 48.32% 98,224 6.89% 14,006 203,262
Virginia Beach 40.90% 3,764 52.16% 4,801 6.94% 639 9,204
Waynesboro 68.27% 5,206 25.24% 1,925 6.49% 495 7,626
Williamsburg 48.41% 5,164 44.90% 4,790 6.68% 713 10,667

Counties and independent cities that swung from Democratic to Republican

Counties and independent cities that swung from Republican to Democratic

Democratic primary

The 108 delegates (95 pledged delegates and 13 super delegates) from Virginia to the Democratic National Convention were allocated in this way. Among the pledged delegates, 62 of them were allocated based on the popular vote in each congressional district. The 33 at-large delegates were then allocated based on the statewide popular vote.[12]

County results of the Virginia Democratic presidential primary, 2016.
  Hillary Clinton
  Bernie Sanders
Virginia Democratic primary, March 1, 2016
Candidate Popular vote Estimated delegates
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Hillary Clinton 504,741 64.29%
62
13
75
Bernie Sanders 276,370 35.20%
33
0
33
Martin O'Malley (withdrawn) 3,930 0.50%
Uncommitted N/A
0
1
1
Total 785,041 100% 95 14 109
Source: The Green Papers, Virginia Department of Elections

Republican primary

The 49 delegates from Virginia to the Republican National Convention were allocated proportionally based on the popular vote.[13]

Virginia Republican primary, 2016

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  Donald Trump official portrait (cropped).jpg Marco Rubio, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Ted Cruz, official portrait, 113th Congress (cropped 2).jpg
Candidate Donald Trump Marco Rubio Ted Cruz
Home state New York Florida Texas
Delegate count 17 16 8
Popular vote 356,840 327,918 171,150
Percentage 34.80% 31.98% 16.69%

  Governor John Kasich.jpg Ben Carson by Skidmore with lighting correction.jpg
Candidate John Kasich Ben Carson
Home state Ohio Maryland
Delegate count 5 3
Popular vote 97,784 60,228
Percentage 9.54% 5.87%

Virginia Republican Presidential Primary Election Results by County, 2016.svg
Virginia results by county
  Donald Trump
  Marco Rubio
Virginia Republican primary, March 1, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage Actual delegate count
Bound Unbound Total
America Symbol.svg Donald Trump 356,840 34.80% 17 0 17
Marco Rubio 327,918 31.98% 16 0 16
Ted Cruz 171,150 16.69% 8 0 8
John Kasich 97,784 9.54% 5 0 5
Ben Carson 60,228 5.87% 3 0 3
Jeb Bush (withdrawn) 3,645 0.36% 0 0 0
Rand Paul (withdrawn) 2,917 0.28% 0 0 0
Mike Huckabee (withdrawn) 1,458 0.14% 0 0 0
Chris Christie (withdrawn) 1,102 0.11% 0 0 0
Carly Fiorina (withdrawn) 914 0.09% 0 0 0
Jim Gilmore (withdrawn) 653 0.06% 0 0 0
Lindsey Graham (withdrawn) 444 0.04% 0 0 0
Rick Santorum (withdrawn) 399 0.04% 0 0 0
Unprojected delegates: 0 0 0
Total: 1,025,452 100.00% 49 0 49
Source: The Green Papers

Libertarian nomination

The 2016 Libertarian Party presidential ticket was former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson for president and former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld for vice president. They earned those nominations at the Libertarian Party 2016 National Convention on Memorial Day weekend.[14]

Green primary

The Virginia Green Party held its primary from March 20 through April 3. Party members were able to vote online through an email ballot or through the mail.[15] On April 13, it was announced that Jill Stein had won with 76% of the vote. The state's four delegates were apportioned at the May 28 state meeting.[16]

Virginia Primary, April 3, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage National delegates
America Symbol.svg Jill Stein 35 76% 3
Kent Mesplay 3 6% 1
William Kreml 2 4.1% -
Darryl Cherney 2 3.8% -
Sedinam Curry 1 1.7% -
Write-ins 3 8.4% -
Total 46 100.00% 4

Polling

State voting history

Virginia joined the Union in June 1788 and has participated in all elections from 1789 onwards, except 1864 and 1868 (due to its secession from the US due to the American Civil War). Since 1900, Virginia voted Democratic 54.17 percent of the time and Republican 45.83 percent of the time. From 1968 to 2004, Virginia voted for the Republican Party candidate. However, in the 2008 and 2012 elections, the state voted for the Democratic Party. The same trend continued in the 2016 presidential elections.[17]

Clinton had several advantages in Virginia. The first was due in part to her landslide win in the Democratic primary against Senator Bernie Sanders. The second was Virginia has a significant number of African American voters, many of whom backed Clinton in the primary and both of President Barack Obama's wins in the state. The third was Clinton's pick of the state's own US Senator, Tim Kaine, as her Vice Presidential running mate.[original research?]

While polls throughout the campaign showed Clinton leading Republican Donald Trump by varying margins in Virginia, it was announced on October 13 that the Trump campaign was pulling its resources out of the state, likely ceding to Clinton what was perceived to be a critical battleground state. According to the Trump campaign, the reason for pulling out of Virginia was to compete in more critical battleground states like Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio, all of which were states he won.[18]

See also

References

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