United States presidential election in New Jersey, 2016

United States presidential election in New Jersey, 2016

November 8, 2016
Turnout 68%

 
Nominee Hillary Clinton Donald Trump
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York New York
Running mate Tim Kaine Mike Pence
Electoral vote 14 0
Popular vote 2,148,278 1,601,933
Percentage 55.45% 41.35%

County Results

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Donald Trump
Republican

The 2016 United States presidential election in New Jersey was won by Hillary Clinton on November 8, 2016, with 55.5% of the vote over Donald Trump's 41.35%. New Jersey's 14 electoral votes were assigned to Clinton and her Vice Presidential running mate Tim Kaine.

Primary elections

New Jersey's presidential primaries were on June 7, 2016, with the Democratic, Republican, and Libertarian parties participating.[1] Registered members of each party could only vote in their party's primary, while voters who were unaffiliated could choose any one primary in which to vote.

Democratic primary

Two candidates appeared on the Democratic presidential primary ballot:[2]

New Jersey Democratic primary, June 7, 2016
Candidate Popular vote Estimated delegates
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Hillary Clinton 566,247 63.32% 79 12 91
Bernie Sanders 328,058 36.68% 47 2 49
Uncommitted N/A 0 0 0
Total 894,305 100% 126 16 142
Source: The Green Papers, New Jersey Democratic Primary Official Results - New Jersey Department of State

Republican primary

Three candidates appeared on the Republican presidential primary ballot:[2]

New Jersey Republican primary, June 7, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage Actual delegate count
Bound Unbound Total
Donald Trump 360,212 80.41% 51 0 51
John Kasich (withdrawn) 59,866 13.36% 0 0 0
Ted Cruz (withdrawn) 27,874 6.22% 0 0 0
Unprojected delegates: 0 0 0
Total: 447,952 100.00% 51 0 51
Source: The Green Papers

General election

Candidate ballot access:[3]

Results

United States presidential election in New Jersey, 2016[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Hillary Clinton 2,148,278 55.45%
Republican Donald Trump 1,601,933 41.35%
Libertarian Gary Johnson 72,477 1.87%
Green Jill Stein 37,772 0.98%
Constitution Darrell Castle 6,161 0.16%
Socialist Workers Alyson Kennedy 2,156 0.06%
American Delta Party Rocky De La Fuente 1,838 0.05%
Workers World Monica Moorehead 1,749 0.05%
Socialism and Liberation Gloria La Riva 1,682 0.04%
Majority 546,345 14.10%
Turnout 3,874,046

Results by county

County Clinton votes Clinton % Trump votes Trump % Other votes Other %
Atlantic60,92451.0%52,69044.1%5,8024.9%
Bergen231,21154.2%175,52941.1%19,8274.6%
Burlington121,72554.2%89,27239.7%13,6176.0%
Camden146,71763.4%72,63131.4%12,1315.2%
Cape May18,75037.5%28,44657.0%2,7435.5%
Cumberland27,77150.4%24,45344.4%2,8405.2%
Essex240,83776.2%63,17620.0%12,0983.8%
Gloucester66,87046.9%67,54447.4%8,2035.7%
Hudson163,91773.2%49,04321.9%10,9094.9%
Hunterdon28,89839.7%38,71253.2%5,0997.0%
Mercer104,77565.6%46,19328.9%8,7705.5%
Middlesex193,04458.0%122,95337.0%16,5185.0%
Monmouth137,18142.3%166,72351.5%20,0146.2%
Morris115,24944.9%126,07149.1%15,1975.9%
Ocean87,15031.1%179,07963.9%14,1805.0%
Passaic116,75958.8%72,90236.7%8,8164.4%
Salem11,90439.6%16,38154.4%1,7996.0%
Somerset85,68953.4%65,50540.8%9,3515.8%
Sussex24,21232.0%46,65861.8%4,6766.2%
Union147,41466.4%68,11430.7%6,4472.9%
Warren17,28134.3%29,85859.2%2,0974.3%

By congressional district

Clinton won 7 of 12 congressional districts.[5]

District Trump Clinton Representative
1st 36% 61% Donald Norcross
2nd 51% 46% Frank LoBiondo
3rd 51% 45% Tom MacArthur
4th 56% 41% Chris Smith
5th 49% 48% Scott Garrett
Josh Gottheimer
6th 41% 56% Frank Pallone, Jr.
7th 48% 49% Leonard Lance
8th 22% 76% Albio Sires
9th 33% 64% Bill Pascrell
10th 13% 85% Donald M. Payne Jr.
11th 49% 48% Rodney Frelinghuysen
12th 32% 65% Bonnie Watson Coleman

Analysis

Hillary Clinton 55.5% of the vote was 2.9 percentage points less Barack Obama's win in the state in 2012. This was the first time since 1976 that New Jersey did not vote for the same candidate as neighboring Pennsylvania.

See also

References

  1. Green papers for 2016 primaries (D) (R). Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  2. 1 2 "Official List / Candidates for President / For PRIMARY ELECTION 06/07/2016 Election" (PDF). NJ.gov. April 14, 2016. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
  3. "Official List Candidates for President For GENERAL ELECTION 11/08/2016 Election" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State - Division of Elections. August 12, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2016.
  4. "Official List Candidates for President For GENERAL ELECTION 11/08/2016 Election" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State - Division of Elections. December 6, 2016. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  5. "Presidential Results by Congressional District, 2000-2008 – Swing State Project". www.swingstateproject.com. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
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