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United States presidential election in Georgia, 2016

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

United States presidential election in Georgia, 2016

← 2012 November 8, 2016 2020 →
Turnout 76.53% 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 16 0
Popular vote 2,089,104 1,877,963
Percentage 51.05% 45.89%

Georgia 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.

On March 1, 2016, in the presidential primaries, voters expressed their preferences for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees. Trump won the Republican primary by a wide margin, and Clinton captured an easy victory in the Democratic primary. The Green Party presidential primary happened on June 4.

Donald Trump won the election in Georgia by 5.16%, a lower margin compared to Mitt Romney's 7.82% in 2012, but also from John McCain's 5.20% in 2008. Hillary Clinton received 45.9% of the vote, which made Georgia one of the eleven states where Hillary Clinton improved on Barack Obama's performance in 2012.[1] This improvement occurred largely because the Atlanta metropolitan area shifted strongly Democratic compared to the previous presidential election, with Hillary Clinton being the first Democrat to win Henry County since 1980, and the first Democrat to win Gwinnett County and Cobb County since 1976, when Georgia native Jimmy Carter won all of the state's counties. The state of Georgia has been won by the Republican nominee in every election since 1996.

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BackgroundEdit

The incumbent President of the United States, Barack Obama, a Democrat and former U.S. Senator from 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,[2][3] 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.[4] Although Barack Obama's approval rating in the RealClearPolitics poll tracking average remained between 40 and 50 percent for most of his second term, it has experienced a surge in early 2016 and reached its highest point since 2012 during June of that year.[5][6] Analyst Nate Cohn has noted that a strong approval rating for Barack Obama would equate to a strong performance for the Democratic candidate, and vice versa.[7]

Following his second term, President Barack Obama was 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 terms expiring on January 20, 2017, the electorate was asked to elect a new president, the 45th president and 48th vice president of the United States, respectively.

Primary electionsEdit

Democratic primaryEdit

 
Results of the Democratic primary by county.
  Hillary Clinton
  Bernie Sanders

Four candidates appeared on the ballot:


e • d Democratic Party's presidential nominating process in Georgia, 2016
– Summary of results –
Candidate Popular vote Estimated delegates
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Hillary Clinton 545,674 71.30% 73 11 84
Bernie Sanders 215,797 28.20% 29 0 29
Martin O'Malley (withdrawn) 2,129 0.28%
Michael Alan Steinberg 1,766 0.23%
Uncommitted N/A 0 4 4
Total 765,366 100% 102 15 117
Source: The Green Papers

Republican primaryEdit

Georgia Republican primary, 2016
 
← 2012 March 1, 2016 (2016-03-01) 2020 →

       
Candidate Donald Trump Marco Rubio Ted Cruz
Home state New York Florida Texas
Delegate count 42 16 18

     
Candidate Ben Carson John Kasich
Home state Maryland Ohio
Delegate count 0 0

 
Georgia results by county
  Donald Trump
  Marco Rubio

The 76 Republican delegates from Georgia were allocated in this way. There were 42 delegates allocated by congressional district; if a candidate received a majority of votes or they were the only candidate to receive at least 20% of the vote in a congressional district, they would receive the districts 3 delegates. If not, the candidate who won the plurality of the vote in a congressional district would receive 2 delegates and the second-place finisher in the district would receive 1 delegate. There were also 34 at-large delegates; if a candidate got a majority of the vote or they were the only candidate to get the mandatory threshold to receive any delegates (begins at 20%, if no one gets at least 20%, then 15%, if no one gets 15%, then 10%), they would get all of the state's at-large delegates. If not, the delegates would be allocated proportionally among the candidates receiving at least the mandatory threshold.[9]

Georgia Republican primary, March 1, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage Actual delegate count
Bound Unbound Total
  Donald Trump 502,994 38.81% 42 0 42
Marco Rubio 316,836 24.45% 16 0 16
Ted Cruz 305,847 23.60% 18 0 18
Ben Carson 80,723 6.23% 0 0 0
John Kasich 72,508 5.59% 0 0 0
Jeb Bush (withdrawn) 7,686 0.59% 0 0 0
Rand Paul (withdrawn) 2,910 0.22% 0 0 0
Mike Huckabee (withdrawn) 2,625 0.20% 0 0 0
Chris Christie (withdrawn) 1,486 0.11% 0 0 0
Carly Fiorina (withdrawn) 1,146 0.09% 0 0 0
Rick Santorum (withdrawn) 539 0.04% 0 0 0
Lindsey Graham (withdrawn) 428 0.03% 0 0 0
George Pataki (withdrawn) 236 0.02% 0 0 0
Unprojected delegates: 0 0 0
Total: 1,295,964 100.00% 76 0 76
Source: The Green Papers

Green conventionEdit

On June 4, the Georgia Green Party held its state convention and presidential preference vote.[10]

Georgia Green Party Convention, June 4, 2016.
Candidate Votes Percentage National delegates
Jill Stein - - 3
William Kreml - - 1
Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry - - -
Kent Mesplay - - -
Darryl Cherney - - -
Total - - 4

General electionEdit

PollingEdit

State-wide resultsEdit

United States presidential election in Georgia, 2016
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Donald Trump Mike Pence 2,089,104 51.05% 16
Democratic Hillary Clinton Tim Kaine 1,877,963 45.89% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson William Weld 125,306 3.06% 0
Totals 4,092,373 100.00% 16
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

Results by countyEdit

County Trump# Trump% Clinton# Clinton% Johnson# Johnson% Total
Appling 5,494 78.43% 1,434 20.47% 77 1.10% 7,005
Atkinson 1,878 71.95% 697 26.70% 35 1.34% 2,610
Bacon 3,364 83.70% 608 15.13% 47 1.17% 4,019
Baker 775 53.82% 650 45.14% 15 1.04% 1,440
Baldwin 7,697 47.85% 7,970 49.55% 419 2.60% 16,086
Banks 6,134 88.26% 684 9.84% 132 1.90% 6,950
Barrow 21,108 73.21% 6,580 22.82% 1,143 3.96% 28,831
Bartow 29,911 76.10% 8,212 20.89% 1,183 3.01% 39,306
Ben Hill 3,739 63.04% 2,101 35.42% 91 1.53% 5,931
Berrien 5,422 82.35% 1,047 15.90% 115 1.75% 6,584
Bibb 24,043 38.61% 36,787 59.07% 1,447 2.32% 62,277
Bleckley 3,719 75.24% 1,101 22.27% 123 2.49% 4,943
Brantley 5,567 88.48% 619 9.84% 106 1.68% 6,292
Brooks 3,701 58.58% 2,528 40.01% 89 1.41% 6,318
Bryan 10,529 69.80% 4,014 26.61% 542 3.59% 15,085
Bulloch 15,097 59.79% 9,261 36.68% 890 3.53% 25,248
Burke 4,491 48.03% 4,731 50.59% 129 1.38% 9,351
Butts 6,717 70.88% 2,566 27.08% 194 2.05% 9,477
Calhoun 830 40.99% 1,179 58.22% 16 0.79% 2,025
Camden 12,310 65.24% 5,930 31.43% 629 3.33% 18,869
Candler 2,664 70.79% 1,026 27.27% 73 1.94% 3,763
Carroll 30,029 68.50% 12,464 28.43% 1,346 3.07% 43,839
Catoosa 20,876 78.69% 4,771 17.98% 881 3.32% 26,528
Charlton 2,951 73.61% 1,004 25.04% 54 1.35% 4,009
Chatham 45,688 40.98% 62,290 55.87% 3,503 3.14% 111,481
Chattahoochee 751 54.03% 594 42.73% 45 3.24% 1,390
Chattooga 6,462 78.31% 1,613 19.55% 177 2.14% 8,252
Cherokee 80,649 72.73% 25,231 22.75% 5,015 4.52% 110,895
Clarke 12,717 28.68% 29,603 66.77% 2,019 4.55% 44,339
Clay 566 44.53% 697 54.84% 8 0.63% 1,271
Clayton 12,645 13.67% 78,220 84.55% 1,647 1.78% 92,512
Clinch 1,727 70.58% 686 28.03% 34 1.39% 2,447
Cobb 152,912 46.69% 160,121 48.89% 14,466 4.42% 327,499
Coffee 9,588 68.90% 4,094 29.42% 233 1.67% 13,915
Colquitt 9,898 72.77% 3,463 25.46% 240 1.76% 13,601
Columbia 43,085 67.07% 18,887 29.40% 2,270 3.53% 64,242
Cook 4,176 69.13% 1,753 29.02% 112 1.85% 6,041
Coweta 42,533 69.33% 16,583 27.03% 2,235 3.64% 61,351
Crawford 3,635 70.42% 1,421 27.53% 106 2.05% 5,162
Crisp 4,549 60.56% 2,837 37.77% 126 1.68% 7,512
Dade 5,051 80.92% 965 15.46% 226 3.62% 6,242
Dawson 9,900 84.59% 1,448 12.37% 356 3.04% 11,704
Decatur 6,020 58.62% 4,124 40.16% 126 1.23% 10,270
DeKalb 51,468 16.47% 251,370 80.44% 9,666 3.09% 312,504
Dodge 5,021 71.75% 1,839 26.28% 138 1.97% 6,998
Dooly 1,951 50.56% 1,872 48.51% 36 0.93% 3,859
Dougherty 10,232 30.08% 23,311 68.53% 475 1.40% 34,018
Douglas 24,817 43.22% 31,005 54.00% 1,594 2.78% 57,416
Early 2,552 53.33% 2,168 45.31% 65 1.36% 4,785
Echols 1,007 85.63% 156 13.27% 13 1.11% 1,176
Effingham 17,874 76.37% 4,853 20.73% 679 2.90% 23,406
Elbert 5,292 66.40% 2,539 31.86% 139 1.74% 7,970
Emanuel 5,335 68.01% 2,435 31.04% 75 0.96% 7,845
Evans 2,404 66.74% 1,130 31.37% 68 1.89% 3,602
Fannin 9,632 81.79% 1,923 16.33% 222 1.89% 11,777
Fayette 35,048 57.99% 23,284 38.53% 2,103 3.48% 60,435
Floyd 24,114 70.19% 9,159 26.66% 1,084 3.16% 34,357
Forsyth 69,851 71.71% 23,462 24.09% 4,091 4.20% 97,404
Franklin 7,054 83.24% 1,243 14.67% 177 2.09% 8,474
Fulton 117,783 27.35% 297,051 68.99% 15,765 3.66% 430,599
Gilmer 10,477 82.27% 1,965 15.43% 293 2.30% 12,735
Glascock 1,235 88.85% 138 9.93% 17 1.22% 1,390
Glynn 21,512 63.06% 11,775 34.52% 825 2.42% 34,112
Gordon 15,191 80.47% 3,181 16.85% 507 2.69% 18,879
Grady 6,053 65.79% 3,013 32.75% 135 1.47% 9,201
Greene 5,490 62.10% 3,199 36.19% 151 1.71% 8,840
Gwinnett 146,989 45.14% 166,153 51.02% 12,494 3.84% 325,636
Habersham 13,190 81.75% 2,483 15.39% 461 2.86% 16,134
Hall 51,733 73.67% 16,180 23.04% 2,307 3.29% 70,220
Hancock 843 23.55% 2,701 75.45% 36 1.01% 3,580
Haralson 9,585 84.64% 1,475 13.03% 264 2.33% 11,324
Harris 11,936 72.78% 4,086 24.91% 379 2.31% 16,401
Hart 7,286 72.28% 2,585 25.64% 209 2.07% 10,080
Heard 3,370 80.12% 743 17.67% 93 2.21% 4,206
Henry 45,724 46.52% 50,057 50.93% 2,505 2.55% 98,286
Houston 35,430 59.30% 22,553 37.75% 1,761 2.95% 59,744
Irwin 2,716 74.11% 891 24.31% 58 1.58% 3,665
Jackson 21,784 80.36% 4,491 16.57% 834 3.08% 27,109
Jasper 4,360 72.39% 1,544 25.64% 119 1.98% 6,023
Jeff Davis 4,104 80.61% 901 17.70% 86 1.69% 5,091
Jefferson 3,063 44.05% 3,821 54.95% 70 1.01% 6,954
Jenkins 1,895 62.09% 1,123 36.80% 34 1.11% 3,052
Johnson 2,519 68.41% 1,136 30.85% 27 0.73% 3,682
Jones 8,305 66.30% 3,961 31.62% 260 2.08% 12,526
Lamar 5,190 68.42% 2,270 29.92% 126 1.66% 7,586
Lanier 1,984 69.30% 806 28.15% 73 2.55% 2,863
Laurens 12,411 63.72% 6,752 34.67% 313 1.61% 19,476
Lee 10,646 75.42% 3,170 22.46% 299 2.12% 14,115
Liberty 6,134 38.06% 9,556 59.29% 427 2.65% 16,117
Lincoln 2,759 67.26% 1,273 31.03% 70 1.71% 4,102
Long 2,626 63.78% 1,360 33.03% 131 3.18% 4,117
Lowndes 21,635 57.50% 15,064 40.03% 929 2.47% 37,628
Lumpkin 9,619 77.99% 2,220 18.00% 495 4.01% 12,334
Macon 1,540 35.92% 2,705 63.10% 42 0.98% 4,287
Madison 9,201 76.97% 2,425 20.29% 328 2.74% 11,954
Marion 1,921 60.35% 1,213 38.11% 49 1.54% 3,183
McDuffie 5,432 58.61% 3,699 39.91% 137 1.48% 9,268
McIntosh 3,487 59.07% 2,303 39.01% 113 1.91% 5,903
Meriwether 5,222 56.82% 3,804 41.39% 165 1.80% 9,191
Miller 1,891 74.33% 623 24.49% 30 1.18% 2,544
Mitchell 4,279 54.41% 3,493 44.41% 93 1.18% 7,865
Monroe 8,832 69.61% 3,571 28.15% 284 2.24% 12,687
Montgomery 2,670 74.96% 847 23.78% 45 1.26% 3,562
Morgan 6,559 69.48% 2,663 28.21% 218 2.31% 9,440
Murray 10,341 83.23% 1,800 14.49% 283 2.28% 12,424
Muscogee 26,976 39.29% 39,851 58.04% 1,831 2.67% 68,658
Newton 20,913 47.74% 21,943 50.09% 947 2.16% 43,803
Oconee 13,425 67.36% 5,581 28.00% 925 4.64% 19,931
Oglethorpe 4,625 69.50% 1,831 27.51% 199 2.99% 6,655
Paulding 44,662 69.09% 18,025 27.88% 1,954 3.02% 64,641
Peach 5,413 50.48% 5,100 47.56% 211 1.97% 10,724
Pickens 11,651 83.32% 1,979 14.15% 354 2.53% 13,984
Pierce 6,302 86.35% 903 12.37% 93 1.27% 7,298
Pike 7,278 83.84% 1,240 14.28% 163 1.88% 8,681
Polk 11,014 77.73% 2,867 20.23% 289 2.04% 14,170
Pulaski 2,437 67.71% 1,104 30.68% 58 1.61% 3,599
Putnam 6,544 69.09% 2,758 29.12% 170 1.79% 9,472
Quitman 575 55.08% 461 44.16% 8 0.77% 1,044
Rabun 6,287 79.08% 1,444 18.16% 219 2.75% 7,950
Randolph 1,271 43.87% 1,598 55.16% 28 0.97% 2,897
Richmond 24,461 32.58% 48,814 65.01% 1,811 2.41% 75,086
Rockdale 13,478 35.79% 23,255 61.76% 923 2.45% 37,656
Schley 1,472 77.11% 401 21.01% 36 1.89% 1,909
Screven 3,305 57.99% 2,300 40.36% 94 1.65% 5,699
Seminole 2,345 65.47% 1,189 33.19% 48 1.34% 3,582
Spalding 15,646 61.12% 9,357 36.55% 597 2.33% 25,600
Stephens 7,686 78.70% 1,837 18.81% 243 2.49% 9,766
Stewart 805 39.17% 1,222 59.46% 28 1.36% 2,055
Sumter 5,276 48.08% 5,520 50.30% 178 1.62% 10,974
Talbot 1,196 36.87% 2,002 61.71% 46 1.42% 3,244
Taliaferro 349 38.91% 545 60.76% 3 0.33% 897
Tattnall 5,096 74.01% 1,681 24.41% 109 1.58% 6,886
Taylor 2,064 60.62% 1,296 38.06% 45 1.32% 3,405
Telfair 2,450 64.56% 1,313 34.60% 32 0.84% 3,795
Terrell 1,874 44.82% 2,267 54.22% 40 0.96% 4,181
Thomas 11,228 59.92% 7,142 38.12% 368 1.96% 18,738
Tift 9,584 67.61% 4,347 30.67% 244 1.72% 14,175
Toombs 6,615 72.60% 2,338 25.66% 158 1.73% 9,111
Towns 5,383 79.88% 1,210 17.96% 146 2.17% 6,739
Treutlen 1,809 66.93% 862 31.89% 32 1.18% 2,703
Troup 15,750 60.52% 9,713 37.32% 561 2.16% 26,024
Turner 2,095 61.73% 1,246 36.71% 53 1.56% 3,394
Twiggs 2,035 50.17% 1,971 48.59% 50 1.23% 4,056
Union 9,852 81.80% 1,963 16.30% 229 1.90% 12,044
Upson 7,292 66.69% 3,475 31.78% 167 1.53% 10,934
Walker 18,950 79.10% 4,215 17.59% 791 3.30% 23,956
Walton 31,125 76.91% 8,292 20.49% 1,055 2.61% 40,472
Ware 8,513 70.01% 3,440 28.29% 206 1.69% 12,159
Warren 991 42.48% 1,314 56.32% 28 1.20% 2,333
Washington 4,149 49.12% 4,200 49.72% 98 1.16% 8,447
Wayne 8,153 78.50% 2,041 19.65% 192 1.85% 10,386
Webster 630 56.45% 473 42.38% 13 1.16% 1,116
Wheeler 1,421 67.60% 646 30.73% 35 1.67% 2,102
White 9,761 82.84% 1,674 14.21% 348 2.95% 11,783
Whitfield 21,537 70.85% 7,937 26.11% 924 3.04% 30,398
Wilcox 2,096 70.50% 852 28.66% 25 0.84% 2,973
Wilkes 2,572 57.45% 1,848 41.28% 57 1.27% 4,477
Wilkinson 2,333 54.53% 1,894 44.27% 51 1.19% 4,278
Worth 6,152 74.30% 2,020 24.40% 108 1.30% 8,280

By congressional districtEdit

Trump won 10 of 14 congressional districts.[11]

District Trump Clinton Representative
1st 56% 41% Buddy Carter
2nd 43% 55% Sanford Bishop
3rd 64% 33% Lynn Westmoreland
Drew Ferguson
4th 22% 75% Hank Johnson
5th 12% 85% John Lewis
6th 48% 47% Tom Price
7th 51% 45% Rob Woodall
8th 63% 34% Austin Scott
9th 78% 19% Doug Collins
10th 61% 36% Jody Hice
11th 60% 35% Barry Loudermilk
12th 57% 41% Rick W. Allen
13th 27% 71% David Scott
14th 75% 22% Tom Graves

Counties that swung from Democratic to RepublicanEdit

Counties that swung from Republican to DemocraticEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Georgia Election Results 2016 – The New York Times". Retrieved November 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ "United States House of Representatives floor summary for Jan 8, 2009". Clerk.house.gov. Retrieved January 30, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Federal elections 2008" (PDF). Federal Election Commission. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  4. ^ "President Map". The New York Times. November 29, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Election Other – President Obama Job Approval". RealClearPolitics. Retrieved December 24, 2015. 
  6. ^ Byrnes, Jesse (2016-06-15). "Poll: Obama approval rating highest since 2012". TheHill. Retrieved 2016-06-19. 
  7. ^ Cohn, Nate (2015-01-19). "What a Rise in Obama's Approval Rating Means for 2016". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-06-19. 
  8. ^ "Joe Biden Decides Not to Enter Presidential Race". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Georgia Republican Delegation 2016". www.thegreenpapers.com. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  10. ^ "An Open Letter to Greens in Georgia: Ballot Access can be had in 2016". Georgia Green Party. April 16, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2016. [permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Presidential Results by Congressional District, 2000-2008 – Swing State Project". www.swingstateproject.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018. 

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