2020 United States presidential election in Idaho

The 2020 United States presidential election in Idaho was held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, as part of the 2020 United States presidential election in which all 50 states plus the District of Columbia participated.[2] Idaho voters chose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote, pitting the Republican Party's nominee, incumbent President Donald Trump, and running mate Vice President Mike Pence against Democratic Party nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, and his running mate California Senator Kamala Harris. Idaho has four electoral votes in the Electoral College.[3]

2020 United States presidential election in Idaho

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Turnout81.2% (of registered voters) Increase
  Donald Trump official portrait (cropped).jpg Joe Biden presidential portrait (cropped).jpg
Nominee Donald Trump Joe Biden
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Florida Delaware
Running mate Mike Pence Kamala Harris
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 554,119 287,021
Percentage 63.89% 33.09%

Idaho Presidential Election Results 2020.svg
County results

President before election

Donald Trump
Republican

Elected President

Joe Biden
Democratic

Trump carried Idaho 63.9% to 33.1%, a comfortable margin of 30.8%. Trump's percentage was higher than the 59.2% he received in 2016 due to the lack of third-party voters, namely Evan McMullin of neighboring Utah, but he still performed slightly worse than his 31.8% margin that year. Prior to the election, all news organizations declared Idaho an easy Trump win. Idaho is a famously rock-ribbed GOP stronghold; it has not backed a Democrat since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, and even then Johnson only carried the state by a narrow margin.

Trump carried 41 of the state's 44 counties. Meanwhile, Biden won Blaine County, home to Sun Valley and several other prime ski resorts; Latah County, home to the college town of Moscow; and Teton County, a highly affluent suburb of Teton County, Wyoming. Although he did not carry the state's most populous county, Ada County, home to the rapidly growing state capital Boise, which no Democrat has carried since Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1936 landslide, Biden slightly improved on Barack Obama's 2008 result and lost Ada by less than four points. Biden's result of 46.4% and his margin of loss in the county were the highest and lowest for a Democratic presidential nominee since 1940, when Roosevelt won 49% of the county's vote, consequently losing by less than two points.[citation needed]

Per exit polls by the Associated Press, Trump's strength in Idaho came from white voters, especially those in rural areas, who comprised 91% of the electorate and backed Trump by 64%–32%. Trump also received strong support from Caucasian Protestants, who backed him with 71% of their vote.[4]

Primary electionsEdit

The primary elections were on March 10, 2020.

Republican primaryEdit

Incumbent United States President Donald Trump was challenged by five candidates: businessman and perennial candidate Rocky De La Fuente of California, entrepreneur and investor Bob Ely of Massachusetts, entrepreneur and attorney Matthew Matern of Louisiana, former congressman Joe Walsh of Illinois, and former governor Bill Weld of Massachusetts. Walsh withdrew from the race prior to the primary.

2020 Idaho Republican presidential primary[5][6]
Candidate Votes % Estimated
delegates
Donald Trump 112,373 94.46% 32
Bill Weld 2,486 2.09%
Joe Walsh (withdrawn) 2,341 1.97%
Matthew Matern 647 0.54%
Rocky De La Fuente 637 0.54%
Bob Ely 474 0.40%
Total 118,311 100% 32

Democratic primaryEdit

Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and Tulsi Gabbard were the major declared candidates.[7][8][9]

2020 Idaho Democratic presidential primary[10]
Candidate Votes % Delegates[11]
Joe Biden 53,151 48.92 12
Bernie Sanders 46,114 42.44 8
Elizabeth Warren (withdrawn) 2,878 2.65
Michael Bloomberg (withdrawn) 2,612 2.40
Pete Buttigieg (withdrawn) 1,426 1.31
Tulsi Gabbard 876 0.81
Amy Klobuchar (withdrawn) 774 0.71
Andrew Yang (withdrawn) 310 0.29
Tom Steyer (withdrawn) 112 0.10
Michael Bennet (withdrawn) 91 0.08
John Delaney (withdrawn) 65 0.06
Marianne Williamson (withdrawn) 57 0.05
Cory Booker (withdrawn) 55 0.05
Julian Castro (withdrawn) 49 0.05
Steve Burke 38 0.03
Roque De La Fuente III 22 0.02
Deval Patrick (withdrawn) 19 0.02
Total 108,649 100% 20

General electionEdit

PredictionsEdit

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[12] Safe R November 3, 2020
Inside Elections[13] Safe R November 3, 2020
Sabato's Crystal Ball[14] Safe R November 3, 2020
Politico[15] Safe R November 3, 2020
RCP[16] Safe R November 3, 2020
Niskanen[17] Safe R November 3, 2020
CNN[18] Safe R November 3, 2020
The Economist[19] Safe R November 3, 2020
CBS News[20] Likely R November 3, 2020
270towin[21] Safe R November 3, 2020
ABC News[22] Safe R November 3, 2020
NPR[23] Likely R November 3, 2020
NBC News[24] Safe R November 3, 2020
538[25] Safe R November 3, 2020

PollingEdit

Graphical summaryEdit

Aggregate pollsEdit

Source of poll
aggregation
Dates
administered
Dates
updated
Joe
Biden

Democratic
Donald
Trump

Republican
Other/
Undecided
[a]
Margin
FiveThirtyEight until November 2, 2020 November 3, 2020 38.5% 56.6% 4.9% Trump +18.1

PollsEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Donald
Trump

Republican
Joe
Biden

Democratic
Jo
Jorgensen

Libertarian
Other Undecided
SurveyMonkey/Axios Oct 20 – Nov 2, 2020 909 (LV) ± 4.5% 58%[c] 40% -
SurveyMonkey/Axios Oct 1–28, 2020 1,799 (LV) 58% 40% -
SurveyMonkey/Axios Sep 1–30, 2020 761 (LV) 64% 35% - 1%
Spry Strategies/Women's Liberation Front Aug 29 – Sep 1, 2020 600 (LV) ± 4% 60% 34% - 6%
SurveyMonkey/Axios Aug 1–31, 2020 737 (LV) 58% 40% - 2%
SurveyMonkey/Axios Jul 1–31, 2020 671 (LV) 63% 35% - 2%
SurveyMonkey/Axios Jun 8–30, 2020 266 (LV) 58% 41% - 1%

Electoral slatesEdit

These slates of electors were nominated by each party in order to vote in the Electoral College should their candidate win the state:[26]

Donald Trump and Mike Pence
Republican Party
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
Democratic Party
Jo Jorgensen and Spike Cohen
Libertarian Party
Kanye West and Michelle Tidball
Independent
Brock Pierce and Karla Ballard
Independent
Don Blankenship and William Mohr
Constitution Party
Rocky De La Fuente and Darcy Richardson
Independent
Rod Beck
Raul Labrador
Janice McGeachin
Melinda Smyser
Cherie Buckner-Webb
Maryanne Jordan
Elaine Smith
Mary Lou Reed
Elizabeth Clark
Dan Karlan
Aaron Mason
Cathy Smith
Ryan Andrew Fauvell
Julia Hurst
Adriel Martinez
Megan Shoemaker
Zachary Todd Hanna
Terrel Hill
Christopher Kreighbaum
Ryan Lyden
Brendan Gomez
David Hartigan
Tony Ullrich
Ray Writz
Nick Carannante
Tim Guy
Shawn Satterthwaite
Daryl Yandell

ResultsEdit

2020 United States presidential election in Idaho[27][28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Donald Trump
Mike Pence
554,119 63.84% +4.58
Democratic Joe Biden
Kamala Harris
287,021 33.07% +5.60
Libertarian Jo Jorgensen
Spike Cohen
16,404 1.89% -2.21
Independent Kanye West
Michelle Tidball
3,632 0.42% +0.42
Independent Brock Pierce
Karla Ballard
2,808 0.32% +0.32
Constitution Don Blankenship
William Mohr
1,886 0.22% -0.12
Independent Rocky De La Fuente
Darcy Richardson
1,491 0.17% -0.03
Green Howie Hawkins (write-in)
Angela Walker (write-in)
407 0.05% -1.17
American Solidarity Brian Carroll (write-in)
Amar Patel (write-in)
163 0.02% N/A
Socialism and Liberation Gloria La Riva (write-in)
Sunil Freeman (write-in)
49 0.01% N/A
Independent Jade Simmons (write-in)
Claudeliah Roze (write-in)
21 0.00% N/A
Independent Other
(write-in)
13 0.00% N/A
Total votes 868,014 100.00%

By countyEdit

County Trump (R) Biden (D) Jorgensen (L) West (I) Pierce (I) Blankenship (C) De La Fuente (I) Write-Ins Margins Total votes cast
# % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Ada 130,699 50.33% 120,539 46.41% 5,310 2.04% 1,172 0.45% 875 0.34% 438 0.17% 356 0.14% 311 0.12% 10,160 3.91% 259,700
Adams 1,941 75.06% 591 22.85% 34 1.31% 5 0.19% 6 0.23% 6 0.23% 3 0.12% 0 0.00% 1,350 52.20% 2,586
Bannock 23,331 58.94% 14,682 37.09% 947 2.39% 205 0.52% 212 0.54% 87 0.22% 89 0.22% 34 0.09% 8,649 21.85% 39,587
Bear Lake 2,914 87.88% 350 10.55% 25 0.75% 11 0.33% 3 0.09% 8 0.24% 4 0.12% 1 0.03% 2,564 77.32% 3,316
Benewah 3,878 77.95% 977 19.64% 58 1.17% 28 0.56% 17 0.34% 9 0.18% 6 0.12% 2 0.04% 2,901 58.31% 4,975
Bingham 15,295 76.49% 4,124 20.62% 307 1.54% 100 0.50% 65 0.33% 56 0.28% 49 0.25% 0 0.00% 11,171 55.87% 19,996
Blaine 4,032 30.34% 8,919 67.12% 168 1.26% 53 0.40% 36 0.27% 47 0.35% 34 0.26% 0 0.00% -4,887 -36.77% 13,289
Boise 3,485 72.27% 1,204 24.97% 67 1.39% 30 0.62% 15 0.31% 12 0.25% 7 0.15% 2 0.04% 2,281 47.30% 4,822
Bonner 18,369 67.16% 8,310 30.38% 401 1.47% 102 0.37% 60 0.22% 56 0.20% 37 0.14% 17 0.06% 10,059 36.78% 27,352
Bonneville 37,805 69.97% 14,254 26.38% 1,288 2.38% 259 0.48% 186 0.34% 113 0.21% 90 0.17% 39 0.07% 23,551 43.59% 54,034
Boundary 4,937 78.15% 1,220 19.31% 82 1.30% 15 0.24% 16 0.25% 29 0.46% 14 0.22% 4 0.06% 3,717 58.84% 6,317
Butte 1,202 84.95% 188 13.29% 11 0.78% 5 0.35% 2 0.14% 5 0.35% 2 0.14% 0 0.00% 1,014 71.66% 1,415
Camas 507 67.24% 149 19.76% 7 0.93% 3 0.40% 3 0.40% 83 11.01% 2 0.27% 0 0.00% 358 47.48% 754
Canyon 61,759 68.27% 25,881 28.61% 1,696 1.87% 342 0.38% 305 0.34% 197 0.22% 230 0.25% 47 0.05% 35,878 39.66% 90,457
Caribou 2,906 85.07% 431 12.62% 41 1.20% 10 0.29% 12 0.35% 11 0.32% 5 0.15% 0 0.00% 2,475 72.45% 3,416
Cassia 7,907 82.09% 1,464 15.20% 121 1.26% 48 0.50% 25 0.26% 38 0.39% 26 0.27% 3 0.03% 6,443 66.89% 9,632
Clark 264 84.89% 41 13.18% 4 1.29% 1 0.32% 1 0.32% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 223 71.70% 311
Clearwater 3,453 78.14% 877 19.85% 47 1.06% 12 0.27% 16 0.36% 9 0.20% 5 0.11% 0 0.00% 2,576 58.29% 4,419
Custer 2,089 76.27% 603 22.02% 17 0.62% 12 0.44% 10 0.37% 6 0.22% 2 0.07% 0 0.00% 1,486 54.25% 2,739
Elmore 7,246 70.95% 2,601 25.47% 225 2.20% 42 0.41% 39 0.38% 18 0.18% 34 0.33% 8 0.08% 4,645 45.48% 10,213
Franklin 5,845 87.71% 657 9.86% 87 1.31% 12 0.18% 28 0.42% 28 0.42% 7 0.11% 0 0.00% 5,188 77.85% 6,664
Fremont 5,548 82.55% 998 14.85% 88 1.31% 31 0.46% 24 0.36% 16 0.24% 14 0.21% 2 0.03% 4,550 67.70% 6,721
Gem 7,951 79.83% 1,803 18.10% 121 1.21% 30 0.30% 24 0.24% 14 0.14% 15 0.15% 2 0.02% 6,148 61.73% 9,960
Gooding 4,659 76.98% 1,256 20.75% 67 1.11% 23 0.38% 16 0.26% 16 0.26% 13 0.21% 2 0.03% 3,403 56.23% 6,052
Idaho 7,826 81.44% 1,561 16.24% 118 1.23% 23 0.24% 35 0.36% 25 0.26% 14 0.15% 8 0.08% 6,265 65.19% 9,610
Jefferson 12,099 85.32% 1,661 11.71% 252 1.78% 44 0.31% 41 0.29% 50 0.35% 26 0.18% 7 0.05% 10,438 73.61% 14,180
Jerome 5,734 73.37% 1,893 24.22% 100 1.28% 35 0.45% 23 0.29% 17 0.22% 10 0.13% 3 0.04% 3,841 49.15% 7,815
Kootenai 62,837 70.20% 24,312 27.16% 1,594 1.78% 268 0.30% 195 0.22% 144 0.16% 117 0.13% 44 0.05% 38,525 43.04% 89,511
Latah 9,472 45.96% 10,236 49.67% 608 2.95% 125 0.61% 54 0.26% 38 0.18% 37 0.18% 40 0.19% -764 -3.71% 20,610
Lemhi 3,592 75.80% 1,032 21.78% 78 1.65% 10 0.21% 11 0.23% 7 0.15% 8 0.17% 1 0.02% 2,560 54.02% 4,739
Lewis 1,489 79.63% 349 18.66% 16 0.86% 3 0.16% 4 0.21% 7 0.37% 2 0.11% 0 0.00% 1,140 60.96% 1,870
Lincoln 1,469 75.68% 414 21.33% 21 1.08% 14 0.72% 12 0.62% 6 0.31% 4 0.21% 1 0.05% 1,055 54.35% 1,941
Madison 13,559 79.12% 2,666 15.56% 644 3.76% 75 0.44% 64 0.37% 65 0.38% 39 0.23% 25 0.15% 10,893 63.56% 17,137
Minidoka 6,265 78.38% 1,550 19.39% 87 1.09% 43 0.54% 19 0.24% 11 0.14% 18 0.23% 0 0.00% 4,715 58.99% 7,993
Nez Perce 13,738 65.47% 6,686 31.86% 296 1.41% 105 0.50% 67 0.32% 39 0.19% 36 0.17% 18 0.09% 7,052 33.60% 20,985
Oneida 2,148 87.60% 249 10.15% 27 1.10% 10 0.41% 6 0.24% 9 0.37% 2 0.08% 1 0.04% 1,899 77.45% 2,452
Owyhee 3,819 80.52% 816 17.20% 57 1.20% 12 0.25% 15 0.32% 14 0.30% 9 0.19% 1 0.02% 3,003 63.31% 4,743
Payette 8,862 78.47% 2,161 19.14% 166 1.47% 33 0.29% 35 0.31% 22 0.19% 14 0.12% 0 0.00% 6,701 59.34% 11,293
Power 2,116 68.79% 865 28.12% 41 1.33% 14 0.46% 15 0.49% 13 0.42% 10 0.33% 2 0.07% 1,251 40.67% 3,076
Shoshone 4,216 69.70% 1,693 27.99% 71 1.17% 23 0.38% 22 0.36% 14 0.23% 10 0.17% 0 0.00% 2,523 41.71% 6,049
Teton 2,858 44.92% 3,318 52.15% 109 1.71% 39 0.61% 17 0.27% 1 0.02% 5 0.08% 15 0.24% -460 -7.23% 6,362
Twin Falls 25,897 70.93% 9,391 25.72% 770 2.11% 159 0.44% 131 0.36% 82 0.22% 71 0.19% 11 0.03% 16,506 45.21% 36,512
Valley 3,947 55.88% 2,976 42.14% 73 1.03% 30 0.42% 21 0.30% 7 0.10% 9 0.13% 0 0.00% 971 13.75% 7,063
Washington 4,154 77.70% 1,073 20.07% 57 1.07% 16 0.30% 25 0.47% 13 0.24% 6 0.11% 2 0.04% 3,081 57.63% 5,346
Totals 554,119 63.84% 287,021 33.07% 16,404 1.89% 3,632 0.42% 2,808 0.32% 1,886 0.22% 1,491 0.17% 653 0.08% 267,098 30.77% 868,014

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Counties that flipped from Republican to DemocraticEdit

By congressional districtEdit

Trump won both congressional districts.

District Trump Biden Representative
1st 67.1% 30.1% Russ Fulcher
2nd 60.1% 36.6% Mike Simpson

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Calculated by taking the difference of 100% and all other candidates combined.
  2. ^ Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear
  3. ^ Overlapping sample with the previous SurveyMonkey/Axios poll, but more information available regarding sample size

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2020 General Election". State of Idaho Elections Department. Retrieved November 27, 2020.
  2. ^ Kelly, Ben (August 13, 2018). "US elections key dates: When are the 2018 midterms and the 2020 presidential campaign?". The Independent. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
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  4. ^ "Idaho Voter Surveys: How Different Groups Voted". The New York Times. November 3, 2020. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved November 9, 2020.
  5. ^ "Official Election Results". Secretary of State of Idaho. June 2, 2020. Retrieved November 28, 2020.
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  7. ^ Taylor, Kate (February 9, 2019). "Elizabeth Warren Formally Announces 2020 Presidential Bid in Lawrence, Mass". The New York Times. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  8. ^ Zhou, Li (January 21, 2019). "Kamala Harris announces her historic 2020 presidential campaign". Vox. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
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  11. ^ "2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions: Idaho Democrat". The Green Papers. Retrieved July 4, 2020.
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  17. ^ 2020 Bitecofer Model Electoral College Predictions Archived April 23, 2020, at the Wayback Machine, Niskanen Center, March 24, 2020, retrieved: April 19, 2020.
  18. ^ David Chalian; Terence Burlij. "Road to 270: CNN's debut Electoral College map for 2020". CNN. Retrieved June 16, 2020.
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  21. ^ "2020 Presidential Election Interactive Map". 270 to Win.
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  23. ^ "2020 Electoral Map Ratings: Trump Slides, Biden Advantage Expands Over 270 Votes". NPR.org. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
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  25. ^ "2020 Election Forecast". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  26. ^ "Idaho Certificate of Ascertainment" (PDF). State of Idaho. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
  27. ^ "2020 General Election Candidate List". Idaho Secretary of State. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
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  29. ^ "2020 General Election Results". Idaho Secretary of State. November 3, 2020. Retrieved January 21, 2021.

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