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2016 United States presidential election in Idaho

The 2016 United States presidential election in Idaho was held on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 General Election in which all 50 states plus the District of Columbia participated. Idaho 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.

2016 United States presidential election in Idaho

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Turnout75.91% Increase[citation needed]
  Donald Trump official portrait (cropped).jpg Hillary Clinton by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Evan McMullin 2016-10-21 headshot.jpg
Nominee Donald Trump Hillary Clinton Evan McMullin
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Home state New York New York Utah
Running mate Mike Pence Tim Kaine Mindy Finn
Electoral vote 4 0 0
Popular vote 409,055 189,765 46,476
Percentage 59.25% 27.48% 6.73%

Idaho Presidential Election Results 2016.svg
County results
Trump:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Clinton:      40–50%      50–60%

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Donald Trump
Republican

Results by county with number of votes shown by size
Treemap of the popular vote by county

On 8 March 2016, voters expressed their preferences for the Republican and Constitution parties nominee for president. The Democratic Party held a caucus on March 26. Registered members of the 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 Idaho with 59.2% of the vote. Hillary Clinton received 27.6% of the vote.[1] Despite the national Republican trend, Trump carried Idaho by a slightly reduced margin than Mitt Romney in 2012, in large part because he lost support to third-party candidates Evan McMullin and Gary Johnson.

McMullin's carrying 6.75% of the popular vote made Idaho his second strongest state in the 2016 election only after neighboring Utah.[2]

Primary electionsEdit

Republican primaryEdit

 
Republican primary results by county.
  Donald Trump
  Ted Cruz

With only a thousand dollar filing fee, thirteen candidates appear on the Republican presidential primary ballot:[3]

Idaho Republican primary, March 8, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage Actual delegate count
Bound Unbound Total
Ted Cruz 100,889 45.44% 20 0 20
Donald Trump 62,413 28.11% 12 0 12
Marco Rubio 35,290 15.90% 0 0 0
John Kasich 16,514 7.44% 0 0 0
Ben Carson (withdrawn) 3,853 1.74% 0 0 0
Jeb Bush (withdrawn) 939 0.42% 0 0 0
Rand Paul (withdrawn) 834 0.38% 0 0 0
Mike Huckabee (withdrawn) 358 0.16% 0 0 0
Chris Christie (withdrawn) 353 0.16% 0 0 0
Carly Fiorina (withdrawn) 242 0.11% 0 0 0
Rick Santorum (withdrawn) 211 0.10% 0 0 0
Lindsey Graham (withdrawn) 80 0.04% 0 0 0
Peter Messina (withdrawn) 28 0.01% 0 0 0
Unprojected delegates: 0 0 0
Total: 222,004 100.00% 32 0 32
Source: The Green Papers

Democratic caucusesEdit

 
Results of the Democratic primary by county.


e • d 2016 Democratic Party's presidential nominating process in Idaho
– Summary of results –
Candidate Popular vote Estimated delegates
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Bernie Sanders 18,640 78.04% 18 2 20
Hillary Clinton 5,065 21.21% 5 1 6
Rocky De La Fuente 4 0.02%
Uncommitted 175 0.73% 1 1
Total 23,884 100% 23 4 27
Source: The Green Papers
Idaho Democratic Party - Official Delegation for Pledged Delegates

Constitution primaryEdit

The Constitution Party of Idaho held its primary on March 8.

 
Election results, by county, of the 2016 constitution Presidential Primary in Idaho.
  Scott Copeland
  J.R. Myers
  Patrick Anthony Ockander
  Tie
  No votes
Idaho Constitution Party presidential primary, 2016[4][5][6]
Candidate Popular vote Pledged delegates
Count Percentage
  Scott Copeland 250 51.7% 8
J.R. Myers 139 28.7% 0
Patrick Anthony Ockander 95 19.6% 0
Total: 484 100% 8
Key: Withdrew prior to contest

PollingEdit

PredictionsEdit

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

  1. Los Angeles Times: Strongly Trump[7]
  2. CNN: Solid Trump[8]
  3. Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Trump[9]
  4. NBC: Likely Trump[10]
  5. RealClearPolitics: Solid Trump[11]
  6. Fox News: Solid Republican[12]
  7. ABC: Solid Trump[13]

ResultsEdit

Party Candidate Popular vote Percentage
Republican Donald Trump 409,055 59.25%
Democratic Hillary Clinton 189,765 27.48%
Independent Evan McMullin 46,476 6.73%
Libertarian Gary Johnson 28,331 4.10%
Green Jill Stein 8,496 1.23%
Independent Darrell L. Castle 4,403 0.64%
Constitution Scott Copeland 2,356 0.34%
Reform Roque De La Fuente 1,373 0.20%
Other/Write-in 178 0.03%
Total 690,433 100.00%
Source: Idaho Secretary of State Election Divison New York Times

Results breakdownEdit

By countyEdit

County Trump Votes Clinton Votes Stein Votes Johnson Votes McMullin Votes Other Votes
Ada 47.91% 93,752 38.68% 75,677 1.60% 3,138 5.10% 9,984 5.74% 11,226 0.97% 1,892
Adams 71.28% 1,556 19.01% 415 0.87% 19 3.80% 83 3.66% 80 1.37% 30
Bannock 51.41% 17,180 30.95% 10,342 1.55% 518 4.40% 1,471 10.32% 3,449 1.36% 456
Bear Lake 75.24% 2,203 8.71% 255 0.38% 11 1.84% 54 12.50% 366 1.33% 39
Benewah 74.15 3,103 18.40% 770 1.00% 42 3.61% 151 1.46% 61 1.39% 58
Bingham 65.61 10,907 17.59% 2,924 0.75% 124 2.51% 417 12.04% 2,002 1.51% 241
Blaine 31.15% 3,340 59.83% 6,416 1.64% 176 3.95% 424 2.69% 289 0.74% 79
Boise 70.08 2,673 20.37% 777 0.92% 35 4.54% 173 2.94% 112 1.16% 44
Bonner 63.71 13,343 27.78% 5,819 1.89% 396 3.64% 762 1.78% 372 1.19% 251
Bonneville 60.38% 26,699 20.19% 8,930 0.90% 399 3.70% 1,634 13.62% 6,022 1.22% 437
Boundary 73.39% 3,789 18.07% 933 1.55% 80 3.12% 161 2.52% 130 1.35% 70
Butte 74.31% 914 13.01% 160 0.57% 7 2.03% 25 9.27% 114 0.82% 10
Camas 69.49% 410 18.64% 110 1.02% 6 3.90% 23 5.59% 33 1.36% 8
Canyon 64.88% 47,222 23.20% 16,883 1.10% 797 3.82% 2,778 5.79% 4,216 1.17% 889
Caribou 74.96% 2,275 8.93% 271 0.49% 14 2.11% 64 12.26% 372 1.25% 38
Cassia 72.74% 5,949 12.67% 1,036 0.45% 37 2.47% 202 10.43% 853 1.23% 101
Clark 71.73% 203 15.55% 44 0.35% 1 1.41% 4 8.13% 23 2.82% 8
Clearwater 75.03% 2,852 18.52% 704 1.00% 38 2.55% 97 1.89% 72 1.00% 38
Custer 73.61% 1,777 17.69% 427 1.24% 30 2.78% 67 3.40% 82 1.28% 31
Elmore 68.25% 5,816 21.29% 1,814 0.90% 77 3.90% 332 4.41% 376 1.26% 107
Franklin 70.94% 3,901 7.00% 385 0.55% 30 2.13% 117 16.58% 912 2.80% 154
Fremont 71.57% 4,090 11.39% 651 0.35% 20 2.22% 127 13.14% 751 1.32% 76
Gem 75.18% 5,980 15.45% 1,229 0.72% 57 3.03% 241 4.49% 357 1.14% 90
Gooding 72.11% 3,743 17.92% 930 0.58% 30 2.12% 110 5.64% 293 1.64% 85
Idaho 78.23% 6,441 14.53% 1,196 0.63% 52 3.09% 254 2.00% 165 1.52% 125
Jefferson 73.52% 8,436 8.51% 976 0.48% 55 2.39% 274 13.59% 1,560 1.52% 174
Jerome 68.79% 4,644 19.69% 1,329 0.77% 52 3.23% 218 6.21% 419 1.32% 89
Kootenai 67.03% 44,449 24.53% 16,264 1.12% 744 3.93% 2,604 2.35% 1,557 1.05% 692
Latah 39.98% 7,265 44.53% 8,093 2.55% 463 6.59% 1,197 3.83% 696 2.52% 459
Lemhi 73.51% 3,011 17.90% 733 0.76% 31 3.37% 138 3.39% 139 1.07% 44
Lewis 75.60% 1,202 16.98% 270 0.82% 13 3.90% 62 1.07% 17 1.64% 26
Lincoln 67.73% 1,184 20.59% 360 1.03% 18 3.09% 54 5.84% 102 1.71% 30
Madison 56.99% 8,941 7.66% 1,201 0.44% 69 3.90% 612 29.76% 4,669 1.25% 196
Minidoka 71.13% 4,887 16.98% 1,167 0.6% 41 3.01% 207 6.74% 463 1.52% 106
Nez Perce 62.20% 10,699 28.07% 4,828 1.18% 203 5.11% 879 2.05% 352 1.39% 240
Oneida 74.03% 1,531 8.90% 184 0.00% 0 1.79% 37 13.10% 271 2.17% 45
Owyhee 77.76% 3,052 15.06% 591 0.66% 26 2.75% 108 2.75% 108 1.02% 40
Payette 74.55% 6,489 17.31% 1,507 0.68% 59 2.84% 247 3.61% 314 1.01% 88
Power 60.41% 1,666 25.34% 699 0.94% 26 3.34% 92 8.45% 233 1.53% 42
Shoshone 64.39% 3,297 27.03% 1,384 1.05% 54 4.28% 219 1.70% 87 1.54% 79
Teton 43.55% 2,167 43.39% 2,159 1.99% 99 3.70% 184 6.57% 327 0.80% 40
Twin Falls 66.37% 19,828 20.86% 6,233 1.09% 326 3.60% 1,076 6.91% 2,065 1.16% 346
Valley 54.33% 2,906 35.76% 1,913 0.99% 53 4.30% 230 3.63% 194 0.99% 53
Washington 73.69% 3,283 17.42% 776 0.58% 26 3.10% 138 3.93% 175 1.27% 57

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Idaho Election Results 2016 – The New York Times". Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "2016 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  3. ^ "News". Idgop.org. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
  4. ^ "Mar 08, 2016 Presidential Primary Election Results United States - by County". sos.idaho.gov. Idaho Secretary Of State. Retrieved 2016-11-25.
  5. ^ Gr, The; Inquirer (2016-03-10). "Scott Copeland wins Idaho Constitution Party primary". The Grand Inquirer. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
  6. ^ Gr, The; Inquirer (2016-03-02). "Patrick Ockander drops out of Constitution Party presidential race, endorses J.R. Myers and Ted Cruz". The Grand Inquirer. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
  7. ^ "Our final map has Clinton winning with 352 electoral votes. Compare your picks with ours". Los Angeles Times. 2016-11-06. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  8. ^ "Road to 270: CNN's general election map - CNNPolitics.com". Cnn.com. 2016-11-08. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  9. ^ "Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball » 2016 President". Centerforpolitics.org. 2016-11-07. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  10. ^ Todd, Chuck. "NBC's Final Battleground Map Shows Clinton With a Significant Lead". NBC News. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  11. ^ "2016 Election Maps - Battle for White House". RealClearPolitics. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  12. ^ "Electoral Scorecard: Map shifts again in Trump's favor, as Clinton holds edge". Fox News. 2016-11-07. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  13. ^ "The Final 15: The Latest Polls in the Swing States That Will Decide the Election". Abcnews.go.com. 2016-11-07. Retrieved 2016-11-13.

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